Structures, works, etc. on, in, under, over or near a road

Festive lighting on roads

74.—(1) The Department may issue to any person a licence authorising that person to place festive lighting over, along or across any road specified in the licence for such period as is so specified.

(2) A licence under paragraph (1) may be issued subject to such conditions as the Department thinks fit, and in particular conditions—

(a)regulating the installation of the festive lighting and the use for that purpose of any system of illumination installed under Article 44;

(b)requiring the payment by the licensee of charges in respect of electricity consumed by the festive lighting;

(c)requiring the licensee to indemnify the Department against any liability to any other person for injury, loss or damage arising from the placing of the festive lighting over, along or across a road.

(3) Any person who—

(a)places festive lighting over, along or across a road otherwise than in accordance with a licence granted under paragraph (1); or

(b)fails to comply with any condition subject to which such a licence is granted to him,

shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

(4) In this Article “festive lighting” means lighting which is installed for a temporary period in connection with the celebration of a festive occasion, season or event.