Herschel Park Bylaws

So that all our visitors can enjoy the park we would like visitors to take notice of the following bylaws.

 

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(aa)        Byelaws made under section 164 of the Public Health Act 1875, section 15 of the Open Spaces Act 1906, sections 12 and 15 of the Open Spaces Act 1906 by the Council of the Borough of Slough with respect to pleasure grounds, public walks and open spaces.

PART 1

GENERAL

General Interpretation

  1. 1. In these byelaws:

“the Council” means the Council of the Borough of Slough;

“the ground” means any of the grounds listed in Schedule 1;

“designated area” means an area in the ground which is set aside for a specified purpose, that area and its purpose to be indicated by notices placed in a conspicuous position;

“invalid carriage” means a vehicle, whether mechanically propelled or not,

(a)   the unladen weight of which does not exceed 150 kilograms,

(b)  the width of which does not exceed 0.85 metres, and

(c)   which has been constructed or adapted for use for the carriage of a person suffering from a disability, and used solely by such a person.

Application

  1. 2. These byelaws apply to all of the areas listed in Schedule 1 unless otherwise stated.

PART 2

PROTECTION OF THE GROUND, ITS WILDLIFE AND THE PUBLIC

Protection of structures and plants

3.—(1) No person shall without reasonable excuse remove from or displace within the ground:

(a)   any barrier, post, seat, or implement, or any part of a structure or ornament provided for use in the laying out or maintenance of the ground; or

(b)  any stone, soil or turf or the whole or any part of any plant, shrub or tree.

(2) No person shall walk on or ride, drive or station a horse or any vehicle over:

(a)   any flower bed, shrub or plant;

(b)  any ground in the course of preparation as a flower bed or for the growth of any tree, shrub or plant; or

(c)   any part of the ground set aside by the Council for the renovation of turf or for other landscaping purposes and indicated by a notice conspicuously displayed.

Unauthorised erection of structures

  1. 4. No person shall without the consent of the Council erect any barrier, post, ride or swing, building or any other structure.

Grazing

  1. 5. No person shall without the consent of the Council turn out or permit any animal for which he is responsible to graze in the ground.

Protection of wildlife

  1. 6. No person shall kill, injure, take or disturb any animal, or engage in hunting or shooting, or the setting of traps or nets or the laying of snares.

Gates

7.—(1) No person shall leave open any gate to which this byelaw applies and which he has opened or caused to be opened.

(2) Byelaw 7(1) applies to any gate to which is attached, or near to which is displayed, a conspicuous notice stating that leaving the gate open is prohibited.

Camping

  1. 8. No person shall without the consent of the Council erect a tent or use a vehicle, caravan or any other structure for the purpose of camping.

Fires

9.—(1) No person shall light a fire or place, throw or drop a lighted match or any other thing likely to cause a fire.

(2) Byelaw 9(1) shall not apply to:

(a)   any event at which the Council has given permission that fires may be lit.

Missiles

  1. 10. No person shall throw or use any device to propel or discharge in the ground any object which is liable to cause injury to any other person.

Interference with life-saving equipment

  1. 11. No person shall except in case of emergency remove from or displace within the ground or otherwise tamper with any life-saving appliance provided by the Council.

PART 3

HORSES, CYCLES AND VEHICLES

Interpretation of Part 3

  1. 12. In this Part:

“designated route” means a route in or through the grounds which is set aside for a specified purpose, that route and its purpose to be indicated by notices placed in a conspicuous position;

“motor cycle” means a mechanically propelled vehicle, not being an invalid carriage, with less than four wheels and the weight of which does not exceed 410 kilograms;

“motor vehicle” means a mechanically propelled vehicle other than a motor cycle or invalid carriage;

“trailer” means a vehicle drawn by a motor vehicle, and includes a caravan.

Overnight parking

  1. 13. No person shall without the consent of the Council leave or cause or permit to be left any motor cycle, motor vehicle or trailer in the ground between the hours of 12 midnight and 6 a.m.

