MUNICIPAL PURCHASES AND PROPOSALS.
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Coventry Corporation is to purchase 10 new motorbuses.
West Thurrock Parish Council has obtained sanction for a loan of 11,000 for the purchase of a motor fire-engine.
Ilkeston Corporation has appointed a committee to investigate and report on the opnration of motorbuses in the. town.
The tramways committee of the York Corporation has decided to purchase a Whipple engine starter at a cost of /152.
Hull Corporation accounts for the half-year ended September 30th last show a loss of 13,269 on the tramways and a profit of £2,318 on the motorbuses.
The tramways committee of the Bolton Corporation is to obtain quotations for the supply of 10 double-deck motorMises and for additional single-deck vehicles.
Sussex County Council is to prepare estimates for the construction of a bypass road through Willingdon arid the widening of the road from Polegate to Eastbourne.
The motorbus committee of the Eastbourne Corporation has accepted the tender of Leyland Motors, Ltd., for the supply of ten Lion 36-seater singledeck saloon buses at 11,345 each.
The works committee of. the Southwark Borough Council recommends acceptance of the tender of Dennis Bros., Ltd., at 11,074 for the supply of a street-watering and washing machine.
In connection with. proposals for closing the road from Illastdean Road to Beachy Head to heavy traffic the Eastbourne Corporation has now asked the borough engineer to report upon the cost of a widening scheme.
The tramways committee of the Hull Corporation has accepted the tender of Guy Motors, Ltd., for the supply of two 26-seater saloon buses, and that of the Bristol Tramways and Carriage Co., Ltd., for six chassisat £963 each, whilst six double-deck bus bodies arc to' be purchased from C. H. Roe, Ltd., at 1795 each.
Sheffield Corporation has accepted the tender of Messrs. Brook, Shaw at 1155 for the supply of a Ford 10-cwt. vehicle.
Darlington Corporation has sanetinned the purchase by the streets committee of a motor vehicle for refuse collection at a cost of 1680.
The city architect of Manchester is to prepare plans for the erection of a 'bus garage to accommodate 45 vehicles at the Princess Road depot.
The health committee of the Sheffield Corporation has accepted the tender of Essam and Hewson, Ltd., at 1415 for the supply of a 30-cwt. Bean motor lorry.
Manchester Corporation has accepted the tender of the General Vehicle Co., Ltd., for the supply of an electrical tower wagon for the electricity department.
The gas committee of the Manchester Corporation has accepted the tender of J. Cockshoot and Co., Ltd, for the supply of a Morris-Commercial 30-ewt. motor lorry.
In connection with proposals for introducing the police-box system, the Manchester Watch Committee recommends the purchase of a motor ambulance, a motor patrol wagon and a light motorcar.
Manchester Watch Committee has granted licences to the Lancashire United Transport and Power Co., Ltd., of Atherton, in respect of bus services to interconnect with the Manchester Corporation services.
The tramways committee of the Manchester Corporation has accepted the tender of II. and J. Quick, Ltd., of Old Trafford, for the supply of a Fordson industrial tractor with loading shovel.
Darlington Corporation, which is at present engaged upon the task of erecting the necessary equipment for extensions of the trolley-bus system in the east end of the town, has accepted the tender of Ransomes, Sims an Jefferies, Ltd„ for the supply of two .new vehicles.
Dudley Watch Committee has arranged a one-way traffic system for the Market Place.
• Coventry Corporation recommends the purchase of a 30-cwt. motor lorry for the works committee.
• Manchester Corporation has decided to purchase a motor lorry for the painting department at a cost of about 1400.
Audenshaw Urban District Council recommends the purchase of a 30-cwt. Ford motor lorry for the highways. depastnent.
The estates committee of the York Corporation has decided to erect a garage at the Guildhall courtyard at a cost of 1400.
Bolton Watch Committee has authorized the provision of a garage for police motor vehicles in the basement of the fire-station.
York Watch Committee has decided that no motorbuses which exceed 26 it. in length shall be licensed to ply for hire in the city.
Llandudno Urban District Council is arranging with Shelvoke and Drewry, Ltd., for a demonstration with a refusecollecting vehicle.
The tramways committee of the York Corporation proposes to start a new bus service between the Tang Hall estate and the railway station.
Strom' Rural District Council is. inviting tenders for the supply of a motor' ambulance, and these have to be delivered byJanuary 12th.
The tramways committee of the Manchester Corporation has accepted the tender of Millers Machinery Co., Ltd., for the supply of a Truetractor with tipping body.
Wembley Urban District Council requires a four-wheeled end-tipping trailer for use with a Fordson tractor, and tenders have to be delivered by tomorrow (January 11th).
After investigation, a special committee of the Bolton Corporation has come to the conclusion that it would neither be more economical nor advantageous to establish a central motor garage.