Conisbrough Ban On Caravans – Ald. Ben Roberts Reiterates Policy

January 1955

South Yorkshire Times Jan 29
Conisbrough Ban On Caravans
Ald. Ben Roberts Reiterates Policy

At Monday’s meeting of Conisbrough Urban Council Coun T. H. Shepard drew attention to a public health committee minute regarding caravans being parked on land at the rear of the shops at Denaby market.

The minute stated that despite the notice to the owner requiring removal the statutory period of 42 consecutive days expires on Dec 24th.

It was decided that in the event of the owner failing to secure removal of the movable dwellings forthwith legal proceedings should be instituted against him for having contravened the provision of section 269 of the public health act of 1936. Reference back of a recommendation that permission to erect or station a caravan on land at Sheffield Road Conisbrough be refused, was moved by Coun R Scurfield, but Ald. B Roberts J.P. reiterated the councils policy with regards to caravans “we had objected to caravans for years and years,” said Ald. Roberts and added that they had been a cause of nuisance, there would be crickets, rats and mice and all kind of nuisances he said.

He hoped the council would remain determined in their policy with regards to caravans. Counc. Scurfield amendment was defeated by eight votes to four.