PART 4

PLAY AREAS, GAMES AND SPORTS

Interpretation of Part 4

  1. 14. In this Part:

“ball games” means any game involving throwing, catching, kicking, batting or running with  any ball or other object designed for throwing and catching, but does not include cricket;

“golf course” means any area within the ground set aside for the purposes of playing golf and includes any golf driving range, golf practice area or putting course;

“self-propelled vehicle” means a vehicle other than a cycle, invalid carriage or pram which is propelled by the weight or force of one or more persons skating, sliding or riding on the vehicle or by one or more persons pulling or pushing the vehicle.

Children’s play areas

15. (1) No person aged 14 years or over shall enter or remain in a designated area which is a children’s play area unless bona fide in charge of a child under the age of 14 years.

(2) Byelaw 15(1) only applies to the grounds listed in Schedule 2.

Children’s play apparatus

  1. 16. No person aged 14 years or over shall use any apparatus stated to be for the exclusive use of persons under the age of 14 years by a notice conspicuously displayed on or near the apparatus.

Skateboarding Etc.

  1. 17. No person shall skate, slide or ride on rollers, skateboards or other self-propelled vehicles in such a manner as to cause danger or give reasonable grounds for annoyance to other persons.

Ball games (1)

18.(1) No person shall play ball games in the ground.

(2) Byelaw 18(1) only applies to the grounds listed in Part 1 of Schedule 3.

Ball games (2)

19. (1) No person shall play ball games outside a designated area for playing ball games in such a manner:

(a)   as to exclude persons not playing ball games from use of that part;

(b)  as to cause danger or give reasonable grounds for annoyance to any other person in the ground; or

(c)   which is likely to cause damage to any tree, shrub or plant in the ground.

(2) Byelaw 19(1) only applies to the grounds listed in Part 2 of Schedule 3.

 

Ball games (3)

  1. 20. It is an offence for any person using a designated area for playing ball games to break any of the rules listed below, and conspicuously displayed on a sign in the designated area or when asked by any person to desist from breaking those rules. Any person using a designated area for playing ball games must comply with the following rules:

(1) No person shall play any game other than those ball games for which the area has been set aside.

(2) No person shall obstruct any other person who is playing in accordance with these rules.

(3) Where exclusive use has been granted to a person or group of persons by the Council for a specified period, no other person shall play during that period.

(4) Subject to paragraph (5), where the area is already in use by any person their permission to play must be sought by any other person wishing to play.

(5) Except where they have been granted exclusive use by the Council for more than two hours, any person using the area shall vacate it if they have played continuously for two hours or more and know that any other person wishes to use the area.

(6) No person shall play when a notice has been placed in a conspicuous position by the Council prohibiting play in that area of the ground.

 

Cricket

21. (1) No person shall throw or strike with a bat a cricket ball except in a designated area for playing cricket.

(2) Byelaw 21(1) only applies to those grounds set out in Schedule 4.

Archery

  1. 22. No person shall engage in the sport of archery except in connection with an event organised by or held with the consent of the Council.

Field Sports

  1. 23. No person shall throw or put any javelin, hammer, discus or shot except in connection with an event organised by or held with the consent of the Council.

Golf

  1. 24. No person shall drive, chip or pitch a hard golf ball

PART 5

WATERWAYS

Interpretation of Part 5

  1. 25. In this Part:

“boat” means any yacht, motor boat or similar craft but not a model or toy boat;

“power-driven” means driven by the combustion of petrol vapour or other combustible substances;

“waterway” means any river, lake, pool, or other body of water, and includes any fountain.

Bathing

  1. 26. No person shall without reasonable excuse bathe or swim in any waterway.

Ice Skating

  1. 27. No person shall step onto or otherwise place their weight upon any frozen waterway.

Boats

  1. 28. No person shall sail or operate any boat dinghy, canoe, sailboard, or inflatable on any waterway without the consent of the Council.

