Tuesday, 20 November 2018

100 years ago

A GENERAL purposes committee meeting of Henley Town Council heard that all road repairs had now been carried

A GENERAL purposes committee meeting of Henley Town Council heard that all road repairs had now been carried out. On the Reading Road section, 63 tons of granite and 68 yards of flint were used. The total expenditure was £90 18s against an estimate of £90. On Thames Side,  41 tons of granite and 18½ yards of flint were used and on Badgemore Hill and Greys Hill, 19 tons of granite. The expenditure on the other roads account was £7 in excess of the estimate.

The committee has also fully considered the question of a further reduction of street lighting and recommends that no public street lamp be lit. As a test, it has instructed the surveyor to paint the three lampposts at the Waterside white and, if satisfactory, may suggest that other lampposts are similarly treated.

The War Agricultural Committee met at the Institute, Hambleden, on Tuesday last with Mr Scult presiding. It was felt that something might be done to minimise the depredations of wood pigeons and it was decided to request owners of covers to instruct gamekeepers to destroy as many of these pests as possible. It was further hoped that with permission of landowners, weekly pigeon shoots might be arranged.





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