Lliw Valley Borough Council Records

Scope and Content

Records relating to Lliw Borough Council, West Glamorgan, 1973-1995, including abstracts of accounts, 1974-1995; capital transactions, 1983-1993; printed reports, 1978-1992; year books and diaries, 1974-1996; newscutting files, 1974-1995, general files 1984-1986; Council and Committee minutes (signed); 1974-1995; reports to Committee, 1973-1986; members' declarations and registers of interests, 1973-1995; seal registers, 1973-1996; members' declarations and related records, 1973-1996; council house sale case files, 1980-1991l; electoral registers, 1975-1996; and press release relating to the Lliw Valley Borough Council, 1995.

Administrative / Biographical History

The records are relating to the Lliw Borough Council. A two-tier system was created by the Local Government Act 1972. Counties were controlling the major public services. In West Glamorgan there were four districts created: Swansea, Lliw Valley, Neath and Avan. Conurbations were able to petition for borough status under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972. The new distric councils of Lliw Valley, Neath and Afan became boroughs. The Borough of Lliw Valley was formed by the amalgamation of the Llwchwr Urban District and the Pontardawe Rural District. In 1996, district councils were abolished and unitary authorities were created. When in April 1996 the new local government boundaries came into force, the area of the former Lliw Valley Borough Council was split into two, broadly speaking down the middle of Rhyndwyclydach Community, and divided between the two new unitary authorities, the City and County of Swansea and the County Borough of Neath Port Talbot.


Arranged into the following: Finance and Legal Services Department, and Estates Department.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Lliw Valley Borough 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); Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archives Service: A Guide to the Collections (Swansea, 1998).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.

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