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for the time being of the said parish, and such further sum of money as shall be necessary for repairing and keeping in repair the church of the said parish and the churchyard belonging to the same, and for the payment of all necessary and proper salaries and disbursements relative to the said parish church and churchyard, and also all costs, charges, and expenses of making and incident to or attendant upon the collecting the same rate, and the carrying the purposes of the said Act into execution, and otherwise in relation to the said Act; that it is apprehended that difficulties and inconvenience would arise in putting the recited Act into execution and otherwise if the Public Act 58 Geo. 3. c. 62. and the other Acts of Parliament now in force with respect to parish vestries were adopted by the said parish without modification; that by virtue of an ancient and special usage or custom within the said parish the management of the affairs of the said parish is vested in a select vestry, consisting of the vicar, churchwardens, and overseers of the poor of the said parish, and of four sidesmen and other inhabitants of the said parish rated to the relief of the poor thereof, who have served the office of churchwarden of the said parish, or have paid a fine in aid of the rates levied under the said Act; that it is expedient that the select vestry of the said parish, instead of being such select vestry constituted as aforesaid, should be a parish vestry to be constituted of the vicar, churchwardens, and overseers of the said parish as ex-officio members thereof, and of 24 other rated inhabitants of the said parish, as herein-after provided, and that the vestry so constituted should be held, assembled, and regulated under the Parish Vestries Acts.

3. The vestry of the parish of Saint Giles Without Cripple- Constitution gate, within the liberties of the city of London, shall consist of of vestry. the following persons; namely,

The vicar of the said parish for the time being, the churchwardens of the said parish for the time being, and the overseers of the poor of the said parish for the time being, all of whom shall be ex-officio members of the vestry of the said parish, and

Twenty-four other rated inhabitants of the said parish, viz. (here follow the names).

4. Provided always, that if any of the present members cease to reside in the said parish, or cease to be rated to the relief of the poor of the said parish upon an annual value of not less than forty pounds, he shall cease to be a vestryman.

5. When and so often as any of the present members dies or resigns or becomes disqualified as aforesaid, or ceases to be a vestryman, another vestryman shall be elected in his place at the next annual election of vestrymen.

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7. The vestry of the said parish shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, from and after the commencement of this Act be deemed to be constituted under and shall be held, assembled, and regulated in accordance with the provisions of the Parish Vestries Acts, and in the same manner as other parish vestries are by law held, assembled, and regulated under the same Acts.

8. The said vestry shall have and may exercise from and after the commencement of this Act all the rights, powers, and authorities which parish vestries are by law authorized and empowered to have and exercise, and shall, for the purposes of the first-recited Act, be deemed to be the vestry of the said parish referred to in that Act.

Chap. ix.

"The Redheugh Bridge Act, 1869."

[13th May 1869.]

Recites that it is expedient to authorize a mode of constructing the Redheugh Bridge over the Tyne different from that prescribed by 29 & 30 Vict. c. lxiii.

Power to construct bridge in four spans, § 2.

Saving rights of corporation and of Tyne Improvement Commissioners, § 3.

Saving rights of the Crown, § 4.

Chap. x.

"The Grimsby Improvement Act, 1869.”

[13th May 1869.]

Recites that it is expedient to confer powers upon the Corporation of Grimsby as to the West Marshes, and the construction of a bridge over the Old Dock, and of other works at Grimsby in the parts of Lindsey in the county of Lincoln.

Incorporation of Consolidation Acts, § 2.

Application of Public Health Acts, § 4.

Application of Municipal Corporation Acts, § 5.

Power to appropriate the marsh lands for building purposes, § 6.

Power to lease marsh lands for building purposes, § 7.

Provisions in leases, §§ 8, 9.

Lease of West Marshes, &c. by auction, § 10.

Pastures reverting to the corporation may be dealt with for

any purposes of this Act, § 11.

Application of rents of the marsh lands, § 12.

Corporation empowered to construct bridges, &c., § 13.

For protection of Frederick Tennyson, Esquire, § 15.

Stopping up of footpaths, &c., § 17.

Three years for compulsory purchase of lands, § 18.

Five years for completion of works, § 19.

Protecting Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire Railway

Company, § 20.

As to working bridge over the Old Dock, § 21.

Traffic on railway not to be interfered with, § 22.

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Corporation to pay damages sustained by railway company,
§ 23.
Restricting interference with lines and land of the railway
company, §§ 24, 25.

Provision as to signals, § 26.

For determining the value of lands belonging to corporation,
and required by the railway company, § 27.

Bridge and approaches to be deemed part of the streets of the
borough, § 28.

Tolls not to be taken in respect of bridge, &c., § 29.

Limiting the weight to be carried over the bridge, § 30.
Power to erect weighing machines, § 31.

Toll-keeper may weigh carriages, &c., § 32.

As to appropriation of part of West Marshes for public park, § 33.

Corporation may sell certain properties, and apply proceeds to purposes of this Act, § 34.

Power to borrow on mortgage 20,000l., §§ 35 to 38.

Increase of councillors if borough hereafter divided into wards, § 39.

Map of wards to be prepared, §§ 40, 41.

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[13th May 1869.]

Recites that it is expedient to authorize the mayor, aldermen, and burgesses of the borough of Leeds to improve the streets and becks, and to make other improvements in the said borough; to extend their powers for raising money by mortgage; to make better provision for the making and levying of highway rates; for the conduct of business by the corporation, and for regulating the traffic in the streets of Leeds; and to amend the existing Acts relating to the government of the borough.

