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Council Byelaws, Orders and Regulations

Current Council Byelaws, Orders and Regulations


A byelaw is a law which is made by a body, such as a local authority, under an enabling power established by an Act of Parliament, and which has been confirmed by the Secretary of State. 

Byelaws are local laws designed to complement rather than replace existing laws and are used to enable local authorities to address any particular needs that are not already regulated or dealt with by existing statutes.
Breaching a byelaw is a criminal offence and an offender may be prosecuted in the Magistrates' Court or in some instances, as an alternative to prosecution, issued with a fixed penalty notice.

Orders and Regulations

Like byelaws, orders and regulations may also be used to deal with particular local issues.  These do not ordinarily require Secretary of State approval. 

Copies of byelaws are available for inspection at our offices at Swanspool House, Doddington Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 1BP


Last updated: 01/04/2021