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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

Through WW1 to 1932

Minute Book 1: pp153 - 256 (end Minute Book 1)

August 11th 1914 [p153]

A Council meeting was held today at the schools after the Parish meeting. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: Smith, Le Feaver, Peene, Busbridge, Seagars and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, confirmed and signed. Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Mr Le Feaver: That the sum of £2.15s.0d be paid, Mr Dobbie for Collecting “Special Sanitary Rate” made April 2nd 1914. carr: un: Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Seagars: That Rev. T.J. Sewell and Messrs: Smith and Peene from “Special Constables Committee”. carr: un: Oct. 19th 1914 - G.A.H. Smith Chairman (signed)

October 19th 1914 [p154]

Council meeting held at the school at 8 o’clock. Present: Mr G.A.H. Smith (Chair), Mr Seagars, Rev. T.J. Sewell and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, confirmed and signed. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr J.C. Seagars “That Mr Mercer be paid 1£ for Allotment rents”. carr: un: Jan. 11th 1915 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

January 11th 1915 [p154]

Council meeting held at the school at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chair), Messrs: Busbridge, Seagars, W. Peene and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Letters were read from “Local Government Board” re “Local Authorities Act - Disqualification relief” – and “Board of Agriculture and Fisheries” re “Allotments Annual return”. Proposed by Mr W. Peene, seconded by T.L. Ackermann: That the following accounts be paid: Mr Mercer 1£ for Allotment rents, Mr Seagars 5/-d for preparing room, Mr Busbridge 4/-d for Collecting Allotment rents. carr: un: March 26th 1915 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

March 26th 1915 [p155]

A Council meeting was held at the School at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: Seagars, Penne, W.E. Kemp and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, confirmed and signed. The accounts were presented and it was proposed, seconded and passed that they were most economical. Proposed by W.E. Kemp, seconded by W. Peene “That sanction be given the Overseers to pay Mr Dobbie £2.10s.0d and £2.15s.0d for collecting Lighting rate and Special Sanitary rate made on Oct. 1st 1914”. carr: Proposed by J.C. Seagars, seconded by W.E. Kemp “That the Clerk be paid 10/-d for stamps including Audit stamp for 1914”. carr: un (in margin: “15th April 1915”) A Precept was drawn on the Overseers for £7 for Council expenses. This was proposed by the Chairman, seconded by the Clerk and carried unan: (Stamped: “ Local Government Board/Kent Audit District/25th Oct. 1915”) April 19th 1915 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

April 19th 1915 [p156]

A Council meeting was held in the school at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: C.R. Busbridge, J.J. Dence, W. Peene, C. Le Feaver, W.E. Kemp, J.C. Seagars and T.L. Ackermann (Hon. Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Chairman, seconded by Mr C.R. Busbridge “That Mr Mercer be paid 1£ for rent of Allotments”. carr: un: Proposed by Chairman, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp “That Messrs: J. French and G.A.H. Smith be reappointed Overseers”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr C. Le Feaver, seconded by Chairman “That Mr J. French be asked to brush the hedge between Bogle and Bumpit”. carr: June 29th 1915 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

June 29th 1915 [p156-157]

A Council meeting was held at the school at 8 o’clock p.m. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: Busbridge, W. Peene, J.C. Seagars and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Mr Seagars, seconded by Mr W. Peene “That the Rev. T.J. Sewell and Mr G.A.H. Smith be School-Managers for a period of three years and further, if required in accordance with the terms of the circular. un: Proposed by Mr Seagars, seconded by Mr Busbridge: That Mr Mercer be paid 1£ for rent of Allotments on July 6th. un: A cheque-book was ordered to be obtained for the use of the Council – to contain 30 cheques. Mr Seagars gave notice of a motion “To ask Mr Mercer to put a fence round the Allotments”. After a short discussion it was decided to call a meeting to talk the matter over on July 6th. July 6th 1915 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

July 6th 1915 [p157-158]

Special meeting held at the school to consider Mr Seagar’s motion “That Mr Mercer be asked to put a fence round the allotments”. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: C.R. Busbridge, W. Peene, G.A.H. Smith and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, carried and signed. The motion was brought forward by Mr Seagar and seconded by Mr Busbridge, but there was no debate as the Chairman informed the meeting, that Mr Mercer had promised to put up the fence required. Proposed by Mr Busbridge, seconded by Mr Seagars “That Mr Mercer be thanked for his promise to put up a fence at the Allotments”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr Seagars, seconded by Mr W. Peene “That a notice-board with the words ‘No thoroughfare’ be placed at the entrance to the Allotments next the Cemetery”. carr: un: Oct. 18th 1915 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

October 18th 1915 [p158-159]

Meeting at the school at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: Seagars, Peene, Busbridge and Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Mr J.C. Seagars, seconded by Mr C.R. Busbridge “That consent be given to the Overseers of Lynsted to pay Mr Dobbie the sum of two pounds fifteen shillings for collecting the Special Sanitary Rate made April 1st 1915”. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr J.C. Seagars “That Mr Mercer be paid 1£ for rent of allotments”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr J.C. Seagars, seconded by W. Peene “That Mr Ackermann be allowed 5/-d for expenses incurred in attending Audit in lieu of trap-hire”. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr T.L. Ackermann “That the Lynsted Parish Council is of opinion that in view of the extreme scarcity of labour in this district, children of more than 12 years of age, who have bona fide employment suited to their strength and capability should not be prosecuted for non-attendance at school”. carr: un: Proposed by the Chairman, seconded by Mr C.R. Busbridge “That a copy of the ‘resolution on scarcity of labour etc.’ be sent to the Faversham school attendance Committee”. carr: un: Jan. 17th 1916T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

January 17th 1916 [p159-160]

A meeting was held at the School house at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: G.A.H. Smith, C.R. Busbridge, J.C. Seagars, W. Peene and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr W. Peene: That the following accounts be paid: Mr Mercer 1£ Allotment, Mr Seagars 6/-d preparing room, Mr Busbridge 4/-d Collecting Allotment rents, Mr Ackermann 5/-d Audit expenses. Mr Peene gave notice of motion “That the proper Authority be asked to put in order the path in front of his house and forge”. March 31st 1916 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

March 31st 1916 [p160]

The Annual meeting was held at the Vicarage at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: W. Peene, W.E. Kemp and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Mr Kemp, seconded by Mr Peene “That sanction be given the Overseers to pay Mr Dobbie the sum of Two pounds seventeen shillings and seven pence for collecting the “Special Sanitary rate” made 7th October 1915”. carr:un: Proposed by Mr Peene, seconded by Mr Kemp “That the Clerk be paid 10/-d for stamps, including Audit stamp for 1914-15 and Mr Mercer be paid 1£ for rent of Allotments”. carr: un: The accounts were presented and passed and considered most economical. (Stamped: “Local Government Board/ Kent Audit District/1 Nov. 1916”) April 26th 1916 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

April 26th 1916 [p161]

Special Council meeting held at the Schoolhouse at 8 o’clock p.m. to consider the “Fire Brigade” business. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: J.Dence, G.A.H. Smith, W. Peene, C.R. Busbridge, W.E. Kemp, T.C. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Letter from “Secretary of the Teynham and Lynsted Fire Brigade” was read and discussed. Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr W. Peene: That the meeting be adjourned to Tuesday, May 9th 1916. carr: un: Mr Busbridge paid in the Allotment rents for quarter ending April 6th. May 9th 1916 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

May 9th 1916 [p161-162]

The adjourned meeting was held at the School House at 8 o’clock p.m. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: G.A.H. Smith, C. Le Feaver, W.E. Kemp and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Mr T.L. Ackermann, seconded by Mr C. Le Feaver: That the provision of hydrants seems to come under the “Lighting and Watching Act” of 1833. That this “Act” has already been adopted for a portion of the parish of Lynsted, and that the Parish Council does not think that they should alter the area for the application of this Act; and that therefore, the application for the putting in of a hydrant at the end of Lynsted Lane should be made to the “Committee of the Lighting Area” and that under the circumstances, the Parish Council does not propose to apply for a hydrant in the village of Lynsted. carr: un: A copy of the above resolution was ordered to be sent to the “Secretary of the Teynham and Lynsted Fire Brigade”. Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr C. Le Feaver: That Mr E. Spicer’s account of 11s/6d for “Allotment Notice-Board” be paid. carr: un: May 29th 1916 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

May 29th 1916 [p162-163]

Meeting was held at the School House at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: G.A.H. Smith, W. Peene, C. Le Feaver, W.E. Kemp, C.R. Busbridge and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. The meeting was called to consider the supplying of a hydrant at the end of Lynsted Lane. A letter was read from the Fire Brigade Chairman stating that it had been decided to supply the same by voluntary subscriptions from the district served by the hydrant, and so there was no business for the Council to transact. July 10th 1916 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

July 10th 1916 [p163]

Meeting at the School House at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell, Messrs: Busbridge, G.A.H. Smith and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr C.R. Busbridge “That the Parish Council of Lynsted desires to express its deep sympathy with Mrs Dence for the loss of her husband, who had been a member of the Parish Council for 20 years”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr C.R. Busbridge: That Mr Mercer be paid 1£ for rent of Allotments. carr: un: Proposed by Mr C.R. Busbridge, seconded by Mr Ackermann: That permission be given the Overseers to pay Mr Dobbie the sum of two pounds 17s/8d for collecting special Sanitary rate made April 16th 1916. carr: un: Oct. 16th 1916 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

October 16th 1916 [p164]

A meeting was held at the School House at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: C.R. Busbridge, W. Peene and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Mr C.R. Busbridge, seconded by Mr Peene: That Mr Mercer be paid 1£ for Allotment rent. carr: un: A letter was read from L.G.B. postponing election of Councillors for one year. Jan. 15th 1917 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

January 15th 1917 [p164]

Meeting held at the School House at 8 o’clock p.m. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: G.A.H. Smith, C. Le Feaver and T.L. Ackermnann (Clerk). Proposed by G.A.H. Smith, seconded by C. Le Feaver: That Mr Mercer be paid 1£ for Allotment rent. carr: un: A letter was read from K.C.C. re “supply of seed potatoes” and no action was taken. Mr Smith promised to supply seed potatoes to the parishioners at 12/-d per cwt. The K.C.C. quoted no price and gave no assurance that they would be able to supply seed potatoes. Mr Smith’s offer only to be open until February 20th. March 26th 1917 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

March 16th 1917 [p165-166]

Meeting held at the school at 7.30 p.m. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: J.C. Seagars, G.A.H. Smith, C.R. Busbridge, W.E. Kemp, W. Peene and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by W. Peene: That Messrs G.A.H. Smith and Jas. French be Overseers for ensuing year. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr G.A.H. Smith “That 10/-d be allowed for stamps including Audit Stamp for year ending 31st March 1916, and that cheques be drawn for Mr Ackermann 5/-d Audit expenses instead of trap-hire, 4/-d Mr C.R. Busbridge – collecting Allotment rents and 1£ for Mr M. Mercer for Allotment rent (for April 6th)”. carr: un: It was proposed, seconded and carried unanimously that Mr Leeds should have the vacant allotment. Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by J.C. Seagars “That applications for the Allotments for the future should be made in writing to Mr Busbridge or the Parish Council”. carr: un: The accounts were presented and it was proposed and seconded that they be passed and this was carried unanimously. Mr J.C. Seagars gave notice of motion for next meeting “That the question of the fence between the Allotments and the road be considered”. April 30th 1917 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

April 30th 1917 [p166]

Meeting at the School House at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: G.A.H. Smith, C. Le Feaver, C.R. Busbridge and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes amended, read, passed and signed. Letter read from “Board of Agriculture” re “treatment of potatoes to prevent disease”. Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr C.R. Busbridge “That we do not adopt the Scheme of the K.E.C., either with regard to the purchase of knapsack sprayers or funding the acreage of potatoes in Allotments and small gardens, or with regard to the purchase of material through the K.E.C.” carr: un: July 2nd 1917 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

July 2nd 1917 [p167]

Meeting at the School House at 8 o’clock. Present: T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: W.E. Kemp, G.A.H. Smith and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Kemp “That Mr Mercer be paid 1£ for Allotment rent, and cheque be drawn for same”. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Kemp “That sanction be given to Overseers for payment to Mr Dobbie for collecting special sanitary rates made Oct. 5th 1916 and April 5th 1917 respectively, and amounting to £2.15s.0d for each account”. carr: un: Oct. 5th 1917 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

October 5th 1917 [p168]

Meeting at the School House at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: G.A.H. Smith, C.R. Busbridge and T.L. Ackermann (Hon. Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That cheques be drawn for: Mr M. Mercer (1£) Allotment rent, Mr F. Austin 6s/6d Audit forms “Notices”, Mr Parris 6d Receipt book”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That Mr Springate takes the vacant allotment unless he leaves for the army when Mr Moorhead is to have it”. carr: un: In reply to the Rural District Council’s circular re “Housing of the Working classes” it was proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell and seconded by Mr G.A.H. Smith “That the Lynsted Parish Council begs to inform the Rural District Council that there are 15 fewer houses in the parish than there were in 1891”. carr: un: Jan. 10th 1918 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

January 10th 1918 [p169]

A meeting was held at the School House at 8 o’clock p.m. The minutes of the last meeting were read, passed and signed. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs C.R. Busbridge and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). A communication was read from “The Rural League” and it was resolved unanimously that “The Rural League be informed that the Lynsted Parish Council is of opinion that no more can be done for food production in the parish than is already being done, but that the shortage of meat might be alleviated by allowing pigs to be bred otherwise than at a loss”. Proposed by Mr Busbridge, seconded by Mr Ackermann “That Mr Mercer be paid 1£ for rent of Allotments”. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Ackermann “That Mr Frank Blackman Filmer be appointed to fill the vacancy on the Council caused by the death of Mr J.J. Dence”. carr: un: March 11th 1918 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

March 11th 1918 [p170-171]

A meeting was held at the School House on Monday at 8 o’clock p.m. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs G.A.H. Smith, W.E. Kemp, F.B. Filmer, W. Peene, C.R. Busbridge and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. A letter was read from the L.G.B. re “Allotments and Elections postponement”. Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp: That Mr Busbridge be paid 4/-d for collecting rents. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp: That cheque for Mr Mercer be drawn for 1£ for Allotment rent due April 6th. carr: un: It was resolved “That the Parish Council wish to have written applications for allotments stating the area which the applicant desires. They also wish the applicants to be informed that it may be possible to obtain land from Mr Mercer adjoining the existing allotments at Lynsted, but that the rent would probably have to be paid from Michaelmas last, and compensation for the ploughing, so that the minimum estimate for each rod of land to next Michaelmas would be more than one shilling, assuming that the rent was to be 6½ d a rod, as in the existing allotments. Applications should be made not later than Monday the 18th March”. The above resolution was to be sent to Mr Butcher who had communicated with the Council. March 19th 1918 - G.A.H. Smith Chairman (signed)

March 19th 1918 [p171-172]

Meeting at the School House 8 o’clock p.m. Present: Messrs: G.A.H. Smith (Ch.), C.R. Busbridge, W. Peene and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, approved and signed. Proposed by Mr Filmer, seconded by C.R. Busbridge “That the land offered by Mr Mercer for Allotments be accepted”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr F.B. Filmer: That Messrs: Busbridge, Rev. T.J. Sewell, G.A.H. Smith and Ackermann be appointed as Committee for laying out the new allotment ground when business with Mr Mercer has been arranged. carr: un: Mr G.A.H. Smith promised to see Mr Mercer and arrange all business relating to ground for Allotments. Notice was given of a meeting to be held on Tuesday next March 26th to consider the proposed “change of name of Greenstreet Post Office” to that of “Teynham Post Office”. March 26th 1918 - T.L. Sewell Chairman (signed)

March 26th 1918 [p172-174]

Meeting at the School House at 8 o’clock p.m. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: G.A.H. Smith, C.R. Busbridge, W. Peene, C. Le Feaver and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Correspondence on subject of ‘Change of name of the Greenstreet Post Office to that of Teynham Post Office’ was read. Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Mr Le Feaver “That the ‘Lynsted Rural Council’ confirms the action of their Chairman in telling the Post Master General and the Post Master of Sittingbourne of the resolutions which were passed by the Council in November 1904 in opposition to the change of name of Greenstreet Post Office, also that it strongly protests against the proposed change of the name from Greenstreet Post Office to Teynham Post Office at the present time, and point out the fact that the people of the Lynsted side of Greenstreet have not been consulted about the proposed change, although the greater portion of Greenstreet is in the parish of Lynsted, a statement which no one questioned in 1904, and a fact about which there has been no change since that time. They further state that as the name of Teynham will wrongly describe the office which is “Greenstreet Post Office by whatever name it is called, they are confident, that if the name is changed it will in the course of time, be corrected to its proper title, and they therefore beg, that if the name be changed because of existing arrangements, steps may be taken at once, to give the office again as soon as possible its proper title of “Greenstreet”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr C.R. Busbridge, seconded by Mr W. Peene: That Sanction be given that the sum of £2.17s.0d be paid to Mr Dobbie for collecting the Sanitary rate. carr: un Proposed by Mr W. Peene, seconded by Mr C.R. Busbridge: That Messrs: G.A.H. Smith and J. French be Overseers for the ensuing year”. carr:un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr G.A.H. Smith “That Mr Mercer’s offer of land for Allotments, on condition that we pay 30/-d per acre for cultivation, and 4£ per acre for rent, the first payment being from Michaelmas 1917 be accepted”. carr:un: Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr W. Peene “That the rent to the Allotment holders including compensation be 9d. per rod from Michaelmas 1917 to Michaelmas 1918 and afterwards 6½ d. per rod annually”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr C.R. Busbridge, seconded by Mr W. Peene “That the Applicants be invited to come on Thursday March 28th to draw for the Allotments at 8 o’clock p.m. and that they be told that “the size of each Allotment will be 16 rods and the rent 9d. per rod from Michaelmas 1917 till Michaelmas 1918, and after that 6½d. per rod annually”. carr:un: July 9th 1918 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed) - (Pro: at Audit 13th Aug. ’18)

July 9th 1918 [p174-176]

A Council meeting was held on Tuesday at the School House at 8 o’clock p.m. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: W.E. Kemp, C.R. Busbridge, and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp “That Mr Busbridge be paid 12/-d per annum for collecting the rent of all the allotments”. carr:un: Proposed by Mr Kemp, seconded by Mr Ackermann “That Mr Mercer be paid £6.8s.0d rent of allotments being a half years rent on the new allotments to April 1918 and a quarter’s rent for the old allotments due July 6th 1918”. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp “That the Chairman and Clerk consult with Mr Mercer and if he is agreeable that the agreement with respect to the new allotments be added to the old agreement without the assistance of a solicitor, but if he requires that it be done by a solicitor then Mr Dixon shall be asked to make the necessary addition”. arr:un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp “That the Council confirm the action of the Chairman and Clerk in making 19 of the new allotments each one rod wide without consideration of the area, and in dividing the remaining portion of ground equally between two allottees”. carr:un: That Mr Mercer be informed in writing that the additional ground was measured to 314 rods and that the Council agree to pay £5.10s.0d an acre for this ground for the first year from Michaelmas 1917, and 4£ per acre annually afterwards, the payments to be made at the same time as the payments for the old allotments. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp “That Mr Mercer be paid £5.8s.0d the rent of the new Allotments to Michaelmas 1918 as soon as the rents are collected from the Allottees”. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp “That Mr Ackermann be paid 15/-d for stamps, including Audit stamp for 1916-17 and Audit expenses”. carr:un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr Ackermann “That Mr Busbridge be paid 4/-d for collecting the rent of the new allotments to April 1918”. carr:un: Oct. 15th 1918T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

October 15th 1918 [p176]

Meeting at the School House at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Chairman), Messrs: W. Peene, F. Filmer, C.R. Busbridge, and T.L. Ackermann (Hon. Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Mr F. Filmer, seconded by Mr W. Peene “That sanction be given for the payment to Mr Dobbie of £2.15s.0d for collecting Sanitary rate made 4th April 1918”. carr:un: Proposed by Mr C.R. Busbridge, seconded by Mr F. Filmer “That a cheque of 1£ be drawn for Mr M. Mercer for rent of the allotments for quarter ending Oct. 11th 1918”. carr:un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr F. Filmer “That Mr Ackermann be paid 15/-d (for stamps (5/-d) Audit stamp (5/-d) and Audit expenses (5/-d) for year) ending 31st March 1918”. carr:un: Proposed by Mr C.R. Busbridge, seconded by Mr W. Peene “That Mr Wilkins have the Allotment vacated by Mr Billington and that Mr Jones that vacated by Mr Jordan”. carr:un: Jan. 14th 1919 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

January 14th 1919 [p177]

Meeting at the School House at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: F.B. Filmer, C.R. Busbridge and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Proposed by Mr Filmer, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That Mr Mercer be paid £2.19s.3d for Allotment rent due Jan. 16th 1919 and Mr Ackermann be paid 5/-d for stamps for current year and Mr Parris 1/-d for receipt book”. carr:un: Feb. 24th 1919 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

February 24th 1919 [p177-178]

Special general meeting held at the School House at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: W. Peene, W.E. Kemp, G.A.H. Smith, C.R. Busbridge, C. Le Feaver and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. A letter was read from the “Rural District Council” on “the sewage and drainage question”. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr G.A.H. Smith “That a Parish meeting be held at the school on Monday, March 10th 1919 at 7 o’clock p.m. to consider the “Sewage question”. carr:un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp “That the “Rural District Council” be informed that the Parish Council of Lynsted has decided to call a Parish Meeting on Monday March 10th 1919 to consider the question of the “sewage”. carr:un: The Council left the business of inviting Mr Caffyn to the Parish Meeting, to the discretion of Rev. T.J. Sewell, Messrs G.A.H. Smith and Mr T.L. Ackermann as the question could not well be settled at this meeting. March 27th 1919 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

March 27th 1919 [p178]

A meeting was held in the Schoolhouse at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: F.B. Filmer, C.R. Busbridge and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr F.B. Filmer “That Mr Busbridge be paid 12/-d for collecting Allotment rents for 1918-19 and Hadden-Best & Co. 5/4d for P.C. Election forms”. carr:un: Sanction was given for the Overseers to pay £2.18s.6d to Mr Dobbie for collecting Sanitary rate, and postage. April 15th 1919 - C. Le Feaver Chairman (signed) (Audited: E.H. Myall: D-A 3/2/20)

April 18th 1919 [p179]

Meeting at the School House at 8 o’clock p.m. Present: Messrs: W. Peene, F.W. Dalton, W.E. Kemp, C.R. Busbridge, F.B. Filmer, C. Le Feaver and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). All the above signed the usual Declaration at being the first meeting of the new Council. Mr Ackermann was then unanimously elected Chairman pro-tem to carry out the first item on the Agenda “Election of Officers”. Proposed by Mr W.E. Kemp, seconded by Mr C.R. Busbridge “That Rev. T.J. Sewell be Chairman”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr F.B. Filmer, seconded by Mr C. Le Feaver “That Mr G.A.H Smith be Vice-Chairman”. un: Proposed by Mr F.W. Dalton, seconded Mr W. Peene “That Mr T.L. Ackermann be Hon. Clerk”. un: The Chair was now taken by Mr C. Le Feaver and Mr Ackermann acted as Clerk. The Clerk read the Minutes which were passed and signed. Proposed by Mr C. Le Feaver, seconded by Mr F.B. Filmer “That Mr Mercer be paid £2.19s.3d for rent of Allotments for quarter ending Ap. 6th 1919”.Cheque drawn. carr:un: July 7th 1919 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

July 7th 1919 [p180]

A council meeting was held at the School House at 8 o’clock p.m. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: F.B. Filmer, C.R. Busbridge, W.E. Kemp and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Mr Filmer, seconded by Mr Kemp “That Mr Mercer be paid £2.19s.3d for Allotment rent due July 6th 1919 and Mr Tassell 12/6d for Election expenses”. carr:un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr F.B. Filmer “That the Overseers be asked for 28£ for “Peace Celebrations”. carr:un: Sept. 8th 1919 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

September 8th 1919 [p180-182]
Meeting held in the school at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs F.B. Filmer, F. Dalton, W.E. Kemp and T.L. Ackermann (Cl.). Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Mr W.E. Kemp, seconded by F.B. Filmer “That cheques be drawn for £27.14s.8d for Greenstreet Co-op Society and 12/-d for Miss Busbridge for flags”. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr F. Dalton: That the thanks of the Parish Council be given to Mr Clark (Manager of Co-op) and the Greenstreet Co-op Society for the loan of coppers, forms, tables, teapots and for doing carting free of charge on the occasion of the “Peace Celebrations”. un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr F.B. Filmer “That the thanks of P.C. be given to Mr E. Thomas for arranging for the fetching of aged people and invalids to the park and to Messrs: Dalton, Mercer and Oyler for the assistance which they gave in this work”. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp “That the thanks of the P.C. be given to Mrs Spicer and her daughters, Mrs Fuller, Mrs M. Dixon, Mrs Nankivell, Mrs Cleaver and others who assisted in the amusements and entertainments”. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr F.B. Filmer “That the thanks of the P.C. be given to Mr Mercer for providing fireworks and Mrs Henderson, Messrs: Carlton, Dixon and Tyrrell for the assistance they gave in connection with the fireworks”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr F. Dalton, seconded by Mr F.B. Filmer “That the thanks of the P.C. be given to all those who assisted by supplying materials or in other ways, in connection with the “Bonfire”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr F. Dalton “That the thanks of the P.C. be given to all those who assisted in cutting up bread, and butter, cake, and hams, to Mrs Henderson for begging the hams, to those who kindly gave the hams, and to all those who in other ways assisted in connection with the tea”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr W.E. Kemp, seconded by Mr F. Dalton : That the thanks of the P.C. be given to Messrs: Ferris, Carrier and others 2who assisted in arranging the sports and carrying them out, to Mr Busbridge who marked out the course, to the ladies who collected subscriptions amounting to £82.10s.0d and to the people who kindly subscribed that amount for the sports”. carr:un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp : That the thanks of the P.C. be given to Mr Pilcher for the loan of the ground for the Celebration, to Mr Smith for permission to have a bonfire and the display of fireworks in his part of the park”. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr F. Dalton : That the thanks of the P.C. be given to the “Trustees” of the Wesleyan Sunday Schools for the loan of chairs, forms and tea-urns”. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp : That the thanks of the P.C. be given to Mr Petts and his helpers, for the assistance which they gave both before, after, and at the time of the celebration in preparing ground, putting up decorations, boiling water and clearing the ground. carr: un: Oct. 20th 1919 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

October 20th 1919 [p182-183]

A meeting was held at the School House at 8 o’clock p.m. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: W. Peene, W.E. Kemp, F.B. Filmer and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Mr W. Penne, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp : That a cheque for £2.19s.3d be drawn for Mr M. Mercer to pay Allotment rent for quarter ending Oct. 11th 1919. carr: un: Proposed by Mr F.B. Filmer, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp “That sanction be given to Overseers to pay Mr Dobbie £2.18s.10d for collecting Sanitary-rate for half-year ending Sept. 30th 1919 and postage. Jan. 15th 1910 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

January 15th 1920 [p183]

Meeting at the School House at 8.15 p.m. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: F. Dalton and T.L. Ackermann (Cl.). Minutes were read, passed and signed. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr F. Dalton “That cheque for £2.19s.3d be drawn for Mr M. Mercer, for allotments rent for quarter ending Jan. 6th 1920”. carr: un: March 25th 1920 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

March 25th 1920 [p183-184]

Annual meeting at the Council School at 8.15 after the Parish Meeting. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: G.A.H. Smith, W. Peene and T.L. Ackermann (Cl.) Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Mr W. Peene, seconded by Mr G.A.H. Smith : That cheques be drawn for Mr Busbridge for 12/6d for collecting rents and receipt book, W. Rye for 12/6d for Motor for Audit (1919) and stamps for current year and for Mr M. Mercer for £2.19s.3d for Allotment rent. carr: un: Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Mr W. Peene : That Mr Dunn the Assistant Overseer has his salary raised from £7.10s.0d to £10.0s.0d per year. carr: un: July 26th 1920 - Thos. L. Ackermann Chairman (signed) (Audited:E.H. Myall: D-A 18/11/20)

July 26th 1920 [p184]

A Council Meeting was held at the Schoolhouse at 8 o’clock p.m. Present: Messrs: W. Peene, C.R. Busbridge and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Proposed by W. Peene, seconded by C.R. Busbridge : That Mr Ackermann be Chairman for the meeting. Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Mr W. Peene, seconded by Mr C.R. Busbridge : That a cheque for £2.19s.3d be drawn for Allotments rent due to Mr Mercer on July 6th 1920. carr: un: Proposed by Mr C.R. Busbridge, seconded by Mr W. Peene : That Sanction was given to the Overseers to pay Mr Dobbie £2.19s.4d for collecting Special Sanitary rate for half year ending March 31st 1920. carr: un: Oct. 20th 1920 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

October 20th 1920 [p184-185]

A Council meeting was held at the Clerk’s residence, in the village, at 8 o’clock p.m. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: C.R. Busbridge, W.E. Kemp, F. Dalton, W. Peene, T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Mr Dalton, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That cheque for £2.19s.3d be drawn for Mr M. Mercer for rent of Allotments due Oct. 11th 1920”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr Kemp, seconded by Mr Peene : That the Allotment lately used by Mr Stone be let to Mr J. Kite as Mr Stone has moved from neighbourhood. carr: un: Proposed by Mr Dalton, seconded by Mr Kemp : That Mr H. Kite take the Allotment lately used by Mr Kirby, on Jan. 6th 1921. carr: un: Jan. 25th 1921 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

January 25th 1921 [p185-186]

Meeting at the Clerk’s house at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: F. Dalton, W.E. Kemp, C.R. Busbridge, T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr F. Dalton “That Mr P.G. Oyler be appointed Overseer in place of the late Mr J. French”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr F. Dalton, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp “That cheques be drawn for Mr Mercer for £2.19s.3d for Allotments rent (Jan. 6th) and for 14/-d for Mr W. Rye for motor for Audit”. carr: un: Two applications for Allotments were considered but it was decided that they must be postponed pending the obtaining of additional ground (Mr L. Wildash Oct. 25th 1920 and Mr G. Kadwill on Jan. 25th 1921). March 22nd 1921 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

March 22nd 1921 [p186]

A Council meeting was held at the school after the Annual Parish Meeting. Minutes were read, amended and signed. Members present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: G.A.H. Smith, W. Peene, C.R. Busbridge and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr W. Peene : That cheques be drawn for : Mr. Mercer £2.19s.3d Allotment rent (April 6th) Mr Busbridge 15s.6d Collector, etc. Mr Seagars 4s.0d Preparing room (P.M.) Mr Ackermann 17s.6d Audit Stamp and stamps 10/-d 7/6d Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr T.L. Ackermann : That Messrs: G.A.H. Smith and P.G. Oyler be Overseers for coming year. June 24th 1921 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed) (E.H. Wrigell/District Audit/13/12/21)

June 24th 1921 [p186-187]

A special Council Meeting was held at the Clerk’s residence at 8 o’clock. Present: T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: C.R. Busbridge and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. An invitation from the Teynham Parish Council to Lynsted Parish Council asking the Lynsted Parish Council to meet them at the Red-triangle hut on Tuesday June 28th to consider arrangements to celebrate the visit of the Duke of York on July 14th was considered and agreed to unanimously. Proposed by Mr C. Busbridge, seconded by Mr T.L. Ackermann “That the Lynsted Parish Council do meet the Teynham Parish Council on Tuesday June 28th at the Red-triangle hut. carr: un: July 12th 1921T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

July 12th 1921 [p187-188]

A Council meeting was held at the Clerk’s residence at 8 o’clock. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: F.B. Filmer, C.R. Busbridge, W. Peene, G.A.H. Smith and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes were read, passed and signed. Proposed by Mr F.B. Filmer, seconded by Mr W. Peene “That Rev. T.J. Sewell and Mr G.A.H. Smith be re-appointed school-managers for the ensuing three years”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr T.L. Ackermann, seconded by Mr W. Peene “That Chairman sign demand for permission to pay Mr Dobbie £2.19s.10d for rate collection”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr F.B. Filmer “That cheque be drawn for £2.19s.3d for Allotment rent due to Mr M. Mercer on July 6th 1921. carr: un: Oct. 12th 1921 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

October 12th 1921 [p188]

A Council meeting was held at the Clerk’s residence at 8 o’clock p.m. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.),Messrs: W. Peene, C.R. Busbridge, F. Dalton, T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Mr F. Dalton, seconded by Mr W. Peene “That cheque for £2.19s.3d be drawn for Mr M. Mercer for rent of Allotments due October 11th 1921. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr F. Dalton “That precept be drawn on Overseers for 7£ for general council expenses”. carr: un: Jan. 16th 1922 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

January 16th 1922 [p188-189]

A Council meeting was held at the Clerk’s Residence at 8 o’clock p.m. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: C.R. Busbridge and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr T.L. Ackermann “That cheques be drawn for Mr M. Mercer for £2.19s.3d (Allotment rent) for G. Knight & Co. 17/8d (Parish Council forms) and Mr W. Rye 14/-d (hire of Motor for Audit). Demands from Mr Dobbie for collection of Sanitary rate from October to March 1920-21 and from April to September 1921 were authorised and ordered to be paid, and signed by Chairman. Amounts were £3.15s.10d and £3.12s.10d respectively. A letter from Mr G.A.H. Smith to the Clerk re “shrubs and trees in the churchyard” was left on the table. March 21st 1922 G.A.H. Smith Chairman (signed)

March 21st 1922 [p189]

Meeting at the Clerk’s house at 8 o’clock p.m. Present: Messrs: G.A.H. Smith, C.R. Busbridge, T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed, and signed. Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr C.R. Busbridge “That cheques be drawn for Mr C.R. Busbridge for 12/-d for collecting Allotment rents, Mr T.L. Ackermann for 12/6d for stamps including Audit stamp (1921) and Messrs Hadden, Best & Co. 3s/4d for P.C. Forms. carr: un: Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Mr Busbridge “That a letter be written to the Rural District Council “re shrubs and trees in churchyard and additional churchyard, which have so grown as to be dangerous to the public traffic”. carr: un: The Collector said – Mr Pope wished to give up his Allotment, and as Mr Cuff applied for one in December last, this of Mr Pope will be transferred to him on signing stamped agreement. May 17th 1922 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed) (written in margin: ‘Mr White has applied for allotment also – Reynolds in March 22nd’’).

May 17th 1922 [p190]

Meeting at the Clerk’s house at 8 o’clock p.m. Declarations signed by all present: Rev. T.J. Sewell, Messrs: G.A.H. Smith, T.L. Ackermann, F.W. Dalton, W. Peene, W.E. Kemp and C.R. Busbridge. Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr T.L. Ackermann “That Rev. T.J. Sewell be Chairman of the Parish Council”. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr W. Peene : That Mr G.A.H. Smith be Vice-Chairman. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr F.W. Dalton : That Mr T.L. Ackermann be Hon. Clerk. carr: un: Minutes read, passed, and signed. Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp : That cheque £2.19s.3d be drawn for Mr Mercer for Allotment rent due April 6th 1922. carr: un: A motion to be brought forward by Mr G.A.H. Smith re “ivy on Churchyard wall”. A motion re “Bus fares to Faversham” to be brought forward by Mr G.A.H. Smith. July 11th 1922 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

July 11th 1922 [p190-191]

Meeting at the Council school at 8 o’clock p.m. Present Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: G.A.H. Smith, F.B. Filmer, W. Smith, C.R. Busbridge, W.E. Kemp, W. Peene, T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Declarations signed by Messrs: Filmer and W. Smith. Minutes read, passed, and signed. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr G.A.H. Smith “That cheque for £2.19s.3d be drawn for Mr Mercer for Allotment rent due July 6th ”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr F.B. Filmer “That allotment becoming vacant at Michaelmas be offered to Mr White”. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp “That the Teynham Parish Council be informed that the Lynsted members of the Lighting Committee have never been appointed by the Lynsted Parish Council, that it is not a Parish affair, but a district affair, and that they should find out how the members were appointed before, and that they be appointed in the same way”. carr: un: Motion on “Ivy on Churchyard wall” by Mr G. Smith was withdrawn. Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr W. Peene “That the Lynsted Parish Council wishes to draw the attention of the Maidstone & District Motor-bus Company to the fact, that as they can carry passengers from Greenstreet to Ospringe for 4d, they should be able to carry them from Ospringe to Faversham which is only one third of the distance for less than 3d, and in the same way, the fare from Greenstreet to Bapchild might be reduced from 4d to more nearly correspond with the fare of 2d from Bapchild to Sittingbourne, which is no shorter distance”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr G. Smith, seconded by Mr C.R. Busbridge “That the owners of the properties on both sides of the path from Lynsted to Bumpit field (Mr C.R. Vallance and Mr E. Spicer) be asked to trim the hedges”. carr: un: Oct. 24th 1922 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

October 24th 1922 [p192]

Meeting at the Council school at 8 o’clock p.m. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: W. Smith and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by W. Smith : That cheques be drawn for Mr Mercer for £2.19s.3d (Allotments rent), Mr Rye 14/-d for Motor (Audit), Mr Guy Tassell 13/6d for Election expenses. carr: un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by W. Smith : That sanction be given to Overseer (Assistant) to pay Mr Dobbie £3.16s.6d for half year ending 31.3.22 and £3.11s.8d for half-year ending 30.9.22 for collecting Special Sanitary rate. carr: un: Jan. 19th 1923 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

January 19th 1923 [p193]

Meeting held at the Council School at 8 o’clock p.m. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: F.W. Dalton and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed, and signed. Proposed by Mr F.W. Dalton, seconded by Mr T.L. Ackermann “That a cheque be drawn for £2.19s.3d for Mr M. Mercer for rent of allotments for quarter ending Jan. 6th 1923”. carr: un: March 27th 1923 - G.A.H. Smith (signed)

March 27th 1923 [p193]

A Council meeting was held at the school this evening after the Parish meeting at 8 o’clock. Present: Mr G.A.H. Smith (Ch.), Messrs: W. Peene, W.E. Kemp, C.R. Busbridge, W. Smith, F. Dalton and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed and signed. Proposed by Mr F. Dalton, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp : That cheques be drawn for £2.19s.3d M. Mercer for Allotment rent (due April 6th), 12/6d T.L. Ackermann for Audit stamp (1922) and stamps, 12/-d C.R. Busbridge for collecting rents (Allotments), and 6/-d for J. Holloway for preparing room.carr: un: The Collector reported that three allotments would be vacant in April and there were three applicants. Mr Wood was accepted as tenant for the late Mr G. Smith’s, Mr Smith to have Mr Townsend’s and Mr J. Holloway to have Mr Pilcher’s. May 28th 1923 - G.A.H. Smith Chairman (signed)

May 28th 1923 [p194]

Meeting held at the school at 8 o’clock p.m. Present: Mr G.A.H. Smith (Ch.), C.R. Busbridge and Mr T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed, and signed. Letter from Sittingbourne Postmaster re “proposed half-holiday on Saturdays for rural postmen” was read and discussed. Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr C.R. Busbridge “The Lynsted Paris Council have considered your letter of the 17th inst. and note that you say nothing of the post-office called “Teynham post Office” at Greenstreet which serves half the population of this parish and if it is proposed to make a change there, beg to enter a protest against their not being consulted about it. With regard to the other proposal, they agree to it, provided that a “Sunday morning delivery and collection be substituted for the present arrangements”. carr: un: July 10th 1923 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

July 10th 1923 [p194-195]

Meeting held at the “Clerk’s house” at 8 o’clock p.m. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: C.R. Busbridge and T.L. Ackermann (Cl.). Minutes read, passed and signed. Two letters from Sittingbourne P.O. were read. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr C.R. Busbridge “That the Lynsted Parish Council does not accept the proposal for a half-holiday on Saturday afternoon for rural postmen”. un: Proposed by C.R. Busbridge, seconded by Rev. T.J. Sewell “That the postmaster of Sittingbourne be informed that the larger half (?) of Greenstreet is not Teynham but Lynsted and that the Lynsted Parish Council should be consulted with regard to any changes at the P.O. in Greenstreet, which is wrongly called Teynham P.O. un: Proposed by T.L. Ackermann, seconded by Mr C.R. Busbridge “That the Lynsted Parish Council in passing Mr Dobbie’s a/c £3.12s.4d for Collecting Special Sanitary rate beg to inform him that they will not again sanction the payment of a larger sum than £2.10s.0d in addition to the postage and receipt stamps, as this was the pre-war rate”. un: Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr C.R. Busbridge : That Mr Mercer be paid £2.19s.3d for rent of Allotments due July 6th. un: Oct. 16th 1923 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

October 16th 1923 [p196]

A Meeting was held at the school at 7.30 p.m. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: W. Smith, W. Peene and T.L. Ackermann (Cl.). Minutes were read, passed, and signed. A letter from Mr F. Dalton was read regretting his inability to be present, owing to illness. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by Mr W. Peene “That cheque be drawn for £2.19s.3d for Mr M. Mercer for Allotment rents due 11th Oct. 1923”. car:un: Application for Allotment was made by Mr Townsend. A letter from Sittingbourne Postmaster re “Rural Postmen” was read and discussed. Proposed by Mr W. Smith, seconded by Mr W. Peene “That the Lynsted Parish Council having considered the application for a shortening of hours on Saturdays for the rural postmen do not think that this would be in the interests of the postmen themselves, as they might as a consequence find, that in the immediate future, they were asked to accept less pay for the shortened hours, and therefore, they do not agree to the suggestion”. carr: un: Jan. 15th 1924 - T.J. Sewell Chairman (signed)

January 15th 1924 [p197]

A meeting was held in the school at 8 o’clock p.m. Present: Rev. T.J. Sewell (Ch.), Messrs: W.E. Kemp, C.R. Busbridge, T.L. Ackermann (Cl.). Minutes were read, passed, and signed. Proposed by Rev. T.J. Sewell, seconded by W.E. Kemp “That Mr Mercer be paid £2.19s.3d for Allotment rent due Jan. 6th 1924. carr: un: Letter from “Postmen’s Union” was read. Proposed by W.E. Kemp, seconded by C.R. Busbridge : That the Lynsted Parish Council sees no reason to change its former decision with regard, to shorter hours for the postmen”. The Chairman then said “Goodbye” to the Council. It was his last attendance as he was resigning the living. He wished prosperity to the Parish and Council and requested he was obliged to give up because of continued ill health. Many words of very sincere appreciation of his services on the Council, were expressed by the members present. He will be much missed by the Council. Mar. 25th 1924 - G.A.H. Smith Chairman (signed)

March 25th 1924 [p198]

A meeting was held in the Council School after the Parish meeting held the same evening. Present: Messrs G.A.H. Smith, W. Smith, W.E. Kemp, F.W. Dalton, C.R. Busbridge, T.L. Ackermann. On the proposition of Mr F.W. Dalton, seconded by Mr W. Smith, Mr G.A.H. Smith was elected Chairman in place of the Rev. T.J. Sewell resigned. Mr Smith cordially thanked those present, and business was proceeded with. Minutes were read, passed and signed. Proposed by Mr C.R. Busbridge, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp “That Messrs G.A.H. Smith and P. Oyler be Overseers”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr W.E. Kemp, seconded by Mr G.A.H. Smith : That cheques be drawn for £2.19s.3d for M. Mercer for Allotment rent due April 6th , for 12/6d for Mr Ackermann for Audit stamp and stamps (1923) and for 12/-d for C.R. Busbridge for rent collection, and J. Holloway 5/-d preparing room, W. Rye for 10/d for Motor for Audit. carr: un: Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr F.W. Dalton : That Mr P. Oyler be elected member of Council in place of Rev. T.J. Sewell resigned. carr: un: Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp : That Mr F.W. Dalton be Vice-Chairman. carr: un: Proposed by C.R. Busbridge, seconded by Mr F.W. Dalton : That the election of the School-Manager be postponed until the new Vicar is in residence. carr: un: July 8th 1924 - G.A.H. Smith Chairman (signed) (signed: E.H. Wrigell/District Audit/ 3/12/24)

July 8th 1924 [p199]

A Council meeting was held at the school at 8 o’clock p.m. Present: Mr G.A.H. Smith (Ch.), Messrs: W.E. Kemp, P.G. Oyler, F.W. Dalton, Declaration. Minutes were read, passed and signed. Proposed by Mr P.G. Oyler, seconded by Mr F.W. Dalton : That Mr Dobbie’s a/c for collecting Special Expenses rate for half-year ending Sept. 30th 1923 £3.11s.10d and for half-year ending March 31st 1924 £3.12s.4d and lighting rate half-year ending March 31st 1924 £2.11s.4d. carr: un: Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr F.W. Dalton : That Mr M. Mercer be paid £3.1s.6d for Allotments rent due July 6th 1924. carr: un: Proposed by Mr F.W. Dalton, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp (?) : That Mr G.A.H. Smith be elected School-Manager for ensuing 3 years. carr: un: Proposed by P.G. Oyler, seconded by F.B. Filmer : That election of second School-Manager be postponed till Vicar is in residence. carr: un: At the invitation of the Council Mr W. Thomas attended this meeting as his father’s representative for the purpose of giving the Council information as to the reasons why, the request of the Council asking him to reopen a path across his farm, put forward at the “Parish Meeting” on March 25th 1924, was not complied with. After Mr Thomas retired, the matter was debated and resulted in the following resolution. Proposed by Mr G.A.H. Smith, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp “That the Parish Council wish to inform Mr J. Thomas that the Council adhere to their request that the old path, referred to in their former letter, be reopened”. Carried. 18 perch of ground was added to the Allotments holding on April 6th, thus accounting for the increase of 2s/3d in Mr Mercer’s quarterly cheque. Nov. 11th 1924 - G.A.H. Smith Chairman (signed)

November 11th 1924 [p200-201]

A Council meeting was held at the school at 7.30 p.m. Present: Mr G.A.H. Smith (Ch.), Messrs: P.G. Oyler, W.E. Kemp, F.W. Dalton, W. Smith, C.R. Busbridge and T.L. Ackermann (Cl.). Minutes read, passed, and signed. Proposed by Mr P.G. Oyler, seconded by Mr F.W. Dalton : That Mr Dobbie’s account for collecting “Special Expenses rate and postages £3.12s.4d for half-year ending Sept. 30th 1924” be sanctioned for payment. carr: un: Proposed by Mr W.E. Kemp, seconded by Mr W. Smith : That a cheque for £3.1s.6d be drawn for Allotments rent due to Mr M. Mercer on October 11th 1924. carr: un: Proposed by Mr W.E. Kemp, seconded by Mr F.W. Dalton : That the Rev. S.E.L. Skelton be elected as the Council’s second School Manager at the Lynsted Council School. carr: un: Mr C.R. Busbridge signified his intention to resign his office of Collector of rents (Allotments) and agreed to retain the post till the end of the year, March 31st 1925. Proposed by Mr F.W. Dalton, seconded by Mr P.G. Oyler : That letters be written to Messrs: Leeds and Wakelin requesting payment of rent which was due October 11th 1924. carr: un: Proposed by Mr P.G. Oyler, seconded by Mr W. Smith : That the following resolution be sent to Guy Tassell Esq. Clerk to the District Council at Faversham “That the Parish Council having requested Mr J. Thomas to reopen a path from Tenacre Road to Nouds Road he (Mr J. Thomas) took exception to the Parish Council’s action, and the Parish Council now enclose the letters on the point and would be pleased if the District Council will take the matter in hand. The Parish Council wish to note that the matter was brought up at the Parish Meeting on March 25th 1924 by Mr Holloway who is a rate payer but not a Councillor. Carried. F.W. Dalton did not vote. Dec. 16th 1924 - G.A.H. Smith Chairman (signed)

December 16th 1924 [p202-203]

Special meeting at the school at 7.30 pm. to discuss letter from Guy Tassell Esq. (Clerk to District Council) re “path question”. Minutes read, passed, and signed. The letter from District Council was read, and was freely and keenly considered by the members present viz.: Messrs: G.A.H. Smith (Ch.), W. Smith, P.G. Oyler, W.E. Kemp and T.L. Ackermann and resulted in the following resolution. Proposed by Mr W. Smith, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp “That the following letter be sent to Mr Guy Tassell in answer to his communication. carr: un: “Thank you very much for your letter dated 20th Nov. 1924 re ‘footpath from Tenacre Road to Nouds Road’. The Parish Council have requested me to send you the names of persons who are willing to sign a statement as to the path being used during the last forty years. Will you put the statement into words or shall we do it? Messrs: G.A.H. Smith, W.E. Kemp, W. Smith and myself, all members of the Council would sign if necessary. Yours faithfully, T.L. Ackermann (Hon. Clerk).” Names of persons outside the Council who are willing to sign statement:

Mr John Pilcher Lynsted Lane
Mr George Rayner Lynsted Village
Mr Archibald Barling Lynsted Village
Mr Thos. Handford Tickham Lynsted
Mr Hy. Johnson Colyers Lynsted
Mr John Whitebread Lynsted Village

Proposed by Mr W.E. Kemp, seconded by Mr P.G. Oyler : That book on duties and powers of Parish Councils be obtained. carr: un: January 22nd 1925 - G.A.H. Smith Chairman (signed)

January 22nd 1925 [p203-204]

A Council meeting was held at the school at 7.30 p.m. Present: Messrs: G.A.H. Smith (Ch.), W.E. Kemp, F.W. Dalton and T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Minutes read, passed, and signed. Proposed by Mr F.W. Dalton, seconded by Mr W.E. Kemp : That cheque £3.1s.6d be drawn for Mr M. Mercer for rent of Allotments due January 6th 1925. carr: un: Proposed by Mr W.E. Kemp, seconded by Mr F.W. Dalton : That the circular letter “re path”, as amended be sent to the people named in minute of last meeting. carr: un: Proposed by Mr W.E. Kemp, seconded by Mr F.W. Dalton : That the Lynsted Parish Council wish to call the attention of the Faversham District Council to the bad state of the road leading from Greenstreet to Doddington. carr: un: March 16th 1925 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed) (written in margin: “sent to District Council Clerk”)

March 16th 1925 [p204-205]

A Council meeting and held after the Parish meeting. Present: W. Peene, P.G. Oyler, W.E. Kemp, F.W. Dalton, C.R. Busbridge, T.L. Ackermann (Clerk). Mr F.W. Dalton was Chairman instead of Mr G.A.H. Smith who died on March 7th 1925. The Chairman said a few very touching and appropriate words as to our late chairman and a vote of condolence was passed, the Councillors all standing and in silence. The Clerk was asked to write a letter of condolence and sympathy, to Mrs Smith and family. Minutes were read, passed, and signed. Letter was read from Rural District Council as to road from Greenstreet to Doddington, stating that the said road would be repaired as far as possible but to do it properly the cost (£30.000) was prohibitive. Proposed by P.G. Oyler, seconded by W.E. Kemp : That cheques be drawn for Ferrell & Baker 10/-d car, for Audit, C. Knight & Co. 12/-d election forms, C.R. Busbridge 12/-d Collector and T.L. Ackermann 19/6d stamps and cash payments. un: Proposed by P.G. Oyler, seconded by W.E. Kemp : That the Council is quite willing to support the proposal before the District Council to carry out the work of sewerage for Teynham and Lynsted based on the figures given by Mr Caffyn at New Gardens. carr: un: Proposed by F.W. Dalton, seconded by P.G. Oyler : That Dr. Selby be asked to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mr G.A.H. Smith as “School Manager” appointed by the Council. carr: un: Proposed by W.E. Kemp, seconded by W. Peene : That election of Overseer be deferred till next meeting on April 15th. April 15th 1925 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

April 15th 1925 [p205-207]

A meeting was held at the school at 7.30 p.m. Present: Messrs: F.W. Dalton, P.G. Oyler, W. Peene, T.L. Ackermann, C.R. Busbridge, N.M. Smith, all of whom signed Declarations. Proposed by Mr P.G. Oyler, seconded by Mr T.L. Ackermann “That Mr F.W. Dalton be Chairman”.carr: un: Proposed by Mr P.G. Oyler, seconded by Mr T.L. Ackermann : That Mr W. Peene be Vice-Chairman. carr: un: Minutes were read, passed, and signed. Proposed by Mr P.G. Oyler, seconded by C.R. Busbridge “That a Council consider the cost (£30,000) estimate of work on the Doddington road is quite unreasonable and that the Overseers be asked to meet the Rural District Council Clerk to discuss the matter and see if the very high figure could be so considerably reduced that the matter might be brought up again, as the Council thinks the business is urgent”. un: Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by C.R. Busbridge “That Messrs: P.G. Oyler and F.W. Dalton be elected Overseers for the current year”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr N.M. Smith, seconded by Mr F.W. Dalton “That Dr. P. Selby be the Council’s representative on the school Manager’s committee”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr P.G. Oyler, seconded by Mr N.M. Smith “That Mr P. Sykes be elected Overseer No. 2 to collect Allotment rents and take over duties of Clerk to the Council as from April 6th 1925 at a salary of 5£ a year”. carr: un: Proposed by Mr P.G. Oyler, seconded by Mr W. Peene “That cheque £3.1s.6d be drawn for Mr M. Mercer for Allotment rent due April 6th 1925.” carr: un: At this point Mr P. Sykes was asked to carry on the remainder of the Council’s business and Mr Ackermann resigned. Proposed by Mr Oyler, seconded by Mr Peene that the best thanks of the Council be given to Mr Ackermann for the very efficient way in which he has carried out the duties of Clerk to the Parish Council for the past 23 years. carr: un: Mr Ackermann replied that the pleasure the office had given him was due to the co-operation and consideration that the Council had always accorded him. Mr Dalton then welcomed the new member – Mr N. Smith – wishing him every prosperity in the new sphere. Mr Smith appropriately replied. Proposed by Mr Oyler, seconded by Mr Ackermann : That a copy of the following resolution be forwarded to Mr G. Tassell, Clerk to the Rural District Council : That, in view of the facts that:
(1) This area is served by a very efficient and modern fire brigade; (2) Between £500 and £600 has been raised locally for its upkeep during the past nine years. Over £160 was raised last year for the purpose of modernising the engine etc. The Parish Council of Lynsted are strongly of the opinion that the area served by the Teynham and Lynsted Fire Brigade should not be called upon, either voluntarily or through the rates, to support the purchase of a fire engine for the Faversham District. Carr: Un: Proposed by Mr Dalton, seconded by Mr Peene : That Mr Ackermann be asked to examine the agreement between Mr Mercer and the Parish Council regarding the allotments and if Mr Mercer is responsible for the repair of fences etc. to draw his attention to the gatepost and gaps opposite the Vicarage garden. Proposed by Mr Dalton, seconded by Mr Ackermann : That a meeting of the Parish Council be held on Wednesday 13th May at 7.30 p.m. May 13th 1925 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

May 13th 1925 [p208-209]

A meeting was held at the School at 7.30 p.m. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton (Chairman), Messrs: Ackermann, Busbridge, Kemp, Oyler, Peene, N. Smith, W. Smith and J. Sykes (Clerk). Mr B. Dixon was also present, having been asked to attend as Rural District Councillor to explain the Sewerage Scheme. Mr W.E. Kemp signed the Declaration. The minutes of the previous meeting were read, passed and signed. The Chairman stated that the Overseers had not yet seen the Clerk to the Rural District Council with reference to the Greenstreet – Doddington road scheme. A letter was read from the Clerk to the Rural District Council saying that the resolutions re the fire-brigade had been duly received and noted. It was proposed by Mr Ackermann and seconded by Mr Kemp that an order be given to Mr Petts to repair gate and two gaps in allotment fence and that Mr N. Smith be asked to supervise the work. Carr: Un: Proposed by Mr N. Smith and seconded by Mr W. Smith that a cheque of 11/-d be paid to Mr G. Tassell for Parish Council Election Expenses. Carr: Un: It was proposed by Mr Kemp and seconded by Mr Ackermann that a letter be sent to the Rural District Council asking for Bogle Pond to be cleared and for a notice to be erected forbidding the deposit of rubbish. Carr: Un: A letter was read from Mr G. Tassell concerning the Sewerage Scheme and asking the Council to adopt one of two alternative methods of payment. Mr B. Dixon then explained various points of the scheme. It was proposed by Mr Ackermann and seconded by Mr Oyler that the Greenstreet Area should be constituted a Special Draining District for the purposes of the scheme and that the outlying portions of the parish should be constituted a second Special Area for the purposes of sanitation. Carr: Un: It was proposed by Mr Ackermann and seconded by Mr Dalton that a vote of thanks be given to Mr B. Dixon for his attendance and information. Carr: Un: June 17th 1925 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

June 17th 1925 [p209-210]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held on June 17th 1925 in the School at 7.30 p.m. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton in the Chair, Messrs: Ackermann, Busbridge, Kemp, Oyler and N. Smith and J. Sykes (Clerk). The minutes of the previous meeting were read, passed and signed. The Chairman stated that the Rural District Council had given instructions for the clearing of Bogle Pond and erection of notice board forbidding deposit of rubbish. He also said with reference to the Greenstreet – Doddington road that the Rural District Council had decided to tar the road from Greenstreet to the School and from Erriott Wood to Doddington. Mr Ackermann explained the Vicar’s offer of £1 for an allotment prize. Proposed by Mr Busbridge, seconded by Mr Oyler that the offer be accepted. Carr: Un: Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Kemp that the pound be divided into 1st 2nd and 3rd prizes of 10/-d, 6/-d and 4/-d respectively. Carr: Un: Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Oyler that Messrs Nankerville and Oxford be asked to act as judges. Carr: Un: Proposed by Mr Kemp and seconded by Mr Smith that the judging be done on second Saturday in August. Carr: Un: Proposed by Mr Ackermann and seconded by Mr Kemp that the allotment holders be circularised with regard to the prizes and at the same time be informed that each man having bank and hedge on border of his allotment is expected to keep the same trimmed. Proposed by Mr Kemp, seconded by Mr Smith that cheque of 10/-d be forwarded to Mr Petts for allotment fence etc. repairs. Carr: Un: July 15th 1925 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

July 15th 1925 [p210-211]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held on July 15th in the School at 7.30 p.m. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton in the Chair, Messr: Ackermann, Kemp, Peene and J. Sykes (Clerk). The minutes of the previous meeting were read, passed and signed. The Chairman stated that Messrs Nankerville and Oxford had agreed to act as judges for the allotment prizes. Proposed by Mr Kemp, seconded by Mr Ackermann that the following resolution be forwarded to the Rural District Council : That the Lynsted Parish Council have noted in the local press that the idea of filling up Bogle Pond instead of cleaning it out, has been mooted. The Council is strongly of the opinion that this would prove useless and that the original plan should be carried out. Carr: Un: Proposed by Mr Kemp, seconded by Mr Peene that a cheque for £3.1s.6d be signed for allotment rents to Mr Mercer. Carr: Un: Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Peene that the allotments be judged on August 8th at 5.30 p.m. and that the Chairman and at least one other councillor be present. Carr: Un: The Clerk reported receipt of cheque for £1 from Mr Skelton for allotment prizes. Proposed by Mr Kemp, seconded by Mr Ackermann that the Clerk be instructed to forward the cash to the winners as soon as possible after the judging . Carr: Un: Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Peene that a new chequebook (30) be obtained. Oct. 7th 1925 - T.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

October 7th 1925 [p211-212]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held on October 7th 1925 at the School at 7.30 p.m. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton in the Chair, Messrs: Ackermann, Oyler and J. Sykes (Clerk). The minutes of the previous meeting were read, passed and signed. The Clerk read a letter from the Faversham Rural District Council stating that it was intended that Bogle Pond should be cleaned out and not filled in. Receipts of the prizewinners of allotment prizes were presented for inspection. It was proposed by Mr Oyler, seconded by Mr Ackermann that a cheque for £3.1s.6d be signed for allotment rents to Mr Mercer. C: U: The Clerk reported that two allotment holders – F. Clarke and H.W. Cuff were giving up allotments and that two applications were received for them - A. Townsend and G.W. Jarrett. Proposed by Mr Dalton, seconded by Mr Oyler that Townsend and Jarrett be allotted the vacant plots, on the condition that Jarrett proves residence in Lynsted. C: U: The Clerk presented the following accounts of H. Dobbie, Collector of Poor Rates, Faversham: (1)Half-year ending March 31st 1925 Collecting special Expenses rate, Stamps etc. £3.17s.0d (2)Half-year ending September 30th 1925 Collecting Special Rate, Stamps etc. £3.15s.6d (3)Half-year ending September 30th 1925 £2.11s.4d It was proposed by Mr Ackermann and seconded by Mr Oyler that the above accounts be passed for payment by the Overseers. Car: Unan:Nov. 4th 1925 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

November 4th 1925 [p212-213]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held at the School on Wednesday November 4th 1925 at 7.30 p.m. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton in the Chair, Messrs: Ackermann, Peene and N. Morton Smith, and P. Sykes (Clerk). The minutes of the last meeting were read, passed and signed. The Clerk reported that Townsend was taking over one allotment, but that Jarrett no longer required one, also that the only application for an allotment was from Barnes, Coop Cottages, Greenstreet. Proposed by Mr Smith and seconded by Mr Peene that the vacant plot be allotted to Barnes. Carr: Un: The Clerk read a letter from Councillor Thos. White, of 4 Mitre Court Chambers, Temple, E.C.4, asking the Parish Council to join in a petition against the proposed Rating and Valuation Bill. The chief provisions of the Bill and arguments against it were included in the letter. The various items were re-read and discussed one by one. Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Smith that the Lynsted Parish Council join in the petition. Carr: Un: The petition was then signed by the Chairman and Messrs Ackerman and Peene. Proposed by Mr Peene, seconded by Mr Ackermann that the Clerk be instructed to write to the local member notifying him of the Parish Council’s action – the letter to be forwarded through Mr Ashley Wright. Carr: Un: It was proposed by Mr Ackermann and seconded by Mr Smith that Messrs Dalton and Oyler be sent as delegates to the proposed meeting in London and that they be empowered to act on behalf of the Lynsted Parish Council in joining the proposed Association of Parish Councils at that meeting , if they think fit. Carr: Un Nov. 24th 1925 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

November 24th 1925 [p213-214]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held at the School on Tuesday, 24th November at 7.00 p.m. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton in the Chair, Messrs: Ackermann, Busbridge, Kemp, Peene and W. Smith and the Clerk. The minutes of the last meeting were read, passed and signed. The correspondence with the local M.P. (Sir Granville Wheler) on the proposed Rating and Valuation Bill and the proposed amendments to the same were read and discussed. It was proposed by Mr Ackermann and seconded by Mr Kemp that the matter of the Bill be now left in the hands of the local M.P. Carr: Un: The Clerk reported that one of the allotment holders had applied for permission to erect a tool shed on the allotments. Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Peene that the Clerk write to the landlord . Mr Mercer, on his return from hospital, to ask if he has any objection to a shed or sheds being erected and that a further letter be written to the allotment holder (Mr S. Spicer) informing him what was being done in the matter. Carr: un: It was proposed by Mr Ackermann and seconded by Mr Kemp that the Clerk write to Mr F.B. Filmer drawing his attention to the fact that he has not attended a Lynsted Council meeting since the last election and asking him if he desires to remain as a Parish Councillor. Carr: Un: Proposed by Mr Dalton, seconded by Mr Ackermann that this and all future Parish Council meetings be reported on and an account sent to the East Kent Gazette by the Clerk. Carr: Un: The Chairman signed agreements letting Townsend and Barnes taking over the vacant allotments. Dec. 8th 1925F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

December 8th 1925 [p214-215]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held at the School on Tuesday, December 8th at 7.30 p.m. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton in the Chair, Messrs: Oyler, Smith and the Clerk. The minutes of the last meeting were read, passed, and signed. The Clerk reported that he had written to Mr Filmer in accordance with instructions given at the last meeting, but had as yet received no reply. Proposed by Mr Oyler, seconded by Mr Smith that the Clerk write again to Mr Filmer and ask for an answer to the first communication. The resignation of Mr Robert S. Dunn from the post of assistant Overseer was read. He said he found himself compelled to give up owing to age and the extra work likely to be the result of the Rating Valuation. He recommended his assistant, Mr T.H. Harman, who was an applicant for the post. The resignation to date from January 1st 1926. The application of Mr Thomas Hawes Harman was read and discussed. Proposed by Mr Oyler, seconded by Mr N. Smith that the Council appoint Mr Harman as assistant Overseer at the salary of £10 per annum. Carr: Unam: Jan. 19th 1926 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

January 19th 1926 [p215-216]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held in the School on January 19th 1926 at 7.30 p.m. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton in the Chair, Messrs: Ackermann, Kem, Oyler, Peene, W. Smith and N.M. Smith and the Clerk. The minutes of the last meeting were read, passed and signed. The Clerk reported that the allotment rents for quarter- ending December 31st 1925 had been collected. Proposed by Mr N. Smith, seconded by Mr Oyler that a cheque of £2.1s.6d be drawn in favour of Mr R.M. Mercer for quarters allotment rent. Car: Un: The cheque was drawn and signed. The Clerk reported that two allotment holders, F. Petts and B. Baker, had given notice of leaving their plots, and that two applications for allotments had been received. Proposed by Mr Kemp, seconded by Mr W. Smith that: Johnson of Ludgate Road, Lynsted and W. Gates, the Hill, Greenstreet be allotted the vacant plots. Car:Unam: The Clerk reported that receiving no answer from Mr F.B. Filmer he had visited him and Mr Filmer stated that owing to pressure of business he was unable to attend any meetings, so that he wished to resign if his place could be filled. Proposed by Mr Dalton, seconded by Mr Kemp that Mr Filmer’s resignation be accepted. Car:Unam: Proposed by Mr Dalton, seconded by Mr Kemp that Mr Walter Thomas be elected to the vacancy. Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr N.M. Smith that Mr Wm. Oyler be elected. On being put to the meeting Mr Wm. Oyler was elected by majority by show of hands. The Clerk read correspondence from Lord Camden re National Playing Grounds Association and inviting the Council to send delegates to a meeting at Maidstone to be held January 27th at 2.30 p.m. Proposed by Mr Kemp, seconded by Mr Ackermann that Messrs Dalton, Oyler and W. Smith be appointed delegates. Car: Unam: The Clerk read correspondence received in December re National Association of Parish Councils which had been dealt with by the Chairman and Mr Oyler. Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Peene that this be approved. Car: Unam: March 24th 1926 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

March 24th 1926 [p217-220]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held at the School on March 24th 1926. It immediately followed the Annual Parish Meeting which began at 7 p.m. There were present: Mr F. Dalton in the Chair, Messrs: Ackermann, Kemp, Potter Oyler, Wm. Oyler, N.M. Smith and W. Smith and the Clerk. Mr Wm. Oyler signed the Declaration Form. The minutes of the last meeting were read, passed and signed. Agreements of two allotment holders approved of at the last meeting were signed by the Chairman and Clerk and witnessed by Mr. P.G. Oyler. The Clerk reported that Mr Wood had given notice of leaving his allotment and that the one applicant – Mr Freeman of Greenstreet had been allowed to take over, subject to the Council’s approval. Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr P. Oyler that this be approved – carried unam: The Chairman having drawn attention to the fact that some allotment holders had not trimmed their hedges as required, it was proposed by Mr P. Oyler and seconded by Mr Ackermann that a letter be sent to each of those who have allotments adjoining the road, informing them that the hedges must be trimmed immediately; otherwise the Council will have them trimmed and the cost will be charged to the allotment holders concerned. Car: Unam: The Clerk reported that the Rev. S.E.L. Skelton had intimated his desire to offer £1 as an allotment prize, again this year. The following Councillors then offered amounts to augment the prize fund: Messrs Wm. Smith and P.G. Oyler £1 each Messrs Dalton, N.M. Smith, Wm. Oyler and W. Kemp 10/-d each It was proposed by Mr Kemp and seconded by Mr N. Smith that the money be divided as follows:
1st prize £1.10s.0d
2nd prize £1.5s.0d
3rd prize £1.0s.0d
4th prize £0.15s.0d
5th prize £0.10s.0d Car: Unam:
Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Wm. Smith that the Chairman be asked to obtain the same Judges as last year and that the allotments be judged twice - on June 5th and August 14th.Car: Un: The Clerk reported that in January Mr Mercer had promised to write his desire respecting the erection of huts on the allotments, but had failed to do so. Proposed by Mr Kemp, seconded by Mr Ackermann that the Clerk be directed to ask Mr Mercer again when next paying allotment rents. Car: Unam: Proposed by Mr Kemp, seconded by Mr Smith that the following cheques be drawn: 10/-d Mr Judes - preparation of meeting room. 5/-d The Clerk - audit stamp Car: Unam: The cheques were drawn and signed. The Clerk presented a temporary financial statement for year ending March 31st 1926, showing a balance in hand of £8.16s.2d. Approved. The Clerk reported that Mr Guy Tassell had sent in an a/c for 11/-d, which had already been paid. Correspondence was read between the Clerk and Mr Guy Tassell resulting in the latter acknowledging that the money had been paid Mr Dobbie’s a/c for Collection of Special Rate made Oct. 1st 1925, for half-year ending March 31st 1926 was presented and approved. Collection of Rate etc. £3.7s.6d } Postage etc. 9s.4d } Total £3.16s.10d The Chairman reported that as Overseer he had been informed by the Clerk to the Faversham Rural District Council that the estimated cost of the proposed Sewerage Scheme had been apportioned as follows:
Teynham £9,136 - 18s - 11d
Lynsted £5,909 - 11s - 5d
£15,046 - 10s - 4d
The Chairman said he was of the opinion that when the Ministry of Health held the inquiry in May, the Teynham Parish Council’s desire to have the rate spread over the whole parish would be approved in preference to the Lynsted Parish Council’s wish for a special drainage area because Teynham had to bear the major portion of the Cost. The Clerk read the Press Account of the Rural District Council’s meeting at which the Sewerage Scheme had been discussed. The Clerk said the Press Account of the Board of Guardian’s meeting at which the New Assessment Committee formation had been discussed. The Clerk reported that the District Auditor had intimated that expenses of delegates to the National Association of Parish Councils would in all probability be surcharged unless the approval of the Ministry of Health were obtained. The Clerk reported that the delegates appointed to attend the meeting of the National Association of Parish Councils had been unable to do so through pressure of business, although a ticket had been obtained and that an account of the meeting had been applied for. The Chairman gave a short account of the meeting of National Playing Fields Association, which he and Messrs Wm. Smith and P.G. Oyler had attended. Proposed by Mr Kemp, seconded by Mr Oyler that the Clerk be instructed to write and request the Assistant Overseer to furnish figures showing the cost of the Sanitary work for the current and for the last quarter. Car: Unam: Proposed by Mr Oyler, seconded by Mr Ackermann that the Clerk be instructed to write to the Sanitary Contractor and request him to ensure that the Sanitary leak does not leak on the road.Car: Unam: April 21st 1926 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

April 21st 1926 [p220-221]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held in the School at 7.30 p.m. April 21st 1926. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton on the Chair, Messrs: Ackermann and P.G. Oyler and the Clerk. The minutes of the last meeting were read, passed and signed. The Clerk reported that he had written to the Assistant Overseer re cost of Sanitation, but the reply indicated that the Clerk to Rural District Council should be able to give the required figures. Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Oyler that the Clerk be instructed to write to the Clerk to the Rural District Council and make the same inquiry as had been done to Assistant Overseer. Car: Unan: The Clerk reported action taken re Prize Fund for Allotments and Allotment hedges; he reported that all hedges not trimmed last year had now been seen to. He also reported that Townsend had given up his allotment and Mr Wm. Leeds had been allowed to take over. Allotment agreements were signed between the Council and Wm. Leeds and the Council and W. Freeman. A cheque for £3.1s.6d was drawn in favour of Mr R.M. Mercer for allotment rent. The Clerk presented completed financial statements for year ending March 31st 1926. These were approved and signed by the Chairmen. The Clerk read letter from the Clerk to the County Council re advertisements in rural areas and the proposed bye-laws with regard to the same. Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Oyler that the Council request the County Council to include all the Parish of Lynsted in the Bye Laws and that the Clerk apologise for delay in answering the letter. C: Un: The Clerk presented report of National Association of Parish Councils. The report was passed round for private reading. Proposed by Mr Oyler, seconded by Mr Ackermann that the matter of joining be brought up at the next meeting.C: Un: The Clerk reported that he had asked the Manager of National Provincial Bank to sign the Pass Book as Treasurer, but that the latter had replied that he was not the Treasurer but could give an official certificate as to the balance at Year End. Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Oyler that the Manager be asked to give an official certificate.C: Un: The Clerk reported that according to regulations, it was not compulsory to have a Treasurer. May 10th 1926F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

May 10th 1926 [p222-223]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held in the School at 7.30 p.m. on May 10th 1926. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton in the Chair, Messrs: Ackermann, Kemp, Peene and N.M. Smith and the Clerk. The last meeting’s minutes were read, passed and signed. The Clerk reported that no answer had been received from the Clerk to the W.D.C. re the cost of Sanitation. Also that a certificate re Bank Balance on March 31st 1926 had been received. Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Peene that the matter of joining the National Association of Parish Councillors be postponed until the next meeting. Car: Unam: Proposed by Mr Kemp and seconded Mr Ackermann that Mr F.W. Dalton be Chairman for the ensuing year. Car: Unam: Proposed by Mr Kemp and seconded by Mr Ackermann that Mr F.W. Dalton be Chairman for the ensuing year. Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr N. Smith that the serving Overseers – Messrs: Dalton and Oyler be re-elected Overseers. Car: Unam: The other business of the meeting – i.e. the Government Inquiry on the Drainage Scheme and was not discussed as the inquiry had been postponed indefinitely owing to the General Strike. A meeting of the Parish Council was called for Tuesday Oct. 12th. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton and Mr P.G. Oyler and the Clerk. As a quorum was not present no business was transacted, except that the following cheques were prepared: Mr R.M. Mercer £3.1s.6d Allotment Rents; The Clerk 13/-d (Audit Stamp 5/-d Premium 8/-d); Nov. 13th 1926 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

November 13th 1926 [p223-225]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held at the School at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 30th November 1926. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton in the Chair, Messrs: Ackermann, Kemp, P.G. Oyler, W. Oyler, W. Smith and the Clerk. The Clerk reported the receipt of a letter from Mr N.M. Smith, saying he would be absent. The minutes of the last meeting, including a report of a meeting called but not held owing to the lack of a quorum were read, passed and signed. The Clerk read a letter received from Mr Guy Tassell giving the cost of the scavenging etc. in the Parish of Lynsted for half year ending 31st March 1926 as £261.2s.11d. It was proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Oyler : That the Clerk be instructed to write to the Scavenging Contractor to ask if it comes within the terms of the contract that the dustbins should be cleared twice a week and if so, if this is being carried out. Carr: Un: The Chairman reported that a form asking for particulars of sports grounds etc. in the parish had been completed as a nil return and forwarded to the Kent Community Council Allotment agreements with H. Ruck and Wm. Lewis were signed. A letter was read from the Postmaster at Sittingbourne asking the Council to agree to the delivery and collection of letters on Saturday commencing at 11.30 a.m. instead of 2.45 p.m. Proposed by Mr Ackermann, Mr W. Smith : That the Council agree. After the minutes etc. in connection with this matter dated May 1923 had been read, the above motion was carried unanimously. The matter of joining the National Association of Parish Councils was brought forward by the Chairman. The Clerk reported that the District Auditor had expressed the opinion that the payment of any subscription to this Association from public moneys would not be passed by the Auditor. Proposed by Mr Oyler, seconded by Mr Kemp : That the Lynsted Parish Council join the Association of Parish Councils. Carr: Un: A letter was read from the Kent Community Council asking for particulars of wireless sets available for educational purposes in public halls etc. in the parish. Proposed by Mr Oyler, seconded by Mr Ackermann : That the Clerk be instructed to write regretting delay and to send a nil return. The Chairman reported that in the judging of the Allotments this year and last, attention had been drawn to the very neglected state of the allotments held by Mr Ovens and Mr F. Smith. Proposed by Mr Kemp, seconded by Mr Oyler : That the Clerk be instructed to write to Messrs Oven and Smith stating that their plots had been in a neglected state for some considerable time and that this state was not fair to either the landlord or neighbouring plot holders and requesting them to endeavour to make considerable improvement as soon as possible. Feb. 23rd 1927 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

February 23rd 1927 [p225-227]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held at the School at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday 23rd of Feb. 1927. There were present Mr F.W. Dalton in the Chair, Messrs: Ackermann, Busbridge, Kemp, P.G. Oyler, W. Oyler, N.M. Smith, W. Smith and the Clerk. The minutes of the last meeting were read, passed and signed. The Clerk read the following correspondence :
(1) From the Sanitary Contractor stating that the dustbins of Lynsted Parish should be cleared bi-weekly and that the matter would receive her attention
(2) From the Postmaster Sittingbourne re earlier hours of collection
(3) From National Association of Parish Councils acknowledging receipt of application form. It was proposed by the Chairman and seconded by Mr Oyler that the matter of joining the National Association of Parish Councils be further proceeded with at the next meeting.Carr: Un: The Clerk reported that he had written to the two backward allotment holders, but had not inspected to note any improvement. The Clerk read a letter from the Faversham Rural District Council requesting the Parish Council to nominate two representatives to sit on the local rating committee, when any property in the parish was being considered. Proposed by Mr N.M. Smith and seconded by Mr Ackermann that the present Overseers Mr F.W. Dalton and Mr P.G. Oyler be nominated.Carr: Un: On the matter of the Allotment Prize Fund being brought forward by the Chairman, the following Councillors agreed to contribute the same amount as last year to the fund: Messrs: Kemp, P.G. Oyler, W. Oyler, N.M. Smith, W. Smith and F.W. Dalton. Proposed by Mr P.G. Oyler, seconded by Mr N.M. Smith that the prizes be allotted as last year in the event of the Vicar contributing as before. Carr: Un: Mr Busbridge reported the closing of a bridle path by means of stiles by Mr Ed. Spicer. It was proposed by Chairman and seconded by Mr Wm. Oyler that as the further ends of the path have been closed by stiles for many years, no action should be taken by the Parish Council. Carr: Proposed by Mr P.G. Oyler and seconded by Mr N.M. Smith that the same judges be asked to judge allotments as last year.Carr: Un: April 5th 1927 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

April 5th 1927 [p227-228]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held at the School on Tuesday 5th April 1927, immediately following the Annual Parish Meeting which was called for 7.30 p.m. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton in the Chair, Mr Kemp, Mr P.G. Oyler, Mr W. Smith and the Clerk. Mr Ferris, the Chief Officer of the Teynham & Lynsted Fire Brigade was present at the invitation of the Chairman. Mr P.G. Oyler notified the unavoidable absence of Mr W. Oyler and the Clerk that of Mr Ackermann. The minutes of the last meeting were read, passed and signed. The Clerk reported that the dustbins were now being cleared twice weekly and that the Vicar had promised to make the same donation to the Allotment Prize Fund as last year. The Clerk reported on a letter received from the Rural District Council enclosing a report on fire hydrants required in the district and asking the Council to consider the recommendations of the report. At the invitation of the Chairman, Mr Ferris read correspondence between himself, the Rural District Council and the Chief Fire Officer of Faversham area with regard to the proposed hydrants. He said he wished to make it quite clear that his report was in answer to a request by the Rural District Council and not a demand by him for the provision of hydrants. He considered that hydrants would be useless at Upper Tickham and Lewson Street, owing to the supply being merely by service pipes. A hydrant at Berkeley House Corner would serve from the Church to the Schools, while one at Bogle would serve all the houses there. He recommended these as absolutely necessary. He stated in answer to a question that the cost would approximate £10.4s.0d per hydrant. The hydrant at Cambridge Road End was not absolutely necessary owing to the pond at “Cambridge”. Proposed by Mr Kemp, seconded by Mr Oyler that the Rural District Council be informed that the Council agrees to provision of hydrants at Bogle and Berkeley House Corner, but not at Upper Tickham or Lewson Street, and request the Rural District Council to take the necessary action.Carr: Unam: The Chairman proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Mr Ferris for his attendance and information. This was seconded by Mr Smith and Carried Unanam: Mr Ferris responded. The Chairman then brought forward the matter of the neglected state of the hedge and trees in Woodstreet opposite Mr Mercer’s dipping tank. This matter had been raised at the Annual Parish Meeting. Proposed by Mr Oyler, seconded by Mr Smith that the Clerk be instructed to write to Messrs Dean & Co. and call their attention to state of the trees etc. saying that though the Council were uncertain of the actual parish in which the hedge actually is, the fact of drawing the firm’s attention to it would be effective.Carr: Unam: Cheques were signed in favour of:
Mr R.M. Mercer £3.1s.6d Allotment Rents
Mr J.H. Richards 5/-d Attendance etc.
The Clerk reported the Minute Book was nearly completed. Proposed by Mr Oyler, seconded by Mr Kemp that a new book be obtained.Carr: Unam: May 18th 1927 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

May 18th 1927 [p229-230]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held at the School at 7.45 p.m. on Wednesday 18th May 1927. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton in the Chair, Messrs: Kemp, P.G. Oyler and N.M. Smith and the Clerk. Mr Ackermann and Mr Busbridge had expressed their inability to attend. The minutes of the last meeting were read, passed and signed. The Clerk read letters from Messrs Dean & Co. re fences in Wood street, which have now been attended to. The Clerk reported ordering and receipt of new minutes book and presented a/c for same. Cheque was drawn for 17/9d to settle this account in favour of Chas. Knight & Co. The Clerk read a letter from the Education Committee asking the Council to nominate two school managers for the period of three years from 30th June 1927. Proposed by Mr Oyler, seconded by Mr Kemp : That Dr Selby be renominated and that the Kent Education Committee be asked to allow Rev. S.E.L. Skelton to act as Manager for the remainder of his ministry in Lynsted. Carr: Unam: The Clerk read a letter from the Sittingbourne Gas Company, asking for settlement of lighting account for 1926. The amount was £15.5s.5d. This had been sent to Mr Percy French and forwarded by him to the Clerk. Proposed by Mr Oyler, seconded by Mr Smith that the Clerk see Mr Harman the assistant Overseer with regard to this account. Carr: Unam: Proposed by Mr Oyler, seconded by Mr Smith that the first judging for the allotments take place on Friday 3rd June 1927.Carr: Unam: August 17th 1927 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

August 17th 1927 [p230-231]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held at the School at 8.00 p.m. on Wednesday 17th August 1927. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton in the Chair, Messrs: Ackermann, Busbridge, Kemp, P.G. Oyler, Peene, N.M. Smith and the Clerk. The minutes of the last meeting were read, passed and signed. The Clerk read a letter from Kent Education Committee agreeing to Rev. Skelton’s continuing as manager for remainder of his ministry. The Clerk gave an account of the winners of the allotment prizes – they were 1st F. Spicer; 2nd R. Spicer; 3rd W. Leeds; 4th W. Gates and H. Kite (tie), between whom the 4th and 5eth prizes were equally divided. Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr N.M. Smith that the Clerk write to the Rev. S.E.L. Skelton expressing the Council’s appreciation of his help in the Prize Fund Subscriptions. Carr: Unam: The Chairman stated that he had been approached by several property owners on the possibility of the Council purchasing pipes etc. at wholesale prices, for use in connecting up to main sewers. After some discussion, it was proposed by Mr Oyler, seconded by Mr Ackermann that no action be taken.Carr: Unam: The Clerk read through the new bye laws with regard to hoardings etc. The Clerk reported that at the annual audit in July he had been informed by the District Auditor that the Fidelity Bond now held by the Board of Guardians should be transferred to the Parish Council. This was made necessary under the new Rating etc. Act. Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Kemp that the Clerk be instructed to effect the transfer. Cheque for 13/-d in favour of the Clerk was signed (5/-d audit stamp, 8/-d premium). Oct. 25th 1927 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

