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Haworth History - Haworth Urban District Council - 1931 - 1938


Haworth Local Board of Health

Haworth Urban District Council 1931 - 1938

 

1931

January 6, 1931
The Clerk reported to the Council that the sanction to loan in the sum of ?1030 had been received from the Ministry of Health, with respect to purchase of land for playing fields.

February 3, 1931
It was resolved that the Clerk write to the L M & S Railway Co, drawing their attention to the bad state of repair of the bridge and approaches to the bridge at Bridgehouse, also asking that the company tar spray in front of the station.

It was unanimously resolved that 28 days notice be served under articles 12 (1) and 13 (1) & article 25 of the Milk & Dairies Order 1926 upon the Keighley Corporation, requiring the provision of additional light, repairs to floor & walls and the provision of more airspace and alterations to standings, to property belonging to them at Far Intake Farm Haworth.

That the application of Mr Joe Harry Moore, Far Intake Farm, Haworth for registration as a cow keeper be granted.

The Clerk laid before the Council draft license to erect incinerator in the disused quarry situate Brow Moor. It was resolved that this draft licence be approved and forwarded to the town Clerk of Keighley.

That the Surveyor be instructed to proceed with the laying of tennis courts, Cross Roads Park was Tar Macadam.

That the application of the Brontë Bus Company for licence for Hackney carriage drivers and conductors in respect of five employees of the company be granted to the 31 March 1931.

That the Haworth Exhibition Endowment Trust be granted the free use of the Council room for meetings of the governors of the trust.

That the tender of Mr Willis Walker for providing and fixing tennis court surrounds posts and nets for tennis courts at Cross Roads Park in the sum of ?80 be accepted.

That the tender of Mr James Smith for supply of trees and shrubs required for Cross Roads Park, in the sum of ?54-8-6 be accepted.

That the road leading from Brow Top junction of Hebden Bridge road, Upper Brow road, down Victoria road to Mill Hey, be scheduled for the purpose of asking the County Council to take same over as a County road.

That the Parks Superintendent be instructed to order 500 Scotch Fir trees from Mr James Smith at a cost of ?2-10-0.

The Clerk laid before the Council communications with respect to allotment gardens for unemployed persons, and persons not in full-time employment.

March 3, 1931
Mr Robert Holdsworth moved and Mr JH Spencer seconded that tool shed be erected in the Cross Roads Park at an estimated cost of ?171. As an amendment Mr R M Bailey moved and Mr W Barwick seconded that a tool shed be erected in the Cross Roads Park at an estimated cost of ?231. On the Chairman putting the amendment to the meeting he declared the same to be lost, five voting for and eight against. As a further amendment it was moved and seconded that the matter be deferred to the next monthly meeting of the Council, five voting for and eight against. On putting the original motion that tool shed to be erected at a cost of ?171 and the architect instructed to have amended tenders prepared, eight voted for and four against. The Chairman declared this motion to be carried.

That application be made to the Carnegie United Kingdom Trustees for grants in aid of purchase of land for playing fields, also for grant towards layout of Cross Roads recreation ground.

March 23, 1931
The Clerk laid before the Council letter from Messers Hattersley Sons & Co Ltd dated the 20th inst with respect to Providence - Ebor Lane, and asking whether the Council are disposed to take any action with respect to the above road by exercising the powers which the road traffic act, 1930, confer on the Council. The matter was allowed to stand over for further consideration.

It was resolved that the Clerk write to the West Riding County Council, drawing attention to the dangerous corner at the junction of Lees Syke Lane with Hebden road, and asking the County Council if they are prepared to receive a deputation to discuss the question of this suggested improvement.

April 9, 1931
The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the West Riding of Yorkshire Playing Fields Association, asking for a reply to a letter dated 24 February from the National Playing Fields Association, asking for information as to how it is proposed to utilise the ground, if and when required.

The Clerk reported to the Council that Mr J W Hall, late of the Sun Hotel, Haworth, had filed his petition in bankruptcy, and from the statement of affairs the only assets were ?10 for cash deposited for cost of petition, consequently the amount owing to the Council would be irrecoverable.

May 5, 1931
That the Clerk communicate with the Keighley Corporation Tramways Manager and request him to inform bus drivers on the last bus from Haworth, to extinguish the Council's light at the bus terminus.

That all arrangements with Messers Jagger Bros, either verbal or otherwise, for supply of electricity at their Bankfield quarries, be determined by one months notice.

June 2, 1931
The Clerk laid before the Council letter from Mr George Bancroft dated the 28th ultimo, asking the permission of the Council to supply people in Haworth & Cross Roads with relayed wireless programs from the Central Receiving Station at 2 Spring Row, Cross Roads, the distribution to be by means of overhead lines. It was resolved that the application be granted.

That the application of the SubUrban Radio Relay Co, Great Harwood, near Blackburn, for wireless relay service, be not granted.

That the Clerk communicate with the Keighley Corporation Tramways Manager asking that he make arrangements for deputation to meet him with respect to parking of buses in the early mornings, also that complaint be made to the Keighley Corporation of the abusive language used by the employees of the tramways Department, particularly on the early-morning buses.

July 7, 1931
That the Haworth Public Prize Band be granted use of the Haworth Park for the purpose of a Brass Band Contest about the end of August or beginning of September, that they be allowed to charge for admission, and that the Park be closed from 12 o'clock noon, on the day of the contest.

Mr Riley moved and Mr Waddington seconded that, arising out of a report in the Keighley News on Saturday last, the 4th inst, of the Keighley Corporation's proposal to change the bus terminus from Townfield Gate to High Street, a strong letter of protest be sent to the Keighley Corporation against such proposal.

August 4, 1931
That chairs in band stand at Haworth Park be painted under the supervision of Messers Spencer and Waddington and the Park Superintendent.

That the tenders submitted by Haworth Industrial Co op. Society Ltd for painting and varnishing 15 seats in the Haworth Park as per specification, at a price of ?4-9-6 be accepted.

It was resolved that the Clerk communicate with the West Riding of Yorkshire Playing Fields Association, stating in reply to the query of the National Playing Fields Association of 24 February last, as to proposed layout, that the Council consider erection of suitable fences and levelling of the ground where necessary is all that is required, and ask for their definite statement as to what the Council may expect to receive by way of grant from the association towards the cost of purchase of the land.

September 1, 1931
That the gas lamps in the Haworth District be lit as and from 10th of September 1931.

That the electric lamps and the main road lamps be lit as and from 3rd September 1931.

That 12 new lamps fitted with automatic clocks be purchased for Syke Lane and Station road, at a cost of ?4.13 shillings per lamp.

That the application of Jas R Datham for supply of electricity to shop premises at 72 Main Street be granted.

Resolved that the Haworth Band be granted permission to use the Haworth Park on Saturday, September 12.

That the salaries of the Clerk Gasworks Manager, Sanitary Inspector, Rupert Sunderland, (Collector) be reduced 10%, the Surveyor reduced 7 ?%, Geo Slater, Collector, Electrical Engineer, Parks Superintendent and Sewage Farm Manager reduced 2 ?%.

That one months notice be given to the driver of the scavenging lorry, also the men employed in the scavenging Department, and one week's notice to the tip attendant.

That the offer of Mr Fred Holmes in the sum of ?80 for the purchase of the Council's motor lorry and spare parts be accepted.

October 6, 1931
That the Council accept the offer of the Lees Council School to provide a set of Association football posts, to be presented to the Lees and Cross Roads Park, the posts to be for the benefit of the youth of the parish of Haworth up to the age of 16 years.

That the Council express their appreciation to the Keighley Corporation with respect to the granting by them of passes on their motor buses for children travelling between Keighley and Haworth.

November 3, 1931
That the work of laying electric cable along Prince Street, Victoria road, Dean Street and subsidiary streets be commenced on 26 October.

That the scheme of layout of playing fields showing a proposed expenditure in the sum of ?840 be approved, and the Clerk be instructed to forward particulars of the scheme to the West Riding Playing Fields Association.

It was resolved that bus fares of the librarian at the Mill Hey Centre be paid by the Council.

December 1, 1931
The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the West Riding County Council with respect to the proposed improvement at the junction of the Lees, Hebden Bridge, Toller Lane, Haworth and Blue Bell County roads, at Lees Syke Lane, stating that in view of the present financial stringency, the County Council are not prepared to carry out at present an improvement at the junction of these roads.

Resolved that the Clerk communicate with the County Council asking when they intend to continue the resurfacing of Mill Hey, and pointing out the unsatisfactory condition of this road.

That the application of Mr Harry Hey for the supply of gas to Middle Brow farm and cottage be granted on the terms to be arranged by the Gas Manager.

That the application of Mr A Davy for a supply of electricity to a portion of Bridgehouse Mills be granted, the Council to bear the cost of laying on service.

That the offer of Messers Local Factors Ltd for laying on service to a portion of Bridgehouse Mills be accepted.

That the application of Mr Greenwood Waddington for supply of gas to farmhouse and 3 cottages and farm buildings, Brow Top farm, Haworth be granted.

That the application of Mr John Wells for supply of gas and to provide suitable meters to two dwelling houses at Egypt, Oxenhope, be left with the Gasworks Manager.

The housing committee recommended that the Council agree to waive their rights of having floors belonging to the Council at Mytholmes replaced according to specification provided that the contractors, Messers A Sharpe Ltd, replace the composition floor covering with 7/8” wood blocks, laid with bitumen, and that the Council contribute ?2 per house towards the cost of this work. That the two empty houses be done first, and if satisfactory, the remainder of the work be carried out.

1932

January 5, 1932
That the resignation of the Fire Brigade Superintendent be accepted, his services to expire at 31st of March 1932.

That a letter be sent to the Fire Brigade Superintendent, John K Toothill, on the resignation of his office, thanking him for his 40 years service under the Council.

That the work of laying cable in the Coldshaw area be commenced immediately after Christmas.

That the Council inform the Keighley & District Group Joint Town Planning Committee that they have no desire to include any provisions for the reservation of Public Allotments in the Preliminary Statement of Proposals proposed to be submitted by the committee to the Minister of Agriculture.

That the attention of the Police be drawn to the danger of vehicles standing in Main Street, from top of Butt Lane to the steep portion of the street, at the top of Main Street.

Messers Gott & W Barwick be appointed to meet Mr Webber, Keighley Electrical Engineer, with respect to electricity supply to conveniences at Cross Roads Park.

That the request of Messers Merrall & Son Ltd for permission to apply to the Keighley Corporation for supply of electricity to Lees Mills, be referred to the Chairman of the Council.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the National Playing Fields Association dated the 24th ultimo, intimating grant of ?35, also letter from the Carnegie United Kingdom trust, intimating grant of ?115 towards cost of proposed playing fields. The grant from the National Playing Fields Association will not be available if unemployment loan grant be received from the Unemployment Grants Committee.

February 2, 1932
The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the Vale Mills (Oakworth) Estate Co Ltd with respect to toll charges on Vale Mill Lane, intimating that they propose to free them during 1932, and suggesting public means of communication and transport between Haworth and Oakworth; also a letter from the Oakworth UDC suggesting a joint meeting between the Oakworth and Haworth Council's to consider the letter, it was resolved that the Council meet the Oakworth Council and that Messers Duerden, Rushworth, Gott and Spencer be appointed a deputation for this purpose.

That the application of Messrs. Jagger Bros for a Petroleum licence be approved, subject to agreement as to wooden erection being entered into and a payment of 1/-d shilling per year acknowledgement.

That the following applications for supplies of electricity be granted viz:-
Dennis Gillson of 17 Hebden road, Brow to dwelling house in Main road. Calvert S Rodgerson 11 Earl Street to dwelling house at same address and to Telephone Exchange at 13 Earl St. Herbert Rastrick, 3 Heather View, Brow to dwelling house at same address. Willie Moore 36 Ivy bank Terrace to dwelling house at same address. Alfred Nicholson 17 Victoria road to dwelling house at same address. Frank Smith, 7 Hebden road to dwelling house at same address. Herbert Chaplin 2 Ann Street, Brow, dwelling house at same address. Alan Wright, 1 Strawberry cottage, Hebden road to dwelling house at same address.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the Council’s Solicitors with respect to purchase of playing fields, together with letter from the solicitor's to the Rawdon trustees, asking for definite information as to when the Council intend to complete purchase of the property. It was resolved that the Clerk reply, stating that the Council are in communication with the Unemployment Grants Committee with respect to obtaining a grant from the committee towards the purchase.

It was resolved that the Clerk communicate with the Unemployment Grants Committee, asking if they will be prepared to make a contribution towards the cost of purchase of land for Playing Fields, and, if so, what amount they are prepared to give.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the Council's Solicitors with respect to the Land Drainage Act 1930, River Ouse Catchment Board Scheme. It was resolved that the Clerk communicate with the Board asking as to how far the Council will be affected by the proposed scheme, and whether the provisions of the Airedale Drainage Act bring the Council within the scope of the scheme.

1st March, 1932
That the morning lighting of street lamps be discontinued after Saturday 20th February, 1932.

That the picking up of waste paper in the streets be discontinued entirely for three months and that the matter be referred to this committee at the end of that time.

That the Highways Committee look into the question of the provision of refuse baskets for the Council's District.

That application by Mr John Green to slaughter animals on every week day be granted, provided the sanitary inspector be notified of any day, killing is not to take place.

