The types of actions typically found include: following up on a telephone call with a house visit, taking a statement or questionnaire from someone who has been in touch with the police or was identified as at the match by another party. The documents are updated by the officer undertaking the action with the outcome and cross-referenced to any supporting documents, such as statements or questionnaires. ... more
Includes list of solicitors representing the Deceased with solicitor's reference numbers and correspondence between HM Coroner, Hillsborough Steering Committee and Superintendent Registrar, Sheffield Registration District. ... more
Includes correspondence, file notes of conversations between HM Coroner, Leslie Sharp, Cumbria Police, Geoffrey Dear, West Midlands Police and Mervyn Jones, West Midlands Police regarding the role of the Coroner's Officer following Mervyn Jones appointment with Cheshire Constabulary in 1990. Letter from Hillsborough Steering Committee to HM Coroner following the announcement Dr Popper, HM Coroner was to retire (1991. Typed advice [from Rotheras, Solicitors -Solicitor for HM Coroner] on legal and procedural matters likely to arise from the Coroner's Inquests, Typed advice on the use of Lord Justice Taylor Inquiry Transcripts as evidence and the rule of self-incrimination, Instructions to Counsel and [Outline of terms of reference and issues to be dealt with]. Letters from relatives (and solicitors representing relatives) of the deceased with specific questions wishing to be addressed at the Coroner's Resumed Inquests, includes requests of people to be considered as witnesses. West Midlands Police Report into the death of Christopher Edwards [Deceased 38]. ... more
This file includes the following items: Correspondence from Keeble Hawson, Solicitors regarding attendance at the Pre- Inquest Review, October 1990. Correspondence from Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, Solicitors Eastwood and Partners regarding attendance as witness for the Contribution Hearings, September 1990. Note regarding request for copies of amendments to Sheffield Wednesday Safety Certificate made in August 1989, September 1990. South Yorkshire Police Press Release of decision of Director of Public Prosecutions, August 1989. Interim Report of Trustees of the Hillsborough Disaster Appeal, April 1990, 2 copies. Letter received from Belgian off Duty Police officers expressing their opinion as to the causes of the Disaster, April 1990. Association of Metropolitan Authorities Policy Committee Summary and recommendations of the findings of the Taylor Inquiry, February 1990. Correspondence with Liverpool City Council regarding funding arrangements for the Hillsborough Assistance Unit, December 1989. Letter from EPI Centre, research centre requesting copies of material produced by Sheffield City Council regarding emergency planning, communication and support work, December 1989. Sheffield City Council Memorandum regarding capacity of Leppings Lane Terraces, December 1989. Letter from Edge Hill College, Lancashire requesting copies of Public Minutes and Reports by Sheffield City Council, October 1989. Letter from Sheffield Trade Union Council to Secretary of the Taylor Inquiry enclosing Submission by the Trade Union Council, November 1989, with notes on the Submission. Handwritten notes, 2 November 1989. Letter from Sheffield Wednesday Football Club requesting invitation to attend Officers Working Party Meeting, October 1989. Letter from Sheffield United Football Club regarding request of Ambulance Sheffield Eagles Rugby Club, October 1989. Hillsborough Task Team Coroner's Inquest Training Day manual, February 1990. Correspondence with South Yorkshire Police regarding Pitch perimeter fence gates at Hillsborough Stadium, September - October 1989. Letter from Eastwood and Partners to South Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance Service regarding access between North Stand and Spion Kop, Hillsborough Stadium, September 1989. Home Office Circular 7/1989 regarding jurors and ordinary Witnesses, September 1989. Letter from Hillsborough Working Party. Liverpool City Council criticising Sheffield City Council and South Yorkshire Authority. Extracts from Policy Committee Minutes, Report of Head of Administration of Legal Department summary of actions take in light of the Disaster. Agenda for General Purposes Panel meeting of 15th September 1989. Letter from Sheffield United in response to annual Inspection, August 1989. Letter from Webster to Municipal Journal from response to article by Norman Bush, August 1989, also memorandum enclosing the article. Correspondence from Sheffield Wednesday Football Club in response to Annual Inspection, August 1989. Typed [Script] entitled "The Legal Dimension", by Sheffield City Council Public Relations Officer annotated with amendments. Letter from Liverpool City Council inviting Sheffield City Council to attend meeting to review progress of co-ordination of services, August 1989. Letter from Sheffield Wednesday Football Club regarding amendments to Safety Certificate and Agreement with South Yorkshire Police. Memorandum from Director of Health and Consumer Services to Head of Administration and Legal Department, Sheffield City Council in reply to