Ham Common Nature Reserve has always been a popular site in Poole but over the last few months, increased footfall has unfortunately seen an increase in the amount of fires and BBQs, as well as staggering amounts of litter around the nature reserve.
It is illegal to light campfires or BBQs on any heathland site. On Ham Common, the ban includes the lakeside, the heathland and the beach, with clear signage posted across the site.
This year, the Urban Heaths Partnership have collaborated on a campaign to spread the word that it is illegal to burn BBQs on the heath, and that 'BBQs Burn More Than Bangers!'
The BCP Heath Wardens are out on Ham Common every day, clearing the litter, engaging people and recording fires, but you can help too by not barbecuing on our heathlands. Instead, pack a picnic and take your litter home.