West Bromwich Corporation Act 1927

Publication Date:January 01, 1927
 
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West Bromwich Corporation Act 1927

(17 & 18 Geo. 5) c. lxxxvi

An Act to alter the boundaries of the borough of West Bromwich to empower the mayor aldermen and burgesses of that borough to acquire lands and to purchase portions of certain tramways outside the borough to provide and work trolley vehicles and omnibuses and for other purposes.

[29th July 1927]

[17 & 18 Geo. 5.] West Bromwich [Ch. lxxxvi.] Corporation Act, 1927. CHAPTER lxxxvi. An Act to alter the boundaries of the borough of ad. 1927. West Bromwich to empower the mayor aldermen and burgesses of that borough to acquire lands and to purchase portions of certain tramways outside the borough to provide and work trolley vehicles and omnibuses and for other purposes. [29th July 1927.] W HEREAS the borough of West Bromwich in the county of Stafford (hereinafter referred to as " the existing borough ") is a county borough under the government of the mayor aldermen and burgesses of the borough (hereinafter called " the Corporation "): And whereas the urban district of Perry Barr is situate in the administrative county of Stafford and immediately adjoins the existing borough: And whereas it is expedient that the existing borough should be extended so as to include part of the said urban district of Perry Barr : And whereas the Corporation supply the borough with gas and electricity and it is expedient that the area within which the Corporation are authorised to supply gas and electricity should be extended so as to include the part of the urban district of Perry Barr which is by this Act added to the existing borough and that the said part of Perry Barr should as regards the supply of electricity and gas be excluded from the limits of supply of the corporation of Birmingham : [Price 3s. Net.] A 1 [Ch. Ixxxvi.] ? West Bromwich [17 & 18 Geo; 5.] Corporation Act, 1927. A.D. 1927. And whereas the Corporation own the tramways within the borough and it is expedient to authorise them to purchase portions of tramways outside the borough as provided by this Act and to work or discontinue and remove the same when acquired by them and to provide and work vehicles adapted for use upon roads without rails and moved by mechanical power conveyed by overhead wires and trolleys (in this Act called '" trolley vehicles ") in lieu thereof and along the routes of any tramways belonging to the Corporation and along the routes described in this Act and to confer upon the Corporation all necessary and convenient powers in regard thereto : And whereas in order to run trolley vehicles through the Market Place in the urban district of Oldbury in the county of Worcester it is expedient to enlarge and extend the said Market Place as by this Act provided and to authorise the Corporation for the purposes of such enlargement and extension to acquire the ancient churchyard in the said Market Place : And whereas it is expedient to empower the Corporation to provide and work omnibuses within and outside the borough as provided in 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 estimates have been prepared by the Corporation for the purposes hereinafter mentioned and such estimates are as follows: £ For the execution of the work by this Act authorised - 2,000 For the acquisition of lands therefor - 500 For the purchase of tramways - - 26,000 For the provision of trolley vehicles and omnibuses - - - - - 26,000 For the provision of electrical equipment and the construction of other works necessary for working trolley vehicles 10,000 9 [17 & 18 Geo. 5.] West Bromwich [Oh. lxxxvi.] -Corporation Act, 1927. For the reconstruction of the roads upon £ A.D. 1927, which the portions of tramways to - be discontinued and removed under the provisions of this Act are situate 8,000 For the provision of garage for omnibuses and trolley vehicles - 9,000 And whereas the several works included in such estimates are permanent works and it is expedient that the cost thereof should be spread over a term of years : 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 : And whereas plans and sections showing the lines situations and levels of the work authorised by this Act and a book of reference to those plans containing the names of the owners or reputed owners lessees or reputed lessees and of the occupiers of the lands required or which may be taken for the purposes or under the powers of fchis Act have been deposited with the clerk of the peace for the county of Worcester and are in this Act referred to as the deposited plans sections and book of reference : 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): Part I. Preliminary. This Act may be cited as the West Bromwich Short title. Corporation Act 1927. This Act is divided into Parts as follows : Division of Part I.Preliminary. ^nto Part II.Extension of borough. Part III.Tramways trolley vehicles and omnibuses. Part IV.Lands and work. Part V.Financial. Part VI.Miscellaneous. A 2 3 f[Gh. IXXXVJb] 'West.Bromwich r[17.