1878 03 01 Redcar Local Board of Health Meeting
Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 25/02/1878.
REDCAR LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING.
The monthly meeting of this Board was held on Monday last (25/02). Present: Mr. J. H. Webster (in the chair), Messrs: Blatherwick, Coulson, Harrison, Patterson, and Wren; R. Nicholson (deputy clerk), D. D. Bookless (surveyor), and Mr J. Marwood (rate collector). Minutes having been read and confirmed, the Rate Collector submitted a list of persons in arrears with rates, and in the majority of cases, notices were ordered to be served, demanding payment within seven days. -Notices were ordered to be served, demanding payment within seven days. – The subject of the scavenging of the town was again under discussion, and difficulties having arisen with regard to the carrying out of the scheme propounded at the last meeting, it was resolved that the minute relating thereto be rescinded. A minute of the Highways, sanitary, and Lighting Committee recommending that the Surveyor be empowered to obtain a supply of broken blue flint and to set any unemployed men to work to break the same was approved. -The Surveyor submitted estimates falling down public street crossings, as follows: High Street, West side of Bath Street, £4.6s.7d.; Do… South end of Cowl’s opening, £3.8s.6d.; Lord Street, near the Independent Chapel, £3.3s.6d. Do… near the Vicarage, £3.3s 6d. The Chairman said with regard to the one at the West side of Bath Street, he was willing to join his neighbours India fraying the cost of laying down; there was also a great divergence of opinion as to the best place for the one near the Vicarage, and they had both better be left over for further consideration. He would move, however, that the one at the end of Cowl’s opening, and that near the Independent Chapel, be at once proceeded with, the latter especially been greatly needed. – Mr Harrison, seconded, and the motion was carried. – A letter from Mr. A. Buchannan, Clerk to the Guisborough Rural Sanitary authority, was next read, stating that the present arrangement with regard to the medical officer would shortly terminate, and inviting the Board to unite in the next appointment of a district medical officer. It was unanimously resolved that the Clerk replied to the effect that the Board preferred to continue its present arrangement. The Medical Officer (Dr. J. H. Bennett) reported that though the summitry state of the town was good, yet there had been a few isolated cases of measles and chickenpox, but there was nothing of an epidemic character about them. – This concluded the business of the meeting.
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