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Swimming Bath (Municipal Council of Piketberg) By-law, 1998
- Published in Western Cape Provincial Gazette no. 5288 on 25 September 1998
- Commenced on 25 September 1998
- [This is the version of this document from 25 September 1998 and includes any amendments published up to 6 May 2022.]
1.In this by-law, unless the context otherwise indicates:—"bath" means any swimming bath owned by or under the lawful management or control of the council and available for use by the public, and includes all dressing rooms, cubicles, and other facilities used in connection therewith;"council" means the Municipal Council of Piketberg;"superintendent" means the employee of the council who is in charge of a bath.
3.No person shall enter a bath during the open hours, unless he shall first have obtained a ticket or coupon of admission, and in respect of such ticket or coupon shall have paid the relative charge.
5.No person shall bathe at a bath unless decently and adequately clothed in a bathing costume, nor shall any person appear anywhere exposed to public view at a bath, unless either wearing such a bathing costume or otherwise properly and decently dressed. It shall be lawfull for the superintendent to call upon any person who in his opinion is contravening the provisions of this by-law immediately to vacate a bath without refunding the charge paid for admission thereto; provided that this shall not absolve any such person from being liable to the penalty provided for a contravention of this by-law.
6.No person shall at a bath—(a)damage or deface any dressing room, cubicle, sanitary convenience, fence or other part of a bath;(b)commit any nuisance, or write or scribble on any wall or other part of a bath;(c)throw or deposit any filth or refuse except in such receptacles as may be provided for the purpose;(d)remove, take away, throw down, damage or destroy any furniture, fitting, towel, costume or other article or thing appertaining to or used at a bath and which is the properly of the council;(e)by any disorderly, or improper conduct, disturb, injure or molest any other person or obstruct any superintendent in the execution of his duty, and no person shall use any indecent, offensive or profane langauge or behave in an indecent or offensive manner.
7.No person who is in a state of intoxication or under the influence of dagga or whom the superintendent on reasonable grounds believes to be in such a state, shall be admitted to a bath. Where such person has been inadvertently admitted, such a person shall vacate such bath without delay on being ordered to do so by the Superintendent. No intoxicating liquor shall be taken to or be consumed at a bath.
8.No dogs shall be allowed at a bath.
9.No person shall at any time enter a bath while knowingly suffering from any contagious or infectious desease or from any abnormal discharge from the eyes, nose, ears or throat, or from a discharging sore.
10.The council in the absence of proof of negligence on its part or on the part of its employees, shall not be responsible for the loss or theft of clothing or effects of any description left by any person in the dressing rooms or cubicles or elsewhere in a bath and the council shall not be responsible for any injuries sustained or illness contracted or alleged to have been subtained or contracted, as the case may be, by any person at a bath.
12.No person shall interfere with or molest any animal or bird kept on the premises on which a bath is situated, nor shall any person interfere with plants or pick any flower, slip or cutting.
13.No person shall gamble at a bath.
14.The council shall fix the charge for admission to a bath and such charge shall be prominently displayed at the office where the admission charges are payable.
15.Any person contravening any of the provisions of this by-law and any person whom the superintendent reasonably suspects of having committed any other offence at a bath, shall immediately leave the bath when ordered to do so by the superintendent and, should he fail to do so, shall be guilty of an offence and in addition the superintedent shall have the right summarily to eject such person from the bath.
16.Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with any provision of this by-law shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine as prescribed by section 189(23) of the Municipal Ordinance, 1974 (Ordinance 20 of 1974).
History of this By-law
25 September 1998 this versionPublished in Western Cape Provincial Gazette no. 5288By-law commences.
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