Southend-on-Sea Corporation Act 1913

Publication Date:January 01, 1913
 
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Southend-on-Sea Corporation Act 1913

(3 & 4 Geo. 5) c. cv

An Act to extend the boundaries of the borough of Southend-on-Sea and to constitute the extended borough a county borough to consolidate the parishes of the extended borough into one parish to enable the Corporation to establish a separate police force and to provide and work motor omnibuses to make further provision in regard to the health local government and improvement of the borough and for other purposes.

[15th August 1913]

[3 & 4 GEO. 5.] Southend-on-Sea Corporation [Ch. CV.] Act, 1913. CHAPTER cv. An Act to extend the boundaries of the borough of A.D. 191a. Southend-on-Sea and to 'constitute the extended borough a county borough to consolidate the parishes of the extended borough into one parish to enable the Corporation to establish a separate police force and to provide and work motor omnibuses to make further provision in regard to the health local government and improvement of the borough and for other purposes. [15th August 1913.] WHEREAS the borough of Southend-on-Sea in the administrative county of Essex is a municipal borough under the management and local government of the mayor aldermen and burgesses of the borough of Southend-on-Sea (in this Act called "the Corporation"): And whereas the unrepealed provisions of the local Acts and Orders confirmed by Parliament mentioned in the Eirst Schedule to this Act are in force in the said borough: And whereas the urban district of Leigh-on-Sea in the administrative county of Essex immediately adjoins the said borough and comprises the parish of Leigh and is subject to the jurisdiction of the urban district council of Leigh-on-Sea: And whereas the parish of Eastwood in the administrative county of Essex immediately adjoins the said borough and the urban district of Leigh-on-Sea and is a contributory place in the rural district of Rochford and subject to the jurisdiction of the rural district council of Eochford and one rural district councillor is elected for the said parish: [Price 4s. 3rf.] A 1 [Ch. CV.J Southend-on-Sea Corporation [3 & 4 GEO. 5.] Act, 1913. A.D. 1913. And whereas the said borough the urban district of Leigh- on-Sea and the whole of the Eochford Rural District are contained in the Eochford Union and the said borough the urban district of Leigh-on-Sea and the parish of Eastwood elect members of the board of guardians of that union as follows : The borough 19 guardians ; The urban district of Leigh-on-Sea - 3 guardians ; The parish of Eastwood -- 1 guardian : And whereas the Corporation are the local ducation authority for Part III. of the Education Act 1902 within the said borough and the county council of Essex are the local ducation authority for Part II. of that Act within the said borough and for the purposes of Parts.II. and III. thereof within the urban district of Leigh-on-Sea and the rural district of Eochford: And whereas it is expdient that the said borough should be extended as by this Act provided by the inclusion therein of the urban district of Leigh-on-Sea and of so much of the parish of Eastwood as is herein-after defined: And whereas it is expdient to consolidate and amalgamate ail the parishes and part of a parish within the extended borough into one parish and to make other provisions incidental to such consolidation and amalgamation as in this Act provided and to confer upon the Corporation further powers in regard to the appointment of overseers and assistant overseers and to make further provision in regard to the collection of rates : And whereas it is expdient to empower the Corporation to establish a separate police force for the extended borough and to confer powers upon them in relation to the making of agreements with the standing joint committee of the county of Essex for police purposes : And whereas the population of the said borough at the census of 1911 was sixty-two thousand seven hundred and thirteen and will be largely increased by the proposed extension of the boundaries of the said borough and it is expdient that the extended borough should be constituted a county borough: And whereas it is expdient to empower the Corporation to provide and work motor omnibuses within the borough: 2 [3 & 4 GEO. 5.] Southend-on-Sea CorporationAct, 1913. [Ch. CV.] And whereas it is expdient to empower the Corporationto make further and better provision in regard to the streetsand buildings in the extended borough and that the powers of the Corporation in relation to the health local government and improvement of the extended borough be enlarged as in this Act provided: A.D. 1913. And whereas it is expdientcontained in this Act be enacted: that the other provisions And whereas the purposes of this Actwithout the authoity of Parliament : cannot be effected And whereas estimtes hve been prepared by the Corporation for and in connexion with the provision and equipment of motor omnibuses and such estimtes amount to the sum of fifteen thousand pounds and it is expdientthereof should be spread over a term of years: that the cost And whereas in relation to the promotion of the Bill for this Act the requirements of the Borough Eunds Acts 1872 and 1903 hve been observed and the approval of the Local Government Board has been obtained: May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted and be it enactecl by the King's most Excellent Majesty by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in this prsent Parliament assembled and by the authority of the same as follows (that is to say): PART I. PRELIMINARY. 