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LEDBURY POLICE. I

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I,LEDBURY URBAN COUNCIL. I

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I, LEDBURY URBAN COUNCIL. I I Annual Meeting. I I Mr Herbert Thacker Eleoted I Chairman. The annual meeting of the Ledbury Urban District Council was held on Friday night last at the Barrett Browning Institute, when the whole of the members were present. Prior to the statutory meeting an informal meeting: of the members was held. Mr E H Hopkins (the retiring chairman), presided, and the other members were Messrs C H Bastow, A Carless, W G Davis, S Clarke, H Thacker, F W Juckes, T S S Gardner, W L Tilley, J Preece, J E Craddock, A C Lewis,. R Lawrence, A Warren, and the Rev Father Lynch, together with the Clerk (Mr Reginald Masefield). r ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN. Mr Davis proposed that Mr Thacker be appointed Chairman of the Council for the ensuing year. Since he had been, elected, to the Council Mr Thacker had been very attentive to his duties, and had served 12: months' apprenticeship as Chairman .of the Sanitary Committee, and this being the, third year of his second term oE office as a member of the Council, he thought it would be very complimentary to appoint him as their Chairman. Mr Warren seconded. There was no other proposition, and- oa being put to the vote eight voted for and two agamst. and the resolution was there- fore declared carried. Mr Hopkins then vacated the chair in favour of Mr Thacker, who on taking the position,- sii.I he would endeavour to do the best he could for the ratepayers of the town, and give independent decisioos in his ruliagp. He hoped he would have the support of all the members of the Council and hA would endeavour to conduct the business to the best of his ability. (Hear, hear.) Mr Bastow said he could say on his part that so fas as he was concerned be would be loyal to the Chairman. Mr Gardner: We shall all be loyal; we always have been. (Hear, hear.) I THANKS TO THE RETIRING CHAIR-I MAN. The Chairman said he wished to propose a hearty vote of thanks to their retiring Chairman, Mr Hopkins. Although things had not been so pleasant as they might have been, yet he hoped they would be forgotten, and that all of them would let bygones be bygones. (Hear, bear.) Mr Bastow seconded, and said as chair- man Mr Hopkins had carried out the business of the Council in a thoroughly proper manner. (Hear, hear.) The resolution was carried unanimously and Mr Hopkins briefly acknowledged the compliment. I APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES. I The Committees were elected as follow Finance Committee-All the members of the Council except Mr Carleas and Mr Juckes. Streets Committee—The whole Council. Sanitary Committee-The whole Council. General Purposes Committee—The whole Council. Joint Darial Board Committee—Messrs Hopkins, Gardner, Clarke, Warren and Juckes, r,he latter taking the place of Mr Davis, who said he thought it about time the Committee considered the question of fees, and when the question arose Mr Juckes with his experience would be most useful. This concluded the business of the j meeting.

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