1.The Hillsborough Stadium Disaster Inquiry by Lord Justice Taylor Final Report. Item not present at time of cataloguing [July 2010]; 2. South Yorkshire Police Report "The Action taken by the South Yorkshire Police in respect of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club following the recommendations of the Interim Report of Lord Justice Taylor"; 3. Press cuttings from various newspapers relating to the publishing of the Taylor Report largely concerning the [Conservative] Government's proposed Identity cards and the recommendation of all seating stadiums, 25th January - 29th January 1990; 4. South Yorkshire Police Internal Memorandum stating that Assistant Chief Constable (Operations) will replace Hayes as the appointed chief officers responsible for liaison with the South Yorkshire football clubs and the local authorities with the Implementation Team, with instructions. Enclosed are the following items: A. [South Yorkshire Police] Note for file following a meeting "Implementation Team: Residual Matters", 27 November 1989; B. Copies of the Reports of the Chief Constable [South Yorkshire Police] given at the South Yorkshire Police Authority meetings held on the 17th November 1989 and 5th January 1990; C. Draft Report of the Chief Constable [South Yorkshire Police] "Implementation of the Taylor Inquiry Report Recommendations", to be given at the South Yorkshire Police Authority Meeting , annotated, February 1990; 5. Copy letters from Assistant Chief Constable (Operations) [Davies?] sent to the Chairmen of the five South Yorkshire football clubs, Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, Rotherham United, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday and the Chief Executives of the Local Authorities, Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Councils stating that he is South Yorkshire Police's nominated Chief Officers for designated sports grounds,[taking over from the Deputy Chief Constable] and whom the liaison contact is for each, 2nd February 1990; 6. Working papers of Assistant Chief Constable (Operations), South Yorkshire Police regarding concerning South Yorkshire Police's Liaison with football clubs and local authorities. Enclosed are the following items: A. Copy of Lord Justice Taylor's Interim Recommendations; B. 2 copies of Report "The present position at Sheffield United Football Club in relation to the recommendations of Lord Justice Taylor". One was sent by Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes, South Yorkshire Police to Head of Administration and Legal Department, Sheffield City Council; C. Copy of letter from Assistant Chief Constable (Operations), South Yorkshire Police to the Home Office concerning the use of CCTV at football clubs, 11th January 1990; D. Copy of the Minutes of the General Purposes Panel Meeting, 2nd January 1990; E. Copy of the Minutes of the Sheffield City Council; Safety of Sports Grounds Ac 1975 Advisory Group, 6th December 1989; F. South Yorkshire Police Internal memorandum from Assistant Chief Constable to Chief Superintendents of A- F Divisions and Operations and Traffic outlining his position as officer to liaise with the five South Yorkshire football clubs and authorities, 7th February 1990; G. Copy of letter from Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes, South Yorkshire Police to Head of Administration and Legal Department, Sheffield City Council, Undated; 7. Home Office Circular 11/1990 to the Chief Executives of Local Authorities: Final Report of the Hillsborough Inquiry, 7th February 1990; 8. AMA [Association of Metropolitan Authorities] Police Committee meeting discussed Taylor Inquiry Final Report, with the Recommendations as an Appendix, 14th February 1990; 9. Item not present at time of cataloguing [July 2010]; 10. Item not present at time of cataloguing [July 2010]; 11. Copy of letter from Fire and Emergency Planning Department, Home Office to Head of Administration and Legal Department, Sheffield City Council, regarding the implementation of the Taylor's Final Report, 16th March 1990. A copy had been sent to Chief Superintendents of D and F Division; 12. Briefing note for the Chief Constable, South Yorkshire Police on the Yorkshire Television programme First Tuesday, 19th February 1990. 