Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 22 November 1929
Sickness Prevalent: Hospitals Full
A meeting of the Darfield Urban Council was held on Friday, Mr. A. Ward presiding.
A plan of alterations at the rear of Pear Tree Farm was approved.
The County Surveyor wrote requesting the Council to do the necessary snow-ploughing in the district.
The West Riding Rivers Board sent a report intimating that the river Dove contained a quantity of tins. The Council instructed the Surveyor to have the tins removed.
An application for permission to produce and retail milk was received from Mr. lbbotson of Salt Pie Farm. The Sanitary Committee recommended that the application be refused until the premises are brought up to the required standard under the Milk and Dairies Act. The Council accepted the recommendation. Mr. Dickinson desired that his name should be recorded as voting against.
The Town Clerk of Barnsley haring written with regard to proposed extensions at Kendray Hospital, further consideration of the matter was adjourned.
The Electrical Distribution of Yorkshire. Ltd. intimated their willingness to reduce’ their charges for 200-watt lamps from £6 to £5 16s. per annum. The Council accepted the offer.
The Medical Officer (Dr. W. F. L. Castle) reported 9 births and 7 deaths.
In reply e said the death rate was not abnormal for the time of year. They were practically all older people, only one under 60. There was a good deal of scarlet fever in the district, and a large number of cases were retained at home through lack of accommodation. The doctor added that all the areas served by Barnsley were at present affected by lack of hospital accommodation.
Mr. T. W. Illsley: Have you heard any intimation from patients at Lundwood as to the conditions, so far as mice are concerned?
On the Medical Officer remarking that he had not. Mr. Illsley asked him if he would investigate.