Barbeques in Cheltenham's Parks

Cheltenham Borough Council does not consent to barbeques in parks, unless as part of an event that has been through the council’s event application process.

Hot disposable barbeque trays have been responsible for damage to grass, paths and park furniture and have also been known to cause bin fires and even injury (one authority reported that a child suffered a serious burn from a hot disposable tray that had been left unattended).

Also, there can be a fire risk associated with long, dry grass in some green and open spaces.

The council recommends that people cook and prepare their food at home and then take it to the park to enjoy their picnic with their friends and family.