Barbecues to be BANNED by council which claims they cause global warming as Brits gear up for summer

BEACH BBQs are set to be banned by a council which claim they cause global warming.

Brighton and Hove City Council has come under fire over the controversial proposal to stop holidaymakers and residents enjoying using the grilling stations in all beaches, parks and open spaces.

The Green Party-run authority says disposable barbecues are partly to blame for the world’s rising CO2 levels.

It says the move is part of the direction for action on climate change with the aim of making the seaside resort carbon neutral by 2030.

But the plans have been condemned by residents and tourists alike who have accused the Green-run council of being “the worst type of woke” and trying to kill the summer tourism trade.

One said: “The insanity on banning BBQs is just unbelievable. This will make zero difference.

“Getting industry in the city to dim the lights in all office blocks in any city for an hour will save more carbon than all the BBQs in the UK combined.”

Another said: “Yet more barmy ideas from a Green-led Council that is hell bent on bankrupting the city before it gets thrown out."

A Brighton resident said: “A BBQ ban is a step too far. Brighton has always been about fun and a place that is tolerant and welcoming to everyone.”

Another resident said it was a “punitive” step against those who lived in bedsits and flats and had no outside space.

“The sensible method would be to have designated areas for those that want a BBQ to have one If this was about actual carbon emissions then a far quicker and more effective measure would be to ban all domestic solid fuel burners.”

Another said: “This move is the worst type of woke response to global warming from the Greens. It is knee-jerk and the science does not support their claims.”

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Some residents supported the plans saying too many disposable barbecues are left on the beach and blight the city.

One resident said: “Happy to see beach barbecues being banned. Few things are more annoying when you have a nice spot on the beach and then people near you start a barbecue and the consequent irritating smoke and smell of food.”

Another added: “Best news I've heard in years. Smoke and stench from stinking BBQ's spoil other peoples peaceful enjoyment and hope the ban will apply to BBQ's in gardens in residential areas as well.”

Every year around 10million holidaymakers and day trippers flock to Brighton and Hove with many enjoying a beer and a barbecue on the beach.

The tourism industry supports more than 20,000 jobs and brings in an estimated £850million to the city.

Brighton and Hove City Council said the proposals were in their very early stages, were part of a raft of new environmental schemes under consideration and would go to a consultation at a later date.

A council spokesman said that only disposable BBQs were being considered under the plans and that some grills are already banned on Brighton's beaches.

They added: “There are some real problems with disposable barbecues that are used once and then thrown away.

“Not only do they end up left as litter on our beautiful seafront, but they have also in the past caused fires in our waste sorting site, and are often a serious hazard when thrown into general waste."



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