Denbighshire Record Office
Aled Rural District Council Records
Reference code(s): GB 0209 RDD/B
Title: Aled Rural District Council Records
Short title: Aled Rural District Council Records
Dates of creation: 1916-1980 (mainly 1927-1974)
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.57 cubic metres (30 boxes)
Name of creator(s): Aled Rural District Council, Denbighshire.
Administrative and biographical history: Aled Rural District Council, Denbighshire, was created in 1935, and incorporated most of the previous St Asaph (Denbigh) Rural District Council. The rural district included the parishes of Abergele Rural, Betws-yn-Rhos, Bylchau, Cefn, Llaneilian-yn-Rhos, Llanefydd, Llanfair Talhaearn, Llansannan, Llansantffraid Glan Conwy and Trefnant. The council comprised councillors and a chairman, elected for three years. They originally took over responsibility for local sanitation from the local sanitary authorities and their responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, maintaining local roads, cemeteries, parks, and licensing of public entertainments, water supply and later housing. Rural District Councils were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Public Health Inspector, Housing Officer, Surveyor and Rating Officer. Aled Rural District Council was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation, being absorbed into Colwyn Borough Council, Clwyd, and Aberconwy Borough Council, Gwynedd.
Scope and content: Records of Aled Rural District Council, 1916-1980, including minutes, 1935-1974, Clerk's correspondence files, 1916, 1931-1974, 1980, concerning subjects including parish councils, housing, public buildings and amenities, water supply, sewerage schemes and the Welsh language; Treasurer's department records, 1933-1974, including ledgers, 1949-1967, and registers, 1933-1974; Housing Officer's registers and other records, 1927-1964; Surveyor's correspondence, 1946-1965, maps, 1940, 1950, and building control registers of plans, 1935-1974; Medical Officer of Health annual reports, 1966-1969; schedule of documents transferred from Nanconwy RDC, 1935; and printed material, 1949-1970.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clerk; Treasurer; Housing Officer; Surveyor; and Solicitor.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Denbighshire Record Office.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Chief Executive, Colwyn Borough Council, Civic Centre, Colwyn Bay, 1982-1988.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. A few items deposited among the Clerk's correspondence files postdate the abolition of the Council, and a few documents are earlier records pre-dating its creation.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Denbighshire Record Office, Aled Rural District Council catalogue; Jackson, W. Eric, The Structure of Local Government in England and Wales (London: Longmans, 1949); Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997); Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff, 1969).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: March 2004