Ebbw Vale Urban District Council Records

Scope and Content

Records relating to Ebbw Vale Urban District Council, 1864-1974.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ebbw Vale Urban District Council (UDC), Monmouthshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894 and comprised the parishes of Beaufort, Ebbw Vale and Rassa. The Council comprised a number of councillors and a chairman and superseded Ebbw Vale Local Board of Health. Its responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, housing, streets, cemeteries, libraries, parks, controls on buildings such as petrol stations, and licensing of public entertainments. UDCs were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Medical Officer of Health, Surveyor and Sanitary Inspector. Ebbw Vale UDC was abolished in 1974, following local government reorganisation, and its functions were assumed by the new Borough of Blaenau Gwent.

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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Ebbw Vale Urban District 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); Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff, 1969); A Vision of Britain website (www.visionofbritain.org.uk), viewed 15 September 2005; Civic Heraldry of England & Wales website (www.civicheraldry.co.uk), viewed 15 September 2005.

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