EARL'S COURT SQUARE GARDEN

Established under the Kensington Improvement Act 1851

• BYELAWS •

Garden Byelaws

Like all other Garden Squares and public parks, we have to have rules to ensure the quiet enjoyment of the garden by residents as well as to ensure the quiet of the residents of the Square is not disturbed. We welcome children into the Garden to play, as long as accompanied by a responsible key holder, and are proud of our special children’s playground, which we believe was the first of its kind in a Kensington Garden Square.

By applying for a key fob for access, the resident is deemed to have read and accepted the byelaws below.

ACCESS MAY BE SUSPENDED FOR ANY RESIDENT FOUND TO BE BREACHING THE BYELAWS AND IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE BYELAWS ARE ENFORCEABLE AND MAY BE PROSECUTED IN THE COURTS, POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN A COURT CONVICTION, CRIMINAL RECORD AND FINE.

1. Only authorized key-holders may enter the garden, accompanied by a maximum of 14 family members or guests. Permission for a higher number of persons to use the garden for any purpose must be obtained in writing from the Garden Sub-committee.
2. No dogs are permitted, except assistance dogs.
3. No ball games of any kind are permitted, nor playing with any object thrown or projected into the air.
4. No barbeques or fireworks are permitted.
5. No bicycles or wheeled vehicles are permitted, except: wheel-chairs; prams and strollers/push-chairs for children up to age 5; toys for children up to age 7; in all cases to be used on the paths only, except a wheel-chair may be taken on the lawn.
6. No children under age 14 are permitted in the garden unless accompanied and supervised by an authorised key-holder.
7. Noisy or disorderly conduct or activities likely to disturb the quiet enjoyment of the garden, or residents of surrounding properties, are prohibited, including playing musical instruments, radios, mobile phones or other electronic equipment with loudspeakers.
8. No rubbish including left-over food and drink may be left in the garden.
9. Picking flowers, cutting or defacing or damaging in any way the trees, shrubs and plants, trampling on or running through flower beds are prohibited.
10. Climbing on the railings, sheds or other structures, or tampering with the irrigation and electrical systems in the garden are prohibited.
11. The entrance gates must not be left or propped open.
12. Any chairs or garden furniture brought in must be removed promptly after use.
13. Anyone entering the garden does so at his or her own risk and neither the Garden Committee members, their Sub-committee nor the freehold trustees accept any responsibility or liability for any accident of any kind or for any damage, loss or injury to any person or property arising from the condition of the garden or its amenities and equipment, nor the acts, neglect or default of any person in connection with the garden.
14. The Sub-committee may waive any relevant bye-law for an approved event in the garden, or amend or modify these byelaws whenever in its reasonable opinion it is necessary to protect the garden and its quiet enjoyment.
15. The Sub-committee reserves the right to suspend a key-holder’s access to the garden who persistently breaches any byelaw, and to recover the cost of any damage caused to any part of the garden and its structures from any key-holder responsible for such damage.
By order of the Subcommittee 10 January 2018
Approved by His Honour Judge Hillen at Blackfriars Crown Court 4 May 2018