It was both possible and lawful for a recognisance in Crown Court proceedings to be expressed as continuous until the conclusion of proceedings in the Crown Court. An order varying the conditions of bail, unconnected with the sureties in question, did not give rise to the need for sureties to be taken afresh.
The provisions of s.160 Evironmental Protection Act 1990 were permissive and not mandatory. Service of an abatement notice pursuant to s.82 of the Act could be affected upon the company or its secretary at its registered office or upon its secretary or clerk at its principal office. The magistrates erred in finding that an abatement had not been properly served.