TitleSheffield City Council: Works Sub-Committee of the Highways and Sewerage Committee
AdminHistoryThe Works sub-committee reported to the Highways and Sewerage Committee. Although the sub-committee minutes commence only in 1890, a Borough Surveyor had been appointed in 1864 at a salary of £300 under the 1862 Highways Act.

The sub-committee was principally concerned with sewer and street repairs, and private street works under the Public Health Act 1875, s.150 and the Sheffield Corporation Act 1890, Part VI. The sub-committee was also the authority for the inversion of brooks (Sheffield Corporation Act 1883, s.68), urgent street repairs (Public Health Act 1907) and the declaration of roads as new streets (Public Health Act 1925, s.30).

The agenda of the sub-committee includes contracts for supplies and tenders (annual), estimates and rate precepts, electric lighting and service cables applications, personnel and staffing, and private street work apportionments. From c.1903, for a number of years, the City Surveyor also organised relief works for the unemployed mainly stone breaking at Olive Grove Depot. Registration of the unemployed became the province of the Distress Committee under the Unemployed Workmen Act 1905. Both before and after 1905, the City Surveyor reported to the Works Sub-Committee on the hiring of unemployed persons.
DescriptionMinutes, 1890 - 1959.

Numbers in parenthesis are original numbers on the spine or boards of the volumes.
Date1890 - 1959
Extent69 items
RelatedMaterialSee also CA24/58;

For minutes 1890 - 1933 see also CA468.

For draft committee items, 1946 - 1965 see CA478.
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