Disposable BBQs should not be used at Rushcliffe parks and open spaces.
That’s the message from Rushcliffe Borough Council who are urging residents not to increase the risk of littering, damage or fire to public spaces.
Whilst BBQs can be a safe and enjoyable way to cook in summer, they can leave scorch marks, destroy vegetation, add to unwanted waste and even start fires if used irresponsibly and left unattended in public areas.
All disposable BBQs must be fully extinguished and cooled down before disposal.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Deputy Leader Cllr Debbie Mason said: “We’re really keen to ensure our public parks are available for everyone to enjoy, and leaving your disposable BBQ at home means you can play your part and ensure our open spaces are further free from litter and dangers to vegetation and wildlife.
“We know BBQs are a fun way to socialise and we appreciate many families are currently visiting relatives to enjoy this outdoor activity, but we urge you to please leave the disposable BBQ at home.”