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CHESTER'S EXTENSION PROPOSALS. 0 A LITTLE ENCOURAGEMENT FROMI FLINTSHIRE. Hitherto the proposals of the Chester- Corporation to extend the city boundaries have, met with hostility all around, but at the- Hawarden District Council meeting on Friday it was evident there is a feeling in favour of the- annexation of Saltney, at any rate. The Vice- Chairman (Mr. P. Wilcock) presided, and there- were present Miss Thom, the Rev. C. L. A Edgeworth, Messrs. Gibson, J. Dunn, E. S. Taylor, J. Millington, W. Fryer, J. Jones (Sandycroft), Gerrard, with the clerk (Mr. Horace A. Smith).—The Clerk explained that the Town Clerk of Chester had informed him that he would communicate with him further as to the date of the proposed conference between representatives of the city and the various authorities concerned. The Town Clerk added that he did not suppose it would be possible to hold the conference until December. The Rev. C. L. A. EDGEWORTH said he had been appointed to attend the con- ference by the Sealand Parish Council, as well as by the Hawarden District Council. He suggested that some other member of the Council should be appointed in his place, Mr. Fred. Roberts, of Sealand, for instance. He had been talking about the pro- posals of Chester to Mr. Kelly, the clerk to the Flintshire County Council, and that gentleman suggested that in the event of any development of the scheme it would be advantageous if the clerk of the Council were in a position to take what steps might be necessary without waiting for the next meeting of the Council. He there- fore proposed that the Council strenuously oppose the incorporation of the parts of Sealand and Saltney that Chester proposed to annex,. and that they empower the clerk to take such steps as might be immediately necessary before the meeting of the Council was held. The CHAIRMAN: I think it is quite necessary. Mr. E. S. TAYLOR: Has this Council decided to oppose Chester ? I do not know of any such resolution. Mr. EDGEWORTH said he moved the resolution now. Mr. FRYER (Kinnerton) pointed out that the Council had not yet had any particulars about the incorporation. The CLRRK remarked that he saw from the papers that one of the members of the Town Council (Mr. Churton) had given notice that at the next meeting he would move that the matter be quashed. Mr. EDGEWORTH: The sluices have been. too much for Mr. Churton. (Laughter.) Mr. TAYLOR Does that apply to the whole scheme ? The CLERK: Yes. The CHAIRMAN In the event of the matter coming on, I think it necessary that the clerk should take such steps as may be immediately necessary. Major GIBSON (Buckley) thought it would be sufficient if they instructed the clerk to take> steps to maintain their locus standi. He con- sidered it would be a very good thing for Saltney to be attached to Chester. Mr. TAYLOR: So do I; I know we shall be, well out of it. Major GIBSON remarked that they ought to keep the rural district, but not the urban. Mr. FRYER: I agree with you. Sealand, being rural, is different. Mr. TAYLOR said people had frequently ex- pressed astonishment to him that that part of Saltney between the present boundary and Stone Bridge was not in Chester. Major GIBSON thought they were rather hurrying in the matter. Nothing could be done till Parliament met again. Mr. EDGEWORTH They can go to the Local Government Board. Major GIBSON: No, it is an Act of Parliament they will have to go for. Eventually Mr. Edgeworth withdrew his. resolution, and the matter dropped.

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