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Urban District Council - nuisance in Woodhouse Lane, Quorn

Loughborough Herald - 4th January 1900

The monthly meeting of this Council was held at the Village Hall on Tuesday. Present: Messrs J D Cradock (chairman), James Bolesworth, Thos Chapman, D S Hack, and Thomas Pepper.

Mr Camm asked that the consideration of his application for an extension of the water main to his proposed new house be deferred for the present. Tenders for laying the main were received from Mr Backhouse and Mr Briers but were not considered.

With respect too the Loughborough Light Railway, the Clerk reported that the engineer of the company had met the Highway Committee that day with reference to the Council's objections. It was resolved that a special meeting be convened to discuss the clauses of the order, and also the improvements which the engineer was prepared to recommend with regard to the widening of the main road.

Letters were read from Dr Paulson (Mountsorrel) and Mr G W Hopkins (Manor House Hotel), complaining of a nuisance in Woodhouse Lane, arising from the depositing and spreading of sewage matter both solid and liquid. The clerk informed the Council that he had forwarded a copy of Dr Paulson's letter to the medical officer as soon as received, and read his reply to the Council. The Inspector of Nuisances said that he had received several complaints, and had requested Mr Whittle to get the manuring and spreading done as soon as possible. The medical officer's letters stated that "he could find nothing in the Public Health Act to prevent a farmer manuring the fields by the roadside, and that if the Council wished to prevent such a thing they could only do so by making a bye-law to meet the case, or by inserting a clause in the scavenger's contract, and that it was doubtful if the Local Government Board would sanction such a bye-law. It was resolved that the clerk write Dr Paulson and Mr Hopkins supplying them with copies of the medical officer's letter, and the inspector of nuisances was instructed to see the scavengers, and to do his best to obtain an abatement of the nuisance.

An application was received from Mr Backhouse for increased remuneration under his contract for storing and repairing the street lamps, and it was resolved to instruct him to put the whole of the lamps in order at once, and to consider his application at the next meeting, the new contract to date from 31st March.

The order of the Local Government Board was received directing the Barrow-on-Soar union to pay to this Council the sum of 164 4s 6d., and 354 9s 4d., the net balance of sales of exhausted parish lands, and to apply the same towards defraying the amount due from the Council to the County Council in respect of the execution of works for the improvement of the main roads in the district.

Mr T Bates' estimate for a new handcart, at a cost of 6 10s was considered, and the surveyor was instructed to order the same at once.

 Submitted on: 2009-08-04
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 476
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