[Photo: Friends of Waterlow Park]
Holy smokes! The wise leaders of Camden Council have decided to abolish their barbecue ban for a year’s trial period.
Alas, this doesn’t apply to Regents Park, Primrose Hill, Hampstead Heath or Kenwood Park (these are operated by different agencies) but you can grill all the meat and halloumi you want in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Cantelows Gardens, Waterlow Park and 65 other green spaces.
More rules! Only portable, reusable charcoal barbecues are allowed, while disposable and gas barbecues both remain forbidden.
In the interests of balance, you should also know that egg-headed Masterchef brawler Gregg Wallace thinks barbecuing in parks is stupid. Be quiet Gregg.