Wolverhampton Corporation Act 1926

Publication Date:January 01, 1926
 
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Wolverhampton Corporation Act 1926

(16 & 17 Geo. 5) c. cvi

An Act to alter the boundaries of the borough of Wolverhampton to empower the mayor aldermen and burgesses of that borough to acquire lands and for other purposes.

[4th August 1926]

[16 & 17 Geo. 5.] Wolverhampton [Ch. CVi.] Corporation Act, 1926, CHAPTER cvi. An Act to alter the boundaries of the borough of a.d. 1926. Wolverhampton to empower the mayor alder-men and burgesses of that borough to acquire lands and for other purposes. [4th August 1926.] W HEREAS the borough of Wolverhampton in the county of Stafford (hereinafter called " 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 unrepealed provisions of the local Acts specified in Part I. of the First Schedule to this Act and of the Orders specified in Parts II. III. and IV. of that schedule are in force in the existing borough : And whereas the urban district of Heath Town the parish of Bushbury in the rural district of Cannock the township of Upper Penn in the rural district of Seisdon and the detached part of the parish of Wrottesley in the rural district of Seisdon which lies between the said parish of Bushbury and the parish of Codsall are respectively situate in the administrative county of Stafford and immediately join the existing borough : And whereas it is expedient to alter and extend the boundaries of the existing borough so as to include within the borough the urban district of Heath Town and parts of the township of Upper Penn the parish of [Price 2s. Net.] A 1 [Ch. cvi.] Wolverhampton [16 & 17 Geo. 5.] Corporation Act, 1926. A.D. 1926. Bushbury and the above-mentioned detached part of ~ the parish of Wrottesley : And whereas the existing borough is co-extensive with the existing township of Wolverhampton which forms part of the Wolverhampton Union and the urban district of Heath Town is co-terminous with the existing parish of Heath Town and it is expedient to alter and extend the boundaries of the existing township of Wolverhampton so as to include within that township the parish of Heath Town and parts of the parish of Bushbury and of the township of Upper Penn and of the said detached part of the parish of WTrottesley and to provide that the township of Wolverhampton as so extended shall form part of the Wolverhampton Union : And whereas it is expedient to empower the Corporation to acquire lands in the existing borough for the several purposes referred to in this Act: And whereas it is expedient to enlarge the borrowing powers of the Corporation for the purposes of the Wolverhampton Order 1896 (No. 2) and to authorise the Corporation to borrow further moneys for the general purposes of their water undertaking : And whereas by an agreement dated the twenty-seventh day of May eighteen hundred and sixty-eight and made between the company of proprietors of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Navigation and the local board of health of the borough and corporate district of Wolverhampton (the predecessors of the Corporation) which agreement is set forth in the Fourth Schedule to the Wolverhampton Improvement Act 1869 and is confirmed by that Act provision was made for the construction of a conduit or sewage duct for conveying the sewage of the existing borough over the canal of the company into the lands and works of the said board and for no other purpose and it is expedient to authorise such conduit or sewage duct to be used for the conveyance of sewage of districts other than the existing borough : And whereas it is expedient that the other provisions contained in this Act be enacted : And whereas the purposes of this Act cannot be effected without the authority of Parliament: 2 [16 & 17 Geo. 5.] Wolverhampton [Ch. cvi.] Corporation Act, 1926. And whereas an estimate has been prepared by the A.D. 1926. Corporation for the purposes hereinafter mentioned and such estimate is as follows : For new water mains extensions of £ mains and other waterworks pur poses - 50,000 And whereas the works included in such estimate 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 of the lands required or which may be taken for the purposes or under the powers of this Act and also a book of reference containing the names of the owners and lessees or reputed owners and lessees and of the occupiers of those lands were duly deposited with the clerk of the peace for the county of Stafford and are hereinafter respectively referred to as the deposited plans 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 : Part I. Preliminary. This Act may be cited as the Wolverhampton Short title. Corporation Act 1926. This Act is divided into Parts as follows : Division Part I.-Prehminary. ? Starts. Part II.Extension. Part III.Lands. Part IV.Financial and miscellaneous provisions. 3. The Lands Clauses Acts (so far as the same are Incorpora- applicable for the purposes and are not inconsistent tion of with the provisions of this Act) are hereby incorporated Acts- A 2 3 [Ch. CVi.] Wolverhampton [16 & 17 Geo. 5.] Corporation Act, 1926. A.D. 1926. with this Act with the following exception and modifi--" cation (namely): Section 127 (Lands not wanted to be sold or in default to vest in owners of adjoining lands) of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 is not incorporated with this Act; The bond required by section 85 (Promoters to be allowed to enter on lands before purchase on making deposit by way of security and giving bond) 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. Interpretation of terms. 4.(1) In this Act the several words and expressions to which meanings are assigned by the Acts wholly or partially incorporated herewith or by the Public Health 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 borough" means the existing borough as extended by this Act; " The Corporation " means as the context requires the mayor aldermen and burgesses of the existing borough or of the borough acting by the council; " The council" means the council of the borough; " The town clerk " and. " the treasurer " , mean respectively the town clerk and the treasurer of the borough and respectively include any person duly authorised to discharge temporarily the duties of those offices; " The county" and " the county council" mean respectively the administrative county of Stafford and the county council of that county,; " The appointed day " means the first day of April nineteen hundred and twenty-seven; "The borough fund" and "the borough rate" mean respectively the borough fund and borough rate of the borough; 4 [16 & 17 Geo. 5.] Wolverhampton [Qh. CVi.J Corporation Act, 1926. " The borough map " means the map marked " Map A.D. 1926 " of the borough of Wolverhampton as extended - " by the Wolverhampton Corporation Act 1926 " and signed in triplicate by the Right Honourable Viscount Younger of Leckie the Chairman of the Committee of the House of Lords to which 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 Private Bill Office of the House of Commons and one with the town clerk at his office; " The ward map " means the map marked " Map of " the wards of the borough of Wolverhampton " as extended by the Wolverhampton Cor-" poration Act 1926 " and signed in triplicate by the Right Honourable Viscount Younger of Leckie the Chairman of the Committee of the House of Lords to which 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 Private Bill Office of the House of Commons and one with the town clerk at his office; " The Heath Town District" and " the Heath Town Council" mean respectively the existing urban district of Heath Town (otherwise Wednesfield Heath) the area whereof is coloured blue on the borough map and the urban district council of that district; " The Cannock District" and " the Cannock Council" mean respectively the rural district of Cannock and the rural district council of that district; " The Seisdon District" and " the Seisdon Council" mean respectively the rural district of Seisdon and the rural district council of that district; " The rural councils " means the Cannock Council and the Seisdon Council; " The added part of Bushbury " means the part of the existing parish of Bushbury which is coloured grey on the borough map and " the excluded part of Bushbury " and " the parish of Bushbury " mean respectively the remaining part thereof; 5 [Ch. CVi.] Wolverhampton [16 & 17 Geo. 5.] Corporation Act, 1926. A.D. 1926. " The added part of Upper Penn " means the part of the existing parish of Upper Penn which is coloured purple on the borough map and " the excluded part of Upper Penn" means the remaining part thereof; " Wrottesley detached" means the part of the existing parish of Wrottesley which is marked on the borough map " Wrottesley (Det.) "; " The added part of Wrottesley " means the part of Wrottesley detached which is coloured green on the borough map and " the excluded part of Wrottesley" means the remaining part of Wrottesley detached; " The parish of Wrottesley" means the existing parish of...

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