Islington Lifts Barbecue Ban

By tiredoflondon Last edited 81 months ago
Islington Lifts Barbecue Ban

In a move almost certain to herald the start of a long, soggy summer in North London, Islington Council has revoked a ban on barbecues in public places.

The decision will see 'No barbecue' signs torn down across the borough and residents set free to burn charcoal in green spaces, as long as it is done in a responsible manner, appropriate stands are used to prevent unnecessary charring of  grass, and water is used to cool disposable barbeques down before placing them in public bins.

It's great news for those who can't afford a flat with a garden, but still like to enjoy a burnt sausage with friends. Let's just hope everyone sticks to the responsible barbecuing guidelines, so we can continue to enjoy al fresco cooking in Caledonian Park, Highbury Fields, or any of the borough's other beautiful parks and gardens.

Picture by psyxjaw via the Londonist Flickr pool.

Last Updated 31 May 2011