Park byelaws

1. In these byelaws "the Council" means the Council of the London Borough of Havering and "the pleasure ground" means each of the pleasure grounds named in the First Schedule hereto.

2. An act necessary to the proper execution of his duty by an officer of the Council, or any act which is necessary tot he proper execution of any contract with the Council, shall not be an offence under these byelaws.

3. Each of the pleasure grounds mentioned in the Second Schedule to these byelaws except the pleasure ground known as Lawns Park shall be opened at 8am, on each day throughout the year and shall be closed a half an hour after sunset on each day throughout the year, except that in the months of June and July they shall be closed at 9.30pm on each day.

The pleasure ground known as Lawns Park shall be opened at 7.30am, on each day throughout the year and shall be closed at 8pm, or half an hour after sunset, whichever shall be the earlier on each day throughout the year.

Provided always that this byelaw shall not be deemed to require the pleasure ground to be opened and closed at the hours hereinbefore prescribed on any day when, in pursuance of any statutory provision in that behalf, the Council close the pleasure ground to the public.

4. On any day on which the pleasure ground is open to the public a person shall not enter it before the time or enter or remain in it after the time appointed in the foregoing byelaw.

5. A person shall not in the pleasure ground without reasonable excuse:

(i) climb any wall or fence in or enclosing the pleasure ground, or any tree, or any barrier, railing, post, or other erection;

(ii) remove or displace any barrier, railing, post, or seat, or any part of any erection or ornament, or any implement provided for use in the laying out or maintenance of the pleasure ground.

6. A person shall not in the pleasure ground light any fire or place, throw or let fall a lighted match or any other thing so as to be likely to cause a fire.

7. A person shall not, except in pursuance of a lawful agreement with the Council, or otherwise in the exercise of any lawful right or privilege, bring or cause to be brought into the pleasure ground any cattle, sheep, goats or pigs, or any beast of draught or burden.

8. A person shall not, except along the bridleways in the pleasure ground known as Bedfords Park or in the exercise of any lawful right or privilege, ride a horse in the pleasure ground.

9. (i) A person shall not, except in the exercise of any lawful right or privilege, bring or cause to be brought into the pleasure ground any barrow, truck, machine or vehicle other than:

    (a) a wheeled bicycle or other similar machine;

    (b) a wheelchair, perambulator or chaise drawn or propelled by hand and used solely for the conveyance of a child or children or an invalid.

Provided that where the Council set apart a space in the pleasure ground for the use of any class of vehicle this byelaw shall not be deemed to prohibit the driving in or to that space by a direct route from the entrance to the pleasure ground of any vehicle of the class for which it is set apart.

A "designated route" means a route in or through the ground which is set aside for a specified purpose, its route and that purpose to be indicated by notices placed in a conspicuous position:

10. No person shall without reasonable excuse ride a cycle in the ground except in any part of the ground where there is a designated route for cycling.

11. A person who brings a vehicle into the pleasure ground shall not wheel or station it over or upon:-

    (i) any flower bed, shrub or plant, or any ground in course of preparation as a flower bed, or for the growth of any tree, shrub or plant;

    (ii) any part of the pleasure ground where the Council by a notice board affixed or set up in some conspicuous position in the pleasure ground prohibits its being wheeled or stationed.

12. A person shall not in the pleasure ground, walk, run, stand, sit or lie upon:-

    (i) any grass, turf, or other place where adequate notice to keep off such grass, turf, or other place is exhibited; provided that such notice shall not apply to more than one-fifth of the area of the pleasure ground;

    (ii) any flower bed, shrub, or plant or any ground in course of preparation as a flower bed, or for the growth of any tree, shrub, or plant.

13. No person shall in the pleasure ground remove or displace any soil or plant.

14. A person shall not, to the danger or annoyance of any other person in the ground, throw or discharge any missile.

15. A person shall not in the pleasure ground:-

    (i) bathe, wade, or wash in any ornamental lake, pond, stream or other water;

    (ii) without reasonable excuse foul or pollute any such water;

Provided that the foregoing byelaw shall not be deemed to prohibit wading in a children's paddling pool.

16. No person shall without lawful excuse or authority in the pleasure ground kill, molest or disturb any animal or fish or engage in hunting, shooting or fishing or the setting of traps or nets or the laying of snares;

Provided that this byelaw shall not be deemed to prohibit any fishing which may be authorised by the Council.

17. A person shall not, except in the exercise of any lawful right or privilege, have in his possession while he is on the ground any firearm unless it is so cover with a security fastened gun cover that it cannot be fired.

In this byelaw, firearm means any lethal barrelled weapon of any description from which any shot, bullet or other thing can be discharged.

This byelaw shall apply to all parts of the land except any part thereof which is a public right of way.

18. No person shall by operating or causing or suffering to be operated any wireless set, gramophone, amplifier or similar instrument or any musical instrument make, cause or suffer to be made any noise which is so loud and so continuous or repeated as to give reasonable cause for annoyance to other persons on the land. Provided that this byelaw shall not apply to any person holding or taking part in a band show or any other entertainment held in the ground in pursuance of an agreement with the Council.

