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Haworth History - Haworth Urban District Council 1895 - 1900


Haworth Local Board of Health
 

Haworth Urban District Council 1895 - 1900

 

1895

1st January, 1895
Haworth Urban District Council
The first meeting of the above Council was held this day at the Council Chamber Haworth.
Present Messrs H Redman, A Merrall, D Kay, J Heaton, G Sladden, J Rushworth, J Redman, J Bottomley, S A Thornton, G Sunderland, E Ratcliffe, and the Reverend F Harper.

5th February 1895
A deputation from the Oxenhope Urban District Council have waited upon the committee in regard to the complaints made by one Haworth Local Board respecting the lighting of public lamps in the Oxenhope district. A long conversation ensued where it was resolved to make an inspection of the lamp governors attached to the public lamps in the Oxenhope district and renew the governors where they may think necessary with a view to securing as far as possible a uniformity in size of flame.

5th March, 1895
That the Clerk wait upon Mr Albert Holmes respecting his claim for damages caused by an explosion of gas in his house and inform him that the Board do not acknowledge any responsibility.

It was resolved that the Clerk reply to letter received by him from the West Riding of Yorkshire Rivers Board, stating the boundaries of the district of the Bingley Outer District Council which adjoins the Haworth district is about to be the subject of inquiries by the Local Government Board and the West Riding County Council and that the Haworth Council have petitioned to be heard at the said inquiry. If the Haworth Council are successful in urging their scheme the sewage farm at present draining the Lees and Cross Roads District will come into possession of the Haworth Council, in which case they would proceed to complete a drainage scheme without delay.

22nd March, 1895
That in the event of the present application for extension of boundaries being acceded to, Council undertakes to allow the Lees and Cross Roads District to remain a constituent part of the joint Hospital Board's District and to take over its proportion of liabilities in respect thereof and that as regards the District of Haworth proper the council will in such events without unnecessary delay either provide an isolation hospital to the satisfaction of the County Council all will Join The Keighley and Bingley Joint Hospital scheme adopting the course which on further consideration may deem best.

2nd April, 1895
That the plan of proposed continuation of North Street for Messrs Merrall and Son Ltd been approved.

That one plan of house proposed to be built in North Street for Mr Robert Booth be approved.

That one tender of Mr Jackson Whitaker for scavenging the Board's District be accepted at £190 for the year ending 4th May, 1896. The council to have the option at the end of each year for three years to renew the same at the same rate.

That the tender of Mr J D Sunderland amounting to £16.0.0 for rebuilding boundary wall at Hough Reservoir accepted.

That the railway fares of two members of the Fire Brigade incurred in attending the annual meeting of the Yorkshire Fire Brigade Friendly Society at Scarborough be paid by the Council.

7th May 1895
That the Clerk be instructed without prejudice to the Council to endeavour to settle the claim made by Albert Holmes for damages said to have been sustained by him by reason of an explosion of gas in his house 25 North Street on the 14th July last

That the grant of a right of burial to Mary and Nicholson No. 8 in section D be duly signed and sealed.

20th May, 1895
That letter be written by the law Clerk in reply to the letter received from the Town Clerk stating that on the understanding that Keighley withdraws their opposition to Haworth Extension Scheme Haworth would consent to the insertion of the clauses proposed by Keighley but that this consent was for the present application only!

11th June, 1895
That the seat presented to the Council for the Cemetery by Mr Maurice Woodman be accepted and that the best thanks of the Council be given to him for the same.

2nd July, 1895
That the garden seat offered for the Cemetery by Mr William Roper accepted and that the Clerk be instructed to thank Mr Roper for his kind offer and accept the same.

29th August, 1895
Mr Sladden moved and Mr Ratcliffe seconded that the agreement dated the 29th day of August 1895 between the Mayor Alderman and Burgesses of the Borough of Keighley and the council be duly signed and sealed.

3rd September, 1895
That the plan and sections of streets and sewers proposed to be constructed at Haworth by the Haworth School Board be approved.

At petition was laid before the Council from the trustees members and congregation of the Hall Green Chapel stating that they had decided to oppose the council in their proposed scheme of infringement upon certain lawful rights and privileges relating to the above place as a worshipping community. Resolved that the Clerk be instructed to reply stating that the land upon which the urinal is proposed to be erected belongs to the ratepayers of Haworth and that consequently the council would not be infringing any rights and privileges as stated in the petition by using the land in question.

That the following grants of right of burial be duly signed and sealed viz Marion E Bland number 31 section D Alfred Stokes number 37 section D Sam Bancroft number 25 section D.

