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Statutory Instruments

1999 No. 392

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The Hyde Park and The Regent’s Park (Vehicle Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 1999

Made

19th February 1999

Coming into force

20th February 1999

Whereas a draft of these Regulations has been laid before Parliament, a period of forty days has expired, and neither House has presented an Address to Her Majesty against the draft or any part thereof;

Now, therefore the Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(1) of the Parks Regulation (Amendment) Act 1926(1) and now vested in him(2), and by section 62 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984(3) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations–

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as The Hyde Park and The Regent’s Park (Vehicle Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 and shall come into force the day after the day on which they are made.

Amendment of The Hyde Park and The Regent’s Park (Vehicle Parking) Regulations 1995

2.  The Hyde Park and The Regent’s Park (Vehicle Parking) Regulations 1995(4) are amended as follows–

(1) Regulation 2 is amended by inserting, after the definition of “constable”, the following definition–

“holiday” means Christmas Day, Good Friday or any day which is a bank holiday in England in accordance with The Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971(5);

(2) Regulation 3 is revoked and the following regulation substituted–

3.  Subject to regulation 8 no person shall allow a vehicle to remain parked in a parking place in–

(a)Hyde Park at any time between 08:30 hours and 18:30 hours, or

(b)The Regent’s Park at any time between 09:00 hours and 18:30 hours

on any day, unless a valid parking ticket is displayed in the vehicle in such a way that it is clearly visible to a person outside the vehicle.

(3) Regulation 4 is revoked, and the following regulation substituted–

4.(1) Subject to paragraph (2), no person shall allow a vehicle to remain parked in a parking place in Hyde Park or The Regent’s Park during the periods referred to in regulation 3 for more than four continuous hours.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply in respect of parking on a Sunday or holiday.

(4) Regulation 6 is revoked and the following regulation substituted–

6.  The charge for a parking ticket shall be–

(a)for parking in Hyde Park or The Regent’s Park on a Sunday or holiday, 25 pence for each fifteen minutes or part thereof;

(b)for parking in Hyde Park or The Regent’s Park on any other day, 5 pence for every two minutes or part thereof.

(5) Paragraph (4) of Regulation 8 is revoked.

Chris Smith

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

19th February 1999

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These regulations amend The Hyde Park and The Regent’s Park (Vehicle Parking) Regulations 1995 with the following effects:

(a)A valid parking ticket is required for parking in Hyde Park between 08:30 and 18:30 hours, and in The Regent’s Park between 09:00 and 18:30 hours on any day.

(b)The four hour parking limit does not apply on Sundays or holidays.

(c)The charge for parking tickets is 25 pence for each fifteen minutes or part thereof on Sundays or holidays, and 5 pence for every two minutes or part thereof on any other day.

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