Burgers Back On Menu At Summer Fair

After Hounslow Council waives barbeque ban for school's fundraiser

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Burgers are back on the menu at William Hogarth's summer fair after Hounslow Council waived its barbeque ban.

A spokesman for the Council told ChiswickW4.com, "Turnham Green is unlike any other park or open space in the borough in that not only are their bylaws protecting the space but other rules outlining how the space can be used.

"In light of this we will be undertaking a review of the current legislation."

He added, “In the meantime although the bylaws say that the lighting of fires is prohibited we can waive this for organised functions and as this is a community - and not commercial – event, we are happy to waive the bylaw on this occasion.”

The primary school had been told that it would not be allowed to have a barbeque at its Hawaiian themed fair on Turnham Green because residents had complained about the smell.

One of the fair's organisers Eileen Atkinson said, "We have had a BBQ at the same site for over six years and it is the main money earner for school, in fact last year it was approved by John Laing [who manage the site]."

Ms Atkinson said that she had been told by John Laing that Turnham Green councillors Samantha Davies and Adrian Lee had threatened the company with legal action if they did not enforce the rule.

The fair is now set to go ahead complete with barbeque on Saturday 19th June on Turnham Green.

June 8, 2010