1. This Act may be cited as the Southend-on-Sea Cor- Short titie. poration Act 1913. 2. This Act is divided into Parts as follows : Division of Part I.Preliminary. Part?. Part ILExtension of Borough and Amalgamation of Parishes. Part III.County Borough. Part IV.Motor Omnibuses. Part V.Streets and Buildings and Sanitary Provisions. Part VI.Einancial and Miscellaneous Provisions. A 2 3 [Oh. CV.] Southend-on-Sea Corporation [3 & 4 GEO. 5.] Act, 1913. A.D. 1913. 3. In this Act the several words and expressions to which Interprte- meanings are assigned by the Acts wholly or partially incortion. porated herewith or by the Public Health Acts hve the same respective meanings unless there be something in the subject or context rpugnant to such construction And in this Act unless the subject or context otherwise requires "The existing borough" means the borough of Southend- on-Sea as it existed immediately prior to the commencement of Part II. of this Act; " The borough " 'means the borough as extended by this Act; "The Corporation" means the mayor aldermen and burgesses of the existing borough or of the borough (as the context may require); "The council" means the council of the existing borough or of the borough (as the context may require) ; "The mayor" "the town clerk" "the surveyor" "the mdical officer" and "the treasurer" mean respectively the mayor the town clerk the surveyor the mdical officer of health and the treasurer of the existing borough or of the borough (as the context may require) ; "The borough fund" "the borough rate" "the district fund" and "the gnerai district rate" mean respectively the borough fund the borough rate the district fund and the gnerai district rate of the borough; " The county " means the administrative county of Essex and "the county council" means the council of that administrative county ; "County councillors" means county councillors of the county ; "The urban district" and "the urban council" mean respectively the urban district of Leigh-on-Sea and the urban district council of that district; " The rural district " and " the rural council " mean respectively the rural district of Rochford and the council of that district; 4 [3 & 4 GEO. 5.] Southend-on-Sea Corporation [Oh. CV.] Act, 1913. "The Leigh added area" means the urban district and A.D. 1913. " the Eastwood added area " means so much of the parish of Eastwood in the rural district as is defined in the section of this Act the marginal note whereof is " Extension of borough " ; "The added areas" means the Leigh added area and the Eastwood added area ; "The Act of 1888" and "the Act of 1894" mean respec- tively the Local Government Act 1888 and the Local Government Act 1894; "The appointed day" means the first day of April nineteen hundred and fourteen; " The Municipal Corporations Acts " means the Municipal Corporations Act 1882 and the Acts amending and extending the same ; " Daily penalty " means a penalty for every day on which any offence is continued by a person after conviction; "Infectious disease" means any infectious disease to which the Infectious Disease (Notification) Act 1889 for the time being applies within the borough; "The Act of 1909" means the Southend-on-Sea Corporation Act 1909; " Statutory security " " statutory borrowing power " and " revenues of the Corporation " hve the meanings assigned to them respectively by section 4 (Interprtation) of the Act of 1909. PAET IL EXTENSION OF BOROUGH AND AMALGAMATION OF PARISHES. 4. This -Part of this Act shall except so far as is otherwise Commence- herein expressly provided and except so far as there may be pentT! , anything in the subject-matter or context inconsistent therewith Act. corne into opration on the ninth day of November nineteen hundred and thirteen and that date is in this Part of this Act referred to as "the commencement of this Part of this Act": Provided that for the purposes of the parish burgess lists and burgess roll and other lists to be made for the borough under the Municipal Corporations Acts of the lists of county A3 5 [Ch. CV.] Southend-on-Sea Corporation [3 & 4 GEO. 5.] Act, 1913. A.D. 1913. electors and the county registers to be made for the county of Essex in pursuance of the County Electors Act 1888 or any Act amending that Act of the lists and registers of parochial electors and any other lists or registers to be made in pursuance of the Act...

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