MUNICIPAL PURCHASES AND PROPOSALS.
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For many years THE COMMERCIAL MOTOR has published, under the heading of "Local Proceedings," much exclusive information relating to the purchases (agreed and contemplated) and proposals of municipal authorities. Our sources for obtaining these particulars are of a vzry special character, and have lately been expanded, with the result that we intend in future to give greater prominence to this feature. The utmost care is taken to ensure accuracy and to secure the earliest possiVe publication of the. information.
Thirsk Rural District Council has decided to purchase a trailer fire pump.
The tramways , committee of the Douglas (I.031.) Corporation has decided to purchase another two TillingStevens motorbuses at a cost of £2,942.
Glasgow Watch Committee recommends acceptance of the tender of John I. Thornycroft and Co., Ltd., at £4,476 for the supply of six patrol vans for the police department.
The Ministry of Transport has sanctioned the application of the Oldham Corporation for powers to run motorbus services on various routes outside the borough boundaries.
The cleansing committee of the Glasgow Corporation recommends the adoption of plans for the provision of garage accommodation at Govan destructor works at an estimated cost of 111,000.
By twelve votes to seven the tramways committee of the Glasgow Corporation has agreed to seek powers to substitute motorbus services for the tramways on the Airdrie-Coatbridge and the Paisley systems. The works committee of the Hull Corporation has authorized the purchase of a new Ford chassis at a cost of £112.
Eastbourne Corporation has decided that it will not be possible to construct a motor coach garage at the Redoubt.
Guildford Watch Committee is warning bus proprietors that they will be prosecuted if they continue to allow overcrowding.
Stoke Watch Committee has had a letter from the Potteries Electric Traction Co., stating that it has acquired the business of J. M. Roberts (Hanley), Ltd.
The Ministry of Transport has promised to consider the suggestion of the Glasgow Corporation for the exemption of motor sweepers, etc., from motor licence duty.
The cleansing committee of the East Ham Corporation recommends acceptance of the tender of the Chloride Electrical Storage Co., Ltd., at £219, for a new battery for an electric vehicle.
Glossop Corporation has obtained sanction for a loan for the purchase of a Foden steam wagon, but in view of the increased taxation on which subject the corporation has had a letter from Fodens, Ltd., the final decision as to the purchase has been referred to a subcommittee.
At a meeting of the tramways committee of the South Shields Corporation, the tramways manager reported that the taxation on the authority's motorbuses would be 11,029 this year as compared with 1,573 last year, and this increase would prevent him from making any recommendations for reduced fares.
Wareham (Dorset) Rural District Council has purchased a Sentinel steam wagon.
Bradford Education Committee is considering the purchase of a new motor ambulance.
Stockton Corporation has obtained sanction to borrow £4,695 for the purchase of four new buses.
The tramways committee of the Bradford Corporation recommends the provision of a motorbus service to Tong Cheltenham Corporation has decided to purchase three tractors and 10 trailers for refuse collection at a cost of about 12,700.
Liverpool Corporation has just placed an order—a repeat—for seven SD. Freighter dust carts, the value of the contract being over £4,000.
Bradford Corporation has under consideration plans and estimates prepared by the city architect for the provision of a central garage on land already owned by the corporation.
. Bradford Education Committee has made a contract with Blythe and Berwick, Ltd., for the carriage of food for 12 months in connection with school canteens at £6 per day.
The fire brigade committee of the Bradford Corporation recommends the purchase of a 500-gallon motor fire-pump without ladders and a 500-gallon motor fire-pump with escape ladders.
Following a three-days' demonstration carried out by Clayton Wagons, Ltd., -with an overtype steam wagon of its manufacture, the Cheadle Rural District Council has just decided to purchase a wagon of this make.