London Council (General Powers) Act 1891

Publication Date:January 01, 1891
 
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London Council (General Powers) Act 1891

(54 & 55 Vict.) c. ccvi

An Act to confer powers on the London County Council for the reconstruction of Bridges the improvement of Streets and the acquisition and management of Land for various purposes in the Administrative County of London to provide for contributions by Local Bodies towards the cost of certain Works to empower the Council to grant Superannuation Allowances in certain cases to establish a Provident Fund for Officers and Servants and to hold inquiries as to Markets and for other purposes.

[5th August 1891]

[54 & 55 Vict.] . London Council (General Powers) ["Oh. CCVi.] Act, 1891. CHAPTER ccvi. An Act to confer powers on the London County Council for A-the reconstruction of'Bridges the improvement of Streets and the acquisition and management of Land for various purposes in the Administrative County of London to provide for contributions by Local Bodies towards the cost of certain Works to empower the Council to grant Superannuation Allowances in certain cases to establish a Provident Fund for Officers and Servants and to hold inquiries as to Markets and for other purposes. [5th August 1891.] TXJHEREAS it is expedient to confer on the London County Council (hereinafter called " the Council ") powers to make the works and improvements hereinafter described viz.: The reconstruction of the bridge across Bow Creek at Barking Eoad; The reconstruction of certain bridges in the Isle of Dogs viz. :-(a) The Preston Road Bridge ; (b) The Limehouse Entrance Bridge ; The City Arms Bridge ; and The South Dock East Entrance Bridge; The formation of a new street from Evelyn Street to Creek Road Deptford; The widening of Saint George's Place Knightsbridge ; The widening of Fulham Palace Road and Queen Street Hammersmith; and The widening of Fortess Road Kentish Town : And whereas it is expedient for the purpose of the Metropolitan Eire Brigade Acts to enable the Council to purchase certain land in the parish of Lambeth hereafter described and it is also expedient to empower the Council to purchase and acquire lands as described in this Act: [Price 3s. Qd.'\ A 1 [Qh. CCVi.] London Council (General Powers) [54 & 55 Vict.] Act, 1891. _ And whereas an agreement (a copy of which is set out in the Second Schedule to this Act) has been made between the Council of the one part and the mayor aldermen and burgesses of the borough of West Ham (in this Act called " the corporation of West Ham ") of the-other part with reference to the reconstruction of the said bridge across Bow Creek and the said agreement recites that the said bridge is out of repair and that the Council and the said corporation are desirous that it should be removed and a new bridge constructed with new approaches : And whereas the said agreement relates in part to an arrangement between the Council and the corporation of West-Ham as to the introduction of the Bill for this Act and in part to the method of constructing the said bridge and works and the apportionment of the cost thereof between the Council and the said corporation and it is expedient that the said agreement so far as relates to matters to be done after the passing of this Act should be confirmed and made binding on the Council and the corporation of West Ham respectively : And whereas it is also expedient in order to enable the corporation of West Ham to complete the said arrangement that provision should be made as to their raising the necessary funds : And whereas estimates have been prepared for the purchase of land and for the execution of the works by this Act authorised in connection with the Barking Road Bridge being permanent works within the meaning of section 234 of the Public Health Act 1875 and such estimates amount to seventy-two thousand pounds: And whereas the powers of the Council for the compulsory purchase of land for the portion of the new street from Gray's Inn Road to Saint John Street Road which is now in course of construction and for the completion of the said work will expire on the sixth day of August one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one and it is expedient that the same powers should be extended : And whereas Plumstead Common is under the management of the Council by virtue of the Plumstead Common Act 1878 : And whereas certain land adjoining the said common on the northern side belonging to the Provost and Fellows of Queen's College Oxford is in course of being laid out for building purposes and certain houses thereon have been so erected as that an inadequate space of roadway has been left between the said houses and the common : 2 [51 & 55 Vict.] London Council {General Powers) [Ch. CCvL] Act, 1891. And whereas the Council have refused to sanction the erection A.D. 1891. of further houses on the said land unless provision be made for a better roadway: And whereas it has been agreed between the Council and the said provost and fellows that in consideration of