Minutes Tue 21 Aug 1894

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Tue 21 Aug 1894


Amendments proposed by Thames & Severn Canal Co, except for Sapperton tunnel, rejected by Joint Committee.
Mr Walter Chandler’s claim, with considerable hesitation, agreed.
Solicitor to write to Mr John Butt of Dudbridge regarding persistent tarring of boat on canal.
Sittington unable to attend to his work. 5s a week only.
Repairs done at Double Locks. Removal of sand and silt especially near Ebley saw mills. Large pipes lately laid down.
Clerk to complain to Mr Kimming, Hon Sec to Parish Authorities at Cainscross, about nuisance of drainage into canal.

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Committee Meeting held at the Canal office Wallbridge on Tuesday the 21^st day of August 1894 @ 3,o,clock pm
Present: Mr E C Little Chairman, Mr H H Mills Solicitor, Mr C H Hooper, Mr W^m Davies, Mr E P Little, Mr S S Marling, Sir W H Marling Bart.
The Clerk handed the Committee a letter he had received from Mr Pelham of the Board of Trade to the effect that the amendments proposed by the Thames and Severn Canal Co had, except as to Sapperton Tunnel, bee rejected by the Joint Committee who had passed the Provisional Order as proposed by the Board of Trade with reference to the Canal between Brimscombe Port and Wallbridge.
Mr Walter Chandlers claim of £3..7..6 was, with considerable hesitation agree to without the admission of any legal liability.
The Solicitor to the Company was requested to write to Mr John Butt of Dudbridge respecting his tarring his boat upon the Canal and which he appears he persisted in doing notwithstanding the Clerk's forbidding him.
The Clerk reported that Sitlington had been unable to attend to his work and that in consequence he had paid him 5/- per week only instead of his accustomed wages, pursuant to the order made at the Meeting held on the 19^h January 1892. The Committee approved of this and directed to Clerk to report upon Sitlington's state of health at the next Meeting.
The Clerk informed the Committee of the completion of the new pair of bottom gated at the Double Locks and enumerated various other repairs he had executed between the latter and the top Lock at Eastington. Also as to the deposits of sand and silt from drainage into the Canal at various places, and in particular near Ebley Saw Mills where some large pipes had lately been laid for the purpose; whereupon it was resolved that the Clerk should write to Mr Kimmins the Hon Secty to the Parish Authorities at Cainscross complaining of the nuisance -- such letter to be in the terms advised by Mr Hamilton Mills as the Solicitor to this Co.

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