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UNSANITARY CONDITION OF THE TOWN. The Chairman said he had spoken to the sur- veyor of the Board respecting this m:t«-r, and he had promised to do something to remedy the existing state of things. The scaveng.ug on the Forge Side was having the special attention of the Board. INFECTIOUS HOSPITAL The Chairman reported that ihe Board had this matter in hand, and they haJ accepted the terms of the Blaenavon Company for a site at the top of the road leading to the Varteg, at a small rent of i5 per annum. PUBLIC SLAUGHTER-IIUUBE. The Chairman said a small committee had been formed, consisting of himself and a few others to thoroughly go into this question, and they were proceeding with the r investigations. WATER SUPPLY. The Chairman: A scheme was on foot to supply Forge S'de with water, aud no time was being lost in getting the matter brought toa suc- cessful issue. The Garnyrerew water had been sampled by the medical officer and the Board was awaiting his report. Mr B. Parry said Mr. Davies and himself were in possession of information, which they could not well divulge at that stage of the proceedings. FINANCE. The Secretary (Mr Parry) reported that he had received £ 5 11 od for the present year's subscriptions, but a lot was still uncollected. The Chairman So we are in a solvent condi- tion, I presume. The Secretary Ob. yes. and I will do my best to get the remainder of the mbsenptions in. RKSIDENT MAGISTRATES. Mr Parry said he certaimy thought that the- member for the division should ascertain what had been done with the petition presented to the Duke of Beaufort. Ho would suggest, if they approved of it, asking Mr Price, when he came to Blaenavon on Monday next. what they had better do in the matter, and whether he would approach tbe Liom Uhancelior on their b^h&lf Mr E. Davies proposed and Mr Keeling seconded that Mr Parry see Mr Price as sug- gested. This was duly carried. IMPROVED RAILWAY ACCOMMODATION. The Secretary read a letter from the Great Western Railway Company, stating that certain improvements bad been authorised to be made at the station, which they trusted would be satis- factory. Better carriages had also been put on for ruuning between Blaenavon and Newport. The Secretary said The points have all been practically dealt with, but they have not gone quite so far as we could have wished. The Rev W. Rees said lie thought the letter was very courteous to the Chamber, and the Company had met their views, at ali events, to a considerable extent. The general opinion was that the xtailway Company had met the request of the Chamber very fairly, and the secretaxy was requested to write to the Company, thanking them for their courtesy, and expressing the hope that they would do something further at the station at & future date. Some discussion took place with regard to fast trains being run between Blaenavon and New- port, and it was decided to mention this matter also in writing to the Railway Company. NOTICE OF MOTION. Tite Chairman gave notice that at the next meeting he would bring the matter up of having a telephone call room at the Post Office. PROPOSED STATION AT THE GARN. The Secretary reported that nothing further bad been heard from the London and North, Western Railway Company respecting their petition. He was therefore requested to write again and press for a definite reply. SERVICE OF TRAINS. Some discussion ensued respecting train ac- commodation, and Mr Ebenezer gave notice of motion that he would bring the matter up at the next meeting. REMUNERATION TO THE SECRETARY. In accordance with bis notice of motion^an< £ after a little discussioD had ensued Mr Rees Jones proposed that a sum of five guineas be voted by the Chamber as an honorarium to Mr Parry for his very valuable services as secretary. This was seconded by Mr E. Davies and car- ried unanimously. A small committee was then appointed to carry the matter through, and to ascertain in what way the five guineas had better be ex- pended. COUNTY COURT FOR BLAENAV05?. The Chairman said the Lord Chancellor had acknowledged the joint petition from the Chamber and the Local Board. This concluded the business

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