2 copies, one draft with annotations; 13. Letter from Directors Office/ Technology Division, Health and Safety Executive, Merseyside to Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes, South Yorkshire Police retuning copy of photograph of Liverpool supporters at the Leppings Lane terraces at 15:06 hours. Colour 15 x 21cm; 14.Copy letters from Assistant Chief Constable (Operations), South Yorkshire Police to the Chairmen of the five South Yorkshire football clubs, Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, Rotherham United, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday, regarding confirmation that the written agreement on 6th December will act as the written statement of intent as in Recommendation 11 of the Taylor Inquiry, 28th March 1990; 15. Submission to the Inquiry into the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster by The National Federation of Football Supporters Clubs, 4th July 1989; 16. South Yorkshire Police Internal Memorandum reporting attendance at a meeting held at Hillsborough Stadium to discus the removal of perimeter fences, 11th April 1990; 17. Letter Solicitor, South Yorkshire Police Authority to Assistant Chief Constable (Operations) South Yorkshire Police regarding written agreements between the football clubs and South Yorkshire Police, 27th March 1990. Also includes the Minute of the Taylor Recommendations Implementation Team Meeting, 1st May 1990; 18. 'Opinion of [South Yorkshire Police]' following he publication of the Lord Justice Taylor Final Report, 6th October 1990; 19. Letter from Solicitor, South Yorkshire Police Authority to Assistant Chief Constable (Operations), South Yorkshire Police regarding an error on the Barnsley Safety Certificate, 2nd September 1991; 20. Letter from Solicitor, South Yorkshire Police Authority to Assistant Chief Constable (Operations), South Yorkshire Police stating that the error on the Barnsley Safety Certificate has been resolved, 23rd September 1991; 21. Press Cutting from The Times reporting that Chief Superintendent Duckenfield, Superintendents Murray, Greenwood and Marshall were applying for a High Court judicial review to overturn a decision by South Yorkshire Police Authorities decision not to make any financial contributes to their legal costs, 13th November . Indexed. ... more
Handwritten and typed note to Trust Fund Manager, Hillsborough Disaster Appeal Fund including statement by the Trustees 21 April 1989 and Press Statement issued by the Trustees of the Hillsborough Appeal ... more
This File contains the following items: Transcript from Lord Justice Taylor Inquiry of Mr Collins; Hand written notes; Report to Policy Committee by Sheffield City Council Director of Libraries and Information Services on The Libraries Response (May 1989); News Releases from Sheffield City Council; Minutes of meeting of the Officers Working Part (Sheffield District) relating to the proposal of Sheffield Wednesday Football club to construct new turnstiles/ segregation of supporters at Leppings Lane, Hillsborough Football Stadium (18 April 1985); Photocopies of articles and Newspaper cuttings; West Midlands Police document stating the files received from Sheffield City Council Building Surveyor relating to the Hillsborough Football Stadium; City of Sheffield Department of Land and Planning Plan of Hillsborough Football Stadium West Stand Existing plan (15/04/1989); Newspaper cuttings from the Sunday Times.
Items marked File 73C: Witness letter requested for the Coroner, November 1990; Papers relating to Sheffield City Council's role in the Lord Justice Taylor Hillsborough Inquiry, including technical reports, expenditure costs, memorandum, papers relating to the removal of Barrier 124A, Submission to the Taylor Inquiry on behalf of Sheffield City Council (May - July 1989), Memorandum relating Recommendation 31 of the Taylor Final Report (July 1989); Papers, Memorandum, Agendas and Minutes for meeting of the Hillsborough Disaster Co-ordinating Group April - May 1989; Memorandum from City of Sheffield reporting the opening day of the Coroner's Inquest, April 1989; Document Summary Sheet of documentation relating to Sheffield Wednesday Football Club from File No. 4. Key to photographs; Correspondence regarding Review of Football Ground Safety following the Disaster; Letter from Football Association to all County Football Associations requesting report stating any immediate actions to implement changes, 17 April 1989; Local Press Bulletin - Sheffield Libraries, and Itinerary for meeting between representatives from Liverpool City Council and Sheffield City Council regarding visit to Hillsborough on 19 April 1989; Plan of Hillsborough Football Stadium. ... more
This meeting was between the Coroner and the legal representatives of various parties to sort out procedural matters before the start of the official inquests of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster ... more
