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Gwent Archives
Islwyn Borough Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 A200

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Islwyn Borough Council Records

Short Title: Islwyn Borough Council, records

Creation date(s): 1973-1996

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Islwyn Borough Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Islwyn Borough Council came into existence on 1 April 1974 as one of the five districts of the new county of Gwent. It consisted of the former Abercarn, Mynyddislwyn and Risca Urban Districts and part of Bedwellty Urban District and had a population of about 66 thousand. The Council comprised 35 elected councillors, including a Mayor. Their work was overseen by several committees, comprising Environmental Health & Control, Housing Services, Development Services, Leisure Services, Economic Development, General Purposes and Strategy & Policy. The principal officers employed by the Council were the Chief Executive, Chief Technical Officer, Chief Housing Officer, Chief Legal Officer, Direct Operations Manager, Chief Environmental Health Officer, Borough Treasurer, Chief Planning Officer and the Personnel & Management Services Officer. Islwyn Borough Council was abolished in 1996, becoming part of the new Caerphilly County Borough Council unitary authority.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Islwyn Borough Council, 1973-1996.


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, Islwyn Borough Council, 1973-1996, catalogue; HTV Cymru/Wales, The Wales Yearbook (Cardiff, 1995); Civic Heraldry of England & Wales website (, viewed 26 September 2005.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2005

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