We have a permanent ban on BBQ’s in all of our parks. Signage is installed at locations where we have seen BBQ’s taking place and we carry out enforcement under our Byelaws relating to Pleasure Grounds, Public Walks and Open Spaces.
This Byelaw has been in place since the mid-seventies so we have not moved to a ban as a result of recent fires.
Residents are reminded to take care not to drop cigarettes or matches on dry grass and to keep a very close eye on home barbecues.
Grass fires can quickly spread and cause serious damage, so if you see grass smouldering, please call 999 immediately.”
Tips on preventing grass fires by London Fire Brigade are as follows:
- Never leave camp fires or barbecues unattended and extinguish them properly after you have finished using them
- Clear away bottles, glasses and any broken glass to avoid them magnifying the sun and starting a fire
- Dispose of smoking materials such as cigarettes safely
- Explain to children the dangers of playing with and lighting fires