Barbecues in our parks
We generally allow barbecues in our parks and open spaces, but we expect you to be sensible with them. This includes the following advice…
- Do not scorch the grass, ground or picnic tables.
- Do not leave barbecues unattended.
- Do not litter, including the tin tray.
- Do not put the tin tray in the bin when it is still hot.
- Make sure it’s cool when you dispose of it by dowsing it in water. Please bring a bottle of water with you to help with this.
- Do not place your barbecue close to play areas, pitches or roads.
- Do not use any accelerants (petrol, methylated spirits etc) to light a barbecue.
- Dispose of the ash discreetly – we do not want to see it.
- Don’t light a barbecue when we’re in the middle of a dry spell.
- We do not allow barbecues at some of our large events, such as Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park. Please check with event organisers beforehand.
- If the police, fire service or council officers request that you put out your barbecue, we expect park users to follow this instruction.