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Gwent Archives
Newport Borough Council (1974-1996), records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 A100

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Newport Borough Council (1974-1996) Records

Short Title: Newport Borough Council (1974-1996), records

Creation date(s): 1974-1996

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Newport Borough Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Newport Borough Council came into existence on 1 April 1974 as one of the five districts of the new county of Gwent. The new Borough of Newport consisted of the former County Borough of Newport and much of Caerleon Urban District and Magor and St Mellons Rural District. It had an area of 70 square miles and a population of about 130,000. The Council comprised 47 elected councillors, including a Mayor and Council Leader. Their work was overseen by various committees, including Policy & Resources, Planning, Housing, Leisure Services, Environment and Economic Development. The principal officers employed by the Council were the Chief Executive, Director of Resources, Director of Works, Director of Community Services and the Director of Development. Newport Borough Council was abolished in 1996. It was succeeded by Newport County Borough which combined the functions of the Borough Council and Gwent County Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Newport Borough Council, 1974-1996.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: No information found

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found



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: Gwent Record Office, Newport Borough Council, 1974-1996, catalogue; Davis, Haydn, The History of the Borough of Newport: from swamp to super-town (Newport, 1998); HTV Cymru/Wales, The Wales Yearbook (Cardiff, 1995).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2005

Local government | Wales | Newport
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