Sithney Parish Council Minutes 1905-1910

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held at the National School, Sithney, on Monday, 30th day of January 1905.
Present:
Mr H Prideaux Esq - Chairman
Messrs T G Cowls, James Geach, Joseph W James, John P Richards, William Rowling, Robert Sedgman, Edward J Williams.
The minutes of the meeting held on the 21st day of November last were read and confirmed and signed by the chairman.

Gwavas Well

The clerk reported that in accordance with resolution passed at the last meeting he had made enquiry from the clerk to the Helston Rural District Council as to this Council's liability to repair the above well.
It was the opinion of the said clerk that it is the duty of this Council to repair the said well, and that if the Rural District Council did the work, the cost of same would be charged to this parish.
It was resolved that the Committee appointed to inspect the Gwavas Well, and who had reported thereon, be, and are hereby authorised to repair the said well and that the work be proceeded with forthwith.

Chynhale Cattle Drinking Trough

The Committee to inspect the said trough reported that a new trough is required.
It was resolved that the chairman be added to the existing Committee: that the Committee be instructed to take the necessary steps to get a new trough provided in the place of the old one, and that the Committee be further instructed to wait on the representatives of the Trevarno Estate with the view of getting them to do what may be necessary in the matter, and failing that to get permission from them to fix a new trough at the expense of the Council.

Telegraph Office at Crown Town

The clerk reported that he had written to the secretary of the General Post Office on the above question (a copy of which was read) and that the receipt of same had been duly acknowledged, but that he had received no further communication on the matter.
A petition was read, signed by 14 of the inhabitants at and around Crown Town, asking the Council to lay the matter of providing a Telegraph Office at that place before the Post Office Authorities, thereby supporting the action of the Council at their last meeting.
The clerk was instructed to write the secretary of the General Post Office asking for a reply to the letter sent to him on the 4th January last.

Prospect Hill Footpath, Porthleven

The Committee reported that the work of repairing the footpath at Prospect Hill, Porthleven was complete and they had recommended the clerk to pay the contractor the sum of £4 15s being the amount due to him as per agreement.

Higher Prospidnick Footpath

Complaints were made as to the bad state of the footpath at Higher Prospidnick, leading to Nancegollan Station.
It was resolved that the following be appointed a Committee to inspect the above footpath and to report thereon at the next meeting:
Messrs W J Blee, J W James, J P Richards, J H R Trembath & E J Williams.

Tregadjack Footbridge

A letter was read from Mr Gibbons, Chief Engineer of the Great Western Railway, stating that complaint from the occupier of adjoining land to the said footbridge has been made that animals pass over this bridge and cause trespass on his land, and they are desirous of putting a wicker gate on each side of the footbridge.
It was resolved that a Committee be appointed to meet the representative of the G. W. Railway Co on the spot, and subject to the approval of the Committee this Council consent to the work being done: The following to constitute the said Committee:
Messrs J W James, H Prideaux, J P Richards & W Rowling.

Wall Letter Box

It was resolved that application be made to the Postmaster General to fix a wall letter box at Lower Prospidnick in this parish, and that the application be forwarded through the Postmaster at Helston.

Cheque

It was resolved that a cheque be drawn in favour of the clerk in payment of the following sums advanced by him:
William Pascoe - Repairing Tregadjack Footpath - 7s
Henry Johns - Repairing Prospect Hill Footpath - £4 15s
Total - £5 2s

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A meeting was held in the National School, Sithney on Monday, the 13th day of March 1905.
Present:
Mr H Prideaux Esq - Chairman
Mr Thomas Treloar - Vice-chairman
Messrs William James Blee, Edward Cardell, John Cowls, Thomas G Cowls, James Geach, John Hyde, John P Richards, William Rowling, Robert Sedgman, John H R Trembath, Edward J Williams.
The minutes of the meeting held on the 30th January last were read and confirmed and signed by the chairman.

Gwavas Well

The Committee reported that nothing had yet been done by way of repairs to this well.

Chynhale Cattle Drinking Trough

The Committee reported that the trustees of Trevarno Estate will provide a new trough and fix same at their own expense.

Telegraph Office

The clerk reported that he had received no communication from the Post Master General.

Higher Prospidnick Footpath

The Committee reported that they have not yet inspected this footpath.

Tregadjack Footbridge

Mr J P Richards, one of the members of the Committee reported that he had met Mr Tucker, the G. W. Railway representative on the spot, who fully explained what the Company suggest should be done to prevent animals from passing over the footbridge, and at the same time to cause no obstruction, or inconvenience to foot passengers:
To fix an automatic gate on each side of the bridge within the Company's boundary.
Mr Richards recommended the Council to agree to the Company's proposal; the matter being fully discussed, Mr Richards moved that the Company's application be granted, seconded by Mr William Rowling and carried.

Prospidnick Wall Letter Box

The clerk reported that he had forwarded the Council's application to the Postmaster General through the Postmaster at Helston. The clerk further reported that the Postmaster at Helston asked to be informed as to what part of Prospidnick it would be most convenient to the inhabitants to place the said letter box.

G. W. Railway Co. Helston Branch

It was moved from the chair that this Council petition the G. W. Railway Co. to construct a Halt between Helston and Nancegollan stations to enable the inhabitants of the following hamlets to have the benefit of the new Rail-motors, about to be inaugurated on this Branch:
Tregathenan, Trannack, Prospidnick, Truthall, Gwavas, Sithney Green, Coverack Bridges etc.
The distance between Helston and Nancegollan stations is about 4 miles, and there is no doubt that this Halt will be a great convenience to the inhabitants of the north of the parish, as well as a source of profit for the Company. Seconded by Mr E J Williams and carried.

Prospidnick Wall Letter Box

It was resolved that it is the opinion of this meeting that the most convenient part of Prospidnick to plan a wall letter box is at or near Mr E S Williams Farm Buildings, and that this be a recommendation to the Post Office Authorities.

Defaulters of Rates

The Collector read the list of defaulters of the Poor and Special Sanitary Rates and the recommendation of this Council was given as to who should be excused from payment of same.

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held in the National School, Sithney on Monday, 27th March 1905.
Present:
Mr H Prideaux Esq - Chairman
Mr Thomas Treloar - Vice-chairman
Mr Edward Cardell, John Cowls, Thomas G Cowls, James Geach, J W James, John Hyde, Fred Martin, John P Richards, William Rowling, Robert Sedgman, John H R Trembath, Edward J Williams.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed and signed by the chairman.

The following letter was read from the Postmaster General in reply to an application from this Council for establishing a Telegraph Office in Crown Town.
[General Post Office, London. 17th March 1905
Sir,
1. With reference to your letter of the 4th January last, I am directed by the Postmaster General to inform you that the question of establishing a Telegraph Office at Crown Town, Helston has received careful consideration, but as it is estimated that the revenue from telegraph custom would not pay the working expenses, he is prevented by Treasury Regulations from sanctioning the extensions except under guarantee.
2. The guarantee would be for seven years.
3. If the necessary way leaves over the route in respect of which the calculations have been made, were not withheld when applied for by the department, the expenses would be £28 a year. The instrument used would be a telephone or such other telegraph instrument as might be found suitable.
4. The revenue would be calculated on the actual receipts (exclusive of porterage) from telegrams handed in at that office for transmission to other parts of the United Kingdom; and if, as the Postmaster General has reason to expect, these receipts did not equal £28 a year, one half of the deficiency would have to be paid by the guarantors. The other half would be borne by the department.
5. It may be convenient to give an example. If the receipts in any year were £6, the account for that year would work out thus:
Expenses - £28
Revenue - £6
Deficiency - £22
In this case at the end of the year the guarantors would pay £11 being half of the deficiency.
6. The guarantors could not in any year be called upon to pay more that half of the expenses, viz:- £14.
A leaflet is enclosed showing how the guarantors may, if so desired, be given by the Local Authority.
If you think a guarantee will be forthcoming, the Postmaster General will be glad to cause a draft agreement to be sent to you.
I am Sir,
Your obedient servant,
A H King]

After a lengthy discussion, and a careful consideration of the terms submitted by the Postmaster General in the foregoing letter as to the guarantee required before the question of establishing a Telegraph Office at Crown Town can be sanctioned, it was resolved that the matter be adjourned until the next meeting of the Council, and that in the meantime an appeal be made to the leading inhabitants within the vicinity of Crown Town, with the object of ascertaining as to what amount can be obtained from individual guarantors towards the estimated deficiency of £14 per annum, and that Mr E J Williams be and is hereby authorised to canvass the said district for that purpose and report thereon at the next meeting.

Prospidnick Wall Letter Box

The clerk reported that no reply had yet been received from the Post Office Authorities in answer to the Council's application for the said wall letter box.

Cheque

It was resolved that a cheque be drawn in favour of the clerk in payment of the following items.
District Audit Stamp - 5s
Posting Notice of Parish Meeting - 4s
John Lander, Printing Notice of Parish Meeting - 7s 6d
John Lander, Printing, Stationary; Parish Council - £1 8s 6d
Rev W F C Rogers, Fire Lighting & Cleaning - 14s 6d
Postage - 9s
Total - £3 8s 6d

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held at the National School, Sithney on Monday, 10th April, 1905.
Present:
Mr H Prideaux Esq - Chairman
Messrs William J Blee, Thomas G Cowls, James Geach, Joseph W James, Fred Martin, John P Richards, William Rowling, Robert Sedgman, John H R Trembath, Edward J Williams.

