Friday, 7th March, 1856
Wallasey Local Board Of Health
The monthly meeting of this board was held last evening, at the Public Offices, Egremont, Mr. Pooley in the chair; and the other members present were Messrs Penny, Hill, Neville, Wilson, Roberts, Odell, and W.R. Coulborn.
A special meeting of the board was held on the 14th ult., at which it was agreed to apply to the General Board of Health for leave to borrow the sum of £3000 for constructing Trafalgar Road, King Street and Brighton Street.
The minutes of the works and health committee were read, and, on the motion of Mr. Pooley, were confirmed. – In answer to Mr. Odell, the chairman stated that all openings into the main sewers from the dwelling houses were to be made at the expense of the landlords of the property.
The proceedings of the finance, watch, and bye-law committee, which comprised nothing worthy of record, were read, and, on the motion of Mr. Hill, were confirmed. – The clerk read a letter from Mr. Thomas Scambler, superintendent of police, tendering his resignation, after serving in the capacity for 15 years. – A question was asked whether there was a member if the force who was suitable to fill the situation, but the board did not appear to think that a competent superintendent could be raised from the ranks of the Wallasey police force. – Mr. Odell observed that it might be gratifying for the officers who held subordinate situations to know that if their conduct, knowledge, and experience were such as to qualify them for promotion to a superior situation, the board would do so; but he regretted to say he did not think there was one of their present officers who was fit to be promoted to so responsible a situation as superintendent. – After a short conversation, the board resolved to advertise for a superintendent in the place of Mr. Scambler.