That the action of the Chairman and Vice Chairman in letting cottage at Sowdens farm to Widdop at 4/3d per week, also the carrying out of the necessary repairs and alterations, be approved.

That application be made to the Council for permission to rent the Belle Isle depot from the highways Department, for use as a Fire Brigade station.

That the application of Mr Thos Duerden for a supply of electricity to Hillside House be granted, the applicant to pay the cost of digging from the nearest property to Hillside House, and also to guarantee a minimum payment, to the Council of ?3 per annum for five years, to include meter rent, until other consumers come onto the cable.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from Chas H Pugh Ltd intimating a demonstration of their Atco Lawn Mower will take place in the Council's Park on Wednesday the 2nd instant. It was resolved that if the members of the Council attending are satisfied with the machine, that they have power to purchase, and the Clerk was instructed to draw a cheque in payment.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the Unemployment Grants Committee with respect to purchase of land for playing fields, regretting the committee cannot entertain the application for grants in aid in respect of any part of the scheme for the purchase of land for playing fields under consideration by the Council.

March 21 1932
That the application from Mr Higham requesting that he be allowed to erect a sign on a lamp post at the top of Main Street, Haworth be refused.

That the tender of Mr G H Hall, amounting to ?120 for the emptying of pail closets for the year ended March 31, 1933 be accepted.

That the amended plan of wooden shop for Mr J Peacock, Butt Lane, be approved.

April 5, 1932
That all Fire Brigade apparatus be removed to Mill Hey station forthwith.

May 3, 1932
The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the Post Office Telephones requesting the consent to the placing of a line of overhead telegraphs in curb along South East side of Mytholmes Lane, between Craven Royd and house known as Holmleigh.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the town Clerk of Keighley, with respect to land at West Lane, Haworth intimating that the Corporation are prepared to convey the land, which is at present leased from the Corporation, for the sum of ?50. It was resolved that the Council offer to the Corporation the sum of ?30 to redeem the lease.

That the Council give the requisite notice to dispense with the following firemen, on the grounds of centralisation of the brigade as from May 31, 1932, and the men thanked for their past services, viz:-
Alan Gill, Arthur Suggitt, Hartley Murgatroyd, Harold Murgatroyd, James Caulfield.

That the following be appointed as fire man:-
Leslie Denman, 16 Apsley Street, Haworth
Jack Shooter, 23 Victoria road, Haworth
Norman Anderson, three John Street Haworth

That the Cross Roads fire station be advertised for sale.

The Clerk lay before the Council letter from Mr F A Saywell, complaining against the building lately used as Fire Station North Street Haworth, which adjoins his property as a motor garage.

That painted notices requesting cleanliness be placed in both conveniences in Haworth Park.

7th June, 1932
It was resolved that the Council give their consent to the erection by the Post Office Telegraphs of overhead telegraphs in Mytholmes Lane as agreed between the Council and the Department.

That the Police Superintendent at Keighley be informed of the loss of material at the sewage farm near Damems, and that he be asked to exercise police supervision thereto.

That the following plans be approved:-
Conversion of building in Sun Street into garage with street tank for J B Snaith, 5 Vale Lane, Haworth.

The sanitary inspector reported under section 17 of the housing act 1930, that the undermentioned dwelling houses which are occupied or are of the type suitable for occupation by persons of the working classes, are in certain respects unfit for human habitation:- 4 & 6 Hebden road.

The sanitary inspector reported that the undermentioned premises are in such a state as to be a nuisance or injurious to health:- 51 and 53 Prince Street.

That the Sewage Farm Manager be permitted to attend the Conference of the Association of Managers of Sewage Disposal Works, to be held at Lytham St Annes on July 7th 8th and 9th 1932, and that his out of pocket expenses be paid by the Council.

That the offer of Mr A Ashton in the sum of ?3, for wooden hut lately used as Fire Brigade sub station at Cross Roads be accepted, he to remove the same at his own expense.

That putting courses be made at Cross Roads Park and Haworth Park at an estimated cost of ?7 each.

That the fountain in Cross Roads Park be made effective.

July 5, 1932
That two drinking fountains be provided, one for Haworth Park and one for Cross Roads Park.

It was resolved that the Haworth Public Band be granted the use of the Haworth Park for brass band contest to be held on 20 August, on the same terms and conditions as last year.

That Mr F A Saywell be offered property lately occupied as fire station at North Street at a price of ?25, each party to pay their own cost.

That the plan of proposed wooden cowshed at Intake farm, Haworth for Mr M Pickles be approved, subject to agreement as to wooden erections being entered into.

That a letter be sent to the LM & S Railway Co expressing the thanks of the Council for the excellent way in which they have repaired road way belonging to them in front of the railway station, Haworth.

It was resolved that the proposed grants towards the cost of the land for purchase of Playing Fields and lay out of the same, from the National Playing Fields Association in the sum of ?35, and the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust in the sum of ?115, in accordance with the conditions set out in the letters from the two associations dated December 24th, 1931, be accepted.

2nd August, 1932
That a petrol licence be granted to J. B. Snaith, of Bronte Garage, Sun Street, Haworth to store 500 gallons of petrol at the same address.

That permission be granted to the Haworth Institute to use the Haworth Park for their annual Sing on Sunday 28th August, 1932.

That the Council agree to the transfer of the Mill Hey Library Centre from the Council's Offices to the Haworth Institute.

6th September 1932
That the lighting Committee have full power to deal with the commencement of lighting for the ensuing lighting season and to appoint lamp lighter.

That the drinking fountain as at present erected by W A Jowett in Cross Roads Park be approved and that a similar fountain be erected in Haworth Park, the site to be decided upon.

That the action of the Chairman of the Council in giving permission to the Lees and Cross Roads Institute to hold their “Annual Sing” in Cross Roads Park on Sunday afternoons September 4, 1932, to be followed by a concert in the evening given by the Haworth Public Prize Band, be confirmed.

It was resolved that a public fund be opened for the Haworth Urban District inviting subscriptions towards equipment of children's playground both at Haworth and Cross Roads parks.

That Mr Greenwood Waddington be recommended for appointment as a Traffic Commissioner for the appropriate panel, under the Road Traffic Act 1930, for one year from the 15th November next.

That the County Council's attention be drawn to the danger of the junction of Brow Road with Hebden Bridge Road, asking them to take down the wall 20 yards on the road to Oxenhope and for 15 yards down Brow Road, also that they be asked to erect railings; further that the County Council be also asked to take over the maintenance of Brow Road from the junction of Hebden Bridge Road down to Station Road.

That the attention of the County Council be drawn to the land in West Lane near Sun Hotel which was formerly used as a stone staithe ans was used by the highways Department, and which has been closed by the Brewery Co, without the consent of the Council, and which land the Council consider to be public ground and should be vested in the County Council. Also to the land adjoining the public urinal at Cross Roads Hill and to the rear, which was formerly used by the Council as a store place, stating that the Council considers this land should belong to the public.

4th October, 1932
That the Parks Superintendent remove Geese from the Tennis Court enclosure at the Haworth Park, for one day, afterwards that he be allowed to run Geese on the Tennis Court enclosure, on condition that the paths are kept clean.

It was resolved an intimation be given to the West Riding Education Committee that the Playing Fields are now open for senior scholars attending elementary schools in the Council's District.

The that the Council accept the invitation of the Haworth Operatic Society to attend performance of "Young Imeson" at the Haworth Institute on Wednesday 12th October.

That notices be posted offering ?1 Reward to anyone giving information leading to the conviction of any person breaking Gas Lamps.

That the approval of the Sub-Committee in appointing W. E. Jessop as lamplighter at a wage of ?2 -2-0 per week for the forthcoming season to be confirmed.

That the Parks Superintendent be instructed to purchase bulbs for both Parks, up to an amount not exceeding ?8.

1st November, 1932
That the Ducking Well be taken out, and the land straightened up. That the Parks Committee instructed to look into the question of providing some suitable position to install the Ducking Well.

That this Council, viewing with grave concern the evils consequent on the unemployment so widespread in this as in other parts of the country, dutifully appeals to his Majesty's government immediately to consider by what means the vast sums of money, now being distributed in various forms of relief, can be used, and if necessary augmented so as to provide work for unemployed men.

November 10, 1932
It was resolved that the Clerk ask Messers R B Broster & Sons to mark out the land purchased from the Rawdon trustees, on Friday the 11th inst and, and that the members of the Council meet on the site of the playing fields on Saturday afternoon, that 12 inst, to consider proposed alterations to the playing fields.

6th December, 1932
The Sanitary Inspector reported that under section 17 of the Housing Act 1930, the dwelling house 71 Main Street, Haworth which is occupied or is of the type suitable for occupation by persons of the working classes, is in certain respects unfit for human habitation.

That the Parks Superintendent be allowed to have approximately 80 tons of soil removed from Ingrow to the Cross Roads Park and that he engage the necessary team labour, the loading to be done by "test" labour.

That the application of Mr G W Waite, for permission to install a Radio Relay Service in the Council's District be granted.

That the early morning lighting of street lamps, at essential points in the District, commence on Thursday December 8th 1932 inclusive.

The Chairman laid before the meeting a letter which he had received from the Employment Exchange, Keighley with respect to effort on behalf of the unemployed with a view to obtaining for them, one two or more days work during the period 10th to 17th December, 1932, in order that they may have a few more shillings to spend and thus brighten Christmas for themselves and their families.

1933

January 3, 1933
That plan of new shop front at 29 North Street, Haworth for Mr Saywell, butcher, be approved.

That three men be provided jobs collecting refuse on the tip at the rate of 1/-per hour.

The sanitary inspector reported that animals are being so kept, in or on a certain building or premises situated at and adjoining the house numbered 145 Hebden road, as to be a nuisance or injurious to health.

It was resolved that the recommendation of the subcommittee appointed to consider alterations at the playing field as follows be approved:- that fence wall be erected at north side of playing fields, full length from G ill Hill towards Main Street a distance of approximately 213 yards, at as small a cost as possible, the work to commence as early as possible, wall to be 4ft 6 inches high with tops extra, wall 1ft 10 ins bottom, and 1ft 2 ins top, new stone to be purchased for all tops, wall race to be dug and 4 inch bed of concrete laid, the concrete to be 6 to 1 sand and cement.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the Education Department, Wakefield with respect to the playing fields, suggesting it will be necessary for the Council to reserve for them the playing field for the use of children attending the Haworth Central School every weekday from 2:30 to 5 pm and the whole of Saturday morning.

With respect to Vale Mill Lane, and letters from Hattersley Sons & Co Ltd dated 24th December and 28th December with respect to Providence Lane. It was resolved that the Clerk communicate with the Oakworth U D Council, suggesting the joint meeting of the two Councils be held to consider these letters, and that the Clerk communicate with the West Riding County Council asking if the census figures named in letter from John Proctor & Sons of 7th December 1932, for period November 23 to December 6, 1932 showing that 848 vehicles have passed the Toll Bar during this period, 619 being through traffic and 229 to the owners premises, have been submitted to them. If this is an average traffic for the period, do not the County Council consider that such traffic returns would bring this road traffic within the scope of being taken over entirely by the County Council, or alternatively being classified, if not, would the County Council be agreeable to contribute towards its maintenance, and if so, to what extent.

7th February 1933
That the Parks Superintendent be authorised to purchase up to 2000 Gladiolas, at his discretion.

That steps be taken by the Parks Committee to recommend a site for the provision of a bowling green in Haworth Park, also the preparation of estimates of cost, taking into account any unemployed labour that may be available .

That the Council renew undertaking with the Ministry of Labour to employ disabled ex-service men, for two years from February 3, 1933.

That the County Library Committee be recommended to transfer the Mytholmes Mission Library Centre to the Haworth Institute Library Centre.

March 7 1933
The Clerk laid before the Council a letter from the West Riding County Council with respect to land on Sun Street, enclosing a letter addressed to them from the town Clerk of Keighley, stating that on payment by the Bentleys Yorkshire Breweries Ltd of a capital sum to the Corporation, the Corporation had extinguished manor rent of land. It was resolved that the Clerk reply stating that notwithstanding the letter from the town Clerk of Keighley, this land was vested in the public and was used for a long number of years by the old Local Board as common property vested in the public, and not in the Lords of the Manor, and that the Council are of the opinion no title can be produced to the plot of ground, and still feel it should be vested in the County Authority, and that no license to use the land has either been sought or given from the owners of the Inn in question, or the licensee.

That the application of Mr Fred Southwell, 8 Bright Street, Haworth for a supply of water to Greenfield farm be granted.

That the tender of Messers Sharp & Law for new shop front and internal alterations to premises 27 Mill Hey, Haworth, for the purpose of gas show room, in the sum of ?242-17-6 be approved.

The Clerk laid before the Council report on the bacteriological examination of water collected from the Churchills and Hough reservoirs, which states that on examination the water shows no evidence of pollution.

23rd March 1933
That the Clerk be instructed to communicate with the owners of Tripe Dressing Establishments in the Council's District drawing attention to trade refuse from such establishments been allowed to find its way into the Council's sewers, with the consequent effect of clogging the filters at the Sewage Farm, and ask that steps be taken to prevent such refuse from travelling down the sewers, failing which the Council will be compelled to take further proceedings.

