Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) reference no
Open Moorlands
Location(s)
Open Moorlands
Public Spaces Protection Order
Oldham Council (''the Council"), having under section 59 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 ("the Act") made the Open Moorlands Public Spaces Protection Order 2019 ("the 2019 Order'') which is due to expire on 31 October 2022 and being satisfied on reasonable grounds that it is necessary to extend the period for which the 2019 Order has effect to prevent occurrence or recurrence after that date of the activities in the 2019 Order, or an increase in the frequency or seriousness of those activities after that time, hereby makes the following Order under sections 59 and 61 of the Act:-

1. The following definitions apply to this Order:

11access land" has the same meaning as contained in section 1 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000;

"firework" means a firework as defined in section 1 of the Fireworks Act 2003;and

"moorland" means land covered by semi-natural upland vegetation.

2. This Order applies to the public places described in the Schedule to this Order which lie within the areas shown edged in black on the plan annexed to this Order ("the Restricted Areas").

3. A person shall be guilty of an offence if, without the prior written consent of the Council, they light a fire of any type or size in the Restricted Areas.

4. A person shall be guilty of an offence if, without the prior written consent of the Council, they are in possession of, or light, a barbecue in the Restricted Areas.

5. A person shall be guilty of an offence if, without the prior written consent of the Council, they are in possession of, or light a firework in the Restricted Areas.

6. A person shall be guilty of an offence if, without the prior written consent of the Council, they light a Chinese lantern or other open flame heat source lantern in the Restricted Areas.

7. The restrictions in Articles 3 to 6 to this Order shall not apply to any police, ambulance or fire service personnel acting in pursuance of statutory powers or duties.

8. Any person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with the requirements of Articles 3 to 6 of this Order commits an offence and




shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

9. This Order shall come into force on 1st November 2022 for a period of three years.
Schedule
Restricted Areas

Those areas of moorland which consist of access land and which lie within the Borough of Oldham up to the contiguous local authority boundaries with High Peak, Tameside, Rochdale and Kirklees Councils and adjacent to the Borough ward boundaries of Shaw and St James.
Map of PSPO
https://www.oldham.gov.uk/downloads/file/7333/open_moorlands_pspo_map_2022