I saw to my disgust this morning when walking my dog down Thorncliffe Lane, that many of the bins left out for collection had been set alight, melting not only the bins themselves and incinerating the contents, but also damaging a number of garages.   I’m not sure if this was the only back lane affected, but just in case this is the start of something, I’d recommend everyone taken their bins in once emptied and put out as late as possible.  One of the piles was still smoking when I walked past at about 8am, so, given the rain overnight, this must have happened in the early hours of Wednesday morning.