1883 10 25 Redcar Local Board of Health Meeting
Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 27/10/1883.
AMALGAMATION OF REDCAR AND KIRKLEATHAM LOCAL BOARDS
On Wednesday (25/10) evening the first meeting of the sub-committee for the amalgamation of Redcar and Coatham Local Boards was held in a side room of the Central Hall, Redcar. Jas. Hogg, Esq. was the chairman.
In his opening remarks he stated that he was glad to inform those present that J. M. Meek, Esq., Solicitor, was very much interested in the movement and had kindly volunteered to assist the committee, and at request of the chairman had written to the Local Government Board asking what steps were necessary to be taken. They replied that it was necessary that a resolution be passed by one or both Local Boards containing a statement of the grounds on which it was considered the amalgamation should be effected.
The resolution was to be submitted next Wednesday (01/08) evening to the general committee for their approval.
Mr Hudson thought it was advisable to have a public meeting of the rate payers of both districts and that the reasons for the necessity of amalgamation should be explained. Mr Meek stated that it would be necessary to obtain the consent of the rate payers to get the district divided into wards.
The following resolutions were ultimately agreed to.
1st. That the Chairman, Mr. Meek, Mr. Lee, and the Secretary draft a resolution stating the reasons for amalgamation, to be presented to the General Committee and that one of the Local Boards be requested to forward the resolution to the Local Government Board.
2nd The representation be 15 members.
3rd That it be a recommendation the districts be divided into wards.
4th That Mr. Meek ask the Local Government Board what steps are necessary to secure the division of the districts into wards.
Several other questions relative to the amalgamation were discussed, but as they were simply matters of detail, were allowed to stand over.
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