That a letter be sent to Fowl Keepers in the vicinity of Haworth Park, complaining of Fowls straying into the Park, and stating that if the nuisance complained of is not remedied, the Council will deem it necessary to take proceedings.

That the offer of Bocking Male Voice Choir to provide two seats, for Cross Roads Park, from Mr Wm Barwick and Mr J Dickinson 1 seat each be accepted.

4th April 1933
It was resolved that the Changegate Radio Relay Service be granted permission to fix brackets on the chimneys of various houses belonging to the Council in Mytholmes Lane, subject to any damage which they may do, being repaired at the expense of the company.

It was resolved that a further contract with Mr G H Hall for scavenging required in the Council's District be entered into to 31st March 1934 in the sum of ?120 per annum.

The Clerk reported receipt of letter from the County Council Education Department, dated 29 March, agreeing to pay to the Council ?20 and in respect of the reservation of the Council's playing field for the sole use of the children attending the Haworth Council school every week day, with a further reservation of one playing pitch on Saturday morning, with an option to use a second pitch as occasion demands.

The Clerk laid before the Council, letter from the West Riding County Council dated 30 March, with respect to Brow road, intimating that if the Council contribute a sum of ?1, being the estimated cost applicable to the Non--County road, the County Council are prepared to put in hand during the financial year 1933/4 the work of substituting iron railings for the existing wall. It was resolved that the Council agree to the suggestion, and suggest to the County Council that it would be an additional improvements if the bend was rounded off.

Resolved that the lay out plan of estate for houses, Brow road, for Mr Greenwood Waddington, be approved.

That the plan of eight houses for Mr Dennis Gillson, at Brow road, Haworth be approved.

April 24, 1933
The Clerk reported receipt of letter from the Keighley West Yorkshire Services Ltd stating arrangements are being made to meet the Council's request viz:- to charge 2 ?d single fare for children between the ages of 3 and 14 between Keighley and Haworth.

That an electric cable be laid in Victoria Terrace, Haworth, together with necessary services at an estimated cost of ?84.

That applications for supply of electricity as follows be granted:-
John Henry Thornton, 11 Victoria Avenue
John Wm Thompson, 7 Victoria Avenue
Jos Henry Moore 21 Victoria Avenue

That the offer of Mrs John Reddihough to provide seat with iinscription plate, Cross Roads Park, be accepted.

2nd May, 1933
That a subcommittee be appointed to arrange and organise a public opening ceremony for the Council's new gas showrooms.

That the Parks Manager have full discretion to exchange plants & cuttings in the same manner and with the same privileges as other Park Superintendent's in the neighbouring district, and further that a particular day be fixed in autumn, when the general public shall be at liberty to obtain surplus plants grown in the parks, free of cost.

That the Police Authorities be asked to exercise discretionary power in moving motor cars and vehicles standing in Mill Hey, between the point where the road narrows (immediately above W Waddingtons shop) to the Bank premises opposite Railway Station.

The Chairman laid before the Council, petition which he had received from residents along Mill Hey, asking the Council to protest to the West Riding County Council in providing a footpath on the east side of the street. It was resolved that the petition be forwarded to the West Riding County Council, with a request for their observations thereon.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the Ministry of Health dated 6 April, requesting the Council to take steps towards the clearance of slums and improvement of bad housing conditions, and requesting the Council to proceed to prepare a program, with respect to areas in which clearance is necessary etc, the program to be forwarded to the Ministry of Health not later than 30 September next.

May 14, 1933
A number of meetings between appointed representatives of the Council and the Oakworth U D Council have been held to consider the advisability of undertaking the repair and maintenance of two private carriage and occupation roads namely the Vale mill Lane and Providence - Ebor Lane within their respective districts in return for the use thereof by the public.

June 8, 1933
That two notices be erected prohibiting the parking of motors in Mill Hey between Victoria road end, and the Royal Oak Inn, and that the Chairman and Vice Chairman along with the Surveyor view the position for signs.

That estimates, terms and conditions be obtained for the purpose of considering the question of continuing Prince Street into Syke Lane.

That the existing tub-closet at 39-41 North Street, be converted into a water-closet, subject to the two houses being made into one house when a suitable opportunity arises.

That the application of the secretary of the Haworth Public Prize Band for permission to use the Park for concerts on Whit Sunday, June 4 and Rushbearing Sunday, July 23 and also on Saturday, August 26 the date fixed for the Brass Band contest, be granted on the same terms as before.

That permission be granted to the Haworth Institute to use the Park for their Annual Sing on Sunday afternoon August 13th and also for a Band Concert the same night.

4th July, 1933
That the Clerk send letter to Superintendent of Police informing him that some persons has forced their way into the Council's shed on Brow Moor tip, and stating the goods have been stolen, asking them to give supervision.

That as from June 28th 1933 the price of the Council's Coke be reduced to 21s 8d per ton.

That a female attendant be advertised for, to serve in the Gas Show Room, and that such advertisement require applicants to state age, experience and wages required.

That the application of the Rev. J G Hirst for use of the Haworth Park for religious services be granted, subject to the services being an organised effort of all the religious bodies in the district, that the services be limited to two Sunday evenings during the present summer, no collections to be taken.

That the consideration of the proposed Bowling Green for Haworth Park be deferred until the next meeting, the Surveyor to prepare amended plan of position, and estimate of cost.

July 21, 1933
The Council took into consideration the drafting of the Council's reply on the scheme of proposed amalgamation of the three Urban District in the Worth Valley. Various suggestions were made, It was resolved that this meeting be adjourned until Monday next the 24th instant.

July 24, 1933
The Clerk reported receipt of a letter from the Clerk to the Oakworth Urban District Council stating that his Council objected to the County's proposal to amalgamate the Urban District of Haworth, Oakworth and Oxenhope, and that they were in favour of the amalgamation of Oakworth and Keighley.

The subcommittee presented draft reply proposed to be sent to the County Council embodying the Council's observations on the proposal to group the Urban District of Haworth, Oakworth and Oxenhope Urban District Councils into one area. After certain minor alterations have been made, Mr Jas Riley moved and Mr O Butler seconded that the draft reply be approved and forwarded to the County Council. The Chairman declared the resolution to be carried unanimously.

8th August 1933
It was resolved that the Clerk reply to letter from the West Riding County Council dated the 20th of May, with respect to land at the junction of Haworth Main road, stating that they regret the delay in replying, but have been making enquiries, and witnesses who recollect this piece of ground being used for public purposes such as stone staith and public depot for the last 70 years. This included from time to time, the storage of road metal, pavers, flags and other highway material. The Council's road roller has been stored from time to time on this piece of land for the last 30 years. The roller has never been moved other than at the behest or on the instruction of the Council. Further, a public urinal which is partly in existence at the present time, has been there for the past 40 years without any objection or protest from adjoining owner. There is already on the land of building which was erected by the Council for the story of highways implements. The Council has never paid any rent or acknowledgement to any person. This land was always from time immemorial being claimed as public ground, and has been used as such, and the Council suggest that the West Riding County Council take possession of the ground, which, in their opinion, is undeniably public ground.

That the attention of the Police be called to the trespassing and damage done at the Council's Sewage Farm, Damems.

That the amended plan as submitted by the Council's Surveyor for the Bowling Green at Haworth Park be approved.

That the permission granted to the Changegate Radio Relay Co for the right to cross highways, be transferred to the Changegate Radio Relay and Electrical Co on the payment of ?1 per year acknowledgement.

That the Clerk communicate with the West Yorkshire Road Car Co Ltd and the Yorkshire (Woollen District) Electric Tramways Ltd stating that the Council are receiving a considerable number of complaints about the back-firing and extremely loud reports made by the buses, and ask if they will give instructions to the drivers to abate the nuisance.

5th September 1933
That the old Ducking Stone be placed in Haworth Park, between Butt Lane and the end of the pavilion.

That the County Council be communicated with, pointing out the defective channel at the junction of Flappit road with Hebden road, which allows considerable quantities of water to run down Brow road and washes away the surface of this latter road.

That a sign "Dangerous Hill" be fixed at the junction of Hebden Road with Brow Road and that application being made to the County Council for such sign.

That the plans of proposed improvement of Vale Mill Lane and Providence - Ebor Lane, to widen the roads as far as possible to 36 feet, be forwarded to the County Council, with a request to them to make a grant towards the expenditure.

The Police reported a case of stealing old brass from the Council's Tip Lees. It was resolved that proceedings be taken against the offender.

September 14, 1933
It was resolved that the Council accept the invitation of the Haworth Amateur Operatic Society to be present at the production "Aladdin" in the Haworth Institute, on Friday evening 13 October.

3rd October, 1933
That the stretch of road at Stanbury Heights known as Grovel Dyke, be resurfaced at an estimated cost of ?200.

Proposed sign-junction with Brow road. The County Council point out as no sign other than the Cross Roads sign already fixed is required for the use of those travelling on the County road, the "Dangerous Hill" sign the Council consider necessary for Brow road is purely a matter for the consideration of the Council, and any such sign should be fixed on Brow road and not on the Lees - Hebden Bridge County road.

Sign at Cross Roads on Mr Green’s building. The County Council have given instructions as a temporary measure, for an arrow to be placed under the sign pointing to Halifax. They are also of opinion that two signs should be fixed opposite Mr Green's building reading:-"? Keighley" "Halifax ?"

Channel, Flappit & Brow road junction. The County Council point out there are at present sufficient gullies and drainage holes to take all the surplus water from the County roads except in time of storm, and due to the extremely steep gradients of Brow road it is hardly practicable to raise the existing paving across Brow Road Top to prevent any flow of water down Brow road from the County road in heavy weather, and in the event of an improvement being carried out on the Oxenhope side of Brow road at its junction with the County road, the County Council will fix a gully with the connection to culvert in field adjoining Brow road.

The West Riding Highways committee are unable to recommend the County Council to take any action at the present time with respect to the suggested provision of a footpath on the East side of the County road at Mill Hey.

The Clerk laid before the Council request from the Secretary of the Bronte Society with respect to provision of fire hydrant for use in case of need in connection with the Bronte museum property.

It was resolved that the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the electricity committee along with the electrical engineer have power to deal with the application for supply of electricity by the West Lane Burling & Mending Co and to grant such application if they think necessary.

That the Parks Superintendent be instructed to order 100 rose trees at a cost of ?4, and also to purchase bulbs for both parks, up to an amount not exceeding ?8.

That a letter of appreciation be sent to Mr J B Haggas, Ranly House, Louth, for the interest he is shown in bowling at Lees & Cross Roads Park, which has led him to present a cup for competition amongst the bowlers using the Council's Bowling Green in the Lees & Cross Roads Park.

That the Parks Committee takes steps to have the excavation in the Council's playing fields filled in, and made not dangerous to the public.

It was resolved that the site for Bowling Green be as marked out by the pegs and lines fixed on plot in the Council's Park, and that the Parks Subcommittee lay before the Parks Committee particulars of the method by which it is proposed to carry out the work.

7th November 1933
That a subcommittee be appointed to interview Mr J W Moore, or his agent, and ascertain what price per yard he will be prepared to accept for land owned by him in Croft Street off Main Street, Haworth.

The sanitary inspector reported that the undermentioned premises are in such a state as to be a nuisance or injurious to health, 43, 45, 47, 49 and 51 North Street, Haworth.

That the application of Eliz M Robertshaw for supply of electricity to 15 River Street, Brow, Haworth, be granted subject to her agreeing to pay ?1 for the extra 4 yards of cable over length.

That the following applications for supplies of electricity be granted:-
Jas Lund, 40 Prince Street, Brow, Haworth.
Fred Wormold, 42 Prince Street Brow Haworth.
Mrs Alice Henfrey, 12 North Street, Haworth.
John Wm Greenwood, 50 Prince Street, Brow, Haworth.
Ellen Garthwaite 2 Fife Street, Haworth to shop in Prince Street.
Beng E Rodgerson, Belle Isle Haworth.
G & A H Rushworth to Mending Room, West Lane, Haworth.

That the Parks Superintendent ask the proprietor of the Park Cafe to remove the soil which he has piled up against the Park railings. That an estimate be obtained for the necessary repairs to the putting green flags and sticks.

That a scheme be submitted by the Surveyor for the further work to be done at the bowling green in Haworth Park.

It was resolved that the resolution passed on 13 October 1933 viz:- "That the Council offer 3/6d per yard to the executors of Mr Cecil Ackroyd for land belonging to them in Bridgehouse Lane, and agree not to build on the plot of land, and also to pay the cost of conveyance" be rescinded.

It was resolved that the Council purchase land in Bridgehouse Lane from the executors of Mr Cecil Ackroyd at the price of ?157-10-0, plus cost of conveyance, the Council agree not to resell the land for private building but to reserve the right to put up any building in a prescribed building line other than conveniences which may be serviceable to the Park, and subject to the consent of the Ministry of Health being obtained to loan to cover purchase price and costs.

December 5, 1933
Proposed extension of warehouse shed at Mytholmes Mill for Messers Hattersley Sons & Co subject to agreement as to wooden erections being entered into.

Plan of garage Eagle Street, Haworth for Mr Tom Preston.

That on the recommendation of the subcommittee appointed to inspect cowshed and midden at Hoyle Farm the sanitary inspector be authorised to supervise such improvements to the midden accommodation and water supply as can, in his opinion, be reasonably carried out by the owners.

