Council Lend a Hand – 47 More Savings Secretaries

December 1947

South Yorkshire Times, December 13, 1947

Council Lend a Hand
47 More Conisbrough Savings Secretaries

Forty-seven new street group secretaries have been enrolled in Conisbrough and Denaby in the first three days of the visit of the National Savings Cinema van to the urban district this week. This was revealed at Wednesday’s meeting of Conisbrough Urban Council by the chairman, Coun. G Cheshire, J.P.

“This is only half way through the week,” he explained. “It speaks well for the progress likely to be achieved during the week.” Various members of the Council had accompanied the van.

Coun. Cheshire also revealed that the Council were anxious that householders and allotment holders would make every effort to improve cultivation of their gardens in view of the country’s need.

Shop Hours

Coun. Oldfield also reported in connection with the closing of shops prior to Christmas that an order had been made suspending the operation of Section 1 of the Shops (Hours of Closing) Act. 1928, for the period December 17th-24th, excluding Sunday, December 21st. Shop Assistants’ Half-Holiday Regulations relating to the hours of young persons and the closing of shops on the weekly half-holiday were not affected.

Coun. H. Gomersall: Does that mean they can keep open to any hour ?

Coun. Oldfield: Yes.

The Chairman explained that it was usual at Christmas.

Coun. Gomersall (Finance Committee chairman reported the formal appointment of a Rodent Officer for the Urban District (Mr. R. E. Ingleby, Sanitary Inspector)

On the grounds that a principle was involved, Coun. D. Hollins moved the reference back for further consideration of a Highways Committee proposal that an applicant in Conanby No 1 Housing Estate for permission to erect a garage be charged a ground rent of 50s., per annum.

Coun. J. T. E. Collins seconded, but only two voted for the motion and the minute was confirmed.