Visitors to Countryside Sites Urged to Exercise Caution During the Hot Dry Weather
Visitors to Shrewsbury Town Council’s Countryside sites are being urged to exercise caution against using any fires on their sites in the current hot, dry weather.
Staff have discovered damage to the grass and wooden benches at Burrs Field in the town.
Jim Goldsmith, the Town Council’s countryside and greenspace manager, said: “The damage we have seen at Burrs Field is frustrating, but it could have been much worse at our sites where the longer grass could result in a completely different outcome.
“With the hot weather continuing over the next few weeks, I would like to take this opportunity to remind people that no fires or barbecues are permitted on any Town Council land. Disposable barbecues are particularly damaging when placed down on vegetation or wooden furniture.
“The risk of wildfires will be elevated during the prolonged dry spell, especially on our nature reserves, where the vegetation is left to grow longer to promote biodiversity.
“We would like to thank those responsible visitors for working with us and ensuring that there are no unnecessary fire risks to our sites.”
Published: 14 July 2022