Report a bonfire problem

If the fire is dangerous call 999.

To report a nuisance bonfire, contact South Tyneside Council on 0191 427 7000.

What happens after you report a bonfire to the Council

After you have reported a nuisance bonfire to the Council, we will review your report and we may:

  • visit the area
  • write to the offender
  • communicate with local residents

If a bonfire is happening frequently and produces enough smoke to be considered a nuisance we can issue an Abatement Notice. The person responsible for the bonfire can be fined up to £5000 if they do not stick to the notice.

If you live near allotments you may regularly smell smoke. We can speak to allotment owners to establish good practices.