Our By-Laws

These By-laws may be cited as the Town Council of Sengkang (Common Property and Open Spaces) By-laws 2021 and shall come into operation on 1 April 2021.

Nature of offence

By-laws

Dumping and renovation debris

3.      A person must not –

  1. place, deposit, keep or leave (or cause or permit to be placed, deposited, kept or left) any material, article, object, or thing on any common property or in an open space not designated by the Town Council for that purpose; or
  1. transport renovation debris or other building material in a lift in a building, or over any other common property or an open space, without the prior written permission of the Town Council. 

Obstruction of common property

4.     A person must not – 

  1. with an object, a fixture or a thing, obstruct, or cause or permit the obstruction of, the lawful use of any common property. 
  1. The Town Council may remove and detain any object, fixture or thing obstructing the lawful use of any common property. 

Damage to common property

5(1).     A person must not – 

  1. remove, destroy, damage or deface any common property; or
  1. remove any earth, soil or property from any common property. 

Damage to turf, plant, shrub or tree

6.     A person must not – 

 without the prior written permission of the Town Council – 

  1. remove, cut, damage or dispose of any (or part of any) turf, plant, shrub or tree, situated on any common property or in an open space; or
  1. pick any (or part of any) shrub or plant situated on any common property or in an open space. 

Throwing items from buildings

7.     A person must not – 

endanger the life of, or cause injury to, another person; cause damage to any property in the Town; or cause any nuisance, annoyance or inconvenience to another person by throwing an item, or allowing an item to fall, from his flat or any part of a building onto any common property or an open space. 

Dangerously positioned items

8.     A person must not – 

  1. place an item on or at a window-sill, corridor or other part of the common property in a way that is likely to endanger the life of any person; cause injury to any person; or cause damage to any common property or the property of another person. 

Unlawful parking, etc

9(1). A person must not – 

without the prior written permission of the Town Council –

  1. park a vehicle on any common property or in an open space that is not a parking place; or
  1. use, ride or drive a vehicle on any common property or in an open space. 

Power to detain or remove vehicles

10.  The Town Council may remove a vehicle and detain it at a place of safety or any other suitable place; or immobilise a vehicle by an immobilisation device to the vehicle that is parked on any common property or in an open space in contravention to by-law 9(1)(a) or appears to have been abandoned. 

Repairing, painting, etc., of vehicles

11. A person must not – 

(1)  repair, paint, spray, test or service; or cause or permit to be repaired, painted, sprayed, tested or serviced, a vehicle on any common property or in an open space. 

 

Playing of games, etc.

12. A person must not – 

(1)  roller skate, ride a skateboard, or play or take part in any game, on any common property or in an open space, except in an area designated for that activity.

Entertainment and sale of goods or services on common property and open spaces

13. A person must not – 

without the prior written permission of the Town Council –

  1. hold or stage, or cause the holding or staging, of, any show, play, wayang or other entertainment, or any reception or formal party on any common property or in an open space; or
  1. sell, or offer or exhibit for sale, goods or services on any common property or in an open space. 

Display of signs

14.  A person must not – 

(1)  without the prior written permission of the Town Council, display, or cause or permit to be displayed, a sign on any common property or in an open space. 

Unauthorised structures

15.  A person must not – 

(1)  without the prior written permission of the Town Council, erect or install a fixture, structure or thing on any common property or in an open space. 

Diversion of water and electricity

16.  A person must not – 

without the prior written permission of the Town Council, draw, divert or take – 

  1. water from a tap, pipe or water service installation for the supply of water, situated on any common property; or
  1. electricity from a socket or an electrical supply line or electrical installation for the supply of electricity, situated on any common property. 

Bathing, etc., in fountains

17.  A person must not – 

bathe, wade or wash in; or cause or permit any animal belonging to him or her or in his or her charge to enter or remove anything from, any pond or fountain which is within the Town and maintained by the Town Council. 

Obstruction of refuse chutes

18.  A person must not – 

throw or deposit, or cause or permit to be thrown or deposited, into a refuse chute in a building any object material, thing, article or substance that will or is likely to choke or clog the refuse chute; obstruct the free fall of refuse in the refuse chute; or cause nuisance, annoyance or inconvenience to other occupiers of the building. 

Trespassing onto lift motor rooms, etc.

19. A person must not – 

without the prior written permission of the Town Council, enter

  1. a lift motor room, pump room, switch room or roof top; or
  1. any common property that is a fenced enclosure, building or room; and contains an installation for the use or supply of water or electricity. 

Note: Any offence under these By-laws may be compounded by the Town Council. 

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