Huddersfield Chronicle (13/Nov/1852) - Publications: Holmfirth Flood

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HOLME RESERVOIRS.

(RESTORATION AND REPAIR OF RESERVOIRS. ALTERATION OF RATES. REDUCTION OF INTEREST ON MORTGAGES AND SUBSCRIPTIONS, POWER TO TAKE MATERIALS. AND TO BORROW AND RECEIVE FURTHER MONIES. AND AMENDMENT OF ACT.)

Notice is hereby given that it is intended to apply to Parliament, in the present Session, for leave to bring in a Bill to accomplish all or any of the objects following, that is to say,

To enable the Commissioners of the Holme Reservoirs to reconstruct, restore, or repair, their Reservoir and Embankment, at or across the rivulet or brook called Diglee, at or near Bilberry Mill, in the township of Austonley, and parish of Almondbury, in the West Riding of the county of York, as authorised to be constructed by the Act (local and personal) 7, Will. IV., cap. 54, incorporating the said Commissioners; of which reservoir and embankment the plans and sections, and book of reference to such plans, are deposited with and remain in the custody of the Clerk of the Peace for the said Riding; and to repair their other reservoir and embankment, at or across the Ribbleden or Rivleden rivulet or brook, near to and above Holme Styes Mill, in the townships of Cartworth and Wooldale, and parish of Kirkburton, in the same West Riding; and also to repair their other reservoir and embankment, at or across the stream called Upper House Dyke, at Boshaw Whams, in the township of Cartworth, and parish of Kirkburton, in the same West Riding.

And for such purposes to authorise the said Commissioners to enter upon lands adjoining the said several embankments and reservoirs, or any of them, and not being at a greater distance than 1000 yards therefrom respectively, and to get and take compulsorily from such lands, clay, stone, earth, and other materials, making compensation for the same in manner and subject to the conditions to be defined in the said bill; And for the purposes before-mentioned, or any of them, to authorise the said Commissioner's, to take and receive from certain persons, trustees appointed for the management and distribution of a certain subscription, called ‘‘The Subscription for the Relief of Sufferers in the Valley of the Holme,” made in aid of the sufferers, by the damage done by the bursting of the reservoir first herein-before described, such sum as the said trustees may think fit to bestow; and to enable such trustees to give the same to the said Commissioners, upon such terms and conditions as may have been or may be mutually agreed upon, or may be sanctioned by Parliament. And for payment of the floating or contract debts of the said Commissioners, and for the reconstruction, restoration, or repair of the said reservoirs, or any of them, or in part of such objects, or other the purposes of the said Commissioners, it is intended by the said bill to authorise the said Commissioners to borrow on mortgage, or take by way of subscriptions, a further sum of money, to be secured or charged on the rates, assessments, rents, or duties, leviable or to be levied by the said Commissioners, and to bear a rate of interest or dividend to be fixed by the said bill, preferable to the interest or dividend payable on sums already borrowed on mortgage, or due on subscriptions by the said Commissioners; and to reduce the rate of interest or dividend due or to become due and payable on existing mortgages, or on monies received by way of subscriptions by the said Commissioners; and to make provision for the capitalisation of interest or dividend over due by the said Commissioners on mortgages or subscriptions, and for converting the said capitalised amount into mortgages, to be secured, or charged on the said rates, assessments, rents, or duties; and for creating a sinking fund to pay off the monies to be further borrowed, and mortgages existing or to be granted for arrears of interest or dividend, and other debts due or to become due by the said Commissioners; to abolish or alter the existing rates, assessments, rents, or duties levied or leviable by the said Commissioners, and to make provision for the making, assessing, and levying of new or other rates, assessments, rents, or duties upon or in respect of mills, factories, or other premises; and to confer, vary, or extinguish exemptions from payment of rates, assessments, rents, and duties, and other rights and privileges; to alter the qualification of Commissioners of the said Holme Reservoirs, and to admit new and additional parties to be Commissioners thereof.

And for all or any of the said objects, and for other objects and purposes, to alter and amend, and, if need be, to repeal and re-enact, with alterations and amendments, the provisions, or some of them, of the said Act (local and personal) 7, Will. IV., cap. 54.

And NOTICE is also GIVEN, that a Printed Copy of the said Bill, annexed to the Petition for the same, together with other Printed Copies of the said Bill, will be deposited in the Private Bill Office of the House of Commons, on or before the 31st day of December next, 1852.

WILL. JACOMB, Huddersfield,
Clerk to the Commissioners.
Dated this 6th day of November, 1852.