RefNoCA-GPP
TitleSheffield City Council: General Purposes (later General Purposes and Parks, later Parks and Burial Grounds) Committee Signed and Draft Minutes and Reports
AdminHistoryOriginally General Purposes, this committee became General Purposes and Parks in November 1873.
By 1893 this committee controlled the Public Works and Recreation Grounds, and the management of the Weights and Measures, and the Gas Meter Testing Departments.

The following parks were controlled by the committee: Weston Park (12 acres purchased 1873); Firth Park (36 acres presented by Mark Firth in 1875); Meersbrook Park (37 acres purchased in 1886); Endcliffe Woods (24 acres purchased in the ?1880s); and Hillsborough Park (50 acres purchased in 1890).

Recreation grounds in 1893 were:
Crookesmoor (10 acres, originally leased from Sheffield Waterworks Company, but later owned by the Corporation);
Parkwood Springs, Attercliffe and Carlisle Street (8 acres each) were presented to the Corporation in 1878 by the Duke of Norfolk;
Burngreave (3 acres) and Nottingham Cliffe (both presented by the Duke of Norfolk in 1887);
Carbrook Recreation Ground at Attercliffe Common (4 acres) (established by the remaining balance of the Sheffield Jubilee Fund of 1887).

In 1919 the committee was renamed as Parks and Burial Grounds, the General Purposes function being transferred to the Parliamentary Committee. In 1968 responsibility for parks was transferred to the Recreation Committee.
DescriptionSigned minutes, 1843 - 1969 (CA-GPP/1)
Signed draft minutes and papers, 1878 - 1968 (CA-GPP/2)
Sub-Committee reports, 1909 - 1913 (CA-GPP/3)
Sub-Committee signed minutes, 1896 - 1901 (CA-GPP/4)
Burial grounds sub-committee minutes, 1900 - 1916 (CA-GPP/5)
Date1843 - 1968
Extent62 items
AccessStatusRestricted
AccessConditionsThe signed draft minutes and reports contain personal information about staff which is closed for 75 years under the Data Protection Act (exempt under section 41 of the Freedom of Information Act). Please refer to Sheffield Archives for advice on how to access the restricted items.
LevelCollection
RelatedMaterialA new General Purposes Committee was established in 1973 (see CA-GPC).
AcquisitionSourceThese items were transferred form the Legal and Governance Section in 1976.
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