|2nd October 1959
Rushden Council in Brief
Eight “standard” grants for improvements of houses were approved by Rushden Urban Council on Wednesday. There were also three discretionary grants.
Proposals for improvements to 63 council houses in the Irchester Road district have been approved by the Minister of Housing. The housing committee has been impressed by old people’s dwellings at Hardingstone and Finedon, and further inquiries are being made. The possibility that the council might use a Hayway site for house building has been abandoned following news that the land has been sold to a private purchaser.
The parks committee reported that proceedings had been authorised against two youths accused of breaking windows at Rushden Hall.
Lime Street is to be adopted as a public highway.
It was agreed to install electric lamps as follows: Hayway 5, Midland Road 6, Robinson Road 5, Pratt Road 4, and Grove Road 8.
The new car park at the north end of Duck Street is expected to be ready in five or six weeks.
Provision will be made in next year’s estimates for the reinstatement of a public seat in Wellingborough Road, near St. Mary’s Avenue.
Complaints about grit from a factory and chimney in Crabb Street are being investigated.
People living at Short Stocks have complained to the council about bonfires on the neighbouring allotments, where it is said, waste materials from factories have been burned.
A North Street firm has submitted plans for alterations following complaints about noise and cellulose fumes.
Burning grass which got out of control is blamed for smells from the sewage farm, but the health committee points out that it is about to spend £11,000 on improvements at the works.
Demolition orders were made in respect of Nos. 15 and 17 Bedford Road.
Brookes and Johnson, Ltd., Northampton secured a contract at £21,507 for the installation of relief sewers from Duck Street to the sewage works.
The council agreed to bear the cost of repairs to the clock of St. Mary’s Church, amounting to £74.