MUNICIPAL PURCHASES and PROPOSALS
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Newcastle Corporation is recommended to purchase 30 trolleybuses.
The transport committee of Rotherham Corporation has purchased a Bedford van. The electricity committee of ft otherham Corporation has decided to purchase a light van. Lianeily Corporation has referred to the health committee the question of purchasing 'art ambulance.
Swansea Highways Committee has decided to buy a 3-ton tipping lorry iron C. K. Andrews, Ltd., Swansea.
The health committee of the London County Council is to provide a van at the Edmonton colony, at a cost of 2180, East Ham Electricity Committee recommends the acceptance of the tender of Tomlinson, Ltd., for the supply of an electric ran. Wolverhampton Corporation's electricity committee has accepted the tender of Messrs. Windburn and Wedge for the supply of a Morris 6-cwt. van.
Wolverhampton Cleansing Committee recommends the acceptance of the tender of Dillingham, Ltd., Wolverhampton, for the supply of a Fordson 2-ton tipping lorry.' Manchester Electricity Committee has accepted the tender of Messrs. A. and J. Harrison for the supply of-a Morris 10-cwt. van, and that of Kennings, Ltd., for a Morris-Commercial 214-ton lorry. Rotherham Corporation proposes to purchase eight Bristol bus chassis with Gardner five, cylindered oil engines, and to obtain tenders for the supply of eight 32-seater bodies, as well as buying four trolleybuses.
Colchester Corporation has recently taken delivery of a Ford V8 ambulance, which was, sup, plied by Harold J. Willett, Ltd.It is designed to carry one stretcher arid six sitting patients, or two stretcher patients.
_ The Ministry of Transport has sanctioned the borrowing of 18,254 for five new motorbuses far Doncaster Corporation, and the corporation bas now authorized the purchase of 10 further vehicles at a cost not exceeding 420,000. Messiah Joint Electricity and Transport Committee anticipates that the existing fleet of trolleybuses will be sufficient for present recinirements, but recommends that borrowing powers-be obtained up to 410,380 for the provision of six further 'vehicles when needed. Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley and Duitinfield Tramways and Electricity Board has approved the decision of the transport committee accepting the tenders of John I. Tharnycroft and Co., Ltd., and the Northern Counties Motor and Engineering Co., Ltd: -for six double-deck oilergmed chassis and bodies respectively. Banction is to be obtained from the 31inistry of Transport for permission to borrow 410,000 for the purchase of the 'vehicles. Cardiff Corporation is buying a Dennis gullyemptier.
enesterriam Gas Committee is to purchase a Dennis 40-45-cwt. lorry.
Dewsbury Water Committee has authorized the purchase of a 30-cwt. lorry.
Chesterfield Corporation's cleansing committee is buying a. Lewin road sweeper and collecIor.
Middleshrough Corporation ha.s anthorized the borough electrical engineer to buy two delivery Taim Plymouth Watch Committee has accepted the tender of A. C. Turner, Ltd., for an Austin 10 h.p. van.
The transport committee of Leeds Corporation is to obtain tenders for the supply of 30 cionble-deck buses.
The finance committee of Kelghley Corporation has authorized the purchase of a light van at a cost of about £1246.
Portsmouth Corporation is purchasing 16 Leyland oil-engined bus chassis, two of them having torque-converter transmission.
Bexley Urban District Council requires a d00gallon gully emptier, and tenders have to be
delivered by noon on December 29. •
Trowbridge Urban District Council requires a 30-cwt, tipping lorry, and tenders for its supply have to be delivered by January. 14, Carlisle Electricity Committee has accepted 'the tender of the County Garage Co. -Ltd., Carlisle, 'for the supply of a Ford 10-cat. van.
Plymouth Corporation's gas committee recommends the acceptance of the tender of Drake Motors, Ltd., for the supply of a 3-ton tipping lorry.
The question of buying new vehicles for use in the 'health department is to be considered by os, sub-committee of Runcorn Urban District Council.
The cleansing committee of East Ham Corporation recommends the purchase of a Scammell mechanical horse and refuse container with moving floor.
Maidens and Coombe Urban District Council requires a 6-7-cubic-yd. vehicle for street seavenging. Tenders have to be delivered by the first post on December 1_8. Chesterfield Corporation's highways committee Las 'accepted the tender of Aveling-Barford, Ltd., for the supply ol petrol-driven footpath roller, and that of Geo. !Kenning (Chesterfield), Ltd., 'for two trailers.
Exmouth Urban District Council requires a 4-ton oil-engined tipping lorry, or, alternatively, a. 4-ton. petrol-driven tipper, and a 21,42-3-ton petrol tipping lorry. 'Tenders have to be delivered by December 17.