Peak District National Park Appeal To Supermarkets Over The Use Of Disposable BBQs

The Peak District National Park have urged supermarkets to voluntarily remove disposable BBQs from sale.

Over 170 local, regional and national retailers have been written to by the Peak District.

This comes after the weather hitting highs of 17 degrees this past week.

The warm weather was welcomed by many local residents and returning University students.

Last week, many enjoyed the sun on Endcliffe Park with large amounts of litter left on the grass.

Litter form Endcliffe Park last week

Only a week later and the warm weather has caused damage to a different park with a lot of the land left burnt.

These fires in the Peak District end up reaching remote areas.

Due to this, helicopters have to be used to prevent the fires from spreading any further.

The cost of doing this is greatly damaging.

A spokesperson for the Peak District said: “The devastating impacts from the mis-use of BBQs in the open countryside have already been witnessed in 2021 in several parts of the Peak District National Park.”

Hoses have had to be used to prevent the fires from spreading elsewhere and causing more damage.

Disposable BBQs have been a big selling point this past week.

Therefore, whether any retailers choose to take them off of the shelves remains to be seen.

Some positive news may come from the forecasted decrease in temperature for the next week.

This is forecasted alongside some rainfall which may help reduce the risk of further fires.

A spokesperson of the Peak District has thanked ‘One Stop’ in Hathersage for their prompt action with disposable BBQs taken off the shelves.

This campaign stems from previous ones asking supermarkets to remove disposable BBQs.

The Peak District National Park ask for everyone to be careful using these BBQs as misuse may cause serious damage.

 

Written by Connor Bragger

I am a freelance journalist that is currently studying Journalism at the university of Sheffield. My ambition is to be a broadcast journalist which is why I started a YouTube channel (Bragster) that has around 180 subscribers to become more confident in front of a camera.

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Written by Connor Bragger

I am a freelance journalist that is currently studying Journalism at the university of Sheffield. My ambition is to be a broadcast journalist which is why I started a YouTube channel (Bragster) that has around 180 subscribers to become more confident in front of a camera.
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