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SATURDAY, JUNE 13. 1914. LOCAL…

IWELLINGTON -HEATH. I

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. THE BATH SCHEME. To the Editor. Sir,—Mr John Preece is to be commended for the stand he made at the last meeting of the Urban Council. It is too much the practice of the Council to refer any business outside the usual routine to a committee or resolve themselves into committee so that any discussion may take place in camera. I agree with Mr Preece that this is most unfair to the rate- payers. Any matter that is brought before the Council is of public interest, and should be discussed by the Council in public, so that the public may know what is coming forward. So far as the baths scheme is concerned all the discussions have been taken in com- mittee and the public know little about it. An expenditure out of the rates of between jC200 and £300 is of considerable importance. The Council themselves are much divided as to the wisdom and utility of the scheme, and the general public have had no means of expressing their opinion. The money should have been borrowed for a term of years and not spent out of current rate. Had this course been adopted applica- tion would have been made to the Local Government Board, who would have held a local public inquiry, when any ratepayer could have expressed his opinion, and the Inspector would report fully on the scheme. PRO BONO PUBLICO. Ledbury, June 9th. w I

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Wellington Heath. I