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TitleWest Mersea Parish Council Minute Book 1917 to 1926
AbstractMinutes photographed and all on the database, though only limited transcription has been done.
The last minutes are on page 261 for 30 March 1926. West Mersea Parish Council was replaced by West Mersea Urban District Council soon after this date.
PublishedJune 1917
SourceMersea Museum
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 West Mersea Parish Council Minute Book 1917 to 1926, page 175
 Attendance Messrs P.H. Cross (Chairman), R.J. Death, G. French, S.E. French, H. Thorpe, W. Trim
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Appointment of Beach Caretaker. 
 The Clerk reported that he had published Notices asking for tender for appointment as Beach Caretaker, on the Co-operative Association Board at The Square, on a hoarding by the pathway from Captain's Road to St Peter's Rd., at Mr T.D'Wit's shop and at the Primrose bus Cos' notice board. Mr Albert Hurd had supplied copies of schedule of duties as follows -
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The Attendant appointed will be required to to undertake the work of scavenging the greensward and foreshore. He shall collect all refuse, waste paper etc. deposited on the greensward and empty the sanitary bins provided as often as may be necessary and not less than once daily - including Sundays. The greensward is to be kept at all times in a clean and sanitary condition. The refuse collected is to be burnt by the Attendant or removed by the Council's Scavenging Contractors, as the Council may direct. The Attendant will be required to empty the contents of all Pails to Public Conveniences and keep the Conveniences in a clean and sanitary condition. All excreta to be buried and properly covered on Sites to be approved by the Council's Sanitary Inspector. The Pails are to be emptied as often as may be required and at least every day and kept clean. On Bank Holidays and other public holidays it will be necessary to empty the pails at least twice daily. The approaches to conveniences to be scrubbed down with soap and water as often as may be required and not less than tree times per week. The Attendant will be required to empty the Urine Pails, to be provided by the Council, as often as may be required. the Attendant shall report all cases of people sleeping in the Bathing Huts to the Council or their Sanitary Inspector.
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Title: West Mersea Parish Council Minute Book 1917 to 1926, page 175
Attendance Messrs P.H. Cross (Chairman), R.J. Death, G. French, S.E. French, H. Thorpe, W. Trim

Appointment of Beach Caretaker.
The Clerk reported that he had published Notices asking for tender for appointment as Beach Caretaker, on the Co-operative Association Board at The Square, on a hoarding by the pathway from Captain's Road to St Peter's Rd., at Mr T.D'Wit's shop and at the Primrose bus Cos' notice board. Mr Albert Hurd had supplied copies of schedule of duties as follows -

"The Attendant appointed will be required to to undertake the work of scavenging the greensward and foreshore. He shall collect all refuse, waste paper etc. deposited on the greensward and empty the sanitary bins provided as often as may be necessary and not less than once daily - including Sundays. The greensward is to be kept at all times in a clean and sanitary condition. The refuse collected is to be burnt by the Attendant or removed by the Council's Scavenging Contractors, as the Council may direct. The Attendant will be required to empty the contents of all Pails to Public Conveniences and keep the Conveniences in a clean and sanitary condition. All excreta to be buried and properly covered on Sites to be approved by the Council's Sanitary Inspector. The Pails are to be emptied as often as may be required and at least every day and kept clean. On Bank Holidays and other public holidays it will be necessary to empty the pails at least twice daily. The approaches to conveniences to be scrubbed down with soap and water as often as may be required and not less than tree times per week. The Attendant will be required to empty the Urine Pails, to be provided by the Council, as often as may be required. the Attendant shall report all cases of people sleeping in the Bathing Huts to the Council or their Sanitary Inspector.

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Date:17 July 1924
Source:Mersea Museum
 West Mersea Parish Council Minute Book 1917 to 1926, page 176
</p><p>Appointment of Beach Caretaker contd.
</p><p>The Attendant will be expected to carry out the above work to the entire satisfaction of the Councils Sanitary Inspector. Applications to be sent to P. Procter, Beach Rd., West Mersea, not later than 12 o'clock noon on Thursday, July 17th and to state wages required.
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Letter from Mr A. Hurd</p><p>
The Clerk then read the following letter from Mr A. Hurd, Sanitary Inspector, dated 14 July 1924. Since I drafted the proposed duties I have again inspected the foreshore and have come to the conclusion that it would be much better to arrange for the contents of Pails & refuse collected to be carted away from the bach, and would suggest that Dixon or some one else cart this away each day - either early in the morning or late in the evening. The conveniences are so far apart that it would take some considerable time for the man to carry the excreta to a suitable site for disposal to say nothing of spilling the contents on the way. Then again we will have to get permission from the Owners of the land and trouble may arise if refuse is buried on a future building site.
 If you adopt this suggestion no doubt a disabled man could be employed at a less wage than it was proposed to pay. He would collect the refuse and deposit in the bins provided and these would be collected by the Contractor. The contents of Urine Pails would of course be buried and if at any time a collection had to be made during say the afternoon a similar course could be adopted. The Medical Officer of Health agrees that this is the best course.
 (Signed) Albert Hurd.
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Applications
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the Clerk then read the following letter from Mr John Dixon, Contractor to the Lexden & Winstree Rural District Council - I will undertake to scavenge the beach and to cart away all refuse and excreta every day for the sum of fifty shillings per week. I shall employ a full time man to keep the paper and convenience clean
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Title: West Mersea Parish Council Minute Book 1917 to 1926, page 176

Appointment of Beach Caretaker contd.