1st October, 1895
That the grant of right of burial to Mr G Wags? number 33 section D be duly signed.

If any unpleasant nurse has arisen between the Oxenhope Urban District Council and the Haworth Urban District Council the trust that the same may not recur but that the council cannot supply gas to the Oxenhope Urban District Council on any terms different to those upon which they supply its other consumers.

The that the plans submitted by the Haworth School Board be approved.

5th November, 1895
A communication from the West Riding solicitor stating that the West Riding Sanitary Committee were prepared to co-operate with the Sanitary Authority with a view to the carrying out of the Sale of Food and Drugs Act 1875-9 especially with respect to the taking of samples of milk, the County Council to defray the expenses of analysing samples taken by the Urban District Councils Officer and all consequential legal expenses.

That the fee for placing monuments in Cemetery be 10/- for each monument not exceeding six feet six inches in height and 20/- exceeding that height.

That the design of tombstone and inscriptions proposed for grave No. 171 in section B by Mr Joseph Heaton be approved

The following grants of right of burial be duly signed and sealed viz John Andrews number 29 section D.

1896

4th February 1896
That the plan of Messrs Sutcliffe and Kendall of three houses proposed to be built off North Street be approved.

That notices be put out in the Council's Sanitary District warning persons against placing solids of any description in the River Worth and offering a reward for information leading to a conviction of any person so offending.

That the design submitted by Mr Joseph Heaton of tombstone and inscription for a grave number 29 in section D be approved.

That the following grants of right of burial be duly signed and sealed viz Sarah Walbank section D number 43 Rennie Bolton section D No. 196.

3rd March, 1896
That the plan submitted by Mr J F Robinson of proposed alteration of house in North Street be approved.

The following grants of right of burial were duly signed and sealed viz:-Herbert Thurling number - section B Albert Comley number 45 section D.

3rd March, 1896
That the desire or proposal of the School Board for the United District of Haworth in the above mentioned Urban District Council in the township of Haworth in the Parish of Bradford in the West Riding of the County of York to divert turn and stop up a certain highway or public or part of highway or public footpath within the district of us the said District Council and to substitute in lieu of the said highway or public footpath or part of highway or public footpath a certain new and substituted highway or public footpath within the district of us the said Urban District Council such existing highway or public footpath or part of highway or public footpath proposed to be turned diverted and stopped up being situate all or near Haworth within the District aforesaid and in the Parish of Bradford aforesaid and in the Riding aforesaid and being as follows:-

1 So much of the public footpath which leads from Butt Lane below Haworth village in a North easterly direction to and past a farmhouse called Mill Hill as lies between a point in the said Butt Lane marked "A" being distant 155 yards measured along Butt Lane aforesaid in an easterly direction from Kirkgate

and a point in the said public footpath marked "B" on the plan and being distant 85 yards measured in a south westerly direction from the south-west corner of the aforesaid farmhouse called Mill Hill and which portion of the said footpath proposed to be stopped is coloured red on the plan and is 150 yards in length and varies in width from 2¾ to 7 yards and averages 3½ yards in width.

And the said new or substituted highway or public footpath being situate all or near to Butt Lane in Haworth aforesaid in the Parish of Bradford aforesaid in the Riding aforesaid and being as follows:-

2 A public footpath 68 yards in length measured in a northerly direction along and forming the westerly ? of an intended new street to be properly constructed six yards wide from a point "C" in Butt Lane distant 257 yards from Kirkgate aforesaid to point "B" aforesaid be agreed to.

That Mr William Robertshaw the Clerk to the council be directed by the council and by the chairman to apply on behalf of the council to two Justices of the Peace in and for the West Riding of the County of York to view the aforesaid highway or public highway or public footpath so resolved to be diverted turned and stopped up together with the new and substituted highway or public footpath pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided and that Mr William Robertshaw be appointed to take and do all acts which he may be lawfully authorised to do for carrying into effect the last resolution.

7th April, 1896
That the plan by Mr Shackleton and Mr Smith of two houses proposed to be built in North Street be approved.

That the plan submitted by Messrs Watson and Shackleton of two houses proposed to be built in North Street be approved.

That the plan submitted by Mr James Pedley of three houses proposed to be built in North Street be approved.

That the 3rd and Class Railway Fare of the members of the Fire Brigade be paid on the occasion of them attending the annual meeting of Fire Brigades to be held at Skipton.

That the following grant of right of burial be duly signed a sealed viz Booth Robert number 47 section D

5th May, 1896
That the Clerk write the Oxenhope District Council holding them responsible for damages done to gas mains at Oxenhope caused in connection with the laying of a new sewers in their district and for loss of gas by reason of such damages.