various queries relating to Safety at Sports Grounds, August 1989. Letter from Sheffield United Football Club to Head of Administration and Legal Department regarding recommendations by Taylor, August 1989. Memorandum from Hillsborough Task Team explaining services, August 1989. Memorandum from Head of Administration and Legal Department to Principle Solicitor regarding release of the [Taylor Inquiry], August 1989. Letter from Sheffield Wednesday Football Club to Head of Administration and Legal Department regarding wording of emergency evacuation procedure on the Safety Certificate, August 1989. Letter from Sheffield United Football Club regarding stewarding and crowd control, July 1989. Letter from Sheffield Magistrates' Court in reply to clarification of the City Council's position on notification of changes to safety Certificate, July 1989, see letter dated 17 July 1989 from Chief Executive. Letter from Secretary to the Taylor Inquiry to the Lord Mayor expressing thanks during the Inquiry, July 1989. Memorandum from Head of Administration and Legal Department to Chief Licensing Officer regarding action to be taken relating to the reopening of Hillsborough Stadium, July 1989. Handwritten schedule of costs of the Hillsborough Inquiry for the Administration and Legal Department. Handwritten schedule recording barriers tested at [Hillsborough Stadium] between 1985 and 1988. Handwritten notes relating to query from Liverpool supporter with questions regarding the Fire Service. Analysis of blood alcohol content of spectators entering the ground [Hillsborough Stadium] before and after 2:40 [at the 1989 FA Cup Semi Final]. Handwritten notes on turnstiles. Letter from Colin Moynihan regarding the Football Spectators Bill, March 1989. Handwritten note entitled "Hillsborough Claim". Newspaper articles. ... more
File labelled "Service of Reg 7. Notice" ; The file includes the following: Correspondence between Assistant Chief Constable Mervyn Jones, West Midlands Police and Chief Superintendent Denton, South Yorkshire Police regarding the traumatic effect the service of Regulation 7 Notices may have upon South Yorkshire Police officers, 13th - 18th October 1989; Handwritten list of South Yorkshire Police officers who have been served by a Regulation 7, stating who served the Notice, 6th November 1989; Correspondence between Assistant Chief Constable Mervyn Jones, West Midlands Police to Chief Superintendent Denton, South Yorkshire Police regarding the traumatic effect the viewing of visual evidence may have upon South Yorkshire Police officers and the procedures in place, 21st June 1989. ... more
Includes letter from Police Complaints Authority explaining decision regarding disciplinary action against the South Yorkshire Police Officers (7 May 1991) with response from Chief Constable Leslie Sharpe, Cumbria Police to Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes, South Yorkshire Police (10 May 1991). Letter from Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes to Chairman South Yorkshire Police Authority regarding the Complaint made by Trevor Hicks (9 August 1989) Copies of Transcripts from Taylor Inquiry of Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield's and Assistant Chief Constable Walter Jackson's (HOLMES typed copy D84) evidence and Cross examination. ... more
Notes of meeting in Manchester addressed by B Hytner QC, Mr T King, Ms E Steel and Mr M Humphreys: Resumed Inquest; Hillsborough Disaster; Covering letter to Trevor Hicks from Hillsborough Steering Committee ... more
Includes: Correspondence from the Social Services Inspectorate Y&H region to Chief Inspector Social Services regarding the initial responses following the disaster. Minutes of meeting between senior Social Services Inspectorate managers and other Agencies, 17 April 1989. Copy of Home Secretary statement to the House of Commons, 17 April 1989.Letter from Barry Slater to Private Secretary / Secretary of State regarding Local Authority responses to the disaster. Liverpool City Council press release regarding the Hillsborough Database. Minutes of the Hillsborough Inter Agency Group meetings, 20 April 1989, 24 April 1989, 5 May 1989, 12 May 1989, 19 May 1989, 26 May 1989, 1 Sept 1989, and 13 Oct 1989.Considerations for re-siting a permanent counselling and support centre. Papers relating to the East Midlands Air Crash. Press cuttings from the Yorkshire Post, 17-18 April 1989. "After Hillsborough" ... more
Includes letters between the Police Complaints Authority and relatives of the deceased and the PCA and South Yorkshire Police. Memos regarding disclosure policy for Hillsborough documents. Memos regarding HOLMES equipment and training. ... more
Includes Health Circular on arrangements for dealing with major accidents; correspondence between the Emergency Planning Officer and the Department of Health and Social Security, South Yorkshire Police and Sheffield Health Authority regarding guidelines on Major Accident Procedures and Emergency Planning; Job Application and Evaluation for the role of Emergency Planning Officer; Emergency Planning Manual for On Call Officers; Guidelines on Major Accident Procedures; South Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance Service and Northern General Hospital Major Disaster Plan.
