by Sharon Ball on 11 October, 2011
With more people turning to open fires and wood burning stoves as the colder months arrive, Bath & North East Somerset Council is advising residents in Bath’s Smoke Control Area to help improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions.
The city of Bath is a designated Smoke Control Area which means that smoky fuels, such as wood and coal, must not be burned in an open fire place.
The first Smoke Control Area – covering the Oldfield Park and Westmoreland wards – was established in 1980 due to a problem with the level of smoke and sulphur dioxide from domestic open fires. A further eight control areas were subsequently introduced over a 14 year period which now cover the whole of the city of Bath, including Combe Down, Odd Down, Lower Swainswick and Bailbrook.
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