The following grants of right of burial were duly signed and sealed:-John William Boocock number 132 section B Selina Smith number 169 section B

2nd June 1896
That the plant of Pig Stye proposed to be built for Thomson Smith at Greenfield be approved.

That the houses in the Lees and Cross Roads Ward be numbered and the streets named where necessary and that the Inspector of Buildings be empowered to purchase the plates required.

That all persons in the Council's District who have removed or allowed to be removed house numbers from houses be given notice that unless the same be replaced forthwith legal proceedings will be instituted against them for so offending and that the notice further warns persons against removing house numbers in the future as legal proceedings will be instituted against offenders.

Posters be put up at the scavenging tip in West Lane warning people against tipping rubbish on the ground except where provided for.

That the land at the back of the gasworks be purchased at 2/10 per yard.

That Messrs W B Woodhead and son be appointed engineers to carry out a sewage scheme for the Haworth and Oxenhope wards of the Council's District as per their letter to the late Local Board dated 15th December, 1893 and that to the Council of the 4th May, 1896 Provided they pledge themselves to use extra ordinary care in keeping expenses down to the lowest point consistent with efficiency.

The following grants of right of burial were duly signed and sealed viz Joseph Greenwood number 49 section D Amos Smith number 23 section D John Bells number 39 section D Albert Holmes number 41 section D

7th July, 1896
That the Council's offices at Mill Hey be connected with the National Telephone Exchange.

The Clerk reported that he had received a letter from the Town Clerk of Keighley stating that the Keighley Corporation declined to permit the Council to supply water from the water mains near Lord Bridge to the Oakworth Urban District Council for Messrs Hattersley's property at Spring Head Mills.

Keighley Corporation are prepared to supply gas to the public lamps in Lees and Cross Roads Ward as submitted by the corporation be.

That the law Clerk draw up a petition to the Postmaster General asking for a wall box to be placed at the bottom of Main Street Haworth and for the box to be emptied for each dispatch from Haworth.

4th August, 1896
That the back of the cemetery chapel be consecrated and that Mr B Whitaker instructed to do the necessary work.

1st September, 1896
That a street sweeping machine be purchased at an estimated cost of £35.

That the Haworth School Board be supplied with gas to the new Central schools on the usual conditions. The council to lay pipes from their main in Mill Hill for a distance of 30 feet the School Board to lay the, have pipes from where the 30 ft ends to the meter at the schools at their own cost and that the Council recommend the School Board to put in a four-inch main.

That the following grants of right of burial should be signed and sealed, G R Shackleton number 53 section D Alice H Tattersall number 54 section D Jessee Wright number 30 section D

That the application of the Haworth School Board for of water to the new Central Schools be granted and that a three inch water main be laid from Main Street to a point in Butt Lane just outside the school yard the Board to be charged with half the cost of laying the mains.

That the top gateway at the cemetery be widened sufficiently to admit a horse and cart.

6th October, 1896
That posters be put out in the Council's District offering a reward of £2 to any person giving information leading to the conviction of any person damaging gas lamps in the said District.

That the following grant of right of burial be duly signed and sealed:- Simon William White number 34 section D.

3rd November, 1896
That two tons of salt be purchased for salting the streets during the frost.

That a snow plough be purchased and that the matter be left in the hands of Mr Sladden.

The following grants of right of burial were duly signed and sealed namely Sarah Whitaker number 32 section D Robert Booth number 46 section D.

1st December 1896
That five tons of salt be ordered instead of the two tons passed at the last meeting.

1897

5th January, 1897
That the plan submitted by Messrs Merrall and son Ltd of new streets propose to be laid out abutting Mytholmes Lane be disapproved on the grounds that the plan does not show the width of Mytholmes Lane and the adjoining property and the streets being shown to be of insufficient width.

That the application be made to the local Government Board for an order conferring upon the District Council the appointment of Overseers and assistant Overseers and the revocation of appointments of Assistant overseers and also for powers to deal under section 14 of the Local Government Act 1894 with the charity known as the Stanbury School Endowment Trust.

That the lamplighters be informed that if they neglect to light the lamps for more than four nights before the Moon is at full and two nights after (being seven in all) without the special permission of the gas manager (which permission the lamplighters shall seek themselves) a corresponding amount shall be deducted from their wages. This rule to apply to the morning lighting of the lamps.

2nd March, 1897
That the plan submitted by Haworth Industrial Co-operative Society limited of a wooden butcher's shop proposed to be built in Main Street be approved subject to signing the usual agreement.