Pollution of waterways

  1. 29. No person shall foul or pollute any waterway.

Blocking of watercourses

  1. 30. No person shall cause or permit the flow of any drain or watercourse in the ground to be obstructed or diverted, or open, shut or otherwise move or operate any sluice or similar apparatus.

PART 6

OTHER REGULATED ACTIVITIES

Excessive noise

31.—(1) No person shall, after being requested to desist by any other person in the grounds:

(a)   by shouting or singing;

(b)  by playing on a musical instrument; or

(c)   by operating or permitting to be operated any radio, amplifier, tape recorder or similar device,

make or permit to be made any noise which is so loud or so continuous or repeated as to give reasonable cause for annoyance to other persons in the ground.

(2) Byelaw 31(1) does not apply to any person holding or taking part in any entertainment held with the consent of the Council.

Public shows and performances

  1. 32. No person shall without the consent of the Council hold or take part in any public show or performance.

Aircraft, hang-gliders and hot-air balloons

  1. 33. No person shall except in case of emergency or with the consent of the Council take off from or land in the ground in an aircraft, helicopter, hang-glider or hot-air balloon.

Kites

  1. 34. No person shall fly any kite in such a manner as to cause danger or give reasonable grounds for annoyance to any other person.

PART 7

MISCELLANEOUS

Obstruction

  1. 35. No person shall—

(a)   obstruct any officer of the Council in the proper execution of his duties;

(b)  obstruct any person carrying out an act which is necessarily to the proper execution of any contract with the Council; or

(c)   obstruct any other person in the proper use of the ground.

Savings (1)

  1. 36. It shall not be an offence under these byelaws for an officer of the Council or any person acting in accordance with a contract with the Council to do anything necessary to the proper execution of his duty.

Savings (2)

37. Nothing done in or under these byelaws shall in any respect prejudice or injuriously affect any public right of way through the ground, or the rights of any person acting lawfully by virtue of some estate, right or interest in, over or affecting the ground or any part of the ground.

Removal of offenders

  1. 38. Any person offending against any of these byelaws may be removed from the ground by an officer of the Council or a constable.

Penalty

  1. 39. Any person offending against any of these byelaws shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale.

Revocation

  1. 40. Byelaws 3 to 13 and 15 to 24 inclusive made by the Mayor, Alderman and Burgesses of the Borough of Slough on 19 July 1968 and confirmed by A R Bunker, An Assistant Under Secretary of State on 23 August 1968 relating to the ground are hereby revoked.

 

SCHEDULE 1

List of Grounds

The grounds referred to in byelaw 2 are as follows:

 

