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Bonfires a Burning Issue

June 16, 2008

In this day of fuel price rises, pollution and shrinking energy resources, why do we do this? Community bonfires in other parts of the UK are now becoming fewer because of insurance issues and environmental concerns.

There are other ways of celebrating rather than polluting our skies, ruining our roads and endangering our people in the task of guarding, building and igniting these pyres.

Bonfires poison our air. If some other body was to poison the air breathed by our children and vulnerable people, questions would be asked. If others were to ruin the fabric of our city, a criminal damage case would be mounted.

Should we not move on? Let us have our public celebrations in such a fashion as to preserve our precious land for generations to come.

Let us love our land and all its people.

M E Grey

Belfast

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