It was proposed by Mr James Geach that Mr Henry Prideaux be re-elected Chairman of this Council for the ensuing year, seconded by Mr Edward J Williams, and carried unanimously.
The following persons were nominated Overseers for the ensuing year:
Thomas Glasson Cowls - Porthleven
Joseph William James - Tregathenan
John Pope Richards - Truthall
Robert Sedgman - Porthleven
John Humphry Rowe Trembath - Trelissick
Voting for Overseers:
For Thomas Glasson Cowls
William J Blee, James Geach, Joseph W James, William Rowling, John H R Trembath (6 votes) [clerks error]
For Joseph W James
Fred Martin, William Rowling, John P Richards, J H R Trembath, Edward J Williams (5 votes)
For John P Richards)
William J Blee, Thomas G Cowls, James Geach, Joseph W James, Fred Martin, William Rowling, Robert Sedgman, John H R Trembath, Edward J Williams. (9 votes)
For Robert Sedgman
William J Blee, Thomas G Cowls, James Geach, Joseph W James, Fred Martin, William Rowling, John P Richards, John H R Trembath, Edward J Williams (9 votes)
For John H R Trembath
William J Blee, Thomas G Cowls, James Geach, Joseph W James, Fred Martin, John P Richards, Robert Sedgman, Edward J Williams (8 votes)
The chairman declared the following the duly elected Overseers for the ensuing year:
Thomas Glasson Cowls, John P Richards, Robert Sedgman, John H R Trembath.
The minutes of the meeting held on the 27th day of March last were read and confirmed and signed by the chairman.

Crown Town Telegraph Office

Mr Edward J Williams reported that in accordance with resolution passed at the last meeting he had called on Messrs J C & W N Bickford-Smith of Trevarno, and Mr James McCreath of the West Cornwall Creameries, Lelant & Chynhale, to ascertain if they would become joint guarantors with the Parish Council to meet the requirements of the Postmaster General as stated in his letter dated 17th March last, (see folio 156-7 in this Minute Book) with the following result:
Messrs Bickford-Smith will be prepared to undertake to pay two pounds each per annum, and Mr McCreath will undertake to pay three pounds per annum or any lesser sum as may be required proportionately, such sum being a moiety of the deficiency of the working expenses.
It was resolved that it is the opinion of this Council that it will be for the benefit of the inhabitants in the district if a telegraph office should be established at Crown Town in this parish, the Council will therefore consent to become guarantors for one half of the deficiency in accordance with the conditions contained in the Postmaster Generals communication of the 17th ultimo. It was also resolved that the clerk be directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Postmaster General, and to ask him to cause a draft agreement to be sent to this Council, and further to ask if the persons who have consented to become joint guarantors can be included in the agreement, and that Messrs J P Richards and Edward J Williams, together with the chairman and the clerk be appointed a Committee to carry out any details that may be necessary in the matter previous to the next meeting of the Council.

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A meeting of Sithney Parish Council was held at the National School, Sithney on Monday, 19th June 1905.
Present:
Mr Henry Prideaux Esq - Chairman
Messrs Thomas G Cowls, James Geach, Edward Cardell, John Cowls, John Hyde, Joseph W James, Fred Martin, John P Richards, William Rowling, Robert Sedgman, Thomas Treloar, John H R Trembath.
The minutes of the meeting held on the 10th April last were read and confirmed and signed by the chairman.

A draft agreement in respect of the telegraph to Crown Town, as between this Council and the Postmaster General was laid before this meeting and after carefully considering same it was unanaimously resolved that the same be approved.
It was unanimously resolved that the clerk be directed to return the said draft agreement to the Postmaster General with a request that an engrossment in duplicate be prepared and sent to this Council for execution.
In the Postmaster General's letter of the 4th ultimo, it was stated that an arrangement under which the guarantee would be given by the Parish Council in conjunction with other persons is not considered desirable, and that I am to suggest that if the Council desire to share the liability with others, the object should be obtained by means of a supplemental deed, of which the Postmaster General need have no cognisance?
The following persons having offered to become joint guarantors with the Council for a moiety of the Council's liability in the working expenses of the proposed telegraph office at Crown Town, in the following proportions:
Mr James McCreath, of the West Cornwall Creameries, Lelant - three-sevenths
Mr John Clifford Bickford-Smith of Trevarno - two-sevenths
Mr William Noel Bickford-Smith of Trevarno - two-sevenths
It was unanimously resolved that the foregoing offer be, and is hereby accepted and that an agreement be entered into between the above named persons on the one part, and this Council on the other part by a supplemental deed, to be prepared by Messrs Daniell & Thomas, Solicitors, Camborne, in accordance with the terms heretofore mentioned.

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A meeting of the Sithney parish Council was held at the National School, Sithney, on Monday the 28th day of August 1905.
Present:
Mr Henry Prideaux Esq - Chairman
Mr Edward J Williams - Vice-chairman
Messrs Edward Cardell, Thomas G Cowls, Joseph W James, Fred Martin, John P Richards, William Rowling, Robert Sedgman.
The minutes of the meeting held on the 19th day of June last were read and confirmed and signed by the chairman.

Telegraph to Crown Town

The clerk reported that in accordance with the resolution passed at the last meeting he had returned the draft agreement referred therein to the Postmaster General with the request that an engrossment in duplicate be prepared and sent to this Council for execution.
The said engrossment in duplicate has been received from the Postmaster General and was now laid before the Council ready for execution.
It was unanimously resolved that the said agreement (or deed) be executed at this meeting and that the chairman and two members who are present be authorised to sign the same, to be witnessed by the clerk. This was done accordingly, and the clerk was requested to return the Deed to the Postmaster General.

Rates

The Collector read the list of Defaulters of the Poor and Special Sanitary Rates and the recommendation of the Council was given as to who should be excused from payment of same.

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held at the National School, Sithney on Monday, 4th December, 1905.
Present:
Mr H Prideaux Esq - Chairman
Messrs William J Blee, John Cowls, Thomas G Cowls, James Geach, John Hyde, John P Richards, William Rowling, Robert Sedgman, Thomas Treloar, J H R Trembath.
The minutes of the meeting held on the 28th August last were read and confirmed and signed by the chairman.

In accordance with notice, the chairman moved that the County Council be asked to grant a Polling Station at Trannack Council School for the northern part of Sithney Parish. The boundary of which to commence at Nancegollan, thence extending along the G. W. Railway to Truthall Bridge Hall. Thence by the parish road to Fonts Meadow and then continuing along the stream to the point at which it flows into the Cober river. All that portion of the parish situated north-east of the aforesaid boundary line to be the new Polling District, and that a map of the parish with the boundary line marked in red be sent with the petition. Seconded by mr William Rowling and carried.

It was unanimously resolved that the Treasurer of this Council, Mr E J Kendall be requested to provide a new Bond. The former Bond having become extinct through the closing of the Banking Firm of Bolitho Williams, the said firm having amalgamated with Barkley.....

It was proposed by Mr J P Richards, seconded by Mr William Rowling and carried unanimously that the clerk be directed to write the Helston Rural District Council, calling their attention to the unsatisfactory state of the highway leading from Chynhale to Coverack Bridges, and to ask that steps be taken at an early date to put the said highway in a proper state of repair.

Complaints were made of the bad state of the footpath leading from Higher Prospidnick Homestead to Nancegollan Station, also of the stile at Tregathenan, also of the stile at the Venack, Truthall.
It was unanimously resolved that Messrs William J Blee, John P Richards, William Rowling & Edward J Williams be appointed a Committee to inspect the aforementioned places and to report thereon at the next Council meeting.

It was unanimously resolved that a cheque be drawn in favour of the clerk for ten shillings, being the amount advanced by him for District Audit Stamp.

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A meeting was held of the Sithney Parish Council at the National School, Sithney on Monday, 26th day of February, 1906.
Present:
Messrs Edward Cardell, John Hyde, Thomas G Cowls, James Geach, Joseph W James, John P Richards, William Rowling, Robert Sedgman, John H R Trembath.
In the absence of the Chairman and Vice-chairman, it was unanimously resolved that Mr Robert Sedgman be appointed Chairman of this meeting.
Mr Robert Sedgman, Chairman.
The minutes of the meeting held on the 4th December last were read and confirmed.

The clerk reported that he had forwarded a copy of the resolution passed at the last meeting asking the County Council to grant an additional polling district for this parish. A plan of the proposed district was also sent.
A communication from the clerk (Mr Cowland) was read, stating that the County Council will grant an additional polling station at the Trannack School, and asking this Council to suggest a name for the new district.
It was unanimously resolved that the name of the new polling district be 'Trannack' and that the clerk be requested to forward a copy of this resolution to the clerk of the County Council.

In compliance with a resolution passed at the last meeting, the treasurer of this Council, E J Kendall Esq, conjointly with Messrs Barkley & Co Bankers, had executed a new bond for the sum of three hundred pounds, the same being laid before this meeting and approved.

The Footpath Committee, appointed at the last meeting, reported that they had inspected the several places complained of at the said meeting. They were unanimous in their opinion that nothing should be done for the present.

It was unanimously resolved that the annual parish meeting be held on Monday, 26th March next, commencing at 7pm, and that a parish meeting be held on the same evening, commencing at 6:30pm.

A letter was read from Mr James, Postmaster at Helston, informing the Council that the Telegraph Office at Crown Town would be opened for messages on Wednesday, 7th February instant.

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A meeting was held this 26th day of March 1906, at the National School, Sithney.
Present:
Mr Henry Prideaux Esq - Chairman
Messrs W J Blee, John Cowls, James Geach, Joseph W James, Fred Martin, William Rowling, Robert Sedgman, John H R Trembath.
The minutes of the meeting held on the 26th day of February 1906 were read and confirmed.

It was resolved that a cheque be drawn in favour of the clerk in payment of the following account:
John Lander - Printing notices of parish meetings - 7s 6d
John Lander - Printing notices to parish council - £1 8s 6d
School Managers - Fire, Lighting etc - 14s 6d
J Q James, clerk - Postage etc - 15s
Total - £3 15s 6d
The clerk presented the accounts, showing an expenditure of £3 15s 6d for the year and the chairman was authorised to sign the same.

It was unanimously resolved that the annual meeting of the Parish Council be held on Monday, 9th April at 7pm.

