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TENDRING DISTRICT COUNCIL
BYE-LAWS
MADE 14TH NOVEMBER 1979 
BY TENDRING DISTRICT COUNCIL
PLEASURE GROUNDS
CONFIRMED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO COME INTO OPERATION ON 
1ST MARCH 1980

TENDRING DISTRICT COUNCIL
BYE-LAWS
made by Tendring District Council under Section 164 of the Public Heath Act, 1875, Section 
12 and 15 of the Open Spaces Act, 1906 with respect to the open spaces and pleasure 
grounds vested in or maintained by the Council.
1. INTERPRETATION
Throughout these bye-laws the expression “the Council” means the Tendring District Council 
and “the pleasure ground” means, except where inconsistent with the text, each of the 
grounds and open spaces named in the Schedule to these bye-laws.
2. VEHICLES, BICYCLES, ECT
(i) A person shall not, except in the exercise of any lawful right or privilege bring or cause to 
be brought on to the pleasure ground any barrow, caravan, truck, machine or vehicle 
other then:-
(a) a wheeled bicycle, tricycle or any other similar machine;
(b) a wheel-chair, or perambulator drawn or propelled by hand, and use solely foe the 
conveyance of a child or children or an invalid.
Provided that where the Council set apart a space in the pleasure ground for the use of any 
class of vehicle, this bye-law shall not be deemed to prohibit the driving on or to that space 
by a specified route from the entrance to the pleasure ground of any vehicle of the class or 
classes for which it is set apart.
(ii) A person shall not except in the exercise of any lawful right or privilege ride any bicycle, 
tricycle or other similar machine in any part of the pleasure ground.
(iii) A person who brings a vehicle, bicycle, tricycle, wheel-chair or perambulator into the 
pleasure ground shall not drive, wheel r station it over or upon:-
(a) any bowling green tennis court, or flower bed, shrub or plant, or any ground in course 
of preparation as a flower bed or for the growth of any tree, shrub, or plant;
(b) any part of the pleasure ground where the Council by a notice board affixed or set up 
in some conspicuous position in the pleasure ground prohibit it being driven wheeled 
or stationed.

3. PARKING PLACE
(i) The driver of a motor vehicle using a space set aside by the Council under the foregoing 
bye-law for this purpose, shall stop the engine as soon as the vehicle is n position in the 
space and shall not start the engine except when about to change the position in or 
depart from the space.
(ii) The driver of a vehicle using a space shall not sound any horn or similar instrument except 
when about to change the position of the vehicle in or to depart from the space.
(ii) The driver of a vehicle while it is waiting in a space shall not carry out or permit the 
carrying out of any repairs or work of construction except such as may be necessary to 
enable vehicle to be moved from the pleasure ground.
4. PUBLIC PROPERTY NOT TO BE INJURED OR 
TAMPERED WITH
A person shall not in the pleasure ground:-
(i) Wilfully, carelessly or negligently soil or defile any wall.
(ii) Climb any wall or fence in or enclosing the pleasure ground, or any tree, or any barrier, 
railing, post or other erection.
(iii) Wilfully, carelessly, or negligently remove or displace any barrier, railing, post or seat, or 
any part of any erection or ornament, or any implement provided for use in the laying out 
or maintenance of the pleasure ground.
5. PREVENTION OF FIRES
A person shall not light any fire, or use a spirit or gas stove, or other portable heating 
apparatus, or do any act which is likely to cause a fire in the pleasure ground,
6. SHOOTING, ECT
A person shall not, except in the exercise of any lawful right or privilege, have in his 
possession while he is in the pleasure ground any firearm unless it is so covered with a 
securely fastened gun cover that is cannot be fired.
In this bye-law the expression “firearm” mean any lethal barrelled weapon of any 
description, from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged.
This bye-law shall apply to all parts of the pleasure found except any park thereof which is a 
public right of way.

