Byelaws For Good Rule and Government

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Byelaws For Good Rule and Government

BYELAWS FOR GOOD RULE AND GOVERNMENT

Byelaws made under section 235 of the Local Government Act 1972 by the Council of Rother District for the good rule and government of the District of Rother and for the prevention and suppression of nuisances.

USE OF MOTORCYCLES AND OTHER VEHICLES

Interpretation

  1. In this byelaw:

    "public pleasure ground" includes any pleasure ground or open space to which the Council's pleasure ground byelaws may apply, as indicated in the schedule to such byelaws;

    "open land" means any land, whether enclosed or not, which is used as an amenity or for purposes of recreation or lies waste or unoccupied.

Use of Motorcycles, etc.

  1. No person shall ride, drive or operate a motor bicycle or other mechanically propelled vehicle not intended or adapted for use on roads other than a vehicle constructed or adapted for the conveyance of an invalid on any open land within the District from which the public is not excluded, including footpaths and bridleways, not being land forming part of a road or public pleasure ground or housing amenity green.

    Provided that this byelaw shall not apply to any person taking part in a rally, trial, race or any other event held on any open land in pursuance of an agreement with the council or landowner.

PRESERVATION OF ROAD MARGINS

Interpretation

  1. In these byelaws:

    "the Council" means the Council of Rother District

    "carriageway", "highway" and "trunk road" have the same meaning as in the Highways Act 1980.

Extent

  1. These byelaws apply to any road margin which is:

    i) adjacent to the carriageway of a highway, other than to the carriageway of a trunk road vested in the Secretary of State;

    ii) laid or sown with grass or planted with trees, shrubs or plants, and mown or otherwise maintained in an ornamental condition by the Council, and

    iii) indicated to be a margin to which these byelaws apply by means of a notice conspicuously displayed on or near the said margin by the Council.

Riding on Road Margins

  1. No person shall without lawful authority ride or lead any horse, or cause any horse to be ridden or led upon any road margin to which these byelaws apply.

Vehicles

  1. No person shall, without lawful authority, drive or place a vehicle (other than a heavy commercial vehicle as defined by section 36A of the Road Traffic Act 1972) or cause such a vehicle to be driven or placed upon any road margin to which this byelaw applies.

SKATEBOARDING, ETC

The following byelaws were revoked and replaced with effect from 5th November 1999 by the byelaws for skateboarding made August 1999 - q.v.

NOISE IN STREETS AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES

  1. No person in a street or other public place shall, after being requested to desist by a constable, or by any person annoyed or disturbed, or by any person acting on his behalf:

    a) by shouting or singing;

    b) by playing on a musical instrument; or

    c) by operating or permitting to be operated any radio, gramophone, amplifier, tape recorder or similar instrument

    cause or permit to be made any noise which is so loud or so continuous or repeated as to give reasonable cause for annoyance to other persons in the neighbourhood.
  2. This byelaw shall not apply to properly conducted religious services or to any person holding or taking part in any entertainment held with the consent of the Council.

SHOOTING GALLERIES, ETC

  1. No person shall in any street or public place, or on any land adjoining or near to any street or public place, keep or manage or cause to be kept or managed, a shooting gallery, swing-board, roundabout, or any other construction of a like character, so as to cause obstruction or danger to the traffic in such street or public place.

DANGEROUS GAMES NEAR STREETS

  1. No person shall on any land adjoining a street play any game in a manner likely to cause obstruction to any traffic or to cause danger to any person in such a street.

TOUTING

  1. No person shall in any street or public place for the purpose of selling or advertising any article or obtaining custom tout or importune to the annoyance or obstruction of passengers.

FIREWORKS, ETC, IN PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT

  1. No person shall, with intent to cause annoyance or inconvenience to any person in any place of entertainment to which the public are admitted with or without the payment of money, while the public are on the premises, throw or set of any firework, stink-bomb or similar article, or squirt, spray or otherwise throw or scatter any offensive liquid, powder or substance in any such place as aforesaid.

INTERFERENCE WITH ROAD WARNING LAMPS

  1. No person shall in any street, to the obstruction annoyance or danger of the residents or passengers, without lawful authority move or tamper with any lamp, reflector or other apparatus used for giving warning of, or lighting, any obstruction, excavation or other danger.

INTERFERENCE WITH LIFE SAVING APPLIANCES

  1. Except in case of emergency no person shall remove, displace or otherwise interfere with any life saving appliances placed by the Council or other competent authority in any street or public place.

TOBOGGANING

  1. No person shall in any street or public place coast downhill upon any toboggan or sledge or upon any wheeled trolley or similar vehicle, to the danger of any other person in such street or public place.

URINATING, ETC

  1. No person shall urinate or defecate in any public place.

PENALTY

  1. Any person offending against any of these byelaws shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale.

REVOCATION

  1. 1) The byelaws relating to Good Rule and Government of the Borough of Bexhill which were made by the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Bexhill on the 11th May 1903 and were confirmed by Secretary of the Home Department on 23rd June 1903 are hereby revoked.

    2) The byelaws relating to Good Rule and Government of the Borough of Bexhill which were made by the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Bexhill on the 20th November 1911 and were confirmed by Secretary of the Home Department on 3rd January 1912 are hereby revoked.

    3) The byelaws relating to Good Rule and Government of the Borough of Bexhill which were made by the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Bexhill on the 19th December 1927 and were confirmed by Secretary of the Home Department on 20th February 1928 are hereby revoked.

    4) The byelaws relating to Good Rule and Government of the Borough of Bexhill which were made by the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Bexhill on the 13th November 1949 and were confirmed by Secretary of the Home Department on 23rd January 1950 are hereby revoked.

    5) The byelaws relating to Good Rule and Government of the Borough of Bexhill which were made by the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Bexhill on the 26th September 1951 and were confirmed by Secretary of the Home Department on 14th November 1951 are hereby revoked.

    6) The byelaws relating to Good Rule and Government of the Borough of Bexhill which were made by the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Bexhill on the 24th March 1954 and were confirmed by Secretary of the Home Department on 10th May 1954 are hereby revoked.

    7) The byelaws relating to Good Rule and Government of the Borough of Rye which were made by the Corporation of Rye on the 16th November 1903 and were confirmed by Secretary of the Home Department on 31st December 1903 are hereby revoked.

    8) The byelaws relating to Good Rule and Government of the Borough of Rye which were made by the Borough of Rye on the 24th October 1955 and were confirmed by Secretary of the Home Department on or before 1st March 1956 are hereby revoked.

    9) The byelaws relating to Good Rule and Government of the Rother District Council area which were made by Rother District Council on the 31st August 1978 and were confirmed by the Home Office on 26th October 1978 are hereby revoked.
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