Reference code(s): GB 0214 BR
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Rhondda Borough Council records
Short Title: Rhondda Borough Council, records
Creation date(s): 1955-1974
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.3 cubic metres (60 volumes, 6 bundles, 10 files, and 8 booklets)
Name of creator(s): Rhondda Borough Council
Administrative/Biographical history: Rhondda Borough Council (Glamorgan) was formed from Rhondda Urban District Council in 1955. The Borough Council served the geographical area covered by the Ystradyfodwg civil parish, and parts of Llanwonno, otherwise Llanwynno, and Llantrisant parishes. Some health functions were delegated to Rhondda Borough Council by Glamorgan County Council in 1962, covering environmental health services; personal health services and hospitals. Under local government re-organisation in 1974, Rhondda Borough Council became a District Council, Rhondda (District) Borough Council, one of six districts operating under the new county of Mid-Glamorgan.
Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Rhondda Borough Council, 1955-1974, including: Clerk's Department minutes, 1955-1974; police courts records, 1956-1963; bye-laws, 1956-1965; staff records, 1956-1970; miscellaneous papers, 1954-1968; and records of the Medical Officer of Health, 1954-1967.
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement: Arranged by type and date.
Conditions governing access: Items containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act and Glamorgan Archives policy.
Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.
Physical characteristics: Good condition
Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred by the Rhondda Borough Council at various intervals.
Related material: Further records are Glamorgan Record Office, UDY, Ystradyfodwg Urban District Council; UDR, Rhondda Urban District Council (including Rhondda Borough Council education records); DCR, Rhondda (District) Borough Council; GC, Glamorgan County Council; and MGC, Mid-Glamorgan County Council.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for Rhondda Borough Council; Riden, Philip, Records Sources for Local History,(London, 1987); Stephens, W.B., Sources for English Local History, (Cambridge, 1981).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: October 2003