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Report of City Council: February 18th 1929

 

It was moved by Mr Councillor Dalton, seconded, and

Resolved. That the proposed transfer of approximately 708 square yards of land in Church Road, Yardley, to the Bank Committee, as a site for the erection of a Branch Bank, at the sum of 600, be, and is hereby, approved.

 

General Purposes Sub-Committee: March 11th 1929

 

The Sub-Committee considered the question of utilising the site acquired by the Bank in Church Road, Yardley, and it was:

 

1378   RESOLVED:- That consideration of the question be deferred for a period of six months.

 

Finance Sub-Committee: July 8th 1929

 

An account had been received from the Public Works Department for the sum of 13.  14.  2d. in respect of the preparation of plans for a branch bank at the corner of Church Road and Hobmoor Road which plans had not been accepted by the Bank Committee. The Sub-Committee were strongly of opinion that the accounts in question were excessive and it was:

 

346     RESOLVED:- That the General Manager be instructed to inform the City Surveyor that this Sub-Committee are of opinion that the charges are excessive and should be revised.

 

Finance Sub-Committee: October 14th 1929

 

On Minute No 346, the General Manager reported that, as instructed, he had informed the City Surveyor of the opinion of the Sub-Committee that the charges in respect of the preparation of plans for the Branch Bank at Yardley and for the erection of a stand at the British Industries Fair were excessive and should be revised, and submitted a letter from the City Surveyor containing his explanation of the basis on which the charges were made.

 

358    RESOLVED:- That, although this Sub-Committee adhere to their opinion that the charges in question are excessive, the accounts in question be passed for payment.

 

General Purposes Sub-Committee: May 12th 1930

 

1544   The General Manager reported that a letter had been received from the City Surveyor to the effect that the erection of the temporary building at Church Road, Yardley had been advertised and the licence would now be issued.

 

General Purposes Sub-Committee: January 11th 1932

 

1726  The Sub-Committee considered the question of converting the Yardley Branch into a daily branch, in view of the progress which had already been made, and it was decided to instruct Mr J B Surman (Architect) to submit plans for the erection of a suitable building, including a flat at a cost of 2,500 or thereabouts.

 

Bank Committee: February 29th 1932

 

With reference to the proposed erection of permanent premises for the Yardley Branch, alternative plans prepared by Mr Surman, Architect, were submitted for the provision, in the one case of a Bank and two Flats at an estimated total cost of 4,213; or, alternatively, for the provision of the Bank, two Flats and two Shops at a total estimated cost of 4,850.

 

4359   RESOLVED:- That the plan prepared by Mr Surman (Architect) for the provision of the Bank, two Flats and two Shops, at a total estimated cost of 4,850 be approved; and that the General Manager be instructed to obtain tenders for the carrying out of the work for submission to the General Purposes Sub-Committee.

 

City Council: April 12th 1932

 

It was moved by Mr Councillor Gelling, seconded and

Resolved: 30,667. That the erection of permanent branch bank premises at Church Road, Yardley, as set out in the foregoing report, at an estimated cost of 4,850, be approved.

 

Bank Committee: May 23rd 1932

 

4437   The following report of the General Purposes Sub-Committee was presented:

 

Erection of branch Premises at Yardley,

 

Tenders were obtained and considered for the erection of branch premises on the Bank site in Church Road, Yardley. Your Sub-Committee  recommend that the lowest tender, that of Messrs A Pearce & Son at the sum of 4,300 for the construction of the premises in patent stone, the work to be completed within a period of six months, be accepted; also that the Town Clerk be instructed to prepare and affix the Corporate Seal to the necessary Contract.

 

4439   RESOLVED:- That the tender of Messrs A Pearce & Son at the sum of 4,300 be accepted for the construction of Branch Bank premises in Church Road, Yardley, in patent stone, the work to be completed within a period of six months; and that the Town Clerk be instructed to enter into the necessary Contract, affixing the Corporate Seal thereto.