a small strip of the common being thrown into the roadway land of equal area should be given by the said provost and fellows to and accepted by the Council as an addition to the common instead thereof and it is expedient that the said arrangement should be confirmed : And whereas it is expedient that certain lands in the parish of Camberwell adjoining Peckkam Rye Common on the south side should be purchased and acquired for the use of the public and it has been arranged subject to the approval of Parliament that the Charity Commissioners should provide "a sum of twelve thousand pounds and the vestry of the parish of Camberwell should provide a sum of twenty thousand pounds and that other vestries should contribute as hereinafter provided towards such purchase subject to the Council contributing towards the expense thereof as hereinafter provided and it is expedient that provision should be made as in this Act contained for carrying the said arrangement into effect: And whereas the piece of land in the parish of Charlton of which the dimensions and boundaries are described in the Fifth Schedule to this Act has been presented by Sir Spencer Maryon Maryon-Wilson Baronet to the Council to be maintained by them for the use of the public for exercise- and recreation and it is expedient that the said grant should be confirmed and provision made as in this Act contained with reference to the said piece of land : And whereas it is expedient that powers should also be conferred for the acquisition and management of Bostall Woods adjoining Bostall Heath : And whereas the Council were by the London Council (General Powers) Act 1890 authorised to purchase and take by agreement certain lands in the parish of Lambeth in the county of London known as Brockwell Park for the perpetual use thereof by the public for exercise and recreation : . And whereas having regard to a voluntary settlement completed by Joshua John Blades Blackburn on the twenty-second day of December one thousand eight hundred and eighty-eight by indentures dated or executed on the seventeenth eighteenth and twenty-second days of December one thousand eight hundred and eighty-eight and to the provisions of the 47th section of the Bankruptcy Act 1883 a conveyance of Brockwell Park to the Council may possibly be invalidated or affected in the event of the A 2 3 ' [Oh.. CCVi.] London Council {General Powers). [54 & 55 Vict.] ' Act, 1891. A.D. 1891. said Joshua John Blades Blackburn becoming bankrupt -within ten years from the twenty-second day of December one thousand eight hundred and eighty-eight and it is expedient that the provision hereinafter contained be made with reference to the said conveyance and the purchase money of Brockwell Park : And whereas it has been arranged subject to the approval of Parliament that certain of the works and purchases proposed to be made under the powers of this Act should be carried out by the Council with the aid of contributions from the local authorities of the districts within which the works or land are situate and it is expedient that provision should be made accordingly : 51 & 52 Vict. And whereas by section 8 of the Raleigh Park (Brixton) Act 1888 c. clxxiv. khe Metropolitan Board of Works were empowered and required in certain contingencies to contribute in aid of the purchase money for the lands referred to in the said Act a sum of money calculated at the rate of one thousand pounds per acre for so much of the said lands as should be devoted to public use as an open space and by section 8 of the said Act it was provided that such sum should be paid by the Metropolitan Board of Works to the vestry of the parish of Lambeth at the time of the completion of the purchase : And whereas the Council subsequently agreed at the request of the vestry of Lambeth to contribute and have contributed a large sum of money towards the purchase and acquisition of certain other lands in the parish of Lambeth known as Brockwell Park in consideration of an arrangement that they should be released from any future liability to contribute any money under the said section of the Raleigh Park Act: And whereas there are certain lands known as North Woolwich Gardens about ten acres in extent at North Woolwich partly in the county of London and partly in the county of Essex abutting on the River Thames which it would be advantageous to retain and preserve for the purpose of a public garden or recreation ground : And whereas arrangements have been made for the purchase of the said gardens at a cost of nineteen thousand pounds provided partly by a contribution from the Charity Commissioners out of the City Parochial Charities Fund and partly by private subscription : 53 & 54Vict. And whereas the Council were empowered by the London Council c. ccxliii. (General Powers) Act 1890 to contribute towards the completion of the said purchase and to undertake the maintenance and management of the said gardens as a place of public resort and recreation and the local board of East Ham are also...

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