Pembrokeshire Community Council Records

Scope and Content

Records of Pembrokeshire Community Council and related organisations, 1938-1983, including annual reports, 1947-1975; minutes and agendas, 1939-1974; Dyfed Rural Council annual reports, 1975-1983; minutes of bodies under the auspices of the Council, 1941-1976; circulars, bulletins and other papers of the Pembrokeshire Association of Parish Councils and Dyfed Association of Local Councils, 1938-1981.

Administrative / Biographical History

Pembrokeshire Community Council was created in 1937 and acted as a forum for parish councils in the county. It carried out activities in fields such as music, drama, rural crafts and industries, local history and age concern in Pembrokeshire and also provided a secretariat for local bodies and organizations. The bodies working under its auspices were the Pembrokeshire Association of Parish Councils, the Rural Industries Committee (Cards. And Pembs.), Pembrokeshire Local History Society and the West Wales Tourist Committee. Pembrokeshire Community Council became part of Dyfed Rural Council in 1974.


Arranged in deposit order

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Parts deposited by Mrs Hilary Davies, Dyfed Rural Council, Haverfordwest, 1982; transferred from Education Department files, 1983; deposited by Mr D. M. Phillips, Director of Dyfed Association of Voluntary Services, 11-12 King Street, Carmarthen, 1986; and deposited, 1991.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Pembrokeshire Community Council, catalogue; Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Catalogue of Carmarthenshire Community Council Records; Ceredigion Archives online catalogue (, Cards. Rural Council (DSO/1), viewed 13 November 2003.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Pembrokeshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

The papers passed to various successor bodies.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further records are Pembrokeshire Record Office, HDX/1523.

Geographical Names