Guidance

Pleasure fairs: model byelaw 4

Model byelaw for local authorities to control pleasure fairs.

Documents

Model byelaw 4

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Model byelaw 4: guidance notes

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Detail

Section 75 of the Public Health Act 1961, as amended by section 22 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, enables local authorities to make byelaws to control pleasure fairs.

The model byelaws contain complex and detailed technical information which is deemed essential to preserve public safety. Uniform standards throughout the country should be maintained as far as possible, both for the safety of the public and because those operating travelling fairs cannot be expected to familiarise themselves with a variety of byelaw regimes. Local variation on matters of public safety is not desirable. The byelaws should, therefore, be adopted as a package without deviation. The secretary of state will not confirm byelaws which deviate from these models.

This model set includes byelaws on:

  • regulation of opening hours
  • notice of intention to hold a pleasure fair
  • fire prevention
  • safe ingress
  • sanitary conditions
  • cleanliness
  • order and public safety