6th April, 1897
That the following grants of right of burial be duly signed and sealed namely:-Hey John number 124 section Bernard William 255 section B

That a petition be sent to the Midland Railway company asking for safer protection and accommodation for persons having to cross the line.

1st June 1897
That the following grants of right of burial namely:-George Ratcliffe number 231 section B George Jackson number 194 section B Fred Redman number 232 section B

That all the Council's servants be granted a day's holiday on Jubilee Day or some other day to be arranged.

That in commemoration of her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee the sum of £150 be granted by the council to the Keighley and District Hospital of which £100 should go to the Building font and £50 to the endowment fund.

That the generous offer of the chairman to provide a meat tea for all persons in the Council's District over the age of 60 years be accepted and that the best thanks of the Council be given to the chairman and that the Haworth members form a committee for their portion of the District and the Lees and Cross Roads members former Committee for their portion of the District.

That two persons be appointed to take down the number of persons passing over the Haworth railway crossing on some Wednesday and Thursday.

That in commemoration of her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee a grant of sixpence per head be allowed by the council for all teachers and scholars on the books of the Sunday schools for tea or other enjoyment.

6th July, 1897
That Mr Richard Scull of 21 Brow Road be given notice to abate nuisance caused by keeping pigeons in the bedroom of his house.

That 15/-a year each be offered to Dr McGregor and Mr Alfred Platts in settlement of their claim for compensation for loss of salary in connection with the addition of Lees and Cross Roads Ward to the Haworth District

That the Haworth School Board and the manufacturers in the Council's District be asked to join the Council in a memorial to the Midland Railway company asking them to provide some safer provision for people crossing the line.

That a letter be written to the Haworth School Board drawing their attention to the fact that they have encroached upon the public footpath in Butt Lane.

That the following grants of right of burial:-Emmanuel Southwell number 17 section D John Spence number 177 section B

7th September, 1897
That all stop cocks fixed to the Council's water mains in future be known by the name of Female Stop Taps.

That the law Clerk write to the Haworth School Board drawing attention to the fact that they have not made Butt Lane the width shown on plans approved by the council and that unless the Board conform to the said plans in this particular Council will apply to the courts for the recovery of penalties.

That the old crane belonging to the council at Dimples quarry be sold to Mr George Sladden for £2.10.0.

That the Clerk reply to the letter received from the Haworth Industrial Co-operative Society Ltd stating that Council regret that they cannot give their permission for any wire to pass over or be attached to any part of the gasworks.

5th October, 1897
That I urinal be erected at the top of Changegate at an estimated cost of 12 pound providing that satisfactory arrangements can be made with General Rawdon.

That the Clerk laid before the committee a circular letter from the Cyclists Touring Club drawing the attention of the local authority to the damage done to pneumatic tyres of cycles by thorns which have been left upon the Highways. If it is possible for the up keep and trimming of the adjoining hedges also pointing out that the same are a source of great injury to sheep cattle and dogs.

That the request of the Co-operative Society to make an easement from the main street into their new warehouse be granted on condition that it is done to the satisfaction of the council surveyor.

That a urinal erected at Cross Roads.

2nd November, 1897
Reports were laid before the committee from her Majesty's Inspector of Factories drawing the attention to certain sanitary defects at Vale Mill and Cross Roads Mill asking to be improved within one month, what steps the authority are taken to remedy the defects.

that a snow plough purchased for use in the Lees and Cross Roads District at an estimated cost of £1 .2.0. That five tons of salt be purchased at an estimates cost of £4.

7th December, 1897
The following grants of right of burial be duly signed and sealed namely:-John S Greenwood No. 163 section D Joseph Richmond No. 129 section B

That the Clerk write to the Midland Railway company reminding them of their promise to submit plan of proposed bridge at the level crossing at Haworth station.

That the Clerk write to Messrs Merrall and son Ltd asking them to give a tender for the purchase of willows grown this year on the sewage farm.

1898

4th January, 1898
The Clerk reported that he had received a letter from the Midland Railway company asking if the company give effect to the wish of the Council and other local bodies respecting the erection of a new bridge across the line at Haworth station whether the Council will take steps to close the crossing on the level. Recommended that the Council will give such undertaking if the plans for a bridge meet with the approval of the Council.

That the resolution in favour of the fullest possible development of the Telephone Service in the country be passed in such form as suggested by the new mutual Telephone Syndicate Law and by the Corporation of Glasgow.