The sanitary inspector reported that the undermentioned premises are in such a state as to be a nuisance or injurious to health viz:- 32, 34, 36, 38, 40 & 42, Ivy Bank Terrace, Haworth. 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6, Moor End, Haworth.

It was resolved that the application of Mr Robert Timson for supply of electricity to Ebor house, Haworth be granted, subject to the payment of ?9-3-4d over length.

That the necessary wire for fencing the westerly side of the playing fields, be purchased from Bethel Rhodes at a cost of 19/- per cwt, and that the boring of the posts be done with test Labour.

That the Haworth Institute be communicated with and asked to erect their boundary wall along the north side of their property, and the Council will then pitch the road for a width of 6 yards, it being understood that the Council have free access to such road when constructed, and that the said road, be dedicated to the public.

That the workmen employed in the highways and parks departments be put on short time immediately until six weeks after Christmas.

1934

January 2, 1934
That the following applications for renewal of licences to store petrol, be granted, for one year to December 31, 1934 viz:-
Rhodes Robertshaw Ltd 500 gallons
Bailey & Stamper 1600 gallons
Ellis Driver & son Ltd 500 gallons
Vale Mills (Oakworth) Estate Co Ltd 500 gallons
Edmund P Inglis 300 gallons
Merrall & Son Ltd 1000 gallons
Hattersley Sons & Company Ltd 500 gallons
E Parker & Company 300 gallons
Haworth industrial Co operative Society Ltd 100 gallons
John Wild 250 gallons
Jagger Bros Ltd 500 gallons
Richard Ratcliffe 300 gallons
J B Snaith 500 gallons
Smith P Lund & Company 1000 gallons
Edward Hullah 1000 gallons
Chas H Frobisher 100 gallons

That the application of Mr Herbert Scarborough for licence to keep Carbide of Calcium up to 224lbs on premises, the Smithy, The Fold, West Lane, Haworth be granted for one year to December 31, 1934.

That permission be granted to George Bancroft Brow road, Haworth, to erect a wireless relay bracket on the Gasworks property at the usual acknowledgement of 1s 0d per annum.

That the house No 2 Mill Hill be the residence of the Park Manager, at a rent of 10/- per week, to include rates.

That the Parks Committee recommend a site for children's playing ground, in Cross Roads Park, along with the estimate of cost of such site, and report.

That the Council support the National Smoke Abatement Society in their resolution urging all authorities concerned with housing to take steps to ensure the greatest practical degree of smokelessness in all new housing estates, whether municipal or privately Bill, and in rebuilt areas.

February 6, 1934
That the application of Mr John Lund Middle Intake farm, Enfield Side, Haworth for registration as a milk producer, under the milk and dairies act and orders be granted.

That the work at present in the process in Haworth Park viz:- the preparation of a bowling green, be suspended during inclement weather.

6th March 1934
That the estimate of the cost of repairing and maintaining the District Roads for the year ending March 31st 1935 is the sum of ?890 be approved.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from Mr Greenwood Waddington with respect to proposed erection of railings at Brow Top road, intimating that he is not in favour of the fence being disturbed as it is in good condition, having only been recently erected, and suggesting that if the County Council would erect two special danger signals on either side of Hebden Bridge road to slow the traffic up a little, no further expense is necessary.

That the Council make a contribution of ?2-2-0 to the Memorial relating to the late Sir Arthur Duckham.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the Yorkshire Motor Coach Owners Limited asking the Council to support an application made by Mr J B Snaith to operate new service of stage coaches between Haworth Station and Oakworth Providence Lane Top. It was resolved that the Council support the application subject to an amendment of the fares proposed, as follows:

Haworth station to Mytholmes Bar 1d
Mytholmes Bar to Providence Mill 1d
Providence Mill to Providence Lane Top 1d
Return fare for the whole journey 5d

That the Council issue notices warning inhabitants against wasting of water, and that proceedings be taken against offenders.

22nd March 1934
That the land on Hebden Road belonging to the County Council be accepted as a gift from the County Council and that the built up base on the land be removed.

That all paid labour employed on the Bowling Green in Haworth Park be stopped from Wednesday the 21st instant until the final scheme be formulated and submitted to and passed by the Council.

That an estimate of the cost of widening the Park gates in Butt Lane, in accordance with the proposed alterations, be obtained from Messers Sutcliffe Bros, Bradford.

That the Council purchase from Mr Ellis Driver, 2295 super yards or thereabouts, of land at 1/-per super yard, for improvements of Vale Mill Lane, the Council to pay own solicitors costs.

That the Council grant permission to Mr Arthur Smith, 19 Mytholmes Lane, Haworth, to install wireless relay service at 19 Mytholmes Lane.

5th April 1934
The Clerk reported receipt of letter from the Postmaster, Keighley, intimating that a Sunday collection of letters will be arranged for the Haworth District, and will commence on the 8th instant.

The Clerk reported receipt of the official scheme made by the Board of Education under the Charitable Trust Acts for the regulation of the Drake Johnsons School Keighley.

The Council considered the lay out plan of the Worth Valley Estate Co Ltd for proposed housing estate in the Vale Mill Lane. It was decided that the company be informed that the Council are willing to pass lay out plan for the proposed housing estate, subject to new Street being 30 feet in width, provided that the drainage is as suggested at a meeting between the company and the members of the Council.

April 17, 1934
That the application of the Yorkshire Penny Bank for permission to apply to the Keighley Corporation for supply of electricity to premises 56 Lees, be granted.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the West Riding County Council with respect to the
review of County Districts suggesting that the Haworth, Oakworth and Oxenhope Councils should meet, and suggest the division of the proposed amalgamated Districts into wards.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the Keighley, Bingley and Shipley joint Hospital Board drawing attention to the prevalence of diphtheria in the district. It was resolved that a handbill be prepared and distributed

That the plan of proposed houses to be built on Brow Road Estate, to be made up of 2 semi--detached houses and a block of 8 houses, as shown on plan number 1185 for Mr Dennis Gillson, Hebden road, Haworth, be approved.

24th April 1934
The Chairman reported on interview held this morning with respect to proposed agreement for the taking over of Providence Lane.

May 3, 1934
It was resolved on the motion of Mr Rushworth, seconded by Mr Dickinson that the seal of the Council be affixed to the deed of conveyance in duplicate between Messers Hattersley Sons & Co Ltd and the Council, relating to the portion of Providence - Ebor Lane which are situated in the Urban District of Haworth. On the Chairman putting this resolution to the Council, all the members of the Council presents, voted in favour.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter received from the Vale Mills (Oakworth) Estate Co Ltd agreeing to give to the Council a triangular strip of land coloured pink on plan, being part of field number 82 on ordnance map, for road widening purposes, the Council to reconstruct the boundary wall on the adjoining land of the company to their reasonable satisfaction.

May 14, 1934
It was resolved that the Haworth District under the proposed new scheme be divided into 4S wards with three Councillors for each Ward, the suggested names of the Ward being North - Lees & Cross Roads; Haworth South; Haworth East and Haworth West, with alternative names as follows:- North – Lees - Cross Roads Ward; South - Coldshaw Ward; East - Haworth Brow Side Ward; West - West Lane - Mytholmes Ward

5th June 1934
Plan of proposed garage, Canaby House, West Lane, Haworth for Mr J Robinson, be disapproved on the grounds that it contravenes the Health Building Streets Act.


The Sanitary Inspector reported pursuant to section 36 of the Public Health Act 1895 that the under mentioned house is without sufficient water closet, earth closet and an ash pit furnished with proper doors and coverings viz:- 3 Ruth St Lees Haworth.

That the following applications for a supply of gas be granted viz:-
Mr Heaton Holmes, Mouldgreave farm, Oxenhope for supply to cottage, Mouldgreave, Oxenhope.

On the recommendations of the Parks Committee it was unanimously resolved that the tender of Messrs. Sutcliffe Bros Bradford for alterations to the Park Gates in Haworth Park, be accepted in the sum of ?13-10-0

That the Surveyor be instructed to prepare scheme for completion of the bowling green in Haworth Park including Pavilion, together with specifications and estimate of cost, and that the matter be referred to the Parks Subcommittee for consideration and report.

That the Surveyor prepares a scheme for provision of children's Playing Field equipment in the Cross Roads Park.

It was resolved that Messers Gott, Whittaker, Pickles, Holmes & Luty, be appointed to have notices affixed and suitably displayed in Main Street with respect to no parking of cars between points to be fixed by them.

July 3, 1934
That notices bearing the words "Car Parking prohibited" be placed at the following two points:
1. Top of Butt Lane
2. Near Kings Arm Hotel
prohibiting car parking between these two points.
That a notice bearing the words "Parking Prohibited" be placed on the vent shaft near Haworth Church.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the Ministry of Transport with respect to the land proposed to be purchased from the executor of Mr Ellis Driver asking if it could be arranged for this land to be dedicated to the Council free of cost in view of the freeing of Vale Mill Lane from tolls and the taking over of the maintenance and repair by the Council.

It was resolved that the Clerk communicate with the Playing Fields Association with respect to grant for the provision of children's equipment for the playing fields at Haworth up to an estimated cost of ?120 asking if grant could be given in connection with this proposed expenditure.

July 5, 1934
It was resolved that the request of the Post Office Telephones for permission to erect a kiosk in a position fronting Craven Royd Mytholmes Lane be granted, and the necessary form of consent forwarded to the Post Office Telephones Department.

It was resolved that the Council express its opinion that they will be prepared to approve plan and lay out for 16 houses proposed to be erected by David Fortune at Halifax road Cross Roads, subject to the plan conforming to the County Council's requirements with regard to sightline at the south-west corner of the land at Halifax road, with the junction of the proposed new road, and also subject that the proposed road at the back be 21 feet wide.

August 7, 1934
That the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Health committee along with the sanitary inspector view Dimples tip and report to the committee on whether the gate way should be walled up and a new one provided.

That the plan of edition to weaving shed for Ashmount Mill submitted by Messers Heaton & Rushworth Ltd be approved, and that the gift of their foreland to Mytholmes Lane as shown on plan No 1198 and also a small portion of the garden of Ashmount place by Mrs Elsie Smith, and also the waiver of compensation for distUrbance in the event of any road improvements at Mytholmes Lane taking place at a later date, be accepted.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the Post Office, Keighley, asking if the Council's Fire Brigade will respond without question during the next 12 months in the event of a fire occurring in the telephone exchange, Haworth. It was resolved that the request be granted.

That tipping in the Council's playing fields be suspended for two months.

That the Surveyor be instructed to prepare estimate of cost of laying macadam round the children's playing ground equipment, particularly "The Slide" and the "Ocean Wave", in Cross Roads Park.

The Parks Committee also recommended that the Parks Superintendent ascertain if sufficient suitable sand and lime to treat a certain section of the Bowling Green in Cross Roads Park, in the manner prescribed by Mr J A Duce, and that 2lbs of "Carters No1” seed be purchased.

That the request of the Lees & Cross Roads Institute to hold their annual "Choir Sing" and Band Concert in Cross Roads Park on Sunday, August 19th or September 2nd be granted.

That application be made to the West Riding of Yorkshire Playing Fields Association for grant towards cost of children's equipment in Cross Roads Park, up to one sixth of the cost of equipment, estimated at ?120 with the addition of ?48 estimated cost of surfacing with tarred macadam portion of children's playground.

That the Clerk communicate with the Postmaster, Keighley asking for an automatic stamp vending machine to be affixed to the post box in Sun Street, Haworth.

September 4, 1934
That W E Jessop be appointed Lamplighter for the coming winter at the same rate of wages as last year, from and including Thursday, 30 August 1934.

That the public lighting of lamps for the winter season be commenced as early as possible.

That the application of Mr J Rose on behalf of the Haworth Co-operative Society for licence to store petrol up to 200 gallons in underground steel tank situate in Sun Street, Haworth be granted to 31st of December 1934.

That the application of H O Mitchell of Moorcroft, Oxenhope for supply of gas to farm buildings and cottage at North Ives Bottom farm Oxenhope be granted, the Council undertaking to contribute one third of cost of service pipe only.

That the Salvation Army be allowed the use of Haworth Park on Sunday, September 2nd for two band performances by the Keighley Salvation Army band at a charge of ?1.

That 7 tons of sand, 4 cwts of lime and sufficient seeds of Carters No1 be purchased for treatment of the Bowling Green at Coss Roads Park.

It was resolved that the invitation of the Haworth Amateur Operatic Society to attend production of the societies "Robinson Crusoe" October 9th and 13th be accepted.

It was resolved that when Messers Heaton & Rushworth carry out alterations to their works in accordance with plan No 1198, that the portion of garden belonging to Mrs Elsie Smith, and which she has given to the Council free of cost, be altered to form a portion of the highway.

October 2, 1934
Resolved that the Clerk communicate with the West Riding County surveyor, asking him to take steps to make an opening in Main Street, Haworth, adjacent to the opening in Gaugers Croft, to enable downward traffic to avoid traffic ascending.

That the Clerk communicate with the West Riding County surveyor, pointing out the danger arising from the narrow section of the road near the Brontë Boarding House, Haworth suggesting the widening of the road at this point.

