Birkenhead Extension Act 1927

Publication Date:January 01, 1927
 
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Birkenhead Extension Act 1927

(17 & 18 Geo. 5) c. cv

An Act to extend the boundaries of the borough of Birkenhead and for other purposes.

[29th July 1927]

& 18 Geo. 5.] Birkenhead Extension [Oh* cyj Act, 1927. CHAPTER cv. An Act to extend the boundaries of the borough a.d. 1927. of Birkenhead and for other purposes. ,, [29th July 1927.] TT7HEREAS the borough of Birkenhead (in this Act VV referred to as "the borough") is a municipal borough subject to the Acts relating to municipal corporations and is a county borough within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1888 and is subject to the jurisdiction of the mayor aldermen and burgesses of the borough (in this Act referred to as " the Corporation ") : And whereas the borough comprises the township of Birkenhead which is situate in the Birkenhead Poor Law Union: . - And whereas the townships of Bidston-cum-Ford Landican Thingwall and Prenton form areas adjoining the borough and are subject to the jurisdiction of the rural district council of Wirral: And whereas the said township of Bidston-cum-Ford forms part of the Birkenhead Poor Law Union and the other of the said townships form part of the Wirral Poor Law Union: And whereas it is expedient that the boundaries of the borough should be extended so as to include therein the whole of the said townships other than a portion of the township of Bidston-cum-Ford: [Price Is. Qd. Net.] A I |_C!h* CV.] Birkenhead Extension [17 & 18 Geo 51 Ad, 1927. ' 'J A.D. 1927. And whereas it is expedient that the boundaries of the township of Birkenhead should be extended so as to include therein the portion of the township of Bidston-cum-Ford by this Act added to the borough: And whereas the unrepealed provisions of the several Acts Provisional and other Orders specified in the schedule to this Act are immediately prior to the passing of this Act in force within the borough and it is expedient that those Acts and Orders as amended by this Act should apply throughout the borough as extended by this Act: And whereas it is expedient that the other powers contained in this Act should be conferred : And whereas the objects of this Act cannot be attained without the authority of Parliament r And whereas in relation to the promotion of the Bill for this Act the requirements of the Borough Funds Act 1872 have been observed : 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 Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in this present Parliament assembled and by the authority of the same as follows (that is to say): Short title. 1. This Act may be cited as the Birkenhead Extension Act 1927. Interpre- 2. In this Act unless the subject or context otherwise tation. requires the expressions " The appointed day " means the first day of April one thousand nine hundred and twenty-eight; " The existing borough" means the borough of Birkenhead as it exists at the passing of this Act; "The borough" means until the appointed day the existing borough and thereafter the existing borough as extended by this Act; -'The council" means the council of the borough; . " The Corporation" means the mayor aldermen and burgesses of the borough acting by the council; 2 [17 & 18 Geo. 5.] Birkenhead Extension [Oh. CVj Act, 1927. " The town clerk" means the town clerk of the A.D. 1927. borough and includes any person duly appointed by the Corporation to discharge temporarily the duties of any such officer; " The borough fund" and '' the borough rate" mean respectively the borough fund and the borough rate of the borough until the date when the first new valuation list made under Part II of the Rating and Valuation Act 1925 comes into force in the borough and thereafter the general rate fund and the general rate of the borough; " The borough map" means the map marked " Map of the Borough of Birkenhead as extended by the Birkenhead Extension Act 1927 " and signed in triplicate by the Right Honourable Viscount Younger of Leckie the Chairman of the Committee of the House of Lords to whom the Bill for this Act was referred one of which has been deposited in the Parliament Office of the House of Lords one in the Committee and Private Bill Office of the House of Commons and one with the town clerk at his office; " The county" and the " county council" mean respectively the administrative county of Chester and the county council of that county; " The Wirral District " and " the Wirral. Council" mean respectively the rural district of Wirral and the rural district council of that district; " The parish councils " means the parish councils of the existing townships of Bidston-cum-Ford Thingwall and Prenton; " The added area" means the portion of the township of Bidston-cum-Ford and the townships of Landican Thingwall and Prenton by this Act added to the borough; " The added part of Bidston-cum-Ford" means the part of the existing township of Bidston-cum-Ford which is by this Act added to