Thu 3 Aug 1871

Mr Peyton reported that Messrs Strachan were now using five pipes under the canal, one pipe of which they were drawing water from the canal, and that they were paying the sum of 2s 6d p.a. for the latter and a nominal sum p.a. for two only of the 5 pipes mentioned. Resolved that they be charged and the Clerk be instructed to apply for the nominal payment of 1s p.a. for each pipe used. Also T Webb of Ebley to pay 1s for each pipe used to supply two engines.

The inspection of the canal is to take place on 13 September, the boat to leave Wallbridge Wharf at 9am.

3 dozen sherry wine and 1 dozen claret be ordered from H & J Bateman

Mr Peyton reported that on 24 July F Bennett had two donkeys tied up and grazing on the towing path at Ebley. Ordered that he pay 5s. On the same day R Clift also had a donkey grazing and was ordered also to pay 5s. W Smith of the Fairy had two donkeys tied up and grazing on the said path at Ebley, he too to pay 5s.

At a Meeting of the Committee of the Stroudwater Navigation held at the Committee Room on Thursday August 3^d 1871

Present: M^r S Phipps, G H A Beard Chairman, J C Hallewell, J T Fisher, F S Thornton.

M^r Peyton reported that Mess^rs Strachan & C^o were using 5 pipes under the Canal one pipe by which the were drawing water from the Canal and that they were paying the sum of 2^s/6^d a year for the latter and a nominal sum per annum for 2 only of the 5 first mentioned pipes.

Resolved that they be charged and the Clerk be instructed to apply for a nominal payment of 1^s/ for each of the other 3 pipes -- he also reported that M^r T Webb of Ebley took water from the Canal to supply 2 Engines. Ordered that they pay 1^s/ per annum for each pipe user.

Ordered that the inspection of Canal take place on the 13^th of September the Boat to leave Wallbridge Wharf at 9 o'clock.

Ordered 3 dozen Sherry wind 1 doz^n Claret of Mess^rs H & J Bateman.

M^r Peyton reported that on July 24^th F Bennett had 2 Donkeys tied up and grazing on the Towing path at Ebley. Ordered that he pay 5^s/. R Clift on the same day had one Donkey tied up and grazing. Ordered that he pay 5^s/. W Smith of the Fairy had 2 donkeys tied up & grazing on the said path at Ebley. Ordered that he pay 5^s/.

Bills ordered to be paid:

W Roberts, Smith's Coal: 2..8..0

E T Ward Bricks: 2..2..0

May & Hassel Timber: 6..8..9

J Elliott Stationery: 8..0..9