Byelaws and local legislation

Byelaws are local laws which the Council can ask the secretary of state to enact. They can cover a variety of issues.

These documents date from 1896 onwards. They are scanned copies, and we apologise for any areas of poor legibility.

Pre-1965 byelaws – Good Rule and Government

These byelaws pre-date the formation of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Council in 1965.

Post-1965 byelaws

These byelaws apply to the whole Borough.

Cycling on footpath byelaws

Under the Good Rule and Government byelaws a local authority may prohibit cycling on footpaths not alongside roads. A sign must be clearly displayed.

Confirmation of Mooring Byelaws

Notice is hereby given that the Council of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames intends after the expiry of the period mentioned below to apply to the Secretary of State for confirmation of byelaws relating to mooring made by the Council to regulate mooring on land owned or managed by the Council which abuts the tidal and non-tidal stretches of the River Thames within the Borough.

Copies of the byelaws will be kept at the offices of the Council at the Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ and will be open to inspection without payment on any weekday during the usual office hours for a period of 35 days from 26 September 2014 being the date of the first publication of this notice.

Any objection to the application for confirmation of the byelaws may be made by letter addressed to Department for Communities and Local Government, 2 NE, Fry Building, 2 Marsham Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 4DF or email (no later than one week after the closing date for inspection) before the byelaws are confirmed.

Local legislation

The Council is responsible for commons and open spaces in the Borough, and for crematoria.

Make an enquiry

If you have any queries about the byelaws please email the Legal and Electoral Services Department at

Updated: 26 September 2014