1860 23 and 24 Vic c30 Public Improvement Act

local authorities could levy rates to a max of 6d in the pound provided 2/3 ratepayers agreed to maintain land for public walks and recreation; half the cost had to be raised by subscription.


1859 Recreation Grounds Act 20 Vic c27

land not exceeding £1000 could be bequeathed for the purpose of providing public recreation grounds and playgrounds