That a reward of two guineas be offered to any person who will give information leading to the conviction of those who have done damage to Long Bridge.

1st February, 1898
That the following grants of right of burial be duly signed and sealed namely:-Denby Tattersall number 539 section D Sarah Ann Thruapleton number 114 section B.

The Clerk read a letter from the Llandudno Urban District Council with respect to obtaining powers to enable a local authority of a seaside resort to expend money out of the rates in advertising. Mr Harper moved and Mr Sladden seconded that a letter be written supporting the same.

1st March, 1898
That the following grants of right of burial be duly signed and sealed namely:-R Best number 311 section D, G Smailes number 30 section D E Stones number 112 section B.


17th March, 1898
That the plan submitted by the Midland Railway company of proposed footbridge over level crossing at Haworth station be approved subject to a small deviation of the 40 ft space as pencilled on the sketch and that the chairman Mr Ogden and Mr John Gott meet Captain Emmott with a view to obtaining his promise to give a few yards of land to enable the Midland Railway company to carry out satisfactorily the scheme.

5th April, 1898
That the following grant of right of burial be duly signed and sealed namely:-Albert Sly number 110 section D.

That the stack of retorts recently damaged by explosion be repaired at an estimated cost of £25.

That Mr Emmott be asked at what price he will sell two small plots of ground adjoining Haworth station for improvements in connection with proposed footbridge over level-crossing.

3rd May, 1898
That the following grants of right of burial be duly signed and sealed:-Pickles Mary number 257 section B Shackleton Percy number 277 section B O Hands Samuel number 15 section D Drake Mary Ann number 275 section B.

7th June, 1898
That the place of house proposed to be altered for the cycling club in Oak Street for Mr J Redman be approved.

That the following grants of right of burial be duly signed and sealed namely:-number 83 Thomas Jennings section B No. 230 number 84 Annie Dickinson section B number 209 number 85 George Sladden section B 108.

5th July, 1898
That the plan submitted by the Haworth School Board for new school at Lees be approved.

That the following grant of right of burial be duly signed and sealed namely:- Joseph Taylor section B number 296.

That the scheme for lighting Vale Mill Lane from Lees Road top to Mytholmes with an extra lamp in the field leading to Ashmount and two lamps between Mill Hill and Greenfield be carried out.

That in accordance with the notice duly given the Public Libraries Act 1892 and 1893 be adopted so that the provisions of the same may be extended to the Council's District.

2nd August, 1898
That the plan submitted by Messrs Bentley and Whittell of photos studio erected by them in River Street be approved subject to them signing the usual agreement.

That the plan submitted by the Haworth Industrial Co-operative Society for the erection of a shoemakers shop behind Main Street be approved .

That the plan of 14 cottages submitted by Mr James Bottomley proposed to be built in Norman Street be approved.

That the application of Mr Alexander Dipon to make connections for a supply of water to Fair Ground be granted and that the sum of 7/6 be charged for the said supply during Rushbearing week this not to be a fixed charge.

6th September, 1898
The council received a deputation from Hall Green Chapel with reference to the placing of a urinal near there. After the deputation had left the room Mr Harper moved and Mr Redman seconded that the urinal be removed from its present position. For the motion there voted Messrs Harper and Redman. Against Messrs Sladden, Heaton, Holdsworth Joseph Gott, Hartley Ogden, Mitchell, Walmsley and Rushworth and Thornton. The motion was therefore lost.

4th October, 1898
That the plan submitted by Mr A Simpson of two houses proposed to be built at Mytholmes be approved.

That the tender of Messrs T.S. & A Whitaker for concreting the bottom of Hough Reservoir be accepted at 3/3 per square yard the concrete to be four inches thick.

That the council takes steps to ascertain the opinion of voters in the District as to the advisability of adopting the Public Libraries Act in the District.

The following grants of right of burial be duly signed and sealed namely:-Ferris Henry No. 276 section B Dover James number 134 section B Hey Elija number 151 section D Crabtree James number 153 section D Lofthouse Wm number 298 section B Stoney Grace number 13 section D Taylor Alfred number 317 section B Betts Josiah number 155 section D Mitchell Harvey number 319 section B

1st November, 1898
That the following plans be approved, six cottages in Lord Lane for Mr G H Firth nine cottages in Sunderland and Robert streets.

That the Public Libraries Act be adopted in the Council's District Provided the trustees of the Mechanics Institute are prepared to hand over the money and books offered by them to the Council when the foundation stone of the Public Library has been laid but that no rooms be rented and no building erected until an effort has been made by means of public subscriptions and by other means to raise the sum of £700 for the purpose of erecting a new building and providing new books.

