The desire for outdoor cooking continues to rise, so Redditch Borough Council and Bromsgrove District Council Parks Department have issued a restriction statement. This Statement is issued in order to guide and advise officers and members of the public and how the Parks Officer are to approach and deal with particular situations.
The overall position to be applied is that NO BARBECUES are to be allowed in or on the Parks or Open Spaces with the exception of events organised by the Parks Department or Events Team with professional caterers.
Should an Officer come upon a Barbecue which is already lit and food is cooking thereon but the Barbecue is not causing damage or a nuisance, the persons involved are to be instructed to end the process as soon as possible and officer to make a log of occurrence.
In all instances the persons involved MUST be advised to remove/dispose of the burning coals/residue in a responsible manner and not to leave/deposit them in the surrounding bushes or on the grass and only in rubbish bins when they are completely extinguished and cold to the touch.