Essex Act 1987

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The Essex Act 1987 is a local Act of Parliament (citation 1987 c. xx) whose effect is to give additional local powers to Essex County Council, local authorities in the county as well as the Crouch Harbour Authority. The Act encompasses a number of powers affecting aspects of issues relating to land and open space (especially parking); highways and streets; public health and amenities; public order and safety, seashore and safety (specifically in the districts of Basildon, Castle Point, Chelmsford, Colchester, Maldon, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, Tendring, Thurrock); some finance and other miscellaneous powers and other specific measures relating to named places including Colchester, Crouch Harbour, The Marshes (in the Epping Forest district), and Southend-on-Sea

The most notable clause in the law is section 6, allowing the prohibition of parking on grass verges which elsewhere has been a news making problem.[1][2]


  1. ^ Ruz, Camila (2015-12-04). "Are the great pavement parking rows finally coming to an end?". BBC News. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  2. ^ "Court action to start today as council battles to evict travellers from public land". Braintree and Witham Times. Retrieved 2017-07-13.

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