Interim grants only
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• interim operators' licences were granted to two waste disposal companies by Mr C. R. Hodgson, North Western LA, in Manchester on Wednesday. An inspection will be made of both operators' maintenance facilities at the end of three months and if they then prove to be satisfactory, long-term grants will be made.
Waste Services (Preston) Ltd applied for a licence for its four vehicles with a margin of four, while A. Thorpe Ltd, Bury, applied for eight vehicles and a margin of four.
Vehicle examiners from Preston and Bolton spoke of inadequate premises for vehicle maintenance, but both operators planned to construct new premises.