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LEDBURY URBAN COUNCIL. I

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LEDBURY URBAN COUNCIL. I The Assessment of the Pioture Palaoe. I Settlement of the Question of Bank I crescent Road. The monthly meeting of the Ledbury Urban Council was held at the Barrett- Browning Institute on Monday evening last. Councillors present were—Messrs E H Hopkins (chairman), T S S Gardner, C H Bastow, W L Tilley, H Thacker, A T Jones, i Preece, W G Davis, A. Warren, S Clarke, A C Lewis, J E Craddock, R Lawrence, and the Rev. Father Lynch, together with the Clerk (Mr Reginald Masefield), and the Surveyor (Mr R G Gurney). THE ASSESSMENT OF THE PICTURE I PALACE. Mr Davis: Who is responsible for rating .r assessing anything in the town ? The Chairman: The Ledbury Urban Overseers. Mr Davis Why is the Picture Palace not vtoDvODvU ? The Chairman Where at ? Mr Davis: Ledbury. The Chairman: It has already been assessed. Mr Davis: What in ? Mr Preece Is it a separate assessment ? The Chairman It is assessed iu my own place. Mr Davis: Why is machinery allowed to be put in there and not assessed? The Chairman I was not aware that there was any machinery there. Mr Davis They have a motor dynamo and before that they had a gas engine and dynamo. The Chairman: Are the Overseers in a position to assess machinery ? Mr Pi eece Yes no question about it. I The Chairman I don't think either Mr Morgan or myself are in a position to assess machinery. Mr Preece If it is machinery used for the purpose of carrying on a business I think it should be assessed. THE APPOINTMENT OF OVERSEERS. I The Chairman said this was the usual treating for the appointment of overseers. He had a letter from Mr Morgan to the effect that he was not well enough to attend to the duties. Mr Craddock proposed the appointment of Mr Hopkins and Mr W L Tilley. Mr Bastow seconded. Mr Thacker proposed that the question be adjourned for a month. It was a serious matter for the town and it was brought before them without due notice. The Chairman: If you postpone it the urban district will be without overseers for a period. Mr Lawrence: I second that it be post- poned. The Clerk said the overseers had been appointed in March for the last 17 years. Mr Craddcck: Why postpone it ? Perhaps Mr Thacker would like to be on. Mr Thacker: It is not a question of whether Mr Thacker would like to be on. You people seem to know all about it, but it itapriing on us like a lot of other things. Mr Thacknr's amendment that the matter be postponed for a month was carried by six votes to three, and the question was deferred for another month. ALL ABOUT A TELEGRAPH POLE. A letter was read from Mr R McIlroy, superintending engineer of Post Office Telegraphs, Cardiff, with reference to the Council's consent at the last meeting to laying an underground cable in Bye-street, provided no further pole was erected in Bye- street. The letter stated it was not intended to erect a pole in Bye-street, and the new cable would be led to the pole which now stands on private property. The condition might limit the operations of the department in future, and although at present it was not intended to place a pole in Bye-street, he did not see his way clear to accept the consent in the terms in which it was given. Should any further work become necessary the consent of the Council would be sought beforehand. In view of the explanation the letter asked that the Council agree to the withdrawal of the condition. Mr Warren: Why should we withdraw that coudition. That would give them power at once to do it. Mr Bastow said such a pole would take up the whole of the path there. The Chairman said what the Council did object to was that the pole now under the almshouses wall should be brought into the street. The Post Office Telegraphs people think in the event, of them wanting a pole in another position in Bye-street the Council i would not allow it. It was not their intention to place a pole in the street and it was a mistake to show it on the plan. It was agreed that the Council should not withdraw the resolution. THE LIGHTING OF THE CLOCK TOWER. The Clerk read a letter from Mr E Juckes, secretary of the Ledbury Gas Co., Ltd., to the effect that the Company were prepared to light the clock at the Barrett-Browning Institute for seven months (October to April) for the same hours as it has heretofore been lighted at ,i annual cliargc- of Li. The Clerk also Kadi » le tter from Mr Henry Garrood, secreta,v oi the Bariett-Browning Institute tiuslce* stating that the Ledbury Electric Lighsirg Co., Ltd., would light the clock for f6 10a per annum. A desultory discussion ensued on the matter, the question being raised as to whether the tender of the Electric Lighting Co. included fittings, and Mr Davis said the Company would put in the fittings. The tender included fittings and light. The Chairman said that seeing the clock would only be lit for another month or six weeks it would be better for them to continue as at present for the rest of this season, and invite tenders for lighting next winter. In the end this proposal was agreed to. ELECTRIC LIGHTING. I The Clerk read a letter from Messrs Seymour Williams and Co., Parliamentary agents with reference to the electric lighting Provisional Order, enclosing a duplicate of the agreement with the Council as to the price per unit. HOUSING. I The Clerk announced the receipt of a letter from the Local Government Board asking that the Board be informed at an early date of the steps being taken to obtain a site for the erection of working class dwellings in pursuance of the resolution of the Urban