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The annual meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held at the National School, Sithney, on Monday, 9th day of April, 1906.
Present:
Messrs Thomas G Cowls, James Geach, John Hyde, Fred Martin, Robert Sedgman, William Rowling, John H R Trembath
It was proposed, seconded and carried unanimously that Mr Thomas Treloar be appointed Chairman of this meeting.
Mr Thomas Treloar, Chairman
It was proposed by Mr Robert Sedgman that Mr Henry Prideaux be re-appointed Chairman of this Council for the ensuing year, seconded by Mr John Hyde and carried.
It was proposed by Mr John Hyde that Mr Thomas Treloar be appointed Vice-chairman of this Council for the ensuing year, seconded by Mr James Geach and carried.
The following persons were nominated as Overseers for the ensuing year:
James John Kitto - Torleven
Thomas Richard Rowe - Glebe Farm
William Rowling - Trannack
Thomas Treloar - Torleven
John Humphry Rowe Trembath - Trelissick
The vote was taken for the appointment of Overseers.
The following voted for Mr James John Kitto:
Thomas Glasson Cowls, John Hyde, William Rowling, Robert Sedgman, Thomas Treloar. John H R Trembath (6 votes)
The following voted for Mr Thomas Richard Rowe:
James Geach, Fred Martin, John H R Trembath (3 votes)
The following voted for Mr William Rowling:
Thomas G Cowls, James Geach, John Hyde, Robert Sedgman, Fred Martin, John H R Trembath (6 votes)
The following voted for Mr Thomas Treloar:
Thomas G Cowls, James Geach, John Hyde, Robert Sedgman, Fred Martin, William Rowling, John H R Trembath (7 votes)
The following voted for Mr John H R Trembath:
Thomas G Cowls, James Geach, John Hyde, Fred Martin, William Rowling, Robert Sedgman (6 votes)
The Chairman declared the following persons to be the duly elected Overseers for the ensuing year:
James John Kitto, William Rowling, Thomas Treloar, John Humphry Rowe Trembath.
The minutes of the meeting held on the 26th day of March last were read and confirmed, and the presiding chairman was authorised to sign the same.

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held at the National School, Sithney on Monday, the 18th day of June, 1906.
Present:
Mr Henry Prideaux Esq - Chairman
Messrs William J Blee, Thomas G Cowls, Fred Martin, William Rowling, Edward J Williams.
The minutes of the meeting held on the 9th day of April last were read and confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

It was reported that a stile in Mr Samuel James Adams farm, in the footpath leading to Nancegollan Station from Lower Prospidnick, is in a bad state of repair.
It was resolved that the following be appointed a Committee to inspect the said stile and report thereon at the next Council meeting:
Messrs W J Blee, William Rowling & Edward J Williams.

It was resolved that a Parish Meeting be held on Monday, 16th July next, to consider the question of providing additional Burial accommodation for the Ecclesiastical Parish of Sithney.

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held at the National School, Sithney on Wednesday, 12 September 1906.
Present:
Mr H Prideaux Esq - Chairman
Messrs William J Blee, Thomas G Cowls, Joseph W James, Robert Sedgman
The minutes of the meeting held on the 18th day of June last were read and confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

Mr W J Blee reported that the Committee had inspected the Prospidnick footpath leading to Penprase, the stiles were dangerous to walk over. The Committee were unanimous in their opinion that they should be put in repair.
It was unanimously resolved that the Committee be authorised to put the said stiles and footpath in proper repair.

The list of defaulters of the Poor, Special Sanitary & Porthleven Burial Board Rates were read and the recommendation of the Council given as to who should be excused from payment of same.

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held at the National School, Sithney on Friday, the 14th day of December 1906.
Present:
Mr H Prideaux Esq - Chairman
Messrs Thomas G Cowls, Joseph W James, William Rowling, Robert Sedgman, J H R Trembath.
Mr J H R Trembath was appointed Clerk pro ........
The minutes of the meeting held on the 12th day of September were read and confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

A letter was read from the Clerk to the Helston Education Committee of the Helston District stating that there were two vacancies in the body of Local School Managers of the School Committee, owing to the removal of the Rev E A Coombe from Porthleven, and Mr J P Richards not having attended a meeting since July 1904, and asking the Council to elect two members to fill the casual vacancies above mentioned.
It was resolved that Mr Robert Sedgman & Mr J H R Trembath be appointed Managers of the Council Schools to fill the casual vacancies.

A letter from the Local Government Board to the Helston Rural District Council, dated 30th November 1906 was read, the same referring to the lighting of roads contiguous at quays at Porthleven, the same being sent to this Council for their consideration 
It was unanimously resolved that the question arising out of the said letter be deferred for the consideration of the Ratepayers at the Parish Meeting to be held in March next.

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held in the National School, Sithney on Monday, March 4th 1907.
Present:
Mr H Prideaux Esq - Chairman
Mr Thomas Treloar - Vice-chairman
Messrs Edward Cardell, John Cowls, James Geach, Fred Martin, William Rowling, Robert Sedgman, John H R Trembath, William J Blee.
The minutes of the meeting held on 14th December last were read and confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

The Clerk reported that he had written the Clerk to the Helston Town Council stating that this parish have not adopted the Watching and Lights Acts, this Council cannot therefore pay for the lighting of the three lamps at St Johns.

The following is a copy of a letter received from the Board of Education, communication to the secretary, Board of Education, Whitehall, London, SW
C.J. - 7629
County - Cornwall
Parish - Sithney
Foundation Charity School

"Sir
I am directed by the Board of Education to state that they have sent to the trustees for publication, a notice of a proposed order of the Board appointing an additional Trustee of the above mentioned Foundation. A copy of the notice is enclosed for the information of your Council.
Any objections or suggestions respecting the proposed order may be made to the Board in writing within 21 days from the date of the notice.
I have the honour to be
Sir
Your obedient servant
G B M Cooke"

"The Clerk of the Parish Council
Sithney
Cornwall
Copy of Notice
Board of Education Notice
In the matter of the Charity School 
in the Parish of Sithney
in the County of Cornwall

In the matter of the Charitable Trusts Acts 1853 - 1894 and in the matter of the Board of Education Act 1894 and in the Board of Education Orders in Council 1900 - 1902.
By direction of the Board of Education, notice is hereby given that an order is proposed to be made by them after the expiration of one calendar month from the date of this notice appointing Thomas Richard Rowe, of Sithney, Farmer, to be a Trustee of the above named Foundation.
Any objections to the proposed order or suggestion for its modification may be transmitted to the Board in writing within 21 days from the date of this notice, addressed to The Secretary, Board of Education, Whitehall, London, SW.
Date 27th February 1907
G B M Cooke - Assistant Secretary"

It was unanimously resolved that this meeting be adjourned to Monday next, 11th instant, at 7 O’clock pm, when the foregoing communication, and the remaining business on the agenda be considered.

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A meeting was held at the National School, Sithney on Monday, 11th instant, 1907.
Present:
Messrs W J Blee, James Geach, William Rowling.
The number not being sufficient to form a quorum, no business was transacted.

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A meeting was held at the National School, Sithney on Tuesday, 19th March, 1907.
Present:
Mr Thomas Treloar - Vice-chairman
Messrs John Cowls, James Geach, Fred Martin, William Rowling, J H R Trembath.
The minutes of the meeting held on the 4th March instant, were read and signed by the presiding Chairman.

In the matter of the appointment of Mr Thomas Richard Rowe, as Foundation Trustee of the Sithney Charity School, of which notice was given by the Board of Education, and which appears in the minutes of the last meeting.
It was unanimously resolved that the Clerk be directed to write the Board of Education asking if this Council have a right to participate in the nomination of a trustee of the above Foundation, and assuming this Council have such right, it was unanimously agreed that the following person be nominated for such appointment:
Mr James Geach, Sithney Common, Wheelwright.

It was unanimously resolved that a cheque be drawn in favour of the Clerk, J Q James in payment of the following account:
C Wakeham - Audit Stamp - 5s
John Lander - Printing Notice, Parish meetings - 14s
John Lander - Printing Notice, Parish Council - 19s
Rev W C Tonking? - Fire, Lighting, Cleaning - 14s 6d
J Q James - Posting Notice......... - 8s
J Q James - 9s 6d
Total - £3 8s

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The Annual Meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held in the National School, Sithney on Tuesday, 16th day of April 1907.
Present:
Messrs William James Blee, Thomas Bosanko, William Caddy, Richard John Courtis, John Henry Cowls, William Henry Jenkin, Fred Thomas Martin, Henry Rowe, Thomas Richard Rowe, William Rowling, Richard Tyack, Ernest Williams.
Each member present made a declaration of acceptance of office.

It was unanimously resolved that Mr William James Blee be appointed provisional Chairman of this meeting.
Mr William James Blee - Provisional Chairman.
Mr Richard J Courtis proposed that Mr Richard Tyack be elected Chairman of this Council, seconded by Mr Thomas R Rowe.
Mr Ernest Williams proposed that Mr William Rowling be appointed Chairman of this Council, seconded by Mr W H Jenkin.
Voting
[first few lines missing due to water damage]
...........For Mr William Rowling:
William Caddy, William Henry Jenkin, William Rowling (3 votes)
Mr Richard Tyack was duly elected Chairman of this Council for the ensuing year.

Vice-chairman
Mr Thomas R Rowe proposed Mr Henry Rowe as Vice-chairman, seconded by Mr R J Courtis.
Mr Henry Rowe proposed Mr Thomas R Rowe as Vice-chairman, seconded by Mr W J Blee.
Mr William Henry Jenkin proposed Mr William Rowling as Vice-chairman, seconded by Mr John Henry Cowls.
Voting
For Mr Henry Rowe:
Richard J Courtis, Thomas R Rowe (2 votes)
For Mr William Rowling:
Thomas Bosanko, William Caddy, John H Cowls, William H Jenkin, William Rowling, Ernest Williams (6 votes)
For Mr Thomas Rowe:
William J Blee, Fred T Martin, Henry Rowe (3 votes)
Mr William Rowling was duly elected Vice-chairman for the ensuing year.