The Clerk read a letter from the Midland Railway company stating that they had agreed to build a footbridge in accordance with the amended plan approved by the council subject to the level crossing being closed and that the matter would receive their further attention.

6th December, 1898
That the following plans be approved. 16 houses Mytholmes for Messrs Hattersley. Six houses Prince for Messrs Lister Moore and Denby. That notice be given to Messrs Hattersley and Son Company Ltd to provide on other stories above the ground floor of Mytholmes Mill sufficient means of escape in case of fire as advised by Mr Taylor her Majesty's Inspector of Factories.

That the Public Libraries Act 1892 and 1893 be adopted in the Council's District and that the same come into operation on a date to be subsequently fixed by the council.

It was unanimously resolved that the chairman and Messrs Rushworth, Harper, Sladden, Heaton, Holdsworth, Thornton, Hartley and Walmsley be appointed a committee to consider the Public Libraries question and to meet the Committee and trustees of the Mechanics Institute with a view of arranging a scheme.

That the following grants of right of burial be duly signed and sealed:- William Abbott number 229 section B James Platts number 340 section B.

1899

3rd January, 1899
That notice be given to Mr A Holmes under section 91 of the Public Health Act for depositing slaughter house refuse too near to a footpath in Church Fields and the highway in West Lane.

The following grants of right of burial be duly signed a unsealed namely:- J R Toothill number 26 section D John Boocock number 133 section B John Phillips number 157 section D

It was reported that the Haworth Mechanics Institute appoint the following gentlemen to form part of the Public Libraries Committee namely:-
William Lambert West Lane Haworth
Seth Pickles West Lane Haworth
James Bottomley Brow Haworth
George Rushworth South view Haworth
Smith Ogden Minnie Street Haworth
Fred Moore Main Street Haworth

7th February, 1899
That the plan submitted by Mr F H Haggas of proposed new billiard room at Myrtle Grove be approved.

7th March, 1899
That the council purchase from the Haworth School Board 92 yards or thereabouts of frontage adjoining the Haworth Road opposite the new school as per plan showing the new building line as prescribed by the Council on 1st November, 1898

5th April, 1899
That the plan of proposed building land proposed to be set out in Mytholmes Lane for Mr James Bottomley be approved.

that the following grant of right of burial be duly signed conceal namely:- Mrs Sarah Spencer number 59 section D

2nd May, 1899
That Messrs Merrall and son Ltd be given notice to provide on the stories above the ground floor of Lees Mill sufficient means of escape in case of fire.

That the sum of £25.0.10 deposited in the Yorkshire Penny Bank in the Jubilee Fund account and the interest accrued thereon be handed over to the Free Library at Haworth for Free Library Purposes on the occasion of the laying of the foundation stone.

15th May 1899
It was unanimously resolved that a free supply of gas be given to the Tradesman's Gala Committee for the purpose of filling the balloon on the third day of June next. And that permission be granted to the Haworth Brass Band to erect their Bandstand on the piece of land at the back of the gasworks on condition that they appoint men to keep the public outside.

6th June 1899
That the plans submitted by Mr James Bottomley for three houses at Mytholmes Lane top be approved.

That the letter from the County Council relative to the employment of army reserve soldiers be recorded carried.

That the following grants of right of burial be duly signed and sealed namely:-number 106 Harry Docksey number 33 section B No. 107 George Bonson number 47 section B No. 108 Craven Taylor number 161 section D

That Mr Redman be asked to carry out the promise he made some time ago to protect the dangerous place at the entrance to the house belonging to him in Belle Isle Road carried.

1st August, 1899
That plans as follows be approved viz 17 houses in Greenfield for Mr Jas Bottomley.

That the application of Mr S Binns to connect two houses to the Council's water main in Greenfields be granted on the usual terms.

That the following grant of right of burial be duly signed and sealed namely:- William Edmondson section B No. 159

5th September, 1899
That 4000 bricks be ordered for the Cemetery.

That 13 tons 2 ½ inch broken limestone be purchased for repairs of Main Street and 170 tons for Hebden Road.

That the tender of the White Lea Colliery Company Ltd for the supply of 2000 tons of unscreened gas coal at 11 shillings per ton be accepted.

That the following grants of right of burial be duly signed and sealed namely:- Alice Hirst section B number 358 James Arthur Stansfield section D number 149.

3rd October, 1899
That the following plans be approved viz:- Alterations to the Royal Oak Inn, 16 houses in Mytholmes Lane for Messrs Bottomley and Sunderland, two houses and a shop in Mytholmes Lane for Alfred Simpson and a Bakehouse in Hill Street for A Bancroft.

