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Gwent Archives
Blaenau Gwent Borough Council, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 A300

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Blaenau Gwent Borough Council Records

Short Title: Blaenau Gwent Borough Council, records

Creation date(s): 1973-1996

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Blaenau Gwent Borough Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Blaenau Gwent 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 Abertillery, Brynmawr, Ebbw Vale, Nantyglo & Blaina and Tredegar Urban Districts and part of Crickhowell Rural District. It had a population of about 77 thousand. The Council comprised 44 elected councillors, including a Mayor and a Council Leader. Their work was overseen by several committees, namely Leisure, Finance, Housing Services, Estates, Economic Development, Planning, Environmental Services, DSO Board, Highways & Transportation and Personnel. The principal officers employed by the Council were the Chief Executive, Borough Secretary, Borough Solicitor, Director of Personnel Services, Director of Finance, Director of Housing, Director of Architecture, Director of Works, Director of Environmental Health, Director of Leisure & Amenities and the Director of Engineering. Blaenau Gwent Borough Council was abolished in 1996. It was succeeded by Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, an unitary authority combining the functions of the Borough Council and Gwent County Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Blaenau Gwent 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, Blaenau Gwent 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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