Rules for use of Putney & Wimbledon Commons tightened further
Fire on Putney Heath on Good Friday
Extra measures have been employed on Wimbledon and Putney Commons after a fire broke out on Putney Heath on Friday (10 April.
The Conservators have reminded smokers to ensure their cigarettes are put out. On their facebook page the Conservators thanked London Fire Brigade for their rapid response and said: "Whilst we are not going to speculate about the cause of the fire, it is a timely reminder to all our visitors to be aware of fire hazards and to remember that no BBQs or other forms of fire are permitted on the Commons. Please take your rubbish home or put it in a bin (glass and litter can be fire hazards) and if you smoke whilst on the Commons, make sure your cigarette is properly extinguished - ideally pick it up and take it home with you."
The rangers on Putney & Wimbledon Commons have spent Easter Sunday morning taping off benches and asking dog walkers to keep dogs on their leads after a party on Putney Common Saturday evening (11 April) and changes to Government guidelines on dog walking.
The latest guidelines now state that dogs should be kept on a lead to ensure 2 metre distance is kept between dog walkers.
Please use the following guidance in order to stay safe:
April 12, 2020