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PUBLIC RIGHTS AT FLOOKERSBROOK. «, DISCUSSION AT CHESTER DISTRICT COUNCIL. At Saturday's meeting of the Chester Rural District Council, the clerk (Mr. W. Turnock) read the following resolution which he had received from Mr. James Prince, the clerk to the Newton Parish Council:—" That the clerk inform the Chester Rural District Council of the obstruction and interference by the Trustees of the Flookersbrook Improvement Act, 1876, with a road leading from the Ermine Hotel in an easterly direction past the Old Hall on the main road from Chester to War- rington, and request the District Council to obtain the removal of the said obstruction, which interferes with the public traffic over the said road." Mr. C. A. EWING said he was a member of the Newton Parish Council, and he should like to say that the road had been considered a public road ever since the Act of Parliament of 1876, and lately the trustees had put an obstruction across it. It was an important matter not only to the inhabitants of Newton and Hoole, but also Chester, because they had equal rights vested in the road. He gave notice that at the next meeting of the District Council he should propose a motion calling attention to the matter. The CLERK expressed the opinion that the District Council had no jurisdic- tion in the matter. The road did not belong to the District Council, the Flookersbrook trustees having a special Act of Parliament of their own under which they maintained it. If the inhabitants or any person thought there was an injustice, the remedy seemed to be for the people who thought there was an injustice to throw the gate down. Mr. EWING said with all respect to the clerk he had taken a solicitor's opinion on the subject, and he said the Council had jurisdiction. The CLERK: So far asI know at present, we have no jurisdiction in the road. They have absolute power over it under a special Act of Parliament. We cannot get over that. Mr. EWING repeated that he did not agree with the clerk, and he did not think Mr. Turnock's argument would hold water. The area within the prescribed limits of the Act, included the Ermine Hotel and also new streets which the District Council had adopted as public streets. Therefore, according to Mr. Turnock, the trustees would be justified i in putting a barrier across these streets. That did not seem common sense to him. He should like to have the opinion of some of the members of the District Council upon the matter, because it was an important one. The CHAIRMAN (Mr. R. T. Richardson): You will put your notice in writing will you ? Mr. EWING: Certainly. A resolution was also read from the Newton Parish Council notifying their intention to oppose the Chester Corporation extension scheme.

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