COUNTY EMERGENCY COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL DEFENCE

Scope and Content

Appointed in response to Home Office ARP Department Circular 57/1939 which required the Council to appoint an ARP Controller and Emergency Committee with executive powers in the event of war. The Clerk to the Council was appointed County ARP Controller along with Sub-Controllers in each of the six civil defence areas on 31st August 1939. The Committee's responsibilities included overseeing the implementation of the Government Evacuation Scheme and making preparations for an invasion as well as providing links between military and civil authorities.