The Chairman welcomed Mr Keith Bird (Hansons Aggregates) who was attending his first meeting of the Board.

A rate of 25.00p in the £ was set.

A rate of 70.0p was set for Area 1, 30.0p for Area 2 and 10.0p for Area 3.

It was resolved that Ms Hannah Parish be co-opted to membership of the Board.

The Commissioners set a rate of 37.0p in the £.

Messrs J E Heading and N V M Walker were re-appointed Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively.

The Finance Committee comprising Messrs C J Crofts, J E Heading, P Jolley, R Sears and  N V M Walker  were re-appointed.

Mr Dave Gillett (represenative of the Environment Agency) gave a presentation on the operation of the Ouse Washes system, the use of Welney Gate, Welches Dam pumping station and the Old Bedford Sluice.

A rate of 11.30p was raised.

it was resolved that Mr Keith Bird (Hanson Aggregates) be co-opted to membership of the Board