Includes: Summary of Evidence Sheet, Original Police Officers Questionnaire, Original Officers Report (R319), with typed amended version, Typed statement (S1743), Original witness statement (S1743A). There are two copies of this evidence - one original, one photocopies. ... more
This File contains the following items: Specimen letter sent by Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team to Social Services staff working with bereaved families inviting them to the Training day in preparation for the Coroner's Court Inquest in to the Hillsborough Disaster, includes Itinerary of the day and administrative arrangements, September 1989. List of speakers and attendees of the Inquest Training day to be held on 6 October 1989. Itinerary of Coroner's Inquest Training Day. Domestic arrangements for Coroners Inquest Training Day. [Bibliography prepared January 1990] of recommended reading on Coroner's Courts. Report summarising the Coroners Inquest Training Day, February 1990. Copy letter from Social Worker regarding preparation of [Hillsborough Task Team] Report, 30 July 1990. Typed Hillsborough Task Team Reports on the Coroner's Inquest Training Day for "Reasons for undertaking tasks" and "Requirements".
Hand written contact list headed "Inquest Information".
Hand written sheet headed "Report Format for Coroner's Training Day" with notes relating to each section.
List of social services team codes and areas currently held on HERALD system.
Hand written notes [relating to seating arrangements for the Coroner's Training Day].
Letter from London Borough of Camden to Sheffield City Council Director of Social Services offering support and enclosing leaflet on the Kings Cross underground station Inquiry, 24 May 1989. ... more
This File contains the following items: Report by Family and Community Services Programme Committee Hillsborough Disaster/ Involvement of staff/ proposals for future action, 10 May 1989. Report of the Hillsborough Task Team Tasks between Monday 17 April to Monday 12 June 1989, Background history of the Task Team, Career history of Team staff, and record of what has been achieved to date. Coroner's Inquest Training Day Report by Hillsborough Task Team, 6 October 1989." ... more
This file includes the following items:
Recommendation to the Lord Justice Taylor Inquiry made on behalf of Sheffield City Council.
Final Submission on behalf of Sheffield City Council to the Lord Justice Taylor Inquiry, with amendments and related papers. Final observations by Andrew Collins, QC, Counsel for Treasure Solicitor on behalf of Lord Justice Taylor.
Copies of Witness Statements.
Transcripts of meeting with HM Coroner, Legal Representatives and the bereaved to discuss the Coroner's Inquests, 6 March 1990 [Copy at SYC000001270001 from page 137].
Survey of West Stand and Leppings Lane Turnstiles by Building Surveyor, Sheffield County Council, May 1989.
Affidavit of Dr Popper, HM Coroner in the matter of the Application for a Judicial Review with regards to Paul Carlile, Ian Glover, Richard Jones, Michael Kelly, Peter Tootle, Kevin Williams, 1993.
[Draft] letter written in response to article featured in the Municipal Journal.
Extract of Judgment between Harris (on behalf of South Yorkshire Police Authority]) and Sheffield Wednesday Football Club.
Schedules relating to the Safety Certificate and the "Core Bundle" [unclear which case this is for].
Papers relating to the Sheffield City Council Safety of Sports Grounds Safety Certificate drafts and revisions pre Disaster, including memorandums, minutes reports and correspondence between Sheffield City Council, Fire Service and South Yorkshire Police and interpretation of the Safety Certificate, 1980 - 5 April 1989.
Correspondence relating to Safety of Sports Grounds Safety Certificate drafts and revisions post Disaster, May - June 1989.
Questions and Answers regarding barrier 144, Breaches of the Green Guide in respect of the capacity of pens, crush barriers, the width of the Perimeter gates and the tunnel, First Aid room.
Transcripts of meeting with Mervyn Jones, Mr Metcalf and Mr Fraser to discuss the Coroner's Inquests, 26 February 1990 [Copy at SYC000001400001 from page 104].
