‘BBQs Burn More Than Bangers’ is a 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 been working together to 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.