Brighthelmston [Brighton] Improvement and Poor Relief Act 1825

Publication Date:January 01, 1825
Brighthelmston [Brighton] Improvement and Poor Relief Act 1825

(6 Geo. 4) c. clxxix

An Act for the better regulating, paving, improving, and managing the Town of Brighthelmston in the County of Sussex, and the Poor thereof.

[22 June 1825]

ANNO SEXTO GEORGII IV, REGB. Cap. clxxix. An Act for the better regulating, paving, improving, and managing the Town of Brighthelmston in the County of Sussex, and the Poor thereof* [22d June 1823.] W HEREAS an Act was made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act for paving, lighting, and cleansing the Streets, Lanes, 13G.3iC.34i http://13G.3iC.34i and Places within the Town of Brighthelmston in the County of Sussex ; for removing Nuisances and Annoyances, and preventing the like for the future ?,' for holding and regulating a Market within the said Town ; for building and repairing Groyns, in order to render the Coast safe and commodious for Ships or Vessels to unload or land Sea Coal, Culm, and other Coal, for the Use of the Inhabitants of the said Town : And whereas by an Act made in the Fiftieth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act to repeal an Act made in the Thirteenth Tear of His present Majesty, 506^3. c.38. for paving, lighting, and cleansing the Town of Brighthelmston in the County of Sussex, and removing and preventing Nuisances and Annoyances therein ; for regulating the Market; for building and repairing Groyns to render the Coast safe and commodious for landing Coal and Culm, and laying a Duty thereon ; and for making other Provisions in lieu thereof; and for regulating Weights and Measures, and building a Town Hall; certain Powers and Authorities were given to Persons therein named, and from Time toTimeto be appointed Commissioner* for the several Purposes contained in the said recited Act: And whereas the said Commissioners have proceeded to carry into execution the several Powers and Authorities given to or vested [Local.l 59 B in 5342 6GEORGII IV. Cap.dxxix. in them by the said Act, and have raised and expended a considerable Sum of Money in improving the different Thoroughfares within the said Town, and in erecting and repairing Groyns for the Protection of the said Town, and for rendering the Coast safe and commodious for landing Coal and Culm thereon : And whereas, in consequence of the great Increase of the said Town and of the Population thereof since the passing of the said recited Act, it is expedient to extend the present Market, and also to establish a Market for the Sale of Hay, Straw, and Corn, and also a Market for the Sale of Live Stock within the said Town, and to fix and regulate the Tolls to be taken at the Market already established and held in the said Town, as also the Tolls to be taken at the said intended Markets: And whereas the Commissioners acting under the said Act have, in pursuance of the Powers therein contained, contracted with the Directors and Guardians of the Poor of the Parish of Brighthelmston aforesaid, acting under the said Act, for the Purchase of the old Town House or Workhouse, with the Hereditaments and Premises thereto belonging, called The Bartholomews, for the Purpose of extending the said Market, and for erecting a Town Hall on the Site thereof: And whereas it is expedient to authorize and empower the Commissioners to be appointed by virtue of this Act to purchase other Property for erecting the said Town Hall and enlarging the said Market, and for making suitable Approaches thereto, and also for the Purpose of widening and improving certain Thoroughfares within the said Town : And whereas, in order to enable the Commissioners to be appointed by virtue of this Act to complete the before-mentioned Contract, and also to carry into effect the said Improvements, it is expedient that all the Rates, Assessments, Tolls, Duties, and Impositions to be raised for the Purposes of the said Town by virtue of this Act should be consolidated into and form one general Fund : And whereas it is desirable that, in addition to the Duties already imposed by the said Act of the Fiftieth Year aforesaid, a Duty should be imposed on all Coke, Cinders, Ashes, and Charcoal landed upon the Sea Beach, or otherwise brought into the said Town : And whereas it is expedient that all the Highways within the said Parish of Brighthelmston should be vested in the Commissioners to be appointed by virtue of this Act, and that the Office of Surveyor of the Highways within the said Parish of Brighthelmston, under and by virtue of the General Highway Acts, should henceforth be discontinued and abolished : And whereas, in consequence of the Increase of'ihe said Town^ great Difficulty has been experienced in collecting the Rates made for the Relief of the Poor of the said Parish, and it would therefore be of great Advantage to the said Parish if the Inhabitants thereof, in Vestry assembled, were