That a poster be put on each gas lamp in the District offering a reward of £2 to any person giving such information as will lead to a conviction of any person breaking lamp windows.

The Clerk read the communication dated 1st September 1899 received from the Board of Charity Commissioners for England and Wales relating to the charity consisting of the school for the instruction of children residing within the hamlet of Stanbury and Haworth in the ancient township of Haworth requesting that two Trustees be appointed to represent the council in the administration of the endowments of the above charity.

That the following grant of right of burial be duly signed and sealed namely:- Joseph Kingham section B number 316.

16th October, 1899
That the council apply to the Local Government Board for a provisional order enabling them to acquire compulsorily for sewage purposes the lands belonging to Messrs James Wright and Hebden Wright and his Grace the Duke of Devonshire, near to the present sewage farm of the council, and indicated in the map prepared by the council's engineers.

The Clerk read a letter dated 12th October 1899 from the West Riding of Yorkshire Rivers Board. It was unanimously resolved that the council takes steps to defend the threatened proceedings and that the chairman of the council and the law Clerk, Clerk and Sanitary Inspector be instructed to attend the same.

7th November, 1899
That the amended plan of two attics in houses at Greenfield by Mr Jas Bottomley be approved.

That the plan of proposed dwelling at Greenfield for Mr Fred Rushworth be approved.

That road material be purchased as follows viz:- 200 tons of granite for Keighley and Halifax main roads, 80 tons of dross for Station Road and 80 tons of limestone two and a half inches hand broken for Lees Lane.

That the following grants of right of burial be duly signed and sealed namely:-Fanny Walmsley section D number 125 William Kirk section B number 315 Joseph Greenwood section D number 48 Herbert Bells section B number 337.

It was unanimously resolved that the Clerk write to the local Police Sergeant with regard to the obstruction of Mill Hey on Sunday evenings by the congregating thereupon of crowds of young men.

5th December 1899
That the plans of Messrs Rhodes and company, four houses and two Shops in Mill Hey be approved.

That handbills respecting dry ashpits be printed and distributed to every house in the District.

That the following grant of right of burial be duly signed and sealed namely:- number 117 Greenwood Spencer number 147 section D

That the chairman of the council be asked to take such steps as he may deem best for the opening of a Patriotic Fund in the Council's District.

23rd December, 1899
Representatives of this council to the joint committee of Haworth and Oxenhope in connection with the opening of the Patriotic Fund in connection with the war in South Africa.

1900

2nd January, 1900
That the following plans be approved namely:- New Mistall at Mill Hill Farm for W E J G Emmott, two houses at Greenfield for J H Pickles and a wooden shop in Butt Lane for James Turner.

That notice be given to Messrs Hattersley's of Mytholmes Mill stating that the fire escape erected by them is not satisfactory to the council and not in accordance with the notice served upon them by the council.

That the following grants of right of burial be duly signed and sealed namely:-Thomas Butterfield number 336 section D Sarah Elizabeth Alton number 360 section B

6th February, 1900
That the plan of a wood shop proposed to beat erected at Mytholmes for Mr A Fletcher be approved, subject to his signing the usual agreement

That the Clerk reply to the letter from the Haworth School Board respecting Butt Lane, stating that the council have instructed their surveyor to scatter ashes upon the Lane in slippery weather and that the council wished it to be clearly understood that the proposal to do this is without prejudice and not to be construed that the council are liable for the repair of the said Lane.

6th March, 1900
That the following plans be approved viz:- Additions to bedrooms at No. 1 Lime Street for Mr J Murgatroyd, addition to stable in Gott Street for Messrs John Gott and company, warehouse at Fallwood for Messrs Ogden and company, amended plan of two houses at Greenfield for Mr J Bottomley, amended plan of stable &c, at the Royal Oak Hotel for Messrs Daniel Fielding and Sons, and additions to bedrooms at the Royal Oak Hotel for Messrs Daniel Fielding and sons.

That a boundary stone be erected at Stump Cross.

Mr Ogden moved and Mr Sladden seconded that the whole council should meet at 10 o'clock on 7th March for the purpose of viewing the site in Lord Lane proposed to be purchased for use as a refuse tip.

That the following grants of right of burial be duly signed and sealed. Edward Sutcliffe number 167 section D Mary Ann Sutcliffe number 145 section D P Wright number 225 section B Samuel Sutcliffe number 146 section D

3rd April, 1900
It was unanimously resolved that gas be supplied free of charge to fill a balloon at the Hospital Gala on the same conditions as last year.