Albany Park

Lynch Hill Valley Open Space

Avebury Play Area

Manor Park Field

Bader Gardens Play Area

Maplin Park

Baylis Park

Marescroft Road Open Space

Bloom Park

Maryside Play Area

Bowyer Recreation Ground

Mercian Way Recreation Ground

Brammas Close Play Area

Mere Road Play Area

Bridport Spur Open Space

Monksfield Recreation Ground

Buckingham Avenue East Rest Garden

Montem Recreation Ground

Buttermere Avenue Open Space

Marunden Green

Cardigan Close Open Space

Northborough Road Park

Chalvey Brook Walk

Peartree Close Open Space

Chalvey Recreation Ground

Petersfield Avenue Play Area

Cippenham Recreation Ground

Phipps Road Green

Cippenham Village Green

Pippins Park

Cippenham Village Pond & Rose Gardens

Plaines Close Open Space

Copse Close Open Space

Quantock Close Open Space

Cocksherd Bluebell Wood

Richards Way Open Space

Concorde Way Open Space

Rochfords Gardens Open Space

Cromwell Drive Open Space

Salt Hill Park Cheap Louboutin Heels

Crown Meadow

Sheffield Road Rest Garden

Faraday Recreation Ground

Spackman’s Way Junior Play Area

Fenner Brockway Park

Spackman’s Way Senior Play Area

Ferrers Close Open Space

Springate Field

Gervaise Close Open Space

St Joseph’s Moray Drive Open Space

Godolphin Recreation Ground

Tower House Open Space, The Crescent

Goldsworthy Way Play Area

Two Mile Drive Open Space

Grampian Way Play Area

Upper Lees Recreation Ground

Granville Recreation Ground

Upton Court Park

Griffin Close Play Area

Upton Lea Recreation Ground

Halkingcroft Woods

Weekes Drive Recreation Ground

Harvey Park

Wentworth Avenue Play Area

Herschel Park

Westfield Hall Play Area

Herschel Park Extension

Windsor Meadows Linear Park

Horsemoor Green Recreation Ground

Wood Lane Ancient Monument

Kedermister Park

Yew Tree Road Rest Gardens

Kennedy Park

 

Langley Memorial Park.

 

Land between Britwell Road and Dovehouse Crescent as indicated shaded on the plan marked A

 

Land between Wintoun Path & The Lynch Pin Public House as indicated shaded on the plan marked B

 

Lascelles Park

 

Lismore Park Open Space

 

Local Park, Earls Lane, adjacent to Cippenham Community Centre

 

SCHEDULE 2

 

The grounds referred to in byelaw 15(2) are as follows

 

Avebury Play Area

Rochfords Gardens Open Space

Bader Gardens Play Area

Salt Hill Park,

Baylis Park

Spackmans Way Juniors Play Area

Bloom Park, Goodman Park

Spackmans Way Seniors Play Area

Bowyer Recreation Ground

Springate Field

Brammas Close Play Area

St. Joseph’s, Moray Drive Open Space

Bridport Spur Open Space

Two Mile Drive Open Space

Buckingham Avenue East Rest Garden

Upper Lees Recreation Ground

Cardigan Close Open Space

Upton Court Park East

Chalvey Recreation Ground

Upton Court Park West

Cippenham Recreation Ground

Upton Lea Recreation Ground.

Cocksherd Bluebell Wood

Weekes Drive Recreation Ground

Concorde Way Open Space

Wentworth Avenue Play Area

Copse Close Open Space

Westfield Hall Play Area

Cromwell Drive Open Space

Windsor Meadows Linear Park, Colin Way

Faraday Recreation Ground.

Windsor Meadows Linear Park, Mitchell Close

Fenner Brockway Park

 

Ferrers Close Open Space

 

Gervaise Close Open Space

 

Godolphin Recreation Ground

 

Goldsworthy Way Play Area

 

Grampian Way Play Area

 

Granville Recreation Ground

 

Griffin Close Play Area

 

Harvey Park Juniors

 

Harvey Park Seniors

 

Horsemoor Green Recreation Ground

 

Kedermister Park

 

Langley Memorial Park,

 

Lascelles Park

 

Lismore Park Open Space

 

Local Park Junior, Earls Lane adjacent to Cippenham Community Centre

 

Local Park Senior, Earls Lane adjacent to Cippenham Community Centre

 

Lynch Hill Valley Open Space

 

Manor Park

 

Maplin Park

 

Marescroft Road Open Space

 

Maryside Play Area

 

Mercian Way Recreation Ground

 

Mere Road Play Area

 

Monksfield Recreation Ground

 

Newchurch Road Open Space

 

Peartree Close Open Space

 

Petersfield Avenue Play Area

 

Pippins Park

 

Plaines Close Open Space

 

Quantock Close Open Space

 

Richards Way Open Space

 

SCHEDULE 3

PART 1

The grounds referred to in byelaw 18(2) are as follows:

 

Buckingham Avenue East Rest Garden

Marunden Green

Cippenham Village Pond & Rose Gardens

Newchurch Road Open Space

Cocksherd Bluebell Wood

Northborough Road Park

Copse Close Open Space

Peartree Close Open Space

Ferrers Close Open Space

Phipps Road Green

Gervaise Close Open Space

Plaines Close Open Space

Halkingcroft Woods

Sheffield Road Rest Garden

Herschel Park Extension

St. Joseph’s Open Space, Moray Drive

Land between Wintoun Path & The Lynch Pin Public House as indicated shaded on the plan marked B