19. Where the Council set apart any such part of the pleasure ground as may be fixed by the Council, and described in a notice board affixed or set up in some conspicuous position in the pleasure ground, for the purpose of any game specified in the notice board, which, by reason of the rules or manner of playing, or for the prevention of damage, danger, or time discomfort to any person in the pleasure ground may necessitate at any time during the continuance of the game., the exclusive use by the player or players of any space in such part of the pleasure ground - a person shall not in any space elsewhere in the pleasure ground play or take part in any game so specified in such a manner as to exclude persons not playing or taking part in the game from use of such a space.

20. A person resorting to the pleasure ground and playing or taking part in any game for which the exclusive use of any space in the pleasure ground has been set apart shall:-

        (i) not play on the space any game other than the game for which it is set apart;

        (ii) in preparing for playing and in playing, use reasonable care to prevent undue interference with the proper use of the pleasure ground by other persons;

        (iii) when the space is already occupied by other players not begin to play thereon without their permission;

        (iv) where the exclusive use of the space has been granted by the Council for the playing of a match, not play on that space later than a quarter of an hour before the time fixed for the beginning of the match unless he is taking part therein.

21. A person shall not in the pleasure ground drive chip or pitch a hard golf ball except on land set aside by the Council as a golf course, golf driving range or putting course.

22. A person shall not in any part of the pleasure ground which may have been set apart by the Council for any game play or take part in any game when the state of the ground or other cause makes it unfit for use and a notice is set up in some conspicuous position prohibiting play in that part of the pleasure ground.

23. A person shall not in the pleasure ground:

        (i) except as hereinafter provided, erect any post, rail, fence, pole, tent, booth, stand, building, or other structure;

provided that this prohibition shall not apply where upon an application to the Council they grant permission to erect any post, rail, fence, pole, tent, booth, stand, building, or other structure upon such occasion and for such purpose as are specified in the application;

        (ii) sell, or offer or expose for sale, or let to hire, or offer to expose for letting to hire, any commodity or article, unless in pursuance of an agreement, with the Council, or otherwise in the exercise of any lawful right or privilege, he is authorised to sell or let to hire in the pleasure ground such commodity or article.

24. (i) No person shall cause any power driven model aircraft to take off or land in the pleasure ground; provided that this byelaw shall not apply to the pleasure ground known as Bedfords Park..

        (ii) Where an area within part of the pleasure ground so set apart for the flying of power-driven model aircraft is designated by the Council as an area from which aircraft may be launched and is described in a notice affixed or set up in some conspicuous position on the ground, a person shall not release such an aircraft for flight, or cause such an aircraft to take off, in any part of the ground other than that area.

        (iii) No person shall (a) in the ground release any power-driven model aircraft for flight or control the flight of such an aircraft; or (b) cause such an aircraft to take off or land in the ground, unless it is attached to a control line and is kept under effective control.

        (iv) In this byelaw the expression "power driven model aircraft" means any model aircraft driven by the combustion of petrol vapour or other combustible substances.

25. A person shall not in the pleasure ground:

        (a) intentionally obstruct any officer of the Council in the proper execution of his duties;

        (b) intentionally obstruct any person carrying out an act which is necessary to the proper execution of any contract with the Council; or

        (c) intentionally obstruct any other person in the proper use of the ground, or behave so as to give reasonable grounds for annoyance to other persons in the ground.

26. A person shall not take part in any public show or performance in the pleasure ground provided that this byelaw shall not apply to any person taking part in a band, show or any other function held in the pleasure ground in pursuance of an agreement with the Council.

27. Every person who shall offend against these byelaws shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the Standard Scale.

28. Any person who shall offend against these byelaws may be removed from the ground by any officer of the Council, or any constable.

29. The byelaws relating to pleasure grounds which were made by the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of the London Borough of Havering acting by the Council on the seventeenth day of July 1968 and were confirmed by the Minister of Health on the twenty-ninth day of November 1968 are hereby repealed.

30. The byelaw relating to pleasure grounds which was made by the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of the London Borough of Havering acting by the Council on the first day of November 1977 and was confirmed by the Secretary and State on the eleventh day of July 1978 is hereby repealed.

31. The byelaws relating to pleasure grounds which were made by the Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Havering acting by the Council on the twenty-sixth day of February 1980 and were confirmed by the Secretary of State on the seventeenth day of July 1980 are hereby repealed.

32. The byelaws relating to pleasure grounds which were made by the London Borough of Havering on the fourth day of April 1990 and confirmed by the Secretary of State for the Home Office as confirming authority on the seventeenth day of December 1990 relating to the following pleasure grounds is hereby revoked: Dagnam Park, Central Park, Paynes Brook Adventure Playgound, St Neots Adventure Playground, Upminster Park, Gaynes Parkway, Hacton Parkway, Suttons Parkway.

 

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