New byelaws for Broxbourne Borough Council have been approved and will come into force on Saturday 29 October.
New byelaws for Broxbourne Borough Council have been approved by the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, and will come into force on Saturday 29 October.
Byelaws are local laws created by the local authority, Broxbourne Borough Council, under specific powers given to the Council by certain Acts. For these newly created bylaws, it is section 164 of the Public Health Act 1875 and sections 12 and 15 of the Open Spaces Act 1906, and under section 235 of the Local Government Act 1972. Byelaws apply to the entirety of the Borough of Broxbourne, including parks and open spaces.
Two separate byelaws have been created, Byelaws for Good Rule and Government, which applies to the entire Borough of Broxbourne, and Byelaws for Pleasure Grounds, Public Walks and Open Spaces applies only to parks and open spaces in the Borough of Broxbourne. The byelaws apply to the protection and preservation of the ground, its wildlife and the public, and the safety of the Borough, including licensing and anti-social behaviour.
The byelaws were accepted by Full Council on 26 July and come into force on 29 October 2022. Any contravention of the byelaws is a criminal offence and anyone who breaks these laws can be tried in the Magistrates Court and fined if found guilty.
The byelaws are available to view in full on the Council’s website, here.