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Consultation on introducing a new barbecue byelaw on Highbury Fields

This consultation has ended

Start date 07 February 2019
End date 07 March 2019

Thanks to everyone who responded to the council’s consultation on the introduction of a new barbecue byelaw on Highbury Fields. Based on the feedback received and the results of the consultation, the council has decided to proceed with its application for a byelaw to help better manage barbecue use at Highbury Fields.

As a reminder, the council proposes to introduce a byelaw on the use of barbecues in Highbury Fields, which both protects the freedom of people who want to barbecue, and takes local concerns into account.

Should the barbecue byelaw be adopted:

  • Barbecues, including disposable barbecues, will continue to be allowed in Highbury Fields, but only in a marked barbecue area on the west side of the field closest to Highbury & Islington station
  • In order to better manage the situation, all barbecues will also have to be extinguished by 9pm
  • The council will continue to ask anyone having a barbecue to follow all safety advice and act responsibly in the best interests of others and the park. This includes advice on how to avoid damaging the grass and how to safely dispose of used barbecues
  • The council’s authorised officers will have the power to extinguish, seize or dispose of any barbecue or related paraphernalia in Highbury Fields, and to remove any person breaking any part of the byelaw

A copy of the consultation report is attached.

We have submitted our papers to the Secretary of State and are awaiting provisional approval for the Council to make a new byelaw. Once received, I will update you further

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