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Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Byelaw for Good Rule and Government

Byelaw made under section 235 of the Local Government Act 1972 by Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council for the good rule and government of the Borough of Tameside and for the prevention and suppression of nuisances.


1. Extent

This byelaw extends throughout the Borough of Tameside

2. Touting

(1) No person shall in any street or public place:

  1. advertise or solicit custom for any service; or
  2. seek to gather information for use in the supply of goods or services;

in such a manner as to cause obstruction or give reasonable grounds for annoyance to any person in that street or public place.

(2) Byelaw 2(1) does not apply to advertising or soliciting custom for services to hire vehicles to carry passengers.

3. Penalty

Any person offending against byelaw 2 shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale.

4. Revocation

The byelaw relating to touting which was made by the Council of the Borough of Ashton-under-Lyne on 10th April 1946 and was confirmed by the Secretary of State for the Home Department on 27th May 1946 is hereby revoked.

The Common Seal of
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council was hereunto
Tameside MBC Common SealAffixed this 25th day of November
2003 in the presence of

Acting Borough Solicitor's Signature
Acting Borough Solicitor


The foregoing byelaws are hereby confirmed by the Secretary of State
and shall come into operation on the 12th day of March 2004.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

Senior Civil Servant in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
P Rowsell
Senior civil servant
in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

12 February 2004

London, SW1E 5DU