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Committee of Management Meetings
1919 - 1939
Record of Attendances
 
For each Municipal Year, the members of the Committee of Management
are listed, showing which meetings they attended (A) and who chaired the meeting (C).
The dates and locations of the meetings are also shown, together with the resolutions passed at
the year's first meeting that were relative to the administration of the committee for the ensuing year.
In addition to the normal pattern of meetings held each year, occasional 'Special Meetings' were
called to consider specific matters - in these cases a note is provided regarding the subject matter.
 
The first meeting held following a formal resolution passed by the City Council appointing the members of the Committee of Management was held on November 14th 1919. Prior to that five meetings were held (August 8th to November 3rd 1919) covering the transitional period from the Corporation Savings Bank to when the Birmingham Municipal Bank commenced on September 1st 1919.
 
 
Management
 
August 8th to November 3rd 1919
 

The Minutes of the Meeting held on August 8th 1919 included the following:

 

Council Resolution 24,494: That, subject to the passing of the Birmingham Corporation Bill, 1919, this Council hereby resolve to establish a Savings and Housing Bank, together with a Housing Department of such Bank, and do hereby authorise the Committee of Management, to be constituted under the Rules to be hereafter adopted, to open and conduct the business thereof, as and from the 1st September, 1919, or such earlier or other date upon which the Birmingham Corporation Bill, 1919, may become law.

 

Council Resolution 24,495: That the Rules of the Birmingham Municipal Bank, as now submitted, be made and adopted, and that, upon the approval of the Chief Registrar of Friendly Societies, or such other person or department as may be prescribed, the Acting Town Clerk be authorised to attach the Corporate Seal thereto, or to such modification or variation thereof as may be required prior to such approval being given.

 

Council Resolution 24,496: That, subject to the approval of the foregoing Rules, the members of the Savings Bank Committee, together with Councillor Fryer, Gelling, Keatley, and Tiptaft and Mr Eldred Hallas, MP, be, and they are hereby, appointed the Committee of Management within the meaning of such Rules, and that they are hereby, authorised to exercise and perform all the powers and duties vested in the Committee of Management by virtue thereof.

 

The members of the Savings Bank Committee were Neville Chamberlain; J H Lloyd, T O Williams; Eldred Hallas; C T Appleby; J Beard; A D Brooks (the Lord Mayor); and W E Lovsey. The new Committee was, therefore, the twelve listed below.

 

[1]

[2]

[3]

[4]

[5]

 

 

The Lord Mayor

 

 

 

A

 

 

Appleby, C T

C

C

A

A

C

5

 

Chamberlain, Neville

 

 

C

C

 

2

 

Lovsey, W E

A

A

A

A

A

5

 

Williams, T O

A

 

 

 

 

1

 

Beard, J

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

Fryer, J

A

A

A

A

A

5

 

Gelling, R R

A

 

A

A

A

4

 

Tiptaft, N

A

A

A

A

A

5

 

Hallas, Eldred

 

A

 

 

A

2

 

Keatley, C

A

 

 

A

A

3

 

Lloyd, J H

 

 

A

A

 

2

 

 

[1] Special Meeting of the Corporation Savings Bank Committee: Council House, Friday August 8th 1919

[2] Council House, Friday August 29th 1919

[3] Council House, Monday September 22nd 1919

[4] Council House, Monday October 6th 1919

[5] Council House, Monday November 3rd 1919

November 14th 1919 to October 25th 1920 (15 Meetings)
 

The Minutes of the Meeting held on November 14th 1919 included the following:

 

Council Resolution 24,153: That pursuant to the Birmingham Corporation Act, 1919, and of the Regulations and Rules made thereunder, the following persons be and they are hereby appointed to serve on the Bank Committee until the 9th November next, and to act as the Committee of Management for the Municipal Savings Bank, viz: Aldermen Beard, Lovsey, and Williams; Councillors Appleby, Fryer, Gelling, Keatley, Mrs Mitchell, Tiptaft and Ward, Messrs Neville Chamberlain, MP, and Eldred Hallas, MP.

