Bank Committee: March 1st 1920
The following Report of the Town Clerk was received:
Branch Municipal Bank, 299 High Street, Stirchley.
I have to report that on the instructions of your Chairman, I have entered into an agreement for the tenancy of the above premises at a rental of 10/- per week. I shall be glad if your Committee will confirm the action of the Chairman.
(signed) F H C Wiltshire, Town Clerk
425 RESOLVED:- That the action of the Chairman in instructing the Town Clerk to enter into an Agreement for the tenancy of premises at 299, High Street, Stirchley, be confirmed; and that the foregoing Report be approved.
Bank Committee: October 4th 1920
603 The following Report of the Finance & General Purposes Sub-Committee was presented:
Branch Bank Premises, Stirchley.
Your Sub-Committee report that it will be necessary to vacate during the month the premises at present used for a Branch in Pershore Road, Stirchley, the owner of the property being unwilling to agree to an extension of the tenancy. The Manager has been in communication with the Education Department, and it will be possible to establish the Branch at the Council School, Pershore Road, for the present. Your Sub-Committee recommend that the Manager be instructed to take the necessary steps for the transfer to be effected.
They have authorised the Manager to negotiate for the acquisition or leasing of suitable premises in the district.
604 RESOLVED:- That the Manager be instructed to take the necessary steps for temporarily transferring the Branch Bank at Stirchley from the present premises to the Council School, Pershore Road.
636 The following Report of the Finance & General Purposes Sub-Committee was presented:
Your Sub-Committee report that in accordance with your Committee's instructions, arrangements have been made to transfer the work of the Branch to the Stirchley Council Schools as from the 5th November. Many enquiries have been made with reference to obtaining suitable premises in this District; but up to the present without success.
Bank Committee: November 15th 1920
The Manager reported that arrangements had been made to enter into a lease of premises, 1471 Pershore Road, Stirchley, for Branch Bank purposes, at an annual rental of £32. 10. 0.
657 RESOLVED:- That the Manager's action in the matter be confirmed, and that the Town Clerk be instructed to enter into, and if necessary, attach the Corporate Seal to the requisite Lease.
Bank Committee: December 20th 1920
On Minute No 657, the Manager reported that, as it was only possible to secure No 1471 Pershore Road on a weekly tenancy, no lease would be entered into in this case.
687 RESOLVED:- That Minute No 657 be discharged.
General Purposes Sub-Committee: January 8th 1923
The Sub-Committee's attention was drawn to the necessity for increased accommodation at Stirchley, and the General Manager reported that enquiries had been made as to premises at 1503 and 1505, Pershore Road, Stirchley. The property in question is freehold and consists of retail shops and dwelling-houses. The property is favourably situated for Branch Bank purposes and is in good condition.
230 RESOLVED:- That the General Manager be instructed to authorise Mr Wilde to negotiate with a view to the acquisition at a sum not exceeding £3,000, or, in case it should only be able to obtain vacant possession of one shop and dwelling-house, on such terms as the Chairman of this Sub-Committee and the Chairman of the General Committee may consider reasonable.
Bank Committee: January 15th 1923
1315 The following Report of the General Purposes Sub-Committee was presented:
New premises for Stirchley.
Your Sub-Committee report that in view of the urgent need for increased accommodation at Stirchley, negotiations are now in progress for the acquisition of suitable premises for branch Bank purposes in this district. The property in question, which is freehold, is situate at 1503 and 1505 Pershore Road, Stirchley and consists of retail shops and dwellinghouses. The property is in a good condition, and is favourably situated.
Your Sub-Committee in view of the urgency of the matter have authorised Mr Wilde to negotiate with a view to the acquisition of the premises with possession at a sum not exceeding £3,000, or in case it is only possible to obtain vacant possession of one shop and dwellinghouse at such sum as the Chairman of your Committee and the Chairman of your Sub-Committee may consider reasonable.
With reference to the paragraph in the foregoing report as to premises 1503 and 1505 Pershore Road, Stirchley, the Committee were informed that, after consulting several members of the General Purposes Sub-Committee, the General Manager had authorised Mr Wilde to purchase this freehold property for the sum of £2,800, with vacant possession of No 1503.
1317 RESOLVED:- That the council be asked to approve of the purchase of the freehold property No 1503 and 1505 Pershore Road, Stirchley, for Branch Bank purposes at the sum of £2,800; and that, subject to such approval, the Town Clerk be instructed to prepare and attach the Corporate Seal to any necessary documents in the matter.
