Denbighshire Record Office
Prestatyn Urban District Council Records
Reference code(s): GB 0209 UDD/F
Title: Prestatyn Urban District Council Records
Short title: Prestatyn Urban District Council records
Dates of creation: 1950-1974
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.114 cubic metres (6 boxes)
Name of creator(s): Prestatyn Urban District Council
Administrative and biographical history: Prestatyn Urban District Council (UDC), Flintshire, was established in 1896 under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. The Council comprised councillors and a chairman, elected for three years. UDCs originally took over responsibility for local sanitation from the local sanitary authorities and their responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, housing, streets, cemeteries, libraries, parks, controls on buildings such as petrol stations, and licensing of public entertainments. UDCs were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Surveyor, Rating Officer and Sanitary Inspector. Prestatyn UDC was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation, being absorbed into Rhuddlan Borough Council.
Scope and content: Prestatyn Urban District Council minutes and reports, 1951-1974; and burial fees ledger, 1950-1966.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minutes and reports; and cemetery records.
Conditions governing access: Access to some documents within this collection may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation. Please contact Denbighshire Record Office for further information.
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 DCC Legal and Administration, Russell House, Rhyl (previously Rhuddlan Borough Council), 1996; Denbighshire County Council, Technical Services, Caledfryn, Denbigh (previously held at Bodelwyddan), 1999.
Related units of description: Further records are in Flintshire Record Office, UD/E.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
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, Prestatyn Urban 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).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: April 2004