 

The following Instruction to the Committee was received:

 

To act as a Committee of Management to the Municipal Savings Bank, and to carry out all the powers and duties of the Council under the Birmingham Corporation Act, 1919, (except the borrowing of money and the making of a rate) so far as the same relates to the Municipal Savings Bank, and the Regulations and Rules made or to be made thereunder.

 

The Bank Committee RESOLVED:

 

361    That Mr Councillor Appleby be, and he is hereby elected Chairman of this Committee for the current Municipal Year

 

362    That the ordinary Meetings of this Committee be held on the first Monday in each month at 12 noon

 

363    That the following Members of this Committee be appointed the Finance & General Purposes Sub-Committee for the

            current Municipal  Year:

 

            Aldermen Beard, Lovsey and Williams; Councillors Appleby, Gelling and Ward; Mr N Chamberlain, MP

 

364     That the following Members of this Committee be appointed the Publicity Sub-Committee for the current Municipal Year:

 

           Councillors Appleby, Fryer, Keatley, Tiptaft and Mrs Mitchell. Mr E Hallas, MP.

 

365     That the first Meeting of each of the Sub-Committees be held at the call of the Chairman of this Committee.

SPECIAL MEETINGS:

 

May 14th: to consider (inter alia) the City Surveyor's proposals regarding the erection of Handsworth branch

 

July 9th: to consider a draft report to the City Council regarding the Bank's first trading period

 

July 23rd: to consider (inter alia) a loan to the Bournville Village Trust; to receive the report of the Bank's auditors

 

 

November 15th 1920 to October 14th 1921 (14 Meetings)

 

The Minutes of the Meeting held on November 15th 1920 included the following:

 

Council Resolution 25,213: That pursuant to the Birmingham Corporation Act, 1919, and of the Regulations and Rules made thereunder, the following persons be and they are hereby appointed to serve on the Bank Committee until the 9th November next, and to act as the Committee of Management for the Municipal Savings Bank, viz: Aldermen Beard, Lovsey, and Williams; Councillors Appleby, Mrs Cadbury; Fryer, Gelling, Keatley, Tiptaft and Ward; Messrs Neville Chamberlain, F W Daniels and Eldred Hallas.

 

The Bank Committee RESOLVED:

 

648    That Mr Councillor Appleby be and he is hereby re-elected Chairman of this Committee for the current Municipal Year

 

649    That the ordinary Meetings of this Committee be held on the Third Monday in each month at 11am

 

650     That the following Members of this Committee be appointed to serve on the Finance & General Purposes Sub-Committee for the ensuing Municipal Year, with power to deal with all matters other than those relating to the House Purchase Department of the Bank, subject to the confirmation of this Committee, where necessary:

 

            Aldermen Beard, Lovsey and Williams; Councillors Appleby, Gelling, Ward and Keatley; Messrs N Chamberlain, MP,

            E Hallas, MP, and F W Daniels

 

651     That two Sub-Committees be appointed, with power to deal with matters relating to the House Purchase Department of the Bank, subject to the confirmation of the General Committee, where necessary such Sub-Committees to be known as the House Purchase  "A" and House Purchase "B" Sub-Committees respectively and to meet alternately on Monday in each week at 12am.

 

652     That the following members be appointed to serve on the House Purchase "A" Sub-Committee:

 

            Alderman Lovsey, Councillors Appleby, Fryer and Tiptaft.

 

653     That the following members be appointed to serve on the House Purchase "B" Sub-Committee:

 

            Councillors Appleby, Gelling, Keatley and Ward.

