Bristol Waterworks Act 1927

Cited as:1927 c. lxiv
Jurisdiction:UK Non-devolved


Bristol Waterworks Act 1927

(17 & 18 Geo. 5) c. lxiv

An Act to authorise the Bristol Waterworks Company to construct new works to acquire additional lands and to raise additional capital and for other purposes.

[29th July 1927]

[17 & 18 Geo. 5;] Bristol Waterworks [Ch. lxiv.] Act, 1927. CHAPTER lxiv. An Act to authorise the Bristol Waterworks a.d. 1927. Company to construct new works to acquire additional lands and to raise additional capital and for other purposes. [29th July 1927.] w HEREAS the Bristol Waterworks Company (in this Act called " the Company ") were incorporated by the Bristol Waterworks Act 1846 and their powers were extended by two subsequent Acts passed in the years 1850 and 1853 respectively: And whereas the said three Acts were repealed by the Bristol Waterworks Act 1862 but the Company were by that Act continued incorporated by the same name and further powers were conferred upon the Company by the Bristol Waterworks Acts and Order 1862 to 1926 : And whereas the demand for water within the existing limits of supply of the Company has increased and is increasing and for enabling the Company to meet such demand it is expedient that the Company should be empowered to make and maintain the works and to acquire the lands hereinafter respectively described : And whereas by the Bristol Waterworks Act 1926 the capital of the Company was as from the thirty-first day of December one thousand nine hundred and twenty-six converted into one million two hundred and thirty-three thousand eight hundred and eighty-five pounds consolidated ordinary- stock and nine hundred and ninety-two thousand two hundred and fifty-eight pounds {Price Is, Net.] A 1^ [Ch. lxiv.] Bristol Waterworks [17 & 18 Geo. 5/] ' Act, 1927. A.D. 1927. consolidated preference stock and five hundred and seventy-six thousand four hundred and sixty-eight pounds consolidated debenture stock and the Company were by the said Act authorised to raise by mortgage or the creation and issue of further consolidated debenture stock the sum of six hundred and thirtyreight thousand seven hundred and fifty pounds and sihce the passing of the said Act the Company have created and issued ninety thousand and one hundred pounds consolidated debenture stock: And whereas the Company have no unexercised powers of raising moneys by the issue of ordinary or preference capital and it is expedient that the Company should be authorised to raise additional capital for the purposes of this Act and for the general purposes of their undertaking: * And whereas it is expedient that further powers should be conferred upon the Company as provided by this Act: And whereas plans and sections showing the lines and levels of the works authorised by this Act and plans of the lands which may be taken compulsorily under the powers of this Act and a book of reference to such plans containing the names of the owners and lessees or reputed owners and lessees and of the occupiers of the lands required or which may be taken for the purposes or under the powers of this Act were duly deposited with the clerk of the peace for the county of Somerset and are hereinafter. respectively referred to as the deposited plans sections and book of reference: And whereas the objects aforesaid cannot be attained without the authority: of Parliament : 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 as follows (that is to say) : Short title. 1. This Act may be cited as the Bristol Waterworks Act 1927 and the Bristol Waterworks Acts and Order 1862 to 1926 and this Act may be cited together and are in this Act referred to as the Bristol Waterworks Acts and Order 1862 to 1927. 2 [17 & 18 Geo. 5.] Bristol Waterworks [Ch. lxiv.] Act, 1927. 2. The following Acts and parts of Acts (so far A.D. 1927. as the same are applicable for the purposes of and are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act) are Incorpora- hereby incorporated with this Act: Acte (1) The Lands Clauses Acts : Provided always that any question of disputed compensation under this Act or any Act incorporated therewith (other than a question required to be determined by two justices) shall be determined by a single arbitrator to be agreed upon between the Company and the person claiming the compensation or in default of such agreement appointed by the Minister of Health on the application of either party : (2) The Waterworks Clauses Acts 1847 and 1863 (except the words " with the consent in writing " of the owner or reputed owner of any such " house or of the agent of such owner" in Section 44 of the Waterworks Clauses Act 1847); (3) The provisions of the Companies Clauses Con- solidation Act 1845 with respect to the following matters (namely) : The distribution of the capital of the Company into shares; The transfer or transmission of shares; The payment of subscriptions and the means of enforcing the payment