KEEPING OUT PRIVATE ENTERPRISE;
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Coins Town Council has decided to run a provisional service of omnibuses between Colne and Barnoldswick by the existing rxid through Foulridge, until such time as the new road from Barnoldswick to Kelbrook is completed. Application fox sanction to the scheme is to be made to the Ministry of Transport and the local road authorities con
cerned, and the Service will be instituted at the earliest possible date. Councillor R. Knight, chairman of the tramways cemmittee, said there was a strong desire in the district that auch a service should be promoted. For the past two years negotiations have been proceeding between the muMcipal authorities of the respective towns,
and after repeated sdiscussions it was understood that the matter was, standing in abeyance until the completion of the new road from Barnoldssvick to Eelbrook. Private companies have made previous attempts to link up the districts, but it is felt. that the service could be efficiently and economically handled by the corporation.