Byelaws

The note sets out the procedure in England for making a byelaw under section 236 of the Local Government Act 1972 (LGA 1972) and the alternative procedure for certain bye-laws under section 236A of the LGA 1972. The note discusses how a valid byelaw must be reasonable, certain and positive in its terms, consistent with existing legislation and intra vires. It also outlines the different types of byelaws, including for the good rule and government and the regulation of public walks, pleasure grounds and conduct on public transport. The note also includes information on the regime that applies in Wales for the making of byelaws.


 

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