Byelaws for Pleasure Grounds, Public Walks and Open Spaces

A Byelaw is a local law which is made by a statutory body, such as a local authority, under an enabling power established by an Act of Parliament. Since Byelaws create criminal offences, they cannot come into effect unless they have been confirmed by a Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

Following the required Consultation etc., approval of Council and the Secretary of State, the Byelaws were sealed on 5 October 2020 and will come into force on 4 November 2020 in respect of the parks and open spaces listed in the Schedules to the Byelaws. 

The byelaws will effect all of the open spaces owned by Three Rivers DC and cover the whole of the geographical district of Three Rivers.

These relate in the main to the peaceful enjoyment of parks and open spaces and the suppression of nuisances.

Copies of the proposed byelaws will be kept at the offices of the Council at:

Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 1RL

and will be open to inspection without payment on any weekday during usual business hours.


The byelaws may also be viewed here.

Byelaws for Pleasure Grounds, Public Walks and Open Spaces dated - 05-10-2020 (pdf)