7. PROTECTION OF THE PLEASURE GROUND
A person shall not in the pleasure found walk, run, stand, sit or lie upon any flower bed, shrub 
or plant, or any ground in course of preparation as a flower bed, or for the growth of any 
tree, shrub or plant.
8. PLAYING OF GAMES
(a) Where the Council set apart such part of the pleasure ground as may be fixed by the 
Council, and described on a notice board affixed or set up in some conspicuous position 
in the pleasure ground, for the purpose of any game specified in the notice board which, 
by reason of the rules or manner of playing, or for the prevention of damage, danger or 
discomfort to any person in the pleasure ground may necessitate, at any time during the 
continuance of the game, the exclusive use by the player or players of any space in such 
part of the ground - a person shall not in any space elsewhere in the pleasure ground 
play or take part in any game so specified in such a manner as to exclude persons not 
playing or taking part in the game from the use of such space.
(b) A person resorting to the pleasure ground and playing or taking part in any game for 
which the exclusive use of any space in the pleasure ground has been set apart shall - 
(i) not play on the space any game other than the game for which is set apart;
(ii) in preparing for playing and in playing, use reasonable care to prevent undue 
interference with the proper use of the pleasure ground by other persons;
(iii) when the space is already occupied by other players not begin to play thereon 
without their permission;
(iv) where the exclusive use of the space has been granted by the Council for the playing 
of a match, not play on that space later than a quarter of an hour before the time 
fixed for the beginning of the match unless he is taking part therein;
(v) except where the exclusive use of the space has been granted by the Council for 
the playing of a match in which he is taking park, not use the space for a longer time 
than two houses continuously, if any other player or players make know to him  a wish 
to use the space.
(c) A person shall not in any part of the pleasure ground which may been set apart by 
the Council for any game play or take part in any game when the state of the ground 
or other cause make it unfit for use and a notice is set up in some conspicuous position 
prohibiting play in that part of the pleasure ground.

9. CHILDRENS PLAY EQUIPMENT
A person who has attained the age of 10 years shall not use any equipment in the pleasure 
ground, which, by a notice affixed or set up on or near thereto, has been set apart by the 
Council for the exclusive use of persons under that age.
10. HARD CRICKET AND SOLID GOLF BALLS
A person shall not in the pleasure ground:-
(i) except in  a part of the pleasure ground set apart by the Council for the playing of cricket 
use or play with a hard cricket ball to the danger or obstruction of any other person.
(ii) except on a putting green, drive, pitch or chip a solid gold ball.
11. STALLS, TENTS, ECT
A person shall not in the pleasure ground:-
(i) except as hereinafter provided erect any post any rail, fence, pole, tent, booth, stand, 
building or other structure; provided that this prohibition shall not apply where upon an 
application to the Council they grant permission to erect any post, rail, fence, pole, tent, 
booth, standing building or other structure, upon such occasion and for such purpose as 
are specified in the application;
(ii) sell, or offer to expose for sale, or let to hire, or offer or expose for letting to hire, any 
commodity or article, unless, in pursuance of an agreement with the Council, or otherwise 
in the exercise of any lawful right of privilege, he is authorised to sell or let to hire in the 
pleasure ground such commodity or article.
12. BILLS OR POSTERS
A person other than an officer of the Council, or other persons acting in pursuance of their 
direction, shall not affix any bill, placard or notice, to or upon any wall or fence in or 
enclosing the pleasure ground, or to or upon any tree, or plant or to or upon any part of any 
building, barrier or railing, or of any seat, or of any erection or ornament in the pleasure 
ground.