Transcripts of meeting with HM Coroner, Legal Representatives and the bereaved to discuss the Coroner's Inquests, 6 March 1990 [Copy at SYC000001270001 from page 137].
Newspaper cuttings regarding Safety at Sports Ground Act.
Safety Certificate for Stamford Bridge, 1979.
Transcripts of Tracks 9, 10 and 11 from [South Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance Service] Radio Transmissions, 15 April 1989. ... more
Correspondence Notes for file, Memorandum between [Mark Webster] Sheffield City Council Solicitor, Coroner's office and representing solicitors (including those for Crown Office, Municipal Mutual, West Midlands Police Authority and Ambulance Service) regarding the arrangements and preparations for the Hearing of the Judicial Review, preparing of the Affidavits, Application for Leave to apply to the Judicial Review, costs for the Judicial Review. Includes note of telephone conversation unrelated to Hillsborough, Letter from Mr Glover, father of Ian Glover [Deceased 37] with questions relating to the death of his son, December . Transcripts of meeting with HM Coroner, Legal Representatives and the bereaved to discuss the Coroner's Inquests, 6 March 1990 [Copy at SYC000001270001 from page 137]. ... more
Regarding the alleged changing of statements and coaching of officers prior to the Taylor Inquiry and disclosure of documents. Includes Officer's reports, Witness Statements and Coroner's Inquest transcripts. ... more
This file is divided into 2 sections preparations for recommendations to the Inquiry by Sheffield City Council and the Association of Metropolitan Authorities (AMA): Correspondence and memorandums from Building Surveyor, Director of Health and Consumer Service to Head of Administration and Legal Department regarding Sheffield City Council recommendations to the Taylor Inquiry, outstanding issues relating to Safety at Sports Grounds, July 1989. List of people who received a copy of draft recommendations. Recommendations to the Taylor Inquiry on behalf of Sheffield City Council, with covering letters, includes drafts annotated, September - October 1989. Submission on Recommendations for the future on behalf of Sheffield City Council includes draft, September 1989. Draft report Recommendations for the Hillsborough Inquiry to consider, July 1989. Copy of letter sent to AMA from [Head of Administration and Legal Department] enclosing schedule of comments on the Draft memorandum to the Taylor Inquiry from the AMA, also handwritten notes, June 1989. Letter from AMA to Head of Administration and Legal Department, enclosing [Final copy] of the Draft Memorandum to the Taylor Inquiry, July 1989. Handwritten notes commenting on the Submission, June 1989. Copy of Letter from AMA to Secretary of the Taylor Inquiry enclosing Memorandum of Evidence on behalf of AMA, June 1989. Various handwritten notes regarding wider football supporters issues, Popplewell Interim, Safety Officers/ Emergency Services, telephone notes, undated. Typed notes on various recommendations by the Taylor Inquiry."Status and content of the Green Guide", annotated. ... more
This file includes the following items: Memorandums, correspondence and hand written notes regarding Hillsborough Steering Committee, Coroner's Office and Sheffield City Council regarding copies of transcripts of the Coroner's Inquest, November 1990 - December 1991. Memorandum regarding the Coroner's summing up. Correspondence from Director of Social Services, Sheffield City Council to Dr Popper, HM Coroner regarding counselling for jurors, April 1991. Memorandums, correspondence and hand written notes regarding the possibility of disciplinary proceedings against Sheffield City Council employees and internal inquiry into staff responsibilities following the Disaster, January - February 1991. Provisional list of Witnesses to appear at the Coroner's Inquests. Typed and handwritten notes regarding an Inquest meeting 19 November 1990. Draft of proposed summary of agreed facts. Correspondence and Notes regarding selection of witnesses for the Resumed Inquests, November 1990. Correspondence to all Sheffield City Council Councillors regarding use of Council Chambers for the Coroner's Resumed Inquest, October 1990. Brief procedures for the Coroner's Inquests. The Coroners' Records (Fees for copies) (Amendment) Rules 1990. Journal articles. Handwritten notes of messages left in relation to witnesses at the Resumed Inquests. Transcript of cross examination of Chief Inspector R. Creaser, South Yorkshire Police from the Coroner's Inquest. Notes of meeting with Counsel. ... more
Includes letter Letter from Hillsborough Steering Committee to HM Coroner forwarding letters from relatives (and solicitors representing relatives) of the deceased, with specific questions wishing to be addressed at the Coroner's Resumed Inquests. Includes requests of people to be considered as witnesses.
