Court of Appeal rejects challenge over power to close parks for festivals – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected an attempt to stop London boroughs holding large music festivals in public parks, setting up a potential Supreme Court challenge.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st November 2017

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Parks police dismissal does not engage article 8 – UK Police Law Blog

‘The recent case of Vining & Ors v London Borough of Wandsworth [2017] EWCA Civ 1092 represents an attempt to circumvent restrictions on certain types of officers from enjoying employment law rights – in a claim of unfair dismissal and for a protective award in respect of an alleged failure in collective consultation relating to their redundancies.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 15th August 2017

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Council fined £1m after disabled man hit by vehicle for collecting branches – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 21st, 2017 in disabled persons, fines, guilty pleas, health & safety, local government, news, parks by tracey

‘Nottinghamshire County Council has been fined £1m after a disabled member of the public was struck by a vehicle used for collecting branches.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st April 2017

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Open Space – Local Government Law

Posted February 22nd, 2017 in local government, news, parks, sale of land by sally

‘One of the issues in Whitstable Society v Canterbury City Council [2017] EWHC 254 (Admin) was whether the notification and consultation proceedings required by Section 123(2A) in relation to open space land owned by a local authority ought to have been gone through in respect of the sale of land owned by the City Council. Dove J held not, notwithstanding that the land had been acquired for development as open space and had not been formally appropriated to any other use.’

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Local Government Law, 15th February 2017

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Regina (Harris and another) v Broads Authority – WLR Daily

Posted April 20th, 2016 in environmental protection, judicial review, news, parks by sally

‘The Broads comprised over 300 square kilometres of wetland landscapes in east Norfolk and Suffolk. The Broads Authority (“the authority”) was constituted under the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act 1988 and had a general duty to manage the Broads. The authority was also the local planning authority for the area and a harbour and navigation authority. However, the Broads was not a National Park designated under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949, nor was the authority a National Park Authority under that statute. In January 2015 the authority passed a resolution by which it decided that the brand “Broads National Park” be adopted for marketing related purposes. The claimant sought judicial review of that decision on the ground, inter alia, that unless it conformed to the “Sandiford principle” it should not hold itself out as a National Park. That principle, set out in para 2.15 of the Report of the National Park Policies Review Committee 1974, stated that the preservation and enhancement of natural beauty should take precedence to the promotion of public enjoyment. An issue arose as to whether a public body which in law was not a National Park, could represent itself (and allow itself to be represented) as a National Park and thereby to enjoy the benefits of National Park status despite the fact that the public body had decided to cease to seek to become a National Park, inter alia, because it did not wish to be subject to the legal duties imposed on National Parks and National Park Authorities.’

Regina (Harris and another) v Broads Authority [2016] EWHC 799 (Admin)

WLR Daily, 12th April 2016

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Fracking will be allowed under national parks, UK decides – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2015 in bills, energy, environmental protection, news, parks by tracey

‘Amendments to infrastructure bill unpick earlier protections, meaning companies just outside parks will be able to drill horizontally below them.’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2015

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Man banned from entering park on his own because of paedophile fears – The Independent

Posted November 10th, 2014 in child abuse, news, parks by sally

‘A man has been barred from entering a park because of a policy banning single men or women without children from visiting the attraction in case they are paedophiles.’

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The Independent, 9th November 2014

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Blackpool Council fined over ‘horrific’ Claremont Park swing injuries – BBC News

Posted October 25th, 2013 in fines, health & safety, local government, news, parks, personal injuries by sally

“Blackpool Council has been fined £18,000 after a boy suffered ‘horrific injuries’ when a park swing fell on him.”

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BBC News, 24th October 2013

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Professional dog walkers hit with £300 licence fee – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 9th, 2013 in dogs, licensing, news, parks by sally

“Commercial dog walkers will have to pay a £300 licence to walk in the Royal Parks as campaigners complain they are often putting public safety at risk.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th April 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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National parks to be protected as planning reforms are amended – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2012 in news, parks, planning by sally

“The government is set to make important concessions to opponents of its planning reforms, including specific protections for national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty.”

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The Guardian, 26th March 2012

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No grazing or tethering: Royal Parks laws threaten 2012 equestrian venue – The Guardian

Posted March 13th, 2009 in news, parks, sport by sally

“London 2012’s plan to host the Olympic equestrian events in the royal park at Greenwich could yet fall at the first hurdle after it emerged yesterday that any horseplay in the park would break some obscure laws.”

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The Guardian, 13th March 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk