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Background

(With permission of Lynsted with Kingsdown Parish Council)

First Minute Book 1894 - 1932 - (transcribed by Maggie Goodwin).
Second Minute Book 1933 - 1968 - (transcribed by Pip Baron).

Index

Summary

1. LGA 1894 - Rural Parish Councils

2. Early Years - formation to the death of Queen Victoria

3. George V to the threat of War

4. Through WW1 to 1932 (end Minute Book 1)

5. 1933 to the end of WW2

6. 1945 - 1949: Recovery measures begin

7. 1950 - 1959: end of rationing and recovery moves forward

8. 1960 - 1968: Cold War & public building programme

George V to threat of War 1914

Minute Book 1: pp55 - 152

February 21st 1901 [p55]

Council Meeting held at the Board School, Lynsted on Thursday, Febry. 21st 1901 at 7.30 P.M. Present: Messrs: E. Seagars (Chairman), W. White, J.J. Dence, G. Wraight and E. McMullen (Clerk). The Minutes were read and passed on the proposition of Mr W. White and seconded by Mr McMullen. On the proposition of Mr W. White, seconded by Mr G. Wraight, the Annual Meeting and Election of Councillors be held on Monday March 4th. An account for the Collection of Sanitary Rate was presented for the Council’s approval was signed by the Chairman on the proposition of Mr McMullen and seconded by Mr W. White. - E. Seagars Chairman (signed)

April 11th 1901 [p56]

Council Meeting held at the Board School, Lynsted on Thursday April 11th 1901 at 7.30 P.M. Present: Messrs: E. Seagars (Chairman), J.J.Dence, W. White, E. Rye, G. Wraight and E. McMullen (Clerk). The Minutes were read and passed on the proposition of Mr W. White and seconded by Mr E. Rye. A letter was read from Lord Stanhope re the Queen’s Memorial, was ordered to be passed on to the new Council. The account of Messrs R.M. Mercer, the Clerk and Mr McMullen were ordered to be paid on the proposition of Mr G. Wraight and seconded by Mr E. Rye. Mr Dobbie’s accounts for the Collection of the Sanitary and the Lighting Rate were sanctioned and signed by the Chairman. A vote of thanks was proposed to the Chairman, was proposed by Mr W. White and seconded by Mr. E. Rye for his services as Chairman for two years. Carried unanimously. T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

April 16th 1901 [p57]

Council Meeting held at the Board School, Lynsted on Tuesday evening April 16th 1901 at 7.30 o’clock. The Declarations were signed by the whole of the Council. Mr T.L. Ackerman proposed and Mr G.A.H. Smith seconded “That the Revd. T.J. Sewell be Chairman for the ensuing year”. Carried unanimously. Mr W. White proposed and Mr G. Wraight seconded “That Mr H.W. Curry be Vice Chairman for the ensuing year.” Carried unanimously. The appointment of Clerk was deferred until the next meeting, Mr McMullen consenting to carry the Clerkship on until the next meeting. Messrs Busbridge, G.A.H. Smith, H.W. Curry and W. White with the Chairman and Clerk were appointed the Allotment Committee. Messrs: H.W. Curry, T.L. Ackerman and G. Wraight, with the Chairman and Clerk were appointed Footpath Committee. The Minutes of the last meeting were read, and passed on the proposition of Mr W. White. A Letter was read from Earl Stanhope in reference to the Memorial to the late Queen. As a result the following members of the Council were appointed to Collect Subscriptions for the above object - The Revd. T.J. Sewell, Messrs: H.W. Curry, C.R. Busbridge, G.A.H. Smith, T.L. Ackerman, W. White and J.J. Dence. Mr W. White proposed and Revd. T.J. Sewell seconded a vote of thanks to Mr E. McMullen for his services as Clerk during the past 2 years. Carried unanimously. Members present: Revd. T.J. Sewell, H.W. Curry, G.A.H. Smith, T.L. Ackerman, G. Wraight, J.J. Dence, C.R. Busbridge, W. White and E. McMullen (Clerk). May 22nd 1901T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

22nd May 1901 [p58-59]

Council Meeting held at the Board Schools, Lynsted on Wednesday evening May 22nd 1901 @ 7.30 P.M. The Minutes were read and passed and signed by the Chairman. Messrs: G.A.H. Smith and Thos. Back were appointed Overseers for the ensuing year on the proposition of Mr T.L. Ackerman and seconded by Mr E. McMullen. The following letter was read from Mr G.H. Brett, District Auditor and was ordered to be entered on the Minutes on the proposition of the Chairman and seconded by Mr T.L. Ackerman:

“Canterbury - 20th May 1901
Dear Sir, I believe that it would be within the powers of the Parish Council to appoint a Second Assistant Overseer with the duty of acting as Clerk to the Parish Council. The person appointed to the office at a salary could not be a member of the Council.
Yours faithfully, (signed) Geo. H. Brett District Auditor The Revd. T.J. Sewell”

The appointment of Clerk was further adjourned until June 12th. The Tassell’s account as Returning Officer for the Parish Council Election amounting to £0.11s.0d was ordered to be paid. The following members of the Council were present: Revd. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs H.W. Curry (Vice Chairman), G.A.H. Smith, T.L. Ackerman, W. White, G. Wraight, C.R. Busbridge and E. McMullen. Wednesday evening, June 12th 1901 was fixed for the next meeting of the Council. T.J. Sewell (signed)

June 12th 1901 [p59-60]

Council Meeting held at the Board Schools, Lynsted on Wednesday, June 12th at 7.30 P.M. Present: Revd. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: T.L. Ackerman, W. White, W. Wraight, C.R. Busbridge. The Minutes of the last meeting were read and passed and signed by the Chairman.
The Chairman said that he had received the resignation of Mr McMullen as a Parish Councillor. Mr C.R. Busbridge proposed and Mr W. White seconded “That Mr E. McMullen be appointed a Second Assistant Overseer, solely for the discharge of the duties of Clerk to the Parish Council and that he be paid £1 (one pound) for the remainder of the Council year and afterward at the rate of £1.0.0d per annum. Carried unanimously. Mr W. White proposed and Mr C.R. Busbridge seconded that Mr C. LeFeaver be elected a Member of the Council in place of Mr E.M. McMullen, resigned. Carried unanimously. The next meeting of the Council was fixed for Thursday, July 4th. A meeting of the Allotments Committee was held after the Council Meeting. T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

July 4th 1901 [p60-61]

Council Meeting held at the Board Schools, Lynsted on Thursday, July 4th 1901. Present: the Revd. T.J. Sewell, T.L. Ackerman, J.J. Dence, W. White, C.R. Busbridge, C. LeFeaver and E. McMullen (Clerk). The Minutes of the last meeting were read and signed by the Chairman. Mr Charles LeFeaver signed the Declaration on taking Office. A cheque value one pound (£1.0s.0d) was drawn in favour of Mr R.M. Mercer for Allotment rent due July 6th 1901. Mr T.L. Ackerman proposed and Mr W. White seconded “That a Rubber Stamp inscribed ‘Lynsted Parish Council’ be procured, to be used for the purpose of Heading Note Paper, and 250 Agenda Forms were ordered to be procured. Letters were read in reference to the Sanitary Rates and to the absence of Railway Time Tables at Greenstreet were ordered to be acknowledged. The date of the next meeting was left to the Chairman to decide. Oct. 16th 1901T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

16th October 1901 [p61-62]

Council Meeting held at the Board Schools, Lynsted on Wednesday evening Oct. 16th 1901 at 7.30. Present: the Revd. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: T.L. Ackerman, J.J. Dence, Geo. Wraight and E. McMullen (Clerk). The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and passed on the proposition of Mr T.L. Ackerman and seconded by Mr J.J. Dence. A cheque value £1.0s.0d was drawn in favour of Mr R.M. Mercer for rent of Allotment. The Chairman reported the receipt of £3.4s.0d collected by Members of the Council for the National Memorial to Queen Victoria and the receipt for the amount from Lord Stanhope was laid on the table. The matter of rates was deferred until the next meeting. A communication was received from Mr R. Dunn requesting the Council consent for Mr Dobbie’s account to be paid for the Collection of rates. The Clerk was instructed to ask for particulars of terms of Collection and who authorizes it. The next meeting was fixed for Thursday Oct. 24th. Oct. 31st 1901 T.J. Sewell - Chairman (signed)

October 31st 1901 [p62]

Council Meeting held at the Board Schools Lynsted on Thursday evening Oct. 31st 1901. Present: Revd. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), C. LeFeaver, W. White, J.J. Dence, G. Wraight, C.R. Busbridge and E. McMullen (Clerk). The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and passed on the proposition of Mr W. White and seconded by Mr C.R. Busbridge. A letter was read from Mr R.S. Dunn on the subject of Mr Dobbie’s account for Collection of rates. The Clerk was instructed to ask Mr Dunn what the terms of the Collection of rates were. Questions were formulated to be put to Mr Dixon in reference to the Rates. The next meeting was left to the Chairman to decide the date. Nov. 21st 1901 T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

November 21st 1901 [p63]

Council Meeting held at the Broad Schools Lynsted on Thursday evening November 21st 1901 at 7.30. Present: The Revd. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: H.W. Curry (Vice Chairman), W. White, G.A.H. Smith, C. Le Feaver, J.J. Dence, T.L. Ackerman, C.R. Busbridge, Geo. Wraight and E. McMullen (Clerk). The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and passed and signed by the Chairman. A letter was read from Mr R.S. Dunn in reference to Mr Dobbie’s account for the Collection of Rates. Mr Dobbie’s account (£2.16s.9d) was signed by the Chairman. On the proposition of Mr T.L. Ackerman and seconded by Mr G.A.H. Smith the Chairman was requested to see Mr R.M. Mercer in reference to the terms on which a fence may be erected around the Allotments. Mr W.R. Dixon attended this meeting, at the invitation of the Council, in reference to the Expenditure of the Rates. Mr Dixon gave an explanation of the manner of expenditure, also figures in connection with the rates as compared with this and other unions – also the cause of the increased Sanitary Rate. The Chairman proposed and Mr Ackerman seconded a vote of thanks to Mr Dixon for his courtesy in giving the Council an explanation. The date of the next meeting was not fixed. Jan. 16th 1902T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

14th January 1902 [p64-65]

Council Meeting held at the Board Schools, Lynsted on Thursday evening, January 16th 1902 at 7.30. Present: The Revd. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: G.A.H. Smith, T.L. Ackerman, C.R. Busbridge, W. White, C. Le Feaver, J.J. Dence, G. Wraight and E. McMullen (Clerk). The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and passed and signed by the Chairman. A cheque was drawn value £1.0s.0d for Mr Mercer for Allotment Rent. A cheque was drawn, value 14s/- in favour of Haddon Best & Co. A letter was read from the Postmaster at Sittingbourne in reference to the coming vacancy of the Postmastership at Lynsted. The following resolution was proposed by Mr T.L. Ackerman, seconded by Mr C. Le Feaver, and Carried:

“That the Parish Council of Lynsted regrets that it is proposed to close the Postal Telegraph Sub-Office at Lynsted, where it has been an office for 26 years and is of opinion that the payment of the Sub-Postmaster should be increased so as to afford fair remuneration for the work to be done in serving a large district and induce someone to be willing to undertake it, and orders that this resolution be conveyed to the Post-Master General and to the Postmaster at Sittingbourne.”

The price of Allotment No. 7 being vacant in April, it was decided that Mr C.R. Busbridge be accepted as the tenant. Proposed by Mr White, seconded Mr G.A.H. Smith, “That the Parish Council thinks it desirable in the interests of the Parish that the School be closed during the present epidemic of measles”. Carried by 4 to 3. The Clerk was instructed to convey the resolution to Dr. Gains. March 27th 1902T.J. Sewell Chairman of the Parish Council (signed)

27th March 1902 [p65]

Council Meeting held at the Board Schools on Thursday evening , March 27th at 7 o’clock. Present: Revd. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), T.L. Ackerman, W. White, C.R. Busbridge, G. Wraight, J.J. Dence, C. Le Feaver and E. McMullen (Clerk). The Minutes were read and passed and signed by the Chairman. Accounts as follows were ordered to be paid and cheques were drawn for the amounts viz. Voile and Roberson 5/-, E. McMullen (Clerk) £l.17s.0d, Mrs McMullen (preparing School for Meetings) 9/- on the proposition of Mr W. White, seconded by Mr C. Le Feaver. Proposed by Mr W. White and seconded by Mr Le Feaver “That the Parish Meeting be held on April 10th at 7.30”. May 12th 1902T.J. Sewell Chairman

12th May 1902 [p66-67]

Council Meeting held at the Board Schools, Lynsted on Monday evening May 12th 1902 at 7.30 P.M. Present, The Revd. T.J. Sewell, G. Wraight, G.A.H. Smith and E. McMullen (Clerk). The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and passed and signed by the Chairman. On the proposition of Mr T.L. Ackerman and seconded by Mr W. White, the Revd. T.J. Sewell was unanimously elected Chairman of the Council for the ensuing year. Mr T.L. Ackerman proposed and Mr G.A.H. Smith seconded “That the Lynsted Council do not combine with Teynham Council in the Coronation Celebrations”. Carried. Rev. T.J. Sewell proposed and Mr T.L. Ackerman seconded “That the Coronation be celebrated in this parish; and that the expense be defrayed by a penny rate”. The Revd. T.J. Sewell and Mr Ackerman, voted for the resolution. Mr G.A.H. Smith against and Messrs White and G. Wraight did not vote. Carried. The Revd. T.J. Sewell proposed and Mr G. Wraight seconded that a precept for £29 be drawn on the Overseers for the purpose of celebrating the Coronation. Carried. Mr Dobbie’s a/c for £2.16s.10d for Collection of rates was signed by the Chairman. Mr W. White proposed and Mr G. Wraight seconded “that the attention of the Rural District Council be called to the fact that considerable quantities of orange peel are allowed to be scattered on the pavement at Greenstreet to the danger of the public”. Carried. The next meeting was fixed for Wednesday May 22nd. May 22nd 1902 T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

May 22nd 1902 [p67-68]

Council Meeting held at the Board School on Thursday evening May 22nd 1902 at 7.30. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Ackermann, Dence, Busbridge, Le Feaver and White. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr White “That Mr McMullen be informed that we do not require his services as Clerk of the Parish Council any longer”. Carried unanimously. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr C. Le Feaver “That Mr Ackermann be asked to undertake ‘pro tem’ the office of ‘Clerk of the Council’. Carried unanimously. Mr Ackermann promised to carry out the duties of ‘Clerk’ for a time. A letter was read from Mr McMullen accounting for his absence. The precept to the Overseers was drawn and ordered to be sent on at once. Mr Busbridge kindly promised to collect the Allotment rents. Mr White proposed, Mr Le Feaver seconded “That a treat be given to all children over 5 and under 15 and to the old folks over 60 years of age, resident in the parish”. Carried unanimously. Mr White proposed, Mr Busbridge seconded “That Mr Smith be asked for permission to hold the treat in Lynsted Park”. Carried unanimously. A receipt book was ordered to be obtained for the Allotment rents. Mr Busbridge promised to see Mr Temple as to the “tent” for the treat on the 26th June. The parish was then parcelled out into sections to enable the members to obtain the necessary information as to numbers wishing to attend the “Celebration” on June 26th. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Le Feaver “That Mr Smith be asked to cater for the provisions and, in the event of his refusal, that Mr Dawes be asked”. Carried unanimously. A “Sports” Committee was formed. The next meeting was fixed for Wednesday next, May 28th at 8. 28th May.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

28th May 1902 [p69-70]

Council Meeting held at the Boardschool on Wednesday evening May 28th at 8 o’clock. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell Chairman, Messrs: Busbridge, Dence, Le Feaver, Wraight, White and Ackermann (Clerk). Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Le Feaver “That Mr Temple’s offer of a tent for the sum of £1.17s.6d be accepted”. Carried unanimously. Rev. T.J. Sewell proposed, Mr White seconded “That Col. Tyler and Mr Smith be thanked for allowing the Council to use the Park for the coming treat”. Carried unanimously. Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Dence “That Mr Mercer be paid the April quarters rent for Allotments. Carried unanimously. Resolved that enquiries be made as to the price of mugs, to be presented to the children. Proposed that Mess C. and F. Smith & Sherlock be invited to attend the next meeting. Proposed that Messrs Smith, Dawes and Gambell be asked to tender for the teas. The next meeting was fixed for Thursday June 3rd at 7.30. June 3rd 1902T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

June 3rd 1902 [p70-71]

Council Meeting held at the Board School on Tuesday evening June 3rd 1902 at 7.30. Present : Rev. T.J. Sewell Chairman, Messrs: Busbridge, Wraight, White and Ackermann (Clerk). The Chairman addressed the Council in a few well-chosen words on the “Proclamation of Peace”. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That the Parish Council attend the ‘Thanksgiving Service’ for the Conclusion of Peace’ at the Parish Church”. Carried unanimously. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Wraight “That Mr Dawes tender for teas be accepted”.(Tea and No. 2 domestics) carr: nem: con Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That mugs at 3/1d per dozen be ordered of Mr Read for the children”. Carried unanimously. Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Busbridge, “That tickets be printed to be given to the children and old people to admit them to tea”. Carried unanimously. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That where either husband or wife is over 60, both be admitted to tea”. Carried. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Wraight “That the Vicar be asked to have the Service on Coronation day at 1.30. carr: nem: con: Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Wraight “That the printing be given to Mr Parriss. Carried unanimously. Resolved that several ladies and gentlemen be asked to assist on the “Coronation day”. Also “That Mrs Sewell be asked to commence the meeting for the ladies” and a list of names of ladies was sent to Mrs Sewell. The next meeting was fixed for Monday June 9th at 7.30. 9th June 1902T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

June 9th 1902 [p71-72]

Parish Council meeting held at the Board School on Monday June 9th 1902 at 7.30. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Dence, Le Feaver, Wraight, White and Ackermann (Clerk). Proposed by Mr Busbridge, seconded by Mr Dence “That Mr Courts offer of swing be accepted”. carr: nem: con: Proposed by Mr Wraight, seconded by Mr Le Feaver “That the offer of Messrs Neaves be accepted to attend the Coronation Treat in the Park on June 26th to provide music”. Carried unanimously. Unanimously resolved “That all the tradesmen in the parish selling sweets, ices etc. be asked to tender for the sole supply of same in the Park, stating their prices for mineral waters”. The next meeting was fixed for Thursday June 12th. June 12th 1902T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

June 12th 1902 [p72]

Meeting held at the Board Schools at 7.30. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell Chairman, Messrs: Busbridge, Dence, White, Le Feaver, Wraight and Ackermann (Clerk). Proposed by Mr Le Feaver, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That Mr Hadlow’s tender be accepted”. carr: nem: con: The next meeting was fixed for Tuesday, June 17th. 17th JuneT.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

June 17th 1902 [p72]

A meeting was held at the Board School on June 17th at 7.30. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs Busbridge, Dence, White, Le Feaver and Ackermann (Clerk). These members of the Council formed themselves into a Committee with power to add to their number, to make arrangements for the Coronation Festivities. July 1stT.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

July 1st 1902 [p73]

A meeting of the Council was held in the Board School at 7.30 p.m. The members present were Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs Busbridge and Ackermann (Clerk). No business was done and the meeting was adjourned till Thursday July 10th at 7.30 p.m. July 10th 1902T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

July 10th 1902 [p73]

A meeting of the Council was held in the Board School. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Dence, Busbridge, Wraight, Le Feaver and Ackermann (Clerk). Proposed by Mr Dence, seconded by Mr Le Feaver “That Mr Mercer be paid the quarter’s rent of allotments”. Proposed by Mr Wraight, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That the money paid for tickets be refunded on application”. The next meeting was fixed for Tuesday July 22nd 1902. July 22nd 1902 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

July 22nd 1902 [p74]

Meeting held in the Board School on Tuesday July 22nd at 7.30. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Dence, Wraight and Ackermann (Clerk). Received a statement from Mr Dawes of the expenses incurred by him through the postponement of the Coronation Festivities (36/-d). Received from Mr Busbridge the sum of £1.1s.8d being the rents of the allotments for the quarter ending July 6th. Proposed by Mr Wraight, seconded by Mr Dence “That the Coronation Festivities be held on Saturday August 9th. Carried unanimously. Proposed by Mr Busbridge, seconded by Mr Wraight “That all arrangements made for the Coronation Festivities on June 26th be carried out as far as possible on August 9th”. The next meeting fixed for Thursday July 31st 1902. July 31st 1902 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

July 31st 1902 [p75]

Meeting held at the Board Schools. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Dence, Wraight, White, Le Feaver and Ackermann (Clerk). Proposed by Mr Busbridge, seconded by Mr Wraight “That Mrs McMullen be asked to wash the mugs”. carr: nem: con : The question as to Vans (with the exception of that of Mr Wilkins) was left with the Chairman. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That 25 posters be printed announcing the festivities for August 9th. Carried unanimously. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Le Feaver, “That a letter be written to Capt. Vallance, asking him to send the beer on Friday, August 8th. Carr: nem: con (2) Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Wraight “That a letter be written to Mr Curry asking him the reason of his absences from the meetings of the Council. Carr: nem: con (2) The next meeting was fixed for Thursday August 7th at 7.30. August 7th 1902 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

August 7th 1902 [p76]

Meeting held on Thursday August 7th 1902 at the Board Schools. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Dence, Wraight, White and Ackermann (Clerk). Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Wraight “That all persons eligible for sports on June 26th, be eligible for August 9th and all who have become eligible since June 26th be also for August 9th. Carried unanimously. Final arrangements were made for the carrying out of the festivities on Saturday August 9th. Next meeting August 14th at 8. August 14th 1902T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

August 14th 1902 [p76-77]

Meeting at the Board Schools. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Dence, Le Feaver, White and Ackermann (Clerk). Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Le Feaver “That the charge made by Mr Read for box and straw (1/3d) be struck off”. Carried unanimously. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That the Council is dissatisfied with the way in which Mr Dawes carried out the arrangements for tea, and that by not supplying knives and forks, which he had agreed to supply to all the old people, he had broken his contract”. Carried unanimously. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That a copy of the previous resolution be sent to Mr Dawes”. Carried unanimously. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Le Feaver “That the accounts of Messrs Temple (£1.17s.6d), Parriss (18/6d), Busbridge (12/-d), Neaves (1£) and Dence (£7.16s.3d) be paid in full”. Carried unanimously. The next meeting was fixed for Tuesday August 19th. T.J. Sewell - Chairman (signed)

August 19th 1902 [p77]

Meeting at the Board Schools on . Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: J.J. Dence and White. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell and seconded by Mr White that Mr Read’s account of £3.17s.ld be paid. Carried unanimously. Proposed by Mr J.J. Dence and seconded by Mr White that Mr Dawes account £17.14s.0d be paid. Carried unanimously. Proposed by Mr White and seconded by Mr Dence that Mr Reynolds account 2/10½d for hire of tumblers be paid. Carried unanimously. Proposed by Mr White and seconded by Mr Dence that Mr Mullen’s account for washing mugs and carrying them to the Park 5s.6d be paid. Carried unanimously. October 16th 1902 - T.J. Sewell (Chairman) signed

October 16th 1902 [p78-79]

Meeting at the Board Schools Thursday Oct. 16th 1902. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, White, Dence, Le Feaver, Wraight and Ackermann (Clerk). Letter read from the Home Secretary in answer to Councils resolution of sympathy on the occasion of the “King’s illness”. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Le Feaver “That Mr Mercer be paid rent of Allotments due on October 11th 1902”. Carried unanimously. Proposed by Mr Le Feaver, seconded by Mr White “That circulars be printed for summoning the members be printed for summoning the members to the Council Meetings. Carried unanimously. Proposed by Mr Dence, seconded by Mr White “That Mr McMullen be paid 1/6d for clearing the Park of paper etc. after the Coronation festivities. Carr: nem : con. A letter was read from Mr Dunn, Clerk to Teynham Parish Council re “Greenstreet Jubilee Pump”. Proposed by Mr Le Feaver, seconded by Mr White “That a letter be written to the Teynham Parish Council saying that the Lynsted Parish Council is willing to pay half the cost: £5.13s.0d incurred for repairs to the Jubilee Pump, but that they will not again share the expenses, unless they are consulted beforehand as to the repairs needed and the tradesmen to be employed”. Carried unanimously. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell “That a precept for 7£ be drawn on the overseers for current expenses”. Carried unanimously. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Wraight “That a cheque dated November 1st 1902 be drawn in favour of the Treasurer of the Teynham Parish Council for the sum of Two pounds 16/6d being the half of pump expenses promised that Council”. Carried unanimously. T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

January 12th 1903 [p79]

Meeting held at the Board School on Monday January 12th 1903 at 7.30 p.m. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Dence, Le Feaver, White, Smith and Ackermann (Clerk). Proposed by Mr Le Feaver, seconded by Mr White “That the Allotments rent for quarter ending January 6th 1903 be paid to Mr Mercer”. Carried unanimously. A letter was read from Board of Agriculture re leaflets for circulating among farmers and Allotment holders. Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Mr White “That Mr McMullen be asked to send in his account forthwith and for the future to send us his account, for preparing the room for these meetings quarterly. Carr:nem:con: Received from Mr Busbridge the sum of £1.13s.0½d for Allotment rents. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That Mr McMullen be given notice to give up one of the pieces of Allotment ground held by him, on the ground that there is an applicant for a piece who hasn’t any garden”. Carried unanimously. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Le Feaver: “That Messrs Baker and Seagers have the two Allotments rendered vacant by Messrs Trigg and Smith”. Carried unanimously. A communication was read from the “Mid Kent Water Company” and a letter was ordered to be written for further information as to the amount of guarantee required from the Parish. This letter was made as a proposition by Mr White and seconded by Mr Smith and carried unanimously. The next meeting was fixed for Tuesday January 20th 1903 at 7.30. January 20th 1903 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

January 20th 1903 [p80-81]

Meeting held at the Board School. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: White, Le Feaver, Smith and Ackermann (Clerk). Two letters were read from “Mid Kent Water Co.” also “telegrams” from same company re ‘Guarantee required’. Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Mr White “That the Water Company be asked to supply 50 copies of their regulations to be sent to the owners of household properties in the Parish along with a circular from the Council asking them (the owners) if they would lay on the water to their houses if the mains passed near there”. February 3rd 1903 T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

3rd February 1903 [p81-82]

Meeting at the Board School at 7.30. Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman) , Messrs: Le Feaver, Dence, White, Smith, Busbridge and Ackermann (Clerk). Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Smith: That Mr Ackermann procure 200 copies of ‘Notices of Parish Meeting’. Carried unanimously. Proposed by Mr Le Feaver, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That a Public Meeting be called for Thursday February 12th 1903 at 7.30 p.m.” Carried unanimously. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Smith “That 25 Allotment agreements be procured”. Carried unanimously. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Dence “That 25 bills for announcing Public meeting be printed”. Mr Busbridge paid 8/1½d for Allotment rents leaving now 2/2d to be collected. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Smith “That Mr Durtnall be accepted as Allotment holder”. The next meeting fixed for February 12th and to be announced by special circular re water supply business. February 12th 1903T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

February 12th 1903 [p82-83]

Special meeting re “water supply” Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Smith, Dence, Busbridge, White, Le Feaver and Ackermann (Clerk). Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr White “That the consent of the Lynsted Parish Council be given to the Mid Kent Water Provisional Order now pending before the Board of Trade by which it is proposed to authorize the Mid Kent Water Co. to supply water in the parishes Linton, Boughton Monchelsea, Langley, Otham, Ulcombe, Wormshill, Frinsted, Otterden, Wychling, Borden, Tunstall, Bredgar, Milsted, Kingsdown, Rodmersham, Bapchild, Teynham, Lynsted, Doddington, Newnham, Throwley, Ospringe, Eastling, Upper Hardres, Stelling, Tonge and Boughton-Malherbe, also in the county of Kent, but that they do not consent to any guarantee which would be payable out of the rates of the Parish of Lynsted and that this provisional consent be bought to the water supplied being from the Green Sands”. Carried unanimously. Proposed by T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Smith “That a copy of this resolution be sent to the District Council”. March 9th 1903T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

March 9th 1903 [p83-84]

A meeting was held on Monday March 9. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Dence, Smith, White and Ackermann (Clerk). A letter was read from District Council re Mid Kent Water Supply“as to further observations with regard to resolution already sent to District Council and the Mid Kent Water Co.” Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Dence “That a letter be written to the District Council thanking them for their communication and stating that the Lynsted Parish Council has no further observations to make”. Carried unanimously. Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Mr White “That Mr Parris account of 23/-d be paid and that 200 notices of meeting be ordered according to Mr Parris quotation of 5/-d”. Carried unanimously. Letter from the “Underground Water Reservation Association” and the “Kent County Council re Education Act” were laid on the table. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Dence “That the seat on the Council held by Mr Curry be declared vacant”. nem: con Mr Busbridge paid 2/2d allotments rent thus squaring the January account. Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Mr Ackermann “That Mr McMullen attend the meetings as reporter to the press”. “lost”. The next meeting was fixed for Thursday March 26th at 7.30.March 19th 1903T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

March 19th 1903 [p84-85]

Special meeting: Members present : Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Dence, Le Feaver, White and Ackermann (Clerk). A letter was read from the “Kent County Council re ‘appointment of Managers’ for the Lynsted school. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Le Feaver “That Messrs Dixon and French be appointed ‘Managers’ for Lynsted School”. Carried unanimously. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Dence “That a Parish meeting be held on Monday March 30th at 7.30 p.m.” Carried unanimously. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Le Feaver “That Mr White be appointed Vice-Chairman of the Council”. Carried unanimously. March 26th 1903 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

March 26th 1903 [p85]

Meeting at 7.30. Members present Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Dence, Busbridge, White, Le Feaver, Smith, Ackermann (Clerk). Mr G. George was elected to fill the vacancy on the Council. The Council ordered the payment of Mr Parris’s account 5/-d and Mr McMullen’s account 8/-d. March 30th 1903 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

March 30th 1903 [p85]

Meeting on Monday March 30th 1903. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, White and Ackermann (Clerk). The Council ordered payment of Miss Busbridge’s account 5/-d and also that a charge of 5/-d for stamps be allowed. May 14th 1903 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

May 14th 1903 [p85-86]

Meeting held at the Board Schools on Thursday May 14th 1903 at 7.30. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Le Feaver, White and Ackermann (Clerk). The minutes of last meeting were read and passed. The balance sheet or rather the Parish Council accounts for year ending March 31st 1903 were presented by the Clerk and Mr White proposed and Mr Le Feaver seconded “That the accounts be passed and signed”. Carried unanimously. A letter was read from Mr French as to his election by the County Council as a member of the Managing Committee of the school and stating that he could not remain the nominee of the Parish Council. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That Mr Mercer be paid the last quarter’s allotments rent £1”. Carried unanimously. Mr Busbridge paid £1.1s.8d to the clerk for the Allotment rents due April 6th. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Le Feaver “That Mr Busbridge be paid 4/-d for collecting allotment rents”. Carried unanimously. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That Mr McMullen be asked to put his allotment in order”. Carried unanimously. The Chairman stated that he had received a letter from Mr Dixon in which he said that the Board had elected themselves on the Education Committee thinking that the Parish Council would be better able than the School Board to elect the two additional members. June 18th 1903 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

June 18th 1903 [p87]

Meeting held at the Board School on June 18th 1903. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Smith, Wraight, White, Le Feavere and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, amended and signed. Letter read from “Kent Education Committee as to appointment of School Managers”. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Wraight “That Rev. T.J. Sewell and Mr G.A.H. Smith be appointed Managers of the schools under the Education Act 1902”. Carried unanimously.Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Smith “That two reams note paper and one thousand envelopes be ordered of Miss Busbridge for 16/-d”. Carried unanimously. August 18th 1903 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

August 18th 1903 [p87-88]

Meeting at the Board School. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs Busbridge and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read and signed. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Busbridge That Mr Mercer be paid the rent of the Allotments £1. Unanimous. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr T.L. Ackermann That Miss Busbridge be paid 16/-d for Stationery supplied. Unanimous. Mr Busbridge paid £1.1s.8d to the Clerk for rent of Allotments collected by him and due July 6th 1903. October 28th 1903 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

October 28th 1903 [p88-89]

Meeting held at the Board Schools. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Dence, White and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read and signed. A letter was read from Mr F. Pryer (Treasurer to Council) resigning his appointment. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Dence “That a very cordial vote of thanks be said to Mr Pryer for his kindness in having acted as Treasurer for our P.C. since its formation”. Carr: unan: Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Busbridge: That a letter be written to the Auditor to sanction the P.C. Account being allowed to remain as a Banking Account at the U.L. & Smith’s Bank as Mr Pryer the Treasurer has resigned. (Car: un:) Mr McMullen’s account for clearing 3/-d was ordered to be paid. This was proposed by Mr White and seconded by Mr Busbridge and carried unanimously. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Dence: That Mr Mercer be paid £1 for rent of Allotments due 11th October. Carr: un:Mr Busbridge paid £1.1s.8d the rent of allotments received from tenants. Proposed by Mr Busbridge, seconded by Mr White: That Mr McMullen be given one month’s notice to quit and deliver up the allotment he now holds. Such notice be given on November 6th 1903 so that the Council may have possession on December 6th and also that a month’s rent be returned to Mr McMullen (6½d). Carr: un: Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That Mr Beer be asked to keep his allotment in proper order “. (Un). Proposed by Mr Busbridge, seconded by Mr Ackermann That Mr Clark’s allotment be let to Mr A. Baker”. Carr: un: Jan. 19th 1904 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

January 19th 1904 [p89-90]

Meeting held at the Board Schools on Tuesday January 19th at 7.30. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Smith, Dence, White and Ackermann (Clerk). The minutes were read, confirmed and signed. A letter was read from the Auditor. Mr Busbridge sent 17/7½d fore Allotment rents. Messrs Beer and Durtnall in arrears, one allotment is without a tenant. Mr White proposed, Mr Dence seconded: That Mr Beer be given notice to give up his allotment on February 21st 1904, “a month’s notice”. Carr: 2 Rev. T.J. Sewell proposed, Mr White seconded “That the quarter’s rent 1£ due to Mr Mercer be paid, due date January 6th 1904”. Carr: un: Rev. T.J. Sewell proposed, Mr White seconded “That a cheque-book be obtained”. Carr: un: Ref. T.J. Sewell proposed, Mr White seconded “That Mr McMullen be paid 1/-d for preparing room for quarter ending December 31st 1903. Carr: un: The next meeting to be held on Tuesday February 23rd 1904 at 7.30. Feb. 23rd 1904T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

February 23rd 1904 [p90-91]

Meeting held in the Board Schools at 7.30. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Le Feaver, Wraight and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read and signed. Letter read from Local Government Board re “election of Parish Council”. Proposed by Mr Busbridge, seconded by Mr Le Feaver : That the Parish meeting be held on Monday March 7th at 8 o’clock p.m. Unan: Mr Busbridge paid 1s/4d allotment rent (6½d from Mr Beer and 9½d from Mr Durtnall). Proposed by Mr Busbridge, seconded by Mr Wraight “That allotment vacated by Mr Beer be let to Mr White”. Carr: March 31st 1904T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

March 31st 1904 [p91-92]

Meeting in the Council School at 7.30. Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Le Feaver, White, Smith, Ackermann (Clerk) were present. The minutes were read and signed. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr White “That the accounts of Shaw & Sons 2/6d, County Council 1/1d and McMullen 5/-d be paid”. Carr: un: Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Mr White: That 5/-d be allowed for postages. Carr: un: Mr Busbridge paid 1/1d for rent of allotment collected by him. Proposed by Mr Busbridge, seconded by Mr White: That allotment No. 9 be let to Mr Dives. Carr: un: Proposed by Mr Busbridge, seconded by Mr White: That Mr Dives has allotment No. 9 rent free for the final quarter”. Carr: nem: con Proposed by Mr Busbridge, seconded by Mr Smith: That allotment No.12 be let to Mr Clark. Carr: un: Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Mr White “That the accounts be passed”. Carr: un: April 19th 1904 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

April 19th 1904 [p92-94]

A meeting was held in the Council Schools at 7.30. On the proposition of Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Smith, the Rev. T.J. Sewell was elected Chairman. Carr: un: The “Declarations” were signed by the Rev. T.J. Sewell, Messrs: Ackermann, Smith, Dence, Seagars and Busbridge. The minutes were read and signed. Mr Busbridge paid £1.0s.0½d allotment rents for April quarter. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Dence : That Mr White be Vice Chairman. Un. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr G.A.H. Smith : That Mr Ackermann be reappointed Clerk . Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That Messrs Back and Smith be reappointed overseers. Carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Smith “That Messrs Busbridge, Dence, White and Seagars with the Chairman and Clerk be elected on the “Allotments Committee”. Carr: un: Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Rev. T.J. Sewell That Messrs: Wraight, Le Feaver, Smith, with the Chairman and Clerk form the “Footpath Committee”. Carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Seagars “That Mr Mercer be paid £1 for Allotment rent due to April 1904”. Carr: un: Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That a precept for 7£ be drawn for P.C. expenses to be paid unto the P.C. account at the ‘Union of London and Smith’s Bank’ on or before Apr. 26th 1904”. Carr: un: Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Rev. T.J. Sewell “That the Clerk obtain 50 forms of Allotment agreements”. Carr: un: Proposed by Mr Dence, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That the Clerk procure 6 copies of P.C. Financial Statements”. Carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Seagars “That Mr Tassel’s account of 11/-d be paid”. July 18th 1904 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

18th July 1904 [p94-95]

A meeting was held in the Council School at 7.30. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Dence, Seagers, Smith, Le Feaver, White and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes were read, confirmed and signed. Messrs Busbridge and Le Feaver signed Declaration. Mr Busbridge paid to Clerk the sum of £1.1s.8d allotment rents collected. Proposed by Chairman, seconded by Mr White “That the following accounts be paid: Parris 8/6d, Knight & Co. 2/3d, McMullen 2/-d, Busbridge 4/-d, Busbridge 4/-d, Mr Mercer 1£ (allotment rent)”. Carr: un: That bag for Council books be purchased of Mr Busbridge for 7/6d. Carr: un: A letter from Mr Thomas re paths and after a short discussion Mr White proposed, Mr Le Feaver seconded “That Mr Thomas be written to and be informed that the Council have no authority to close existing proposals”. Carr: un: 27th Oct. 1904W. White Vice Chairman (signed)

October 27th 1904 [p95]

Members present at meeting, held on Oct. 27th 1904 at the Board School at 7.30 p.m. Messrs: White (V. Chairman), Busbridge, Seagers, Dence and Ackermann (Clerk). The minutes were confirmed and signed. Mr Busbridge paid the Clerk £1.1s.8d rent of Allotments. Proposed by Mr Seager, seconded by Mr Dence : That Mr Mercer be paid 1£ the allotment rent due for this quarter. Un: Proposed by Mr Seager, seconded by Mr Dence: That Mr Ackermann procure a book of receipt forms for Allotment a/c at cost of 1/-d. Un: Nov. 22nd 1904T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

22nd November 1904 [p95-96]

Meeting held at the Board Schools at 7.30. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Seager, Dence, White, Le Feaver, Smith and Ackermann (Clerk). The minutes were confirmed and signed. A letter was read from the Sittingbourne Postmaster re change of name of Greenstreet post office. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Ackermann “That the Lynsted Parish Council having considered the letter received from Mr Daw, the Postmaster of Sittingbourne, about the suggested change of the name of the Post office at “Greenstreet” from Green Street Sittingbourne to “Teynham Sittingbourne” deprecates such a change on the ground, that the Post office is not in the village of Teynham, but in the village of Greenstreet, of which the greater position is in the Parish of Lynsted, and to change the name to “Teynham” would lead to much confusion and be an incorrect name, but they also suggest that the name should be corrected from Green Street to “Greenstreet”, which is the proper name of the village”. Carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That a copy of the above resolution be sent to the Sittingbourne Postmaster asking him to forward same to the Postmaster General”. Carr: un: Jan. 26th 1905 T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

26th January 1905 [p97]

Meeting at the Board School at 7.30. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Seagers, Le Feaver, White, Smith and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, confirmed and signed. Declaration signed by Mr Wraight. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Smith “That 1£ be paid Mr Mercer for the Allotment rents”. Carr: un: Mr Busbridge paid 19/6d to the Clerk which he as “Collector” had from the holders of the Allotments. Mr Challender (22) had not paid. Letters were then read from Mr Vallance and Mr Court as to the diverting of a path which is on the property of Mr G.A.H. Smith a member of the Council. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Seagers “That the Council meet at the disputed spot on Saturday February 4th 1905 at 3.30 p.m. to inspect”. Feb. 9th 1905 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

February 9th 1905 [p98-99]

Meeting at the Board School at 7.30. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Seagers, Dence, Le Feaver, White, Smith and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes were read, concluded and signed. Letter was read from Mr G.A.H. Smith applying for permission to divert footpath. Also a letter from Mr V. Court on same matter. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That a Parish meeting be called to consider the diversion of the footpath near Lynsted Court on Thursday February 23rd at 8 p.m.” Carr: nem: con: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr G.A.H. Smith :That Rev. J.W. Crookes be written to, informing him that the stile at the “Shirway” needs repair. Carr: un: Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr White: That in future the words “any other business” on the agenda be omitted, and that “notices of motion” be inserted instead. Carr: nem: con: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr White “That the Postmaster General be requested to change the name of Green Street Post office to Greenstreet and that he be asked whether any, and what, further evidence is required of its acceptability to the inhabitants”. Carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Smith “That the Post Master General’s letter be sent to the Teynham Parish Council and that they be asked their opinion.” Carr: un: Mr Busbridge paid 2/2d Allotment rent No. 22, Mr Challender. March 29th 1905 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

March 29th 1905 [p99-100]

Meeting in the Council Schools at 7.15. Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Smith, Busbridge, Seagers, White, Le Feaver and Ackermann (Clerk) were present. The minutes were read and passed and signed. The “Parish Meeting” minutes of Feb. 23rd were read and discussed. Proposed by Mr Le Feaver, seconded by Mr White : That Mr Tassell be consulted about the form necessary to secure the execution of the requirements of the Parish Meeting with regard to the diversion of the footpath near Lynsted Court. Carried. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Smith: That Mr Seagers be paid 5/-d for preparing room and that the sum of 6/-d be allowed for stamps. Unan: Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Mr White: That the accounts be passed as read. Unan: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Ackermann “That the Lynsted Parish Council desires to express its cordial sympathy with Mrs Wraight and the members of her family in their bereavement”. Unan: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr White: That Mr B. Dixon be elected to fill up the vacancy on the Parish Council. Unan: 17.4.05 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

17th April 1905 [p100-101]

Meeting at the Council Schools at 7.30 p.m. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Seagers, Dixon, Le Feaver, White, Smith and Ackermann (Clerk). Declaration signed by Mr B. Dixon. A letter was read from the Postmaster General re “change of name” of Greenstreet post office. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Smith “That the Lynsted Parish Council begs to assure the Postmaster General that it is the general wish of the inhabitants of the Lynsted part of Greenstreet that the post office now known as Green–Street should be changed to Greenstreet. Carr: un: Mr Busbridge paid 17/10½d allotment rent. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Seagers: That Mr Mercer be paid 1£ for Allotment rent due April 6th 1905. Carr: un: Proposed by Mr Seagers, seconded by Mr Le Feaver “That Colonel Tyler be informed that the openings of two draw-wells at “Dadman’s Shaw” are unprotected and be requested to put some protection round them or over them”. Carr: un: Mr Seagers gave notice of a motion with reference to a barbed-wire-fence on “Aymers” property. Next meeting fixed for 8 on Tuesday April 25th 1905. April 25th 1905 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

April 25th 1905 [p102]

Meeting in the Council School at 8 p.m. Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs Seagers, Dence, Le Feaver, White, Smith and Ackermann (Clerk) present. Minutes read, passed and signed. Letter read from Colonel Tyler re “draw-wells” promising to attend to the protection of same. Mr Smith submitted plan of new path over “Lynsted Court property”. Proposed by Mr Seagers, seconded by Mr Dence “That Mr Smith’s application for permission to divert path ‘according to plan submitted to Council’ be granted”. carr: unan: Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Mr Le Feaver “That the portrait of Sir Roper Lethbridge be repaired and replaced with wire in the Council room”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Dence “That Mr Back be asked to repair portrait”. carried. Mr Busbridge paid 1/7½d rent of Dives’ allotment. July 28th 1905 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

July 28th 1905 [p103]

Meeting held in the Council School at 7.30. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs Busbridge, Seagers, Dence, Le Feaver, White, Dixon, Smith and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, amended, passed, and signed. Mr Smith proposed, Mr Dence seconded: That Mr Mercer (1£), Mr Seagers (4/-d) and Mr Busbridge (4/-d) accounts be paid. carr: un: Mr Smith gave notice of “motion” re “confirming diversion of footpath”. Oct. 24th 1905 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

October 24th 1905 [p103-104]

Meeting at the School House at 7.30. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs Dence, Busbridge, Le Feaver and Ackermann (Clerk). Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Ackermann “That a very cordial vote of sympathy be passed to Mr Smith on account of the loss he has sustained on the death of his mother”. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Le Feaver : That the “certificate for collection of lighting rate” be signed. carr: un: Mr Busbridge paid allotment rents £1.1s.8d. Proposed by Mr Dence, seconded by Mr Ackermann: That the permission given to Mr Smith on April 25th 1905 to divert a path according to plan submitted to the Council be confirmed. carr: un: Feb. 6th 1906 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

February 6th 1906 [p104]

Meeting at the School at 7.30. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Smith, White, Busbridge and Ackermann, Clerk. Minutes confirmed and signed. Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Mr White: That Messrs Mercer’s (rent of allotment) 1£ and Back’s accounts 5/6d be paid. carr: un: Mr Busbridge paid 19/6d allotment holders rents. April 9th 1906T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

April 9th 1906 [p104-105]

Meeting at the school at 7.30. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Smith, White, Busbridge, Seagers, Le Feaver and Ackermann (Clerk). Proposed by Mr Seagers, seconded by Mr White: That Messrs Smith and Back be appointed Overseers. un: Mr Busbridge paid allotment rents £1.1s.8d. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Le Feaver “That Messrs Mercer’s (1£) and Seagers (3/-d) accounts be paid”. un: Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Seagers “That the attention of the District Council be called to the state of the footpath from the Lynsted P.O. to Mr Back’s and also to the dangerous condition of the gutter close to Mr Back’s”. un: May 4th 1906 T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

May 4th 1906 [p105-106]

Meeting at the Council School at 7.30. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell, Messrs: Busbridge, Seagers, Dixon, Dence, White, Le Feaver and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes were passed and signed. Letters were read from Mr R.S. Dixon re “road watering” to abate dust nuisance from motor- traffic. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Ackermann “That Mr Le Feaver be our representative to the ‘District Council’ on the ‘dust nuisance’ question”. un: Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Le Feaver “That the accounts be passed as read”. The instructions given to our representative (Mr Le Feaver) were to this effect “That the opinion of the Council was not to prevent Greenstreet from abating the dust-nuisance, but to oppose a rate of the whole parish for this purpose”. July 19th 1906 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

July 19th 1906 [p106-107]

Meeting at the Council Schools at 7.30. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Seagers, White, Smith and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes were read, amended and signed. Letter was read from the K.E.C. re “election of School managers. Proposed by Mr White, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That Rev. T.J. Sewell and Mr Smith be reappointed”. carr: un: A letter was read from Mr Smith re “water nuisance in road between School and Mill”. Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Seagers “That the attention of the District Council be called to the fact that the road between the School and the Mill is always flooded after heavy rain, in consequence of lack of drainage”. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Smith “That the accounts of Messrs Mercer (1£) and Seagers (2/-d) be paid”. carr: un: A question was asked as to the time of the completion of the footpath across Mr Smith’s property at Lynsted Court. This was answered to the satisfaction of the Council, but no set date was given. Notice of Motion was given by Mr Seagers re “footpath round south side of Church yard wall”. Oct. 9th 1906 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

October 9th 1906 [p107-108]

Meeting at the Schools at 7.30 p.m. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Seagers, Le Feaver, White, Smith, Busbridge and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes were read, passed and signed. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Smith “That Messrs Mercer 1£ and Busbridge’s 4/-d accounts be paid. carr: un: A letter was read from Colonel Tyler re “alteration of path at Loyterton”. Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Mr Le Feaver “That a letter be written to Col. Tyler asking if the pencilled path from A to B and B to F will be acceptable in place of his own suggested path”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr Seagers, seconded by Mr Smith “That the Rural District Council be asked to put a curved footpath along the south side of the Churchyard to Heathfield House”. carr: 4 to 1 The meeting was then adjourned until reply is received from Col. Tyler in answer to Clerk’s letter either to 16th or 18th inst: Oct. 16th 1906 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

October 16th 1906 [p108]

Adjourned meeting held today in the Schools at 7.30 p.m. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Seagers, Dence, White, Busbridge, Smith and Ackermann (Clerk). Letters read from Col. Tyler “re path” accepting Council’s suggested path in place of his own. Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Mr Seagers “That a ‘parish meeting’ be called for Thursday Oct. 25th 1906, to consider “an alteration of a footpath at Loyterton”. carr: un: This finished the business. Oct. 25th 1906 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

October 25th 1906 [p108-109]

Meeting at the Council Schools after the Parish Meeting re “path at Loyterton”. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Dence, Le Feaver, Seagers and Ackermann (Clerk). Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Seagers “That the consent of the Parish Council be given to the diversion of footpath at Loyterton in accordance with the resolution of the Parish Meeting”. carr: un: Notice of Motion by Mr Seagers “That Mr Smith be asked to name a date as to completion of footpath at Lynsted Court”. A letter was read from Mr Lucas as to “Lighting of Cottages”. Proposed by Mr Seagers, seconded by Mr Le Feaver “That Mr Lucas’s letter be acknowledged, and that he be informed that the Parish Council have nothing to do with the lighting of Greenstreet, but that the matter is the business of the “Lighting Committee”. carr: un: Dec. 21st 1906T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

December 21st 1906 [p109-111]

Meeting in the Council Schools at 8 o’clock. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chair), Messrs: Seagers, Le Feaver, Smith, Dixon and Ackermann (Clerk). The minutes read, amended and signed. Various communications from the Mid Kent Water Company were read. Letters on the subject of “Water Supply” were read from Messrs George, Peene, Crippen, and Ray, all disapproving of taking any action to supply water to the Parish as the present supply was excellent. Proposed by Mr Seagers (amendment to *), seconded by Le Feaver “That a Parish meeting be called for December 31st to consider the application of the Mid Kent Water Company for permission to supply water to the “Parish of Lynsted”. carr: 3 – 2. A letter was also read from the “District Council stating that they were unable to make the path asked for on the south side of the Churchyard. Notice of Motion by Mr Seagers “re” repair of road on south side of the Churchyard. Mr Smith gave notice of motion “re” Mr Mercer’s hedges. The next Council meeting was fixed for Monday, Dec. 31st 1906 at 8 o’clock. *Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Mr Dixon “That the consent of the Lynsted Parish Council be given to the Mid Kent Water Provisional Order now pending before the Board of Trade by which it is proposed to authorise the Mid Kent Water Company to supply water in the Parish of Lynsted in the County of Kent, subject to the condition, that no guarantee be required from the parish, that no charge for the supply of water be placed on the rates and that the mains be laid and the water supplied within two years from the date of obtaining the Royal assent to the Provision Order”. The proposition was not put as the foregoing amendment was proposed, seconded and carried. Dec. 31st 1906T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

December 31st 1906 [p111]

A meeting of the Council was held in the Council Schools after the Parish Meeting. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chair), Messrs: White, Busbridge, Le Feaver, Smith, Seagers, Dixon and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes of previous meeting were read, amended and signed. The Parish Meeting not having given their consent to the “Mid Kent Water Company’s application to supply water in the parish” there was no business for the Council to transact. Jan. 15th 1907 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

January 15th 1907 [p111-113]

Meeting of the Council (convened at the request of three members of the Parish Council) was held at the Council Schools at 7.30. Members present: T.J. Sewell (Chair), Messrs Busbridge, Seagers, Le Feaver, White, Dence, Dixon, Smith and Ackermann (Clerk). The District Council was represented by Mr R. Dixon Esq. and gave valuable information on many points during the meeting. The parishioners having been asked, by circular, to give their opinion on the water question, decided by 89 to 75 votes in favour of allowing the Mid Kent Water Company to lay their mains through the Parish. After the question had been well ventilated by various members of the Council, Rev. T.J. Sewell proposed, Mr B.R. Dixon seconded “That the consent of the Lynsted Parish Council be given to the Mid Kent Water Provisional Order now pending before the Board of Trade by which it is proposed to authorise the Mid Kent Water Company to supply water in the parish of Lynsted in the County of Kent, subject to the condition, that no guarantee be required from the parish, that no charge for the supply of water be placed on the rates, and that the mains be laid and the water supplied within two years from the date of obtaining the Royal Assent to the Provisional Order”. carr:4 to 2. The motion by Mr Seagers, seconded by Mr Smith “That the attention of the Rural District Council be drawn to the bad state of the surface of the road at the south side of the churchyard, and that they be asked to put it in order” was withdrawn, after some remarks by Mr W.R. Dixon, to see what the District Council would do in the matter, without being written to. The motion by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr Le Feaver “That Mr Mercer be requested to brush the hedges by the side of the footpath on the way to Greenstreet, and by the side of the footpath to Bumpit”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Rev. T.J. Sewell “That the following accounts be paid: Mr Mercer 1£ allotment rents, Mr Seager 5/-d preparing room, Mr Prosser 1/1d for Parochial Register and Mr E.A. Bensted 3d foolscap”. carr:un: April 8th 1907 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

April 8th 1907 [p113-114]

A meeting was held at the Council Schools at 8 o’clock when the following members were present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Dence, Seagers, Le Feaver, White, Dixon and Ackermann (Clerk). The minutes were read, passed and signed. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr White “That the account of Messrs: Shaw 2/2d and Wyman 4d be paid”. carr: un: The sum of £1.1s.8d was sent by Mr Busbridge for the rent of Allotments. Proposed by Mr Dixon, seconded by Mr White “That the Lynsted Parish Council request the Kent County Council to tar the section of the London & Dover road which lies in Greenstreet, where in a distance of about three quarters of a mile, there are the dwellings of upwards of 1000 people fronting the road”. The accounts for the year 1906-7 were read and passed. April 15th 1907 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

April 15th 1907 [p114-115]

The first meeting of the New Council took place this evening at 8 o’clock. The first business was the signing of the “declarations” which were signed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, Messrs: Ackermann, Dence, Dixon, Kemp, Seagars, Smith. On the proposition of Mr Smith, seconded by Mr Ackermann, the Rev. T.J. Sewell was unanimously elected Chairman. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Seagers, that Mr G.A.H. Smith be Vice Chairman. carr: un: Proposed by Rev T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Kemp, that Mr Ackermann be Hon: Clerk. carr: un: The minutes of the last meeting were read, confirmed and signed. Two letters were read re “tar painting” from the County Council Clerk and County Surveyor. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr G.A.H. Smith: That the Clerk write to the surveyor to the K.C.C. to inform him that the road which it is desired should be tarred is situate at Greenstreet in the parish of Lynsted and Tenham and not at Green Street Green. carr: un: The demand for the Collection of the “lighting rate” was signed by the Chairman at the unanimous request of the Council. Proposed by Mr B.R. Dixon, seconded by Mr J.J. Dence: That the accounts of Messrs Mercer 1£, Tassell 11/-d and Seagers 4/-d be paid. carr: un: April 29th 1907 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

April 29th 1907 [p115-116]

A meeting was held at the Council School at 8 o’clock at which the following members were present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Kemp, Smith, Busbridge, Seagers, Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes were read, passed and signed. Letters were read re “tar painting” from the County Surveyor and Mr F.B. Cobb. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Ackermann “That the Lynsted Parish Council agree to share in equal parts with the Teynham Parish Council half the cost of tar-painting the road in Greenstreet”. carr: un: Letters to be written containing “resolution” to the “Surveyor” and Clerk to Teynham Council. Proposed by Mr Busbridge, seconded by Mr Kemp “That Messrs Smith and Back be reappointed Overseers. carr: un: Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Mr Seagers “That Mr Busbridge supply a scraper for the allotments”. un: Footpath Committee: Messrs Smith, (Gatt), Kemp and officers. Allotments Committee: Messrs Seagers, Busbridge and officers. Aug. 20th 1907 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

August 20th 1907 [p116-117]

A meeting was held at the Council School at 8 o’clock, at which the following members were present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Seagers, Dence, Smith, Kemp and Ackermann (Clerk). The minutes were read, passed and signed. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Seagers “That the following accounts be paid viz: Mercer 1£, Busbridge 4/-d and 3/6d”. Oct. 28th 1907 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

October 28th 1907 [p117]

A meeting was held in the Council Schools at 8 o’clock at which the following members were present: Messrs: G.A.H. Smith (in the chair), Busbridge, Seagers, Kemp and Ackermann (Clerk).
The minutes were read and signed. Sanction was given for the payment of accounts of Mr Mercer 1£ rent, and of Mr Seagers 3/-d. Mr Porter having given up allotment, Mr Warwood was allowed to take up same, with the consent of the Council. The application for payment of Sanitary rate was signed by the presiding Chairman. A letter was read from Mr Frank Smith “re” dangerous state of road south of Churchyard. Notice of motion by Mr Seagers was given as to the “road on the south side of Churchyard”. Mr Busbridge handed over to the Clerk £1.1s.8d, the rents paid by the Allotment holders. Jan. 9th 1908T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

January 9th 1908 [p118]

A council meeting was held at the Schools on Thursday at 8 o’clock. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Dence, Kemp, Seagers, Smith and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes were read and signed. A letter was read from “The small Holdings and Allotments Association” and literature from the County Council relating to the same matter, was distributed; it was decided that notices should be posted in various public places. Mr Seagers motion re “road on south side of Churchyard” was then debated and then Mr Seagers proposed, and Mr Dence seconded “That the attention of the ‘Rural District Council’ be drawn to the bad state of the surface of the road at the south side of the Churchyard, and that they be asked to put it in order. It is at present dangerous to pedestrians. carr: un: Proposed by Mr Busbridge, seconded by Mr Seagers “That Mr Tolhurst be allowed to take over Mr Warwood’s allotment”. un: Rev. T.J. Sewell proposed, Mr Busbridge seconded “That Mr Le Feaver be elected to serve on this Council in place of Mr Filmer. un: Sanction was given for the payment of Mr Mercer’s account for rent 1£. March 30th 1908 T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

March 30th 1908 [p119-120]

The Annual meeting was held in the Council School at 8 p.m. Members present Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Seagers, Kemp, Smith, Le Feaver and Ackermann (Clerk).
Mr Le Feaver signed the declaration on taking his seat on the Council in place of Mr Filmer. The minutes were read, amended and signed. A letter was read from the District Council “re” road on south side of Churchyard. Sanction was given for payment for collecting lighting and sanitary rate for half year ending Mar: 31st 1908. A letter was read from the Teynham Parish Council re “hydrants”. Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp “The Council consent that the Parish of Lynsted should pay half cost of two hydrants to be put in Greenstreet”. un: This resolution be sent to Rural District Council and Teynham Parish Council. Another letter from Teynham P.C. re “tarring” together with one from the County Surveyor on the same subject brought the following resolution “That the Lynsted Parish Council request that the road through Greenstreet be tarred and the payment levied on the same area as the lighting rate”. un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell and seconded by G.A.H. Smith: This to be sent to District Council and Teynham Parish Council. A letter re Scavenging from the County-Surveyor was ordered to be “laid on the table”. The Parish Council accounts were presented by the Clerk, passed by the Council, and signed by the Chairman. April 7th 1908 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

April 7th 1908 [p120]

A meeting of the Council was held at the Schools on April 7th 1908 after the Parish Meeting held on the same date. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chair), Messrs: Smith, Seagars, Dence, Le Feaver, Busbridge and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes were read, passed and signed. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Le Feaver: That Messrs: Mercer’s 1£ account and Seagars account 3/-d be paid. carr: un: May 19th 1908 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

May 19th 1908 [p120-121]

Meeting held at the School when there were present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Seagers, Kemp, Le Feaver, Smith, Dence and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes were read, passed and signed. Letters were read from the County-Surveyor re “tar painting Greenstreet”, and from A. Tassell re “hydrants and tarring Greenstreet”. Proposed by Mr Kemp, seconded by Mr Smith “That the Lynsted Parish Council regret that according to their information, they are not allowed to levy a rate for tarpainting the road through Greenstreet, and therefore can take no action in the matter”. carr: un: A copy of the above resolution was ordered to be sent to Mr Maybury (County Surveyor). Sept. 17th 1908T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

September 17th 1908 [p121-122]

Meeting held at the Council School at 8 o’clock. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chair), Messrs: Seagers, Busbridge, Kemp and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, confirmed and signed. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That Messrs: Mercer (1£) and Knight & Co. 4/4d accounts be sanctioned for payment”. un: Proposed by Mr Seager, seconded by Mr Kemp “That the Chairman be authorised to sign the claim for payment of Sanitary rate collection”. Some remarks as to the amount of the account were made by several members. Mr Busbridge gave notice of motion as to fencing the Allotments. Jan. 25th 1909 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

January 25th 1909 [p122-123]

Meeting at the Council School at 8 o’clock. Members present : Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chair), Messrs: Busbridge, Kemp, Seagers and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, approved and signed. Mr Busbridge reported that Mr Mercer had consented to the fencing of the allotments, to be done by allotment holders. Proposed by Mr Kemp, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That sanction be given for the payment of Mr Mercer’s rent of Allotments for September quarter 1£ and that Mr Mercer’s account for January 1909 1£ and Mr Seagers account 3/-d for preparing room be passed for payment. carr: unanimously Some talk as to rent of allotments took place but no proposition was made. Notice of motion re “tarring path from Post Office to Vallance’s Cottage and from Church-gate to Mr F. Smith’s” was given by Mr Busbridge. Next meeting was fixed for Tuesday March 30th at 8 o’clock and that the Parish meeting be held on the same day at 7.30. March 30th C. Le Feaver Pro tem

March 30th 1909 [p123-124]

The Council Meeting took place after the Annual Parish Meeting at 8 o’clock in the Council School. Members present: Messrs Le Feaver, Busbridge, Dence, Kemp, Seagers and Ackermann (Clerk). Mr Le Feaver was asked to take the Chair in the absence of the Chairman. “An unanimous vote of sympathy with the Chairman in his bereavement, was passed” and the Clerk was requested to communicate the same to the Chairman. Proposed by Mr Seagers, seconded by Mr Dence “That the lighting and sanitary rate collection account be left over till meeting on April 19th, as also the consideration of the requests for part payment of the lighting and pump expenses”. un: Communications were read from “Board of Agriculture” and “Census of Production Office” which had been answered by the Clerk. Leave for payment of 4/-d to Mr Busbridge for rent collected was granted. The Clerk was instructed to see Mr Mercer as to fence on the roadside of allotments. Proposed by Mr Busbridge, seconded by Mr Seagers “That the District Council be asked to tar the path from the Post Office to Vallance’s yard and from the Churchyard gates to Mr Frank Smith’s house”. un: April 19th 1909 T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

April 19th 1909 [p124-125]

Meeting held at the Council School on Monday April 19th 1909 at 8 o’clock. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch:), Messrs: Busbridge, Seagers, Le Feaver, Smith, Kemp and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Letter was read from Mr Dunn (Assistant Overseer) re “Collection of sanitary and lighting rates”. Proposed by Chairman, seconded by Mr G.A.H. Smith “That Mr Dunn be informed that we cannot sanction the payment of the charge for collecting the lighting rate unless we are informed in what way it is a parish affair. The lighting charges are paid by the “lighting committee of Greenstreet”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That Mr Dunn be asked who fixed the amount to be paid for collecting the sanitary rate and what was the amount fixed”. carr: un: Proposed by Chairman, seconded by Mr Kemp “That the accounts for the pump be returned, and that the Teynham Parish Council be reminded of our resolution of October 16th 1902 which was communicated to them at the time”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr Seagers, seconded by Mr Le Feaver “That Mr Mercer’s account for rent be paid 1£”. un: The yearly accounts were presented, passed and signed by Chairman. Proposed by Chairman, seconded by Mr G.A.H. Smith “That a precept for 7£ be drawn on the Overseers to be paid by July 1st”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Mr Kemp “That Mr French be asked to improve the footpath from Mr Mercer’s Orchard to the London Road to make it passable for foot passengers in bad weather”. carr: un: May 4th 1909 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

May 4th 1909 [p126]

Meeting held in the Council School at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chair), Messrs: Busbridge, Seagers, Le Feaver, Smith, Kemp and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, confirmed and signed. Letter read from Mr Dunn re “Collection of Sanitary and Lighting rates”. Proposed by Chairman, seconded by Mr Le Feaver “That the Sanitary and lighting collection accounts be signed”. carr: un: Another letter from Mr Dunn re “Pump expenses” was read. Proposed by Chairman, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That the Teynham Parish Council be informed that the Lynsted Parish Council will be willing to bear an equal share in the expenses of repairing the Jubilee pump only on condition that they have an equal voice and authority over the repairs and they do not see that this object will be attained by one Lynsted Councillor meeting the Teynham Councillors”. carr: un: Leave was given for payment of Mr Seagar’s account 3/-d for preparing room. June 28th 1909 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

June 28th 1909 [p127]

Meeting held at the Council Schools at 8 o’clock. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chair), Messrs: Smith, Busbridge, Seagars and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes were read, confirmed and signed. Letter sent from Mr Dunn as to business connected with “Pump”. Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Mr Seagars “That Mr B.R. Dixon be appointed to act with one Teynham Councillor in connection with repairs to the Jubilee pump”. carried un: Letter read from K.E.C. as to election of School-Managers”. Proposed by Mr Busbridge, seconded by Mr Seagars “That no change be made in the school-managers * until 30th June 1912 and thereafter until the appointment of successors”. carried un: A book of receipt-forms was asked for by “Collector of Allotment rents”. The Chairman reported on the business of the Audit and the requirements of the Auditor but no resolutions were made. Nov. 1st 1909 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

November 1st 1909 [p128]

A meeting was held at the Council School on Monday at 8 o’clock p.m. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Seagars and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes were read, confirmed and signed. Rev. T.J. Sewell proposed, Mr Seagars seconded “That the sanction of the Council for the payment of 2£, the last two quarter’s rent of allotments to Mr Mercer and also 9d to Mr Parris for receipt-book and account book be given”. carr: un: The Chairman proposed and Mr Seagars seconded that a receipt book be obtained for the use of the Clerk on behalf of the Council. carr: un: The Clerk received the rents of the allotments for the quarter ending October 6th 1909 from the Collector. Proposed by Chairman and seconded by Mr Seagars “That the Local Government Board, or the District Auditor be asked whether the Parish Council may spend a small sum of money in doing away with the nuisance caused by a pond by the roadside in the parish”. Feb. 23rd 1910 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

Thursday February 18th 1910 [p129]

A meeting was held when there were present: the Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman) and Messrs: C. Le Feaver, C.R. Busbridge, J.J. Dence and J.C. Seagars. In consequence of the death of Mrs Ackermann, the Clerk could not be present and the Chairman proposed and Mr Seagars seconded “That the Lynsted Parish Councillors desire to express their heartfelt sympathy with Mr Ackermann and his family in their sad bereavement. Carried unanimously. It was also resolved that the meeting be adjourned to Wednesday February 23rd at 8 p.m.

23rd February 1910 [p129-130]

The adjourned meeting resumed business today at 8 p.m. Minutes were read and signed. Permission was given for the payment of the following accounts: Mr Mercer 1£ Parris 9d Mr Seagars 3/-d and Busbridge 4/-d. Proposed by Chairman, seconded by Mr Seagars “That the Council agrees to the abolition of Sunday telegrams at Lynsted, provided that the Greenstreet office is available in case of emergency, and they also suggest that a third daily delivery of letters would be a convenience, as at present, there is none between 12.30p.m. (midday) and the following morning at 7 a.m.” carr: un: Proposed by Chairman, seconded by Mr Seagars “That the Annual Parish Meeting for the election of Parish Councillors be held on Monday March 14th at 8 o’clock p.m. carr: un: The Collector paid to the Clerk the sum of 19/6d allotment rents received from the allotment holders. April 4th 1910 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

April 4th 1910 [p130]

Meeting at the Council School at 8 o’clock when there were present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chair), Messrs: Busbridge, Seagars, Le Feaver, Dence and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes were read and signed. The resolution re “Post Office” was rescinded and the question will be brought forward at the next Meeting. Mr Busbridge paid 2/2d to the Clerk for allotment rent due last quarter. The accounts were submitted to the Council when Mr Dence proposed and Mr Busbridge seconded : That they be passed and signed. un: Mr Le Feaver proposed, Mr Busbridge seconded : That the accounts of Messrs: Mercer 1£ and Seagars 2/-d be paid. un: Proposed by Chairman, seconded by Mr Seagars: That Messrs: G.A.H. Smith and J. French be Overseers for ensuing year. un: April 18th 1910 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

April 18th 1910 [p131]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held at the Council School on Monday April 18th at 8 p.m. when there were present Messrs: G.A.H. Smith, C.R. Busbridge, E.W. Kemp, J.C. Seagars and the Rev. T.J. Sewell. After the declarations had been signed the Rev. T.J. Sewell was elected Chairman and Mr G.A.H. Smith Vice Chairman unanimously. The minutes were read, passed and signed. Mr Smith proposed and Mr Busbridge seconded: That the Parish Council do not approve of the proposed Postal changes at Lynsted Post Office on Sundays, Xmas Day, Good Friday and Bank Holidays. carried nem. con. Proposed by Mr Seagars seconded by Mr Busbridge : That consent be given to the Overseers for the payment of Two pounds fifteen shillings to Mr Dobbie for collecting the Sanitary Rate Oct./09. carried unan. Proposed by Mr Kemp, seconded by Mr Seagars: That consent be given to the Overseers for the payment of Two pounds ten shillings to Mr Dobbie for collecting the Lighting Rate made January 1st 1910. carried unan. Proposed by Mr Smith and seconded by Mr Kemp: That Mr Tassell’s account of 11/-d for the election of Councillors be paid. carried unan. July 15th 1910 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

July 15th 1910 [p132]

Meeting at the Council School at 8 o’clock. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Busbridge, Seagars, Kemp, Dence and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Cheques were drawn for the following accounts: Mercer 1£ for allotments, Seagars 2/-d for preparing room and Trigg 5/-d for hire of trap for Clerk to attend Audit. The formation of the Committees was deferred to next meeting. Nov. 4th 1910 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

November 4th 1910 [p132-133]

Meeting held at the Council School at 8 o’clock. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Seagars, Kemp, Smith and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. A letter was read from the “Sittingbourne Postmaster” re “closing Lynsted Post office on Sundays and Bank-holidays”. It was proposed and seconded that “the areas of the ‘Postal District’ and the ‘Parish’, being different, the Council do not feel qualified to express an opinion on the point referred to”. A Public meeting of inhabitants of the Postal district area will be held within the next fortnight. Proposed by Chairman and seconded by Mr Kemp : That a cheque be drawn for £1 for Mr Mercer for rent of Allotments. It was proposed and seconded that: The members of the various Committees be re-elected “en bloc”. Jan. 23rd 1911 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

January 23rd 1911 [p133]

Meeting held at the Council School on Monday 23rd Jan. 1911 when there were present Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: Busbridge, Seagars, Kemp, Le Feaver and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, confirmed and signed. It was proposed and seconded and carried unanimously: That cheques be drawn: 1£ for Mr Mercer for allotment rent and 2/-d for Mr Seagars for preparing room. A motion for bringing before the Council a resolution re certain paths was passed and this meeting was adjourned to Monday next Jan. 30th 1911 at 8 o’clock to consider the matter. Jan. 30th 1911 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

January 30th 1911 [p133-134]

The adjourned meeting of the Council was held this evening at 8 at the school. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: Busbridge, Seagars, Smith, Le Feaver and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, confirmed and signed. It was proposed and seconded that a cheque for 4/-d be drawn for Mr Busbridge, the Collector of the Allotment rents. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Ackermann “The Lynsted Parish Council beg to draw the attention of the ‘Milton District Council’ to the fact, that, two portions of a ‘bridle road’ in the Milton District and in the parish of Bapchild have been ploughed up, to the great inconvenience of the inhabitants of the district. The portions of the Bridle road in question lie between the boundary of the parish of Lynsted and Scuttington Manor, and between Scuttington Manor, and Rodmersham House”. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Seagars “The Lynsted Parish Council beg to draw the attention of the Bapchild Parish Council to the fact that two footpaths in the parish of Bapchild, one leading from Lynsted to Scuttington, and another leading from Lynsted to Dully have been ploughed up to the great inconvenience of the inhabitants of the district, and request that they take steps to get the owner of the property to put them in order”. carr: 5 to 1. April 6th 1911 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

April 6th 1911 [p135]

Meeting at the Council School at 8 p.m. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: Busbridge, Seagars, Dence, and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, confirmed, and signed. The accounts for 1910-11 were read over amended and passed and signed by the Chairman. Proposed and seconded that the accounts of Messrs: Mercer £1 for allotment rent for quarter ending Ap:6:1911, and that of Seagars 2/-d for preparing room be paid. carr: un: Proposed and seconded that a cheque for the amount due to Mr Ackermann be drawn 19/2d. carr: un: Proposed and seconded that the two accounts of Mr Dobbie for collection of sanitary rate £2.16s.2d and of lighting rate £2.10s.8d be signed by Chairman. carr:4 to1. The next meeting to be held first Wednesday in May. May 4th 1911T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

May 4th 1911 [p136-137]

Meeting at the Council School at 8 p.m. to consider the “Coronation Celebrations”. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: Kemp, Busbridge, Seagars and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, confirmed and signed. A circular from the L.G.B. re allowance from rates for coronation celebrations was read. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Kemp: That a precept for £30.2s.0d be drawn on the Overseers for the Coronation Celebration. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Busbridge: That Mr Smith be asked to allow the festivities to take place in Lynsted Park. carr: un: It was proposed, seconded, and carried unanimously that the “Celebration” take the form of “A tea for all the School children in the Parish and others between the ages of 5 and 14 and also for those over 60 a meat-tea. In the case of married couples both husband and wife to be invited if one of them were over 60. All to be resident in the Parish. The parish was parcelled out into sections, and members and others were appointed to take a census of the parish to find out numbers to be provided for. A list was also made of likely persons who would help in the work in various ways and were to be asked. Next meeting on Thursday May 11th at 8. May 11th 1911 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

May 11th 1911 [p137]

Meeting of the Council at the School at Lynsted. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: Busbridge, Seagars, Dence, Smith and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, confirmed and signed. Proposed by Chairman, seconded by Mr G.A.H. Smith “That the parish be circularised and those who kindly gave their services by backing the ‘census of the old and young’ be asked to deliver the circulars”. un: A letter from Mr Guy Tassell re “Election of Overseers” was read. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr G.A.H. Smith “That a cheque for 5/-d be drawn for Mr E. Perkins for hire of trap to Faversham for Audit”. carr: un: May 29th 1911 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

May 29th 1911 [p138]

Meeting held at the Council School at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: Busbridge, Smith, Kemp, Seagars and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, confirmed and signed. A letter was read from the Teynham Parish Council re “pump~”. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr G.A.H. Smith “That the Teynham Parish Council be asked on what grounds they say that the Lynsted Parish Council owes one half of the accounts which they have sent which are all made out to the Teynham Parish Council, and in which the Lynsted Parish Council is not mentioned at all”. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr G.A.H. Smith “That a tea be given to all under 60 years of age at Coronation celebrations”. un: It was proposed and seconded that application be made to the Co-op. Society for loan of coppers, tabling, forms, teapots and ladles for use at the forthcoming festivities”. un: June 7th 1911 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

June 7th 1911 [p139-140]

Council Meeting held at the school at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: Busbridge, Kemp, Seagars and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes passed and signed. Letter from Kent County Council re “wild plants” to be brought forward at next meeting for consideration. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Seagars “That the tenders approved by the Coronation Committee be accepted by the Council. carr: un:
viz: Mr Porter - sugar @ 2¼d per lb if over 56 lbs and 2½d if under 56 lbs
Mr Porter - Cake @ 4d per lb
Mr Porter - Mustard @ 1/4d per lb
The Co-op stores - Bread @ 10½d per gall*
Butter @ 1s.0½d per lb
Buns @ 32 @ 1/-d (3 kinds)
*(editor note: refers to the gallon loaf: 8 lb 11ozs)
Proposed and seconded that “The offer of the Co-op to supply forms, tables, urns, coppers (2), ladles and other apparatus for 15/-d be accepted. un: Proposed to Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Busbridge : That the offer of forms and tabling from the Wesleyans for 5/-d be accepted. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Kemp: That Stalls may be erected in the park without payment, on usual restrictions as to broken bottles and clearing up etc. un: Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Seagars: That if beef can be supplied at 7d per lb an order for 366 to be given. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Seagars: That Mr Porter supply 5 hams from 10 lb –12 lb each at 9½d per lb. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Seagars: That Mr Porter supply 4 doz. lanterns at 1d, 6 at 6d and 6 at 4d. carr: un: July 13th 1911 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

July 13th 1911 [p140-142]