October 25th 1927 [p231-232]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held at the Schools on Tuesday 20th at 8 o’clock. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton in the Chair, Messrs: Ackermann, P.G. Oyler, W. Oyler and W. Smith with the Clerk. The minutes of the last meeting were read, passed and signed. The Clerk reported that the Vicar had expressed his willingness to be nominated as School manager. Proposed by Mr. P.G. Oyler, seconded by Mr W. Oyler that the Rev. L.E.A. Ehrmann be nominated as School manager in place of the Rev. Skelton – resigned and that the Clerk be instructed to complete the form necessary to notify the Education Committee. Carr: Unam: The Clerk reported that the transfer of Fidelity Bond from the Board of Guardians to the Parish Council had been effected and presented the receipt for premium together with new bond. It was reported that a letter had been written to the Clerk to the County Council with reference to a large hoarding recently erected on the London Road. The letter asked where permission was obtained for the erection of hoarding, and if such permission were obtained from the County Council, had permission been given in this instance? The letter had been acknowledged but not answered. A letter was read from Kent Community Council inviting the Parish Council to send delegates to a conference of village authorities in Maidstone. The Clerk was instructed to pass the invitation on to Mr N.M. Smith as none of the Councillors present found himself able to accept. March 13th 1928 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

March 13th 1928 [p233]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held at the School on Tuesday 13th March 1928, immediately following the Parish Meeting which had been called for 7.30 p.m. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton in the Chair, Messrs: Ackermann, P.G. Oyler, N.M. Smith, W. Smith and P. Sykes (Clerk). The minutes were read, passed and signed. The Clerk read a letter from the County Council stating that orders had been given to have the hoarding, which had been complained about, removed. The letter was dated Dec. 30th 1927. Proposed by Mr Oyler, seconded by Mr Ackermann that the Clerk be instructed to write to the County Council drawing attention to the fact that the hoarding is still standing. Carr: Unam: Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr W. Smith that the Clerk be instructed to write to the landlords concerned, drawing attention to the way in which the hedges overhang the footpaths between The Toll and Mr Pay’s house, and between Mr Hasgood’s house and Yew Tree Cottage. Carr: Unam: The Clerk read a letter from the County Council drawing attention to the facilities for financial help in repair etc. of rural dwellings. Proposed by Mr N.M. Smith, seconded by Mr Oyler that the Clerk be instructed to write asking for copies of the pamphlet for distribution to the parish landlords. Car: Unam: Cheques were signed (post-dated) for £3.1s.6d in favour of Mr Mercer and £5 in favour of Clerk. April 19th 1928 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

April 19th 1928 [p234]

A meeting of the Rural Council was held at the School on Thursday 19th April 1928. There were present: Messrs Ackermann, Dalton, Kemp, Roper Lumley Holland, P.G. Oyler, W. Oyler, W.S. Thomas and the Clerk. As this was the first meeting of the newly elected Council, all Councillors present signed the Declaration Forms. Mr Ackermann was elected Chairman Pro tem. Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Oyler that Mr F. Dalton be re-elected Chairman. Carr: Unam: A vote of condolence and sympathy with the Chairman for his recent loss was carried by the Councillors standing in silence. Proposed by Mr Dalton and seconded by Mr Ackermann that Mr W.E. Kemp be Vice-Chairman. Car: Unam: The minutes of the last meeting were read, passed and signed. Proposed by Mr Oyler, seconded by Mr Roper Lumley Holland that the Clerk be instructed to write again to the County Council re the hoarding which had been complained about. This instruction was given in view of the fact that a letter had been received from the County Council stating that the offending hoarding had been removed, which the Parish Council considered was not the Case. Carried. The Clerk outlined the Allotment scheme of prizes as originated by Mr Skelton and the results, whereon Messrs R. L. Holland, P.G. Oyler and W. Smith offered a contribution of £1, while Messrs Dalton, Kemp, W. Oyler and W.S. Thomas offered 10/-d. Proposed by the Chairman and seconded by Mr P.G. Oyler that judging take place during 2nd week in June and the 2nd week in August and that the same judges as last year be asked to adjudicate. Car: Unam: The Clerk presented a statement of the finance for year 1927-1928, which was passed and signed by the Chairman. A cheque in favour of Mr J.H. Richards for 5/-d for preparation of meeting room was signed. The Clerk reported on one allotment, which had been vacated by the death of the holder, being in a very bad state and said that the new holder was working hard to bring it back into a state of cultivation. Proposed by Mr Thomas and seconded by Mr R.L. Holland that the present holder be remitted one quarter’s rent. Car: Unam: The Clerk reported receipt from County Council of circulars on Housing (Rural Workers) Act 1926, and was instructed as to distribution. Jan. 17th 1929 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

January 17th 1929 [p235-236]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held at the School on Thursday 17th January 1929 at 7.45 p.m. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton in the Chair, Messrs: Ackermann, Kemp, W.S. Thomas and the Clerk. The minutes of the last meeting were read, passed and signed. The Clerk read a letter from the Clerk to the County Council re hoarding, saying the Council was legally advised that the erection was not a contravention of the byelaw. Proposed by the Chairman and seconded by Mr Kemp that the matter now be dropped. Car: Unam: The Clerk reported that the accounts of the Parish Council for year ending March 31st 1928 had been duly audited and found correct. The Clerk reported that the Allotments had been judged in accordance with the Council’s wishes, and that the prizes had been distributed. Receipts for these were presented. The Clerk read a letter from the Clerk to the Rural District Council asking the Council’s opinion as to the adequacy of the housing accommodation in Lynsted. The Clerk also read a second letter giving particulars as to probable cost, rent and effect on the rates. It was proposed by Mr Thomas and seconded by Mr Kemp that the needs of the parish at present, are met by the existing houses.Car: Unam: It was proposed by Mr Thomas and seconded by Mr Ackermann that the Clerk be instructed to write to the Contractor re the late hour at which the emptying of dustbins in Greenstreet is completed.Carr: Unam: Cheques were signed in favour of:
Mr Mercer Allotment Rent £3.1s.6d
Mr Tassell Election Expenses 12/9d
P. Sykes Audit Stamp, Premium etc. 15/2d
The Clerk reported that the Allotment Gate required repairing and was instructed to see this done. March 27th 1929 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

March 27th 1929 [p236-238]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held at the School on Wednesday March 27th 1929 immediately following the annual parish meeting which began at 7.00 p.m. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton in the Chair, Messrs: W. Kemp, P.G. Oyler, W. Smith and W.S. Thomas and the Clerk (P. Sykes). Apologies were received from Mr R.L. Holland (away from village) and Mr N.M. Smith (illness). The minutes of the last meeting were read, passed and signed. The Clerk reported having received no answer from the Sanitary Contractor re the hour of emptying dustbins. Mr Thomas reported that there had been a great improvement so no further action was necessary. The Clerk presented bill for repairs to allotment gate. Proposed by Mr Smith, seconded by Mr Thomas that the bill be paid. The Clerk read a lengthy letter from the Rural District Council re the controversy of the two Fire Brigades. The Councillors have previously had the opportunity of privately reading the letter which is filed with the Parish Council Papers. After some discussion proposed by Mr Thomas and seconded by Mr Oyler that the Clerk be instructed to send the following answer to the Rural District Council:

The Parish Council appreciates the efforts of the Teynham & Lynsted Fire Brigade and trusts that the trend of the letter from the Rural District Council does not imply that the abolition of the Brigade is desired. The Council wish to assure the Rural District Council that there exists no combination among the inhabitants of the two villages to suppress the calling of the Faversham Fire Brigade. Each householder is at liberty to call the Faversham Brigade if he so desires.
The Council is of the opinion that if an amicable feeling could be fostered between the officers and men of the two Brigades, the responsibility of calling Faversham Brigade in case of necessity might be left with the officer of the Teynham & Lynsted Brigade, but the Council does not care to take upon itself the responsibility of requesting the Superintendent of Police to withdraw his order to constables regarding the calling of Faversham Brigade. Carr: Unam:

The Chairman raised the matter of the Allotment Prize Scheme. Proposed by the Chairman, seconded by Mr Oyler that the Scheme be continued another year. Carr: Unam: Mr Thomas, Mr Kemp, Mr Oyler, Mr Dalton and Mr W. Smith promised the same contribution as last year. The Clerk reported that several applications for allotments could not be satisfied. Proposed by Mr Oyler, seconded by the Chairman that the Clerk see Mr Mercer with a view to getting some extra land for allotment purposes. Oct. 15th 1929 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

October 15th 1929 [p238-240]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held at the School on Tuesday the 15th of October at 8 p.m. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton in the Chair, Messrs: Ackermann, Kemp, Thomas and the Clerk. The minutes of the last meeting were read, passed and signed. The Clerk reported that the allotments had been judged as last year and that the winners were: 1st F. Spicer, 2nd F. Smith, 3rd J. Richards, 4th W. White and 5th J. Kite. The Clerk presented receipts given by the winners of the cash prizes. It was proposed by Mr Thomas and seconded by Mr Kemp that the matter of obtaining extra land for allotments be held over until the demand for allotments warrants any further action. C. U. The Financial Statement for year ended March 31st 1929 was presented by the Clerk and signed by the Chairman. Cheque for £3/1s/6d was drawn in favour of Mr Mercer for allotment receipts. Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Kemp : That the Clerk be instructed to obtain a precept for £10 for payment of the Clerk’s salary. C.U. Proposed by Mr M. Thomas, seconded by Mr Kemp : That the Clerk be instructed to send a copy of the following resolution to the Rural District Council: “That the Council desires to call the attention of the Rural District Council to the very rough state of the roads in the parish of Lynsted and would suggest that surface tarring would not only be better for traffic, but also more economical in the long run, and that taking these facts into consideration the Council would like to know if it is possible for the Rural District Council to consider the tarring of these roads when making up their next season’s programme”. Proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr Ackermann : That the Clerk be instructed to write to the Postmaster at Sittingbourne, drawing his attention to the late delivery of that part of the Lynsted morning post, which is dealt with at Teynham Post Office and to ask for information as to whether a much earlier delivery for this area could not be arranged. C.U. April 10th 1930 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

April 10th 1930 [p240-241]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held at the School immediately following the Annual Parish Meeting which began at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday April 10th 1930. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton in the Chair, Messrs: Ackermann, Kemp, R. Lumley-Holland, W.S. Thomas and the Clerk. The minutes of the last meeting were read, passed and signed. The Clerk reported that the Accounts for Year ending March 31st 1929 had been duly audited by the District Auditor and passed as correct. The Clerk read a letter from the Rural District Council stating that the tarring of the roads would receive consideration in the following year’s programme. It was reported by Mr Thomas that postal deliveries from Teynham Post Office had been considerably expedited and that an extra man was now employed. Proposed by Mr R.L. Holland, seconded by Mr Thomas: That a letter of thanks be sent to the Postmaster for the improvement that had been effected. C.U. The Chairman outlined the way in which the Prize Scheme with regard to the allotments had grown. The judges and all who had seen the allotments had noticed what an improvement in the state of the allotments the institution of prizes had effected. Proposed by Mr R.L. Holland, seconded by Mr Thomas : That the Clerk approach the absent members of the Council, who had previously contributed to the Prize Fund, and that if they are willing to continue their support, the same scheme as last year should be carried out. C.U. Of those Councillors present the Chairman, Mr Lumley-Holland, Mr Kemp and Mr Thomas promised the same subscription as last year. Proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr Ackermann : That the Clerk be instructed to write to the Rural District Council to draw attention to the facts that the refuse in the parish is collected by means of open vans, and that this is a very insanitary method and that a closed cart should be provided. C.U.
Cheques were signed in favour of : (1)Mr Mercer£3.1s.6dAllotment Rent; (2)P. Sykes£5/13/-dSalary, Audit Stamp, Premium; (3)J.H. Richards 5/-d Preparation of Room; May 13th 1930 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

May 13th 1930 [p242-244]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held at the School on Tuesday May 13th 1930 at 8 p.m. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton in the Chair, Messrs: Ackermann, Kemp, P.G. Oyler and W.S. Thomas and the Clerk. The minutes of the last meeting were read, passed and signed. The Clerk reported that a letter had been sent to the Postmaster Sittingbourne thanking him for his attention. The Clerk reported that Mr P.G. Oyler and Mr Wm. Oyler had promised contributions to Allotment Prize Fund as last year and that Mr Wm. Smith and Mr N.M. Smith had yet to be approached. The Clerk read a letter from the Rural District Council referring to the dangerous corners in Lynsted Lane – a matter reported at the annual parish meeting. The letter stated that improvement would be expensive but that the matter was being considered. Proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr Ackermann that the Rural District Council be thanked for its letter and also that the attention of the Rural District Council be drawn to the dangerous outlet of Nouds Lane into the main London Road – the improvement of which would not be an expensive matter.
A letter was read from the Rural District Council in answer to a complaint with reference to the collection of refuse in the parish. This letter pointed out: (i)A van of approved type had been provided, which proved dangerous when used with one horse and the provision of a second horse would increase the already high rates. (ii)The van in use was provided with a cover which the Sanitary Inspector considered prevented any nuisance. (iii)The Rural District Council would consider the provision of a new vehicle if the Parish Council recommended it. (iv)A great deal of rubbish is collected which could be burnt; a reduction in the amount would lead to a reduction in expense; the influence of the Parish Council might be brought to bear on this. Proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr Kemp : That the Parish Council regrets that a vehicle was originally provided which proved unsuitable, but owing to the excessive rates does not recommend the provision of an expensive replacement. C.U. Proposed by Mr Oyler, seconded by Mr Thomas : That it be suggested to the Rural District Council “that separate contracts be made for the collection of refuse and for the other sanitary work, so that motor contractors might be enabled to compete and then the work of collections might be carried out expeditiously and inexpensively. C.U. Proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr Oyler : That the Teynham Parish Council be approached with a view to co-operating with the Lynsted Parish Council in circularising the householder of the district, in asking that as much household refuse as possible should be burnt; that it be pointed out that the printing of such pamphlets would probably be done at no cost to the Parish Council and that it had been arranged for the school children to distribute in Lynsted and suggest that the Teynham Parish Council approach the headmaster at Teynham to do the same. C.U. Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Kemp : That these several resolutions be incorporated in a letter of reply to the Rural District Council. Proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr Oyler : That the Chairman sign the completed financial statement for year-ending March 31st 1929. C.U. A letter was read from the Ken Education Committee re the appointment of School Managers for the triennial period commencing June 30th 1930. The Clerk reported that the present managers had consented to stand for re-election. Proposed by Mr Ackermann, seconded by Mr Kemp : That Dr Prideaux Selby and Rev. L.E.A. Ehrmann be re-nominated School Managers. C.U. Nov. 4th 1930 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