West Midlands Police Report into the death of Christopher Edwards [Deceased 38].
File notes of conversations between HM Coroner and various parties.
List of Solicitors acting on behalf of the deceased.
Correspondence regarding the cost of providing Transcripts of the daily evidence of the Resumed Inquests.
Correspondence announcing a Pre Inquest Review.
Letter from Hillsborough Steering Committee to HM Coroner with specific requests relating to the Coroner's Resumed Inquests, with reply, 21 September 1990.
Correspondence relating to financial claim by deceased.
Correspondence from Hillsborough Steering Committee requesting copies of Deceased evidence Files [Body Files] before the Coroner's Resumed Inquest.
Correspondence in relation to documents available at Liverpool Law Society Library relating to the Lord Justice Taylor Inquiry, 26 July 1989.
Pages 187 to 191 contain a list of the names of the deceased and personal details of their next of kin. Redacted in their entirety. Pages 225 to 227 are a private letter from a firm of solicitors to their clients dealing with sensitive and personal matters, redacted in their entirety ... more
Including correspondence between South Yorkshire Police and various solicitors relating to requests for documents; Personal letters from Murray and Duckenfield; Handwritten notes; Copies of Witness Statements and prints from HOLMES ... more
This File contains the following items: Rough plan [hand drawn] plan of Sheffield Coroner's Court at Medico-Legal Centre. Handwritten draft letters from Hillsborough Task Team to clients receiving support from the Task Team. Handwritten draft letters from Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team staff to clients regarding their personal experiences. Handwritten notes in relation to the Coroner's Inquest Training Day: How is the Spoke person chosen, contact details. Guidelines for contributors of feature articles from Community Care [Publications]. Handwritten notes [for a new leaflet about] coping with a major personal crisis and coping with a crisis in your life. "Pen picture of [a member of the Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team Staff]" relating to their career history. Notification of the opening of the Hillsborough Advice Centre in Birkenhead. List of "Administrative procedure for the Hillsborough Task Team". Typed notes "Effect on Income support payments from Disaster Appeal Funds". Sheffield City Council Family and Community Services Department, Client Referral Information Sheet. Reading list relating to bereavement, loss and mourning. Typed Notes "How to recognise a suicidal person". Handwritten notes "Features commonly associated with problems in mourning", "Fears resulting from loss during childhood" and "Understanding about death in children". Typed Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team Reports on the Coroner's Inquest Training Day for "Tracings", "Method of Tracing", "Other agencies involved", "Results of Tracings", "Lessons to be learnt", "Ground Visits". Contact extension numbers for [Sheffield City Council] departments. Brochure and Room Tariff for the Middlewood Hall Hotel, Sheffield. Chief Officers in Education Meeting notes, regarding education initiatives between Liverpool and Sheffield schools, 13 July . Letter from Senior Clinical Psychologist requesting the completion of a questionnaire by colleagues involved in the Disaster, 24 July 1989. Notes of meeting of the 26 July 1989 relating to the Senior Clinical Psychologist's Questionnaire. Correspondence in relation to the CRUSE Bereavement Care 30th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service 8 October 1989 programme and draft script and Item for newsletter, August - October 1989. Handwritten directions for Sheffield City Council [Hillsborough Task Team] Away Day venue and Programme, 10 August . Letters from Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team outlining the Task Team's role and services offered, August 1989. Copy Letter from Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team to Dr Popper, HM Coroner, requesting information about the Coroner's Inquests in preparation for the Training Day, 14 August 1989. Letter from Director of Social Services Metropolitan Borough of Sefton to Hillsborough Library regarding the offer of a holiday for young people involved in the Disaster, 14 August 1989. Programme for "Coping After Hillsborough" Conference, 17 August 1989. Copy letter from Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team to Yorkshire Television regarding a news feature about the Task Team's work, 21 August 1989. Copy letter from Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team regarding education initiatives at Sheffield schools, 24 August 1989 (2 copies). Notes of meeting of Sub Co-ordinating Group at Hillsborough Library relating to the counselling agencies sharing the publicity about their services, 25 August 1989. Letter from Dr Popper, HM Coroner to Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team stating that [HM Coroner for South Yorkshire East District] will address at the Inquest Training Day, 13 September 1989. Letters from Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team inviting various parties including social workers and Hillsborough Family Support Group, to the Coroner's Inquest Training Day, September 1989. Letter from HM