Public Space Protection Order in place prohibiting the lighting of fires and barbecues

Public Space Protection Order in place prohibiting the lighting of fires and barbecues on land owned by the Council, National Trust and Yorkshire Water. This is in place until October 31st, 2019.

After the fires on the moors at Marsden and elsewhere a protection order has been put in place. This will last for the whole summer. If any of you are planning an organised event where a barbecue will be in place this may be exempt as a risk assessment should have been done for the activity with mitigating circumstances for any possible fire etc.

If you do encounter someone breaking this order is:
You are not obliged to approach the individual/individuals. Only do so if you feel confident you will not receive an adverse reaction. Under NO circumstance put yourself in a position which may put you or those with you in danger.

If you know the individual you can report the incident to the Council giving the time, date and location of the incident. If you can get photographic evidence especially if it identifies the individual all the better. Reports should be passed on to the Enforcement unit at Flint street. Call 01484 221000 to make a report to enforcement.

If you are able to obtain any other information which could identify the individuals all the better. An address, car registration number or such like. Again do not put yourself in a position where your personal safety is in danger.

As an immediate response you could call 911 and report the incident to the police. There may be a PCO in the area that could respond to the incident.
Those found breaking the Order will be liable to a fixed penalty fine for the offence.