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The Chairman welcomed Councillors Alex Malyon and Bill Handley (local authority appointees) who were both attending their first meeting of the Board.

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


The Commissioners set a rate of 39.5p in the £.

Messrs John Heading and Robert Sears were re-appointed Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively.

The Finance Committee comprising Mrs A J Langley, Councillor C J Crofts, Messrs J E Heading, P Jolley and R M C Sears were appointed.