Sub-sub-fonds ACC 2010/243 - Records inherited by Environment Agency

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ACC 2010/243

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Records inherited by Environment Agency

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  • 1801-1987 (Creation)

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8 shelves

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(1973-1989)

Administrative history

One of the regional water authorities (WRAs) created in 1974 under the Water Act, 1973. It took over statutory and local authority owned water supply and sewerage undertakings, e.g., Norwich Corporation, the East Suffolk and Norfolk River Authority, South Norfolk Water Board and the East Anglian Water Company.\r\nThe Anglian Water Authority was formed by the Water Act 1973 as one of ten regional water authorities which took over statutory and local authority owned water supply and waste water (sewage) undertakings. Anglian Water was privatized as Anglian Water Services Limited in 1989. It is now a subsidiary of AWG plc. The Authority combined the following river authorities and water utilities:\r\nEast Suffolk and Norfolk River Authority \r\nEssex River Authority \r\nGreat Ouse River Authority \r\nLincolnshire River Authority \r\nWelland and Nene River Authority \r\nIpswich Corporation \r\nBuckingham Corporation \r\nNorwich Corporation \r\nBedfordshire Water Board \r\nBucks Water Board \r\nColchester and District Water Board \r\nEast Lincolnshire Water Board \r\nEly, Mildenhall and Newmarket Water Board \r\nHigham Ferrers and Rushden Water Board \r\nKesteven Water Board \r\nLincoln and District Water Board \r\nMid-Northamptonshire Water Board \r\nNene and Ouse Water Board \r\nNorth East Lincolnshire Water Board \r\nNorth Lindsey Water Board \r\nNorth West Norfolk Water Board \r\nPeterborough Corporation Water Works\r\nSouth Lincolnshire Water Board \r\nSouth Norfolk Water Board \r\nWest Suffolk Water Board \r\nWisbech and District Water Board \r\nCambridge Water Company \r\nEast Anglian Water Company \r\nEssex Water Company \r\nTendring Hundred Waterworks Company

Name of creator

(1952-1965)

Administrative history

Established by the River Boards Act, 1948, river boards were authorities which controlled land drainage, fisheries and river pollution and had other functions relating to rivers, streams and inland waters in England and Wales between 1950 and 1965.

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(1941-1952)

Administrative history

Established under the Land Drainage Act, 1930, the Catchment Boards were given powers to regulate fisheries and took over from local authorities the duties of flood prevention on main rivers. They were abolished by the River Boards Act, 1948.

Name of creator

(1965-1973)

Administrative history

Created by the Water Resources Act, 1963, River Authorities controlled land drainage, fisheries and river pollution in rivers, streams and inland waters in England and Wales between 1965 and 1973. They took over the powers of the existing river boards and were given additional duties to monitor water quality and protect water resources.

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 23 November 2010 (ACC 2010/243). Added on 24 July 2012 (AB).

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Potter Heigham Drainage Commissioners' minute book, 1806-1884, with copy of Potter Heigham Inclosure Act, 1801.

East Norfolk Rivers Catchment Board:
Miscellaneous Committees minute book, 1931-1952 (1 volume).
General Purposes Committee minute books, 1936-1939 (3 volumes, labelled 3-5).
Works Executive Committee minute book, 1937-1941 (1 volume).
Finance Committee minute book, 1938-1941 (1 volume, labelled 2).
Joint Finance and Works Executive Committee minute book, 1941-1945 (1 volume).

East Suffolk and Norfolk River Board:
Finance and General Purposes Committee minute books, Feb 1952-Mar 1965 (13 volumes).
Land Drainage Committee minute books, Nov 1953-Mar 1965 (12 volumes, labelled 2-13).
Plant Sub-Committee minute books, Jun 1955-Mar 1965 (3 volumes).
Policy Committee minute books, Feb 1955-Mar 1965 (1 volume).
Staff Sub-Committee minute books, Feb 1953-Mar 1965 (13 volumes).

East Suffolk and Norfolk River Authority:
Finance and General Purposes Committee minute books, Feb 1965-Mar 1974 (9 volumes).
Land Drainage Committee minute books, Feb 1965-Mar 1974 (9 volumes).
Water Resources and Pollution Committee minute books, Feb 1965-Mar 1974 (9 volumes).
Organisation Committee minute book, Nov 1964-Feb 1965 (1 volume).
Plant Sub-Committee minute books, Nov 1970-Sep 1971, Jan 1972-Dec 1973 (2 volumes, labelled 7 and 9).
Staff Sub-Committee minute books, Mar 1965-Oct 1967, Nov 1967-Mar 1974 (2 volumes, labelled 1 and 9).

Anglian Water Authority, Norfolk and Suffolk River Division:
Norfolk and Suffolk Drainage Committee minute books, May 1975-Mar 1978, Apr 1982-Mar 1983, Apr 1984-Mar 1987 (7 volumes).

East Suffolk and Norfolk River Board:
Annual ledgers, 1952/53-1964/65 (13 volumes).

East Suffolk and Norfolk River Authority:
Annual ledgers, 1965/66-1972/72 (8 volumes).
Abstracts of accounts (printed), 1965/66-1973/74 (1 volume).
Register of rechargeable works (non grant aided schemes), 1954-1974 (1 volume).
Statutory main river map, parts 7-10, 1965 (4 folded maps in 1 box).

Various folded plans, seal books and other material, not yet detailed.

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Advanced notice required of one working day.

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c46942b9-7caf-422f-a8f6-b41fe41be136

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created 24/07/2012 by Droab. Modified 03/10/2018 by Droip.

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