Thanks Thanks:  5
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Oxford City Council Parks and Open Spaces

  1. #1
    TheMidge Guest

    Thumbs up Oxford City Council Parks and Open Spaces


    Hi All,

    Iím posting in my official capacity as a manager in Oxford City Parks and Open Spaces. Please note this permission does not include University Parks, allotments and sites owned by Oxford Preservation Trust etc!

    Please would all owners inform me of caches that already exist on our sites so they can be checked.

    For details of our sites please see here: http://www.oxford.gov.uk/PageRender/decLP/Parks_and_open_spaces_occw.htm

    Happy hunting!

    Oxford City Council

    Permission to Cache

    Landowner

    Oxford City Council
    Parks and Open Spaces
    parks@oxford.gov.uk
    website: www.oxford.gov.uk/parks

    Geocacher contact

    James DixonĖ Landscape and Horticulture Manager

    Description
    Geocaches may be placed on Parks and Open Spaces sites in accordance with the following arrangements.


    SITES PERMITTED
    Parks and open spaces cited in appendix of the Oxford City Council byelaws


    SITES NOT PERMITTED
    Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIís) or sensitive managed wildlife sites.

    PLACEMENT PROCESS
    A cacher wishing to place a cache in an Oxford City Council park will first visit the site to see if it is suitable.


    The cacher will then contact Oxford City Council Parks Service to seek permission supplying his/her contact details a digital photo of the location, an 6 figure grid reference and a precise description of the location, or coordinates i.e. height above ground, type of structure, tree (inc species) etc.

    Permission for the proposed cache will be granted or declined by Oxford City Council within 28 days.


    If further information is needed a request will be sent to the cacher.

    NB Only members of geocache.com will be permitted to place caches on Oxford City Council land and therefore proof of membership will be requested by Oxford City Council before a cacher is allowed to place a cache.

    CONDITIONS/REQUIREMENTS
    Once permission has been granted to geocache.com to locate a cache, the following guidelines must be adhered to:


    The cache container will be clearly marked, stating that the content is harmless and giving a contact name and telephone number for the Geocaching Association of Great Britain.
    Only items that would be deemed safe and acceptable for an unaccompanied child to find should be placed in a cache.
    No cache should be placed in such a way as to risk damage or disturbance to any Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM), cultivated flower bed, sports or recreation pitch, European Protected Species or other feature.
    No cache will be placed in such a manner or place so as to result in a breach of the Wildlife and Countryside Act as amended by the Countryside and Rights of Way act 2000.
    No items of food or drink of any kind should be placed in the cache.
    Caches must not be buried. Therefore the location of a cache will not involve disturbance of the soil.
    Caches should not be hidden in animal holes or runs or hollows in trees that may be used as a bat roost
    Caches will not be placed under water or in locations that may be inundated with water.
    Cache containers should not be placed inside a polythene bag.
    Caches must not be sited in locations that require the cacher or finder to climb over a fence or wall.
    No caches should be of a commercial nature, either in location or content.
    Maintenance of the cache is the responsibility of the cacher.
    When leaving the cache site, after hiding or placing a cache, there should be no visual sign of disturbance.
    No lighters, matches or flammable objects should be placed in the cache.
    No cache should be placed in a wall, building, play equipment or other man made structure
    The City County Council accepts no responsibility for caches, which have been lost, stolen, damaged or used to deposit defamatory statements.
    Maintenance of the cache is the responsibility of the person placing the cache.
    No cache must be placed in such a location or manner as to lead to a breach of the Oxford City Council parks byelaws
    Oxford City Council reserves the right to review and change this policy without reference to geocache.com or GAGB.
    Oxford City Council reserves the right to revoke permission and or remove a cache without notice or explanation.
    For reasons of safety and security Oxford City Council forbid the placing of caches between sunset and sunrise.






  2. #2

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Land of the Bear and Ragged Staff!
    Posts
    849

    Default

    geocache.com is not a geocaching site... :

    I have a Geocaching problem...
    Work gets in the way!

    * Cache Walker -Caching by byway, not highway! CacheWalker.co.uk
    Walking and Caching in Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire areas

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Chippenham, Wiltshire
    Posts
    2,143

    Default

    This permission has now been included in the database here.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Land of the Bear and Ragged Staff!
    Posts
    849

    Default

    Sorry, but:
    NB Only members of geocache.com will be permitted to place caches on Oxford City Council land and therefore proof of membership will be requested by Oxford City Council before a cacher is allowed to place a cache.
    Geocache.com is not a Geocaching site...
    How do we prove we are members of a non-geocaching site?



    I have a Geocaching problem...
    Work gets in the way!

    * Cache Walker -Caching by byway, not highway! CacheWalker.co.uk
    Walking and Caching in Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire areas

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Chippenham, Wiltshire
    Posts
    2,143

    Default

    I mailed TheMidge about this when adding the permission to the database.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    42

    Default

    Well done TheMidge, I tried a few years ago (was I that official?) and although I got plenty of interest at the time negotiations seemed to stall, and TBH I gave in .

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •