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Barbecues face ban in Edinburgh parks

posted 7 Jul 2013, 08:34 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 7 Jul 2013, 08:39 ]

Barbecue lovers will be given a grilling and could be banned from Edinburgh’s parks under a major new crackdown against people who light irresponsible al fresco cooking fires.

With sizzling temperatures forecast this weekend, city council wardens will be out patrolling barbecue hotspots across the Capital to monitor and take sanctions against irresponsible chefs.

New park rules mean anyone found barbecuing outwith designated areas will be asked to move within permitted zones. Ultimately the tough new measures - designed to stop fires and grass damage - could lead to persistent flouters being evicted and banned from the city’s green spots for up to 12 months.