Proposed Bill – Clissold Park (Stoke Newington) Act 1887

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(Purchase of Clissold Park or Stoke Newington Park; Preservation as Open Space; Regulation, Management, Bye-laws; Use of part for Parochial Buildings; Powers to Metropolitan Board of Works, Corporation of City of London, and certain Vestries, District and Local Boards, and to the Charity Commissioners, and the Trustees of the London Parochial Charities under the City of London Parochial Charities Act, 1883, as to contribution of Funds; Levying Rates, Borrowing of Money charged on Rates; Confirmation of Agreements.)

APPLICATION will be made to Parliament in the ensuing Session, for leave to bring in a BILL for the following purposes :—

To authorize the purchase and acquisition of certain lands, houses, and buildings situate in the parishes of Saint Mary Stoke Newington, Islington, and Hornsey, in the county of Middlesex, known as “Clissold Park” or ” Stoke Newington Park,” or some part thereof; and (if necessary) to enable the owners and persons interested in such lands, houses, and buildings to enter into and carry into effect agreements for the sale thereof, or to confirm and give effect to any agreement or agreements which may be made by them for that purpose.

The said lands comprise about 53 acres, with buildings thereon, and belong or are reputed to belong to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England, and are included in an area bounded on the north by Lordship-road and Manor-road, on the east by Queen Elizabeth’s-walk, and the west by the Green-lanes, and on the south by Church-street and Paradise-row.

To provide for the said lands being devoted wholly or in part as an open space for purposes of public recreation, and for such open space being vested in and maintained and regulated by the Metropolitan Board of Works; and also for part of the said land and buildings being acquired by the Vestry of the parish of Saint Mary, Stoke Newington, and being used or adapted for the purposes of a vestry hall, public museum, free library, public baths or washhouses, or any ether parochial purposes.

To confer upon the Metropolitan Board of Works and the said Vestry, or either of them, the necessary powers of purchase, and for making and enforcing bye-laws and regulations with respect to the use and management of the said lands, and for imposing penalties for offences against the intended Act or any such bye-laws.

To empower the public bodies hereinafter mentioned, or any of them, to contribute funds for the purposes of the intended Act, viz., the Metropolitan Board of Works, the Corporation of the City of London, the vestry of any parish or the district board of any district mentioned in the Metropolis Management Act, 1855, the Local Board of South Hornsey, or the Local Board of any other neighbouring district; and to authorize payments to be made for the purposes of the intended Act by the said bodies or any of them, either out of moneys to be raised by means of rates or out of moneys charged upon the security of rates levied within the Metropolis or within the said parishes and districts, or any particular part thereof as may be defined in the Bill, and to make provision as to the assessment and collection of rates.

To make any provisions which may be necessary for fixing and defining the limits of any area within which a rate may be levied for the purpose of the intended Act.

To provide for the contribution of funds for the purposes of the intended Act by the Charity Commissioners and the Trustees of the Loudon Parochial Charities when established under the provisions of the City of London Parochial Charities Act, 1883. The Bill may if thought expedient contain provisions for including all the said lands within the Metropolis as defined by the Metropolis Management Act, 1855, and within the Parish of Stoke Newington or within such other Parish or District as may be defined.

Printed colder of the proposed Bill will, on or before the 21st day of December next, be deposited in the Private Bill Office of the House Of Commons.

Dated this 18 day of November, 1886

HORNE and BIRKETT, 4 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Solicitors for the Bill

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