With the expected heatwave at the weekend, Litter Free Dorset has been asking shops, supermarkets and petrol stations across Dorset to support the ‘BBQs Burn More Than Bangers’ campaign.
After just two weeks, 18 stores have shown support for a BBQ-free New Forest by withdrawing disposable BBQs from sale.
With warnings in place not to have barbecues or fires in high fire risk areas of the county, Dorset Council is seeking agreement to look at measures prohibiting or controlling the use of disposable barbecues and other fire-related activities.
Following multiple fires that have had to be put out in recent weeks, the New Forest National Park Authority is calling on retailers across the Forest to remove disposable barbecues from sale and for a continued ban on fires and barbecues in the open countryside of the National Park.
Disposable barbecues are illegal on heathland. You should only light fires or barbecues in designated areas or in your own garden.