Accrington Corporation Act 1928

Publication Date:January 01, 1928
 
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Accrington Corporation Act 1928

(18 & 19 Geo. 5) c. xcv

An Act to extend the boundaries of the borough of Accrington to empower the Corporation to provide and work trolley vehicles and omnibuses to acquire lands and execute street works to make further provision with respect to their tramways trolley vehicles omnibus and electricity undertakings and the health local government and improvement of the borough and for other purposes.

[3rd August 1928]

[18 & 19 Geo. 5.] Accrington [Ch. XCV.] Corporation Act, 1928, CHAPTER xcv. An Act to extend the boundaries of the borough A.D. 1928. of Accrington to empower the Corporation to provide and work trolley vehicles and omnibuses to acquire lands and execute street works to make further provision with respect to their tramways trolley vehicles omnibus and electricity undertakings and the health local government and improvement of the borough and for other purposes. [3rd August 1928.] W HEREAS the borough of Accrington in the administrative county of Lancaster is a municipal borough under the government of the mayor aldermen and burgesses of the borough of Accrington (in this Act called " the Corporation ") and the Corporation acting by the council of the borough are the sanitary authority for the borough with the powers and obligations of an urban sanitary authority : And whereas the unrepealed provisions of the local Acts specified in the First Schedule to this Act are in force in the borough : And whereas the parish of Huncoat in the rural district of Burnley is situate in the administrative county of Lancaster and adjoins the borough : And whereas it is expedient to alter and extend the boundaries of the borough so as to include within the [Price 5s. Net.] A 1 [Cli.XC.v.] Accrington [1.8 & 19 Geo, 5.] Corporation Act, 1928. A.D. 1928. borough as extended by this Act the said parish of Huncoat: And whereas (a) the Haslingden Union includes the parish of Accrington which is co-extensive with the borough; and (6) the Burnley Union includes the said parish of Huncoat; and it is expedient to extend the boundaries of the parish of Accrington so as to include therein the said parish of Huncoat: And whereas the Corporation are the owners of and are working a system of tramways within the borough and certain places adjacent to the borough and it is expedient to confer further powers upon them with regard to*the provision and working of trolley vehicle's along; authorised tramway routes : . . - And whereas it is expedient to empower the Cor poration to provide and work omnibuses. within and beyond the. borough:. ._ "--And whereas it is expedient to. make further provision with respect to the tramway trolley vehicle and omnibus undertakings of the Corporation as. in this Act s provided : .. _.,. ? ,. ._ ;'? .. And whereas it is expedient that the Corporation 'should be empowered to construct street widenings and improvements and a new street in the borough and acquire lands for those purposes and that further powers should be conferred upon them with respect. to the acquisition of lands;. And whereas the Corporation are the owners of the markets undertaking within the borough and it is expedient that further powers should be conferred, upon them with regard to that undertaking and to the fairs held within the borough : ".,.-? And whereas it is-expedient to make further and better provision with regard to the health local government and. improvement of the borough and that the powers .of" the Corporation in regard' thereto should be enlarged; as is provided in this Act: i [18 & 19 Geo. 5.] Accrington [Ch. XCV.] Corporation Act, 1928. And whereas it is expedient to make further provi- A.D. 1928. sion with regard to the finances of the Corporation : : And whereas it is expedient that the other provisions contained in this Act be enacted : And whereas the purposes of this Act cannot be effected without the authority of Parliament: And whereas estimates have been prepared by the Corporation for the purposes hereinafter mentioned and such estimates are as follows (that is to say): £ For the provision of trolley vehicles - 40,000 For the provision of electrical equipment and the construction of other works ' necessary for working the trolley vehicles authorised by this Act - 10,000 For the provision of omnibuses - , - 25,000 For the erection of buildings for the purposes of the omnibuses of the Corporation -----. 