Having just read the article about the ban on BBQs in public spaces and on the beaches, I felt the need to express both my dismay at this wonderful, pleasurable, short-lived summer activity being curtailed as well as my total disbelief that a few individuals can be so incomprehensibly irresponsible, selfish and actually despicable.

This is unbelievable at any time, but even more so when eating outdoors is one of the enjoyable activities permitted during lockdown.

Having lived in California, with hot, dry summers and high fire risks, people behaved sensibly, allowing safe areas such as beaches to be used throughout the summer months for BBQs.

Who are these stupid British people who ruin the lives of their neighbours and associates through their thoughtlessness and selfishness?

I hope the local authorities will review this ban in the autumn months.