Wolverhampton Corporation Act 1932

Publication Date:January 01, 1932
 
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Wolverhampton Corporation Act 1932

(22 & 23 Geo. 5) c. xc

An Act to alter the boundaries of the borough of Wolverhampton to confer further powers upon the mayor aldermen and burgesses of that borough with regard to the provision and working of trolley vehicles to authorise them to construct street works and to acquire lands for those and other purposes to extend the area for the supply of water by the Corporation and to make further provision with regard to their water and electricity undertakings and the health local government and improvement of the borough and for other purposes.

[12th July 1932]

[22&23GE0.5.] Wokerkamptm Corporation Act, 1932. [Ch. xc] CHAPTER xc. vs&zz ttz i *borough ** upon the m** Ja further Powers ~~ that borough^h St tf b~ 0f working of trolley rlm^llT10^ to construct street works and to i' .*T for thosp n,i *t t0 acqre lands area for rt! her, pUrPoses to extend the and to makPUPf \? W^ ^the Corporation ana to make further provision with reeard he helltl8 oeoard deCtridty ***X ine neaJth local government and improvement of the borough and for other purposes [12th July 1932.] WHooRmtf 5" lTg? 1 WoI*pton to the local^lT1161^*11^11111"^^1^ Provisions of the schednl! aand.of,the 0rders specified in Part II of that scnedule are m force in the existing borough : and ttlJ^8 f6 ^ban digtrict of Wednesfield bu7v LPansheS+r *hips of Upper Penn and Bush- bury aw respectively situated in the administrative [Price 2s. 6d. Net.] A i [Ch. XC] Wolverhampton [22 & 23 Geo. 5.] Corporation Act, 1932. A.D. 1932. county of Stafford and immediately adjoin the existing borough: And whereas it is expedient to alter or extend the boundaries of the existing borough so as to include within the borough part of the said urban district of Wednesfield and parts of the said parishes or townships of Upper Perm and Bushbury: And whereas the Corporation are the owners of the undertaking whereby the existing borough and certain areas in the neighbourhood thereof are supplied with electricity and it is expedient to make provision for enabling the Corporation to acquire by agreement those parts of the undertaking of the Midland Electric Corporation for Power Distribution (Limited) which are situate in the areas proposed to be included in the borough : And whereas the Corporation are the owners of and are working systems of trolley vehicles and omnibuses within their borough and in the neighbourhood thereof and it is expedient to empower the Corporation subject to the provisions of this Act to use and run trolley vehicles along the routes referred to in this Act: And whereas it is expedient to authorise the Corporation to construct the street works referred to in this Act and to acquire lands for and in connection with the construction of such street works and for the other purposes referred to in this Act: And whereas by the Wolverhampton Corporation Act 1925 and the Wolverhampton Corporation Act 1928 the Corporation were empowered to construct certain street works referred to therein respectively and to acquire lands for and in connection therewith but in certain cases such lands have not yet been acquired and it is expedient to revive the power to acquire such lands where the same has expired and in other cases to extend the time within which such acquisition may take place : And whereas the Corporation are the owners of the undertaking whereby the existing borough and certain areas in the neighbourhood thereof are supplied with water and it is expedient to extend the limits within which the Corporation may supply water so as to include therein the parish " of Pattingham (or 2 [22 & 23 Geo. 5.] Wolverhampton [Ch xc 1 Corporation Act, 1932. Pattenham) in the rural district of Seisdon and to confer A.D 1932. further powers upon them in connection with their water undertaking: And whereas, it is expedient to make further and better provision with regard to the health local government and improvement of the borough and that the powers of the Corporation in regard thereto should be enlarged as is provided by this Act: And whereas it is expedient to make further provision with regard to the finances of the Corporation and the application of the revenues of their several undertakings: 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: And wrhereas estimates have been prepared by the Corporation for the purposes hereinafter mentioned and such estimates are as follows: The construction of the street works £ authorised by this Act - - - 5,150 The provision of trolley vehicles - - 22,000 The provision of electrical equipment and the construction of other works necessary for working the trolley vehicle routes authorised by this Act 21,500 The reconstruction and replacing of the weir intake works engines boilers filtration plant and other works at the Cosford waterworks of the Cor poration 70,000 The extension of mains and other pur poses of the waterworks of the Corporation 50,000 And whereas the works included in such estimates are permanent w^orks 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 : A 2 3 [Ch. XC] Wolverhampton [22 & 23 Geo. 5.] Corporation Act, 1932. A.D. 1932, And whereas plans and sections showing the lines and levels of the works authorised by 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 the lands required or which may be taken for the purposes or under the powers of this Act were duly deposited with the town clerk of the borough and with the clerk of the county council of the administrative county of Stafford and are hereinafter respectively 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. PEELTMTJSfABY. Short title. 1. This Act may be cited as the Wolverhampton Corporation Act 1932. Division of Act into Parts. 2. This Act is divided into Parts as follows: Part I.Preliminary. Part II.Extension of borough. Part III.Lands and street works. Part IV.Transport. Part V.Water supply. Part VI.Improvement provisions. Part VII.Financial provisions. Part VIII.Miscellaneous provisions. Incorpora- 3. The Lands Clauses Acts (so far as the same are tion of Acts, applicable for the purposes and are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act) are hereby incorporated with this Act with the following exceptions and modification (namely): (a) Sections 127 to 132 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 are not incorporated with this Act; 4 [22 & 23 Geo. 5.] Wolverhampton [Ch xc i Corporation Act, 1932. (6) The bond required by section 85 of the Lands A.D. 1932. Oauses Consohdation Act 1845 shall be sufficient without the addition of the sureties mentioned m that section. 4.-(l) In this Act the several words and expressions Interprets to which meanmgs are assigned by the Acts wholly or ST partially incorporated herewith or by the Pubhc Health Acts shall 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 " Existing " in relation to any area altered by this Act means existing immediately before the appointed day; " The borough " means until the appointed day the existing borough of Wolverhampton and thereafter the existing borough of Wolverhampton as extended by this Act; " The Corporation " means the mayor aldermen and burgesses of the borough; " The council" means the council of the borough; " The mayor " " the town clerk " and " the treasurer" mean respectively the mayor the town clerk and the treasurer of the borough and include respectively any person duly authorised to discharge temporarily the duties of those offices respectively; " The general rate fund " and " the general rate " mean respectively the general rate fund and the general rate of the borough; " The local Acts " means the local Acts specified in Part I of the First 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 appointed day " means the first day of April nineteen hundred and thirty-three; [Oh. XC] Wolverhampton [22 & 23 Geo. 5.] Corporation Act, 1932. AD. 1932. " The borough map " means the map marked " Map " of the borough of Wolverhampton as extended " by the Wolverhampton Corporation Act " 1932 " and signed in triphcate by the Right Honourable the Earl of Onslow the Chairman of the Committee of the House of Lords to which the Bill for this Act was referred one copy of which has been deposited in the Parliament Office in the House of Lords one in the Committee and 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 Corpora-" tion Act 1932 " and signed in triphcate by the Right Honourable the Earl of Onslow the Chairman of the Committee of the House of Lords to which the Bill for this Act was referred one copy of which has been deposited in the Parliament Office in the House of Lords one in the Committee and Private Bill Office of the House of Commons and one with the town clerk at his...

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