TitleDepartment of Recreation, Culture and Health
AdminHistoryThe main objective of the Department of Recreation, Culture and Health was 'to improve the recreational life of the people of South Yorkshire through the provision, maintenance and conservation of facilities and through the promotion of associated activities.'

In the 1970s, the terms of reference of the Recreation, Culture and Health Committee were as follows:

1. Matters relating to the overall provision, availability and maintenance of leisure amenity, entertainment, community and social facilities and activities generally.

2. Matters relating to recreation including facilities relative to or provided at:
Country parks
Parks, open spaces and commons (other than registration)
Recreation grounds
Sports centres and facilities
Swimming pools
Public access to the countryside (including footpaths and bridleways and Definitive Map)
Nature reserves and bird sanctuaries
Tourist camping and caravan sites
Picnic sites
Waterways, canals and reservoirs.

3. Matters relating to culture and the arts including facilities relative to or provided at:
Art galleries
Concert halls and opera houses.

4. Promotion of tourism and tourist facilities.

5. Matters relating to health and water not allocated to other Committees including liaison with the Area and Regional Health Authorities and the Regional Water authorities.

6. The operational management of country parks and other facilities provided by the County Council or in association with the District Councils.

7. Archives and records.

8. Agriculture, other than functions within the terms of reference of another Committee, including land drainage, disease of animals and animal welfare and wildlife protection.
DescriptionCommunity Arts Correspondence Files, 1970 - 1986 (SYCC-REC/1)
Festivals/Arts Programmes Correspondence Files, 1978 - 1986 (SYCC-REC/2)
Principal Officer for Cultural Activities (Mr F. St. D. Rowntree) Miscellaneous Files, 1974 - 1985 (SYCC-REC/3)
County Record Office Files, 1974 - 1986 (SYCC-REC/4)
Publicity Material and Photographs of Events, 1974 - 1986 (SYCC-REC/5)
Date1970 - 1986
Extent101 items
AcquisitionSourceThese items were deposited by South Yorkshire County Council, Department of Recreation, Culture and Health in [1980s].
ArchNotePreliminary listing undertaken by Joanne Shortland, 2013 (National Cataloguing Grants Scheme funded); catalogue prepared by Tim Knebel, 2014.
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