November 4th 1930 [p244-246]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held at the School on Tuesday 4th Nov. 1930 at 8 p.m. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton in the Chair, Messrs: Ackermann, W.R. Lumley Holland, W.E. Kemp, P. Oyler and W.S. Thomas and the Clerk. The minutes of the last meeting were read, passed and signed. The Clerk read a letter from Mr N.M. Smith saying that as he was not now in the village he could no longer support the Allotment Prize Fund. The Clerk also reported that all members had promised subscriptions, but that these had not yet been received from Mr Wm. Smith and Mr W. Oyler. Proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr R.L. Holland : That the filling of the vacancy on the Council be considered at the next meeting. C.U. Proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr Ackermann : That the Council thank the Rural District Council for its efforts in having some of the roads in the parish tarred, and hopes that, when time and convenience allows, this work may be extended. C.U. Proposed by the Chairman, seconded by Mr Oyler : That the allotment prize winners be asked to attend the next meeting to receive the prize money. C.U. Proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr Kemp : That as no answer had been received from the Teynham Parish Council re refuse collection, the Clerk write again and ask for a reply. C.U. The Clerk read letters received from the County Council with regard to the reorganisation of Urban & Rural District Areas, by which this parish together with other portions of the Faversham Rural District would be transferred to the Milton Rural District. The following delegates where appointed to represent the Parish Council at the inquiry at Sittingbourne on Nov. 20th 1930: Mr Thomas - proposed by Mr R.L. Holland, seconded by the Chairman; Mr Dalton - proposed by Mr Kemp, seconded by Mr R.L. Holland; The Clerk (to attend if possible) - proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr Ackermann; Mr Oyler (to attend if possible) – proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr Ackermann; Proposed by Mr R.L. Holland, seconded by Mr Kemp : That the Clerk write to Mr Tassel with reference to the preliminary conference of authorities and ask for advice on the matter. C.U. Proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr Kemp : That the Clerk write to the Teynham Parish Council proposing the calling of a combined meeting of the two councils to discuss the matter of reorganization. Proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr Ackermann : That the Postmaster at Sittingbourne be approached with a view to obtaining the provision of a pillar box at the east end of Greenstreet. C.U Cheque for £3.1s.6d in favour of Mr Mercer was drawn, for allotment rents. Dec. 4th 1930 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

December 4th 1930 [p246-248]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held at the School on Thursday Dec. 4th 1930 at 8 p.m. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton in the Chair, Mr Ackermann, Mr E. Kemp, Mr P. Oyler, Mr W. Thomas and the Clerk together with the following allotment holders: Messrs J. Kite, W. Leeds, J.H. Richards, F. Spicer. Apologies for absence were received from Mr R.L. Holland. The minutes of the last meeting were read, passed and signed. The Clerk reported on letter from Mr Tassell re Reorganization Conference, stating that it had been decided not to call a preliminary conference. The Clerk reported that no answer had been received from the Teynham Parish Council re refuse collection. The Chairman stated that the matter would probably be brought up at the next meeting of that Council. The Clerk reported that the Postmaster had replied that the number of letters did not warrant the provision of a letter box at the east end of Greenstreet. Proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr Oyler : That a further letter be sent to the Postmaster at Sittingbourne stating that it is the opinion of the Council that the geographical position, if not the number of letters posted necessitates the provision of a pillar box at the east end of Greenstreet and asking him if he will not reconsider the matter. C.U. The Chairman then addressed the allotment holders and the Clerk explained the method of judging and at the invitation of the Chairman, Mr Ackermann presented the following prizes:
1st Prize 30/-d Mr W. Leeds
3nd Prize 20/-d Mr J.H. Richards
4rd Prize 15/-d Mr J. Kite
5th Prize 10/-d Mr F. Spicer
The second prize winner Mr W. White was unable to be present and Mr Ackermann took charge of his prize (25/-d). The matter of housing was next discussed, the Clerk reporting on letter received from the Rural District Council. Proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr Oyler : That the Council considers that the provision of 12 houses is necessary and that the situation should preferably be off the main road. C.U. Proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr Kemp : That Mr Stewart Dixon be elected to fill the vacancy in the Council. C.U. With reference to the Reorganization Conference on Nov. 20th 1930, Mr Thomas intimated that he had been unable to attend owing to illness. The Chairman reported that he and the Clerk attended the Conference being there all the time. He said that nothing referring to this parish cropped up during the Conference, but that very interesting speeches were made affecting other parishes. It was reported that the agreement to unite, previously made by the Faversham & Milton Rural District Council, had made unnecessary any mention of matters affecting this Council; that both the Chairman and the Clerk received the impression that neither Faversham nor Sittingbourne would get the extensions they were asking for, after the completion of the speeches for and against various points raised at the Conference, it was left to the sub-committee of the County Council under the Chairmanship of Mr Laurence Hardy to reach its decisions, which will be published in due course. March 9th 1931 - Potter G. Oyler (signed)

March 9th 1931 [p248-250]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held at the School immediately following the Annual Parish Meeting which began at 7.00 p.m. on Monday March 9th 1930. There were present: Messrs: S.R. Dixon, P.G. Oyler, W.S. Thomas and the Clerk. Mr G. Bootes also stayed on from the Parish Meeting. In the absence through illness of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman Mr P.G. Oyler was unanimously elected to the Chair. The minutes of the last meeting were read, passed and signed. Arising from the minutes: (1)The Clerk presented the findings of the Committee on the reorganization of rural areas. (2)The Clerk reported that the Rural District Council had agreed to the provision of 12 houses in the Parish. (3)The Clerk read a letter from the Postmaster at Sittingbourne regretting the inability to provide a post-box at the East end of Greenstreet. Proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr Dixon : That the Council regret that at present the Postmaster is unable to carry out its suggestion with regard to the provision of a pillar box at the East end of Greenstreet; that it is still unanimously of the opinion that one is required and on this point would like to draw the Postmaster’s attention to the distance it is necessary for the people of Sandown to go to post; and that the Council would further suggest the desirability of the installation of a telephone kiosk and stamp slot machine in some central position in Greenstreet. C.U. The Clerk read a further letter from the Postmaster at Sittingbourne stating that it was proposed to close the Lynsted Post Office for telegraphic service on Wednesday afternoons during the Summer as well as during the Winter. Proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr Dixon : That the Council concur with the Postmaster’s plan to close the post office, but that, as some means of communication is necessary, a telephone kiosk should be provided in Lynsted Village. C.U. Proposed by Mr Dixon, seconded by Mr Thomas : That a precept for £10 be drawn on the Rating Authority for the Rural District of Faversham. C.U. The following Cheques were signed in favour of (1) P Sykes £5/13/-d Annual Salary, Audit Stamp and Guarantee Premium (2) J.H. Richards 5/-d Room Preparation (3) Hadden & Best 8/4d Stationery Forms April 21st 1931 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

April 21st 1931 [p250-252]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held at the school on Tuesday, 21st Apr. 1931 at 8 p.m. There were present: Messrs: F.W. Dalton, S.R. Dixon, W.E. Kemp, A.W. Pilcher, W.S. Thomas and the Clerk. This being the first meeting of the new Council, the Clerk took the Chair temporarily and called for nominations for Chairman. Proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr Kemp : That Mr Dalton be elected Chairman. There were no other nominations, and Mr Dalton was unanimously elected. The Chairman thanked the Council for re-electing him, and welcomed the new members. The minutes of the last meeting were read, passed and signed. The Clerk reported that several applications had been received for the new Council houses, and it was pointed out that applicants must obtain a form from the Rural District Council, and return it to the Clerk of that Council. The Clerk read a letter from Telephone Development Association, offering help in the matter of obtaining a telephonic communication for the village. The Clerk read a letter from the Post Office Telephone District Manager, saying that it would be impossible to provide a Telephone Kiosk at Lynsted except under a guarantee, and that up to the present it had been found impossible to obtain a suitable site in Greenstreet. The Clerk read a letter from Postmaster, Sittingbourne, intimating that the Post office at Lynsted would now be closed throughout the year, on Wednesdays, from 1 p.m. onwards. Proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr Kemp : That these letters lie on the table, and that the Clerk write to Telephone Development Association, thanking them for their offer, and pointing out the Post Office authorities intentions. C.U. Proposed by the Chair, seconded by Mr Kemp : That the allotment prize scheme be discontinued for this year. C.U. Proposed by the Chair, seconded by Mr Thomas : That Mr Kemp be re-elected Vice-Chairman. C.U. It was reported by the Chairman that he had been approached by the Chairman of the Teynham Parish Council with a view to calling a combined meeting of the two Councils to consider the provision of playing-fields in the district. Proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr Kemp : That the Clerk write to the Chairman of the Teynham Parish Council saying that this Council considers that communications between the two Councils should pass through the usual channels, and is of the opinion that any such combined meeting should not be held in any private residence. C.U. March 16th 1932 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

March 16th 1932 [p252-254]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held at the School on March 16th 1932 at 7.30 p.m.There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton in the Chair, Messrs: Ackermann, Oyler, Pilcher, Thomas, R. Lumley Holland and the Clerk. The minutes of the last meeting were read, passed and signed. The Clerk reported that no acknowledgement or answer had been received re the letter sent to Teynham Parish Council. The Clerk reported that there had been a certain amount of disagreement among allotment holders over the disposal of refuse, a quantity of which had been dumped at the Batteries end of the allotments to the detriment of neighbouring plots. Proposed by Mr Oyler, seconded by Mr Thomas : That the Clerk be instructed to send a circular letter to all allotment holders, pointing out that all refuse from any plot should be either burnt or buried on that plot and not dumped so as to cause a nuisance to any other allotment holder. C.U. The subject of housing was raised by Mr Oyler, owing to disappointment of several applicants over the allotment to tenants of the new Council Houses. He said it had been understood that the houses were intended for workers in the parish and several genuine agricultural workers had been unsuccessful applicants. The Clerk read the Rural District Council’s letter of December 1930 in which the Council’s opinion as to the necessity for houses was asked. This is recorded in minutes of meeting held December 4th 1930. After further discussion, it was proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr R. Lumley Holland : That the Clerk be instructed to send the following resolution to the Rural District Council:
That the Council regrets that the new Council Houses recently erected in Lynsted
have been let without previous reference to the Parish Council and hopes that
in future it will be consulted in such matters. C.U.
The danger to traffic of two coping stones which project into the roadway one near the Post Office and one at Bogle – was reported. As however the Rural District Council has planned to alter the road camber at Ludgate Lane corner and would probably alter the coping stone at the same time, it was decided to do nothing at present. Cheques were signed as follows: £3.1s.6d Mr Mercer Allotments; £5.13s.0d Clerk Salary, Audit , etc.; 4/9d Hadden Best & Co. Stationery. Three members of the Council – Mr Ackermann and Mr Oyler and Mr R.L. Holland who were absent at the last meeting, signed the Declaration Book. The Clerk reported that the Parish Council Accounts had been duly audited and found correct in February 1932. Oct. 21st 1932 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed)

October 21st 1932 [p254-256]

A meeting of the Parish Council was held at the School on Friday, Oct. 21st 1932 at 8 p.m. There were present: Mr F.W. Dalton in the Chair, Messrs: Ackermann, Kemp, P.G. Oyler, Pilcher, W.S. Thomas and the Clerk. The minutes of the last meeting were read, passed and signed. The Clerk reported that the dispute between allotment holders had been settled. The Clerk reported that beyond an acknowledgement no answer had been received from the Rural District Council with respect to the tenancy of council houses. Proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr Ackermann : That the Clerk be instructed to send a copy of the resolution to the Rural District Council, and drawing attention to the fact that no answer had been received and suggesting that the original letter had been lost in the post. C.U. It was reported that the coping stone by the Post Office had been removed. The Clerk reported that the accounts for year ending March 31st 1931 had been audited and found correct in Sept. 1932. He thanked the Chairman for seeing to the forwarding and return of the book. A letter from the Vicar of Lynsted (Rev. L.E.A. Ehrmann) was read, asking the Council to assist him in obtaining the removal of the stone by the Churchyard wall. In the course of the discussion it was pointed out that the Vicar had already approached the Rural District Council who had refused to take any action. Proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr Kemp : That the Vicar of Lynsted’s letter lie on the table.C. The Clerk reported that Mr Percy French, the new owner of Mr R.M. Mercer’s farm, had told him that he would require for his own use, the land now held as parish council allotments; that Mr French had offered another piece of land in the field next the School for use as allotments; that he would require the old allotments on March 25th 1933; that the new allotments would be entered upon immediately, or as soon as they could be marked out and allotted; that the allotments for the rent of one, from Oct. 11th 1932 to March 25th 1933. In the course of the discussion it was pointed out that the allotments were held under an agreement which enabled the landlord to enter into possession after giving one month’s notice. Proposed by Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr Kemp : That the Council accept Mr French’s offer and that a letter be sent thanking him for the consideration shown in his terms of the turnover. It was pointed out that it would be necessary to draw up a new agreement with Mr French and that several conditions would require alterations particularly that referring to the giving of one months notice by the Landlord. At this point the allotment holders who had been invited to a meeting, were admitted, and eighteen were in attendance. The Chairman said Mr French required the old allotments and asked the Clerk to explain what was proposed. This was done. In the discussion which followed the following points were made: (1) There would be a certain loss to the allotment holders in unexpended manure and crops (late broccoli). (2) The new ground would not have the “condition” of the old. (3) There was no depth of soil on the new ground – 3” suggested. (4) Mr French could not plant with fruit after March and September would be a more suitable date to vacate, even if 2 rents had to be paid. (5) The new agreement should be for a term of years – 15-20 suggested.
It was decided:

(1)To ask Mr French if he would agree to the September vacation.

(2)To inspect the new ground on the following afternoon (Saturday Oct. 22nd). Clerk and several allotment holders promising to attend.

This being the last meeting to be recorded in this book, it was pointed out that it was commenced on December 18th 1892. April 20th 1933 - F.W. Dalton Chairman (signed).

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