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Reminder to not use disposable BBQs or smoke in Rushcliffe parks and open spaces

Residents are being reminded to not use disposable BBQs at Rushcliffe parks and open spaces in light of continued dry weather conditions. 


Users are also asked to consider not smoking given the increased risk of fire or ensure any cigarettes are fully extinguished before being placed in a litter bin. 


That’s the message from Rushcliffe Borough Council who are urging residents not to increase the risk of littering, damage or fire and protect the public spaces. 

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The authority has a year-round prohibition on bbqs at its sites. 


Whilst they 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. 


Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Communities and Climate Change Cllr Abby Brennan said: “We’re really keen to ensure our public parks are available for everyone to enjoy.


“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 have seen a spate of wild and grassland fires in the County in recent weeks and as we all adapt to climate change we introduced the BBQ ban in 2020 and it continues.


“We know BBQs are a fun way to socialise but we urge you to play your part and protect your local parks and open spaces.” 

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