BRITS, who are traveling to some of the most beautiful spots in the country for the Easter long weekend, have been warned of a mistake that could cost them dearly.
Anyone planning a visit to the New Forest in Hampshire or some of Devon’s stunning beaches have been asked to pack a lunchtime picnic.
Because barbecuing is forbidden – and anyone who lights it will get in trouble.
New Forest officials say disposable barbecues are responsible for a fire in nearby Wareham Forest that burned for two weeks.
Lizards and duds were burned and 500 acres of forest were damaged.
“One careless act could adversely affect the environment for decades to come,” they said.
“The New Forest is a grill and fire zone.
“Barbecues, including disposable grills, campfires, or fires of any kind are not permitted in parking lots or other areas.”
Visitors who see diners cooking their dinner over an open fire are urged to call a 24/7 hotline to report the sighting.
Meanwhile, Bradford’s Moorland has been under a ban since 2019, making it illegal to light a BBQ, set off firecrackers, light bonfires or light Chinese lanterns.
The contract is to be extended by three years.
In devonianBarbecuing is prohibited in Dawlish Warren, Crownhill Bay, Wonwell, Mothecome, Lannacombe and East Portlemouth beaches.
Anyone caught with a BBQ or glass bottle between Herne Bay and Whitstable in Kent will also be fined.
and extensive plans for a BBQ ban in Brighton and Hove comes into force on July 1st.
The city’s Green Council voted to ban single-use barbecues from beaches, parks and public spaces.
Critics have branded the program “stupid” and blasted councilors as “spoilsports”.
One day tripper said: “To ban them outright is completely stupid.
Another said: “More silly ideas from a Greens-led council taking all the fun out of Brighton. It’s Killjoy advice.
“Brighton has always been about fun and a place that is tolerant and welcoming to all. Barbecue bans are just silly.”
But not everyone agreed – one resident argued: “This is the best news I’ve heard in years.
More silly ideas from a council bent on taking all the fun out of Brighton
“Smoke and stench from stinking barbecues spoil the peaceful enjoyment of others.”
The government is Grübeln plans to ban disposable grills altogether.
Last month, Waitrose and Aldi both announced they would no longer be stocking the kit ever after Home Office data showed that around four percent of accidental fires are cricket-related.
The weekend is fixed particularly beautiful, That means many Brits will be going outside to cook.
But anyone going out with friends and family there will probably be a grueling journey ahead, whether by road, rail or plane.
Those determined to take the car should leave tonight rather than tomorrow, experts say.
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