Alexandra Park and Palace Act 1985

Publication Date:January 01, 1985
 
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Alexandra Park and Palace Act 1985

1985 c. xxiii

An Act to amend the Alexandra Park and Palace (Public Purposes) Act 1900 the Alexandra Park and Palace Act 1913 and the Alexandra Park and Palace Order 1966; to confer powers on the Council of the London Borough of Haringey as trustees with respect to the Alexandra Park and Palace; and for other purposes.

[16 July 1985]

Sandra Park and Palace Act 1985 c. xxiii ELIZABETH II 1985 CHAPTER xxiii An Act to amend the Alexandra Park and Palace (Public Purposes) Act 1900, the Alexandra Park and Palace Act 1913 and the Alexandra Park and Palace Order 1966; to confer powers on the Council of the London Borough of Haringey as trustees with respect to the Alexandra Park and Palace; and for other purposes. [16th July 1985] w HEREAS- (1) The Alexandra Park and Palace (Public Purposes) Act 1900 constituted a body corporate of trustees to maintain and 1900 c. cclix. manage the Alexandra Park and Palace and vested lands and buildings in those trustees: By the Alexandra Park and Palace Act 1913 further 1913 c. cxi. powers were conferred on the trustees: By the Alexandra Park and Palace Order 1966 the S.I. 1966/199. functions of the trustees of Alexandra Park and Palace were transferred to the Greater London Council and it was further provided that the said body of trustees should cease to exist: (4) By agreement with the Greater London Council the '.unctions f the Greater London Council with respect to the Alexandra Park and Palace were on 1st January 1980 transferred to the Council of the London Borough of Haringey 2 c. xxiii Alexandra Park and Palace Act 1985 under article 14 of the Ministry of Housing and Local Government Provisional Order Confirmation (Greater London 1967 c. xxix. Parks and Open Spaces) Act 1967: The area of the Alexandra Park and Palace is approximately 196 acres: The Council of the London Borough of Haringey (hereinafter called "the Trustees") hold the said Park and Palace on the substantive trusts of the said Act of 1900 and with the powers set forth in that Act as extended and modified by the said Act of 1913 and the said Order of 1966: (7) The said trusts' constitute a charity and are registered 1960 c. 58. under the Charities Act 1960: The Trustees are under a statutory duty to uphold, maintain and repair the Palace and to maintain the said Park and Palace as a place of public resort and recreation and for other public purposes: A substantial part of the Palace was destroyed or seriously damaged by fire in July 1980: It is proposed to reconstruct and repair the Palace in a manner which will enable the Trustees to promote the use and enjoyment of the said Park and Palace by the public: The Trustees intend in fulfilling their statutory duty under the said trusts to take into account the contemporary needs of the public: It is expedient that there should be conferred on the Trustees further powers in relation to the said Park and Palace: It is expedient that the other provisions contained in this Act should be enacted: The objects of this Act cannot be attained without the authority of Parliament: (15) In relation to the promotion of the Bill for this Act the 1972 c. 70. requirements of section 239 of the Local Government Act 1972 have been observed: May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it enacted, by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: Short and collective titles. 1.(1) This Act may be cited as the Alexandra Park and Palace Act 1985. Alexandra Park and Palace Act 1985 c. xxiii 3 (2) The Act of 1900, the Act of 1913, the Order of 1966 and \x\ \ this Act may be cited together as the Alexandra Park and Palace Acts and Order 1900 to 1985. 2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires Interpretation. "the Act of 1900" means the Alexandra Park and Palace, (Public Purposes) Act 1900; "the Act of 1913" means the Alexandra Park and Palace Act 1913; "the Order of 1966" means the Alexandra Park and Palace Order 1966; S.I. 1966/199. fifa^ "the Palace plan" means the plan marked "Alexandra Palace" and prepared in triplicate, one copy of which has been deposited in the office of the Clerk of the Parliaments, House of Lords, one in the Private Bill Office, House of Commons and one in the office of the proper officer of the Council of the London Borough of Haringey; "the Park and Palace" means the land and buildings known as the Alexandra Park and Palace acquired, maintained and managed under the Alexandra Park and Palace Acts and Order 1900 to 1985; "the Trustees" means the Council of the London Borough of Haringey as trustees of the Park and Palace. 3.