Worcester Corporation Act 1951

Publication Date:January 01, 1951
 
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Worcester Corporation Act 1951

(14 & 15 Geo. 6) c. xliv

An Act to extend the boundary of the city of Worcester and of the county of the same city to make further provision for the improvement health local government and finances of the city and for other purposes.

[1st August 1951]

14 & 15 Geo. 6 Worcester Corporation Act, 1951 Ch. xliv CHAPTER xliv An Act to extend the boundary of the city of Worcester and of the county of the same city to make further provision for the improvement health local government and finances of the city and for other purposes. [1st August 1951.] w HEREAS (1) The city of Worcester and the county of the same city is a county borough under the local government of the mayor aldermen and citizens of the city of Worcester (in this Act called " the Corporation "): The parishes of Hindlip North Claines Saint Martin County and Warndon in the rural district of Droitwich and the parish of Whittington in the rural district of Pershore are respectively situated in the administrative county of Worcester and adjoin or are in close proximity to the city: It is expedient to alter and extend the boundary of the city so as to include therein parts of the said parishes: It is expedient to include in the said rural district of Pershore a part of the said rural district of Droitwich: It is expedient to make further provision in relation to the health local government and improvement of the city: It is expedient to make further provision in regard to the finances of the city: It is expedient that the other provisions contained in this Act be enacted: (8) The purposes of this authority of Parliament: Act cannot be effected without the 1 Ch. xlh Worcester Corporation Act, 1951 14 & 15 Geo. 6 23 & 24 Geo. c. 51. Short and collective titles. Division into Parts (9) In relation to the promotion of the Bill for this Act the 5. requirements of Part XIII of the Local Government Act 1933 have been observed: 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 1.(1) This Act may be cited as the Worcester Corporation Act 1951. (2) The local Acts as defined in section 4 (Interpretation) of this Act and this Act may together be cited as the Worcester Corporation Acts 1835 to 1951. Part Part 2. This Act is divided into Parts as follows: I.Preliminary. II.Extension of city. Part III.Land. Part IV.Streets. Part V.Sanitation and buildings. Part VI.Nuisances and offensive trades. Part VII.Infectious diseases. Part VIII.Food. Part IX.Establishments for massage or special treatment. X.Parks cemeteries and other municipal property. ~^Sale of coke wood fuel etc. Part Incorporation of Lands Qauses Acts. Interpretation 26 Geo. 5. & 1 Edw. 8. c.49. Part XL-Part XII.Weights and measures. Part XIII.Public order and public safety. Part XIV.Finance rating superannuation etc. Part XV.Miscellaneous. Part XVI.General. 3. The Lands Clauses Acts (so far as such Acts are applicable for the purposes of and are not inconsistent with the provisions of this. Act) are hereby incorporated with and form part of this Act. 4.(1) In this Act the several words and expressions to which meanings are assigned by sections 90 110 and 343 of the Public Health Act 1936 have the same respective meanings unless there be something in the subject or context repugnant to such construction. 2 14 & 15 Geo. 6 Worcester Corporation Ch. xliv Act, 1951 (2) In this Act unless the subject or context otherwise pART i requires com, " The Act of 1885 " and " the Act of 1926 " mean respec- 48 & 49 Vicf. tively the Worcester Extension Act 1885 and the c. clxiv. Worcester Corporation Act 1926; 16 & 17 Geo. 5 C XCV11 " The Act of 1929 " " the Act of 1933 " and " the Act of 19 & 26 Geo. 5 1936" mean respectively the Local Government Actc. 17. 1929 the Local Government Act 1933 and the Public Health Act 1936; " The Act of 1950 " means the Public Utilities Street Works 14 Geo. 6. Act 1950; c. 39. " The added areas " means the added part of Hindlip the added part of North Claines the added part of Saint Martin County the added part of Warndon and the added part of Whittington; " The added part of Hindlip " " the added part of North Claines " " the added part of Saint Martin County " " the added part of Warndon " and " the added part of Whittington " mean respectively the parts of those parishes which are included within the inner edge of the pink line on the city map and " the excluded part of Hindlip " " the excluded part of North Claines " " the excluded part of Saint Martin County " " the excluded part of Warndon" a:nd " the excluded part of Whittington" mean respectively the remaining parts of those parishes; " The appointed day " for the purposes of this section and of Part II (Extension of city) of this Act means the first day of April nineteen hundred and fifty-two and for the purpose of any other provision