Restrictions on lighting fires and barbeques and digging in Parks and Green Spaces

Closed 28 Jun 2021

Opened 7 Jun 2021


Oxford City Council are consulting on whether to introduce restrictions on fire setting and digging, often for the purposes of recovering buried bottles, in some parks and green spaces in the city.

The areas in question include Port Meadow, Burgess Field and Wolvercote Common, Angel and Greyhound Meadow, Rivermead Nature Park and South Park.  

If restrictions are introduced, breaches may result in advice being given, a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100 or a prosecution in the Magistrates Court.

We are keen to hear your views on these matters and thank you for completing the survey.

What happens next

The results of this consultation will be used to determine whether to introduce a Public Spaces Protection Order in some of the parks and green spaces in Oxford.


  • General Public


  • Policy
  • Restrictions
  • Parks and Green Spaces