How to stay safe and help protect the countryside
The wildfires on Saddleworth Moor and Holme Moss have made national news but there have also been a number of smaller incidents locally which if uncontrolled can become a risk to life and property as well as damaging wildlife in the area.
Residents are being reminded to take care when out and about in parks and countryside around Calderdale and West Yorkshire. Due to the recent spell of warm, dry weather there is currently a higher risk of wildfire spreading across the UK countryside, and on moorland in particular.
In order to stay safe and help protect the countryside, residents and visitors should be aware of the following rules when visiting rural and moorland areas:
- Do not discard cigarettes in the countryside; dispose of smoking materials properly and make sure they are completely extinguished
- Clear away bottles, glasses and any broken…
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