Byelaws Must Not Duplicate National Legislation

A basic principle of a Council introducing a byelaw is that the byelaw must not duplicate national legislation. Yet Scarborough Borough Council have done just that.

Their “Car Crusing is Prohibited” byelaw duplicates national legislation and thus wastes Council Tax payers resources.

In addition I believe SBC may have inadvertently created a loophole for a clever lawyer to prevent their client received points on their licence by stating they should be dealt with as per the byelaw not national legislation.

I have requested SBC to inform me why they have duplicated national legislation.

NB: When I refer to byelaw I mean this in a broad sense. Of course this is a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO).

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