Conisborough Notes – June 27th

June 1930

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 27 June 1930

Conisborough Notes

This Home Coal Carting Committee find time not only to manage very successfully their own affairs but to give aid when necessary. A number of miners who have now finished work were not entitled to participate in the pensions scheme on account of having been granted exemption from contribution. The pension is 10s. a month, given by the Yorkshire Miners’ Association to members who have been continuously unemployed since the 1926 stoppage. The local branch took up the question, and received intimation that if contributions from these former miners sere paid up as from 1926 at the rate of 13s. a year they would qualify. The amount involved was about £30 and this week the committee decided to find this, so that the men would be able to receive pensions.

The Yorkshire Swimming Association has given permission for a gala to be held at the Baths on Thursday, on the occasion of the official opening, when Sir James Hinchcliffe, Chairman of the County Council, is expected to be present. An attractive programme has been arranged.

A meeting will shortly be held to form a swimming club, to be known as the Conisboro’ Amateur Swimming Club, and to be affiliated with the Yorkshire Amateur Swimming Association.

For the next batch of 40 houses which the Council propose to erect, application is to be made for permission to borrow £16,240 for erection by direct labour, .£1,200 for street works, and £200 for sewerage works.

The Council has granted a concession until March 31st to the caretaker of the North Cliff Hill Recreation Ground to sell sweets and confectionery. This will be appreciated by the users of the park. There is a feeling that public conveniences for men and women should be erected, and I understand that the Council has given consideration to the matter, but there are difficulties regarding drainage.

This week-end is our “Feast,” and the school children will have holiday on Monday and Tuesday. Many of them will avail themselves of the opportunity afforded by the Sunday Schools to get in a day at Cleethorpes.

The Hospital Sunday Demonstration will be held on Sunday and this will include the usual service on the Welfare Ground in Old Road. Children desirous of competing at the Denaby Hospital Sports are advised that Tuesday (morning) is the last day for entries.