Licence to grill - barbecues installed in Cranbrook Country Park
PUBLISHED: 15:57 15 May 2019
Residents can use the permanent barbecues on a first come first served basis, but must clear up their rubbish and dispose of hot ashes responsibly
Cranbrook residents will be able to enjoy al fresco dining in the country park this summer, after the town council installed two permanent barbecues there.
The sturdy steel barbecues, near the veteran trees and the picnic tables, are available for anyone to use on a first come, first served basis.
Users are asked to clear up all rubbish after themselves and dispose of hot ashes responsibly - not putting them into litter bins. They are also asked not to disturb nearby residents with noisy parties, particularly during the longer summer evenings.
People cooking on disposable barbecues are being asked to put them on top of the permanent ones, rather than scorching the ground or the picnic tables.
During the Easter bank holiday weekend there were incidents where open fires were lit in the country park, leading to police and the fire service being called out. In response the town council urged people not to do this, and asked anyone who saw it happening to report it to the police.