Brit caught filling up paddling pool with public tap in park during heatwave

A BRAZEN Brit has been caught filling up a paddling pool with a public tap in the middle of a park.

The Londoner was snapped with his inflatable in St George’s Square, Pimlico, south London on Tuesday.

A Brit was caught filling up his pool in a public park

A Brit was caught filling up his pool in a public parkCredit: Twitter

It comes as hosepipe bans have been enforced across the country affecting millions as water companies scramble to save supplies.

Brits in certain areas are forbidden from using hosepipes to water gardens or clean cars, and ornamental ponds and private swimming pools must remain empty.

But this bold sunseeker ignored all rules to top up his pool – before a less than impressed resident complained.

One man tweeted Westminster City Council: “What is WCC policy on unattended swimming pools in public green spaces using water from council water taps?

“Is this a safety risk in St George’s Square?

“Trees and wildlife are now under threat due to water shortages. What are the priorities?”

The council responded: “the water is for the shrubs and plants only.

“We’d not advocate filling up pools or any other receptacle in our green spaces, especially in a heatwave. We hope this helps.”

It comes as an amber weather warning of extreme heat in place since yesterday until Sunday.

Today the country basked in glorious 30C weather as the country overtook holiday destination Hamilton, Bermuda, which sent the mercury to 29C on Wednesday.

Yet thermometers could peak at 36C in some areas on Saturday – so weather and fire experts are being cautious of the wildfire risk.

But river flows and groundwater levels could even remain low for the next three months, the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology warned.

Mr Petagna from the Met Office said that rain could be on the horizon early next week.

He said: “There are signs that we could get some rain next week, but details at the moment are uncertain.

“What we really need is a few weeks of light rain to soak into the ground.

“Thunderstorms are more likely to cause some flooding issues because the ground is hard the water can’t sink in.”