West Glamorgan Archive Service
Lliw Valley Borough Council Records
Reference code(s): GB 0216 DC Lli
Title: Lliw Valley Borough Council Records
Short title: Lliw Valley Borough Council, records
Dates of creation: 1973-1995
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 40 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Lliw Valley Borough Council
Administrative and biographical history: The records are relating to the Lliw Borough Council. A two-tier system was created by the Local Government Act 1972. Counties were controlling the major public services. In West Glamorgan there were four districts created: Swansea, Lliw Valley, Neath and Avan. Conurbations were able to petition for borough status under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972. The new distric councils of Lliw Valley, Neath and Afan became boroughs. The Borough of Lliw Valley was formed by the amalgamation of the Llwchwr Urban District and the Pontardawe Rural District. In 1996, district councils were abolished and unitary authorities were created. When in April 1996 the new local government boundaries came into force, the area of the former Lliw Valley Borough Council was split into two, broadly speaking down the middle of Rhyndwyclydach Community, and divided between the two new unitary authorities, the City and County of Swansea and the County Borough of Neath Port Talbot.
Scope and content: Records relating to Lliw Borough Council, West Glamorgan, 1973-1995, including abstracts of accounts, 1974-1995; capital transactions, 1983-1993; printed reports, 1978-1992; year books and diaries, 1974-1996; newscutting files, 1974-1995, general files 1984-1986; Council and Committee minutes (signed); 1974-1995; reports to Committee, 1973-1986; members' declarations and registers of interests, 1973-1995; seal registers, 1973-1996; members' declarations and related records, 1973-1996; council house sale case files, 1980-1991l; electoral registers, 1975-1996; and press release relating to the Lliw Valley Borough Council, 1995.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Finance and Legal Services Department, and Estates Department.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Information not available
Accruals: Accruals are not expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Lliw Valley Borough 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); Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archives Service: A Guide to the Collections (Swansea, 1998).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: September 2005