Overseers
The following were nominated as Overseers for the ensuing year:
Henry Rowe - Proposed by Mr Thomas R Rowe, seconded by Mr Fred T Martin
Thomas R Rowe - Proposed by........... [missing lines due to water damage]
..........Mr William Rowling - Proposed by Mr Henry Rowe, seconded by Mr Thomas R Rowe
Mr Richard Tyack - Proposed by Mr Thomas R Rowe, seconded by Mr Richard J Courtis.
Voting
For Mr Henry Rowe:
John H Cowls, William J Blee, Richard J Courtis, William H Jenkin, Fred T Martin, William Rowling, Thomas R Rowe, Ernest Williams (8 votes)
For Mr Thomas R Rowe:
John H Cowls, William J Blee, R J Courtis, William H Jenkin, William Rowling, Henry Rowe (7 votes)
For Mr John H Cowls:
William J Blee, Richard J Courtis, William H Jenkin, Fred T Martin, Henry Rowe, Ernest Williams, Thomas R Rowe (7 votes)
For Mr William Rowling:
Fred T Martin, Henry Rowe, Thomas R Rowe (3 votes)
For Mr Richard Tyack:
Richard J Courtis, William J Blee, William H Jenkin, Fred T Martin, Henry Rowe, Thomas R Rowe, William Rowling, Ernest Williams (8 votes)
The Chairman declared the following to be the duly elected Overseers for the ensuing year:
Henry Rowe, Treeza
Thomas R Rowe, Glebe Farm
John H Cowls, Torleven
Richard Tyack, .......... [Water Damaged]

..........to inspect and report on the state of the said footpath at the next meeting:
William J Blee, William Rowling & Ernest Williams

Mellangoose Footpath
The following were appointed a Committee to inspect and report on the state of the said footpath and report thereon at the next meeting:
Richard J Courtis, William H Jenkin, Thomas R Rowe & Richard Tyack

Crown Town Telegraph Office
A letter was read from the General Post Office stating that the sum of £2 16s 11d was due from this Council to the Postmaster General, this sum being the proportion of the deficiency of the working of the Crown Town Telegraph Office guarantored by this Council by agreement.
It was unanimously resolved that a cheque be drawn, payable to the Postmaster General, for the sum of £2 16s 11d in payment of the proportion of the deficiency of the working of the Crown Town Telegraph Office in accordance with an agreement dated 28th August 1905.
It was unanimously resolved that the Clerk to the Council be and is hereby authorised to collect the above mentioned sum of £2 16s 11d from the guarantors of the said deficiency:
Messrs W N Bickford-Smith & J C Bickford-Smith 4-7ths
Mr James McCreath 3-7ths
and pay same to the treasurer of the Council, E P Kendall Esq.

Parish Council Election
It was resolved that a cheque be drawn for the sum of seven shillings in payment of the Returning Officer.............. [Water Damaged]

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held in the National School, Sithney, on Tuesday, the 21st day of May, 1907.
Present:
Mr Richard Tyack - Chairman
Messrs William J Blee, William Caddy, John Carlyon, Richard J Courtis, John H Cowls, William H Jenkin, Fred T Martin, Jabez Prisk, Henry Rowe, Thomas R Rowe, William Rowling, Ernest Williams.
The following members made a declaration of acceptance of office:
John Carlyon & Jabez Prisk.
The minutes of the meeting held on the 16th day of April last were read and confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

Prospidnick Footpath
The Committee reported on the state of the footpath leading through Mr W J Blee's field and recommended that two or three additional members of the Council be added to the existing Committee to inspect said footpath and report thereon at the next meeting.

Mellangoose Footpath
The Committee reported........ [Water Damaged]
.........necessary that the fences should be trimmed on each side. The Committee were unanimous in the opinion that the occupiers of the land should do this.
It was unanimously resolved that the Clerk be directed to call on the occupiers, Messrs Liddicoat & James, to do the necessary trimming and the necessary repairs to the footpath be carried out forthwith

The Bridge at Boscadjack
Mr Jabez Prisk reported that the footbridge above Boscadjack, leading from Sithney to Wendron across the River Cober is in a bad state of repair and dangerous for foot passengers.
It was unanimously resolved that the following Councillors be appointed a Committee to inspect the said footbridge and report thereon at the next meeting:
W H Jenkin, Jabez Prisk, William Rowling & Ernest Williams.

Prospidnick Footpath
It was unanimously resolved that the following Councillors be added to the existing Committee in accordance with their recommendation:
Fred Martin, Jabez Prisk & Richard Tyack.

The Clerk reported that he had not yet had an opportunity of meeting Mr Tucker at Penprase Footpath, but would endeavour to do so at an early date.

Notice was read from the Cornwall Education Authority requesting that this Council elect two representatives to sit on the Helston District Committee, two managers for the group of provided schools and one manager for each of the non-provided schools in the parish.
The.......... [Water Damaged]
.............Johnson Q James, Merther, proposed by John Carlyon, seconded by Thomas R Rowe.
Alfred King, Chynhale, proposed by Ernest Williams, seconded by William J Blee
Jabez Prisk, Boscadjack, proposed by Richard J Courtis, seconded by Henry Rowe
Henry Rowe, Treeza, proposed by Thomas R Rowe, seconded by Jabez Prisk
Voting
For James R Glasson:
William H Jenkin, Henry Rowe, William Rowling (3 votes)
For Johnson Q James:
John Carlyon, Richard J Courtis, Jabez Prisk, Henry Rowe, Thomas R Rowe, Richard Tyack (6 votes)
For Alfred King:
William J Blee, John H Cowls, Ernest Williams (3 votes)
For Jabez Prisk:
John H Cowls, Richard J Courtis (2 votes)
For Henry Rowe:
William J Blee, William Caddy, John Carlyon, William H Jenkin, Jabez Prisk, Thomas R Rowe, William Rowling, Richard Tyack, Ernest Williams (9 votes)
Second Voting
For James R Glasson:
William H Jenkin, William Rowling (2 votes)
For Johnson Q James:
John Carlyon, Richard J Courtis, Fred T Martin, Jabez Prisk, Thomas R Rowe, Richard Tyack (6 votes)
For Alfred King:
William J Blee, John H Cowls, Ernest Williams (3 votes)
The Chairman declared Henry Rowe & Johnson Q James the duly elected Representatives of this Council to serve on the Helston District Education Committee.

For Group of Provided Schools
William James Blee, proposed by Ernest Williams, seconded by Richard J Courtis
John Henry Cowls, proposed by William Caddy, seconded by Thomas R Rowe
No other person being nominated, the Chairman declared Messrs William James Blee & John Henry Cowls the duly elected Managers of the group of Provided Schools in this parish.

Mr William Rowling proposed Mr James Geach as Manager of the Sithney National School, seconded by Mr William Henry Jenkin. Elected unanimously.
Mr William Rowling proposed Mr Robert Sedgman as Manager of Porthleven National School, seconded by Mr Fred T Martin.
Mr John H Cowls proposed Mr William Caddy as Manager of Porthleven National School, seconded by Mr Ernest Williams.
Voting
For Mr Robert Sedgman:
Richard J Courtis, William H Jenkin, Fred T Martin, Henry Rowe, William Rowling, Jabez Prisk (6 votes)
For Mr William Caddy:
John H Cowls, Richard Tyack, Ernest Williams (3 votes)
The Chairman declared Mr Robert Sedgman the duly elected Manager of the Porthleven National School.

Mr Richard J Courtis proposed Mr Ernest Williams as Manager of Chynhale Wesleyan School, seconded by Mr William H Jenkin.
Mr Henry Rowe proposed Mr William Rowling as Manager of Chynhale Wesleyan School, seconded by Mr Jabez Prisk.
Voting
For Mr Ernest Williams:
William Caddy, William J Blee, Richard J Courtis, Richard Tyack (4 votes)
For Mr William Rowling:
John H Cowls, William H Jenkin, Fred T Martin, Jabez Prisk, Henry Rowe, William Rowling (6 votes)
The Chairman declared Mr William Rowling the duly elected Manager of the Chynhale Wesleyan School.

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held at the National School, Sithney, on Monday, July 27th, 1907.
Present:
Mr Richard Tyack - Chairman
Messrs John H Cowls, William H Jenkin, Jabez Prisk, Henry Rowe, Thomas R Rowe, William Rowling.
The minutes of the meeting held on the 21st day of May last were read and confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

Lower Prospidnick Footpath
The Committee reported that they had inspected the said footpath and recommended that nothing be done by way of repairing the same for the present.

Mellangoose Footpath
The Committee reported that the tenants had by..........the fences as requested , and that the work of repairing the said footpath would be carried out forthwith.

Boscadjack Footbridge
The Committee reported the bridge to be dangerous to foot passengers, and recommended asking Wendron Parish Council to join this Council in putting the said bridge in proper repair. The Committees recommendation was approved.

Penprase & Prospidnick Stiles
The Clerk reported that he had brought before the notice of the Officials of the G W R........ dilapidated state of the above stiles the said Officials....... the said Company's liability.
It was unanimously resolved that the Committee be authorised to proceed with carrying out the necessary repairs forthwith.

Vacancy in Membership
Mr Solomon Rowe of Porthleven, one of the newly elected members of the Council, having failed to sign a Declaration of acceptance of Office, it was unanimously resolved that the seat be declared vacant.
It was unanimously resolved that this Council take the necessary steps to elect a new member to fill the said vacancy, and that the Clerk be directed to give the necessary notice for the next meeting.

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held at the National School, Sithney, on Thursday, the 13th day of September, 1907.
Present:
Mr Richard Tyack - Chairman
Messrs Richard J Courtis, William H Jenkin, Fred T Martin, Henry Rowe, William Rowling, Ernest Williams.
The minutes of the meeting held on 29th July last, were read and confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

Mellangoose Footpath
The Committee reported that Mellangoose Footpath was now in a satisfactory state of repair, and that the cost of carrying out the said work was thirteen shillings.
It was unanimously resolved that the Clerk be authorised to pay Thomas Date, the labourer, the sum of thirteen shillings for carrying out the above work, and charge same to the Petty Cash Account.

