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Teynham & Lynsted Playing Fields Management Committee
[NOTE: The above committee was disbanded in 2012 and the field bought under the auspices of the Car Park and Playing Fields Committee. The bye laws however remain applicable]
B Y E L A W S made by the Parish Councils, of Teynham and Lynsted under section 8 (i) (d) of the Local Government Act. 1894. with respect to a PLAYING FIELD AT FROGNAL LANE. TEYNHAM.
1. Throughout these byelaws the expression “the Council” means a Joint Committee of the Parish Councils of Teynham and Lynsted and the expression “the ground” means the Playing Field at Frognal Lane, Teynham.
2. An act necessary to the proper execution of his duty on the ground by an officer of the Council. or by any person or servant of any person employed by the Council. shall not be deemed an offence against these byelaws.
3 A person shall not
(a) carelessly or negligently deface. injure, or destroy any wall or fence in or enclosing the ground, or any building, barrier, railing, post, or seat or any erection or ornament on the ground:
(b) wilfully, carelessly or negligently soil or defile any wall or fence in or enclosing the ground, or any building. barrier, railing, post, or seat or any erection or ornament on the ground.
4. A person shall not except in pursuance of a lawful agreement with the Council, or otherwise in the exercise of any lawful right or privilege bring or cause to be brought on to the ground any beast of draught or burden or any cattle, sheep, goats or pigs.
5. A person shall not cause or suffer any dog belonging him or in his control to enter or remain in the ground unless such dog be and continue to be under proper control at effectively restrained from causing annoyance to any person
6.. (i) A person shall not except in the exercise of lawful right or privilege bring or cause to be brought on the ground any barrow, truck, machine, or vehicle other than -
(a) a wheeled bicycle, tricycle or other similar machine
(b) a wheel-chair. perambulator, or chaise draw propelled by hand and used solely for the conveyance child or children or an invalid.
Provided that where the Council set apart a space on ground for use of any class of vehicle this byelaw shall not be deemed to prohibit the driving in or to that space by a direct route from the entrance to the ground of any vehicle of class for which it is set apart.
(ii) A person shall not except in the exercise of lawful right or privilege ride any bicycle, tricycle, or a similar machine on any part of the ground.
7. A person shall not affix any bill, placard, or notice or upon any tree, or to or upon any part of any building, or other erection on the ground.
8. A person shall not on the ground remove, cut. displace any gravel, soil, turf or plant.
9. Where the Council set apart any such part of the ground as may be fixed by the Council, and may be described notice board affixed or set up in some conspicuous position on the ground, for the purpose of any game specified in notice board, which, by reason of the rules or manner playing, or for the prevention of damage, danger, or comfort to any person on the ground, may necessitate exclusive use by the player or players of any space on s part of the ground—a persons shall not in any space c where on the ground play or take part in any game so specified in such a manner as to exclude persons not playing or taking part in the game from the use of such space.
10. A person shall not except with the consent of the Council erect any post. rail, fence, pole. tent, booth, stand. building, or other structure on the ground.
11. A person shall not on the ground
(a) beat, shake, sweep, brush, or cleanse any carpet. drugget, rug, or mat or any other fabric retaining dust or dirt:
(b) hang. spread, or deposit any linen or other fabric for drying or bleaching.
12. A person shall not on the ground wilfully obstruct, disturb, interrupt, or annoy any other person in the proper use of the ground, or wilfully obstruct, disturb or interrupt any officer of the Council in the proper execution of his duty. or any person or servant of any person employed by the Council in the proper execution of his duty.
13. Every person who shall offend against any of the foregoing byelaws shall be liable on summary conviction to a tine not exceeding two pounds.
14. Every person who shall infringe any byelaw for the regulation of the ground may be removed therefrom by any officer of the Council, or by any constable, in any one of the several cases hereinafter specified that is to say -
(i) Where the infraction of the byelaw is committed within the view of such officer or constable, and the name and residence of the person infringing the byelaw are un known to and cannot be readily ascertained by such officer or constable.
(ii) Where the infraction of the byelaw is committed within the view of such officer or constable, and, from the nature of such infraction, or from any other fact of which such officer or constable may have knowledge, or of which he may be credibly informed, there may be reasonable ground for belief that the continuance on the ground of the person infringing the byelaw may result in another infraction of a byelaw. or that the removal of such person from the ground is otherwise necessary as a security for the proper use and regulation thereof.
GIVEN under our hands and seals the 24th day of March 1965.
(Signed) L. Nethercoat
(Signed) H. D. Earl
Members of the Teynham Parish Council.
GIVEN under our hands and seals the 16th day of March 1965.
(Signed) A. F. Braham
(Signed) R. Wyles
Members of the Lynsted Parish Council.