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The Rushden Echo and Argus, 15th July 1949, transcribed by Gill Hollis
Rushden Urban District Council

Loss of Meat is Deplored

Though not himself a meat-eater, Councillor H. Waring, of Rushden is concerned over the loss of meat rations. He placed some figures on the subject before Rushden Council on Wednesday.

Approximately 1½ tons of meat, said Mr. Waring, were condemned by the local meat inspection officer last month. This was slightly over 3¾ per cent of the total examined, and if the same thing happened all over the country it meant that the rations of 1,900,000 people were lost.

When the rations of 1,900,000 were being lost, it seemed that there was something lacking. There should be serious research to see how the loss of so much meat could be avoided.

Following an inspection of “Unity” houses at Chingford, it was agreed that Unity Structures, Ltd., should be asked to quote for the erection of 20 houses and eight maisonettes by non-local labour on the Queen Street site.

At last month’s Council meeting members urged that the Housing Committee should circulate lists of tenancy allocations. The committee now reported, however, that it would be undesirable to circulate such information, though information on individual cases could be obtained by any member of the Council on application to the Housing Manager.

The report went through without comment.


Hall Avenue in Limelight Again

Strong words about the condition of the roadway in Hall Avenue – an un-adopted street – were used at Wednesday’s meeting of Rushden Urban Council.

The avenue came into the limelight again when the Surveyor (Mr. A. Millar) had reported to the Highways Committee that he had received no recent information as to any progress in connection with arrangements for the completion of the avenue to a standard sufficient to enable it to be adopted by the Council.

The committee’s report concluded: “The committee are concerned as to the present condition of the road and the probable further deterioration during the next winter, and hope that frontage owners, in their own interests, are taking all possible action to ensure that the road is placed in proper repair.”


Rushden’s One-Way Traffic
“Remedy is Worse than Disease”

One-way traffic in Rushden High Street will be a remedy worse than the disease, in the opinion of critics who spoke against the plan at Rushden Urban Council meeting on Wednesday.

The debate arose from a notification that the Minister of Transport intends to make a one-way traffic order for the section between Church Street and Station Road.

“This was mooted some years ago,” said Councillor Mrs. Muxlow. “I opposed it then, and I still oppose it.”

The main cause of the traffic jams, said Mrs. Muxlow, was that local people parked their cars all over the road. When the one-way traffic proposal was passed by the Council it was with singular disregard of the needs of the ordinary people. It meant that confusion would be worse confounded in Rectory Road, Station Approach and other places to which traffic would be diverted.

Shoppers from Higham Ferrers could be seen every day waiting for return buses in the centre section of High Street, but if the Order came into force, they would go through to Wellingborough and do their shopping there.

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