The council received a deputation from the Demonstration Committee in inviting the council to join in the Galle procession on Saturday the 26th May. On the motion of Mr Rushworth seconded by Mr Holdsworth it was unanimously resolved that such invitation be accepted.

That the following grants of right of burial be duly signed and sealed. Feather Bancroft number 50 section D Hanson Pickles number 165 section D John Mason number 294 section B Joseph Smith number 228 section B

1st May, 1900
That the Clerk reply to the letter received from the County Authority respecting the proposed erection of a police station at Haworth stating that the council have no remarks to make and prefer to leave the matter entirely in the hands of the County Authority.

That the following grants of right of burial be duly signed and sealed namely. Benjamin Aldersley number 250 section B Thomas Fletcher number 107 section B Joseph Holmes Simpson number 117 section B

29th May, 1900
That the following grants of right of burial be duly signed and sealed. Ann Reddiough number 356 section B Wm Holmes number 49 section B Geo Meggee number 188 section B

3rd July, 1900
That the following plans be approved viz:-
Privy and ashpit in Lodge Street for Mrs Whitham. Two cottages for Mr Sam Ogden, Main Street. That the new street laid out by Messrs Sunderland and Bottomley be called "Baden" Street .

That the following grants of right of burial be duly signed and sealed. Alfred Baldwin number 42 section D Elizabeth Clewes number 198 section B

The Clerk produced a letter dated 26th June 1900 informing the council of an intended application for power to supply electrical energy within the council's District. On the motion of Mr Redman and seconded by Mr Harper it was resolved that the Clerk write informing the company that the council was opposed to such powers been granted.

7th August 1900
That the following plans be approved:-
Wood shop in Mytholmes Lane for Mr J W Naylor, subject to agreement. Hen and Pig Cote in Tulip Street for Mr Jas Rawling and stores in Mytholmes Lane for the Haworth Co-operative Society.

That the following grants of right of burial be duly signed and sealed viz:- Javery Barwick number 44 section D William Brown No. 22 section D

20th September, 1900
That the tool house belonging to the council at Cross Roads be altered under the directions of the surveyor for the purpose of enabling the place to be used as a shed for the steam road roller.

2nd October, 1900
That the alterations to the Tool House Bocking for the steam road roller be left in the hands of the surveyor to the council at an estimated cost of £35.

That the following grants of right of burial be duly signed and sealed namely. Benjamin Shackleton number 143 section D. T M Metcalfe 378 section B.

That the Clerk communicate with the medical practitioners in the District with respect to the order from the local government Board respecting Plague.

That a man be advertised for to take charge of the steam road roller his duties to be stated in the advertisement.

A Committee to take whatever steps they think advisable to have Mytholmes Lane put into what they consider a satisfactory state of repair.

6th November, 1900
That the application of Mr James Bottomley for a supply of water for domestic purposes to a house situated at Greenfield Terrace be granted on the usual conditions.

That Mr Rennie Bolton be appointed driver of steam roller at 25/-per week subject to rules drawn up by the council surveyor.

That the following grants of right of burial be duly signed and sealed:- J H Spencer number 127 section B Matthew Broderick number 376 section B

4th December 1900
That the charge for the steam road roller when out on hire be fixed at 30/-per day inclusive of engine man's wages coal, oil etc.

That the following grants of right of burial be duly signed and sealed viz:- William Bolton section D number 115 Thomas Allcock section be number 357.

That a sub-committee to wait upon the Duke of Devonshire's Agent respecting the purchase of land for sewage farm purposes with power to purchase on the best terms possible.

Communication from the Keighley and District Chamber of Commerce asking the council to take into consideration the desirability of the Annual Feast in Keighley, Oakworth, Haworth, Oxenhope, Steeton, Silsden, Sutton, Crosshills, Glusburn, Kildwick and Cowling being observed at one and the same time. It was resolved that the sub-committee consisting of the chairman of each Committee be appointed to consider the matter.

That a memorial be forwarded to the Post Master General in support of the application made by Messrs Merrall and son Ltd with a view of getting a Telegraph office on the Brow.

That the Clerk see the Post Master at Keighley for the purpose of laying before him the desire of the council that arrangements be made for letters to be delivered to callers at the Haworth Post Office on Sundays during the time it is open for the transaction of Telegraph business. As an amendment Mr Hartley moved and Mr Midgley seconded that a delivery and dispatch on Sundays be asked for. For the amendment three voted, against seven members the amendment was therefore lost.




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