Byelaws for Pleasure Grounds, Public Walks and Open Spaces (updated 25 February 2022)
This consultation has now finished.
The council is currently in the process of creating a new set of Byelaws which will apply to the Pleasure Grounds, Public Walks and Open Spaces in the borough of Hastings.
The proposed byelaws are available for review here:
The council has previously carried out a consultation and a Regulatory Assessment. The Statement of Assessment is available here:
On 24 September 2021 the council wrote to the Secretary of State seeking approval to make the proposed Byelaws. The council's report to the Secretary of State is available here:
The Secretary of State approved the proposed Byelaws on 24 January 2022.
After this approval, the council has decided to make the proposed Byelaws and is required to publish a Notice of Proposal which provides a 28-day period for you to make any representations in respect of the proposed Byelaws, should you wish to do so.
This Notice is published below and will also be published in a local newspaper and a news release will circulate the Notice. The Notice will also be included in the residents' newsletter.
Notice of Proposal:
Hastings Borough Council
Notice is hereby given that Hastings Borough Council intends to make new Byelaws to regulate the use of the Pleasure Grounds, Public Walks and Open Spaces in the Borough of Hastings, being Alexandra Park, Amherst Gardens, Arborvale area of land north of Lilac Court, Archery Field, Beauharrow Pond, Beckley Close kick about area, Bembrook Road public open space and play areas, Bexhill Road recreation ground, BOS Field (public open space), Butlers Gap, Carnoustie Close play area, Celandine Drive playground, Cooden Ledge open space and woodland, Cookson Gardens play area and open space, Cornwallis Gardens, Darwell Close play area and open space, Dog Kennel Wood, Duke Green open space, Etchingham Drive play area, Fernside Avenue/Albourn Close open space, Fleetwood Close play area, Gensing Gardens, Halton Churchyard, Harrow Lane recreation ground, Harvest Way play area, Helmsman's Rise play area and open space, Heron Close play area, Hastings Cemetery open space, Highwater View play area and open space, Hollington Recreation Ground, Hollington Valley Local Wildlife Site, Kensington Close play area, Knowsley Close play area, Linton Crescent open space, Linton Gardens, Little Ridge Avenue open spaces, Mare Bay Close play area, Old London Road open space in Ore, Ore Place open space, Ore Valley Road play area, Redgeland Wood, Redmayne Drive play area, Robertson Terrace open space, Robsack Avenue open space, St Johns Road play area, St Leonards Gardens, St Marys Chapel, Bexleigh Avenue, Sandhurst Recreation Ground, Sandrock open space, Seafront (front line open spaces and play areas), Seaside Road play area, Springside Walk open space (Fern Road), Streamside Walk open space (Ashford Road), Stonebeach Rise play area and open space, Swan Gardens, The Oval open space, Tilekiln Recreation Ground, Torfield Open Space, Torfield School (multi use games area), Warrior Square Gardens, Waterside Close play area and open space, Wellington Square, Welton Rise upper and lower play areas and open space, West Hill public open space, West Marina Gardens, Whatlington Way open space, White Rock Gardens, Wishing Tree Road North open space.
The council has obtained the approval of the Secretary of State for the proposed Byelaws. Subsequent to this approval, the council is now required to provide a further 28 day period for representations before seeking approval of Full Council for implementation of the Byelaws.
Copies of the proposed Byelaws, the Regulatory Statement and Report to the Secretary of State seeking approval of the Byelaws will be kept at the offices of the council at Muriel Matters House, Breeds Place, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3UY and will be open to inspection without payment on any weekday during usual business hours for 28 days from the publication of this notice.
The council has obtained the approval of the Secretary of State for the proposed Byelaws. The council is now obliged to provide a further period for representations before seeking approval of Full Council to implementation of the Byelaws.
A copy of the above-mentioned documents can be requested from the council at Muriel Matters House, Breeds Place, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3UY within 28 days from publication of this notice.
The above-mentioned documents may also be viewed at www.hastings.gov.uk/my-council/consultations/openspaces/.
Written representations about the byelaws should be sent to Byelaws c/o Parks, Muriel Matters House, Breeds Place, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3UY and online at the following link: Enter online submissions by 25 March 2022.
Signed: Mike Hepworth
Assistant Director Environment and Place
Hastings Borough Council
Date: 25 February 2022