New Councillor
In accordance with resolution passed at the last meeting, the election of a new Councillor was now proceeded with to fill the casual vacancy.
Mr Henry Rowe proposed Mr Samuel Adams of Bosoar, as a candidate.
Mr Richard James Courtis seconded the nomination.
Mr William Rowling proposed Mr Joseph William James of Tregathenan as a candidate.
Mr William Henry Jenkin seconded the nomination.
No other candidate being proposed the meeting recorded their votes as follows:
For Mr Samuel Adams:
Richard James Courtis, Henry Rowe, Richard Tyack, Ernest Williams. (4 votes)
For Mr Joseph William James:
William Henry Jenkin, Fred Thomas Martin, William Rowling. (3 votes)
Mr Samuel Adams was declared to be the duly elected Councillor.

Footbridge at Newham
A letter was read from the Helston Borough Surveyor (Mr W J Winn), stating that the footbridge between Newham and Helston required immediate repairs, and asking this Council to join the Helston Town Council in doing what may be necessary in making the said bridge safe for foot passenger traffic.
It was unanimously resolved that this Council do join the Helston Town Council in their request, and that the Mellangoose Footpath Committee be authorised to meet the said Town Council's Surveyor and to do whatever may appear to be necessary in putting the said footbridge in a proper and substantial state for passenger traffic, and that this Council will, and do hereby undertake to pay one half of the cost of carrying out the work.

Sithney Green Footpath
Complaints were made of the stiles leading from Sithney Green to Sithney Trough being blocked with pieces of wood, and making them inconvenient for crossing.
It was resolved that the Mellangoose Footpath Committee be directed to inspect the said stiles and to do whatever may be necessary by way of improving same.

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held at the National School, Sithney, on Monday, the 18th day of November, 1907
Present:
Mr Richard Tyack - Chairman
Messrs Thomas Bosanko, William Caddy, Richard J Courtis, William H Jenkin, Jabez Prisk, William Rowling, Ernest Williams.
The minutes of the meeting held on the 13th day of September last, were read and confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

Boscadjack Footbridge
The Committee reported that the work of repairing the above named footbridge had been completed and carried out in a satisfactory manner. Bills for costs of same as follows:
Joseph Moyle, Carpenter. Total - £3 7s 6d. Moiety for Sithney - £1 13s 9d
Stephen Vincent, Stone and Carrying 9s
Total for Sithney - £2 2s 9d

Footbridge across the Cober River
The new bridge across the Cober, between the parish of Sithney and the Borough of Helston was now completed and the work carried out quite satisfactory. 
Total cost £2 15s. Moiety for Sithney £1 7s 6d
It was unanimously resolved the Clerk be authorised to pay the above mentioned sums:
For repairing Boscadjack Footbridge - £2 2s 9d
Cober Footbridge - £1 7s 6d
and charge same in the Petty Cash Account.

Mr Samuel Adams, who at the last meeting was elected a member of this Council made a Declaration of acceptance of office.

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held at the National School, Sithney, on Tuesday, the 4th day of February, 1908.
Present:
Mr Richard Tyack - Chairman
Messrs Samuel Adams, Thomas Bosanko, William Caddy, William H Jenkin, Fred T Martin, Henry Rowe, Thomas R Rowe, William Rowling, Ernest Williams, William James Blee.
The minutes of the meeting held on the 18th day of November last, were read and confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

A list of defaulters of Poor Rate were read by the Collector of Rates, and the recommendation of the Council given as to who should be excused from payment of same.

Mr William Rowling called the attention of the Council to the absence of Mr John Carlyon, who had not attended a meeting for over 6 months. He considered that Mr Carlyon had forfeited his seat on the Council.
Mr Henry Rowe moved that inasmuch as Mr John Carlyon had not attended any meeting of this Council since May last, his seat be declared vacant, seconded by Mr William Rowling.
Mr Samuel Adams moved that the question of declaring Mr Carlyon's seat vacant be deferred until the next meeting, this was seconded by Mr Richard Tyack.
Voting
For the Amendment:
Samuel Adams, Richard Tyack (2 votes)
For the Resolution:
William J Blee, William Henry Jenkin, Frederick Thomas Martin, Henry Rowe, William Rowling, Ernest Williams. (6 votes)
Mr Carlyon's seat was accordingly declared vacant.

Paid to Treasurer, Crown Town Telegraph Deficiency. Guarantors liability £2 16s 11d.

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held at the national School, Sithney, on Thursday, the 26th March, 1908.
Present:
Mr Richard Tyack - Chairman
Messrs Samuel Adams, William J Blee, Thomas Bosanko, William Caddy, Richard J Courtis, John H Cowls, William H Jenkin, Fred T Martin, Jabez Prisk, Henry Rowe, Thomas R Rowe, William Rowling, Ernest Williams.
The minutes of the meeting held on the 4th day of February last, were read and confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

Election of Councillor, Casual Vacancy
Mr William H Jenkin proposed Mr James Geach of Sithney Common as a candidate, seconded by Mr William Rowling.
Mr Richard J Courtis proposed Mr Frank Martin of Pednavounder as a candidate, seconded by Mr Samuel Adams.
Voting
For Mr James Geach:
Thomas Bosanko, William Caddy, John Henry Cowls, William Henry Jenkin, William Rowling, Ernest Williams (6 votes).
For Mr Frank Martin:
Samuel Adams, Richard John Courtis, Fred Thomas Martin, Jabez Prisk, Richard Tyack (5 votes)
The Chairman declared Mr James Geach to be the duly elected Councillor.

Helston Fire Brigade
An application from the Helston Town Council was read, asking for contributions towards the reorganisation of the Helston Fire Brigade.
It was resolved that the question be deferred to the annual parish meeting for consideration.

Petty Cash Account
It was resolved that a cheque be drawn in favour of the Clerk, J Q James, in payment of the following account:
C Wakeham - Audit Stamp - 5s
Thomas Date - Repairing Mellangoose Footpath - 13s
Joseph Moyle - Repairing Boscadjack Footbridge (moiety)- £1 13s 9d
Stephen Vincent - Repairing Boscadjack Footpath - 9s
William Staples - Repairing Newham Footbridge, across the River Cober (moiety) - £1 7s 6d
John Lander - Printing Notice, Parish Meeting - 8s 6d
John Lander - Printing Notice - Parish Council - 19s 6d
Lighting, Fire, Cleaning - 14s 6d
Posting Notice, Parish Meeting - 4s
Postage, parish Council - 9s
Total - £7 3s 9d

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The Annual meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held at the National School, Sithney on Monday, 6th April, 1908.
Present:
Messrs Samuel Adams, William J Blee, William Caddy, John H Cowls, James Geach, William H Jenkin, Fred T Martin, Henry Rowe, Thomas R Rowe, William Rowling, Richard Tyack, Ernest Williams.

It was unanimously resolved that Mr William James Blee be appointed provisional Chairman.
Mr Henry Rowe proposed the re-election of Mr Richard Tyack as Chairman, seconded by Mr Samuel Adams and carried unanimously.
Mr Samuel Adams proposed Mr William Rowling as Vice-chairman, seconded by Mr Thomas R Rowe. Carried.

Overseers
The following were nominated as Overseers:
William James Blee, proposed by Mr James Geach, seconded by Mr Henry Rowe
Henry Rowe, proposed by Mr William Rowling, seconded by Mr Fred T Martin
William Rowling, proposed by Mr Thomas R Rowe, seconded by Mr William H Jenkin
Robert Sedgman, proposed by Mr Henry Rowe, seconded by Mr William J Blee
William Henry Jenkin, proposed by Mr Ernest Williams, seconded by Mr Henry Rowe
John Henry Cowls, proposed by Mr Thomas R Rowe, seconded by Mr Henry Rowe
Samuel Adams, proposed by Mr Thomas R Rowe, seconded by Mr William J Blee
Voting
For William James Blee:
Henry Rowe, Thomas R Rowe, John H Cowls, Samuel Adams, William H Jenkin, William Rowling, Ernest Williams (7 votes)
For Henry Rowe:
John H Cowls, William Caddy, Samuel Adams, William Rowling, Ernest Williams, Fred T Martin, Richard Tyack (7 votes)
For William Rowling:
Henry Rowe, Thomas R Rowe, John H Cowls, William Caddy, James Geach, Samuel Adams, William H Jenkin, Ernest Williams, William J Blee, Richard Tyack, Fred T Martin (11 votes)
For Robert Sedgman:
Henry Rowe, William Caddy, John Cowls (3 votes)
For William Henry Jenkin:
Henry Rowe, Thomas R Rowe, William Caddy, James Geach, Samuel Adams, William Rowling, Ernest Williams, Richard Tyack (8 votes)
For John Henry Cowls:
James Geach, William H Jenkin, William J Blee, Fred T Martin, Richard Tyack, William J Blee (6 votes) [William J Blee is written twice]
For Samuel Adams:
Thomas R Rowe, William H Jenkin, William J Blee, Fred T Martin (4 votes)
The following were declared by the Chairman to be duly elected Overseers for the ensuing year:
William James Blee - Lower Prospidnick
Henry Rowe - Treeza
.............. [Water Damaged]

............. 26th March last were read and confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

It was proposed by Mr James Geach, seconded by Mr Thomas R Rowe and carried unanimously that a precept be issued on the Overseers, payable to the treasurer, E P Kendall Esq, for the sum of eight pounds, payable before the 25th July next.

Dodgeon Footpath
It was resolved that the following Councillors be appointed a Committee to inspect the said footpath and report thereon at the next meeting:
Messrs Samuel Adams, W J Blee, Jabez Prisk, William Rowling & Ernest Williams.

Prospect Hill, Porthleven
Mr John H Cowls reported that the steps on Prospect Hill were in an unsatisfactory and dangerous state and unfit for passenger traffic in wet weather. 
It was also reported that the road in front of Chapel Row, leading from the main road to The Gue, in Torleven, was in a bad state of repair.
It was resolved that Messrs John H Cowls, William Caddy, & James Geach be appointed a Committee to inspect the steps at Prospect Hill, and the road in front of Chapel Row and report thereon at the next meeting.

