Lady Wernher has telegraphed from Harrogate that she is very pleased to give the use of Luton Hoo Park for the senior children's festivities on Thursday next, and last night another meeting of the committee which is organising the scholars' festivities was held at the Education Offices in New Bedford Road and all the principal arrangements were fixed up.
The post-war housing crisis in Luton created a worrying time for sitting tenants, who could find themselves facing eviction for no fault on their part. Some people bought occupied houses in the hope of getting a court order to give them possession from a sitting tenant. Some were successful and some failed.
[The Luton News editorial comment: Thursday, September 4th, 1919]
The Mayor of Luton attended the meeting of the Board of Guardians on Monday [September 1st], for the first time since the unfortunate happenings of July, took his place as chairman and made a statement as to his personal position. From this it appears that that he is still no better, that he is in fact so unwell that he does not feel the slightest interest in public matters at present, and that “he does not expect that he will be able to take part in public matters for a few years”.
[The Luton Reporter: Tuesday, September 9th, 1919]
So the climax has come! The Mayor has reconciled himself to the inevitable, and decided to end his public career in local life. We are genuinely sorry for the break up in health which has determined this decision on his part, yet we cannot but commend the wisdom he has, at the last, displayed in the interests not only on his personal health, but also of the town's welfare.
The Mayor of Luton (Councillor H. Impey), who has been absent from the town for the greater part of the time since the night of the riots on July 19th, was present at Tuesday's meeting of the Town Council. In explaining his absence from the meetings held in the intervening time, he also stated that he proposed to continue to hold the office of Mayor till his successor is appointed in the normal course in November, and then for health reasons to vacate all his public appointments.
[The Luton Reporter: Tuesday, September 2nd, 1919]
Luton Borough Police Force has returned to full strength for the first time for close on four and a half years, all the men who donned khaki during the war and are still available for police service having now got back into the uniform of blue.
[Beds & Herts Tuesday Telegraph: September 2nd, 1919]
Last night's meeting of ratepayers at the Plait Hall to discuss “the past policy of the Town Council” attracted a gathering which comfortably filled the hall and which in round figures was put at a thousand people. These included a fair number of ladies.
[Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph: August 30th, 1919]
A public meeting is being called for the Plait Hall, and the promoters inform us that they are determined to prove that the Town Council have lost the confidence of the burgesses, and are morally bound to come before the electors as a whole.