BBQ Campaign

BBQs Burn More Than Bangers!

‘BBQs Burn More Than Bangers’ is a new campaign to remind people that BBQs are illegal on heathlands.

The Urban Heath Partnership (UHP), Litter Free Dorset (LFD) and Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) have announced the launch of new the campaign to prevent wildfire. 

Heathlands, unfortunately, are often misused, and incidents of arson – whether deliberate or accidental – are becoming more common. On average, Dorset is subject to 107 heathland and forest wildfires a year, a high proportion of these can be attributed to a heathland barbecue gone wrong.

This campaign aims to raise awareness that it is illegal to barbecue on heathland and instead promote the use of alternative, safe, designated barbecuing destinations.

To find out more about the ‘BBqs Burn More Than Bangers’ campaign visit:

http://www.litterfreedorset.co.uk/current-projects-and-campaigns/bbqs-burn-more-than-bangers/

Litter Free Dorset

Litter Free Dorset (LFD) is made up of a group of local organisations, charities and community groups which all work together to reduce the social, economic and environmental impacts of litter. This is done by trying to stop littering behaviour in the first place through co-producing policy, projects and campaigns.

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The Partnership's aim is to alleviate urban pressures on the Dorset heaths brought about by new residential development in the area.

This is achieved with a combination of wardening, an inclusive education programme, access management and fire risk assessment and heath management.

There are several strands of monitoring to establish baseline data and to gauge success of work and projects. 

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E: urbanheaths@dorsetcc.gov.uk