District Council referred to in the Council's letter of November 5 last. Mr Warren: Has a reply ever been sent with regard to the land, with reference to which a sub-committee was appointed to interview Mr Martin ? Mr Davis We are waiting for a reply. Mr Warren It's a long time coming. LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD I COMMUNICATIONS. Letters were read from the Local Govern- ment Board enclosing list of sanatoria approved by the Local Government under the National Insurance Act, and with reference to the compulsory notification of ophthalmia neonaratum, which the Board stated was desirable, as a large proportion of the blindness contracted in childhood was due to the neglect of proper precautions against this disease. A MEMBER'S THANKS. I The Clerk read a letter from Mr Sidney Clarke tendering his sincere thanks to the members of the Council for their kindness and sympathy in passing a vote of condolence with him in his recent bereavement. BANK CRESCENT ROAtf. I The Clerk read a letter from Mr H J Pritchard, secretary of the Ledbury Building Society, stating that Messrs H Morgan, W H Hatton and C H Bixley had been appointed a committee to meet the committee appointed by the Urban Council to consider the question of taking over the Bank Crescent Road. The Chairman read the following report of the Committee :— Your Committee appointed to confer with the representatives of the Ledbury I Buildins Society beg to report that 1.—The conference took plane at the Barrett-Browning Institute at 3.30 p.m. on Thursday, February 26, Messrs Bixley, Hatton and Morgan representing the Society, and Messrs Bastow, Davis and Hopkins representing the Council, the Secretary of the Society (Mr H J Pritchard) and the Council Surveyor (Mr R G Gurney) also being in attendance. 2.-That after submitting various facts and figures as to the work of the Society for the benefit of the urban district, the representatives of the Society invited the favourable consideration of the Council relative to the Council taking over both lengths of the Bank Crescent road. 3.- That after suggesting a certain sum of money as payment towards the cost of remaking the lower portion of the road, and any repairs necessary to the upper portion the sum of tl60 was subsequently offered by the Society. In view of the estimate of the burveyor of 1162 for work necessary to make the lower portion up to the usual standard required for district road traffic, and a further sum of £20 for work necessary to the upper portion, your Committee recom- mend the acceptance of the offer by the Council, and on receipt of the sum of:9160 to formally assume control of the road and proceed with the work this summer. It must be clearly understood that until building operations take place on the upper portion of the estate, no road work is necessary beyond making good the footpaths, tarring same and performing the usual district road scavenging. The Chairman then formally moved the acceptance by the Council of the offer of the Building Society. Father Lynch seconded, and several mem- bers supported, expiessing pleasure that the question bad at last been settled. The resolution was unanimously adopted. STREETS COMMITTEE. Mr Bastow submitted the report of the Streets Committee, as follows:— Newbury Park—The Surveyor reported that the kerbs and channels at the bottom of Newburv Park would have to be taken up and Tf-laid. The Committee recom- mend that the matter be gone on with. New Water Main in Church Lane.—The Committee recommend that the Surveyor be instructed to carry out the work of laying a new water main in Church-lane forthwith. Mr Bastow, in moving the adoption of the report, said a sum of £ 120 had been laid aside in the estimate for next half-year for expenditure on water supply, and that amount included the cost, of re-laying the main up Church-lane, which they had had trouble with. There was at present a leakage there, and Mr Gurney suggested that the work be carried out at once. Mr Davis raised the question of the sloping piece of path at the top end of Bye-street, and he would suggest that that be done now that the telegraph cable bad been laid. It was agreed to include this in the report, which was then seconded by Mr Davis and adopted. SANITARY COMMITTEE. t Mr Gardner moved the adoption of the report of the Sanitary Committee, which stated that the Inspector reported that the houses in Happy Land and Union Lane had now been redrained properly. The Com- mittee recommended that the recommenda- tions of the Inspector as specified in his book be adopted. Mr Davis (to the Inspector): Can you give any explanation as to how that new sewer got stopped up in Railway Terrace ? The Inspector Yes, there were two bricks in it. Mr Davis: How did they get there ? The Inspector I don't know. Mr Preece said the road there was the most disgraceful in the town, and should be attended to. The report of the Sanitary Committee was adopted. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. I The report of Dr Harrison (Medical Officer of Health) stated that seven births and seven deaths had been registered in the district during the past month. No case of infectious disease had been notified. PLANS. I Plans were submitted by the Surveyor of two houses in Woodleigh-road, one for Mr C Pedlingham and the other for Mr C H Bixley, and no objection was raised to them. Other business was the consideration of the Finance Committee report, and resolu- tions with reference to the public swimming bath and a proposed recreation ground, which will be found dealt with under special headings.

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