Fonds GB 0210 WACTC - Welsh Association of Community and Town Councils Records

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Welsh Association of Community and Town Councils Records


  • 1948-1999 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.657 cubic metres (27 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Administrative history

The Welsh Association of Community and Town Councils (Cymdeithas Cynghorau Bro a Thref Cymru), later the Wales Association of Community and Town Councils, seeks to assist members of community councils and town councils across Wales. It was founded in 1976. It is based in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, and is organized into area committees. It publishes information and consultation material relating to local council matters in Wales, including a quarterly magazine, 'Bro'.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by the Welsh Association of Community and Town Councils per Mr Gwynn Bowyer, Carmarthen, Dyfed, the Association's International Secretary, in July 1984 and December 1988; donated by Mr E. G. Millward, Aberystwyth, Dyfed, the Association's Treasurer, in October 1993 and May 2004; deposited by Mrs Mary Thomas, the Association's General Secretary, in April 1996; deposited by Mr Gwynn Bowyer, Y Derwen Fach, 98 Heol y Prior, Carmarthen, in December 1999; and donated by Mr Gwynn Bowyer, December 2011.

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Scope and content

Records of the Welsh Association of Community and Town Councils, 1976-1999, comprising correspondence, 1976-1999, minutes of national and local committees, 1976-1992, administrative and financial records, 1963-1986, papers relating to annual conferences, 1977-1993, material relating to 'Bro', 1981-1986, and papers and publications relating to issues concerning local government, 1948-1995.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged by the date of deposit into the following: correspondence, papers and press cuttings; administrative papers; publications; Executive Committee; conferences; finance; community and town councils; local government; Local Government Boundary Commission; and miscellaneous.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Permission to consult these records must be obtained from the Association's officials. Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1985, p. 66, 1989, pp. 92-93, 1994, p. 66, 1997, pp. 97-102, and 1999, p. 74, at the National Library of Wales.

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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

See also NLW MS 24044D, ff. 56-66.

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Notes area


Title based on contents of fonds.


The archive includes earlier publications and records accumulated by the Association.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

June 2003 and September 2006


  • English



The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Minor Lists and Summaries, 1985; 1989; 1994; 1997; and 1999; Bro: the paper of the Welsh Association of Community and Town Councils.

Archivist's note

Compiled by David Moore and J. Graham Jones for the ANW project.

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  • Text: Welsh Association of Community and Town Councils Records.