Council Meeting held at the school at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: Busbridge, Seagars, Dence and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, confirmed and signed. Letter re “Pump” from “Teynham Parish Council” was read. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Seagars “That the Teynham Parish Council’s account re “pump” be returned to the Clerk”. un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Seagars: That Messrs: Mercer’s 1£ and Seagars 10/-d accounts be paid. un: “It was proposed and seconded that the Kent County Council be informed that the circumstances re “wild flowers” referred to in their letter had not arisen in the Parish”.
Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Ackermann: That the following Coronation accounts be paid : Mr George 9s/6d, Parris 7s/6d, Elvy 13s/6d, J. Pilcher 17/-d, Greenfield 5/-d, H. Pilcher 10/-d, Martin 3/-d, Co-op £6.17.11d, Busbridge 11/3d, Reynolds 2/3d, French £3.10.0d, Filmer £3.10.0d, Porter £6.10.7d, Belsom 3/-d, Wilkins £3.18.9d, Goodwin 7/-d. Mr Busbridge paid 3/-d to the Council for what was left of the used poles after the Coronation fete. The Allotment rents £1.1.8d were also paid by the Collector. It was proposed and seconded that the hearty thanks of the Council be recorded to: Mr Mercer for kindness in lending rick-cloths for the tents, for providing water for the tea, and the use of a horse and man on the Coronation day. Col. Tyler and Mr H. Pilcher for the use of the Park, and permission to erect tents and have a bonfire and fireworks. Mrs Henderson for arranging a Concert and collection funds for sports etc. and for supplying the tea. Messrs S & G. George for the loan of timber for the tables and seating. Mr Spicer for superintending the erection of the tents and seating and tables. Mr Le Feaver for use of large rick-cloth for tent. Mrs Vallance for gifts of Coronation mugs to the children. Mr Court for providing mineral waters on the day. Mr Frank Smith, Leon Ackermann and W. Cheeseman for their services in the string band and to Miss Grace Ackermann for her duties as accompanist. And to the various parishioners numbering over 80 who cooked the meat, and gave their services as waiters on the day. Also to those who so kindly lent horses and vans for carriage of material, and bringing the old folks to the fete and carrying them back afterwards. Oct. 23rd 1911 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

October 23rd 1911 [p142-143]

Council Meeting held at the School at 8 o’clock. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: Busbridge, Seagars and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, confirmed and signed. A letter was read from Mr R.S. Dunn (Assistant Overseer) re “collection of Sanitary and Lighting rates”. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Seagars “That the Rural District Council be informed that the Lynsted Parish Council object to their arrangements for emptying cesspools during the daytime.”carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Seagars “That the Council consents to the remuneration of £2.15.0d to Mr Dobbie for collecting the “Special Sanitary rate” and £2.10.0d for the “Lighting rate, made 6th Oct. 1911, in so far as the latter is the business of the Parish Council of Lynsted”. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Ackermann “That the following accounts be paid Messrs: Mercer 1£, Seagars 10/6d, Greenstreet Co-op. Society 2/8d” Jan. 24th 1912 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

January 24th 1912 [p143-144]

Council meeting at the school at 8 o’clock. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: Busbridge, Seagars, Kemp, Le Feaver, Dence and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, confirmed and signed. Letters were read re “allotments”, from 14 applicants for allotments from Greenstreet and from Mr R. Mercer regretting his inability to let any land for the purpose. The Clerk was asked to see Mr M. Mercer on the point and report. Letter from District Council re “Cesspool emptying in daytime” stating their inability to alter existing contract at present. Letter from Sheldwich Parish Council re L.C. and C.R. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, second by Mr Busbridge: That the following accounts be paid: Mr Mercer 1£ allotment rent, Seagars 2/-d preparing room and Mrs Busbridge 4/-d for collecting allotment rents. Mr Busbridge paid £1.1s.8d the allotment rent collected for quarter ending Jan. 6th 1912. Mr B.R. Dixon attended the meeting to throw light on the matter of the “pump expenses”. As Mr Dixon had sanctioned the ordering of two items only, in the accounts, the Council consents to pay the half of these as requested viz: those of Mr J. Wildash 2s/6d ordered on Dec. 09 and Mr W.H. Crippen 10/6d ordered Sept. 1910. The Clerk was requested to acquaint the Clerk of the Teynham Parish Council of the decision of the Lynsted Parish Council. April 18th 1912 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed) (Stamped: “Local Government Board/Kent Audit District – 20th May 1912”)

April 18th 1912 [p144-145]

Meeting of Council at the School at 8 o’clock. Minutes read, passed and signed. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: Busbridge, Seagars, Smith, Dence and Ackermann (Clerk). The annual accounts were presented, gone through and passed. Mr Busbridge paid in the Allotment rents of £1.1s.8d. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Seagars: That Mr Mercer’s account be paid for Allotments 1£ and that of Mr Ackermann for stamps and Audit stamp for 1910-11 be paid 10/-d.carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Seagars “That Messrs Smith and French be Overseers for ensuing year”. carr: un:Notice of motion was given by Mr Smith that the District Council be asked to tar the road through the village. It was proposed, seconded and carried unanimously that the Parish Council wish to express their most sincere and heartfelt sympathy for their Chairman on his sad bereavement. July 8th 1912 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

July 8th 1912 [p145-146]

Council meeting at the schools at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: C.R. Busbridge, J. Seagars, G.A.H. Smith, W.E. Kemp and J.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, confirmed and signed. Correspondence re “Sanitary cart” was read. Letter read from K.E.C. re “election of school-managers”. Proposed by Mr W.E. Kemp, seconded by J. Seagars “That Rev. T.J. Sewell, and Mr G.A.H. Smith be appointed school-managers for a term of three years”. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp “That the following accounts be paid : Mr Mercer for Allotments £1, Perkins for trap 5/-d, Seagars for preparing room 3/-d, C. Knight & Co. for Financial statement 4/4d. carr: un: Oct. 21st 1912 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

October 21st 1912 [p146]

Council meeting at the schools at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: Busbridge, C.R., J.C. Seagars, C. Le Feaver, J.J. Dence, G.A.H. Smith and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, confirmed and signed. Permission for payment for collection of “Special Sanitary Rate” was agreed to, and the form was signed by the Chairman.* Letter read from “Board of Agriculture and Fisheries”. It was requested that the Clerk should make application for certain leaflets, referred to in the “Board’s letter”, for distribution. Proposed by Mr Seagars, seconded by Mr G.A.H. Smith: That Mr Mercer be paid 1£ for Allotment rent and that a new cheque-book be obtained. carr: un: Mr Busbridge paid £1.1.8d rents of the Allotment holders which he had collected. Jan. 23rd 1913 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed) *Written in margin: ‘posted’.

January 23rd 1913 [p147]

Meeting at the Council Schools at 8 o’clock. Minutes read, passed and signed. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: C.R. Busbridge, W.E. Kemp, C. Le Feaver, J.J. Dence and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Proposed by Chairman, seconded by W.E. Kemp: That the following accounts be paid viz: Mr M. Mercer 1£ for allotment rents, Mr C.R. Busbridge 4/-d for collecting allotment rents, Mr J.C. Seagars 2/-d for preparing room. April 16th 1913 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed) (Stamped: “Local Government Board/Kent Audit District/1st July 1913”)

April 16th 1913 [p147-148]

The members of the new Council met this evening at 8.15. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell, Messrs: W. Peene, J.C. Seagars, G.A.H. Smith, W.E. Kemp, J.J. Dence and T.L. Ackermann. Declarations were signed by all present. Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr T.L. Ackermann: That Rev. T.J. Sewell be Chairman. un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp: That Mr T.L. Ackermann be Clerk. un: Proposed by J.C. Seagars, seconded by Mr T.L. Ackermann: That Messrs G.A.H. Smith and J. French J.P. be Overseers. carr: un: The minutes were then read, passed and signed. Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr J.C. Seagars: That the following accounts be paid: Mr Mercer 1£ for allotments, Mr Tassell 11/-d Elec. Expenses, Hadden and Best 5/3d certain P.C. forms, W.B. Prosser 1/1d list of voters, Elvy 2/6d new gate to Allotments, Ackermann Audit stamp 1911-12 and stamps 15/-d. Letter read from Rural District Council re “Sanitary arrangements”. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr G.A.H. Smith “The Lynsted Parish Council is willing to give favourable consideration to the suggestion of a joint Committee of the two Parishes of Lynsted and Teynham for the Scavenging work, but cannot commit themselves to any definite engagement without further details. un: The account for the year, as read, were passed unanimously. July 14th 1913 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

14th July 1913 [p149]

A Council meeting was held in the school at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: C.R. Busbridge, W. Peene, J.C. Seagars and T.L. Ackermann. Mr Busbridge signed “Declaration”. The minutes were read, passed and signed. Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr W. Peene: That sanction be given to signing the demand of Mr Dobbie for payment for collecting the Special Lighting rate”. un: Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr W. Peene: That the following accounts be paid: Mr Mercer 1£ (allotment rent), Seagars 3/-d (preparing room), Perkiss 5/-d (trap). A new receipt book was ordered for the Collector of Allotment rents. Oct. 20th 1913 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

20th October 1913 [p149-150]

Council meeting held at the school at 8 o’clock. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: C.R. Busbridge, W. Peene, J. Seagars, J.J. Dence and T.L. Ackermann. Minutes were read and signed. It was proposed by Mr Peene and seconded by Mr Busbridge that Mr Dobbie’s claim for collecting Special Sanitary rate be signed by the Chairman. carr: un: Proposed by J. Seagars and seconded by Mr J. Dence “That Mr Mercer be paid his account for Allotment rent 1£. carr: un: Proposed by Mr Busbridge, seconded by Mr Seagars “That the Lynsted Parish Council wish to draw the attention of the Rural District Council to the fact that the path which formerly existed from the stile by the garden of Berkeley House to the entrance to Mr Mercer’s stackyard, has not been kept up, and is now obstructed by a heap of stones placed there by the ‘Rural District Council’. They respectfully request that the path be restored as the corner is a dangerous corner”. carr: un: Jan. 19th 1914T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

19th January 1914 [p150-151]

Meeting held at the School at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: Peene, Busbridge, Seagars, Kemp and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. A satisfactory reply from the Rural District Council re ‘path’, was read. Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Seagars “That permission be given for payment of Mr Dobbie’s account for collecting special Sanitary and lighting rates”. carr: un: Mr Busbridge paid in the Allotment rents. Proposed by Mr Kemp, seconded by Mr Peene “That cheques be drawn for the following accounts: Mr Mercer £1 for allotments, Mr Seagars 2/-d for preparing room and Mr Busbridge 4/-d for collecting rents of Allotments”. March 30th 1914 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

March 30th 1914 [p151]

A Council meeting was held at the school after the Parish meeting. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: G.A.H. Smith, W.E. Kemp, C. Le Feaver, J.J. Dence, C.R. Busbridge, W. Peene and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. The accounts for the current year were passed and declared to be most economical. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr G.A.H. Smith “That cheque be drawn for Mr Ackermann for 10/-d for stamps”. carr: un: Very cordial votes of thanks were unanimously passed to the Chairman and Clerk for their services, both of whom suitably replied. (Stamped: “Local Government Board/Kent Audit District/16 June 1914”) July 13th 1914 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

July 13th 1914 [p152]

A Council meeting was held at the school at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: Peene, Seagars, Busbridge and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Mr Seagars, seconded by Busbridge “That the payment to Mr Mercer of 1£ in April last for the Allotment rent be confirmed”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr Peene, seconded by Mr Busbridge: That the following payments be made: Mr Mercer 1£ for Allotments, Mr Perkiss 5/-d for trap for Audit, and 6s/10d to Mr Parris for receipt-book. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Seagars “That the ‘Caution Notice board’ be replaced”. carr: un: “Notice of motion by Mr Seagar to ask for an extra ‘Caution board’ to be placed on the green in front of Berkeley House”. Aug. 11th 1914 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

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