Fire: increased risk this weekend
With the temperatures soaring, it only takes a small spark to start a fire on ground as dry as it is currently, so we're urging that extra caution to be taken.
Prevention is better than cure, especially now when we can ill afford to be putting undue stress on the emergency services.
There has already been an incident earlier this week in Horton County Park, where luckily a member of the public alerted Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and major damage was averted.
We’re asking people emerging from lockdown this weekend not to light fires, not to throw lit cigarette ends out of vehicles and not to discard bottles and shards of glass as they can also spark a fire.
Sky lanterns and disposable barbeques are already banned from our parks and green spaces due their fire risk.
If you see a fire in in one of the parks, nature reserves or other green spaces, report it immediately by calling 999.