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Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847

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LXXXEvery Person intending to build or take down any Building within the Limits of the special Act, or to cause the same to be so done, or to alter or repair the outward Part of any such Building, or to cause the same to be so done, where any Street or Footway will be obstructed or rendered inconvenient by means of such Work, shall before beginning the same cause sufficient Hoards or Fences to be put up, in order to separate the Building where such Works are being carried on from the Street, with a convenient Platform and Handrail, if there be Room enough, to serve as a Footway for Passengers, outside of such Hoard or Fence, and shall continue such Hoard or Fence, with such Platform and Handrail as aforesaid, standing and in good Condition, to the Satisfaction, of the Commissioners, during such Time as the public Safety or Convenience requires, and shall in all Cases in which it is necessary, in order to prevent Accidents, cause the same to be sufficiently lighted during the Night; and every such Person who fails to put up such Fence or Hoard, or Platform with such Handrail as aforesaid, or to continue the same respectively standing and in good Condition as aforesaid during the Time aforesaid, or who does not, while the said Hoard or Fence is standing, keep the same sufficiently lighted in the Night, or who does not remove the same, when directed by the Commissioners, within a reasonable Time afterwards, shall for every such Offence be liable to a Penalty not exceeding Five Pounds, and a further Penalty not exceeding Forty Shillings for every Day while such Default is continued.

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