Minutes Wed 21 Aug 1940

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Wed 21 Aug 1940


Mr Hopson unable to obtain the services of a driver and it was unlikely that he would do so, therefore he withdrew his offer to remove the debris from Bristol Road Bridge. The Insurance Company’s Inspector informed. Company to remove debris for price quoted by Mr Hopson, £25.
Agreed that claims for compensation should standover Home Defence Work.
Pair of upper gates and stone quoin damaged by enemy bomb at Blunder Lock, Newtown, 20 August.
Col Ball proposed brother as committee member.

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[1940 Aug] Committee Meeting held at Wallbridge on Wednesday the 21^st day of August 1940 @ 3 o'clock pm
Present: W R Bloxam, Henry R Hooper, G A Evans, R J C Little.
There being only four Members of the Committee present there was no quorum but there being some matters requiring immediate attention it was decided to proceed with them subject to confirmation by the next Committee.
Gloucester Corporation, Pipes across the Canal at Whitminster, Saul & Framilode
The Chairman stated that the Agreement was in hand.
Bristol Road Bridge: Damage, Messrs Howards Ltd
It was reported that M^r Hopson had stated that he was unable to obtain the services of a Diver, and that a it was unlikely that he would be able to do so, he would like to withdraw his undertaking to remove the debris from the Canal. This had been mentioned to the Insurance Company's Inspector on his calling at the Office and it was also mentioned that it may ben that the Company would now have to undertake the work themselves. After discussion he thought there was no reason why M^r Hopson should not be paid for the work he had done, and asked that the Committee should mention a sum they would accept for the removal of the debris. M^r Hopson's figure was approximately £25..-. The Clerk was instructed to reply quoting same figure.
Home Defence Work, Military
With reference to certain defence works proposed to be carried out by the Military it was decided to let claims for compensation stand over.
Sperry Gyroscope C^o Ltd
The Chairman read his letter to the Company and their reply thereto.
Gas Works Bridge Replacement
The Clerk reported work in progress and that he hoped to have the work finished this week and to pass traffic next Monday.
Blunder Lock at Newtown, Damaged by enemy action, Bomb, August 20^th 1940
The Clerk reported that a pair of upper Gates had been damaged and the hollow quoin of the outside gate splintered. The extent of the damage had not yet been ascertained. The Ministry of Transport has been notified by telegram.
Lockhouse at Eastington - Roof
The Clerk was instructed to instruct M^r Hopson to carry out necessary repair.
The Chairman read a letter from Coll Ball proposing his brother as a Committee Member in his place. The Committee welcomed the proposal, but saw no reason why Colonel Ball should resign & the Chairman undertook to write to this effect.
Tonnage £ s d
July 1^st 1940 to August 21^st 1940: 5..9..1
July 1^st 1939 to August 21^st 1939: 8..18..0.
For the month of July 1940: 3..6..0
For the month of July 1939: 3..9..0.
1940: 39..13..10
1939: 8..2..5.
P G Snape - Cheque drawn:
Committee fees: 1..12..6
Office Telephone: 2..11..0
Wood & Rowe Office coal - Wallbridge Office: 7.13..9
James & Owen Stationery A/c: 13..10
Smith & Lee - Canal Buildings: 5..5..2
Ryeford Saw Mills Canal Maintenance: 3..5..8
Stroud Gas Light & Coke C^o Office Gas: 4..10
[Total] £21..6..9

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