The water works engineer reported that Frank Butterfield, the tenant of the Royal Oak Hotel, Haworth had been using water through a hosepipe for swilling yard at the rear of his premises. It was resolved that the Clerk communicate with him, drawing attention to the waste of water through swilling, and warn him that if any further information is received of the wasting of water, that legal proceedings will immediately be taken against him without further warning.

That new leaflets be issued in the Council's District, drawing attention to the water shortage and the high cost to the Council, and asking consumers to economise in the use of water.

The Finance Committee recommended that the Parks Committee be instructed to find a suitable site in Haworth Park for the removal and re-erection of the War Memorial. An amendment was moved by Mr Ackroyd and seconded by Mr Holmes that the matter be referred to the Parks Committee for consideration at their next meeting. On the Chairman putting the amendment to the meeting he declared the same to be carried.

October 8, 1934
The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the Gresford (Wrexham) Colliery Disaster Relief Fund drawing attention to the relief fund, and asking for the cooperation of the Council in organising appeals etc on behalf of the fund. It was resolved that the Clerk reply stating that the Council have been making enquiries and find that several mills and workshops have had special collections and employers have contributed largely to the amounts collected from employees, also a number of sealed boxes have been sent out by the British Legion. Various efforts in the district have been organised by the Co-operative Society and others, and the Council feel these various efforts cover their district.

November 6, 1934
That morning lighting of public lamps be commenced forthwith and that the lamps remain lighted all night at Christmas time, from December 23rd to December 26th inclusive.

That the following plans be approved subject to agreement viz:-
Proposed wood pig house and buildings for Mr F Southwell, Greenfields farm, Haworth.
Wood garage 3 Alma Street, Mytholmes Lane, Haworth for Mr J Chilton.

That plan for block of eight houses, on land situate off Sun Street, Haworth for Mr Hartley Pickles and Robert Beechy, be disapproved on the grounds of insufficient detail being shown.

That the application by Mr J Hey, 28 Changegate, Haworth for licence to slaughter animals under the slaughter of animals act 1933 be granted for a period of three years from October 23, 1934.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the New Centurion Publishing & Publicity Co Ltd asking the Council's consent for them to publish guidebook for the Council's District with no financial responsibility to the Council. It was resolved that the necessary consent be given

December 4, 1934
That the following plans be approved, viz:-
Plan of proposed 14 bungalows to be built on Brow estate, Haworth, for Mr Dennis Gillson.

That the plan of extension to garage of Brontë Bus Co, at Sun Street, Haworth, for Mr J B Snaith be approved, subject to agreement as to temporary buildings being entered into.

That the Bowling Green in Haworth Park be levelled up, ashes and drains laid, and prepared for turf, also the walls be completed at an estimated cost of ?80.

That the Council's bailiff be authorised to issue distrait for rates owing to the Council against the following persons, viz:-Harrison Wright, James Greenwood, Wm Harker, Arthur Turner, Esther Hanson, Fred Sims, Gertrude S Broughton, Jas. Cornwell, Harry Packer, Caroline Gerrard, J H Browse, John Whitehead, Edmund Fitzgeorge, Robert E Feather.

That the layout plan of continuation of Worth Street, Haworth, and also showing 16 houses proposed to be built, submitted by Mr Hartley Pickles, be approved.

1935

January 1, 1935
That the following plans be approved, viz:-
Plan of Boiler House & Coke store, Ashmount Mills Haworth for Heaton, Rushworth, both, Mytholmes Lane Haworth.

It was resolved that a deputation consisting of Messers Duerden, Riley & Dickinson along with the Gasworks Manager, seeking interview with the owner of "Woodlands" Haworth with a view to obtaining rights of way on the land to the east side of the London Midland & Scottish railway owned by the Bridgehouse Estate Co, also further information be sought from the London Midland & Scottish railway Co with conditions and terms that they would be prepared to provide a siding to serve a proposed Gasworks if and when they are erected on the above plot of land.

That the Surveyor be instructed to take the level of the Bowling Green in Haworth Park, and proceed with the laying of the land drains immediately.

It was resolved that the Council house, 33 Mytholmes Lane Haworth, which becomes vacant on 5th January 1935 be advertised the left in the Haworth Advertiser.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust dated 18th December, 1934, stating that the trustees had offered a grant of ?30 towards the cost of lay out and equipment of children's playground in Cross Roads Park arising out of the Council's application of 20 July last, for grant in aid of this provision.

February 5, 1935
That a subcommittee be appointed to report on the advisability or otherwise of providing pedestrian crossings in the Council's District in accordance with section 18 of the road traffic act, 1934.

That the Clerk communicate with R B Broster & Sons (architects, Rawdon Estate) asking if they have any objection to the Council pulling down wall abutting on Mill Hill road and Acres Lane which the Council assume is the property of the Rawdon estate and which is a danger to the public and especially young children, and the flattening back of the remaining hillside after the wall has been removed.

March 5, 1935
That a letter be sent in the following terms to persons named below:-
W Ratcliffe 100 Main Street, Haworth
W Barrett one lime Street, Haworth
The two owners of the wall on land in Cold Street occupied by Mr Roper, drawing their attention to the fact that barbed wire has been erected presumably with their consent, on a portion of ther fence on the east side of Cold Street and that such barbed wire is a nuisance and danger to the travelling public, and is a contravention of the barbed wire act, 1893 section 2, and that the Council hereby calls upon them to have such wire removed, failing which, legal steps will be taken and any liability on their part will be summarily dealt with.

That the consent of the Council be given to the proposal that the name of the new road adjacent to Vale Mill Lane be "Laburnum Grove".

That two signs be erected at Brow road bearing the words "Dangerous - Steep Hill".

That the necessary steps be taken to declare Old Lane at Cross Roads a one way thoroughfare only.

That the Council are of opinion that pedestrian crossings as required under section 18 of the Road Traffic Act, 1934, cannot be established owing to the narrowness of the streets in the Council's District, and also the fact that in the majority of cases footpaths are provided on one side of street only.

It was resolved that the Clerk write to the West Riding County Council asking them to lower the gate posts in front of the Police Station at Haworth, so as to improve the visibility for traffic coming down Lees Syke Lane along Mill Hey.

It was resolved that the Clerk write to the County Council asking that during the time of repairs to Mill Hey, Haworth, that they make provision for footpath along the east side from Ebor Lane Top to the Royal Oak Hotel.

That tenders be obtained for the scavenging of nightsoil in the Council's District for the 12 months commencing 1st April 1935.

No 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 19 & 21 Bancroft, Haworth, recommended:-that is having appeared by the said report that each of the above-mentioned houses is without sufficient water closet earth closet or privy and an ash pit furnished with proper doors and coverings, notices signed by the sanitary inspector is served upon owners thereof.

The sanitary inspector reported that a certain building, viz, a chimney stack in connection with the house situated at and numbered 16 Mill Hey, Haworth, is in a ruinous condition and dangerous to passengers and to the occupiers of neighbouring buildings.

That the plan for completion of Bowling Green in the Haworth Park be approved at an estimated figure for completion of the work of ?600.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from Mr J H Pardoe with respect to Mill Hill road, stating that it would appear from the estate plans that all property belonging to the Rawdon estate abutting Acre Lane and Mill Hill road had been sold. It was resolved that the Clerk reply stating that the Council unless they hear to the contrary, proposed to take down all the fences bounding the playing fields from the junction of the footpaths leading to Mytholmes Lane and South view near to the well, continuing to the junction of Institute Street.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the town Clerk of Keighley dated the 4th instant, stating the Oakworth Council have decided to oppose the County Council's proposal with respect to the amalgamation of their district with the Urban District of Haworth and Oxenhope, and to ask the Ministry of Health to modify such proposals so as to include the Urban District of Oakworth in the Borough of Keighley. It was resolved that the Council do not accede to the request of the Keighley Corporation to the amalgamating of the Oakworth Urban District with Keighley.

The Chairman raised the question of what action it was proposed to take with respect to the celebration of the Kings Silver Jubilee. It was resolved that a committee be formed for the purpose of incorporating outside assistance for the purpose of deciding upon means of celebrating the Silver Jubilee.

March 21, 1935
That all the Council's employees be granted one day's holiday with pay, on the occasion of the Kings Silver Jubilee, on 6th May 1935.

That the Council undertake the work of constructing a dry area around Park House, Haworth, and carrying out sundry repairs necessary to rid the house of damp, and to render it fit for human habitation, at an estimated cost of ?51.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from Mr Wm Kane with respect to supply of electricity to the Hall Green Baptist Chapel and school..

It was resolved that application be made to the Ministry of Health for sanction to loan in the sum of ?600 for Bowling Green, surrounds and Pavilion in the Haworth Park.

April 2, 1935
The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the Lees & Cross Roads Bowling Club, asking if it would be possible to have the Bowling Green opened before April 27th. It was resolved that the Clerk reply, stating that providing the weather is satisfactory, the Bowling Green will be opened in time for the Easter holidays.

It was resolved that Police notices be posted at different points in the Council's parks warning people against damage to plant s and fittings in the parks.

The Chairman of the Council, seconded by Mr Holdsworth, that the Council make a grant of a sum of not more than 1d rate in connection with the celebration of the Silver Jubilee of his Majesty the King.

It was resolved that the Clerk order from Messers Chas Bullock (B’burn) Ltd, 700 Jubilee mugs of their No 1 sample, at a price of 6/-per dozen, carriage paid.

It was resolved that the Parks Superintendent be empowered to purchase 19 Silver Birch trees, and that each member of the Council, along with the Clerk and Mr James Barwick be asked to plant them in the Council's Park.

April 16, 1935
The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the Keighley Boy Scouts Association, asking that bonfire on Brow Moor in connection with Jubilee celebrations on May 6th be lit at 10pm. It was resolved to accede to the request.

That the Clerk communicate with the Superintendent of Police, giving him the Council's decision that it is not necessary to provide pedestrian crossing places in the Council's District.

The following matters in connection with the Jubilee celebrations were considered, and it was resolved as follows:-

that the Clerk order a further 150 Jubilee mugs from Messers Chas Bullock (B’burn) Ltd, of their No1 sample at 6/-per dozen carriage paid.

That name plates required in connection with the planting of trees be purchased at a price of 10/6 each, in bronze.

May 7, 1935
The Clerk laid before the committee letter from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, asking the Council to reconsider their decision with respect to putting into operation in the Council's District section 2 of the Slaughter of Animals Act, 1933. It was resolved that the section of the act be not adopted.

That two stainless steel spades be purchased for planting Jubilee trees, and afterwards for use in the Council's Park.

It was resolved that a noiseless typewriter be purchased to use in the Council's offices from the Remington Typewriter Company in the sum of ?27-10-0 nett.

4th June 1935
That twopence per tail for rats killed on the Council tip at Brow Moor, Haworth by Mr Bob Francis, be paid to him.

That the engineer be instructed to repair the switch in the band stand in Haworth Park.

That the thanks of the Council be forwarded to the trustees of the various places of worship and others in connection with the help they gave towards the Jubilee treat for the old people of the district.

That the Finance Committee recommended that the Clerk communicate with the Ministry of Transport asking for a contribution towards cost of widening and repair of Cold Street.

That the Council’s Solicitor be instructed to take proceedings against Wm Roper in connection with the erection of barbed wire fence on the east side of Cold Street.

July 2, 1935
That the Surveyor to prepare a plan showing amount of land required from the Rawdon estate for the widening of Mytholmes Lane from Heaton & Rushworth’s to the extent of their property and that a request be made to the Rawdon estate to ascertain the price of such land and buildings; or that the Rawdon estate be asked what they will sell the whole of their holding as per plan for the purpose of widening Mytholmes Lane. Secondly, that an estimate of the cost of repairs to Mill Hill Road be prepared by the surveyor, and submitted to the Rawdon estate without prejudice, and that the Council is willing to enter into an agreement for its general repair at a fixed sum to be agreed upon, the Rawdon estate to bear the cost of materials and the Council provide the labour; Thirdly that in the event of the old buildings being given, the stone be used to pitch the road, and the Council would then continue the road from the playing fields to cut out the farmyard.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the West Riding County Council with respect to suggested one-way traffic, Bingley road, stating that the West Riding Highways Committee will further consider the question when the observations of the Divisional Road Engineer to the Ministry of Transport have been obtained.

That the recommendations of the Waterworks Sub Committee with reference to water charges for water other than domestic purposes be adopted viz:-
1) That baths in private houses not to be charged for.
2) That Butchers who use the Councils water without paying for same either by water rate or by special charge be charged at the rate of 7/6d per year.
3) That in the case of urinals that steps be taken to enforce the Councils charges.
4) That Blacksmiths be not charged for water, only through water rate assessment.
5) Pig Keeper to pay Councils charge of 2/6d per annum.
6) That Professional Photographers be required to pay 20/- per year.
7) Houses: That the Councils charges be enforced. If the accounts not paid that supply of water be discontinued.
8) Hose pipes: Charge 10/- per year.
9) Hairdressers: Charge 10/- per year.
10) Cattle Troughs: If the Council charges are not paid forthwith that the supply of water be cut off.
11) Motor Wagons: ?1-11-2 water rate on garages be considered sufficient to cover any water supplied for motor wagons.

That the Surveyor be instructed to prepare specification for the work on the bowling green in Haworth Park in accordance with the loan granted by the Ministry of Health.

