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Statutory Instruments

1977 No. 1233

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ENGLAND AND WALES

The Local Authorities (Armorial Bearings) Order 1977

Made

26th July 1977

Coming into Operation

1st September 1977

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 26th day of July 1977

Present,

The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Her Majesty, by virtue and in exercise of the powers conferred on Her by section 247 of the Local Government Act 1972, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—

1.  This Order may be cited as the Local Authorities (Armorial Bearings) Order 1977 and shall come into operation on 1st September 1977.

2.  The Interpretation Act 1889 shall apply for the interpretation of this Order as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

3.  Subject to Article 4 of this Order, there is hereby authorised the bearing and use by a local authority specified in the first column of the Schedule to this Order of the armorial bearings lawfully borne and used before 1st April 1974 by the local authority specified in the second column of that Schedule in respect of the first-mentioned authority.

4.  Any armorial bearings the bearing and use of which is authorised by Article 3 of this Order shall be first exemplified according to the laws of arms and recorded in the College of Arms, otherwise such authority shall be void and of no effect.

N. E. Leigh

Clerk of the Privy Council

SCHEDULE

Local authority established by or under the Local Government Act 1972Local authority ceasing to exist by virtue of section 1 or 20 of the Local Government Act 1972
The County Council of NottinghamshireThe County council of Nottinghamshire
The City Council of SheffieldThe corporation of the city of Sheffield
The Town Council of BridgnorthThe corporation of the borough of Bridgnorth
The Town Council of Budleigh SaltertonThe urban district council of Budleigh Salterton
The Town Council of Great TorringtonThe corporation of the borough of Great Torrington
The Town Council of HarwichThe Corporation of the borough of Harwich
The Town Council of MaltonThe urban district council of Malton
The Town Council of RomseyThe corporation of the borough of Romsey

EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Order confers on the local authorities specified in the first column of the Schedule to the Order the right to bear and use the armorial bearings formerly borne and used by the local authorities specified in the second column.