Aled Rural District Council, records of

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Aled Rural District Council, Denbighshire, was created in 1935, and incorporated most of the previous St Asaph (Denbigh) Rural District Council. The rural district included the parishes of Abergele Rural, Betws-yn-Rhos, Bylchau, Cefn, Llaneilian-yn-Rhos, Llanefydd, Llanfair Talhaearn, Llansannan, Llansantffraid Glan Conwy and Trefnant. The council comprised councillors and a chairman, elected for three years. They originally took over responsibility for local sanitation from the local sanitary authorities and their responsibilities included sanitary services, sewerage, refuse collection, maintaining local roads, cemeteries, parks, and licensing of public entertainments, water supply and later housing. Rural District Councils were administered by a number of committees and by appointed officers including a Clerk, Treasurer, Public Health Inspector, Housing Officer, Surveyor and Rating Officer. Aled Rural District Council was abolished in 1974 following local government reorganisation, being absorbed into Colwyn Borough Council, Clwyd, and Aberconwy Borough Council, Gwynedd.

Scope and content: Records of Aled Rural District Council, 1916-1980, including minutes, 1935-1974, Clerk's correspondence files, 1916, 1931-1974, 1980, concerning subjects including parish councils, housing, public buildings and amenities, water supply, sewerage schemes and the Welsh language; Treasurer's department records, 1933-1974, including ledgers, 1949-1967, and registers, 1933-1974; Housing Officer's registers and other records, 1927-1964; Surveyor's correspondence, 1946-1965, maps, 1940, 1950, and building control registers of plans, 1935-1974; Medical Officer of Health annual reports, 1966-1969; schedule of documents transferred from Nantconwy RDC, 1935; and printed material, 1949-1970.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: Clerk; Treasurer; Housing Officer; Surveyor; and Solicitor.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. It is advisable to book in advance, for details and opening hours see http://archives.denbighshire.gov.uk/visit-us/. Access to some documents may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation, Denbighshire Archive Service will advise where this is the case.