Bank Committee: February 19th 1923
On Minute 1317 (Purchase of 1505 & 1507 Pershore Road, Stirchley) the Town Clerk reported as follows:
February 17th 1923
Pershore Road Widening.
Goodman to the Corporation.
I have to report that a Contract has been entered into with Mr Goodman for the purchase of No 1503 and No 1505 Pershore Road. A clause was inserted under which the Vendor was to be allowed to substitute No 1507 for No 1503, and the Vendor has now given notice of his intention to exercise this right.
1346a RESOLVED: That the report be approved.
Report of the Bank Committee to the City Council: March 6th 1923
NEW PREMISES 1505, AND 1507, PERSHORE ROAD, STIRCHLEY.
Your Committee have for some time been desirous of obtaining suitable premises for a permanent Branch Bank in the Stirchley District, the premises now used for the Evening Branch being inadequate for the purpose.
They have been successful in securing property which they are of opinion will answer their needs.
The property is freehold and is situate at 1505 and 1507 Pershore Road, Stirchley. It consists of two shops and dwelling houses. Vacant possession can be obtained of No 1507 and No 1505 is let at a rental of £41. 15s. 0d. per annum, plus rates.
The Committee have agreed to purchase the property for the sum of £2,800, such amount to be provided from the funds of the Bank, and in accordance with No 10 of the Bank Rules, they now ask for the approval of the Council to their action.
It was moved by Mr Councillor Appleby and seconded by Mr Councillor
That the Bank Committee be, and they are hereby, authorised to complete the purchase of freehold property, Nos 1505 and 1507, Pershore Road, Stirchley, as premises for a Branch Bank, at the price of £2,800, such sum to be defrayed out of the funds of the Bank.
It was moved by Mr Councillor Alderson, and seconded by Mr Councillor Simmons, as an amendment,
That they be referred back for an independent valuer's advice to be obtained and better terms of purchase secured.
The amendment was put and negatived.
The original motion being put, Resolved - 26,278. That the Bank Committee be, and they are hereby, authorised to complete the purchase of freehold property, Nos 1505 and 1507, Pershore Road, Stirchley, as premises for a Branch Bank, at the price of £2,800, such sum to be defrayed out of the funds of the Bank.
General Purposes Sub-Committee: March 12th 1923
With reference to the premises 1505 - 1507 Pershore Road, the General Manager stated that it would probably only be possible, owing to the operation of the Rent Restriction Act, to obtain possession of one shop at present, but he pointed out the necessity of vacating the present premises and opening the available accommodation as a daily Branch as soon as possible.
285 RESOLVED:- That the City Surveyor be requested to submit proposals for the required alterations at the available shop, such alterations to form part of a complete scheme comprising the two shops to be carried out when circumstances permit.
(The City Surveyor hereupon withdrew).
General Purposes Sub-Committee: May 14th 1923
On Minute No 285 (1505-1507, Pershore Road, Stirchley) the Building Surveyor attended the Sub-Committee on behalf of the City Surveyor and submitted alternative plans of alteration. The Sub-Committee having approved one of the plans, it was:
337 RESOLVED:- That the General Manager be authorised to obtain tenders for the carrying out of the work in accordance with the approved plan, and submit same to this Sub-Committee in due course.
Bank Committee: May 28th 1923
On Minute No 1317, the following report of the Town Clerk was received:
April 17th 1923
1505-7, Pershore Road.
Goodman to the Corporation.
I have to report that the purchase of Nos 1505 and 1507, Pershore Road, Stirchley, has now been completed in accordance with your instructions.
Prior to completion the Vendor offered to abate the purchase money to the extent of £50 in consideration of his being granted a right of way across the rear of the premises of his adjoining property, No 1503, Pershore Road, and I have agreed to this upon the instructions of your Chairman.
I have made the following payments:
Purchase money £2,750. 0. 0.
Less deposit 280. 0. 0. £2,470. 0 .0.
Less balance on Apportionment Account 1. 13. 9.
£2,468. 6. 3.
Stamp duty £28. 0. 0.
1423 RESOLVED: That the report be approved and Minute No 1317 be discharged.
General Purposes Sub-Committee: June 11th 1923
359 On Minute No 337 (1505 and 1507 Pershore Road, Stirchley) the City Surveyor intimated that the specification for the required alterations at these premises was being prepared and it would be possible to obtain tenders for the carrying out of the work in the near future.