in this Act has the meaning assigned to it by section 219 (The appointed day) of this Act; " Authorised security " means any mortgage stock bond or other security which the Corporation are for the time being authorised to grant create or issue or upon or by means of which the Corporation are for the time being authorised to raise money; " The city " means before the appointed day the existing city of Worcester and county of the same city and on and after the appointed day the city of Worcester and county of the same city as altered by this Act; " The city map " means the map marked " city map " signed in triplicate by Raymond Jones Gunter the chairman of the committee of the House of Commons to which the Bill for this Act was referred one copy of which map has been deposited in the office of the Clerk of the Parliaments House of Lords one in the Private Bill Office of the House of Commons and one with the towa clerk at his office; 3 Ch. xliv Worcester Corporation 14 & 15 Geo. 6 Act, 1951 Part i " The commission ,: means the British Transport Commis- com. sion and any reference to the commission in relation to any functions of the commission which are for the time being delegated to an executive in pursuance of I0 & 11 Geo. 6. section 5 of the Transport Act 1947 shall be construed c. 49. as a reference to that executive; " Contravention" includes a failure to comply and " contravene " shall be construed accordingly ; " The Corporation " means the mayor aldermen and citizens of the city acting by the council; 44 Corporation undertaking " means the water undertaking of the Corporation and any undertaking of the Corporation for the time being existing from which revenue is derived and which is determined by a resolution of the council to be a Corporation undertaking ; " The council " means the council of the city ; (t The county" means the administrative county of Worcester and " the county council" means the county council of the county; " County offices " means any land or building which is for the time being occupied and used by the county council 51 & 52 Vict. for the purposes of the Local Government Act 1888 or c. 41. any Act amending or extending the same; " Daily penalty " means a penalty for each day on which an offence is continued after conviction therefor; "The Droitwich district" and "the Droitwich Council" mean respectively the rural district of Droitwich and the council of that district; " The electricity board " means the Midlands Electricity Board ; " Enactment" includes an enactment in this Act or in any general or local Act and any order byelaw or regulation for the time being in force within the city; " Existing " in relation to any area altered by this Act means existing immediately before the appointed day; " Financial year " means the period of twelve months ending on the thirty-first day of March; l & 2 Geo 6. " Food " has the same meaning as in the Food and Drugs c. 56. Act 1938 ; " The gas board " means the West Midlands Gas Board; " The general rate fund " and " the general rate " mean respectively the general rate fund and the general rate of the city; 4 14 & 15 Geo. 6 Worcester Corporation Ch. xliv Act, 1951 " The Lands Clauses Acts " means the Lands Clauses Acts pArt I as modified by the Acquisition of Land (Assessment of cont. Compensation) Act 1919 by Part V of the Town and 9 & 10 Geo. 5. Country Planning Act 1947 by the Lands Tribunal c.57. Act 1949 and by this Act; * *x l Geo*6 C* 31. ?" The local Acts " means the local Acts specified in Part 112 13 & 14 of the First Schedule to this Act and the Orders speci-Geo- 6-c-42* fied in Part II of that schedule and so much of the confirmation Acts specified in that Part as relates to those Orders; " The Minister " means the Minister of Local Government and Planning; " The parish councils " means the parish councils of the parishes of North Claines and Whittington and the parish meetings of the parishes of Hindlip Saint Martin County and Warndon; " The parishes map " means the map marked " parishes map " signed in triplicate by Raymond Jones Gunter the chairman of the committee of the House of Commons to which the Bill for this Act was referred one copy of which map has been deposited in the office of the Clerk of the Parliaments House of Lords one in the Private Bill Office of the House of Commons and one with the town clerk at his office; " The Pershore district" and " the Pershore Council " mean respectively the rural district of Pershore and the council of that district; " Revenues of the Corporation " includes all such funds rates contributions and revenues receivable by the Corporation as are mentioned in section 218 of the Act of 1933 ; " The rural districts " means the Droitwich district and the Pershore district and " the rural councils" means the councils of those districts ; " Statutory borrowing power " includes a power of...

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