TitleSheffield City Council: Highways and Sewerage Committee Signed and Draft Minutes and Papers
AdminHistoryThe Highways and Sewerage Committee was established in 1864 under the General Highways Act of 1862 to replace the township Highways Boards.

The Highway and Sewerage Committee was responsible for the construction and maintenance of roadways, sewers and drains, as well as the management of the purification and disposal of the sewage of the city. It was also responsible for managing encroachments on and the pollution of rivers and streams as well as obstructions, projections (vaults, arches or cellars) under the roadways; the erection of new buildings, improvement of street lines, ruinous or dangerous buildings, dedication of private streets, water and gas mains etc. Architectural services were also monitored by this committee e.g. the city hospital plans.

The Sewerage and Rivers Committee took over responsibility for sewerage, drainage and the disposal of sewage under the Public Health Act of 1875. Such powers were previously held by the Highways Committee.

From May 1960 the committee was renamed the Highways Committee. In Jun 1967 it reverted back to its original name of Highways and Sewerage.

In 1968 the Committee's responsibilities for control of the major roads programme, design of the main road network and for traffic management, including pedestrian movement and safety, were merged with the Transport Committee to form the Traffic and Transport Committee. Its remaining functions were merged with parts of the Public Works and Cleansing and Baths committees to form the Works Committee.
DescriptionSigned minutes, 1864 - 1968 (CA-HWY/1)

Draft minutes and papers, 1878 - 1968 (CA-HWY/2)

Number not used (CA-HWY/3)

Sub-Committee Reports, etc., 1909 - 1914 (CA-HWY/4)
Date1864 - 1968
Extent113 items
AccessConditionsThe draft minutes and reports may contain personal information about staff which is closed for 75 years under the Data Protection Act (exempt under section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act). Please refer to Sheffield Archives for advice on how to access the restricted items.
RelatedMaterialFor the minutes of the Works Sub-Committee of the Highways and Sewerage Committee, 1890 - 1959 see CA506.

For highways matters prior to 1864 see:

Ecclesall Highway Board (CA18 and CA139)

Sheffield Highway Board (CA24 and CA138)

Nether Hallam Highway Board (CA140)

From 1968 see:

Tramways Committee (later Transport and Traffic), minutes and reports (CA-TMY)

Works Committee, minutes and papers (CA-WOR)

See also Sheffield City Council, Sewerage and Rivers Committee, Signed Minutes and Papers, 1883 - 1891 (CA-SRV)
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