A request for a voluntary code of conduct to be introduced to stop disposable barbecues being used in the Lake District is to be considered by the national park authority tomorrow.
Keswick councillor Tony Lywood and authority member says retailers should be encouraged to remove the items, which he says are environmentally damaging and a fire hazard.
Mr Lywood says they also present a litter and refuse problem, as they are often too hot to be disposed of properly, posing a threat to wildlife, dogs and children.
“We cannot have an outright ban as it is not within our powers, but we can suggest a ‘code of conduct’,” he said.
“Disposable barbecues provide a cheap and easy fun evening, but the environmental costs and the fire risks are just too great.”