Coventry Corporation (Boundary Extension) Act 1927

Publication Date:January 01, 1927
 
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Coventry Corporation (Boundary Extension) Act 1927

(17 & 18 Geo. 5) c. xci

An Act to extend the boundaries of the city of Coventry and for other purposes.

[29th July 1927]

[17 & 18 Geo. 5.] Coventry Corporation [Gil. XCiJ (Boundary Extension) Act, 1927. CHAPTER xci. An Act to extend the boundaries of the city of AJX1927. Coventry and for other purposes. [29th July 1927.] W HEREAS the existing city of Coventry (in the Preamble to this Act called " the city") is a county borough under the government of the mayor aldermen and citizens of the city (hereinafter called " the Corporation "): And whereas the unrepealed provisions of the local Acts specified in Part I of the schedule to this Act and of the Orders specified in Part II of that schedule are in force in the city: And whereas the rural district of Coventry the parishes of Foleshill Stoke Stoke Heath and Walsgrave-on-Sowe in the rural district of Foleshill the parishes of Coundon Allesley and Berkswell in the rural district of Meriden and the parishes of Stivichall and Stoneleigh in the rural district of Warwick are respectively situate in the administrative county of Warwick and immediately adjoin or are in close proximity to the city: And whereas it is expedient to alter and extend the boundaries of the city so as to include within the city as extended the rural district of Coventry the parishes of Stoke and Stoke Heath and parts of the parishes of Foleshill Walsgrave-on-Sowe Coundon Allesley Berkswell Stivichall and Stoneleigh: [Price 2s. Net.] A 1 [Ch. XCi.] Coventry Corporation [17 & 18 Geo. 5.] (Boundary Extension) Act, 1927. A.D. 1927. And whereas (a) the Coventry Union comprises the parish of Coventry which is co-extensive with the city and the rural district of Coventry which contains the parishes of Saint Michael Without Coventry and the Holy Trinity Without Coventry; (6) the Foleshill Union includes the parishes of Foleshill Stoke Stoke Heath and Walsgrave-on-Sowe; (c) the Meriden Union includes the parishes of Coundon Allesley and Berkswell; (d) the Warwick Union includes the parishes of Stivichall and Stoneleigh; and it is expedient to extend the boundaries of the parish of Coventry so as to include therein the several added to the city: And whereas a separate court of quarter sessions formerly existed in and for the city but by the Act 5 & 6 Vict. cap. 110 such separate court of quarter sessions was abolished: And whereas it is expedient that section 7 of the said Act should be repealed in the event of His Majesty being pleased to grant that a separate court of quarter sessions be holden in and for the city as extended by this Act: And whereas it is expedient that the other provisions contained in this Act should be enacted : And whereas the purposes of this Act cannot be effected without the authority of Parliament: 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 : 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): Preliminary. Short title. 1. This Act may be cited as the Coventry Corpora- tion (Boundary Extension) Act 1927, 2 [17 & 18 Geo. 5.] Coventry Corporation [Ch. XCi.] (Boundary Extension) Act, 1927. 2.(1) In this Act the several words and expressions A.D. 1927. to which meanings are assigned by the Acts wholly or partially incorporated herewith or by the Public Health Jnt.erPre-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 city " means the existing city of Coventry as extended by this Act; " The Corporation " means as the context requires the mayor aldermen and citizens of the existing city or of the city acting by the council; " The council" means the council of the citv; "The mayor" "the town clerk" and "the treasurer" mean respectively as the context requires the mayor the town clerk and the treasurer of the existing city or of the city and the expressions " the town clerk" and " the treasurer " include any person duly authorised to discharge temporarily the duties of those offices; " The general rate fund " and " the general rate " mean respectively the general rate fund and the general rate of the city or until the date when the first new valuation list made under Part II of the Eating and Valuation Act 1925 comes into force the borough fund and the borough rate of the existing city or of the city; " The parish of Coventry " means the existing parish of Coventry as extended by this Act; "The county" and "the county council" mean respectively the administrative county of Warwick and the county council of that county; " The Coventry district" " the Foleshill district " " the Meriden district" and " the Warwick district" " the Coventry Council" " the Foles-" hill Council" " the Meriden Council" and " the Warwick Council" mean respectively the rural districts of Coventry Foleshill Meriden and Warwick and the rural district councils of those districts; A 2 3 [Ch. xci.] Coventry Corporation [17 & 18 Geo. 5.] (Boundary Extension) Act, 1927. A J). 