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LEDBURY RURAL PARISH COUNCIL. [ Mr W S Lane Elected Chairman for I the 20th time. The annual meeting of the above body was held at the office of the Clerk (Mr S W Mills) on Friday evening. Those present were Messrs W S Lane, J E Craddock, H W Croft, T S Fowler, J Beaumont, G Cobb, S H Bickham, J Parry, R W Hamar, J Low, and the Clerk (Mr S W Mills). The first item on the agenda was the election of Chairman for the ensuing year. Mr Bickham, in proposing that Mr W SLane be re-elected, observed that Mr Lane had acted in that capacity for the past twenty years, and those present would agree with him that it would be exceedingly difficult to find a gentleman better fitted for the position. They were very grateful to him for the services he had rendered. Mr Fowler seconded and the proposition was carried unanimously. Mr Lane briefly replied, thanking the members for the compliment they had paid him. There appeared to be a certain amount of competition for similar posts on other public bodies and he wished more of that spirit prevailed as far as the Rural Parish Council was concerned. APPOINTMENT OF OVERSEERS. I The next business was the appointment I of two overseers. Mr Cobb proposed that Mr Croft should I be appointed one of the overseers. He (Mr I Cobb) believed Mr Croft was the only member of the Council who had not yet occupied the position. Mr Croft I am afraid I shall be away a great deal during the summer. What is the salary ? (Laughter.) The Clerk The duties are very light. Mr Croft consented to act in conjunction with Mr Pitt, who has been overseer for one year. On the motion of Mr Craddock, seconded by Mr Fowler, the present members- Messrs S H Bickham, H W Croft, J Parry, W S Lane and J Low-were unanimously re-elected the Council's representatives on the Burial's Joint Committee. Last year's members of the Charity Joint Committee, Messrs S H Bickham- and J Parry, were re-elected. The statement was made that the duties attached to this office were very light. The Committee was only appointed in case anything important cropped up. The Clerk said he had received from Mr R Homes (Clerk to the Ledbury Rural District Council), a letter which the latter had received from the Local Government Board. The communication asked for an answer to the following questions :—(1). Is there a dearth of cottages in your parish ? (2). If so, how many would meet the deficiency ? (3). Are there any available sites for the erection of such cottages ? The Clerk stated that a similar com- munication came before them about two years ago, when the Council replied to the effect that it had not come to the knowledge of the Council that there was a scarcity of cottages in the parish for the housing of the working classes. Mr Craddock, who moved the resolution on the previous occasion, said he thought the same thing applied at the present time. They had not received any application for cottages, and he would move a similar resolution, as he took it that the same thing applies now. The resolution would be to the effect that a letter be sent stating that as there had been no applications the Council saw no reason to alter the opinion previously arrived at. Mr Parry seconded, and it was carried unanimously. The accounts of the past year were passed.

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