13. DISTURBANCE AND OBSTRUCTION OF 
OTHER PERSONS
A person shall not:-
(i) Wilfully obstruct, disturb or annoy any other person in the proper use of the pleasure 
ground;
(ii) wilfully obstruct or disturb any officer of the Council  in the proper execution of his duty, or 
any person or servant of any person employed by the Council in the proper execution of 
any work in connection with the laying out or maintenance of the pleasure ground;
(iii) a person shall not in the pleasure ground hold or take part in any public meeting;
(iv) a person shall not take part in any public show or performance in the ground. Provided 
that this bye-law shall not apply to any person taking park in a band show or any other 
entertainment held in the ground in pursuance of an agreement with the Council.
(v) A person shall by operating or causing or suffering to be operated any wireless ect, 
gramophone, amplifier, tape recorder or similar instrument make, cause or suffer to be 
made any noise which is so loud or so continuous or repeated as t give reasonable cause 
for annoyance to other persons in the ground.
14. DOGS
A person shall not cause or suffer any dog belonging to him or in his charge to enter or 
remain in the pleasure ground, unless such dog be and continue to be under proper 
control, and be effectively restrained from causing annoyance to any person, and from 
worrying or disturbing any other animal.
15. LAKES, PONDS, STREAMS OR OTHER WATER
A person shall not in the pleasure ground:-
(i) bathe, wade, or wash in any ornamental lake, pond, stream or other water.
(ii) wilfully, carelessly, or negligently foul or polute any such water.
16. ANIMALS
A person shall not, except in the pursuance of a lawful agreement with the Council or 
otherwise in the exercise of any lawful right or privilege, bring or cause to be brought into 
the pleasure ground, any horse, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs or any beast of draught or 
burden. 

17. BALL GAMES
A person who has attained the age of 10 years shall not in the pleasure ground play or take 
art in any ball game where a notice is set out in some conspicuous position prohibiting ball 
games. Provided that this bye-law shall not apply t any person who, being bona fide in 
charge of a child under the age of 10 years, plays or takes part in any ball game with that 
child.
18. SKATEBOARDING
A person shall not in the pleasure ground except in an area set aside for the purpose skate 
on rollers, wheels or skateboards.
19. REMOVAL OF PERSONS INFRINGING 
BYE-LAWS
Every person who shall infringe any bye-law for the regulation of the pleasure ground, may 
be removed therefrom by any officer of the Council, or any constable, in any one of the 
several cases. hereinafter specified: that is to say
(i) where the infraction of the bye-law is committed within the view of such officer or 
constable, and the name and residence of the person infringing the bye-law are 
unknown to and cannot readily ascertained by such officer or constable;
(ii) where the infraction of the bye-law is committed within the view of such officer or 
constable, and from the nature of such infraction or form any other fact of which such 
officer or constable may have knowledge, or of which he may e credibly informed, there 
may be reasonable ground for belief that the continuance in the pleasure ground of the 
person infringing the bye-law may result in another infraction of a bye-law, or that the 
removal of such person the pleasure ground is otherwise necessary as a security for the 
proper use and regulation thereof.
20. SAVING CLAUSE
An act necessary to the proper execution of his duty in the pleasure ground by an officer of 
the Council, or by any person or servant of any person employed by the Council, shall not 
be deemed an offence against these bye-laws.
21. PENALTY
Every person who shall offend against any of these bye-laws shall be liable on summary 
conviction to a fine not exceeding FIFTY POUNDS.

22. REPEAL
The following bye-laws made by former local authorities are hereby repealed:-
(a) Bye-laws made by Brightlingsea Urban District Council on 17 March 1954 and confirmed 
on 1 July 1954 insofar as they relate to Western Promenade.
(b) Bye-laws made by Clacton Urban District Council on 2 June 1954 and confirmed on 9 
August 1954 relating to Vista Road Recreation and Sports Ground.
 
(c) Bye-laws made by Frinton and Walton Urban District Council with respect to pleasure 
grounds on 20 May 1968 and confirmed on 1 September 1968 insofar as they relate to 
those pleasure grounds with exception of Great Holland Common and Great Holland 
Green.
(d) Bye-laws made by the Council of the Borough of Harwich with respect to pleasure 
ground on 11 August 1910 as amended on 8 May 1924 and allowed on 6 October 1910 
and 23 June  1924 respectively. 