1927. " The rural councils" means the councils last mentioned; " The Coventry Union " " the Foleshill Union " " the Meriden Union " and " the Warwick Union " mean respectively the poor law unions bearing those names and the respective boards of guardians of those unions; " The added part of " followed by the name of any of the parishes hereinafter mentioned means the part of that parish which is coloured red on the city map and " the excluded part" of each of those parishes means the remaining part thereof namely Foleshill Walsgrave-on-Sowe Coundon Allesley Berkswell Stivichall and Stoneleigh; " The parish " followed by the name of any of the parishes hereinafter mentioned means that parish as altered by this Act namely Foleshill Walsgrave-on-Sowe Coundon Allesley Berks-well Stivichall and Stoneleigh; " The added areas " means the Coventry district and the parts of the Foleshill district the Meriden district and the WTarwick district which are added to the existing city by this Act; " The city map " means the map signed in triplicate by the Right Honourable the Earl of Clanwilliam the Chairman of the Committee of the House of Lords to whom the Bill for this Act was referred of which map one copy has been deposited in the Parliament Office of the House of Lords one in the Private Bill Office of the House of Commons and one with the town clerk at his office; " The appointed day " means the first day of April nineteen hundred and twenty-eight; " Existing " in relation to any area altered by this Act means existing immediately before the appointed day; " Officer" includes a servant and a justices' clerk; " The Act of 1888 " and " the Act of 1894 " mean respectively the Local Government Act 1888 and the Local Government Act 1894; 4 [17 & 18 Geo. 5.] Coventry Corporation [Ch. XCi.] {Boundary Extension) Act, 1927. " The Public Health Acts " means the Public Health A.D. 1927. Act 1875 and the Acts amending and extending the same; " The Municipal Corporations Acts" means the Municipal Corporations Act 1882 and the Acts amending and extending the same; " The local Acts " means the local Acts specified in Part I of the schedule to this Act the Orders specified in Part II of that schedule and so much of the confirmation Acts specified in that part as relates to those Orders and each of the Acts and Orders specified in the said schedule is referred to as the Act or Order of the year in which it was passed or confirmed; " The Minister " means the Minister of Health; " Provisional Order " includes a Special Order. Commencement. 3. This Act shall except so far as is otherwise herein Commence-expressly provided and so far as there may be anything menfc of in the subject matter or context inconsistent therewith c." come into operation on the appointed day : Provided that for the purposes of all proceedings preliminary or relating to any election to be held for any area constituted or affected by this Act in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-eight this Act shall operate from the date of its passing. Alteration of City and Parishes. 4.(1) The boundary of the existing city the area Extension whereof is coloured green on the city map shall be altered of city. so as to include in addition to that area the Coventry district so much of the Foleshill district as includes the existing parishes of Stoke and Stoke Heath the added part of Foleshill and the added part of Walsgrave-on-Sowe so much of the Meriden district as includes the added part of Coundon the added part of Allesley and the added part of Berkswell and so much of the Warwick district as includes the added part of Stivichall and the added part of Stoneleigh. [Ch. xci.] Coventry Corporation [17 & 18 Geo. 5.] (Boundary Extension) Act, 1927. A.D. 1927. (2) The boundary of the city shall be that shown by the inner edge of the red line on the city map and the whole of the area within that boundary shall for the purposes of the Municipal Corporations Acts and for all other purposes be the city and shall be the county borough of Coventry for the purposes of the Act of 1888. Alterations 5.(1) The parishes of the Holy Trinity Without of parishes Coventry Saint Michael Without Coventry Stoke and and unions. gtoke Heath the a(Med part of Foleshm the added part of Walsgrave-on-Sowe the added part of Coundon the added part of Allesley the added part of Berkswell the added part of Stivichall and the added part of Stoneleigh shall be added to and form part of the parish of Coventry. (2) The parishes of Stoke and Stoke Heath and the added parts of Foleshill and Walsgrave-on-Sowe shall...

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