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Byelaws- Regulation of Swimming Baths or Bathing Places

Byelaws for the regulation of their baths, etc, made by the Council of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne under Section 223 of the Public Health Act 1936.


1. In these byelaws -

"the Council" means the Council of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne;

"the baths" means any baths, washhouses, swimming baths or bathing places under the management of the Council and includes any accommodation provided therein.


2. No person shall -

(a) enter or attempt to enter the baths by forcible or improper means;

(b) use the baths without obtaining an appropriate ticket of admission ;

(c) bring any animal into the baths;


3. No person shall -

(a) wilfully annoy or interfere with the privacy of any other person using the baths

(b) wilfully and improperly damage, deface or soil any part of the baths or any towel, swimming trunks or bathing dress provided for his use

(c) interfere with any officer of the Council in the performance of his duties.


4. No person shall -

(a) use any soap or similar substance in any swimming bath or otherwise act in any manner likely to affect prejudicially the condition of the water therein;

(b) use any equipment in any swimming bath which is likely to cause inconvenience or injury to other persons therein;

(c) enter the baths while knowingly suffering from any infectious or contagious disease.


5. No person shall deposit any litter or rubbish in the baths otherwise than in a receptacle provided for that purpose.


6. No person other than a person duly authorised by the Council shall -

(a) bring into the baths any bottle or container made of glass or other breakable material unless adequately protected from risk of breakage;

(b) bring into the baths any intoxicating liquor.


7.Any person who offends against any of the foregoing byelaws shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds.


8.Any person contravening any of the foregoing byelaws may be excluded or removed from the premises in question by an officer of the Council.


9.The Byelaws for the regulation of baths etc which were made by the Newburn Urban District Council on the 18th November 1969, and approved by the Minister of Housing and Local Government on the 26th January 1970, are hereby revoked.


10.The Byelaws for the regulation of baths and for the regulation of public washhouses, which were made by the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of the City and County of Newcastle upon Tyne on the 8th November 1907, and approved by the Local Government Board on the 29th November 1907, are hereby revoked.



In Witness whereof the Council has caused its Common Seal to be hereunto affixed this ninth day of December 1980.

 The Common Seal of the Council of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne was hereunto affixed in the presence of:

J. C. Kerrigan, Lord Mayor

C. H. Walker, Asst. Director of Administration


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The foregoing byelaws are hereby confirmed by the Secretary of State for the Environment and shall come into operation on 1st April 1981.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State
N. S. F. Palmer
An Assistant Secretary in the Department of the  Environment

11 February 1981


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