Looking back - What was in the news in 1967

PUBLISHED: 12:03 03 March 2006 | UPDATED: 21:44 28 May 2010

What was in the Fenland news this week in 1967 - AN investigation into the possibility of putting a barrage across the Wash to conserve water supplies for future generations was called for at a meeting of the Welland and Nene River Authority at Oundle. M

What was in the Fenland news this week in 1967- AN investigation into the possibility of putting a barrage across the Wash to conserve water supplies for future generations was called for at a meeting of the Welland and Nene River Authority at Oundle.Members of the authority had before them for consideration minutes of their Water Conservation Committee. These called for a desk study of a Wash barrage as a matter of urgency. Otherwise, the Committee felt "there would be the strongest opposition through the south-east to any proposals for water conservation works involving the loss of more agricultural land".- A LARGE question mark hangs over the future of March Grammar School Orchestra. It is whether forthcoming comprehensive education system will allow it more scope and enable its founders to realise their goal, or whether the system will prevent the orchestra from having enough time and space to improve and to expand.- SIR Harry Legge-Bourke, MP for the Isle of Ely, in criticising the Government's plans for increasing producers' contributions for carrying out research and education in sugar beet growing, said he found it very difficult in finding out what was being spent on this part of the industry. During a speech in the House of Commons he said the Parliamentary Secretary, Mr J Hoy, ought to provide them with the latest figures on which the order for the increase was based, and on what of those figures would have been a produce on both a 3d. and 4d. levy in the latest year available.- ONE letter from a Chatteris resident has prompted Chatteris Urban District Council to reverse a decision they made last month, and write to the Chief Constable, asking him to meet the council to discuss the question of a pedestrian crossing in High Street. The council had previously had their request for the crossing refused, having received a letter from the Chief Constable to that effect at the previous meeting.The letter that the council received at their meeting came from Mrs J Benney, of High Street, near to where the council want the crossing. She had read with concern that the council's application had been turned down because traffic in the High Street was always heavy.

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