Incorporation of Consolidation Acts, § 2.

Act to be executed by corporation, § 4.

Street to be made according to deposited plans, § 5.

Works authorized by Act, § 6.

Provisions for protection of Aire and Calder navigation in relation to the beck improvement, § 7.

Saving rights of undertakers of Aire and Caldér navigation, $8.

As to lands of Elizabeth Allison, § 9.

Justices of West Riding and corporation may agree as to rebuilding Leeds Bridge, § 10.

As to construction of Leeds Bridge, § 11.

Powers for compulsory purchase limited to five years, § 12.
Power to sell and demise, &c. lands not required, § 13.
As to purchase of lands by agreement, § 14.

Lands to vest in corporation, § 15.

Period for completion of works limited to ten years, § 16. Expense of removing water pipes to be paid out of monies applicable to street improvements, § 17.

Power to enter on becks, § 18.

Persons obstructing corporation subject to fine, § 19.
As to elevations of buildings on front lands, § 20.
Corporation may prescribe line of building, 21.

Provisions respecting demolition of buildings, &c., §§ 22 to 24.

Land thrown into streets to be public highways, and parts of streets disused to be sold, § 25.

Powers to alter, &c. certain streets for purposes of making and widening streets, § 26.

Future mortgages to be according to Companies Clauses Acts, § 27.

Notice of rate to be given, § 28.

On what assessment rate to be levied, § 29.

Unoccupied premises may be included in improvement rates, § 30.

Main sewer rate to be levied, § 31.

Rates may be for past and future expenditure, § 32.

Owners of property unoccupied to be assessed to the main sewer rate, § 33.

Owners of property to pay main sewer rates instead of occupiers, § 34.

Highway rate to be levied as other rates, § 35.

Composition for rates on property not exceeding the annual value of six pounds, § 36.

Byelaws to be hereafter made according to Municipal Act, § 37.

Power to corporation to regulate traffic in Leeds, § 38.

Regulations as to drivers of hackney carriages and omnibuses, §§ 40 to 42.

For regulating public stands for hackney carriages and omnibuses, §§ 43, 44.

Power for corporation to appoint officers for the purposes of Act, § 45.

Mayor may appoint substitute for a deceased assessor, § 46. Nomination of candidates for offices of auditor or assessor, § 47.

Repeal of part of the 147th section of the Act of 1842, § 48. Order for paving may include several streets, § 49.

Definition of the terms owner and highway under Act of 1842, § 50.

Corporation may take rents, § 51.

Owner with limited interest may charge property, § 52.
Procedure, notices, &c., §§ 53 to 56.

Monies raised under Acts of 1866 to be applied to purposes of this Act, § 57.

Chap. xii.

"The Great Tower Hill Act, 1869." [13th May 1869.] Recites that by the 37 Geo. 3. c. lxxxvii. passed in 1797 it was recited (among other things) that Great Tower Hill, lying partly within the county of Middlesex and partly within the city of London, was and for some time past had been in a

neglected state, and the roads and ways over the same were very inconvenient and in bad condition, and it would be to the benefit and advantage of the owners, lessees, and occupiers of the houses and buildings in or near the said hill, and to all persons having occasion to resort to His Majesty's Tower and Ordnance, and all persons resident in the Tower, and to the public in general, if the said hill were properly paved, lighted, watched, cleansed, watered, improved, and kept in repair, and all nuisances and annoyances within the same removed and prevented; that it was further recited that many of the owners, lessees, and occupiers of houses and buildings in and near the said hill, and other persons, had already voluntarily agreed to contribute money towards the then intended improvements therein described or referred to, but the same could not properly be done without further provisions for defraying the expense of making the improvements, and keeping the same when made, and the walls, railing, grass-plot, walks, and other things belonging thereto, in good repair and condition, and that the same could not be effected without the authority of Parliament; that by the same Act a body of trustees was constituted for putting that Act into execution, some of the members of that body being such ex officio, and others being occupiers of houses or other premises liable to be assessed to the rates authorized by that Act to a certain amount, and provision was made for the continuance of the body of trustees; that it was further enacted that the sole power of forming, improving, and laying out Great Tower Hill within the limits therein described (which limits are set forth in the first schedule to this Act), and also of maintaining and keeping the said hill within those limits, with the railing and fencing and other things thereto belonging, in proper repair and condition, should be and was thereby vested in the trustees, and the trustees were thereby empowered and required to cause the said hill within the limits aforesaid to be laid out and improved according to a plan therein referred to, and to cause the hill as aforesaid, or such part or parts thereof as should be necessary and proper, to be paved or laid with stone, gravel, or other materials, as they might from time to time think proper, with power to them to cause the carriageways to be raised, lowered, levelled, or altered as they should think fit, and with the sole power of lighting and watching the hill within the limits aforesaid; that it was further enacted that in order to defray the expenses of carrying that Act into execution, and to enable the trustees to raise and pay such annual or other sums of money as should be necessary, one or more rate or rates, assessment or assessments, should be made, laid, and assessed by the trustees once in every year, or oftener if they should judge necessary, on all the occupiers of houses and premises then already built or thereafter to be built encompassing or abutting on Great Tower Hill, and also of all houses or premises then already built or thereafter to be built in the

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