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Glebeland Byelaws

DUCKLINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

BYELAWS FOR GLEBELAND PLAYING FIELD

Byelaws made under Section 164 of the Public Health Act 1875 by the Parish Council of Ducklington with respect to the Playing Field known as “Glebeland”, Ducklington
  1. In these Byelaws:“the Council” means the Parish Council of Ducklington
    “the ground” means the playing field known as “Glebeland”.
  2. An act necessary to the proper execution of his duties in the ground by an Officer of the Council, or any act which is necessary to the proper execution of any contract with the Council, shall not be an offence under these byelaws.
  3. A person shall not in the ground without reasonable cause:
    1. climb any wall or fence in or enclosing the ground or any tree or any barrier, railing, post or other erection;
    2. 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 ground.
  4. 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 ground any cattle, sheep, goats, or pigs or any beast of draught or burden.
  5. (i) A person shall not except in the exercise of any lawful right or privilege bring or cause to be brought into the ground any barrow, truck, machine, or vehicle other than –
        1. A wheeled bicycle or other similar machines;
        2. A wheel-chair or perambulator 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 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 ground of any vehicle of the class for which it is set apart.

    (ii) A person shall not except in the exercise of any lawful right or privilege ride any bicycle or other similar machine in any part of the ground.

  6. Where the Council set apart any such part of the ground as may be fixed by the Council and may be described in a notice board affixed or set up in some conspicuous position in the 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 discomfort to any person in the ground, may necessitate the exclusive use by the player or players of any space on such part of the ground – a person shall not in any space elsewhere on the ground play or take part in the game so specified in such a manner as to exclude persons not playing or taking part in the game from the use of such space.
  7. A person shall not except as hereinafter provided erect any post, rail, fence, pole, tent, booth, stand, building or other structure in the ground.
    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.
  8. A person shall not on the field drive, chip or pitch a hard golf ball.
  9. (i) No person in charge of a dog, other than a registered blind person in charge of a guide dog shall, without reasonable excuse, permit the dog to enter or remain in the ground.(ii) Notice of the effect of this byelaw shall be given by signs displayed in conspicuous positions at the entrances to the ground.

    (iii) An officer of the Council or any constable may require a person in charge of a dog which has entered the ground to remove the dog from the ground.

  10. (i) For the purpose of byelaw 9 above, the keeper of the dog shall be deemed in charge thereof, unless the court is satisfied that at the time when the dog entered or remained on the ground it has been placed or taken into the charge of some other person.(ii) In paragraph (i) above “the keeper” shall include the owner of the dog or any person who habitually has it in his possession.
  11. No person in the ground shall:
      1. intentionally obstruct any officer of the Council in the proper execution of his duties;
      2. intentionally obstruct any person carrying out an act which is necessary to the proper execution of any contract with the Council; or
      3. intentionally obstruct any other person in the proper use of the ground, or to behave so as to give reasonable grounds for annoyance to other persons in the ground.
  12. Every person who shall offend against any of these byelaws shall be liable of summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale.
  13. An person offending against any of these byelaws may be removed from the ground by an officer of the Council, or any Constable.REPEAL OF BYELAWS
  14. The byelaws made by Ducklington Parish Council on the 5th day of September, 1983 and confirmed by the Secretary of State on 9th July, 1984, relating to the playing field are hereby repealed.

Given under our hands and seals this 5th day of April 1989.

SIGNED R.E. Hill
SIGNED B.R. Hicks
Members of the Ducklington Parish Council
The foregoing byelaw(s) are hereby confirmed by the Secretary of State
and shall come into operation on the 24th day of July 1989.
Signed by the authority of the Secretary of StateC.L. SCOBLE

An assistant Under-Secretary of State

19th June 1989
Home Office
London SW1

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