For the past few years I have had reason to complain to my local Council about neighbouring allotments bruning household waste. My Council does not think this is anything to be concerned about, albeit I live in an "Environmental City of the Year", it is illegal to burn household waste, it's eco-unfriendly and potentially dangerous.
Different attitudes and policies are in place with various Councils. From outright bonfire bans to restrictions – the whole spectrum. It would be so much better to unify practices and not have this autocratatic mish-mash depending on ones postcode – just as we have with the NHS. Furthermore I am concerned about how Councils have the power to play trickery on their customers and "fob them off".