Mid Suffolk and Babergh District Councils are happy to review possible geocache placements on their parks and open spaces. The location of the land the Councils manage can be found on the Council website https://www.midsuffolk.gov.uk.
Would everyone who wishes to place a geocache on Mid Suffolk Council land please email firstname.lastname@example.org to seek approval prior to placement. Each possible placement must include a description of the cache location, Ordnance Survey grid reference / GPS Coordinates and a description of the container.
Mid Suffolk and Babergh District Councils will then review the location and may grant permission for placement.
Conditions of Permission
All geocaches must meet the GAGB's conditions of hiding (https://gagb.org.uk/geocache-
If the location is designated as a Local Nature Reserve or open space we reserve the right to consult any Friends Groups that may help manage the site and have an opinion. As a result of this consultation we reserve the right to refuse permission to site a geocache
Ensure the cache container is clearly marked, stating that the content is harmless and giving the placer’s e-mail address or other contact method. Only items that would be deemed safe and acceptable for an unaccompanied child to find should be placed in the cache
No cache may be placed in such a way as to risk damage or disturbance to any Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) or Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM)
No items of food or drink of any kind should be placed in the cache
No lighters, matches or flammable objects should be placed in the cache
Caches must not be buried and holes must not be dug in order to place a cache.
Caches must not be hidden in animal holes or runs
Trees, plants, fences, walls and other features should never be damaged when placing or seeking a cache
Maintenance of the cache is the responsibility of the placer
When leaving the cache site, after finding or hiding a cache, there must be no visual sign of disturbance
All byelaws (where applicable) must be obeyed
Failure to follow these guidelines may result in permission being withdrawn and your geocache location being removed from the hosting website
Mid Suffolk and Babergh District Councils reserve the right to refuse permission or to remove geocaches at any time.
17th Jan 2020.
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