In the Items of interest from the Parish Council Minutes 1894-1908, by far the biggest item under consideration was the new cemetery. The full list of topics covered were as follows. You can see the full trancription here in 2 parts - pages 1-16 and pages 17-32

1                    New cemetery. No more burials in Churchyard

2                    Parish rates. Collection of taxes.

3                    Local charities

4                    Acquisition of allotments

5                    Stone quarry in Charnwood Forest

6                    Drumming up extra trade for unemployed

7                    Maintenance of roads and drains

8                    Renting out of Council-owned lands e.g. Town Close

9                    Funeral charges

10                Collecting tolls from persons occupying The Green

11                Letting of Round Bank for e.g Hathern Bands, school choir

12                Arrangements for Hathern Wake

13                Appointment of Constables, Sexton. Election of council members, overseers of  the poor.

14                Maintenance of Charity School

15                 Acquisition of new playground

16                Possibility of village lighting (electric or gas)

17               Possible light railway to Loughborough

18                Footpath dispute

19                Danger to cyclists coming down Shepshed Road

20                Positioning of telegraph poles

21                Appointment of Manger of Day Schools

22                Payment of fees to Loughborough Fire Brigade

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