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WIRRAL RURAL. Mr. T. Davies presided over the monthly meeting of this Council, held on Monday at the Council's offices in Birkenhead. There were also present Mrs. Hannay. Messrs. H. A. Latham, E. Hughes, J. Evans, J. Price, J. R. Turton, W Briscoe, G. F. Allender, J. Kitchen, W. Ledsom, R. Johnson, W. R. Phillips, C. E. Hope, W. Burkey. AN OFFICIAL'S SALARY. Mr. Cross, clerk of the works in connection with the Fender Valley sewerage scheme, made applica- tion for an increase of salary. It was stated that Mr. Cross's present salary was at the rate of jS150 a year, and after considerable discussion the Clerk was instructed to reply that the Council could not see their way to comply with the application, the majority of the members- being of opinion that Mr. Cross was already adequately paid for his services. FENDER VALLEY SEWERAGE. The Clerk (Mr J. E. S. Ollive) reported that it would be necessary to obtain more loans in con- nection with the Fender Valley sewerage under- taking, and he was authorised to obtain more loans. RURAL HOUSING QUESTION. A letter was received from the Rural Housing Sanitary Association asking the Council to support a petition urging Parliament to devise some scheme by which a healthy and self-respecting rural popula- tion might be housed and so maintained upon the land. The petitioners were of opinion, however, that it would not be fair to lay upon the ratepayers the extra charge incurred by building cottages, and they suggested that Parliament might devise other means of providing better rural cottage accommoda- tion than those afforded by the Housing of the Working Classes Act. Mr. H. A Latham thought that the owners of farm lands ought to be compelled to provide suit- able cottages for the agricultural labourers. Mr. Ledsom opposed the petition, and thought it would lead to more "red-tape," more rents and more money from the public. It would be a great hardship to thousands of property owners if local authorities insisted on the demolition of cottage I property. ifter further discussion a resolution, moved by Mrs. Hannay, and seconded by Mr. J. R. Turton, in support of the petition was defeated. WILLASTON SEWERAGE. A communication was received from the Local Government B6ard intimating that a local enquiry had been diiected to be held by one of their inspectors info the application for sanction to borrow £ 3,920 for purposes of sewerage and sewage disposal for the township of Wiilaston. BURIAL ACCOMMODATION AT HESWALL. A letter was received from the Rev T. H. May, rector of Heswall, pointing out that the burial accommodation in Heswall churchyard was almost at an end. He stated that taking the present average demand for space, the present ground would be entirely occupied in the course of about twelve months. The District Council had power to provide burial grounds on the same basis as they had to provide mortuaries—that was, at the expense of the general district rate, and not at the special expense of any parish. If the Council provided a cemetery they would probably place it in the middle of Wirral in order that it should be avail- able for the whole of the district. The Chairman asked if it was not possible to extend the churchyard at Heswall. Mr. Ledsom thought the letter ought to have been addressed to the Parish Council, who had power to deal with the subject of burial accommodation themselves. Application ought in the first place to have been made to the lord of the manor (Mr. Bromley Davenport, M.P.), who was the patron of the living. There was land near the Church, which could be utilised for the purpose of burial, and as Mr. Bromley Davenport had the largest stake in Heswall, there was a probability that, if approached, he would either sell or give a portion of the land On the motion of Mr. Ledsom it was decided to refer the Rector's letter to the Parish Council. HIGHWAYS COMMITTEE. The meeting of the Wirral Highways Committee was held in the afternoon, Mr. T. Davies presiding —Mr. Burkey complained about the manner in which the drains were being laid at Ness. The work was being done by some people at Chester, and no progress whatever seemed to have been made.—Mr. C. E. Hope agreed with these remarks, and complained of the delay there had been in con- nection with work of a similar character at Burton. —The Chairman said this neglect was perhaps due to the fact that the surveyor and his son had been ill during the past month.—Instructions were given to the surveyor, and a definite report was demanded.

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