Stroud District Council is usging residents not to burn bonfires or play loud music through open windows during the coronavirus outbreak.

A post on the council's Facebook page appeals to people's better nature.

It said:

"Please consider your neighbours

"At this time, when many people are dealing with unfamiliar, stressful and sometimes frightening circumstances, could we please request that everyone considers the impact of their actions on their neighbours?

"While this might seem like an opportunity to prune the garden, please don’t burn the waste as that could create additional problems for people already potentially dealing with breathing difficulties.

"Similarly, opening your windows and playing music at high volumes might make you feel better, but it will just make everyone else’s life less tolerable.

"Please, think about other people, be kind and keep your activities reasonable."