 

[1]

[2]

[3]

[4]

[5]

[6]

[7]

[8]

[9]

[10]

[11]

[12]

[13]

[14]

 

The Lord Mayor

 

A

A

 

 

A

 

 

 

 

A

A

 

A

Appleby, C T

C

 

C

C

C

C

C

C

 

C

C

C

C

C

12

Beard, J

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

Lovsey, W E

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

A

C

A

A

A

A

 

12

Williams, T O

 

 

A

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Cadbury (Mrs)

(See NOTE)

Fryer, J

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

14

Gelling, R R

A

A

A

A

A

 

 

A

A

A

A

A

 

A

11

Keatley, C

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

A

A

A

A

 

12

Parnell, E J

 

 

A

A

A

A

 

 

 

A

A

A

A

A

9

Tiptaft, N

 

A

 

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

 

A

A

10

Ward, G

A

A

A

 

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

12

Chamberlain, Neville

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

 

 

2

Daniels, F W

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

 

A

 

A

A

 

A

4

Hallas, Eldred

 

A

 

 

 

 

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

3

 

 

[1] Council House, Monday November 15th 1920

 

[2] Council House, Monday November 22nd 1920

 

[3] Council House, Monday December 20th 1920 (see NOTE)

 

[4] Council House, Monday January 17th 1921

 

[5] Council House, Monday February 21st 1921

 

[6] Council House, Monday March 21st 1921

 

[7]  Council House, Monday April 18th 1921

 

[8] Council House, Friday April 22nd 1921 (Special Meeting)

 

[9] Council House, Monday May 23rd 1921

 

[10] Council House, Monday June 20th 1921

 

[11] Council House, Monday July 18th 1921

 

[12] Council House, Monday September 19th 1921

 

[13] Water Dept Committee Room, Monday October 3rd 1921 (Special Meeting)

 

[14] Council House, Friday October 14th 1921

 

NOTE: Councillor Parnell replaced Councillor Mrs Cadbury and was appointed a Member of the House Purchase "A" Sub-Committee.

 

SPECIAL MEETINGS:

 

April 22nd: to consider draft report to the City Council and the Annual Accounts for year ended March 31st 1921

 

October 3rd: to consider the purchase of 479 Coventry Road and the provision of a system to enable the payment of Rates accounts at branches of the Bank

 

                                                                                                                                                     Continued ....

 

[1]

[2]

[3]

[4]

[5]

[6]

[7]

[8]

[9]

[10]

[11]

[12]

[13]

[14]

[15]

 

The Lord Mayor

A

A

A

A

A

 

A

 

A

 

 

 

A

A

 

Appleby, C T

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

15

Chamberlain, Neville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

Beard, J

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

Lovsey, W E

A

A

A

A

A

 

 

 

A

 

 

A

A

 

A

9

Williams, T O

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

 

 

 

 

 

2

Fryer, J

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

14

Gelling, R R

A

A

 

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

 

 

A

A

A

11

Tiptaft, N

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

 

 

A

A

12

Hallas, Eldred

 

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

 

 

 

 

A

 

3

Keatley, C

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

A

A

A

A

14

Mitchell, C E (Mrs)

A

A

A

A

 

A

A

A

A

A

 

A

 

 

 

10

Ward, G

A

A

A

A

A

 

 

A

A

 

 

A

A

 

A

10

 

 

[1] Council House, Friday November 14th 1919

 

[2] Council House, Monday December 1st 1919

 

[3] Council House, Monday January 5th 1920

 

[4] Council House, Monday February 2nd 1920

 

[5] Council House, Monday March 1st 1920

 

[6] Council House, Monday March 29th 1920

 

[7]  Council House, Monday May 3rd 1920

 

[8] Council House, Friday May 14th 1920 (Special Meeting)

 

[9] Council House, Monday June 7th 1920

 

[10] Council House, Monday July 5th 1920

 

[11] Council House, Friday July 9th 1920 (Special Meeting)

 

[12] Council House, Friday July 23rd 1920 (Special Meeting)

 

[13] Council House, Monday August 30th 1920

 

[14] Council House, Monday October 4th 1920

 

[15] Council House, Monday October 25th 1920

 

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