Pennymichell Hill
It was unanimously resolved that the Clerk to the Council be directed to write the Helston Rural District Council recommending an improvement at an inconvenient and dangerous point............ [Water Damaged]

Crown Town Telegraph Office
A letter was read from the General Post Office stating the sum of £4 4s 10d was due to the Postmaster General from this Council, this sum being the proportion of the deficiency of the working of Crown Town Telegraph Office, guarantored by this Council as per agreement.
It was unanimously resolved that a cheque be drawn, payable to the Postmaster General for the sum of £4 4s 10d in payment of the deficiency of the cost of Crown Town telegraph Office as heretofore stated.
It was unanimously resolved that the Clerk be, and is hereby authorised to collect the said sum of £4 4s 10d from the guarantors of the said deficiency:
Messrs W N Bickford-Smith & J C Bickford-Smith 4-7ths and Mr James McCreath 3-7ths and pay same to the treasurer of this Council.

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held in the National School, Sithney, on Monday, 11th May, 1908.
Present:
Mr Richard Tyack - Chairman
Messrs T Bosanko, W J Blee, R Courtis, J Geach, W H Jenkin, H Rowe, W Rowling, E Williams, T R Rowe - Clerk of this meeting.
The minutes of the meeting held on the 6th April last were read and confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

A letter was read from Mr J Q James resigning his office as Assistant Overseer from the 30th April last. It was resolved that the same be.........
It was proposed by Mr Henry Rowe that we now proceed to the election of a new Assistant Overseer, seconded by J Geach.
T R Rowe moved................ [Extensive Water Damage]

Voting
For the amendment:
Messrs T Bosanko, W Jenkin, R Tyack, T R Rowe (4 votes)
For the resolution:
Messrs H Rowe, W Rowling, J Geach, W J Blee, R J Courtis, E Williams (6 votes)
The resolution was carried.

Proposed by Mr James Geach, seconded by Mr T Bosanko, that Thomas Tyack be elected Assistant Overseer on condition that he resign his present office as Collector of Rates.
For the resolution:
R Tyack, T Bosanko, W Rowling, J Geach, E Williams, R Courtis, H Rowe, W J Blee, T R Rowe (9 votes)
Against:
W H Jenkin (1 vote)

Proposed by Mr Henry Rowe, seconded by R Courtis that the salary to be the same and that the Council meeting notices be written instead of printed.

It was unanimously resolved that the new Clerk write Mr I Brown asking him where he wants his piece of land.

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A meeting was held on the 19th day of May, 1908, at the National School, Sithney.
Present:
Mr Richard Tyack - Chairman
Messrs W Blee, T Bosanko, W Caddy, R J Courtis, J Geach, W H Jenkin, F T Martin, H Rowe, T R Rowe, W Rowling, E Williams.

Mr Richard Tyack tendered his resignation as Chairman of the Parish Council.
Proposed by Mr J Geach and seconded by Mr T R Rowe that the resignation be accepted. Carried.

Mr Richard Tyack proposed Mr Henry Rowe as Chairman, seconded by Mr T R Rowe. Carried?

Mr T Tyack tendered his resignation........ Collector which was unanimously accepted..........

It was proposed by Mr J Geach, seconded by Mr T R Rowe.............. [Extensive Water Damage]

................of the Rates, and that he receives £30 a year for the execution of the said office of Assistant Overseer and that he be Clerk of the Parish Council, that he receives a salary of £t a year for so doing and that he gives a bond from a Guarantee Society for a sum of not less than £50.

The minutes of the meeting held on the 11th day of May 1908, were read and confirmed and signed by the Chairman. 

Mr Isaac Brown's form of application for allotment was read which stated that he desired a field, 4 acres in extent. A second letter from Mr Brown was also read asking for a field situated at Green Lane, belonging to Praze Farm and at present in the occupation of Mr W A Hammill. It was resolved to write to the Clerk to the County Council for further information.

It was decided that the Clerk be requested to advertise by posters for a second Assistant Overseer, whose duties will be to collect the Poor Rate, and that applicants must be residents of this parish, that they must be prepared to give a bond from an approved Guarantee Society for a sum not less than £300 and that salary for collecting the Poor Rate be £20 a year.

It was resolved that the Clerk shall write to the vicar, the Rev W C Tuting, terminating the Council's business with him in regard to cleaning and lighting the school room for Parish Council meetings.

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A meeting of Sithney Parish Council was held in the National School, Sithney, on Tuesday, the 2nd day of June, 1908.
Present:
Mr Henry Rowe - Chairman
Messrs Samuel Adams, W J Blee, Thomas Bosanko, James Geach, William H Jenkin, Fred T Martin, Thomas R Rowe, William Rowling, Richard Tyack, Ernest Williams.
The minutes of the meeting held on the 19th day of May, 1908, were read and confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

The following applications were received for the office of Assistant Overseer as per advertisement:
Mr James Varcoe Geach, Sithney Common
Mr Ernest Williams, Nanskerris
It was proposed by Mr R Tyack, and seconded by Mr F T Martin, that Mr James Varcoe Geach be appointed Assistant Overseer of this parish whose duties will be to collect the Poor Rate and that he draw a salary of £25 a year to commence from the 1st July, 1908.
Mr S Adams proposed and Mr William J Blee seconded, that Mr Ernest Williams be appointed to the office.
The following voted for Mr J V Geach:
Messrs T Bosanko, R Tyack, J Geach, F T Martin (4 votes)
The following voted for Mr E Williams:
Messrs Samuel Adams, William James Blee, Ernest Williams (3 votes)
The Chairman declared Mr Geach duly elected.
It was also requested that Mr Geach be requested to get a bond from an approved Guarantee Society for £300 subject to the approval of the Helston Board of Guardians.

It was resolved that the Clerk send a ......... letter to various landowners of the parish asking if they have any land to sell, or sell to the Council, for allotments.

A letter from the Rev W C Tuting in regard to charges for lighting and cleaning the school for Council meetings was read, after which Mr W Rowling proposed, Mr J Geach seconded that we make our own arrangements for lighting and cleaning.
Mr R Tyack moved as amendment & Mr F T Martin seconded that we wait for the decision of trustees meeting on the matter.
The following voted for the amendment:
Messrs R Tyack, F T Martin & T Bosanko (3 votes)
For resolution:
Messrs J Geach, W H Jenkin, W Rowling, E Williams (4 votes)
It was resolved that the Chairman................on the subject.

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held in the National School, Sithney, on Tuesday, August 4th, 1908.
Present:
Mr H Rowe - Chairman
Messrs, W J Blee, W Caddy, R J Courtis, J Geach, W H Jenkin, J Prisk, W Rowling, E Williams.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and signed by the Chairman.

Letters was read from the following landowners in reply to inquiry if they had any land to sell or let to the Council for allotments:
Capt Rogers, Penrose
His Grace the Duke of Leeds
S H Spry Esq
H Rowe Esq, Treeza
H Prideaux Esq, Truthall
Representatives of Trevarno Estate neither having any land to let or sell to the Council at present.
It was decided to refer all applicants for allotment to the County Council.

A letter was read from the Helston Board of Guardians sanctioning the appointments of Messrs T Tyack & J V Geach as Assistant Overseers.

A letter was read from the Chairman of the Trustees of Sithney National School on the question of the use and lighting and cleaning of the above named school for Council meetings.
The Clerk was requested to write the Chairman of Trustees stating that a Committee was formed to meet the Trustees to endeavour to come to some understanding respecting the use of the school. If the Trustees would consent to meet the Council (The Chairman, Messrs Blee & Rowling be the Committee).

Mr Jabez Prisk tendered his resignation as a member of this Council.

It was reported that the Overseers had requested the Collector of Poor Rates, Mr J V Geach, to collect the Special Sanitary Rate and they recommend that he be allowed the sum of nine pounds for collection of same.
It was proposed by Mr W Rowling and seconded by Mr J Geach that the recommendation be confirmed. Carried.

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A meeting of Sithney Parish Council was held in the National School, Sithney, on Thursday, September 10th, 1908.
Present:
Mr Henry Rowe - Chairman
Messrs, W J Blee, W Caddy, R J Courtis, J Geach, W H Jenkin, W Rowling.
The minutes of the last meeting, read and signed by the Chairman.

Election of Councillor (Casual Vacancy)
Mr J Geach proposed Mr John Woolcock of Porthleven as a candidate, seconded by Mr W Rowling. No other name being put forward, the Chairman declared Mr Woolcock elected.

The Committee appointed to meet the Trustees of Sithney National School reported that they had met with the Trustees, but that nothing definite had been agreed upon.

It was proposed by Mr Henry Rowe, seconded by Mr Geach that we rescind the resolution passed by the Council on the 19th May, 1908 referring to the lighting and cleaning of the school for Council meetings.
Mr W J Blee moved an amendment, and Mr W H Jenkin seconded that the resolution remain as entered.
Voted for the Amendment: 
W J Blee, W H Jenkin (2 votes)
Voted for the Resolution:
H Rowe, R J Courtis, J Geach (3 votes)
Resolution declared carried.

It was unanimously resolved that we offer to pay for actual necessary cost for lighting and cleaning school for Council meetings on the production of a bill of particulars up to 30th march 1909.

The Clerk was requested to have the ...... chest properly cleaned and repaired and that it be kept as this office until further arrangements are made.

The Collector had the list of defaulters of Poor and Special Sanitary Rates and the recommendation of the Council was given as to who should be excused from payment of same and the Council expressed their surprise at the amount of rates still outstanding.

It was resolved that the Assistant Overseers be paid their half-years salary.

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held at the National School, Sithney, on Monday, 28th September, 1908.
Present:
Mr Henry Rowe - Chairman
Messrs Samuel Adams, William Caddy, James Geach, William H Jenkin, Ernest Williams.
Mr William John Woolcock of Porthleven, who at the last meeting was elected a member of this Council, made a Declaration of acceptance of office.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and signed by the Chairman.

Division of Office Salary for the present half-year
It was proposed by Mr W H Jenkin, seconded by Mr S Adams, that Mr J Q James be paid one month salary as Assistant Overseer & Clerk to the Parish Council.
That Mr T Tyack be paid one month salary as Collector of Poor Rate and five months salary as Assistant Overseer & Clerk to the Parish Council.
That Mr J V Geach be paid five moths salary as Collector of Poor Rates. Carried.