15,000 For the construction of the new street and street widenings and improvements by this Act authorised - - 28,601 And whereas the several works included in such estimates are permanent works and it is expedient that the cost thereof should be spread over a term of years : And whereas in relation to the promotion of the Bill " for this Act the requirements of the Borough Funds Acts 1872 and 1903 have been observed: And whereas plans and sections showing the lines and levels of the works authorised by this Act and also a book of reference containing the names of the owners and lessees or reputed owners and lessees and of the occupiers of the lands required or which may be taken for the purposes or under the powers of this Act were duly deposited with the clerk of the peace for the county palatine of Lancaster which plans sections and book of reference are in this Act respectively referred to as the deposited plans sections and book of reference : May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted and be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty by and with the advice and consent of the Lords A 2 3 [Ch. xcv.] Accrington [18 & 19 Geo. 5.] Corporation Act, 1928. A.D.1928. Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in this present Parliament assembled and by the authority of the same as follows: Part I. Preliminary. Short title. 1. This Act may be cited as the Accrington Corporation Act 1928. Division of 2. This Act is divided into Parts as follows : Act into -r l t t- i p^g Part 1.Preliminary. Part . II.Extension of borough. Part III.Tramways trolley vehicles and omnibuses. Part IV.Street works. Part V.Lands. Part VI.Markets fairs and slaughterhouses. Part VII.Electricity. Part VIII.Streets and buildings. Part IX.Sanitary and health provisions. Part X.Hackney carriages and police. Part XLFinance. Part XII.Miscellaneous. Incorpora- 3. The following Acts and parts of Acts (so far as tion of the same are applicable for the purposes of and are not Acts varied by or inconsistent with this Act) are hereby incor- porated with and form part of this Act (namely) : (1) The Lands Clauses Acts with the following exception and modification: Section 127 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 184.5 (relating to the sale of superfluous lands) is not incorporated with this Act; The bond required by section 85 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 shall be under the corporate seal of the Corporation and shall be sufficient without the addition of the sureties mentioned in that section; f 18 & 19 Geo. 5.] Accrington [Ch. XCV.] Corporation Act, 1928. (2) The provisions contained in the schedule to the A.D. 1928. Electric Lighting (Clauses) Act 1899 (with the exception of sections 83 and 84 of that schedule) as extended or amended by the Electricity (Supply) Acts 1909 to 1926, 4.(1) In this Act the several words and expres- Interpreta-sions to which meanings are assigned by the Acts wholly tin-or partially incorporated herewith or by the Public Health Acts have the same respective meanings unless there be something in the subject or context repugnant to such construction. (2) In this Act unless the subject or context otherwise requires " The appointed day " means the first day of April nineteen hundred and twenty-nine; '' The existing borough '' means the borough of Accrington as existing immediately before the appointed day; " The extended borough " means the existing borough as extended by this Act; " The borough " means until the appointed day the existing borough and thereafter the extended borough; " The Corporation " means the mayor aldermen and burgesses of the borough acting by the council; 1' The council '' means the council of the borough; " The town clerk " " the treasurer " and " the surveyor '' mean respectively the town clerk the treasurer and the surveyor of the borough and respectively include any person duly authorised to discharge temporarily the duties of those offices; " The county " and " the county council " mean respectively the administrative county of Lancaster and the county council of that county; " The borough map " means the map marked "Map of the borough of Accrington as " extended by the Accrington Corporation Act 5 [Oh. XCV.] Accrington [18 & 19 Geo. S j Corporation Act, 1928. iJD~j928. " 1928 " and signed in triplicate by Colonel Abraham England the Chairman of the Com- mittee of the House of Commons to which the Bill for this Act was referred of which copies are to be deposited as mentioned in the section of this Act of which the marginal note is '' Deposit of maps " ; " The parish of Huncoat " means the existing parish of Huncoat and " the Huncoat Council '' means the parish council of the said parish; " The rural district " and " the. rural council " mean respectively the rural district of Burnley and the rural district council of that district; " The added area " means the parish of Huncoat added to the existing borough by this Act; "The parish of Accrington " means the existing parish of Accrington as extended by this Act; " The Haslingden Union " and " the Haslingden Guardians " mean respectively the poor law union bearing that name and the board of guardians of that union; " The Burnley Union " and " the Burnley Guardians" mean respectively the poor law union bearing that name and the board of guardians of that union; . . " The Act of 1888 " and " the Act of 1894 " mean respectively the Local Government Act 1888 and the Local Government Act 1894.; " The Lands Clauses Acts " means the Lands Clauses Acts as modified by the Acquisition of...

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