the "borough and is edged red on the borough map and " the excluded part of Bidston-cum-Ford " means the remaining part thereof; A2 3 [Ch. CV.] Birkenhead Extension [17 & 18 Geo 51 Act, 1927. "J A.D. 1927. " The township " means the township of Birkenhead as formed by the amalgamation by this Act authorised of the existing township of Birkenhead and the added part of Bidston- cum-Ford; " Existing " in relation to any area altered by this Act means existing immediately before the appointed day; " The Minister " means the Minister of Health; " Local authority" means a local authority as defined in section 3 of the Local Government and other Officers' Superannuation Act 1922 and includes the standing joint committee of a county; " Officer " means an officer whose remuneration is paid by a local authority and includes the clerk to the Wirral Assessment Committee; " The Act of 1888 " and " the Act of 1894 " mean respectively the Local Government Act 1888 and the Local Government Act 1894; " The Municipal Corporations Acts" means the Municipal Corporations Act 1882 and the Acts amending and extending the same; " The Act of 1907 " means the Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1907; " The Act of 1925 " means the Rating and Valuation Act 1925; and " Revenues of the Corporation " includes the revenues of the Corporation from time to time arising from any land undertaking or other property for the time being of the Corporation and the rates or contributions leviable by or on the order or precept of the Corporation. Commence- 3. This Act shall except so far as is otherwise mentof Act. herein expressly provided and so far as there may be anything in the subject matter or context inconsistent therewith come into operation on the appointed day: Provided that for the purposes of all proceedings preliminary or relating to any local government election to be held in the year one thousand nine hundred and twenty-eight for any area affected by this Act this Act shall operate from the passing thereof. 4 [17 & 18 Geo. 5.] Birkenhead Extension [Ch. CVj Act, 1927. 4. The boundary of the existing borough the area A.D. 1927. whereof is edged pink on the borough map shall be altered and extended so as to include the added area the Extensionof boundaries of which are shown by the red dotted, line borough-on the borough map and the whole of the borough as so altered and extended shall for the purposes of the Municipal Corporations Acts and for all other purposes be the borough and shall be the county borough of Birkenhead for the purposes of the Act of 1888. 5.(1) Copies of the borough map deposited with Deposit of the town clerk certified by him to be true shall be sent maps. within one month after the passing of this Act to the clerk to the county council to the clerk to the Wirral Council to the clerk to the Birkenhead Poor Law Union to the clerk to the Wirral Poor Law Union to the Board of Inland Revenue to the Commissioners of Customs and Excise to the Registrar-General to the Postmaster-General to the Board of Trade to the Minister to the Minister of Transport to the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and to the Electricity Commissioners. Copies of or extracts from the borough map deposited with the town clerk certified by him to be true shall be received in all courts of justice and elsewhere as prima facie evidence of the contents of the borough map so far as it relates to the boundaries of the borough and the borough map shall at all reasonable times be open to inspection by any person liable to any rate leviable within the borough and any such person shall be entitled to a copy of or extract from the map certified by the town clerk to be true on payment of a reasonable fee to be determined by the Corporation. All fees so received shall be carried to the credit of the borough fund. The number of councillors of the borough shall Number of be increased from forty-two to forty-five and the councillors number of aldermen shall be increased from fourteen andalder-to fifteen. Subject to the provisions of the Municipal Division of Corporations Acts with respect to the alteration of borough the number and boundaries of wards and the number ulto wards-of councillors the following provisions shall have effect: (a) For the purposes of the election of councillors the borough shall be divided into eleven wards; 5 A.D. 1927. First election of additional councillors and alderman. Retirement of councillors for new wards and of additional alderman. [Cla. CV.] Birkenhead Extension [17 & 18 Geo. 5.1 Act, 1927. (b) The existing wards and the number of councillors respectively apportioned thereto shall remain unaltered; (c) So much of the borough as comprises the added area shall constitute two new wards as follows : (i) The added part of Bidston-cum-Ford shall form one ward to be named the Bidston Ward; (ii) The existing townships of Landican Thingwall and Prenton shall form one ward to be named the Prenton Ward; (d) One...

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