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THE DECORATION SCHEME. THE Com m itvsi oners scheme for decorntivc im- provemer.ts has received but a cold reception at the hands of the Local Government Board and the chilling attitude adopted should act as an other lesson to our local governors that the most urgent needs of this town are sanitary and nt fanciful improvements It will be rmellJbel" d that General Cure v. a few weeks a-o, held a public inquiry as to the Board's most recent ap- plication for powers to borrow money. The result has been communicated in a letter from the L )ca) Government Board, with which was enclosed ex- tracts from their Inspector's report. Tim latter views several features in the scheme as being in themselves desirable; but he takes exception to the Board's mode of proceeding. He apoarentlv regards the dicssing of the entire promenade with tir a waste of money, and suggests that thi operation should be confined to some 40 feet Ion,, the rent re, the entire vi-idtli beilll:* flot les,,i than one hundred feet for a considerable distance. To maintaia all that area in proper order would be, lie remarks, difficult and very costly. He thinks that the remaining pjrtion of the promenade coald be gravelled as at present. As a genera! thing all asphalted portion forty feet wide would be sufficient to accommodate the public; but there aie occasions when doub less some jostling would be the result of so circums ribed an area. And i r there be one portion easier t" walk on than .LL.- _.lL_- me oiner, rew persons wilt toe found self-den vino â¢aough to take to the rough purt as a Dliltf<;r 0] chone. The Inspector doubts the efficiency of the projected outer wail and sand screens, and even the necessi'y of this costly addition to the s.a-rront. He admits that souie steps should bf taken to prevent the lodgment of drift-sand on the promenade but before sanctioning all ex penditut-e that might prove a lailure and an objectionable nuisance, he suggests that experi- ments should be made during the ensiling wintei with wooden screens, to ascertain whether the raising of the existing wall to a uniform ùt'ih' of three rett, and a hoi izontal pr.-j^t- log sciecu to prevent the sand blowing over tip- toT, ()f the %all, the ludgiiicnt of drif, -:i?itiot b(. sufficiently prevented, lie aùds tI,at it i'illJi!ar expelluient could of course be made with a screen representing tne outer wall in another section, and then the ch.ta obtained from the expeiirnents next springy would probably bj sufficient to enable the Commissioners to form a reliable pinion as to the best mode of protection against drift sand. In his opinion the very low eighteen inch wall now existing on the sea-front is an absurd arran-e ment in that exposed position and unsightly Visitors to Rhyl, however, will not gen'raliv agree with the luspecor's opinion that the wall is unsightly, and are piepared te testify th;it it is rery serv; cable in summer, if on the other Land it is an "absurd arrangement" ia winter. NY doubt the greater portion of the sand with which the promenade and parade are covered at times in the winter comes over this wall for some length at the east end portion of it and we can scarcely expect the Inspector will believe us when we say that last winter hundreds of loads of sand which drifted over this w-11 was tipped agnin on its sea- ward side, to be blown over the promenade by the next gale: An efficient mode of {prevent- ing sand drift is a thing much desired, and it would have been of advantage if, with the Inspec- tors experience, he had given u, S0Ine FJore definite plan, home of the experiments he suo- gests have a ready been trbd, although pos^iWv H)t in quite the right wav, M The general result is that no advance whateve. has been made in the way of securing the proposed improvements; and it is sincerelv to be hop.d liH t ? a"0ther th<- will turn itP attention to more pressing needs.

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