Many people living in Camden do not have their own gardens and we want as many people as possible to enjoy our parks over the summer. We will only be allowing portable, reusable charcoal barbecues, disposable or gas barbecues will not be allowed.
Full BBQ guidelines and bins for cooled charcoal will be provided in our parks and open spaces where BBQs prove most popular.
From today Camden says it welcomes barbecuing in its parks and open spaces for a trial period of a year.
The move reverses their previous total ban on outdoor barbies.
The council said they want people to be able to enjoy outdoor cooking with their family and friends.
The fire at Camden Market has led to questions about safety. Stallholders are assessing damage but luckily it isn't as bad as in 2008.Read the full story ›
The fire in Camden Market is now under control according to witnesses.
Firefighters were called to Chalk Farm Road at 8pm this evening. No one has been hurt, but hundreds of people have been evacuated from nearby buildings.
"The fire has broken through the roof but smoke has dissipated. No one is involved."
London Fire Brigade say they are working hard to bring the fire under control and that there are no reports of any injuries.They also say the cause of the incident is not known at this stage.
Transport for London wrote on Twitter:
Due to the fire on Chalk Farm Road, Camden High St is closed. All traffic is diverted up Kentish Town Road. Use other routes, expect delays.