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Notes from Town Council Minutes

These are not full transcripts of the Minutes. They are my own notes.

1940-41       (November 1940 - November 1941)       Source: Newport-on-Tay Council Minutes, B79-1-40

Council: Ward 1: Frank Howard Fairweather, elected 1936, Provost; Arthur S Cram, elected 1938; Thomas Ferguson, co-opted 1940. Ward 2: John Thomson Young, elected 1937; Kenneth C Hayens, elected 1937, senior bailie; George Peattie, elected 1938. Ward 3: William Ramsay, elected 1936, junior bailie; John Wilkie, elected 1938.
Arrangements for a mortuary had fallen through.
Death of Rev. John A Clark, until recently at St Fillans Church.
Co-option of William Buchan Hutton, Rosebank, Newburgh Road, Wormit, for ward 3.
Home Guard: Mr J B Salmond is O.C., 'A' Co., No. 2 Fife Bn., Home Guard.
Mr J Robertson, tenant, 13 Mars Gardens.
Mr Latto - mortuary superintendent.
ARP shelters to be altered to provide an entrance at each end.
Queen Street scheme: house used by evacuees is now vacant - let to Mr Tasker or Mr Fearn.
Domestic shelters: advice / materials from Council - only applications were from Mr McClure, Maryfield Cottage; Christopher Anderson, 18 Woodhaven Avenue; Mrs A N Duncan, 16 Woodhaven Avenue; Mr Blackmore, 18 Mars Gardens.
Gas manager: Mr Dickson has been appointed gas manager at Airdrie. Make a new appointment.
January 1941. Another metal water dam received - put at south-west corner of Tay Terrace allotments.
Price of gas: 5/6d. (5/9d. for slot meters).
?Grazing of the town park? No.
Miss Tait to be given notice and the post advertised.
Mr Thomson, Kilmarnock, appointed gas manager.
Miss Campbell appointed matron.
Station Road scheme: vacancy - James Farmer, Gauldry or Charles Dorward, Royal Buildings. Mr Farmer allocated house.
June 1941. Death of Dr Tannahill who had for some years practised with Dr T P Stewart.
There is a nursery school in Newport entirely under the management of Edinburgh Education Authority.
14 Woodhaven Avenue is now vacant: allocated to James R McIntosh, Mackay House, West Newport.
A national fire scheme: Guardbridge to cease to be used, Tayport instead. Mr Kelly's connection with the auxiliary fire service is at an end as new appointments are to be made.
Difficulties of getting domestic staff for Rolleston.
No elections, but resignations of Young and Peattie.
Fire cover is to come from Tayport, Cupar or St Andrews.
Military camp to be set up on ground adjoining Causewayhead Road, with sewer connections.
Fire Guards: A C Newell (Head); D Smith (No 1 district); L Seager (No 2 district); Ernest Behrens (No 3 district); A B Cranna & J L Peter (No 4 district); T Robertson (No 5 district, landward); Meldrum Smith (No 6 district, landward); D Blair (No 7 district, landward). To be on duty on the 'Alert' only.
WVS, Guides & Scouts to set up at least 1 emergency cooker in one garden in every street.
Edinburgh Education Authority - helpers for Rolleston.
Co-options: J Douglas Lawson, Balmore (to fill J T Young's place); John Dunn, Rowanbank, Wormit (to fill George Peattie's place); Mrs William Forrest French was unsuccessful.
Gas statistics.

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