The Department of Environment,Climate and Communications has rescinded the ban on burning countrywide, and advised us to return to the operation of normal procedures at Local Authority level under the new exemption in place until January 2023, to permit the control of burning by the agricultural community under specified conditions.
Persons wishing to carry out controlled burning of vegetation in Westmeath, should now contact the Environment section of Westmeath County Council to seek permission in the normal way.
For further advice on this matter, our contacts are:
Post: Westmeath County Council, Environment Department, Áras an Chontae, Mount Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, N91 FH4N.
Telephone: (044) 933 2166