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1. This Scheme comes into force on the day after the day on which the Order confirming this Scheme is confirmed.
2. In this Scheme—
“the abolished boards” means the Cowick Internal Drainage Board and the Snaith Drainage Board;
“the commencement date” means the date on which this Scheme comes into force;
“the Cowick Internal Drainage Board” means the internal drainage board constituted by the scheme confirmed by the River Ouse (Yorks.) Catchment Board (Cowick Internal Drainage District) Order 1932(1) and “the Cowick Internal Drainage District” means the internal drainage district deemed to have been constituted under section 1(4) of the Land Drainage Act 1930(2);
“the new Board” means the internal drainage board constituted by virtue of paragraph 3(3) of this Scheme;
“property” means, in relation to any of the abolished boards, any property which is vested in that board immediately before the commencement date and includes books of account, other books, deeds, maps, papers and other documents, in whatever medium held, and computer and other electronic records;
“rights and obligations” means, in relation to any of the abolished boards, all rights, powers, duties, obligations and liabilities which are vested in or which fall to be discharged by that abolished board immediately before the commencement date;
“the Snaith Drainage Board” means the internal drainage board constituted by the scheme confirmed by the Doncaster District (Snaith) Drainage Order 1931(3), and “the Snaith Drainage District” means the internal drainage district constituted by that scheme, as confirmed.
3. (1) The Cowick Internal Drainage Board and the Snaith Drainage Board are abolished.
(2) The Cowick Internal Drainage District and the Snaith Drainage District are amalgamated into, and are constituted as, one internal drainage district to be known as “Cowick and Snaith Internal Drainage District”.
(3) A new internal drainage board to be known as “Cowick and Snaith Internal Drainage Board” is constituted for the Cowick and Snaith Internal Drainage District.
4. The new Board is to consist of 9 elected members elected in accordance with the provisions made by or under Schedule 1 to the Land Drainage Act 1991.
5. As from the commencement date, all property and rights and obligations of the abolished boards are transferred to and vested in, or fall to be discharged by, the new Board.
6. All arrears of rates levied by the abolished boards before the commencement date in respect of any period ending before the commencement date may be recovered by the new Board, in the same manner as if they had been rates levied by the new Board.
7. This Scheme operates as conclusive evidence of any thing transferred under this Scheme without the necessity of further assignments, conveyance or deed of transfer.
8. The accounts of each of the abolished boards must be made up to the day before the commencement date by the new Board and audited as if this Scheme had not come into force.
Dated 8 June 2011
In accordance with paragraph 4 of Schedule 3 to the Land Drainage Act 1991 (“the 1991 Act”), the Secretary of State has published the foregoing Order and a notice complying with paragraph 4(2) of Schedule 3 to the 1991 Act.
No memorial relating to the Order has been presented to the Secretary of State.
Paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 3 to the 1991 Act provides for the Order to come into force upon its confirmation by the appropriate Minister, being (by virtue of paragraph 1(3) of that Schedule) the Minister by whom the Order has been made.
Accordingly, the Secretary of State confirms the Order in accordance with paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 3 to the 1991 Act.
20 & 21 Geo. 5, C. 44. This drainage district was, prior to the 1930 Act and the 1932 Order made under that Act, constituted as “the Cowick Drainage Area” by Order made under the West Riding of Yorkshire County Council (Drainage) Act 1923 (13-14 G. 5. C. Xcviii), and became a drainage district by virtue of section 1(4) of the 1930 Act, subsequently being known as “the Cowick Internal Drainage District”.
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