Preston Beach Promenade Bye Law
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council
BYELAWS FOR PRESTON BEACH PROMENADE
ARRANGEMENT OF BYELAWS
Byelaws made under section 83 of the Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1907 by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council for the prevention of danger, obstruction, or annoyance to persons using the esplanades or promenades.
1. In these byelaws:
“the Council” means Weymouth and Portland Borough Council;
“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
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;
“promenade” means the length of promenade in Weymouth between Sluice Gardens (from and including the ramp adjacent to the Rock Groyne and Overcombe Corner;
“motor vehicle” means a mechanically propelled vehicle other than an invalid carriage;
“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 other persons pulling or pushing the vehicle.
2. These byelaws apply to the length of promenade in Weymouth between Sluice Gardens (from and including the ramp adjacent to the Rock Groyne) and Overcombe Corner.
No person shall cycle on the promenade in such a manner as to cause danger or give reasonable grounds for annoyance to other persons using the promenade.
4. No person shall without reasonable excuse drive or bring a motor vehicle or trailer onto the promenade except—
(a) on any part of the promenade where there is a right of way for that class of vehicle; or
(b) for the purposes of direct access to any slipway set aside by the Council for the launching or recovery of any boat or vessel.
5. (1) No person shall skate, slide or ride on rollers, skateboards or other self- propelled vehicles on the promenades between 10.00 am and 6.30 pm from 1st July to 31st August.
(2) No person shall skate, slide or ride on rollers, skateboards or other self-propelled vehicles on the promenade in such a manner as to cause danger or give reasonable grounds for annoyance to other persons using the promenade.
6. No person shall on the promenade—
(a) obstruct any officer of the Council in the proper execution of his duties;
(b) obstruct any person carrying out an act which is necessary to the proper execution of a contract with the Council.
7. It shall not be an offence under these byelaws for an officer of the Council to do anything necessary for the proper execution of his duty or for any person acting in accordance with a contract with the Council to do anything necessary to the proper execution of that contract.
8. Every person who shall offend against any of these byelaws shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale.
9. (1) The byelaws, made under section 83 of the Public Health Acts (Amendment) Act 1907 relating to the promenade, by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council on 12 April 2000 and confirmed by the Secretary of State for the Home Office on 17 July 2000 are revoked.
THE COMMON SEAL of WEYMOUTH )
AND PORTLAND BOROUGH COUNCIL )
was hereunto affixed in the presence of:- )
Lara Altree – Legal Services Manager
Dated: 3rd August 2009
The foregoing byelaws are hereby confirmed by the Secretary of State and shall come into operation one calendar month after the date of confirmation.
Signed by authority of the Secretary of State
Senior Civil Servant
In the Department for Communities and Local Government
LONDON, SW1E 5DU
Date: 13 November 2009