Guidance

The seashore: model byelaw 6

Model byelaw for local authorities to regulate the use of the seashore.

Documents

Model byelaw 6

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Model byelaw 6: guidance notes

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Detail

Section 82 of the Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1907 enables district councils to make byelaws to regulate the user of the seashore and to provide for the preservation of order and good conduct for the purpose of preventing danger, obstruction or annoyance to persons using the seashore.

Byelaws should not be adopted en bloc, but only as genuinely required to address an existing problem. If councils are in doubt about the layout of the byelaws they are advised to use the standard scheme and not seal the byelaws until they have received the approval of the secretary of state.

This model set includes byelaws on:

  • aircraft
  • bait digging
  • fires
  • fishing
  • games
  • horse riding
  • interference with life-saving equipment
  • public shows and performances
  • removal signs and structures
  • sandlines
  • trading
  • unauthorised erection of structures