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Owing to a difficulty of securing a suitable NEW POLICE STATION site, the scheme for AT the erection of a new CADOXTON BARRY. Police Station at Cad- oxton-Barry has been deferredifor some time. •Buring the past week, however, representatives of the Glamorgan County Council and Joint Police Committee have inspected a most con- venient piece of land opposite the Wenvoe Arms Hotel, in Vere-street, on which at present stands the old house and premises known as The Cot, which will no doubt form an ideal site for a Police Station, being centrally situated, and in close proximity to the Railway Station. It is probable this site will be adopted. Under the auspices of the South Wales and TECHNICAL CLASSES West of England Federa- FOR tion of Master Bakers' HARRY BAKERS. A sso oi a tiona, arrange- ments have been made for a special visit of the confectionery lecturer of the National Associa- tion to different centres of South Wales and the West of England during July and August. Classes, both theoretical and practical, will be held on Monday and Tuesday of each week in Bristol: on Wednesday, at Neath and on Thursday and Friday, at Cardiff. The Classes at Cardiff will he open to sons, forehands, and "journeymen of all master bakers of the district, including Barry, Penarth, &c., and the pro- moters hope that the bakers of the Barry .district will take full advantage of these special facilities afforded them. Private classes (at which any special subject will be taught) will be held from 2.30 to 4.30 p.m., the fee for the series being only X2 2s and the open classes will be from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. each day, the fee -for the series being £ 1 Is. Notwithstanding the fact that the National TELEPHONE FACILITIES Telephone Company AT BARRY. have removed their Call-room in Kings- land-crescent, Barry -Docks, to larger and more central premises in Thompson-street, where they have also con- siderably extended facilities for the accommo- dation of the public, they have taken what is apparently a retrograde step in one particular. At the former premises, provision was made in the form of a speaking-room whereby the general public might speak to subscribers, but .at the new premises we understand no such provision is intended to be made. This, in many instances, will be found to be a great in- convenience, and already this inconvenience has begun to be felt, so much so that steps are .likely to be taken to appeal to the National 'Telephone Company, either through the District Council or the Ratepayers' Association, to supply the defect referred to. There has always been a speaking-room at Barry up to the present, and we are convinced, when representations have been made to the Company on the matter, that they will not withhold from Barry, facilities which are supplied to the public of Penarth and other smaller towns. In the last issue of -Fire and Water IS IT RETROGRESSIVE ? appeared an editorial note under the signifi- cant head of Retro- gressive." The writer, who evidently had com- paratively littleor no information at his command, stated that the Barry Council had, in a fit of "economy," decided to relax their precautions against fire. This accusation is as far from the 0 truth as it well can be so far, indeed, that there is I probably no town of its size in the Kingdom with more efficient means at its command than Barry, for coping with outbreaks of fire which may take place. It must be borne in mind that Barry is a town happily supplied with an abundance of water, and this supply is always available for any emergency which may arise. The Barry Company's General Offices are pro- vided with a special system of fire extinquishing -appliances, and there is not a building along the whole of the dockside that could not be efficiently reached by hoses worked by-the dock fire floats. There is only the town itself, there- fore, to be considered so far as the municipal arrangements again ire are concerned. This being the casf* thire is not a building in the town, with th-, exception of five or six houses near the top of Weston Hill — and most of these are unoccupied-which could not be adequately dealt with by the manual arrange- ments, which are always at hand in connection with the four police stations in the town. The steam fire engine, and the Fire Station, are, therefore, luxuries as costly as they are need- less, and the District Council have, under the circumstances, adopted a very sensible course in deciding to dispense with the steam fire engine, and to convert the station to other uses. Those who are acquainted with the town from its cradlehood know full well that Barry has never experienced a fire which has not been promptly and effectively subdued by the police and manual arrangements. The steam fire engine has never been in use during the three years it has been in the town. There is not in fact, a building in any part of the town an outbreak of fire in which could not be fully coped with by the manual facilities. The criticisms of our contemporary may apply to many towns, but in the case of Barry they have practically no bearing in fact, and are, there- fore, not fair comment upon the action of the local authority in this matter.