  

General Purposes Sub-Committee: December 19th 1932

 

Yardley Branch - Temporary Arrangements.

 

The building of the new premises having reached a stage when it has become necessary to remove the wood building at present used as an Evening Branch, your Sub-Committee have sanctioned arrangements being made with the Education Department for the use of a room at the adjoining Council School in which to conduct the evening branch bank business until such time as the new premises are completed. The usual charges for rent of room and caretaker's services will be met by the Bank.

 

Finance Sub-Committee: December 19th 1932

 

Your Sub-Committee report that the following tender has been accepted for carrying out the work indicated at Yardley branch:

R Hunt: Electrical Installations - 65.  0.  0.

 

General Purposes Sub-Committee: March 20th 1933

 

Your Sub-Committee report that arrangements have been made for the new branch premises at Church Road, Yardley, to be opened on Saturday, April 29th, by the Chairman, with the Lord Mayor presiding.

 

General Purposes Sub-Committee: April 24th 1933

 

Opening of Yardley Branch.

 

Your Sub-Committee report that the Architect for the above building (Mr J B Surman) has asked for an extension of time for the formal opening, owing to certain delays in connection with the mains for water and electricity which have affected the progress of the work.

 

The General Manager consulted the Lord Mayor, who intimated his willingness to postpone the Opening until Friday, the 12th May, and your Sub-Committee have therefore given instructions for the necessary arrangements to be made for the formal Opening of Yardley Branch on that date.

 

Bank Committee: April 24th 1933

 

4721   The following report of the Finance Sub-Committee was presented:

 

Letting of Shops and Flats at Yardley.

 

Your Sub-Committee report that arrangements have been made to let the shop and flat at the Yardley Branch on the frontage to a new road to be constructed, to Mr W J D Knight of 35 Avondale Road, Sparkhill, for three years at a rental of 90 per annum, plus rates and internal repairs.

 

Arrangements have also been made for the shop premises only fronting Church Road, to be let to the Treasurer's (Rates) Department, at a rental of 55 per annum, plus rates and internal repairs. The flat attached to the last mentioned shop premises will be separately let as soon as a suitable tenant has been found.

 

It is recommended that the above arrangements be approved and that the Town Clerk be instructed to prepare and affix the Corporate Seal to any necessary documents.

 

4722   RESOLVED:- That the arrangement made be confirmed for the leasing to Mr W J D Knight of the shop and flat at the Yardley Branch (to front a new road to be constructed) for a period of three years at a rental of 90 per annum, the lessee to be responsible for rates and internal repairs; also, that the Town Clerk be instructed to prepare and affix the Corporate Seal to any necessary document.

 

Finance Sub-Committee: May 15th 1933

 

Your Sub-Committee report that arrangements have been made to let the flat (102 Church Road) at the Yardley Branch to Mr J H Pyne, Wood Green, Wednesbury, for a period of 3 years from 25th March 1933 at a rental of 35 per annum, the tenant to be responsible for rates and internal repairs.

 

Finance & General Purposes Sub-Committee: March 16th 1936

 

Your Sub-Committee report that arrangements have been made for the letting of the flat at the Yardley branch to Mrs A L Matthews, at a rental of 35 per annum, for a period of one year certain, and afterwards on a quarterly tenancy, the tenant to be responsible for rates and internal repairs. They recommend that the Town Clerk be instructed to prepare any necessary documents.

 

Finance & General Purposes Sub-Committee: May 15th 1939

 

The lease of No 104, Church Road, Yardley, the shop and flat adjoining the Yardley Branch, having expired, the tenant is desirous of entering into a further lease. Arrangements have therefore been made for a fresh lease to be entered into for these premises with Mr W J Dawes-Knight for a period of seven years from 24th June 1939 at a rental of 90 per annum, the lessee to be responsible for rates and water charges and internal repairs.

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