-&vl^,^B0.75s] Corporation Act, 1927. ^.D. 1927. z 3. The* Lands Clausesi Acts (so far as the same are ,-=- applicable rfor the purposes and are not; inconsistent Incorpora- ^^ ^q proyisions of this Act) are incorporated with Lands and-form part of this Act with the following exception Clauses and modification : c s" (a) Seetion 127 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act .1845. (relating to the sale of superfluous lands) is not incorporated with this Act; (6) The bond required by section 85 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 shall be under the corporate seal of the Corporation and; shall be sufficient without the addition of the sureties mentioned in that section. Interpreta- 4. In this Act unless the subject or context otherwise tkm. requires" "The existing borough" means the borough as existing immediately before the commencement of Part II (Extension.of borough) of this Act; " The borough " until the date of commencement of the said Part II means the existing borough and . as from that date means 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 of West Broniwich acting by the council; " The mayor " " the town clerk " " the medical officer " mean respectively the mayor the town clerk and the medical officer of the borough and respectively-include any person duly authorised to discharge temporarily the duties of those officers respectively; " The added area " means -so. much of the urban district Of Perry Barr in the county of Stafford as is coloured yellow and edged red on the borough plan hereinafter referred to; " The county " and " the county council" mean respectively the administrative county of Stafford and the county council of that county; " The Perry Barr Council " means the urban district council of Perry Barr; 4 [17 & 18". Geo. 5.] West Bromwich [0h. IxxaeVl.]! Corporation Act, 1927. " The borough plan " means the plan of the borough A^i). 1927, signed.in triplicate by John Wells Wainwright -"*""? Hopkins the. Chairman of the Committee of the House of Commons to whom the Bill for this Act. was referred of which copies are to be deposited as mentioned in subsection (-1) of the section.of this Act of which the marginal note is " Deposit of borough plan " ; " The borough fund" and " the borough rate" mean' respectively the borough fund and the borough rate of the borough or as from the date on which the first new valuation list made under the Rating and Valuation Act 1925 comes into. force in the borough the general rate fund and the general rate of the borough; The expression " road authority " means with reference to any road or part of a road oyer which any proposed trolley vehicle or omnibus service will pass the authority company or person charged with or liable to contribute to the maintenance of such road or part of abroad; "The Act of 1900" means the West -Bromwich Corporation Act 1900; "The Act of 1913" means the West Bromwich Corporation Act 1913; " Statutory security " means any security in which trustees are for the time being by or under any Act of Parhameht passed or to be passed authorised., to, invest trust money and any mortgage bond debenture debenture stock stock or other security- authorised by or under any Act of Parliament passed or to be passed of any county council or municipal, corporation op other local authority as defined by section 34" of the Local Loans Act 1875 but does, not include, annuities rentcharges or securities transferable by .delivery or any securities of the; Corporation; " Statutory borrowing power" means any power whether or not coupled with a duty of borrowing or continuing on loan or re-borrowing money or of redeeming or paying off or- creating or continuing payment of or in respect - of anyi [Ch. lxxxvi,]; West Bromwich [1-7 & 18; Geo, S.f Corporation Act, 1927. A.B. 1927. Commencement of Act. annuity rentcharge rent or other security representing or granted in' lieu of consideration money for the time being existing under any Act of Parliament public or local passed or to be passed or under any Provisional Order confirmed by Act of Parliament passed of to be passed or under any order or sanction of any Government department made or given or to be made of given by authority of any Act of Parliament passed or to be passed. 5* This Act shall come into operation for the following purposes on the following dates respectively (that is to say):- (a) As regards Part II...

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