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BRIDGEND COUNTY COURT.

IEAST GLAMORGAN.

CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF WALES.

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I CORRESPONDENCE.

VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE.

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BRIDGEND LOCAL BOARD.

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BRIDGEND LOCAL BOARD. An ordinary meeting of the Bridgend Local Board was held on Tuesday evening the chairman (Mr. LI. Walliugton) presiding. The others present were:—Messrs. Michael Davies, W. Francis, W. Powell, E. Price, W. Richards, D. Lewis, W. McGaul, T. J. Hughes (clerk), and E. Williams (surveyor). FINANCIAL. It was reported that the balance in the bank was £135. FIRING CHIMNIES. A discussion arose upon a letter received from Police-sergeant Rowe, asking the Board whether they would prosecute in a case of chimney-firing. —In answer to questions, the Clerk said that in his opinion the police could prose- cute in such cases without special instruc- tions from the Board, but at the same time he thought it right to say that the Magis- trates' Clerk (Mr. Stockwood) held a different opinion, and said that the police could not prose- cute in such cases.—Ultimately it was decided that a letter be written to the offender in the case under notice warning her that she must not repeat the offence. It was also decided that posters be issued informing the public that the firing of chimneys rendered offenders liable to a penalty of five pounds, and stating that in future the Board would take immediate steps with a view to putting an end to the nuisance. — The Chairman pointed out the danger of a great fire being caused in the town by the wilful firing of chimneys. POLLUTION OF THE RIVER. The Clerk read the following letter received from the Board of Conservators :— I am directed by the Board of fConservators from the Ogmore Fishery District to write to you 011 the subject of the pollution of the River Ogmore, which passes through the district of your sanitary authority. At present this river suffers very much from sewage pollution. It has been the custom, whenever there is any system of sewage, that it should be discharged direct into the river without any filtration or other purifying process. I understand that in your district it is especially the case, and as the result is injurious to the public health, as well as almost destructive to the fish in the river I have mentioned. I am requested by the Board of Conservators to call your attention to the fact, and to ask that steps be taken, without fur- ther delay, to prevent the discljarge of sewage into the river.—Yours faithfully, S. H. STOCKWOOD. The further consideration of the matter referred to was postponed pending the receipt of a report relative to the sewage scheme. LETTER FROM THE LORD MAYOR. The Chairman reported the receipt of the follow- ing letter from the Lord Mayor of London :— Mansion House, London, July 7, 1892. My dear sir,—I shall be grateful-if you will b" good enough to accept yourself, and to convey to all of your colleagues and fellow-townsmen who combined to do me honour on my recent visit to Bridgend, my warmest thanks for the enthusiastic reception I was accorded, and for the pleasing hospitality of which I was the recipient. My visit to Wales was crowned with many stirring incidents, but I shall ever treasure amongst the most interesting of them the recollections of my presidency at the Eisteddfod at Bridgend, and the warmth with which my fellow-countrymen received the address which, as president, I had the agreeable duty to make.—I am. my dear sir, Yours very truly, DAVID EVANS, Lord Mayor. The members having expressed their gratifica- tion at 1 he receipt of this letter, the Clerk was directed to copy it upon the minutes.

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