Prohibited activities on Council land

North Tyneside Council is committed to ensuring its parks, beaches and other open spaces are enjoyable and safe places for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Some activities may be harmful to wildlife and the environment, cause nuisance to residents and visitors or be considered as anti-social.

That’s the why the Authority has prohibited certain activities on land it owns, controls or manages.

Activities covered by the policy are:

  • The release of balloons and sky lanterns.
  • Camping.
  • Bonfires (unless as part of a professional event authorised by the Council).
  • Unauthorised firepits.
  • The release of fireworks (unless as part of a professional event authorised by the Council).
  • The riding or racing of quadbikes, motorbikes and mopeds.
  • Intrusive metal detecting involving digging on land.
  • Use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones.

Report a prohibited activity online or Tel: 0345 2000 101.

For any queries regarding the use of firepits or use of UAVs or drones in designated wildlife sites, please contact Strategic Property, email: or Tel: (0191) 643 2412.

For further information, please see the Policy of Prohibited Activities Relating to Land Owned, Controlled or Managed by North Tyneside Council, which is attached below.