Fylde Council proposes Public Space Protection Order to prohibit BBQ’s and open fires in the borough’s open spaces

Fylde Council proposes Public Space Protection Order to prohibit BBQ’s and open fires in the borough’s open spaces

Fylde Council is considering proposals to seek powers to prohibit BBQ’s and open fires by introducing a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). The council would like your views on the proposal after receiving a number of complaints over the last year or so about damage caused to park furniture and grassed areas as a result of barbeques and outdoor cooking on gas or charcoal fuelled facilities, particularly in and around Fairhaven Lake, the sand dunes and Lytham Green, but also at other locations across the borough.

The complaints have also included nuisance, noise, disturbance and safety risks associated with the use of barbeques and outdoor cooking on gas or charcoal fuelled facilities in public open space.

The consultation is designed to determine the scope, area and impact of BBQ’s and open fires currently in the borough, as well as guide the most appropriate action.

The council currently has no regulations or legislation in place to prohibit the location or provision of barbeques on council owned land.

Chairman of the Tourism and Leisure Committee Councillor Cheryl Little said: “Before introducing a PSPO, the council must consult residents and visitors to Fylde”.

The survey must be completed by Sunday 2nd September 2018 and can be found at www.fylde.gov.uk/consultation

Have your say and let Fylde Council know your views.