GB 0210 WACTC
Welsh Association of Community and Town Councils Records
- 1948-1999 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.657 cubic metres (27 boxes)
Name of creator
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'.
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.
Content and structure area
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.
Language of material
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Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
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.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of fonds.
The archive includes earlier publications and records accumulated by the Association.
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Description control area
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
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.
Compiled by David Moore and J. Graham Jones for the ANW project.