Coroner for South Yorkshire East District to Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team with details in preparation for the Coroner's Inquest Training Day, 19 September 1989. Copy letter from Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team to HM Coroner for South Yorkshire East District with details in preparation for the Coroner's Inquest Training Day, 25 September 1989. Leaflet from Sheffield Area Bereavement Forum with notification of conference on "Reflecting on the role of counselling and support services after the Hillsborough Disaster", October 1989. Handwritten notes relating to the Coroner's Inquest Training day, notes listing attendees, speakers, draft letter of invitation and time table. Typed letter of invitation and time table, October 1989. Copy letters from Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team thanking participants for attending and details of processing expenses claims, with reply letter from Silverman Livermore Solicitors to Hillsborough Task Team, October - November 1989. Press statement from Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team regarding the Sheffield Wednesday v Liverpool match on 29 November and services available, 14 November 1989. Copy letter from Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team to Sheffield resident who assisted in helping people in the gymnasium during the Disaster to arrange a visit, 16 November -6 December 1989. Copy letter from Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team to BASW North West regional office regarding visit to the Team in Sheffield, 23 November 1989. Copy letter from Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team to the Managers of ASDA supermarket, Chappeltown and Marks and Spencer Sheffield requesting assistance for food provisions on the evening of the Sheffield Wednesday v Liverpool match on 29 November 1989, 24 November 1989. Summary of contacts between [Sheffield City Council] Social Worker and family of Richard Jones [deceased], 28 November 1989. Copy letter from Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team to the Manager of Sainsbury, Sheffield thanking for their donation of food provisions on the evening of the Sheffield Wednesday v Liverpool match on 29 November 1989, 6 December 1989. Copy letters from Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team to South Yorkshire Police thanking for their cooperation on the evening of the Sheffield Wednesday v Liverpool match on 29 November 1989, with South Yorkshire Police acknowledgement of receipt of letter, 7 December 1989. Copy letters from Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team to Liverpool [Social Services] Teams thanking for their cooperation on the evening of the Sheffield Wednesday v Liverpool match on 29 November 1989, 12 December 1989. Copy letter from Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team enclosing copy of Interlink Magazine to member of the public, 12 December 1989. Interlink is not enclosed. Case Review of Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team, 19 December 1989. Staff contact list for Staff Line Conference "Hillsborough the long term perspective"" Register, 11 January 1990. Copy letter from Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team to speakers at the Coroner's Inquest Training Day including HM Coroner for South Yorkshire East District and Silverman and Livermore Solicitors enclosing notes made by the Task Team to be checked, 16 January 1990. [notes are not enclosed]. Notification of venue for the January 1990 Local Residents Meeting with agenda. Copy letter from Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team to Dr Popper, HM Coroner with information on the future of the Task Team, 25 January 1990. Sheffield City Council Memorandum from Hillsborough Task Team listing [South Yorkshire Police] officers who will present information at the Coroner's Inquests, 20 March 1990. Owlerton Community Group Newsletter, March 1990. Letter from Hillsborough Steering Committee, Liverpool to Liverpool Social Service regarding attendance to Hillsborough Interim Inquest Briefing Day, enclosing correspondence from the Dr Popper HM Coroner, Hillsborough Steering Committee advising solicitors of position, 28 March 1990." ... more
Includes: Agenda for meetings, Summaries of attendance at Hillsborough pre Disaster, Press Releases, Notes of conversations, Draft Pro Forma outline of Inquests, Correspondence Minutes of meeting to discuss procedural matters ... more
Includes letter from Hillsborough Steering Committee sent to all solicitors acting on behalf of the relatives of the deceased outlining the formalities of the Coroner's Inquests into named individuals and the Coroner's Evidence [Body] Files, 9 March 1990.
Draft note for file of meetings between HM Coroner and legal representatives of the relatives of the deceased discussing interim measures with interested parties.
Correspondence relating to the availability of pathologists who may be called to the Inquest and payment of services.
Correspondence relating to the publication of reports in Liverpool Law Library including Notes of conversations.
Letter from Liverpool Children Hospital to HM Coroner requesting copies of Post Mortem Reports, with reply, 27 July 1989.
Letter from Dr Robert Forrest to HM Coroner regarding the reanalysis of blood samples, July 1989.
