This was Barn Hill Open Space yesterday after an apparent fire. Luckily the grass had been cut recently otherwise it could have been more serious. 50 yards away a family had lit a barbecue.
It is clear, not withstanding the controversy over parts of parks remaining uncut as part of the Council's meadows policy, that Brent Council needs to step up publicity over the danger of fire and especially a ban on barbecues. At present there is no warning on its website. In addition it should consider asking Veolia to re-deploy some of its staff to patrol parks to enforce the ban.