Minutes Tue 16 Dec 1902

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Tue 16 Dec 1902


Inspection of site at Dudbridge Wharf where District Council desired to place ventilating shaft from their sewer against end of warehouse and higher than roof of cottage adjoining shed.
Clerk accepted offer of 6d per bundle for growing crop of osiers.
Stonehouse Bridge top rails painted with ordinary white paint. Luminous paint higher cost.
Provisional order for electric lighting in Stroud discussed.
Notices received regarding Stroud District & Cheltenham Tramways Bill. Company ‘dissenting’.
Dividends on Cape of Good Hope Stock paid to Chancery Lane Safe Deposit Co for credit of Reserve Fund.
Lamp to light Stonehouse swing bridge. Post on towpath if necessary.

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[1902 Dec] Committee Meeting held at Wallbridge on Tuesday the 16^th day of December 1902 @ 3 o'clock pm
Present: Mr C H Hooper Chairman, Mr S S Marling, Mr W Davies, Mr A B Hooper, Mr E P Little, Mr P J Evans, Sir W H Marling Bart, Mr F A Little, Mr W J Stanton
In attendance Mr F S Whittingham - Solicitor.
[SRDC Ventilator Dudbridge] The Chairman reported having inspected with Mr Snape the spot at Dudbridge Wharf (Dec 3) where the District Council desired to place a ventilating shaft from their Sewer, and had sanctioned it, under the conditions of the Minute of the last Meeting, provided it be carried up against the end of the Warehouse, and higher than the roof of the Cottage adjoining the Shed. They had afterwards inspected the alleged nuisance at Mr Mortimers at Ebley, and the deposit of silt in the Canal near the Swing bridge at Ryeford.
The Clerk reported:-
[1 D^r Steedman Dudbridge] 1 That D^r Steedman had agreed to the arrangement for Stabling his horse daily at Dudbridge/
[2 Canal Bank Stonehouse] 2 That Mr Chandler had repaired the Canal bank near Stonehouse Court.
[3 Osiers] 3 That he had accepted an offer by Mr W Jackson of Strand, Westbury-on-Severn for 6^d per bundle for the growing crop of osiers "to cut and take away".
[4 Bridge painting Stonehouse] 4 That he had by the Chairman's directions, painted Stonehouse Bridge top rails with ordinary white paint - luminous paint proving so greatly higher cost.
[Electric lights] The attention of the Committee was called by the Solicitor to a 'Provisional Order' for Electric Lighting in Stroud, and it was referred to Mr Whittingham to take any steps necessary to safeguard the interests of the Canal.
[Trameway Bill] Notices from Messrs Winterbotham & Sons, in reference tot he 'Stroud District & Cheltenham Tramways Bill' were received, and on the advice of Solicitors, the replies were filled in, formally 'dissenting' - these to be delivered immediately by hand, as the 16^th was named as the latest date.
[Reserve Fund Dividends] London & Westminster Bank acknowledged instructions to pay the Dividends accruing on the 'Cape of Good Hope Stock' to the Chancery Lane Safe Deposit C^oy, for credit of the Reserve Fund.
[Stonehouse Bridge lighting] Mr E P Little mentioned the matter of a lamp to light Stonehouse Swing Bridge. The Committee expressed their willingness to allow the erection of a post on their towpath if necessary, under proper conditions.
Cheques drawn:
Stroud Hospital: 2..2..0
Vizard Wenden & C^o: 1..12..9
Price Walker: 11..4..0
W J Snape: 37..10..0
W Fredericks: 6..10..0
[Total] £58..18..9

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