Briton Ferry Urban District Council records

Scope and Content

Minutes; Books of reports of officers to council and committee minutes; Councillors' registers; Briton Ferry UDC letter books; Engineer and Surveyor's letter books; Clerk's letter books; Records relating to elections; Treasurer's accounts ledgers; Accounts ledgers; Staff wages accounts; Other accounts; Registers of licenses and premises; Reports of the Sanitary Inspector; Engineer's and Surveyor's department - various records; Records relating to utilities; Miscellaneous items; Planning records: building plans

Administrative / Biographical History

Briton Ferry Urban District Council (UDC), Glamorgan, was established under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1894. The Council comprised councillors and a chairman and initially took over the powers of Briton Ferry Local Board of Health. The Council's 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. Briton Ferry UDC was abolished under the Neath Corporation Act 1922, with the urban district being absorbed by the Borough of Neath.

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