Town Council Bans Barbecues From Shaftesbury Open Spaces

Shaftesbury Town Council has backed a ban on disposable barbecues after Dorset Police’s community support officers suggested the measure.

Last night’s council meeting heard that one of the reasons for the restriction was because ash remnants may cause problems for archaeologists. They could cause confusion when carbon-dating finds in the Castle Hill area.

Listen to our report to hear the other reasons for the ban, who opposed it, and which areas will soon be barbecue-free!