That a letter be sent to Mr W E Jones, pointing out the dangerous state of repair of the footpath running down south side of Sowdens house, and also the condition of the wall, which is also in danger of falling and doing personal injury, and asking him if he will meet a small committee to discuss with him the position with a view to some improvement.

6th August 1935
The Clerk laid before the Council letter from Mr J.H. Pandoe, Rawdon Estate, with respect to Mytholmes Lane improvement, stating that he will be prepared to advise the Rawdon Estate to accept the sum of ?750 to include:-
1) Two houses and outbuildings and garden.
2) Old building occupied as cobbler's shop.
3) Large barn and stable for 7 horses adjoining.
It was resolved that it be referred to the Highways Committee for further consideration.

The sanitary inspector reported that he had received a notice from HM inspector of factories, that the sanitary accommodation provided for women at Messers Heaton, Rushworth Co Ltd Ashmount Mills, Mytholmes Lane, Haworth, is insufficient.

That as a result of complaints received, the Council takes steps to ascertain the proceedings necessary to be taken to acquire a Private Act of Parliament to prevent the creation of nuisances by burning refuse etc near dwellinghouses.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the Keighley Corporation, asking if the Council have any observations to make with respect to the proposal of the Keighley Corporation to erect overhead line to West End quarries, Haworth.

That the plan of parapet wall in connection with the bowling green in Haworth Park be approved.

That the Parks Superintendent obtain pieces and samples of seeds for sowing the bowling green in Haworth Park, and that he bring these to the Council Meeting on 6th August 1935.

That a letter be sent to the Police Authorities requesting that in cases of fire occurring in the Councils District, before they communicate with the Keighley Corporation Fire Brigade, they first communicate with the Haworth Fire Brigade and ascertain if they are in a position to deal with outbreak.

September 3, 1935
That the sanitary inspector be authorised to employ two men to prevent the fire on Brow Moor Tip from spreading.

That warning notices be posted against the wasting of water in the district.

That letters be sent to the Denda knitting Co and the Bridgehouse Mills Co, informing them that in future their electricity meters will be read monthly and that their accounts will be rendered monthly.

That the surveyor's estimate for building parapet wall in connection with the Bowling Green in Haworth Park, in the sum of ?78-4-0 be approved.

That the particulars of scheme of proposed improvement of Main Street be forwarded to the County Council, with the intimation that the Ministry of Transport would be prepared to contribute 60% of cost if application be made to them by the County Council for the carrying out of of the improvement, also stating that the Council is prepared to make a contribution towards cost.

That the circular from the Home Office with respect to Air - Raid precautions be referred to a committee of the whole of the members of the Council for consideration.

September 10, 1935
The Clerk laid before the Council letter, asking the Council to contribute towards a fund which they have opened in connection with the South Kirby Colliery Disaster Relief Fund it was resolved that subject to the consent of the Ministry of Health, that the sum of ?10-10-0 be contributed to the fund.

October 1, 1935
That the Lamplighter present each week a written report as to lamps damaged, their location, and the date of such damage.

That a letter be sent to the West Riding County Council to include in the five years scheme the proposed making of Rawdon road as a By - Pass road between Bridgehouse Lane Top and West Lane.

It was resolved that the attention of the County Council be drawn to the drain at Flappit road, junction of Hebden Bridge road and Brow road, and ask that steps be taken to obviate the overflow of water.

That the Clerk be instructed to write to Messers Rhodes Robertshaw Ltd Fat Refiners, Cross Roads, drawing their attention to the very numerous complaints received during the last few months from residents in the neighbourhood, pedestrians, motorists and other users of Halifax road of the very obnoxious stench that has arisen from their works.

That a notice be fixed in a suitable place to denote the urinal at the Royal Oak Inn, Haworth as a public urinal.

That a committee be appointed to consider the advisability of using the stone from the dismantled garage at the top of Vale mill Lane for a wall at the bowling green in Haworth Park.

That subject to the approval of the Ministry of Health the sum of ?5-5-0 be contributed to the North Gawber Colliery Disaster Relief Fund, and that the amount be charged to the gas fund.

November 5, 1935
Notice be fixed in urinal in Butt Lane, declaring that persons damaging the same will be prosecuted.

That Advertising Holdings Ltd be allowed to supply anti-litter receptacles free of cost to the Council, subject to the advertisement and places of fixing being approved by the surveyor.

It was resolved that the Clerk communicate with the County Council, asking if they have definitely included Rawdon road as a by - pass in the five-year programme to be submitted to the Ministry of Transport, and, if so, if it is necessary for the Council to also include this road in their program.

The sanitary inspector reported that the house, 51 Prince Street, Brow, Haworth is in such a state as to be a nuisance or injurious to health by reason of the defective condition of the drain in connection with the said house.

It was resolved that the amended plan of proposed lay-out of 14 houses, Coldshaw, for Mr G Breadmore, be approved.

The Clerk reported with respect to Ebor Lane that in as much as this Lane has become a public highway, the Council as the electricity authority, have full power to enter and break up street for electricity purposes.

That the Council accept the terms of the Hotpoint Electric Appliance Co Ltd contained in their letter dated 30 October 1935 with respect to the hire purchase terms for electric appliances viz:- Cookers, Washing Machines and Junior Vacuum Cleaners, and that accommodation for these three appliances be found in the Gasworks show room.

It was resolved that the lettering of the names on the Cenotaph be repaired, and that Messers Wm Roper & sons Oakworth be asked to undertake the work.

November 21, 1935
The Clerk laid before the Council request by the Imperial War Graves Commission for attention to be given to grave No 249, section A. It was resolved that instructions be given that the grave receive the necessary attention.

It was resolved that the letters in the names of the members of the Council on inscription stone at the entrance to the Haworth Park be renewed with lead letters, and that Messers Roper & Sons, Oakworth, be asked to give notice for doing the work.

It was resolved that the Police be asked to give supervision over the War Memorial, particularly with regard to the names thereon.

December 3, 1935
That the station master at Haworth be asked to light the two lamps on the station bridge during the dark weather.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the West Riding County Council with respect to suggested by-pass road, Toller Lane Haworth and Blue Bell County road, intimating that owing to the necessity for carrying out works of relatively greater urgency, the proposal of the Urban District Council for construction of a by-pass road between Bridgehouse Lane Top and West Lane, Haworth, must be deferred.

That the Gasworks Manager be instructed to approach Mr Davy, Bridgehouse Mills, Haworth with a view to obtaining permission to make testings on land at Bridgehouse Mills, to test if this land would be suitable for the erection of a new gasometer by the Council.

That the following applications for supply of electricity be granted, subject to the payment for over length of cable, viz:- G V W Greenwood, the Lodge, Law House, Ernest Holt, 1 Thomas St, Sarah Ellen Hillary 3 Thomas St, Albert Henry McLaren, 10 Queen Street.

That particulars of the scheme for children's playground in Haworth Park be forwarded to the Playing Fields Association and the Carnegie Trust, with a request for grant in aid of the provision of equipment and that the equipment be ordered for delivery, when required, with the option of the Council to vary class of equipment before delivery.

That the tender of Messers Wm Roper & Son, amounting to ?10-10-8 for lettering with lead letters the names of members of the Council on inscription stone at the entrance to Haworth Park, be accepted.

That the Keighley & District Group Joint Town Planning Committee be informed that with respect to the continuation of Prince Street to Lees Syke Lane, the Council may wish a slight deviation from the existing line to the proposed road shown on the town plan.

That the Clerk reply to letter from the County Council with respect to proposed By - Law regarding wireless loud speakers in private dwelling houses, that the Council have received no complaints as to the unreasonable use of such loud speakers in private dwellings.

1936

January 7, 1936
That the Clerk write to Mr Arthur Davy, Bridgehouse Mills, Haworth, drawing attention to the fact that the emission of black smoke for 14 consecutive minutes (as was recently observed by the Council's sanitary officer to take place at Bridgehouse Mills) is now a contravention of the smoke abatement act.

That the equipment for the children's playground in Haworth Park consisting of:-
1 Slide ?56-10-0
1 Ocean Wave ?35-0-0
1 Rocking Horse ?21-0-0
Plane swings ?52-0-0
Whirling Platform ?35-0-0
Fixing ?23-9-6
?222-19-6
less 5% on goods ?9-19-6
?213-0-0
Be purchased from Messers B Hurst & Son Ltd with the option of the Council to take delivery in six months after order is placed.

February 4, 1936
On the motion of the Chairman of the Council, seconded by Mr James Riley, it was unanimously resolved that the Council, as representing the inhabitants of the Urban District of Haworth, desire to express to his Majesty King Edward the VIII their heart felt sympathy and condolences in the heavy affliction which has fallen upon his Majesty, Queen Mary and members of the Royal family by the death of King George V. Further, that the Council tender to his Majesty congratulations on his ascending the throne, and earnestly pray that his Majesty may be long spared to reign.

It was resolved that the plan of proposed four bungalows, Hebden road, Haworth submitted by Mr H Bunnell be approved.

March 3, 1936
That the following plans be approved viz:-
Proposed motorcycle garage, Mytholmes Lane Haworth for Mr RH Bartle, 5 Victoria Avenue Mytholmes Haworth.

That in future the price paid per tail for rats killed on the Council's tip at Brow Moor, Haworth, by Mr Bob Francis, be increased to threepence.

That advertisements be inserted on the back of the Brontë Bus Company's tickets viz:- 20,000 tickets @ 6d per 1000 and that a block be purchased at a cost of 7/6.

That an advertisement be inserted on the programme of the Haworth Operatic Society at a cost of 25/-.

March 24, 1936
the Clerk laid before the Council letter from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, asking the Council to reconsider their decision not to bring sheep within the scope of the Slaughter of Animals Act, 1933. It was resolved that the letter be referred to the next meeting of the Health Committee.

That the following applications for supply of electricity be granted on the usual terms, viz:-
David Fortune, 221 Oakworth road, Keighley, to four houses, Hebden Bridge road Haworth.
James Brierley, 20 Ivy Bank Lane.
Tom Willis, 32 Dean Street, Brow.
Hay Brown, Moor Edge.
Fred Derrick, 2 Ovendale, Main Street.

April 7, 1936
It was resolved that the Clerk forward a letter of thanks to the Haworth Band for contribution of ?11-11-0 towards children's playground equipment, Haworth Park.

It was resolved that Messers Midgley Pickles & Luty look into the question of fire dangers in connection with the proposal to let a portion of Rochester House as a private dancing academy.

April 21, 1936
It was resolved that legal proceedings be issued against persons offending the bylaws with respect to admission of dogs into the Council's parks, also with respect to damage which is being done.

It was resolved that the Clerk forward a letter to the Superintendent of Police drawing attention to the wanton damage to property etc by various persons in the district and asking if the Police Officers could give a quick look-out.

May 5, 1936
That a subcommittee, consisting of Messers Duerden, Pickles & Holmes seek an interview with Messers Broster, with a view to acquiring a site in West Lane for the provision of public conveniences, the first site to be considered being as near Mr F Shuttleworth's shop and bungalow, and the second the site opposite the Baptist Chapel Burial Ground.

That the tip in the playing fields be covered with soil, and finished off as early as possible.

That the Parks Subcommittee arrange for a sheep dog trial to be held, with proceeds to be in aid of the playing field equipment fund.

That letters be sent to the owners of two goats which are grazing on the Council's tennis enclosure, instructing them to remove the goats.

That tenders be obtained for the erection of the Pavilion near the Bowling Green in Haworth Park.

June 4 1936
The West Riding County Council be requested to communicate with the London Midland & Scottish Railway Co, urging them to take steps to lower the wall, and replace same by iron railings, at the south east end of Station road, near the Cenotaph, in order to improve the visibility to road users; and also to urge them to take steps to widen Station road from points opposite the Royal Oak Inn to Bridgehouse Lane, seeing that this is the parking place for buses, and that congestion of traffic is increased by railway vehicles coming out of the station yard.

That a letter be sent by the Clerk to Mr Arthur Daly, Haworth, requesting that in accordance with the agreement of tenancy, he takes steps to erect a wire netting barrier around land occupied by him at the corner of West Lane and Dimples road in order to prevent poultry from straying and scratching litter on to the highway otherwise the Council will have no option but to terminate the tenancy.

On the motion of Mr J Midgley, seconded by Mr GE Luty, it was unanimously resolved that this Council in the interests of the public, most strongly protests against the "Draft District Coal Orders" now on the tables of the Houses of Parliament, which if approved will vest in the hands of the coal owners an unrestricted monopoly in the most completely basic raw material in the country, leaving the consumers without any effective protection whatsoever.

On the recommendation of the Park & Recreation Ground Committee, that permission be granted to hang a photograph of ex-servicemen in the Cross Roads Memorial Hall, provided that the walls are not defaced.

It was resolved that the erection of a bowling green Pavilion in Haworth Park be proceeded with immediately, the contractor to inform of the acceptance of his contract, and the work carried out under the supervision of the Parks Subcommittee.

