Records of Abersychan Urban District Council, 1895-1935.
Abersychan Urban District Council Records
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Administrative / Biographical History
Abersychan Urban District Council (UDC), Monmouthshire, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. The Council comprised a number of councillors and a chairman and initially replaced the local sanitary authorities. 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. Abersychan UDC was abolished in 1935 to create the new Pontypool UDC.
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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, Abersychan 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); A Vision of Britain website (www.visionofbritain.org.uk), viewed 19 September 2005.
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