Two Mile Drive Open Space

Land between Britwell Road and Dovehouse Crescent as indicated shaded on the plan marked A

Wood Lane Ancient Monument

Marescroft Road Open Space

Yew Tree Road Rest Gardens

PART 2

The grounds referred to in byelaw 19(2) are as follows

 

Albany Park

Maplin Park

Avebury Play Area

Mercian Way Recreation Ground

Bader Gardens Play Area

Montem Recreation Ground

Baylis Park

Pippins Park

Bowyer Recreation Ground

Richards Way Open Space

Cardigan Close Open Space

Rochfords Gardens Open Space

Chalvey Brook Walk

Salt Hill Park

Chalvey Recreation Ground

Springate Field

Cippenham Recreation Ground

Upton Court Park

Cippenham Village Green

Upton Lea Recreation Ground

Crown Meadow

Weekes Drive Recreation Ground

Faraday Recreation Ground

Westfield Hall Play Area

Godolphin Recreation Ground

Windsor Meadows Linear Park

Granville Recreation Ground

 

Harvey Park

 

Herschel Park

 

Horsemoor Green Recreation Ground

 

Kedermister Park

 

Kennedy Park

 

Langley Memorial Park.

 

Lascelles Park

 

Lismore Park Open Space

 

Local Park, Earls Lane adjacent to Cippenham Community Centre

 

Manor Park Field

 

SCHEDULE 4

The grounds referred to in byelaw 21(2) are as follows:

 

Avebury Play Area

Montem Recreation Ground

Bader Gardens Play Area

Newchurch Road Open Space

Brammas Close Play Area

Northborough Road Park

Bridport Spur Open Space

Peartree Close Open Space

Buckingham Avenue East Rest Garden

Petersfield Avenue Play Area

Buttermere Avenue Open Space

Phipps Road Green

Cardigan Close Open Space

Plaines Close Open Space

Chalvey Brook Walk

Quantock Close Open Space

Cippenham Village Pond & Rose Gardens

Sheffield Road Rest Garden

Cocksherd Bluebell Wood

Spackmans Way Juniors Play Area

Concorde Way Open Space

Spackmans Way Seniors Play Area

Copse Close Open Space

St. Joseph’s, Moray Drive Open Space

Cromwell Drive Open Space

Tower House Open Space, The Crescent

Crown Meadow

Two Mile Drive Open Space

Faraday Recreation Ground

Upper Lees Recreation Ground

Ferrers Close Open Space

Wentworth Avenue Play Area

Gervaise Close Open Space

Westfield Hall Play Area

Goldsworthy Way Play Area

Wood Lane Ancient Monument

Grampian Way Play Area

Yew Tree Road Rest Gardens

Griffin Close Play Area

 

Halkingcroft Woods

 

Herschel Park Extension

 

Land between Britwell Road and Dovehouse Crescent as indicated shaded on the plan marked A

 

Land between Wintoun Path & The Lynch Pin Public House as indicated shaded on the plan marked B

 

Marescroft Road Open Space

 

Marunden Green

 

Maryside Play Area

 

Mere Road Play Area

 

Dogs Fouling (Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996)

3. - (1) If a dog defecates at any time on designated land and a person who is in charge of the dog at that time fails to remove the faeces from the land forthwith, that person shall be guilty of an offence under the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 and be liable to conviction or payment of a fixed penalty

ROAD TRAFFIC ACT

 

Prohibition of driving motor vehicles elsewhere than on roads [Road Traffic Act 1988]
 34. (1) Subject to the provisions of this section, if without lawful authority a person drives a motor vehicle—

(a) on to or upon any common land, moorland or land of any other description, not being land forming part of a road, or

(b) on any road being a footpath or bridleway, he is guilty of an offence.