Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 18 July 1890
A Local Board ?
Why do not the people of Conisborough decide to conduct their own affairs through the medium of a Local Board?
The Vicar at the recent parish meeting made a reference to the evil smells from the brook, which instead of being a delight to the eye is a nuisance to the nose.
The “attention of the rural sanitary authority” had been previously directed to the condition of their brook if I am not mistaken, but after a few months it becomes as bad as ever.
It is rather astonishing to most people that with its rapidly growing population Conisborough does not look to herself rather than to Doncaster for power to remedy nuisances. While the Doncaster authority dues its level best to promote the best interests of every village in the neighbourhood, it cannot, by reason of the great amount of work it is called upon to perform, give to Conisborough the attention which it needs.