Record

LevelFonds
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)SCP
TitleRecords of the Society of Clerks of the Peace of the Counties and of Clerks of County Councils
Extent5 boxes
Date1893-1973
DescriptionRecords of the Society of Clerks of the Peace of the Counties and of Clerks of County Councils comprising minutes, 1893-1973; copy minutes of the Parliamentary and General Purposes Committee, 1936-49; copy minutes of the Law and Executive Committee, later the Law Committee, 1936-65; reports of the Society's Golfing Society, 1947-1959; and copies of the Society's Periodical Circular (issued for private circulation), volumes I-XV, 1897-1931.
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered researchers
LanguageEnglish
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryThe Society of Clerks of the Peace of the Counties was set up in the nineteenth century to confer on all matters where the status, duties, responsibilities and interests of the Clerks and Deputy Clerks of the Peace were concerned. Following the Local Government (Clerks) Act, 1931, the constitution of the Society was revised and the rules were amended in 1932. The name of the Society was changed to the Society of Clerks of the Peace of Counties and of Clerks of County Councils and Clerks and Deputy Clerks of County Councils became eligible for membership as well as Clerks and Deputy Clerks of the Peace. It changed its name to the Society of County Clerks in 1972. During the consultation period prior to local government reorganisation in 1974, there were some discussions about amalgamation of clerks' societies between representatives of this society and the Society of Town Clerks. However, after local government reorganisation in 1974, the Society of County Clerks ceased to exist and a new society, the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers (SOLACE) was created. This was established as the representative body for chief executives and senior managers of all UK local authorities and related organizations.

Reference: Minutes of the Society; web site of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers (SOLACE) (www.SOLACE.org.uk ), accessed July 2002
AcquisitionThis collection has been brought together from three different sources: the Local Government Association in 1997, the Corporate Information Unit, Essex County Council in 1998 and 2000 and Gloucestershire Archives in 2013.
Related MaterialUniversity of Birmingham Cadbury Research Library, Special Collections also holds records of other representative bodies of local authority employees: Society of Town Clerks (GB 0150 STC) and the Society of Clerks of Urban Districts (GB 0150 SCUD).