Alexandra Park and Palace (Public Purposes) Act 1900

Publication Date:January 01, 1900
 
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Alexandra Park and Palace (Public Purposes) Act 1900

(63 & 64 Vict.) c. cclix

An Act to constitute a body of Trustees for the purpose of acquiring the Alexandra Park Palace and other lands in the county of Middlesex and to empower them to hold and manage the same as a place of public resort and recreation and for other public purposes and to make all provisions necessary or proper in that behalf.

[6th August 1900]

& 64 Vict.] Alexandra Park and Palace {Public [Oh. CClix.] Purposes) Act, 1900. CHAPTER cclix. An Act to constitute a body of Trustees for the purpose a.d. 1900. of acquiring the Alexandra Park Palace and other lands in the county of Middlesex and to empower them to hold and manage the same as a place of public resort and recreation and for other public purposes and to make all provisions necessary or proper in that behalf. ;[6th August 1900.] W HEREAS it would be of great local and public advantage if the lands and buildings known as the Alexandra Park and Palace situate in the county of Middlesex were vested in a representative body of Trustees to be maintained and managed by them as a place of public resort and recreation and for other public purposes: And whereas to that end it is expedient to incorporate a body of Trustees consisting of representatives of the Middlesex Council the Hornsey Urban District Council the Wood Green Urban District Council and such other councils as by their contributions may become entitled to appoint representatives on the body of Trustees under this Act: And whereas it is expedient to empower the Trustees so incorporated to acquire maintain and manage the said park and palace and other lands and to execute and perform the powers and duties conferred and imposed on them by this Act: And whereas it is expedient that the said park and other lands should subject as by this Act provided be secured and maintained as an open space for ever: And whereas the Middlesex Council have subject as after mentioned resolved to contribute a sum of forty-nine thousand pounds and the Hornsey the Wood Green the Friern Barnet the Finchley and the Tottenham Urban District Councils and the vestry of Islington have respectively resolved to contribute towards the cost of acquiring the said palace and park and other lands and [Price 9d.] A J [Ch. CCliX.} AlevcmdmJParh and Palace {Public [63 & 64 Vict.] Twi-poses)- Jjct, 1900; A.D. 1900. towards the other purposes of this Act the sums set opposite their respective names in the Second Schedule to this Act: And whereas it is expedient to authorise the Middlesex Council and the said urban district councils and vestry to contribute the said sums respectively and also to authorise the London Council and other local authorities in this Act mentioned to contribute such sums as they may respectively determine towards the cost of acquiring the said palace and park and other lands and towards the other purposes of this Act: 29 & 30Vict. And whereas the Muswell Hill Estate and Railways Act 1866 c. ccxc. contained a provision (section 25) to the effect that the lands therein described as the Alexandra Palace grounds should be and continue a place for public resort and recreation and that the public should have access thereto at all reasonable times : 40 & 41 Vict. Ayd whereas the said enactment as modified by section 2 of the Alexandra Palace Act 1877 will be rendered unnecessary by the passing of this Act and may accordingly be repealed : And whereas it is expedient to confer on the Trustees and on the Middlesex Council and other local authorities such powers and to make such other provisions as are in this Act contained: And whereas the objects of this Act cannot be attained without the authority of Parliament: 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 title. J# This Act may be cited as the Alexandra Park and Palace (Public Purposes) Act 1900. Interpret- 2. In and for the purposes of this Act "Alexandra Park and Palace" means certain land buildings and hereditaments generally known as the Alexandra Palace and Park situate in the parishes of Wood Green and St. Mary Hornsey in the county of Middlesex and containing one hundred and seventy-three acres or thereabouts of which one hundred and. forty-four acres or thereabouts are freehold and twenty-eight acres are long leaseholds for a term of years expiring on the twenty-fourth day of March one thousand nine hundred and sixty-three all of which before described properties are delineated and shown on a plan signed in triplicate by the Right Honourable James William Lowther'the Chairman of the 2 f63&64ViCT.] Alexandra Park and Palace {Public [Oh. CcliX.] Purposes) Act, 1900. Committee of the House of Commons to whom the Bill A..D. 1900. for this Act was referred; " The Middlesex Council" means the council for the administrative county of Middlesex ; " The London Council" means the council for the, administrative county of London; " Contributory authorities " means the Middlesex Council the Hornsey and Wood Green Urban District Councils and the vestry of Islington and any other council corporation or authority association or person having either solely or jointly with some other authority resolved to contribute a sum of not less than seven thousand pounds to the purchase by this Act authorised and to the other purposes of this Act. 3. The plans so signed shall be deposited as to one in the Office Deposit of of the Clerk of the Parliaments as to another in the Private Bill the Plan- Office of the House of Commons and as to the third in the office of the clerk of the county council of Middlesex. Incorporation op Representatives op Contributory Authorities as Trustees. There shall be for the execution of the purposes and powers Constitution of this Act a body of Trustees consisting of representatives of the of Trast3es-contributory authorities. The Trustees thus constituted shall be a body corporate by Incorpora-the name of " the Alexandra Park Trustees" with perpetual ^on oi x rustics. succession and a common seal and with power to hold land for the purposes of their constitution without any licence in mortmain and to dispose of land by way of exchange for any purpose not inconsistent with the objects of this Act. 6.~(1) Each of the contributory authorities shall be entitled Number and to appoint one representative on the body of Trustees constituted first aPPmt" by this Act for every complete sum of seven thousand pounds Trustees. contributed by such authority to the purchase of the Alexandra Park and Palace and other lands and to the other purposes of this Act. (2) Each contributory authority shall appoint their first representative or representatives as the case may be at a meeting to be held within four months after the passing of this Act or in the case of a council or other authority becoming a contributory authority after the expiration of that period then within two months after becoming a contributory authority. A 2 3 [Oh. Cclix.] Alexandra Park and Palace {Public [63 & 64 Vlcr] Purposes) Act, 1900. A.D. 1900. Ketirement and re-eligibility of Trustees. Subsequent appointment of Trustees. Two or more local authorities may jointly contribute. The first and other Trustees shall come into office on their appointment and shall hold office till the date of the next ensuing appointment and shall be re-eligible. Each of the contributory authorities shall at their meeting iu the month of April in the year one thousand nine hundred and four and in every subsequent third year appoint a representative or representatives to fill the place or places of their retiring representative or representatives who shall pending the appointment of their successors continue to hold office. If two or more urban district councils or local authorities associations or persons resolve jointly to contribute to the purchase of the Alexandra Park and Palace and to the other purposes of this Act sums which together make a total of seven thousand pounds they shall be entitled to appoint a joint representative on the body of Trustees constituted by this Act Such appointment shall be made in accordance with such conditions as may be agreed on between the said resolving bodies or persons or as in default of such agreement shall be prescribed by the Trustees Except for the purpose of appointing a Trustee each of the said bodies or persons shall be deemed to be a contributory authority within the meaning of this Act. Disqualifica- 10. A Trustee who becomes bankrupt or compounds with his Trustees creditors or submits his affairs to liquidation shall cease to be a Trustee. Resignation of Trustees. Casu al vacancies. Any Trustee may resign his office by notifying in writing his intention so to do to the chairman or clerk of...

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