Attorney-General v Poole: 1938

Open space land had been conveyed to Poole Corporation ‘in fee simple to the intent that the same may for ever hereafter be preserved and used as an open space or as a pleasure or recreation ground for the public use.’
Held: There was no express reference in the Conveyance to the 1906 Act but the Court of Appeal thought it applied in any event.


[1938] 1 Ch 23


Open Spaces Act 1906

Cited by:

AppliedLiverpool City Council v Attorney General 15-May-1992
Land had been given to the local authority ‘for use as a recreation ground and for no other purpose’ The Attorney-General sought to oblige the authority to maintain it as such.
Held: The form of gift was not charitable, and no obligation to . .
CitedRegina v City of Sunderland ex parte Beresford HL 13-Nov-2003
Land had been used as a park for many years. The council land owner refused to register it as a common, saying that by maintaining the park it had indicated that the use was by consent and licence, and that prescription did not apply.
Held: . .
CitedRegina v Stock CACD 8-Aug-2008
The defendant sought to appeal his conviction in 1970 for robbery. He had refused to attend an identity parade but was then confronted with the main witness. Witnesses had also been shown photographs from which they were said to have selected the . .
Lists of cited by and citing cases may be incomplete.

Charity, Local Government, Land

Updated: 29 April 2022; Ref: scu.187390