Correspondence regarding the release of Post Mortem Reports with [solicitors of relatives of the deceased].
List of solicitors representing families of the deceased at the Inquests.
Correspondence and Minutes of meetings held to discuss the procedures of the Resumed Inquest, including: policy, Transcriptions, building arrangements, finances and aspects to be covered in the Inquests and Pre Inquest review.
Gate attendance figures.
Home Office Affairs Report "Policing Football Hooliganism: Volume 1", February 1991.
Typed Personal Account of [Dr] Robert Forest.
Copy of Coping with Hillsborough leaflet.
Time line of events with timings.
Specimen form to be completed by witnesses.
Correspondence relating to the registration of deaths.
Notes of meetings with Health and Safety Executive and Sheffield City Council. ... more
A Resume [by South Yorkshire Police] is appended to the front noting the relevance to South Yorkshire Police, pages 1 - 4; Submission to Part one of the Taylor Inquiry, with supporting documents, pages 4 - 63; Statement by Assistant Chief Fire Officer Alan Seaman, pages 63 - 100; Supporting document/ Exhibits to the Taylor Inquiry, pages 101 - 406; ... 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: 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
This file includes the following items: The file includes handwritten notes/dividers. Statement of South Yorkshire Fire Service and Defence Authority [by Assistant Chief Fire Officer. Seaman]: "Safety of Sports Ground Act". Handwritten notes "Chapter 3: History". Calculations of crowd density in pens, June 1989. "Safety of Sports Grounds Act: Emergency Evacuation procedures Stewards". Sheffield Wednesday Football Club Instructions to Stewards". Correspondence and Notes for Files between South Yorkshire County Council, Eastwood and Partners and Fire Service regarding Safety at Sports Ground Act and Safety Certificate of Hillsborough Stadium. Largely concerning: visit and inspections of Hillsborough Stadium by South Yorkshire Fire Service, emergency evacuation procedures, facilities and building works, staff training, Segregation of supporters (including plans), Bradford Fire Disaster, delegation of responsibilities between authorities, proposals for instillation of radial fencing at Leepings Lane Terraces, fire instructions and drills, Eastwood and Partners Report Ground Capacity, 1982 - 1989. Minutes of meetings of Officer Working Party and Safety of Sports Grounds Act Advisory Group, 1976 - 1987. Safety Certificate for Hillsborough Stadium, November 1979, Annotated. Application for Safety Certificate for Hillsborough Stadium, September 1978. ... more
Inter Agency Meeting Minutes dated 26 April 1989 and 4 appendices A-D inclusive. Attachments include statement by Trustees of The Hillsborough Disaster Appeal (dated 21 April 1989) and a press statement made by them. ... more
Includes: Counsel Advice; Handwritten notes; Policy notes; File notes; Correspondence; Meetings; Direction to Jury papers; Index of witnesses; Lists of representatives; Sample Statements; Lists of the deceased; Schedule of Interim Inquest. ... more
Includes: Papers relating to Judicial Review. Includes Coroner's Affidavit; Exhibit SLP1; Affidavit of [solicitor of relatives on behalf of the 6 families of the deceased requesting Judicial Review- Paul Carlisle, Ian Glover, Richard Jones, Michael Kelly, Peter Tootle, Kevin Williams]; Exhibits HHJ/1-3; Correspondence; Notes on Inquest; Notes from meetings.
PP74 - Application for Leave to apply for a judicial review by relatives of the Deceased for an Order to quash the verdict of the Coroner's Inquest
PP 86- Application from relatives of the deceased to the Attorney General to grant permission to apply to the High Court for an order quashing the verdict of the Coroner's Inquest ... more
Includes: The statements made by Dr J. Ashton, Liverpool supporter & doctor and Mr Ecclestone, Liverpool supporter & Nurse [both assisted with the rescue attempts]; Papers relating to the Transcripts of Proceedings into the Deaths of Paul Carlile, Ian Glover, Richard Jones, Michael Kelly, Peter Tootle, Kevin Williams (Transcripts, Correspondence, Witness Statements, Transcript of proceedings of the opening day of the Coroner's Resumed Inquests). ... more
Relates the retention of the Hillsborough stadium in it's present state for the purpose of the Taylor Inquiry; Very poor copy, with plan of the ground, 2 pages; Also includes Document Record Print from HOLMES Incident I05. ... more