That the Council support the resolution forwarded by the Borough of Nelson, passed at a public meeting in the Borough as follows:-
"That in the interests of peace this meeting deplores the worldwide armament race. It realises that another World War conducted on modern scientific lines, by the use of poison gas and aerial bombs, would be an attack on the defenceless population and imperil civilisation itself. It believes that the peoples of the world are far in advance of their governments on the peace question. It therefore calls upon the peoples of all countries throughout their various organisations and by personal effort to urge their governments to abandon the competition in armaments and seek the solution of all international disputes by peaceful means".

7th July 1936
That the West Riding County Council be given permission to place de-restricting signs on the lamps on Hebden road, from the top of Brow road to the Council's boundary at Hawkcliffe.

That the Police be asked to supervise the traffic in Cold Street, Haworth and to prevent parking in this one-way street.

It was resolved that the plan of six Almshouses submitted by the trustees of Wm & Sarah Midgley Almshouses be approved.

That a notice be posted in both the Council's parks near to the children's playground equipment, stating that such equipment is not to be used on Sundays.

The Clerk reported receipt of letter from the National Playing Fields Association, stating that the Executive Committee of the Association have decided to recommend a grant towards the Haworth Park Children's Equipment Fund, but at the present time the Playing Fields Association is unable to consider any fresh application but immediately they are in a position to do so, the application will be forwarded.

August 4, 1936
That the Clerk write to Mr W Evan Jones of Ivy Bank Mills, Haworth in reply to his letter of 29 May 1936 pointing out that the "structural defect" to which he refers therein is no part of the dwelling house at 73 Sun Street (Woodlands cottages) and therefore the matter is not considered serious, but the Council would however draw his attention to the fact of the house referred to is seriously overcrowded and that after 1 January 1937, this will be an offence under the housing act 1935.

That tenders be obtained for a enlarging the greenhouse in Haworth Park and for building the continuation of the Park wall down Bridgehouse Lane, Haworth.

That in regard to letter from the Colne Borough Band and Silsden Prize Band re sums charged for playing in Haworth Park, the Clerk reply that the Council regret they are unable to alter the terms originally agreed upon of ?2 per band.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the West Riding County Council with reference to proposed six Almshouses to be erected for the trustees of Wm & Sarah Midgley at Cross Roads stating the County committee have decided that consent be given, subject to:-
1/ The owners to conform, under the County Council's usual conditions, to the site line shown by a green line on the enclosed plan.

2/ No works to be executed without the County Council's consent upon or immediately behind, the strip of land (approximate average width 27 feet) required for future road widening, which will render the widening more costly.

3/ The proposed footpath access to be graded to the required level at the improvement line.

September 1, 1936
That the Ministry of Health be written to, with a request that they shall receive a small deputation from the Council, in London, to receive the Ministry's suggestion on the widening and reforming of Cold Street, which is a private Street, but public rights of way.

That the application for the bandstand and tent to be lit, during the coming Band contest be granted.

It was resolved that the electrical engineer be empowered to lay on service of electricity to houses in North Street, provided that he obtains applications from seven persons in that Street.

That application be made to the Ministry of Health for permission to make a contribution of ?10 towards the fund opened by the Mayor of Barnsley in connection with the Wharncliffe Woodmoor Colliery Disaster, and that the amount be debited against Gasworks revenue account.

That the services of the Haworth Band be reserved in connection with the forthcoming Coronation celebrations.

September 22, 1936
Arising out of a conversation with the Keighley Borough electricity engineer and the Chairman of this Council and the vice-Chairman of the electricity committee, who stated that the transfer of the Haworth electricity order had been considered by certain members of the Keighley Corporation electricity committee, who felt that the time was opportune to discuss the taking over of this Council's electricity order by the Corporation, the conversation having been without prejudice to either side, and further, this Council, after considering the report of the committee on electricity distribution of May 1936, and its bearing upon the Council's electricity area, resolved that a committee of the Council be appointed to meet the Keighley electricity committee with a view to ascertaining on what terms they would be prepared to take over the Council's electricity order. 12 voted for, and 2 against, and the Chairman declared the resolution carried.

October 6, 1936
That handbills be provided and distributed throughout the district requesting householders to burn as much house refuse as possible.

That the Council take steps to provide an additional tip for the scavenging refuse collected in the Council's District.

November 12, 1936
it was resolved that a similar arrangements be made for the celebrations in connection with the Coronation of his Majesty King Edward VIII as on Jubilee day in 1935.

November 20, 1936
The Corporation to take over the management of the Council's electricity undertaking from 1st January 1937 or such later date as may be agreed.

December 1, 1936
That the Clerk communicate with Mr Arthur Davy, drawing his attention to complaints which have been made of stench from the Goit through pollution of water which makes it unfit for people to use the public footpath along side of Goit.

The proposed 28 houses, Vale Mill Lane, for the Worth Valley Estate Co be referred to the plans committee with power to act, they to take into consideration as to whether the plan conforms to the Council's bylaws, Town Planning Committee requirements and drainage.

1937

January 5, 1937
That arising out of complaints from residents as to the dangerous nature of the road crossing at Cross Roads, and the appreciation by the Council of the need of alleviating the danger, a letter be sent by the Clerk to the West Riding County Council to ascertain if they will take steps to control the crossing both as regards the vehicular traffic and pedestrians.

It was resolved that the plan of 26 houses, Laburnum Road, for the Worth Valley Estates Co Ltd be approved.

February 2, 1937
it was resolved that the committee appointed to interview the County Subcommittee with respect to the provision of pedestrian crossings at Cross Roads, press for automatic traffic signals to be fixed at this point.

That the following applications for supply of electricity be granted on the usual terms viz:-
John F Brown, to 8 Park Street, Haworth
W Gould to 20 Prospect Street, Haworth
Herbert Preston to 1 Hill St, Coldshaw, Haworth

That the Clerk reply to letter from the Oakworth Urban District Council with respect to provision of laundry for de-contamination of clothes, in connection with air raid precautions, stating that the Council have taken no steps in this direction whatever.

February 18, 1937
The Clerk read a letter dated the 15th instant from the Electrical Distribution of Yorkshire Ltd asking the Council to receive the managing director of the company with a view to negotiations being entered into for the transfer of the Council's Electric Lighting Order, 1915, to the company. It was resolved that the Clerk be instructed to reply to the letter, stating that the Council have entered into an agreement with the Keighley Corporation to take over the Council's electricity undertaking.

March 2, 1937
That letter be sent to Mr W E Jones, Ivy Bank Lane, Haworth, and other owners of property adjoining Ivy Bank Lane, drawing attention to the dangerous and unsatisfactory condition of the lower portion of Ivy Bank Lane with the junction of Bridgehouse Lane, and that they be requested to execute the repairs necessary to make it into a satisfactory condition for the safety of road users.

That the Surveyor be instructed to write to Mr Snaith of the Brontë Bus Co, asking him to make a contribution to the cost of laying setts at the entrance to garage on Sun Street, Haworth.

That the Highways Subcommittee meet and View the paving in Ovendale Terrace, Haworth, and that they have the power to sanction the carrying out by the Council of such work if they consider advisable.

That permission be granted to make a bonfire from rubbish and other accumulations of no value in connection with the Coronation celebrations, and that the Clerk obtain permission from Keighley Corporation to have the bonfire on Brow Moor.

That the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Parks Committee be empowered to purchase necessary lamps for illumination of the bandstand, also floodlighting of the War Memorial in connection with Coronation festivities.

That the Clerk be instructed to purchase the following goods in connection with the forthcoming Coronation celebrations viz:-
1000 Beakers from Messers Wagstaff & Brunt
6 floodlights from Messers Drake & Graham Wholesale Ltd
300 yards bunting from Messers J H Birtwistle & Co Ltd

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the Haworth Industrial Co-operative Society Ltd with respect to proposed site for the Momento sign. That a subcommittee be prepared to meet them on Saturday this week for the purpose of further considering the position of sign.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from Mr J H Moore, Far Intake farm, Enfield Side, drawing attention to the bad condition of road at Enfield Side.

March 22, 1937
that the offer of the Rawdon Estate to sell a plot of land at West Lane, Haworth, of approximately 736 yards super for the erection of public conveniences, at 2/-per yard, be accepted.

That as a result of the outbreak of Diphtheria in the Council's District, the sanitary inspector be instructed to disinfect the nursery room at Haworth junior school.

That the tender of Mr G H Hall for the scavenging of night soil in the Council's District for the 12 months ending 31 March, 1938, be accepted at the price of ?108.

That a subcommittee be appointed, with power to act, to purchase equipment for bowls in Haworth Park, that not more than 30 sets of bowls be purchased.

That gas pipes be laid on to the Haworth Bowling Green Pavilion, with a view to heating it.

That the Parks Superintendent be empowered to purchase a sufficient number of nameplates for trees to be planted in connection with the Coronation celebrations.

That the Parks Superintendent be empowered to do what repairs he could to the paths surrounding the bandstand in Haworth Park.

That Mr Luty be asked to perform the opening ceremony in connection with the bowling green and Pavilion in Haworth Park.

That the question of fixing safety guard rails to the Plane Swing in Haworth Park be deferred.

April 6, 1937
it was resolved that the Council's employees be allowed one day's holiday with pay in connection with the Coronation festivities.

It was resolved that the Chairman and Clerk be empowered to agree such adjustments as may be necessary in connection with the transfer of the Council's electricity undertaking to the Keighley Corporation.

It was resolved that instructions be given to the Council Surveyor to continue the wall on the north side from Dimples to the existing wall of the Rawdon estate at this point, and that the gateway in Dimples road be walled up, at an estimated cost of ?50.

On the motion of Mr Luty, seconded by Mr Midgley, it was resolved that steps be taken to obtain plans and estimates for the replacing of the Park house with a modern building.

It was resolved that the Clerk communicate with the Headmasters of the Haworth and Lees Council schools, asking them to take steps to select one boy and one girl for each of the two schools to plant trees in connection with the forthcoming Coronation festivities, and to supply their names early in order that the plates may be ordered.

April 20, 1937
it was resolved that tipping be discontinued in the playing fields until further notice, and that Mr Fay be empowered to engage the necessary labour to level and cover the tip.

It was resolved that the offer of the Haworth Co-operative Society Ltd for use of land, at the junction of Sun Street and Bridgehouse Lane, for erection of wayside sign, be accepted, and that an acknowledgement of 1/-per year be paid to the Co-operative Society for such use, and that in the event of the sign being removed the Council to be responsible for reinstating the land.

May 4, 1937
On the recommendation of the Health Committee, it was unanimously resolved:- that suitable handbills be obtained and distributed, and posters displayed, throughout the Council's District, drawing attention to the danger of placing vegetable and other organic matter in ash Bins, as regards causing disease.

That the Clerk write to the captain of the Fire Brigade, inviting the brigade to attend the procession on Coronation day, with tea in Haworth church school afterwards.

That a suitable spade be purchased for each child planting trees in connection with the Coronation celebrations, and that the Chairman of the Council perform the introduction of the children and the handing over of the spades to them.

That notices advertising for a strong youth not over 16 years, as an apprentice in the Council's Haworth Park, at a wage of 15/-per week, be posted on suitable notice boards.

That as a result of damage committed at Cross Roads Park, the Clerk write to the Keighley Superintendent of Police, asking for permission for Police notices, warning offenders, to be posted in suitable positions.

On the motion of the Chairman seconded by Mr Rushworth, it was resolved that any offenders reported doing damage in the Cross Roads Park be prosecuted.

That the agreement for the purchase of land, West Lane, Haworth between Rawdon trustees and the Council, be approved and sealed with the Council's seal.

It was resolved that the Clerk communicate with the Rev J C Hirst, the captain of the Salvation Army, and Mr Fred Brayshaw, asking if they will kindly welcome the people invited to tea on behalf of the Council in connection with the Coronation festivities.

The Chairman reported receipt of letter from Mr M H Merrall, enclosing a cheque for ?10-10-0 as a donation from him in connection with the Coronation festivities. It was resolved that the Clerk acknowledge receipt of the letter, and express to Mr Merrall the thanks of the Council for his donation.

June 1, 1937
That the application of Dr McCracken for a supply of water to fountain in the garden of Ashmount, Haworth be granted on the usual terms of water by meter.

That the plan and estimates of rebuilding Park House be referred to the Parks Special Subcommittee for detailed discussion.

That the Chairman and Vice Chairman, along with the Parks Superintendent interview Clifford Bradbury, Mill Hey, Haworth, with a view to him commencing work as apprentice in the Council's Park.

That the action of the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Parks Committee in appointing Clifford Bradbury, assistant in the parks department as from 27th of May, 1937 at a wage of 15/-per week be confirmed.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the West Riding County Council with respect to air raid precautions.

Mr Midgley moved and Mr Ackroyd seconded that a small plate be affixed to the wayside sign, stating the names of the donors, and that they be communicated with, asking if they are agreeable for this to be done. On the Chairman putting this motion to the meeting he declared the same to be lost.

June 22, 1937
The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the Ministry of Health enclosing copy of a letter which had been addressed to the West Riding County Council with regard to the proposals made under section 46 of the Local Government act, 1929, in which it was stated that the proposals of the County Council be modified by the inclusion in the Borough of Keighley, of the Urban District of Haworth, Oakworth and Oxenhope, and the remainder of Morton East and West Parish.