Election of Manager for group pf provided schools in place of Mr J H Cowls, resigned
Mr William John Woolcock was proposed by Mr W Caddy and seconded by Mr S Adams.
No other person being nominated, the Chairman declared Mr W J Woolcock the duly elected Manager of the group of provided schools in this parish.

Dodgeon Footpath
It was resolved that the Clerk should go to the Landlord calling his attention to the footpath leading through Dodgeon Farm, which has been diverted by buildings being put across it & also to the dangerous state of the well close to the path now used.
The Clerk was also requested to write to the Clerk of the Sanitary Authority, calling his attention to the buildings & well.

The attention of the Council was called to a footpath leading from Boscadjack to Bodilly Mill, also to the footpath leading from Tregoose to Tregadjack.
The Dodgeon Footpath Committee, namely Messrs Adams, Blee, Rowling, Williams & Jenkin were requested to inspect the Dodgeon, Boscadjack & Tregoose footpath and report at the next meeting of the Council.

St Elvan Footpath
Messrs H Rowe, Caddy & Woolcock were appointed as a Committee to inspect the same and report at the next meeting of the Council.

It was resolved that the Clerk be requested to write the County Council concerning the Rights of Tithe Apportionment Maps.

Petty Cash
It was resolved that a cheque be drawn in favour of the Clerk to pay the following amounts:
District Audit Stamp - 5s
J Lander, for Printing etc - 16s
Postage & Stamps - 9s
Total - £1 10s

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held at the National School, Sithney, on Monday, October 19th, 1908.
Present:
Mr Henry Rowe - Chairman
Messrs Samuel Adams, Thomas Bosanko, William Caddy, Richard J Courtis, James Geach, Frederick Martin, Thomas R Rowe, William J Woolcock, William Rowling.
The minutes of the meeting held on Monday, 28th September, 1908, were read and confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

Election of Councillor
Mr S Adams proposed and Mr W Rowling seconded the name of Mr Henry Rowling.
Mr W J Woolcock proposed and Mr W Caddy seconded Dr Henry W Spaight.
Mr J Geach proposed and Mr T Rowe seconded the name of Mr H Tregonning.
The following voted for Henry W Spaight:
Messrs W J Woolcock & W Caddy (2 votes)
For Mr H Tregonning:
Messrs T Bosanko, R J Courtis, J Geach, F Martin & T R Rowe (5 votes)
For Mr Henry Rowling:
Messrs S Adams & W Rowling (2 votes)
The Chairman declared Mr H Tregonning elected.

Reports from Footpath Committee
Tregoose:- footpath requires laying.
Mr O Adams offered to put on horse and cart if the Council send a man. It was resolved that the work be done.
Tregadjack:- footpath and stiles want repairing and hedges trimming. Committee instructed to get the work done.
Dodgeon:- The farm is willing to make a path and put stiles at back of premises.
The Committee was instructed to see the work carried out and that there should be 4 steps put in the hedge so that it should be more safe for children and the whole to be completed in one month.
Boscadjack:- Stiles and steps require repairing and hedges trimming. It was resolved that the Council carry out the work at a cost not exceeding £2.

The Clerk was requested to write the Clerk of the District Council asking them to include the cleaning of the steps at Porthleven leading from Mount Pleasant to Peverell Terrace in their next scavenger contract.
Also calling their attention to a road at the back of Gravesend which is in a bad state.

It was resolved that a Committee be appointed to wait on the Chairman of the Trustees of Sithney National School, to see the books and documents relating to the above National School and also the books and documents relating to other charities.
The following were appointed as a Committee:
Messrs H Rowe, W Rowling, with their Clerk.

It was resolved to write the Vicar calling his attention to an obstruction allowed to remain on the footpath in his field, leading from Sithney Trough to Sithney Green.

The Clerk was instructed to get a copy of the Social Government Act 1894, also instruction for Overseers.

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On Thursday, November 12th, 1908, the following members of the Sithney Parish Council met at the National School, Sithney.
Present:
Mr Henry Rowe - Chairman
Messrs Samuel Adams, William J Blee, William Caddy, James Geach, William H Jenkin, Thomas R Rowe, William Rowling, Ernest Williams, William J Woolcock.

The Chairman then read the following letter from the Trustees Solicitor, Helston, 12th November, 1908:

"Dear Sir
Referring to our interview with you today with reference to the proposed meeting tonight, we are instructed to inform you that without admitting in any way your right to use any part of the building for such meeting not having complied with the requirements of the Local Government Act 189? I am prepared to allow you to meet........ distinct understanding .......... preliminary meeting whatever is ........ the room where the social gathering is to be held and that you proceed at once to the classroom.
Failing your agreeing to these terms you cannot be admitted this evening into any part of the building.
yours faithfully
Grylls, Stile? and Hill.

Mr T Tyack
Clerk to the Parish Council,
Sithney"

After which the Chairman moved the following resolution:
Under the circumstances, not desiring to cause inconvenience, the Council would not persist in their right to hold a meeting in the schoolroom, but would adjourn to the small classroom, it being understood that they did so without prejudice to their rights.
This resolution was seconded by Mr T Rowe and carried unanimously.

Then the Council adjourned to the infant classroom, the minutes of the last meeting were read and signed by the Chairman.

The correspondence which passed between the Vicar and the Clerk relative to the Council holding their meeting on the 12th November was read.

A letter was read from the Helston Town Council calling the attention of this Council to the accumulation of silt on the Sithney side of the River Cober. The Clerk was requested to refer the matter to the owner of the land adjoining the river.

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held in the National School, Sithney, on Monday, November 23rd, 1908.
Present:
Mr H Rowe - Chairman
Messrs S Adams, W J Blee, R J Courtis, J Geach, W H Jenkin, W Rowling, E Williams
The minutes of the meeting held on November 12th, 1908, were read and signed by the Chairman.

Election of Councillor
Mr W J Blee proposed Dr Henry W Spaight of Porthleven and Mr R J Courtis seconded. No other name being put to the meeting, Dr Henry W Spaight was duly elected.

Mr W Rowling proposed and Mr W J Blee seconded the following resolution:
That we as a Council make an application to the County Council for the custody of the Tithe Apportionment Map of this parish and that it be kept for the time being at the house of the Clerk to the Council with all other books and documents..... to the parish ................ [Water Damage]
It was resolved that an application be made to the County Council for information on the following charities:
The National School and Premises Charity
The Lanner Vean
The Parish Field
The Gorlands, St Elvan
Miss Smedly's Charity of St Johns
and if this Council has a right of access to any of the books and documents relative to these Charities.

Resolved. That a Precept be issued on the Overseers for £8 and moved that the following bills be paid:
Mr J H Pryor - £1 9s 8d - For repairing footpath and stiles at Penprase.
Mr J H Pryor - £1 10s 10.5d - For repairing footpath at Tregadjack and Tregoose.
Mr W H Vincent - 7s - For stone for same.
Hadden Best & Co - 14s 6d - For Handbook on the Local Government Act 1904-1907 and Overseers Handbook.

Boscadjack Footbridge
It was resolved that a the Clerk write to the Wendron Parish Council, calling their attention to it, stating that Sithney Parish Council will be pleased to meet any of their Council to inspect the same.

[Water Damage].......... It was resolved that the Notices of the Parish Council be Printed.

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held in the National School, Sithney, on Tuesday, February 2nd, 1909.
Present:
Mr Henry Rowe - Chairman
Messrs Samuel Adams, William Blee, James Geach, William Rowling, Ernest Williams
The minutes of a meeting held the 23rd day of November, 1908, were read and signed by the Chairman.

The Council then resolved itself into Committee to consider the correspondence received from the Board of Education relative to a letter sent to them by the Trustees of Sithney National School.
The Clerk was requested to reply, stating the actual state of affairs, enclosing a copy of the letter sent to the County Council on the same subject by this Council.

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held in the National School, Sithney, on Monday, 22nd March, 1909.
Present:
Mr Henry Rowe - Chairman
Messrs Samuel Adams, William J Blee, T Bosanko, W Caddy, W H Jenkin, J Geach, W J Woolcock, T R Rowe, W Rowling.
The minutes of a meeting held on the 2nd February, were read, confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

The Rate Collector then read the Excused List, also the list of defaulters, this being a long list, the Council recommended the Overseers to issue a notice that legal proceedings would be taken after the 31st next.

A letter was read from the Coroner for West Cornwall suggesting the placing of a life buoy on the beach at Porthleven. No action was taken on the matter.

Mr S Adams presented ....... for the placing of a bridge at Boscadjack between Sithney and Wendron. The Council agreed to offer to co-operate with the Wendron Parish Council, accepting the lowest tender and the Clerk to notify the same to Wendron Parish Council.

Casual Vacancy
Dr Henry W Spaight being unable to be present at the first meeting of the Council after his election to the office of Parish Councillor and no permission being given for him to sign the declaration at the next meeting of the Council, his election became void.
The Chairman moved his re-election, which was seconded by Mr W J Blee. Carried.

It was resolved that the Assistant Overseers be insured to cover medical attendance.
The question of providing office for the Assistant Overseers was deferred to the next meeting of the Council.

A letter from the Postmaster General stating the deficiency of the Crown Town Telegraph Office to be £14 1s 9d and one third of this amount to be paid by this Council : £4 13s 11d
For which cheque was drawn and the Clerk to collect the same from Guarantors.

Cheque was drawn for payment of the following sums:
W Thomas - £1 17s 6d
Lander - £1 3s 6d
Postage, Posting - 12s 10.5d
..... on Pryor bill - 1s 7.5d
Total - £3 15s 6d

The Council then went on to Committee to consider correspondence.

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held at the National School, Sithney, on Tuesday, 20th April, 1909.
Present:
Messrs Henry Rowe, James Blee, James Geach, William Henry Jenkin, William Rowling, Thomas R Rowe, Ernest Williams, William J Woolcock, Dr William Henry Spaight.
Dr William Henry Spaight signed his Declaration of acceptance of office.

