Readers have been sharing their thoughts on the sale of disposable barbecues in the Lake District.

A letter asking the Co-op to reconsider their sale of disposable barbecues has been signed by the Lakes Plastic Collective and the British Mountaineering Council.

Former Co-op employee, Hannah Mitchell, who wrote the letter, said: “The response that I have had is that they are reviewing the resupply of those products.

“In the New Forest National Park they have stopped selling them, and the Co-op have also said they are reviewing the resupply of these products in the shops that are within one mile of national parks.

“Credit where credit is due to the Co-op.

“It is a really positive step in the right direction.”

The issue of people littering the Lake District with disposable barbecues is seen as an ongoing struggle by many, including the Lakes Plastic Collective.

Nicola Bolton of the Lakes Plastic Collective, said: “People don’t know how to dispose of them properly.

"Either people don’t care or they don’t read the instructions.”

Incidents of people leaving rubbish in the Lake District have been on the rise during lockdown.

Here’s what you, the readers, had to say.

Nick Pepper said: “Why eat sausages that are charred on the outside and raw in the middle at a beauty spot when you can ruin them perfectly well at home?

“Just take sandwiches and take the litter home.”

David Eyley said: “No problem if people take them away with them.

“But many don’t.

"They’re the problem.”