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U.K.

Parks Regulation Act 1872

1872 CHAPTER 15 35 and 36 Vict

An Act for the Regulation of the Royal Parks and Gardens.

[27th June 1872]

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C2Preamble omitted under authority of Statute Law Revision (No. 2) Act 1893 (c. 54)

Commencement Information

I1Act wholly in force at Royal Assent

1 Short title.U.K.

This Act may be cited for all purposes as “The Parks Regulation Act 1872.

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3 Definition of “park-keeper.”U.K.

[F2Park constable] shall mean any person who, previously to the passing of this Act, has been or may hereafter be appointed [F2park constable] of a park as defined by this Act.

Textual Amendments

[F33A Attestation of park constables.U.K.

Every park constable shall on appointment be attested as a constable by making a declaration before a justice of the peace that he will duly execute the office of constable.]

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[F55

Any person who—

(a)within the view of a park constable acts in contravention of any of the said regulations in the park where the park constable has jurisdiction; and

(b)when required by any park constable or by any police constable to give his name and address gives a false name or false address,

shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty of an amount not exceeding level 1 on the standard scale, F6. . ..]

Extent Information

E1This version of this provision extends to England and Wales only; a separate version has been created for Scotland only.

Textual Amendments

F5S. 5 beginning "Any person" substituted (E.W.) for s. 5 beginning Any park constable" by Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c. 60, SIF 95), s. 119, Sch. 6 Pt. I para. 6

F6Words in s. 5 repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1, Pt. XIV Group2.

5 Park-keeper may apprehend any offender whose name or residence is not known. S

Any [F25park constable] in uniform, and any persons whom he may call to his assistance, may take into custody, without a warrant, any offender who in the park where such [F25park constable] has jurisdiction, and within the view of such [F25park constable] acts in contravention of any of the said regulations, provided that the name or residence of such offender is unknown to and cannot be ascertained by such [F25park constable].

If any such offender, when required by any [F25park constable] or by any police constable to give his name and address, gives a false name or false address, he shall, on conviction by a court of summary jurisdiction, by liable to a penalty not exceeding [F26level 1 on the standard scale].

Extent Information

E2This version of this provision extends to Scotland only; a separate version has been created for England and Wales only.

Textual Amendments

F26Words “level 1 on the standard scale” substituted by virtue of (S.) Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (c.21, SIF 39:1), ss. , 289C, 289G

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C4The “said regulations” means regulations made under Parks Regulation (Amendment) Act 1926 (c. 36); ibid., s. 3(3)

6 Penalty on assaults on park-keeper.U.K.

Where any person is convicted of an assault on any [F7park constable] when in the execution of his duty, such person shall, on conviction by a court of summary jurisdiction, in the discretion of the court, be liable either to pay a penalty not exceeding [F8[F9£50]][F8level 2 on the standard scale], F10. . ., or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding six months . . . F11

7 Powers, duties, and privileges of park-keeper.U.K.

Every [F12park constable] in addition to any powers and immunities specially conferred on him by this Act, shall, within the limits of the park of which he is [F12park constable], have all such powers, privileges, and immunities, and be liable to all such duties and responsibilities, as any police constable has within the [F13police area] in which such park is situated; and any person so appointed a [F12park constable] as aforesaid shall obey such lawful commands as he may from time to time receive from [F14the Secretary of State] in respect of his conduct in the execution of his office.

Textual Amendments

F13Words in s. 7 substituted (22.8.1996) by 1996 c. 16, ss. 103(1), 104(1), Sch. 7 Pt. II para. 7

F14Words substituted by virtue of Minister of Works Act 1942 (c. 23), s. 1, S.I. 1962/1549, (S.) 1969/383, arts. 2,5(1), Sch. Pt. I and (E.W.) 1970/1681, arts. 2,6(3)

8 Police constables to have the same powers, &c. as park-keepers.U.K.

Every police constable belonging to the police force [F15for the police area] in which any park, . . . F16 to which this act applies is situate shall have the powers, privileges, and immunities of a [F17park constable] within such park, . . . F16

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10 Publication of regulations.U.K.

Copies of regulations to be observed in pursuance of this Act by persons using a . . . F19 park to which this Act applies shall be put up in such park in such conspicuous manner as [F20the Secretary of State] may deem best calculated to give information to the persons using the park.

Textual Amendments

F20Words substituted by virtue of Minister of Works Act 1942 (c. 23), s. 1, S.I. 1962/1549, (S.) 1969/383, arts. 2,5(1), Sch. Pt. I and (E.W.) 1970/1681, arts. 2,6(3)

11 Saving of certain rights.U.K.

Nothing in this Act shall authorise any interference with any rights of way or any right whatever to which any person or persons may be by law entitled.

12 Act to be cumulative.U.K.

All powers conferred by this Act shall be deemed to be in addition to and not in derogation of any powers conferred by any other Act of Parliament, and any such powers may be exercised as if this Act had not been passed.

13 Saving of the rights of the Crown.U.K.

Nothing in this Act contained shall be deemed to prejudice or affect any prerogative or right of Her Majesty, or any power, right, or duty of [F21the Secretary of State], or any powers or duties of any officers, clerks, or servants, appointed by Her Majesty or by [F21the Secretary of State].

Textual Amendments

F21Words substituted by virtue of Minister of Works Act 1942 (c. 23), s. 1, S.I. 1962/1549, (S.) 1969/383, arts. 2,5(1), Sch. Pt. I and (E.W.) 1970/1681, arts. 2,6(3)

14 Saving of metropolitan Streets Act.U.K.

Nothing in this Act contained shall affect the Metropolitan Streets Act 1867, or the application thereof to any park to which it is by law applicable.

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Textual Amendments

F22S. 15 repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt.IV .

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