Retail giant criticised for continuing to sell disposable barbecues in New Forest
GOOD JOB JACK
I think my Liberal Democrat colleague over in Pennington, Jack Davies, is doing a good job by drawing attention to this Co-Op store in the New Forest that's continuing to sell disposable barbecues.
There is a complete ban on using temporary barbecues anywhere in the New Forest. Nearly all retailers have willingly agreed not to sell them. The risk of fires is only two real. The Fire Service had to deal with two incidents just yesterday. New Forest Rangers are often having to extinguish this items which are being left behind by people using them illegally.
Of all retailers, I am surprised that the Co-Op haven't seen the sense in supporting this campaign to stop our New Forest from catching fire. Normally the Co-Op are right out front in demonstrating social responsibility.
I can only think that this is just down to the poor judgement of a single Shop Manager. I hope that the publicity will prompt a re-think. It's bad for the Co-Op and potentially a disaster for the New Forest.
ONE of Britain's biggest retailers has been criticised for continuing to sell disposable barbecues in the New Forest – despite the risk of wildfires.
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