It was resolved on the motion of Mr Rushworth, seconded by Mr Pickles, that this Council communicate with the Urban District Councils of Oakworth and Oxenhope, and ask the respective Council's if they would join in the Haworth Council in approaching the West Riding County Council with a view to the decision of the Ministry of Health with regard to the proposed Worth Valley amalgamation with Keighley being revoked.

July 20, 1937
The Clerk laid before the Council further communications received with regard to the decision of the Ministry of Health with reference to the review of County Districts, as follows:-
Letter from the West Riding County Council dated 17 July stating that in so far as may be practicable it is suggested that the Ministry of Health’s intention was to give effect by order of operating on 1 April next to all approved changes.

August 3, 1937
That the Council arrange for display of Air Force hanging card "See Life from a new Angle", and that the Gasworks Manager and Surveyor arrange for the cards to be distributed.

September 7, 1937
That the bowlers in Haworth Park be allowed the use of the Bowling Green on 11 September for a match.

That steps be taken to obtain a suitable tablet and place a list of names of the existing Councillors in Haworth Park and also one in Cross Roads Park.

That the draft agreement between the Council and the Keighley Corporation with respect to the reservation of lands belonging to the Corporation, viz, part of the Sladen Valley reservoir and gathering ground is, and Brow Moor, as private open spaces in the Town Planning Scheme, be approved.

That the application of the Haworth Bowling Club for permission to use Bowling Green in Haworth Park for playing matches, be granted, and that the charge for matches be 3/-per match.

That the Council agree to the appointment of Mr Wm Oates, 9 Arctic Street, Lees, as Honorary Librarian at the County Circulating Library at Lees & Cross Roads Institute Centre.

That request be made to the Postmaster at Keighley to consider the advisability of the erection of a telephone kiosk and a letter box near the junction of Brow road with Hebden road.

October 5, 1937
it was resolved that a cheque for ?66 be drawn in favour of Wm Dewhirst & Sons for balance of purchase money for land, West Lane, purchased from the trustees of Rawdon estate.

The Clerk reported sanctions to loan having been received from the Ministry of Health in connection with the following, viz:-
?500 for erection of public conveniences, West Lane.
?700 reconstruction, Brow road.

It was resolved that the Clerk communicate with the Superintendent of Police, drawing attention to the damage and extinguishing of public lamps, and stating that the Council will take action against any person reported.

November 2, 1937
That two tablets be procured for the commemoration of the Coronation, with the names of the members of the Council, one fixed on the terrace of the west side of the Bowling Green, in the Haworth Park, and one on the Pavilion at Cross Roads Park, from the Sanda Metal Co Ltd at a price of ?30-5-0, and that the Parks Subcommittee be appointed to deal with the matter.

It was resolved that the invitation of the British Legion for members and officials of the Council to attend Remembrance Service on Sunday the 7th instant, be accepted, and that the Gasworks Manager be instructed to sound the buzzer at 11 am on 11 November.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the County Council, intimating that they intend to make bylaws with respect to wireless loudspeakers, gramophones etc.

December 7, 1937
On the recommendation of the Parks & Recreation Ground Committee and on the motion of Mr G E Luty, seconded by Mr F Holmes, it was unanimously resolved:- That in response to a request made to the Parks Superintendent for assistance in tidying the Brontë Museum Garden he be authorised to furnish necessary labour only, all cost of any materials required to be borne by the Brontë society.

That the broken window in the lavatory at Cross Roads Park be replaced, and that a wire guard be fitted over it.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from the County Council with respect to the proposed wards, intimating that the County Council will recommend the Minister of Health that the Ward arrangements suggested by the Keighley Corporation and agreed to by the other Local Authorities concerned except Haworth, be adopted, but that the matter will be left to the Minister to determine.

It was resolved that the Highways Subcommittee be appointed to look into the question of provision of pedestrian crossings in Mill Hey, Victoria road and Ebor Lane and report to the Council.

1938

January 4, 1938
That the Council Surveyor be requested to lay a drain under the path at the bottom of the tip in the Council's playing fields in a position arranged by the sanitary inspector.

That the Highways Department be instructed to remove all road material tipped in the Council's recreation ground.

That the letter from the Chief Constable with respect to a raid precautions dated 8 December 1937, be referred to the Keighley Corporation.

Arising out of a report of the Gasworks Manager in connection with damage to gas meter and money alleged to have been taken from such meter by two youths, ______ and _______ it was resolved that the Clerk communicate with the Superintendent of Police stating that the Council understand that proceedings are likely to be taken against the above in connection with the offence alleged to have been committed by them. Certain damage was done to the Council's property as well as money amounting to 7/- alleged to have been taken from gas meter belonging to the Council on premises Bridgehouse Lane, and asking if he will, at the time of the hearing, ask the bench, assuming the charges to be approved, to ask the parents to make good the damage and restore to the Council the money, as it was to be understood that this money is in the nature of public funds.

February 1, 1938
That the Surveyor be instructed to communicate with Superintendent of Police, pointing out selected sites at Station Square, Victoria road and Ebor Lane Top, as being desirable for fixing pedestrian crossings.

It was resolved that handbills be printed and circulated in the Council's District embodying the Medical Officer of health’s suggestions with regard to outbreak of Diphtheria.

It was resolved that Messers Summerson, Bailey, Helliwell, Barwick, Luty, Holmes, Bateson, Riley, Ogden, Saywell & Pickles be appointed a committee to see to the fixing of bronze commemoration tablets in such positions in the Haworth and Cross Roads parks as they may decide.

February 25, 1938
The Clerk reported that in view of the incorporation of the Council's District in that of the Keighley Corporation, the Corporation made request that the Council shall give notice to John Fay, sanitary inspector, and Oswald Barker Surveyor terminating their respective appointments at the end of March 1938. The request of the Corporation was considered, when it was resolved that notice be given to Mr Fay terminating his appointment at the end of March, but in the case of Mr Barker no resolution was passed.

March 1, 1938
That the Clerk write to the trustees of the Joseph Midgley Almshouses, requesting them to pull down the wall in Woodbine Street in accordance with the agreement with the Council.

That the lights be placed in the conveniences in West Lane, Haworth.

That the Clerk write to E B Nelson Esq Education Officer, Bingley, informing him that the outbreak of Diphtheria in the district has been under discussion by this health committee, and seeing that it is arranged for the Haworth Junior and infants school to be reopened on Monday 21st of February, it is hoped the Educational Authorities will take all necessary steps to provide protection and avoid further contagion. That arising out of the discussion this committee would offer the following observations and suggestions:-
1/ That the use of toothbrushes be temporarily discontinued, as there is likelihood of these being used promiscuously.
2/ The use of the same drinking cans by different children should be discouraged as much as possible, and arrangements should be made to have the cans sterilised after use.
3/ For use by several children of the same towel be discontinued, and if necessary a greater number of towels be provided; also it would appear of importance to avoid the contact of towels used by different children.

That the request of residents in Stone Street for erection of lamp in Stone Street be granted, subject to bracket being allowed to be fixed to the building.

March 8, 1938
The Clerk reported receipt of letter from the Ministry of Health with respect to the widening of Cold Street, stating that he approved of the application of the Haworth Urban District Council of the sum of ?780 being a portion of the proceeds of sale of electricity undertaking, towards the cost of the reconstruction and widening of Cold Street, Haworth.

The Clerk reported receipt of letter dated the 8th nstant from Messers Wright & Atkinson in connection with land, Mill Hill owned by Mrs Sidney Pedley and Mr Clifford Sunderland, stating they are prepared, on behalf of their clients, to settle the matter amicably for the sum of ?10, together with ?2-2-0 costs in satisfaction of the trespass committed and also on the condition the Council accept the settlement Mrs Pedley and Mr Sunderland are prepared to give the strip of land in question to the Council, on the Council giving an undertaking to relieve them from all possible liability in respect of the construction and repair of the road now under construction. It was resolved that the Council accept the terms mentioned in the letter.

The Clerk laid before the Council letter from Mr J H Pardoe, dated the 2nd instant with respect to street improvement, Changegate, asking as to whether the Council are likely to proceed with their proposal to widen the street in the near future. It was resolved that the Clerk reply, stating that the Council had in view certain improvements and widening of portions of Mytholmes Lane leading into North Street, but on account of the area being amalgamated with the Borough of Keighley the proposal will now have to be suspended, and the discussion will be in the hands of the Keighley Corporation.

The Clerk reported receipt of letter from the Ministry of Health, intimating that the Minister's consent is not required in connection with the sale of chairs, as souvenirs to members of the Council.

March 29, 1938
A special meeting of the above Council was held this day in the Council chamber, Haworth.

Present:- Messers T Duerden (in the chair) G Rushworth, H Ackroyd, R H Bailey, W Barwick, G Bateson, W V Gott, L Helliwell, F Holmes, G E Luty, J Midgley, P Ogden, A Pickles, J Riley, F A Saywell & T A Summerson.

That the Surveyor be instructed to have wire netting placed round the bottom cemetery gate to prevent rabbits from getting through into the cemetery.

That arising out of a recommendation by the health committee to this committee "To consider placing an additional grate for top water on the west side of Brow road at the top, the present grates being insufficient for the purpose," the Clerk write to the West Riding divisional Surveyor drawing attention to the flow of water from Brow Moor road and Hebden road down Brow road and pointing out that an extra top water great would appear to be required.

That notices to the public of proposed scheme to establish three pedestrian crossings in the Haworth Urban District be given and that the Clerk send letters to the West Riding Chief of Police and Ministry of Transport notifying them that this is being done and that if reference was made to the Council's previous communication of 5th March 1938, it will be observed that all other matters necessary have been carried out, and that a request be made that the matter be taken up further with the Keighley Corporation after 31st of March 1938.

That the Clerk be instructed to send a letter to the donors of the wayside sign at the top of Bridgehouse Lane, asking them to view the same to see if they are satisfied with its appearance and the lettering thereon after so short a period since erection.

That an expression of appreciation of the Surveyor's services to the Council be put on record, also of the services of the Parks Superintendent.

That a vote of thanks be extended to the Chairman and Vice Chairman, Mr Arthur Pickles and Mr Fred Holmes for their services, also including the Chairman of the Parks Committee, Mr G E Luty, for their collaboration with this committee.

It was resolved that the Council record their appreciation of the services of Mr Greenwood Waddington as Chairman of the Health Committee and of Mr RH Bailey as Vice-Chairman of this Committee.

It was resolved that the Council place on record their appreciation of the services of Mr John Fay Sanitary Inspector during the past six years.

That an expression of appreciation of the services of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Officer of the Gas Committee be put on record.

That an expression of appreciation be extended to the Fire Brigade Chief for his services to the Council.

That the legacy left by the late Mr Wm Greenwood for the provision of erecting a stone or wooden structure in Haworth Park to be used as a shelter and meeting place for the male veterans and old age pensioners, be accepted by the Council.

That the Council maintain the structure of the wayside sign, along with a strip of land semicircular in character, approximately 4ft wide surrounding the supporting wall at the back, and the Council undertake to keep it tidy and give the necessary attention so long as the site is used for its present purpose, and when the site is no longer used for its present purpose, the wall to be restored, and that an acknowledgement of 1/-per year be paid to the Haworth Co-operative Society Ltd.

That the thanks of the Council be given to Mrs F S Whitaker for the voluntary services rendered by her as librarian at the Haworth Mill Hey centre.

The Clerk reported receipt of letter dated the 8th instant from the National Playing Fields Association approving grant of ?50 in respect of the children's playground, Haworth Park.

Mr Pickles moved and Mr Riley seconded that the Council place on record their appreciation of the services rendered to the district by Mr Thomas Duerden Chairman of the Council, also of the services of the Vice-Chairman, Mr George Rushworth.

It was resolved that the Council place on record their appreciation of the long service as rendered by Mr Wm Robertshaw as Clerk to the Council for 49 years, also the services of the Deputy Clerk, Mr Oliver Smith.

March 31, 1938
The adjourned special meeting of the above Council was held this day in the Council chamber, Haworth.

Present:- Messers T Duerden (in the chair) R M Bailey, W Barwick, Luke Helliwell, Fred Holmes, G E Luty, J Midgley, G Bateson, F A Saywell, J Riley, & T A Summerson.

That the plan of proposed 10 houses, Worth Street, Haworth, for Mr Hartley Pickles be approved, subject to the approval also of the Keighley & Town Planning Committee.

That the sum of ?10 each be granted to the Surveyor, Gasworks Manager, Inspector of Buildings, Parks Superintendent, and the two Collectors, for extra services rendered by them in connection with the amalgamation of the Council's District with the Borough of Keighley.

April 7, 1938
Borough of Keighley monthly Council meeting.

The Mayor extended a cordial welcome to the Councillors elected to the new Wards created by the County of York, West Riding Review Order, 1938.

The Town Clerk reported that at the Election of Councillors for the new Wards of the Borough, held on the 18th ultimo, in pursuance of the County of York, West Riding Review order, 1938, the following gentlemen were duly elected for the Wards and for the periods set opposite their respective names, and that all the newly elected Councillors had made and subscribed the declaration required by law, namely:-

Haworth Ward until 1st November

Thomas Duerden 1941
11, Hill Street, Haworth,
Wholesale Grocer.

George Henry Norton, 1940
8, Apsley Street, Haworth,
Railway Clerk.

William Smith
1, Ashfield Terrace, Haworth 1939
Worsted Coating Manufacturer.


 



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