Barbecues in parks

As this very hot weather continues, we would urge people not to barbecue in Finsbury Park.

London Fire Brigade has asked all boroughs to spread the message not to BBQ in parks due to a real risk of grass fires in this heat.

Please follow the fire brigade’s tips on preventing grass fires:

  1. Do not use barbecues in parks, grass verges and other public spaces
  2. Never barbecue on a balcony
  3. Clear away bottles, glasses and any broken glass to avoid them magnifying the sun and starting a fire
  4. Dispose of smoking materials such as cigarettes safely
  5. Explain to children the dangers of playing with and lighting fires

 

Thank you,

 

The Friends of Finsbury Park