File of correspondence and copy correspondence, Minutes of meetings, Memorandums collated by Sheffield City Council following the Disaster: Correspondence with Home Office relating to the financial cost of the Hillsborough Disaster and arrangements of the Taylor Inquiry to Sheffield City Council, April - July 1989. Correspondence regarding arrangements for the Coroner's Inquests. Letter from Lord Justice Taylor thanking the Lord Mayor for the arrangements during the Inquiry. Correspondence, memorandum and file notes of meetings regarding a review of administrative and inspection systems in relation to Safety at Sports Grounds following the Taylor Report including alterations of ground, draft safety certificate conditions, June - July 1989. Correspondence regarding meeting with Liverpool delegates. Extracts of Taylor Transcripts. Briefing Notes for Special meeting of the Police Authority and access to Council information, 21 April 1989. Minutes of Hillsborough Disaster Coordinating group, May 1989. ... more
File of correspondence and copy correspondence, Minutes of meetings, Memorandums collated by Sheffield City Council following the Disaster: Report of Acting Head of Administrative and Legal department to the Policy committee giving draft overview and proposals for the overview and proposal for the future with extract from Policy Committee meeting, with appendices, November 1989, duplicate copies with annotations. Meeting of the General Purposes Panel, 17 August 1989. Second draft Statement of David Bownes, Chief Licensing Officers, Sheffield City Council. With Summary of documents [Submitted to the Taylor Inquiry] and list of correspondence between Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Wednesday Football Club. Correspondence with Dr Popper, Municipal Mutual Insurance and Sheffield City Council regarding responsibility for financial costs of the Coroner following the application for a Judicial Review of the Coroner's Decision, March 1992 - June 1993. Letters from Chief Executive, Sheffield City Council to Principal District Surveyor and Chief Licensing Officer, Sheffield City Council stating there are no grounds for taking disciplinary action against them, with memorandum from City Solicitor to Chief Executive clarifying this position, January 1991. Memorandums and Correspondence between various parties including Sheffield City Council staff, Municipal Mutual Insurance, Eastwood and Partners, Home Office, HM Coroner, Liverpool City Council, West Midlands Police, Clive Betts, Leader of Sheffield City Council and Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday Football Clubs regarding various maters including: Clapham Junction Railway Disaster. Preparations for a report on Sheffield City Council's response to the Disaster. Handwritten notes relating to television programme on Safety of sports grounds, April 1994. Sheffield City Council's role in the Hillsborough Disaster Fund. Arrangement for the Coroner's Inquests. Implementation of Taylor recommendations. Criminal Inquiry. Typed copies of Witness Statement of Mark Webster, Head of Administration and Legal Department, Sheffield City Council. Reports relating to the Implications of the Taylor Inquiry for local Authority and football Club Relationships. Preparation for report for the Policy Committee. Notes on Sheffield Trades Union Council's Submission of the Taylor Inquiry. Internal Inquiry into staff responsibility. Costs of the Taylor Inquiry. Costs of Civil Claims arising from the Disaster. Report of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Annual Inspections of Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday Football Clubs following Taylor recommendations. Correspondence relating to "Disasters never walk alone" article in the Municipal Journal by Norman Bush, Building Surveyor of Liverpool City Council, and statements made by members of the council. Amended Safety Certificates for Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday Football Clubs including stewarding and emergency evacuation procedures. Notes to be discussed at South Yorkshire Police Authority Meeting, August 1989. Reports of Acting head of Administrative and Legal department to Municipal, Enterprise and General Service Policy Working Group concerning Safety at Sports Grounds, August 1989. Removal of radial fences at Sheffield United Football Club. Reports of Acting head of Administrative and Legal department to General Purposes Panel, August 1989. Briefing Note for meetings of General Purposes Panel. Actions required post Taylor Interim Report on Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday Football Clubs. Writ and Statement of claims from family of one of the Deceased against Sheffield City Council. Invitation from Liverpool City Council to attend meeting regarding provision of additional financial support for social services. Agreement between Sheffield Wednesday Football Club And South Yorkshire Police August 1989. Memorandums regarding Terraces capacity at Hillsborough and Bramall Lane. Memorandums regarding establishment of the Hillsborough Task Team. ... more