The RAF Welford Byelaws 2010

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2010/1104

2010 No. 1104

Defence

The RAF Welford Byelaws 2010

Made 24th March 2010

Coming into force 1st July 2010

The Secretary of State for Defence, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 14(1) of the Military Lands Act 18921and having complied with the consultation requirements of section 17(1) of that Act, makes the following byelaws:

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Citation and commencement

These byelaws may be cited as the RAF Welford Byelaws 2010 and shall come into force on 1st July 2010.

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Revocation

The Royal Air Force Welford Byelaws 19882are revoked.

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Interpretation

In these byelaws:

“aircraft” includes any craft or device which is for the time being airborne;

“Appointed Person” means the Crown servant who has been appointed by the Secretary of State to be responsible for the Protected Area and the Controlled Areas;

“Controlled Areas” means the areas of land belonging to the Secretary of State that are coloured blue on the five maps annexed to these byelaws;

“firearm” has the same meaning as in the Firearms Act 19683

“lawful user” means any constable, Crown servant, member of a visiting force or headquarters, or any person in possession of a written permission from the Appointed Person;

“offensive weapon” means any article made or adapted for use for:

(a) causing injury to, or incapacitating a person, or

(b) causing injury to, or incapacitating or trapping an animal or bird, and

the person having it with him intends it for such use, or for threatening such use;

“Protected Area” means the area of land that is coloured pink on the five maps annexed to these byelaws;

“service authorities” means naval, military or air force authorities;

“visiting force” means any body, contingent or detachment of the forces of a country for the time being present in the United Kingdom on the invitation of Her Majesty’s Government and any civilian component of that force as defined in section 10 of the Visiting Forces Act 19524.

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Application of Byelaws

These byelaws apply to the Protected Area and the Controlled Areas.

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Prohibited Activities – Protected Area

No person shall:

enter or leave the Protected Area except by way of an official entrance or exit;

remain in the Protected Area after having been directed to leave by a constable or person described in byelaw 11;

obstruct a lawful user acting in the proper exercise of his duty within the Protected Area;

cause or permit any vehicle, craft, aircraft, animal or thing to enter into the Protected Area;

take any photograph of any person or thing whilst within the Protected Area;

make any false statement, either orally or in writing, or employ any other form of misrepresentation in order to obtain entry to any part of the Protected Area;

board or interfere with the movement of any vehicle within the Protected Area;

interfere with, or obstruct the use of, any property within the Protected Area which is under the control of the Crown or the service authorities of a visiting force or in either case its agents or contractors;

remove any property which is under the control of the Crown or the service authorities of a visiting force or in either case its agents or contractors;

deface any sign, wall, fence, structure or other surface within the Protected Area.

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Use of the Controlled Areas by the Public

Subject to the provisions of these byelaws, members of the public are permitted to use all parts of the Controlled Areas...

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