Provisional Chairman
Mr William Rowling proposed that Mr William James Blee be Provisional Chairman, this was seconded by Mr James Geach and carried unanimously.

Vice-chairman
Mr James Geach proposed that Mr W J Blee be Vice-chairman, seconded by Mr William Rowling. Carried.

Chairman
Mr William Rowling proposed the re-election of Mr Henry Rowe as Chairman, seconded by Mr W J Blee and carried unanimously.

Overseers
Mr Henry Rowe, proposed by Mr William Rowling, seconded by Mr W J Blee
Mr William James Blee, proposed by Mr James Geach, seconded by Mr William Rowling
Dr William Henry Spaight, proposed by Mr Ernest Williams, seconded by Mr W J Woolcock
Mr William Henry Jenkin, proposed by Mr Henry Rowe, seconded by Mr William Rowling
There being no other nominations, the Chairman declared the following to be the newly appointed Overseers of the Parish of Sithney for the ensuing year:
Henry Rowe - Treeza
William James Blee - Prospidnick
William Henry Spaight - Porthleven
William Henry Jenkin - Anvower

The minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday, March 26th were read, confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

Election of Councillor
Mr Henry Rowling, proposed by Mr W J Blee, seconded by Mr E Williams.
There being no other nomination, the Chairman declared Mr Henry Rowling to be elected.

The Trustees bill for lighting and cleaning the school for Parish Council meetings was presented and it was resolved to write for a bill of particulars.
The Clerk was instructed to get an estimate for office.

Boscadjack Footbridge
A letter was read from the Wendron Parish Council agreeing to pay half the expenses for the improvements of the bridge providing Mr Harris' tender for the work is accepted.

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held at the National School, Sithney, on Tuesday, June 22nd, 1909.
Present:
Mr Henry Rowe - Chairman
Messrs Samuel Adams, Henry Rowling, William J Blee, William Caddy, William Henry Jenkin, William J Woolcock.
The minutes of the meeting held on April 20th, 1909 were read, confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

Boscadjack Footbridge
Mr Adams agreed to send to the Clerk a copy of the specifications given to Messrs Harris, Vincent and Williams for repairing the bridge.
The Council resolved to accept Mr Harris' tender of £2, the specification to be signed before commencing the work.

Vote of Condolence
The Chairman then moved a Vote of Condolence to the Clerk and his family in their sad bereavement, Mr W J Blee seconded and the Council passed the vote standing.

Trustees bill for lighting and cleaning Schoolroom
No bill of particulars being presented, Mr W J Woolcock proposed and Mr Samuel Adams seconded that the Council pay 14/6 as in the previous year. Mr W J Blee moved as an amendment and Mr W H Jenkin seconded that the Council pay only the out of pocket expenses which are understood to be 1/- per meeting.
For the Amendment:
Messrs W J Blee, W H Jenkin, Henry Rowling, William Caddy and Henry Rowe (5 votes)
For the Resolution:
Messrs Samuel Adams and W J Woolcock (2 votes)
The Chairman declared the Amendment carried.

Precept
It was resolved to issue a precept on the Overseers for £10.

Assistant Overseers Salary
It was resolved that the Council shall increase the salary of the Assistant Overseer for ....of office, for holding Overseers meetings, and keeping iron-safe, chest and cupboard, the property of the Parish Council.

Rate Collectors Salary
The recommendation of the Overseers that the collector be allowed £7 per year for collecting Special Sanitary Rate and £5 per year for collecting the Burial Rate was adopted.

Correspondence
A letter was read from the Clerk of the County Council stating that his Council was prepared to make an order transferring the Tithe Map to the Parish Council providing it is deposited in a fire-proof safe. It was resolved that the Council give the undertaking and that the Clerk notify the same to the County Council.

Bathing Machines
A letter was read from the Great Western Railway recommending the fixing of bathing machines on the beach at Porthleven. It was decided to let the letter lay on the table.

Prospidnick Stile
It was resolved to repair a stile at Prospidnick, the cost not to exceed 5/-

Dangerous Road at Tregathenan
The Clerk was requested to write to the Clerk of the District Council asking him to call attention of his Council to the state of a road at Tregathenan which is dangerous, owing to the very deep ditch on other side.

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held in the National School, Sithney, on Wednesday, August 4th, 1909.
Present:
Mr Henry Rowe - Chairman
Messrs William James Blee, William Caddy, Richard J Courtis, Henry Rowling, William Rowling, William James Woolcock
The minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday, June 2nd were read and signed by the Chairman.

Letter Re. Unnecessary Expenditure
A letter was read from the Rev W C Tuting, signed by 8 Ratepayers, requesting that a Ratepayers meeting be held within 14 days to consider the unnecessary expenditure of the Parish Council. The letter was allowed to lay on the table.

Committee formed to purchase safe
It was then resolved that a Committee be formed to carry out the purchasing of a safe, at the conclusion of the Parish Council meeting, the Committee met and decided to order the safe forthwith from Messrs Whillingham Bros, Birmingham, theirs being the lowest tender.

Defaulters of Rates to be dealt with in September
The question of dealing with Defaulters of Rates was then discussed and it was considered desirable that steps be taken to recover arrears, there being a great difficulty in getting the necessary amount paid in time to meet the precepts.
The excused list was then considered.

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held on Tuesday, September 28th, 1909.
Present:
Mr W J Blee - Presiding Chairman
Messrs Samuel Adams, William Caddy, James Geach, William Rowling, Henry Rowling, William Woolcock.
The minutes of the last meeting were read, confirmed and signed by the Presiding Chairman.

Boscadjack Footbridge
The Footpath Committee reported that the repairing of the Boscadjack Footbridge had been satisfactorily carried out and to ..... that the bill be paid.

Path leading from Prospidnick to Nancegollan
Mr Blee proposed that the Footpath Committee should inspect the footpath leading from Prospidnick to Nancegollan and report at the next meeting. This was seconded by Mr W Rowling and carried, also that the Committee had inspected the footpath at the reservoir, Tregathenan.

St Elvan Footpath
It was also resolved that Messrs Caddy, Geach and Woolcock should inspect the footpath at St Elvan and report at the next meeting . 

It was resolved that the following bills be paid:
A moiety to Mr Harris for repairing Boscadjack Footbridge - £1
Insurance - 9/-
J H Pryor for repairing stile at Prospidnick - 4/6
Trustees of Sithney National School for caretakers expenses for 13 Council meetings from Lady Day 1908 - Lady Day 1909 - 13/-
Fire-proof safe - £10 15s 
For carriage and fixing of same - 11/9
For fixing rail on Lower Boscadjack Bridge - 1/9

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held in the National School, Sithney, on Tuesday, 2nd November, 1909.
Present:
Mr Henry Rowe - Chairman
Messrs S Adams, W J Blee, R J Courtis, J Geach, H Rowling, W Rowling, E Williams.
The minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday, September 28th were read and signed by the Chairman.

Prospidnick Footpath
The Footpath Committee reported having inspected the footpath leading from Nancegollan to Prospidnick and recommended the repairing of the footpath and 4 stiles.

Mr R F Oliver desired to know if the Parish Council would object to his making a slight alteration in the path leading from Hayle Road to Crown Town.
It was resolved that the Footpath Committee with Mr Geach meet and see the said path, and also go over the footpath leading from Nancegollan to Prospidnick and from thence into the reservoir and let the whole of the work necessary be done by contract and see it carried out.

St Elvan Footpath
No report presented.

Complaint was laid before the Council that Mr James Pryor had been ploughing up a footpath crossing his field at Roseawen. Messrs R J Courtis and W Rowling were asked to call on him the next day and ask him not to do so it being understood it was a ? path.

Councillor
Mr W J Blee proposed and Mr E Williams seconded Mr Montagu Andrewartha as Councillor. No other name being submitted, the Chairman declared Mr Montagu Andrewartha elected.

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held in the National School, Sithney, on Tuesday, February 15th, 1910.
Present:
Mr Henry Rowe - Chairman
Messrs William James Blee, Thomas Bosanko, William Caddy, Richard J Courtis, James Geach, William Henry Jenkin, William Rowling, Ernest Williams, W J Woolcock
The minutes of the last meeting were read and signed by the Chairman.

Prospidnick Footpath
The Footpath Committee reported that the work in connection with the Prospidnick Footpath was not yet carried out and the Committee agreed to see it through.

St Elvan Footpath
It was resolved to allow the St Elvan Footpath stand over for the time.

Precept
Mr Geach moved and Mr William Rowling seconded that a precept for £6 be issued on the Overseers for the half-year ending March 31st 1910.

It was agreed to have the parish meeting for the election of Parish Councillors and the Annual Assembly on the same date, 14th March at 7pm.

The excused list was read and passed as presented.

Mr Montagu Andrewartha signed a Declaration of acceptance of office.

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A meeting of the Sithney Parish Council was held in the National School, Sithney, on Tuesday, 29th March, 1910.
Present:
Mr Harry Rowe - Chairman
Messrs W J Blee, T Bosanko, R J Courtis, J Geach, W H Jenkin, E Williams, W Rowling.
The minutes of the meeting held on February 16th were read and signed by the Chairman.

The Footpath Committee reported that they had been unable to get the work done in connection with the Prospidnick footpath and recommended that it be allowed to stand over for the next Council to deal with and the report was adopted.

A letter from the Trustees of the National School, Sithney was read asking if the Council proposed to pay 1/6 per meeting as sanctioned by the Board of Education.
It was proposed, seconded and carried unanimously that the Council do not propose to pay 1/6 per meeting.

In accordance with a resolution passed on the 22nd June 1909, it was resolved that the increase in the Assistant Overseers salary shall be £2 per year, commencing from Lady Day 1910.

It was resolved that a cheque be drawn for the following:
Postmaster General for deficiency on Crown Town Telegraph Office - £4 14s 8d
T Tyack for Petty Cash as follows:
Stationary, Printing - £2 6d
Postage - £1
Printing of Voters reports; Election Orders; Parish Council Elections - 13s 8d

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