BBQ season in the city: do’s and don’ts
We all love a bit of sun and the first thing that often goes through our minds is enjoying a barbeque with friends. Here's some tips to help you plan your BBQ properly.
Everyone wants to make the most out of living in a seaside city, especially when the sun it out, and that can often involve lighting up a barbecue.
It's absolutely fine to buy a disposable BBQ and enjoy some food with your friends on a green spot around the city, just make sure it's in an allocated BBQ zone (see below).
Where to BBQ:
Whether you're barbecuing in public or in the garden of your student accommodation, here's some useful tips to stay safe:
- Make sure you’re in a BBQ zone
- Find a place away from fire risks such as hedges
- Ensure you have a secure and level base
- Use a BBQ that comes with a stand
- Keep children, pets and ball games away from the BBQ
- Light the BBQ with recommended lighters, NOT petrol
- If you’re using a gas BBQ and suspect a leak, turn it off immediately
- Cook your food thoroughly
- Bring water with you to carefully put your BBQ out
- Light your BBQ with petrol or any other flammable material that is not specifically recommended
- Leave your BBQ unattended
- Put other rubbish in a BBQ bin (black with red top)
Disposing of your BBQ
- Make sure your BBQ is fully extinguished and cold
- Dispose of it in a black bin with a red top
- Use litter bins nearby for all other rubbish
For further help and information, contact the Council's Community Wardens on: 0800 085 3840 or their Visitor Services on: 023 9282 6722 (9.30am– 5pm daily).
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