Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)AMA
TitleRecords of the Association of Metropolitan Authorities
Extentc.204 boxes
DescriptionRecords of the Association of Metropolitan Authorities comprising minutes of meetings (19 vols), vols 1-19, 1974-1992; shorthand notes of meetings (4 vols) 1973-1978; verbatim reports (13 vols), 1979-1995; copies of the Municipal Review, vols 45-65 (20 vols), 1974-1997; agenda papers and minutes of the following committees: Policy Committee and sub-committees, 1973-97; Planning and Transportation Committee, 1978-86; Highways and Transportation Committee, 1986-87, Highways Committee, 1988-1995; Public Transport Committee, 1987-93; Planning and Economic Development Committee (Development Committee from Jul 1993), 1984-95; Police and Fire Committee, 1981-1985; Fire and Emergency Planning Committee, 1988-1994; Police Committee, 1986-1996; Housing Committee, 1977-1996; Public Services Committee, 1990-1996; Public Works Committee, 1976-1989; copies of circular letters to members, 1987-1996
ArrangementThis collection is arranged chronologically within each series
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered researchers
Finding AidsThere is no other finding aid to this collection available at present. Please contact the Special Collections Department for further information.
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryThe Association of Metropolitan Authorities (AMA) was set up following local government reorganisation in April 1974. It took over the premises of the Association of Municipal Corporations in Old Queen Street, London. Its membership comprised the metropolitan county and metropolitan district councils, the Greater London Council (including the Inner London Education Authority), the London Borough Councils and the Corporation of the City of London. Its objectives were generally to protect and further the interests of its member authorities as they may be affected by legislation or proposed legislation; to provide a forum for discussing matters of common concern and a means for formulating joint views; and to provide appropriate central services. in March 1997. Although there had been discussions about the possibility of a single association to represent all local authorities in the run up to local government reorganisation in 1974, these proposals failed at that time. However, in March 1997 the AMA was wound up when it merged with a number of other local authority associations to form the Local Government Association (LGA). This was set up in April 1997 to represent all local authorities in England and Wales
Source: 'A list of the historical records retained by the Association of District Councils' compiled by Philippa Bassett as part of a research project funded by the Social Science Research Council (Birmingham: Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, University of Birmingham, 1980)
AcquisitionRecords deposited by the Association of Metropolitan Authorities in 1993; additional deposits made in 1998, 2001 and 2002 by the Local Government Association
Related MaterialThe Special Collections Department holds records of a number of other local authority associations including the records of the Association of Municipal Corporations (GB 0150 AMC), the predecessor of the AMA. It also holds the records of the County Councils Association (GB 0150 CCA), the Association of County Councils (GB 0150 ACC), the Rural District Councils Association (GB 0150 RDCA), the Urban District Councils Association (GB 0150 UDCA) and the Association of District Councils (GB 0150 ADC).