BY-LAWS made on 1 November 1932 (in operation as from and including 1 April 1933), by the London County Council in pursuance of the provisions of the London Council (General Powers) Act 1890, the London County Council (General Powers) Act 1898, and the London County Council (General Powers) Act 1923 and now having effect by virtue of The London Government Act 1963, Article 33 of the London Authorities (Property, etc) Order 1964 and Articles 9 and 30 of the London Government Order 1965 as if made by the Greater London Council in relation to the Parks, Gardens and Open Spaces vested in or under the control of the Greater London Council under the provisions of the Open Spaces Act 1906.
These powers with regard to the Horniman Gardens were transferred to the Horniman Public Museum and Public Park Trust by virtue of The Education (London Residuary Body) (Transfer of Functions and Property) Order 1992.
- In these by-laws, unless the context otherwise requires: ‘The Trust’ means the Horniman Public Museum and Public Park Trust. ‘Open Space’ means the Horniman Gardens.
- No person shall remove, injure, or in any way deface or disfigure any property under the control of the Trust in or enclosing any open space, or post thereon or affix thereto in any way any bill, placard or notice.
- No person shall remove, uproot, destroy or injure any tree, shrub or plant, or pluck any flower, bough or leaf, or dig, cut or take any turf, sod, gravel, sand, clay or other substance in any open space.
- No person shall climb on any tree or on or over any gate, fence or railing in or enclosing any open space
- No person shall in any open space go upon any land specially enclosed or the entry on which is prohibited by notice, or go upon any shrubbery or flower bed.
- No male person over the age of 14 years shall go or attempt to go into any part of any open space in contravention of any regulation of the Trust specified in a notice exhibited on such part reserving such part for the use of female person and children under the age of 14 years only.
- No person shall in any open space wilfully break or damage any ice on any pond or lake, or, when prohibited by notice, go or attempt to go upon any such ice.
- No person shall, without first obtaining or otherwise than in accordance with the terms of a permit from the Trust, camp out on any open space.
- No person shall wilfully enter into or remain in any open space or any part of any open space during any time appointed for closing the same.
- No person shall in any open space go or attempt to go into any water-closet, urinal or other place of convenience provided for the opposite sex or infringe any regulation of the Trust set up therein controlling the use thereof.
- No person shall in any open space, without first obtaining or otherwise than in accordance with the terms of a permit from the Trust, erect or place or retain any post, rail, fence, photographic stand apparatus, tent, booth, screen, stand, swing or other building, erection or structure or any obstruction of any kind whatever.
- No person shall in any open space, except on roads or other places approved for the purpose by the Trust, ride or drive any horse or other beast of draught or burden or any bicycle, tricycle, or any vehicle drawn or propelled by any animal or by mechanical power.
- No person shall in any open space drive any vehicle, bicycle or tricycle or ride any animal at a rate exceeding twelve miles an hour or so as to endanger the public.
- Any person driving any vehicle in any open space shall when called upon to stop by signal or otherwise by an officer of the Trust acting in execution of his duty shall stop, and if he refuses or wilfully fails to do shall be guilty of an offence.
- No person shall cause or suffer any dog belonging to him or in his charge for the time being to enter or remain in any open space unless such dog be under proper control and be effectually restrained from injuring, annoying or disturbing any person or animal
or from running on any flower bed or injuring any tree, shrub or plant.
- No person shall, in any part of any open space where a notice stating that all dogs or dogs of a particular class or breed must be kept on a lead or muzzled is exhibited, cause or suffer any dog belonging to him or in his charge for the time being to enter or remain therein unless such dog is kept on a lead or is muzzled in accordance with such notice, and no person shall in any part of any open space where a notice prohibiting the admission of dogs is exhibited, cause or suffer any dog belonging to him or in his charge for the time being to enter therein.
- No person shall in any open space wilfully disturb any animal grazing or shall harry, illtreat, or injure or destroy any animal, bird or fish, or take or attempt to take any animal, bird fish or egg or set any trap.
- No person shall in any open space or in any lake, pond, fountain or ornamental water therein, deposit or leave any dead animal, offensive litter, house or trade refuse, or any turf, sod, gravel, sand, clay or other substance, or except in receptacles provided by the Trust for the purpose any bottle, tin container, broken glass or crockery, waste paper or other like article or thing.
- No person shall wilfully break any glass, china or other thing in any open space.
- No person shall in any open space discharge any gun, syringe, squirt, catapult or other instrument, or shall wantonly or recklessly throw or discharge any stone or missile, or make any bonfire or let off any firework.
- No person shall in any open space commit any nuisance contrary to public decency or propriety.
- No person shall in any open space bet, brawl, fight or use indecent or improper language or designedly do any act which outrages public decency or which comes within the meaning of the 4th Section of the Vagrancy Act, 1824 (5 Geo.IV, cap.83) whether the offence be committed with intent to insult any female or not.
- No person shall in any open space practise gymnastics, play or make preparation to play any game or take part in any sport, or entertainment or dance, bathe, fish, use any boat, or sail any model yacht without the consent of the Trust in writing under the hand of its Clerk except on the parts or places respectively set apart therefor or infringe any regulation of the Trust with respect to the use of any such part or place and the conduct of persons using the same or resorting thereto as may be specified in any notice from time to time exhibited on any such part or place.
- No person shall in any open space interfere with, obstruct or annoy any person or persons who are lawfully engaged in pursuance of these by-laws or any general authority or Act of Parliament in military or athletic exercises, or in playing or making preparations to play at any lawful game, or in playing music, or delivering any public address or doing any other act.
- No person shall in any open space resist, obstruct or aid or incite any person to resist or obstruct any officer of the Trust or other person in the execution of his duty or lawful exercise of his authority.
- It shall be lawful for any officer of the Trust to exclude or remove from any open space, any person committing any breach of the above by-laws.
- Nothing in these by-laws shall take away, abridge or limit any remedy now existing by way of indictment, or shall interfere with the powers of the Metropolitan Police, or any authority legally existing for preventing or punishing offences.