(1) In section (L24Management of Alexandra Park and Amendments Palace) of the Act oCT900 t0 Act of 1900. {a) there shall be added after the words "acquired by C*AA^ them" the words "as such trustees"; {b) in paragraph (iii), at the end, there shall be added "primarily for use or uses as a theatre, concert hall, recording studio or cinema and secondarily for use or uses for any of the purposes (save as an hotel) for which they may use any other part of the palace"; (c) for paragraph (v) there shall be substituted: "(v) They may let or license at the best rent that can reasonably be obtained regard being had to the purposes of the Alexandra Park and Palace Acts and Order 1900 to 1985 and for such term not exceeding twenty-two years (or with the prior approval in writing of the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales for such term not exceeding one hundred and twenty-five years) and subject to such covenants and conditions as they may think fit any portion of c. xxiii Alexandra Park and Palace Act 1985 the palace (other than the parts of the palace shown edged red or blue on the Palace plan defined in section 2 of the Alexandra Park and Palace Act 1985) or other buildings and the right of supplying and selling refreshments in any part or parts of the park and palace and may authorise the lessees or licensees to make charges for admission to any building or portion of a building demised or licensed to them."; (d) for paragraph (vi) there shall be substituted "(vi) They may close any part of the palace and park for not more than fourteen days in any one year to the exclusion of the public except on payment of such admission fee as shall be fixed by the Trustees and they may let any part of the park and palace respectively during any day or days on which the same may be closed as aforesaid. Public notice of the day or days on which any part of the palace and park will be so closed shall be affixed to the principal entrances to the park at Bedford Road and Muswell Hill and the entrances at the Grove, the Avenue, North View Road and Alexandra Park Road, and shall be kept so affixed for at least two weeks before such day or days and the said notice shall during the month before such day or days be advertised once in each of two successive weeks in a London daily newspaper: Provided that the Trustees may not under this paragraph close any part of the park or palace which is for the time being let or licensed under any other provision of the Alexandra Park and Palace Acts and Order 1900 to 1985 or restrict access to any such part, unless provision for such closure is made in the lease or licence of that part."; (e) there shall be added as paragraph (x "(x) They may, if they consider it desirable in relation to their management of the park and palace and with the prior approval in writing of the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales, sell, let oi otherwise dispose of the whole or any part of, or the whole or any part of any interest in land acquired by them after the passing of the Alexandra Park and Palace Act 1985 together with any building of buildings erected thereon for the best consideration that can reasonably be obtained and on such other terms and conditions (whether with or without provisions relating to building or other operations) as they think fit.". Alexandra Park and Palace Act 1985 c. xxiii 5 (2) Section 31 (For protection of the Great Northern Railway Company) of the Act of 1900 shall be omitted. 4. For section^ of the Act of 1913 there shall be Amendment^ substituted to Act oQ9il^' "The Trustees may let for a term not exceeding twenty-two 3,_Jo£, r years any part or parts of the park not exceeding in the whole forty acres, for games or for purposes of recreation or for playgrounds in connection with any school but so that not more than twenty acres shall be let for purposes of recreation other than games.". 5. The Order of 1966 shall be amended by Amendments to Order of (1) In article 2, for paragraph (2) the substitution of 1966. "(2) In this order "the park" means the land and buildings known as the Alexandra Park and Palace acquired, maintained and managed under the Alexandra Park and Palace Acts and Order 1900 to 1985"; In article 3, the omission of paragraphs (1) and (3); In article 4 the substitution for the word "Council" in both places of the word "Trustees"; The omission of articles 5 and 6; For article 7 the substitution of "7. The park shall, subject to the provisions of the Alexandra Park and Palace Acts and Order 1900 to 1985 be held by the Trustees for the purposes of the Open Spaces Act 1906."; 1906 c. 25. (6) In article 8, the substitution for the word "Council" in both places of the word "Trustees"; The omission of articles 9 to 14; The omission of the Schedule. 6.(1) Notwithstanding anything in the Act of 1900 and the Leasing of Order of 1966, the Trustees may permit the use of that part of areas-the Palace shown edged in red on the Palace plan for the provision of an hotel, provided that they shall not themselves by virtue of this section be authorised to carry on the business of hoteliers. (2) The Trustees may let some or all of that part of the Palace shown edged red on the...

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