Is there support for raising funds to build a communal BBQ installation in the park? It might deter some people from ruining the grass with their portable barbies. Also very social.

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Comment by Mary Finnigan on June 14, 2009 at 9:09
Aaah Doug -- that's a negative response. Hope you had your er tongue in your cheek.. I have more faith in human nature -- especially young human nature. If it can work in Aus it can work here. The kids who currently scorch the grass with expensive one-ff BBQs might be persuaded bring their own charcoal -- cheaper and more fun?
Comment by Doug Reid on June 14, 2009 at 8:48
Who would provide the communal charcoal for the Communal Barbie? I can imagine it working in Australia
but here in Bristol there may be fights to jump the queue to cook your sausages It may turn into a bunfight?

Comment by Mary Finnigan on June 13, 2009 at 7:56
I was thibnking along Australian lines where they have big communal barbie installations where several people can cook at the same time. Its very social -- strangers chat to each other as they watch over their sausages -- share marinade recipes etc My partner Chris and I walked through the park the other night, putting up notices for our garage sale and you are right -- there are a lot of burned patches. It looks awful.
Comment by sarah mcmurchie on June 12, 2009 at 19:04
Hi Mary do you literally mean one?
there are often many BBQs at the same time...
how would it work?
see you on the 24th
Best wishes look forward to meeting you
Comment by Mary Finnigan on June 11, 2009 at 9:22
Hi Sarah,
Yes I wil try to come to the meeting on the 24th. I think at least one communal BBQ is becoming a necessity in view of your comment above.
Hope to see you,
Comment by sarah mcmurchie on June 10, 2009 at 20:47
hello Mary
there has been some discussion about setting up a BBQ area- but I think it faltered due to lack of agreement on where to place it and how many would be useful, bearing in mind the fact that st andrews park is quite small- compared to somewhere like the Downs or Ashton Court.
the latest discussion has been on applying a ban on BBQs- although what was clear from last years experience was that the grass recovered amazingly quickly.
but it is looking a complete mess at the moment- I was in the park yesterday evening and lost count of the burn marks.
its all a bit depressing really.
will you be coming to the meeting at the Bowling Club on the 24th of June?
would be interesting to raise it again.
Best wishes Sarah McMurchie

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