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LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN OLD PLYMOUTH

IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS, 1830

By the Plymouth Improvement Act 1824, which received the Royal Assent on Monday April 12th 1824, Plymouth was granted powers for better paving, lighting, cleansing and watching of the streets; for regulating the local police; and for preventing and removing nuisances in the streets.  This was undertaken out by a body of Improvement Commissioners, who had the power to levy a rate of two shillings in the pound, reduced later to one shilling and three pence.

Mr Robert Brindley's "The Plymouth, Stonehouse, and Devonport Directory" for 1830 lists the following as being Acting Commissioners:

The Aldermen; The Common Council-men; Joseph Cookworthy; James Newman Tanner; William Gregg; John Collier; Thomas Bewes; George Coryndon; John Moore; William Prance; Richard Bayly; Richard Jago Squire; William Kerswill; George Bayly; Henry McKeever; Harry Roberts; Benjamin Balkwell; William Taylor; Edmund Olver; Robert Fortescue; Thomas Gill; Joseph Hingston; Joseph Stevens; James Moore; Stephen Drewett; William Courtis; Edward Scott; Thomas Angell White; William John Baron; and Edward Nettleton.

The Clerks to the Commissioners were Mr George Eatslake and Mr William Eastlake.

The Treasurer to the Commissioners was Mr John D Pridham.

The Surveyor to the Commissioners was Mr John E Adams.

The Collector of the Rates to the Commissioners was Mr Samuel Whitfield.