of calls; The forfeiture of shares for non-payment of calls; The remedies of creditors of the Company against the shareholders; The borrowing of money by the Company on mortgage or bond; The making of dividends; The giving of notices; and The provision to be made for affording access to the special Act by all parties interested; and Part I. (relating to cancellation and surrender of shares) Part II. (relating to additional capital) (except the provisions thereof which limit the A 2 3 [Ch. lxiv.] Bristol Waterworks [17 & 18 Geo. 5.] Act,l921. A.D. 1927. rate of dividend on preference capital) and Part III. (relating to debenture stock) of the Companies Clauses Act 1863 as amended. by subsequent. Acts; . . (4) The provisions, of the Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 with respect to the temporary occupation of lands near the railway and in such provisions for the purposes of this Act the expression " the railway " means the reservoir by this Act authorised and so much of any line or lines of pipes by this Act authorised as will not be constructed in a highway and " the centre of the railway " means the centre lines of the said reservoir and of so much of any line or lines of pipes as aforesaid. Interpretation. 3. In this Act unless there be something in the subject or context repugnant to such construction the several words and expressions to which meanings are assigned by the Acts wholly or partially incorporated herewith have the same respective meanings And " The Company" means the Bristol Waterworks Company; " The limits of supply " means the limits for the time being of the Company for the supply of water; , " The new waterworks " means the works described or referred to in the section of this Act the marginal note whereof is " Power to make works "; " The undertaking " means the undertaking for the time being of the Company; " The map " means the second edition (1903) of the' Ordnance map scale ^tott f the county of Somerset; " The Act of 1889 " means the Bristol Waterworks Act 1889; " The Act of 1902 " means the Bristol Waterworks Act 1902; " The Act of 1914 " means the Bristol Waterworks Act 1914; " The Act of 1917 " means the Bristol Waterworks Act 1917; " The Somerset Council ". means the county council of the administrative county of Somerset. 4 ? [17 & 18 Geo..5_] Bristol Waterworks [Ch. l'xivj Act, 1927. 4. Subject to the provisions of this Act the Company A.D. 1927. may in the county of Somerset in the lines and situation and upon the lands delineated on the deposited plans powev to and described in the deposited book of reference and m ^ according to the levels shown on the deposited sections make and maintain the following works and may acquire enter upon take and use all or any of the lands delineated on the deposited plans relating thereto and described in the deposited book of reference (that is to say): In the parish of Cheddar in the rural district of Axbridge Work No. 1 An intake and chamber on the northern bank of the River Yeo being an extension of the existing intake chamber of the Company; Work No. 2 A line or lines of pipes (No. 1) commencing in the said existing intake chamber and terminating by a junction with the existing line or lines of pipes of the Company in Cliff Street at the junction of that street with Tweentown Way; Work No. 3 A line or lines of pipes (No. 2) commencing by a junction with the said line or lines of pipes (No. I) (Work No. 2) at its termination and terminating in the reservoir (Work No. 5) hereinafter described; Work No. 4 A line or lines of pipes (No. 3) commencing by a junction with the said line or lines of pipes (No. 2) (Work No. 3) in the enclosure numbered 1075 on the map and terminating by. a junction with the existing line of pipes of the Company at their Cheddar pumping station; Work No. 5 A reservoir (to be called the Cheddar Reservoir) approximately circular in shape to be formed by a continuous embankment 170 chains or thereabouts in length measured on the centre line thereof which centre line passes through points as follows (that is to say) on the north, a point on the western boundary of the enclosure numbered 140 on the map on the south a point on the western boundary of the enclosure numbered 1264 on the map on the west a point on the 5 [Cli-. IxiV.] Bristol Waterworks- [17 & 18 Geo. 5.] Act, 1927. 1927. southern boundary of the enclosure numbered 1286 on the map and on the east a point on the southern boundary of the enclosure numbered 739 on the map; Work No. 6 A waste water conduit commencing in the north-western portion of the said reservoir (Work No. 5) in the enclosure numbered 1281 on the map.and terminating at a point in Ellenge Stream 3-9 chains or thereabouts measured in a westerly direction from the eastern corner of the enclosure ?numbered 1282 on the map; Work No. 7 A conduit or line of pipes (No. 4) commencing in the said...

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