In principle, Luton Council no objection to granting permission to place geocaches in their parks and open spaces. A list of their parks and open spaces is available on the council web site.
The following details should be supplied to Luton Council in advance of placing the geocache in the location :
Specific location (GPS coordinates), a text description of location
Size and content of the container
Contact details of the geocache placer
Luton Council would have to agree to a full indemnity statement with the geocache placer before the permission of the geocache was granted. The geocache placer accepts full liability for any incident etc that arises from the geocache box. No geocaches must be placed without permission.
In the past, Luton Council have had a couple of proposals right next to play areas. This goes against Luton council and Geocaching.com guidelines ( no placements next to schools, colleges or play areas ). Luton Council would rather they were not in such locations and ideally in a large parks, as the small ones tend to be used by local people so have little or no car parking facilities.
Email your contact details to us and include the co-ordinates of the geocache, its name, its type and a description to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 a family 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 being removed from the hosting website
29th Jan 2020.
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