authorized and empowered to appoint One or more Collector or Collectors of such Rates; And whereas the Payment of the Poor's Rate, and also of the Rates made for paving, lighting, and cleansing the said Town, is greatly evaded by reason that Numbers of small Houses are let to Tenants who quit their Residence or become insolvent before the Rates charged on them can be collected ; and it hath been" found that the Powers contained in the said Act to compound with the Owners of such Houses, or to assess them to such Rate, is defective 5 and it is expedient that further Provision should be made for the better Recovery of such Rates, and that in certain Cases Power should be given to rate the Receivers of the Rents of Houses, Tenements, or Hereditar ments within the said Parish: And whereas it is expedient that the Com- 1 missioners 6GE0RGII IV, C^.elxxix. 5343 missioners to be appointed by virtue of this Act should be empowered to water the Streets and Thoroughfares within the said Town ofBrighthelmston and the Approaches thereto, and to levy a Rate or Assessment for defray r ing theExpences thereof: And whereas there are many Provisions, Powers, and Authorities contained in the said Act of the Fiftieth Year aforesaid, which in the Execution thereof have been found defective and insufficient for carrying into effect the Purposes for which they were respectively enacted :. And whereas, for remedying the Defects aforesaid, and to obtain proper. Provisions for regulating, managing, and improving the said Town, it is expedient that the said Act of the Fiftieth Year and also the said Act of the Thirteenth Year of His late Majesty King George the Third should be repealed, and other Powers and Provisions granted in lieu thereof: May.it http://May.it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted ; and be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That the said The Acts of recited Act of the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty j:1^,1^ a,d King George the Third, and also the said recited Act of the Fiftieth Year repealed. of the Reign of His said late Majesty, and all Matters and Things therein respectively contained, shall be and the same are hereby repealed. II.. And be it further enacted, That for the Purposes of this Act the The Limit* said Town of Brighthelmston shall be deemed and taken to be co-extensive ? p^" with the Parish of Brighthelmston in the County of Sussex aforesaid. : poses of this ? Act. III. And be it further enacted, That Robert Ackerson, Harry Attree, Appointment Thomas Attree, William Allen, William Attree, Harry Robinson Attree, ofComtnis-Alexander Baldey, Edward Blaker, William Bradford, Henry Brooker, John Bethune, William Blaber, Nathaniel Bradford, William Boxall, Richard Bodle, John Barrowcliff, Edward Beves, Isaac Bass, Nenyon .Masters Bradford, . Robert James Carr D. D., John Colbatch, Thomas Crosweller the elder, Isaac Cooper, Richard Chandler, James Carter, John £halfield, Thomas Crossweller the younger, John Chalk, John Cheesman .Childrens, Charles Scrase Dickens the. elder, George Dancaster, .Charles Elliott, John Field, William Furrier, George Faithfully William Gates, John Glaisyer, John Gray, Emanuel Goodhart, James Gregory, Richard Humber,, Thomas Hill, John Ha?graves, John Hall, William Hankins, James Ireland,. William Izard, John Matthew Jackson, Thomas Read Kemp, Nathaniel Kemp, Richard Lashmar, Hyam Lewis, John Lucas, John Myrtle, William Michell, Serjeant Witten Morris, Philip Mighell, John Mills, William Moprey, Robert Mott, Edward Martin, William Radley Mott, George Mott, Thomas Newington, Richard Newnham, Benjamin Pearce, Cornelius Paine, John Bradshaw Phillipson, John Pollard, Thomas Palmer, Thomas Pocock, Robert Parker, John Pratt, Thomas Dent Ruddock, George Richardson, . Richard Ranger, Sir Henry Rycroft Knight, Cornelius Shrivell, William Saunders, John Smith, Thomas Saunders, John Saunders, IVilliam Smith, John She, Leonard Shuckard, Thomas Tilt, William Tuppen, Carter Thunder, Harry Tuppen, Richard Tamplin, Sir Matthew John Tierney Baronet, James Vallance,Phi/ipYallance, JohnVallance, GeorgeVallance, Thomas Vine the elder, William Wigney the elder,. John Wallis, Stephen Wood,. George Wigney, Simon Wisden, Philip. Walton, William Williams,. Thomas West, John Williams, John Toung, who are now Commissioners of the said Act of the Fiftieth Year aforesaid, and also . William Day. Beard, Thomas Cooper,, William Pearce. 5344 6*GEORGII IV. Cap. clxxix. Pearce Dadky, John Diplock, Paul Hewitt, David Hughes, John Lash-mar Miller, Isaac Tree Rich, Lewis Slight, Isaac Newton Wigney, on taking the Oath of Qualification at the Time and in manner herein-after mentioned, previous to acting as Commissioners, shall be and they are hereby constituted and appointed Commissioners for putting this Act into execution. Commissioners to take Oath of Qualification. Form of...

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