"The Attendant will be expected to carry out the above work to the entire satisfaction of the Councils Sanitary Inspector. Applications to be sent to P. Procter, Beach Rd., West Mersea, not later than 12 o'clock noon on Thursday, July 17th and to state wages required."

Letter from Mr A. Hurd

The Clerk then read the following letter from Mr A. Hurd, Sanitary Inspector, dated 14 July 1924. "Since I drafted the proposed duties I have again inspected the foreshore and have come to the conclusion that it would be much better to arrange for the contents of Pails & refuse collected to be carted away from the bach, and would suggest that Dixon or some one else cart this away each day - either early in the morning or late in the evening. The conveniences are so far apart that it would take some considerable time for the man to carry the excreta to a suitable site for disposal to say nothing of spilling the contents on the way. Then again we will have to get permission from the Owners of the land and trouble may arise if refuse is buried on a future building site.
If you adopt this suggestion no doubt a disabled man could be employed at a less wage than it was proposed to pay. He would collect the refuse and deposit in the bins provided and these would be collected by the Contractor. The contents of Urine Pails would of course be buried and if at any time a collection had to be made during say the afternoon a similar course could be adopted. The Medical Officer of Health agrees that this is the best course."
(Signed) Albert Hurd.

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the Clerk then read the following letter from Mr John Dixon, Contractor to the Lexden & Winstree Rural District Council - "I will undertake to scavenge the beach and to cart away all refuse and excreta every day for the sum of fifty shillings per week. I shall employ a full time man to keep the paper and convenience clean

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Date:17 Jul 1924
Source:Mersea Museum
 West Mersea Parish Council Minute Book 1917 to 1926, page 177
</p><p>Applications for Beach caretaker contd.
</p><p>and my cart would collect refuse every day. I should collect on Saturday night so as to avoid Sunday.
 (signed) John Dixon. Other applicants were as follows -
</p><p>Mr M Ohnensletter, Sea View Villas, West Mersea; for twenty five shillings a week.
 Mr E.C. Eversen, 23 Lisle Rd., Colchester; for fifty shillings per week.
 P.C. Mussett, Church Villa, West Mersea; for thirty two shillings per week.
 Mr A.C. Milgate, The Lane, West Mersea; for thirty five shillings per week
 Mr Robert J. Clarke, Blue Row, West Mersea; for thirty seven shillings and sixpence per week
 Mr A. Woodward, Mona Villas, West Mersea; for thirty five shillings per week
 Mr George Green, The Grange, West Mersea; for twenty shillings per week.
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Councillor G. French proposed, Councillor W. Trim seconded, and it was carried unanimously; that the Lexden and Winstree Rural District Council be advised to accept Mr John Dixon's tender for ten weeks to commence Monday the 21st July, 1924, on condition that he employ Mr George Green as caretaker at not less that tweny shillings per week.
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Title: West Mersea Parish Council Minute Book 1917 to 1926, page 177

Applications for Beach caretaker contd.

and my cart would collect refuse every day. I should collect on Saturday night so as to avoid Sunday."
(signed) John Dixon. Other applicants were as follows -

Mr M Ohnensletter, "Sea View Villas," West Mersea; for twenty five shillings a week.
Mr E.C. Eversen, 23 Lisle Rd., Colchester; for fifty shillings per week.
P.C. Mussett, "Church Villa," West Mersea; for thirty two shillings per week.
Mr A.C. Milgate, The Lane, West Mersea; for thirty five shillings per week
Mr Robert J. Clarke, Blue Row, West Mersea; for thirty seven shillings and sixpence per week
Mr A. Woodward, "Mona Villas," West Mersea; for thirty five shillings per week
Mr George Green, The Grange, West Mersea; for twenty shillings per week.

Councillor G. French proposed, Councillor W. Trim seconded, and it was carried unanimously; that the Lexden and Winstree Rural District Council be advised to accept Mr John Dixon's tender for ten weeks to commence Monday the 21st July, 1924, on condition that he employ Mr George Green as caretaker at not less that tweny shillings per week.

Report of Committee re moorings in Mersea Fleet
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Date:17 Jul 1924
Source:Mersea Museum