Committee minutes

Scope and Content

Minutes of the committees of the Municipal Council. The committees would often hold joint meetings, with committees meeting together in a variety of changing combinations. The committees were:

Property and Markets Committee, with responsibility for the upkeep of borough property; issue of notices to tenants; erection of new buildings; the upkeep of the market; and the days on which the markets were held

Town Hall Building Sub-committee which answered to the Property Committee, and was responsible for overseeing the planning and building of the new town hall.

General Purposes Committee, with responsibility for issues which fell outside the remit of all other committees.

Streets Committee, responsible for the upkeep and repair of roads and highways, and for the maintenance of street drainage and channelling systems.

Finance Committeee, with reponsibility for tolls, the weighbridge, debts and rates. It also passed accounts for payments.

Gas Sub-committee, responsible for paying the gas company.

Sanitary Committee, overseeing the Medical Officer of Health, and responsibility for drainage and sewerage; privies and cesspools; ash pits and refuse; slop water; slaughterhouses; graveyards; infectious diseases; wells; pollution of rivers, and water supply. Later known as the Sanitary and Works Committee.

Lighting Sub-committee, answering to the Sanitary Committee, and repsonsible for the introduction of street lighting to the borough.

Paving Sub-committee, also answerable to the Sanitary Committee, and overseeing the paving of the borough.

Intermediate Education Committee, initially known as the Welsh Intermediate Education Act Committee, created in 1890 to examine the terms of this Act. It also evolved into a committee with responsibility for education schemes, school fees, curriculum, age of pupils admitted to school, and teachers.