SCHEDULE
PART 1
Grounds in respect of which bye-laws are made under Section 164 Public Health Act 1875
BRIGHTLINGSEA
Promenade from the old railway line at a point 100 yards west of Batemans Tower to 
Fieldgate Dock.
CLACTON ON SEA AND HOLLAND ON SEA
All land and property acquired by the Council lying between the roads know as Marine 
Parade Wast, Marine Parade East, Kings Parade, The Esplanade and the Seashore, together 
with the Greensward, Promenade and cliffs at Holland Haven.
CLACTON ON SEA
GREAT CLACTON
Albany Gardens
Pickers Ditch Walkway
Anglefield Triangle
Thorpe Road to Railway line
Cloes LAne Open Space Area
Connaught Gardens
JAYWICK
Lancaster Gardends
Garden Road Public Open Space
London Road Recreation Ground
Old Road Playing Field
Railway Station, garden Opposite
Rush Green Recreation Area
West Road Public Open Space
Vista Road Recreation and Sports Ground
FRINTON ON SEA AND WALTON ON THE NAZE
The Greensward, Promenade and Cliffs (from and inclusing the Kiosk Field at the south-west 
end to the Frinton Ward boundary at the north-east end) Frinton on Sea and the 
Promenade (from Burnt House breakwater at the south-west end of the public highway 
known as the Pier Slope, from Walton Pier north-eastward to a point opposite the Marine 
Gardens and from the Coastguard Station to a point opposite the north-east end of Jubilee 
Recreation Ground) and Cliffs (from a point opposite Burnt House breakwater to a point 
opposite Winchester breakwater) Walton on the Naze.

FRINTON ON SEA
WALTON ON THE NAZE
Crescent Gardens
Bath House Meadow
The Esplanade Gun Gardens
Church Garden (Junction of Walton Road 
Connaught Avenue Jubilee Gardens
and Kirby Road)
The Esplanade Park Playing Field
Coronation Recreation Ground Hall Lane 
Royden Way
(tennis courts and adjacent open area)
Jubilee Recreation Ground Naze Park Island 
KIRBY 
Gardens Parade Putting Green Round 
Halstead Road Play Area
Gardens
Kirby Playing Fields
The Parade Station Gardens (formerly 
Memorial Gardens)
HARWICH AND DOVERCOURT
The Promenade and Cliff slope from the south western end of the promenade at 
Dovercourt to the northernmost point of the promenade at Angel Gate, Harwich.
Low Road Recreation Ground including the land lying between Lower Marine Parade and 
wick Lane and the Promenade and the Picnic area at the south western end of the 
promenade and the marsh to the south-west thereof.
Marine Parade putting green, land at the rear thereof and the tennis courts.
The Retreat side adjoining the Phoenix Hotel, Lower Marine Parade,
Abdy Avenue Play area
Harwich Green
Cliff Park
Mayors Garden
Main Road 

SCHEDULE
PART 2
Grounds in respect of which bye-laws are made under Section 15 Open Spaces Act 1906
GREAT CLACTON
WALTON ON THE NAZE
St John’s Churchyard
Garden of Remembrance
HARWICH AND DOVERCOURT
St. Nicholas Church Yard
SCHEDULE
PART 3
Grounds in respect of which bye-laws are made under Section 12 and 15 Open Spaces Act 
1906
CLACTON ON SEA
HOLLAND ON SEA
Coppins Hall Wood 
Brighton Road/Kings Parade Corner
(Pudney Woods)
Dovedale Gardens
Eastcliff Sports Ground
Hazelmere Road, opposite car park
Happy Valley Recreation Ground
Hereford Road Public Open Space
Windsor Avenue Recreation Ground
Pickers Ditch Walkway, rear of Slade Road
York Road Recreation Area
JAYWICK
GREAT CLACTON
Crossways Public Open Space
Carisbrooke Avenue Public Open Space
Seymour Road Public Open Space
Clacton Lawn Cemetery Land Adjacent
Pells Farm Land Adjoining Pickers ditch 
Walkway,London Road to Thorpe Road
Thorpe Road Estate, Playing field area at the 
rear
HARWICH & DOVERCOURT
WALTON ON THE NAZE
Beacon Hill
Cedar Close Open Space Areas
Dovercourt Bay Estate Open Area
Ray Avenue Play Area

