Update September 2020 – Oxford City Council banned all bonfires on allotment sites on 18th April 2020. On Cripley Meadow, the ban is now being lifted in stages to avoid complaints about smoke provoking a permanent ban. The Committee will first clear the backlog at the communal burning area, then invite members to bring their stuff there (do not bring anything yet). We will review the possibility of burning on plots in due course. No burning of any kind on plots at the moment.
We have a communal bonfire area by the Association shed (on the north-west corner of the site). We also have an incinerator for members to burn small quantities of suitable waste. Burning on site is governed by the City Council’s policy and our Constitution and Rules (section 6.7.1). The basics are
- Burn only dry material (as damp material creates excessive smoke)
- Don’t have a bonfire when the wind is blowing towards Castle Mill flats
- Never leave a fire unattended until it is fully out.