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LEDBURY BOARD OF GUARDIANS.…

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HEALTH REPORT OF THE LEDBURY…

COLWALL PARISH -COUNCIL. 1

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LEDBURY RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.

Parochial Committee. I

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Parochial Committee. I The monthly meeting of the Colwall Parochial Committee was held at the Work- man's Hall, Colwall, on Monday evening. Mr T A Pedlingham (chairman) presided, and also present were Messrs Fred Ballard, D A G Birchley, J Armstrong, A G Allen, J R Roberta, S Pugh, and W Webb. PLANS. I Plans of proposed alterations to Perrycroft I were submitted for the Right Hon. J W I Wilson, M.P., and were passed. SEWERAGE MATTERS. I Mr Armstrong's account of 7s for cleaning and repairing sewer in Crescent-road and Rogers' Meadow was recommended to the Ledbury Rural District Council for payment. THE SEWAGE WORKS. I The Sewage Sub-Committee reported that tbev had visited the works on the 28th May and f mnd everything was proceeding satis- factorily. The engineer's monthly report, dated June 6th, was read, giving full patticulars of the progress of the work sinca the last meeting and enclosing a certificate entitling the contractor to payment of a further sum of £ 175. It was resolved, on the motion of Mr Arm- strong, seconded by Mr G Johns, that the Ledbury Rural District Council be recom- mended to pay the contractor that amount. Mr Rushforth's account of 112 14s 6d as clerk of the works, was recommended for payment. A letter was read from the clerk of the works stating that the completion of the sewerage scheme was expected to be about the end of July, and tendering his resigna- tion as clerk of the works, and also stating that it would be necessary for the committee to engage a man for about 31 days per week to supervise the working of the scheme, and that be would be pleased to instruct him as to the mode of working. The Clerk was instructed to reply thanking Mr Rushforth for his letter, and to state that the committee would be pleased to release him as soon as the work was finished at the end of July, and would be very glad for him to instruct the man engaged by the com- mittee as to the carrying out of the works. It was resolved on the motion of Mr A G Allen, seconded by Mr Johns, that a notice be fixed on the board at- the Stone to the effect that a man would be required at the end of July for about 3l days per week to supervise the working of the new sewage scheme. CLAIM FOR DAMAGES. A letter dated May 19th was read from Messrs Sturge and Son, solicitors, formally claiming on behalf of Dr. Bright, the sum of £40 for damage done to his land by the laying of sewers and construction of the manholes, and stating that unless this amount was agreed to, they would proceed to appoint an arbitrator to deal with the matter. It was decided on the motion of Mr Allen, seconded by Mr Armstrong, that Mr W 0 Thorpe, surveyor to the Malvern Urban District Council, be appointed to advise the committee as to the claim of Dr. Bright for compensation in respect of the sewerage scheme, and that Messrs F Ballard and T A Pedlingham be appointed a sub-committee to meet Mr Thorpe and give him the necessary information. A BILL OF COSTS. A letter was read from Messrs Ballard's solicitors with reference to their costa as vendors' solicitors in connection with the conveyance of the land for a site for the new works, agreeing to reduce their bill to .£19 108. Mr Pugh proposed, Mr Ballard seconded, and it was carried, that the various bills of costs in connection with the Colwall sewerage scheme be taxed by the Clerk of the Peace for the county of Hereford. This concluded the/ business of the meeting.

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