Mr John Bass, J.P., presided at a town’s meeting called by the Raunds Urban Council and held in the Temperance Hall, on Friday to consider what should be done to relieve those thrown out of work by the recent fire.
In the discussion it was pointed out that those thrown out of work by the fire had not been out of work long, and that there were numbers of others who had been out of employment some time and needed relief as much as or more than they did. A list of names of such unemployed was sent up to the chairman.
The whole of the unemployed question was then debated.
A Relief Committee was elected, and it was decided that collecting parties with boxes should be sent out to the surrounding manufacturing towns and villages to collect for those thrown out of work by the fire, and that collections be made round Raunds for a general relief fund including both.