THE COMMON SEAL of 
TENDRING DISTRICT COUNCIL
was hereunto affixed on the 14th day of November, 1979 in the presence of
L.S
T.B.A. Moonlight
Secretary and Legal Officer 
The foregoing bye-laws are hereby confirmed by the Secretary of State and shall come into 
operation on the first day of MARCH 1980
R.F.D. Shuffrey
An Assistant Under Secretary of State
L.S
Signed by authority of the Secretary of State
Home Office                                                                                                           19 FEBRUARY 1980
LONDON SW1
The Secretary of State for Trade hereby consents to the foregoing bye-laws.
J.S.H. White
An Assistant Secretary of the Department of Trade
26 MARCH 1980
It is hereby certified that the foregoing bye-laws are a true copy of these bye-laws 
confirmed by the Secretary of State on 19th February, 1980.
T.B.A Moonlight 
Secretary and Legal Officer

BYE-LAWS
made by the Tendring District Council under Section 18 of the Frinton on Sea Defence Act 
1903 and Section 46 of the Walton on the Naze Improvement Act 1890 with respect to open 
spaces and pleasure grounds vested in or maintained by the Council.
1. REPEALS
The following bye-laws made by the former authorities are hereby repealed:-
(a) Bye-laws made by the Urban District Council of Frinton on Sea on 14 March 1905 and  
confirmed on 6 April 1905 relating to the Greensward, Frinton on Sea.
(b) Bye-laws made by the Frinton and Walton Urban District Council on 14 the April 149 and 
confirmed on 31 May 1949 relating to the Greensward, Promenade and Cliffs at Frinton 
on Sea and Walton on the Naze.
 THE COMMON SEAL of 
TENDRING DISTRICT COUNCIL
was hereunto affixed on the 14th day of November, 1979 in the presence of
L.S
T.B.A. Moonlight
Secretary and Legal Officer 
The foregoing bye-laws are hereby confirmed by the Secretary of State and shall come into 
operation on the first day of MARCH 1980
R.F.D. Shuffrey
An Assistant Under Secretary of State
L.S
Signed by authority of the Secretary of State
Home Office                                                                                                           19 FEBRUARY 1980
LONDON SW1
The Secretary of State for Trade hereby consents to the foregoing bye-laws.
J.S.H. White
An Assistant Secretary of the Department of Trade
26 MARCH 1980
It is hereby certified that the foregoing bye-laws are a true copy of these bye-laws 
confirmed by the Secretary of State on 19th February, 1980.
T.B.A Moonlight 
Secretary and Legal Officer

BYE-LAWS
made by the Tendring District Council under Section 16 of the Clacton on Sea Improvement 
Act 1905 with respect to open spaces and pleasure grounds vested in or maintained by the 
Council.
1. REPEALS
The Bye-laws made by the former Clacton Urban District Council on 6 October 1009 and 
confirmed on 23 April 1910 relating to seashore and Greensward, Clacton on Sea are 
hereby repealed.
THE COMMON SEAL of 
TENDRING DISTRICT COUNCIL
was hereunto affixed on the 14th day of November, 1979 in the presence of
L.S
T.B.A. Moonlight
Secretary and Legal Officer 
The foregoing bye-laws are hereby confirmed by the Secretary of State and shall come into 
operation on the first day of MARCH 1980
R.F.D. Shuffrey
An Assistant Under Secretary of State
L.S
Signed by authority of the Secretary of State
Home Office                                                                                                           19 FEBRUARY 1980
LONDON SW1
The Secretary of State for Trade hereby consents to the foregoing bye-laws.
J.S.H. White
An Assistant Secretary of the Department of Trade
26 MARCH 1980
It is hereby certified that the foregoing bye-laws are a true copy of these bye-laws 
confirmed by the Secretary of State on 19th February, 1980.
T.B.A Moonlight 
Secretary and Legal Officer