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: Correspondence to the Chief Inspector of Social Services from North West Social Services and Humber Social Services, outlining steps taken by Liverpool Social Services immediately after the disaster. Report from the director of Social Services, Liverpool. Private Office correspondence regarding the setting up of a Joint Working Group following the disaster and a report "After Hillsborough: A Report and Recommendations for co-ordinating and Delivering Helping Services of the Director of Social Services of the areas affected". Correspondence regarding the Hillsborough Inter Agency Conference, October 1992. Draft National Institute for Social Work report "Making a Difference: Social Work after Hillsborough" ... more
Discussions between Sheffield City Council, Eastwood & Partners, SWFC, South Yorkshire Police and Fire Services; Meetings of the Officer Working Party; Improvements to safety of Hillsborough stadium pre 1989; Lay out of terraces, fences and barriers ... more
Correspondence between SWFC, police and Sheffield City Council; Preparations for staging football matches at Hillsborough pre 1989: Policing organisation, logistics and responsibilities; Discussions and meetings relating to ground improvements and application for safety licence ... more
Correspondence between South Yorkshire Police, West Midlands Police, HM Coroner (South Yorkshire: West District), Families of the deceased, Crown Prosecution Service, Hillsborough Family Support Group, ACPO, solicitors [representing families of the deceased, South Yorkshire Police and other parties]; Includes, Requests of information relating to requests from the Coroner's Inquests of Sarah and Victoria Hicks, Paul Carlile and Adam Spearritt (1990 - 1991); Correspondence between ACPO and Hillsborough Family Support Group relating to the financial assistance from Police Authorities for Greenwood, Murray and Duckenfield (1998 - 1999); Correspondence relating to request from Hillsborough Family Support Group requesting the release of original witness statements, documents and electronic documents retained on Holmes for use in the Committal Bundle at Leeds Magistrates' Court following Stuart Smith Scrutiny; Requests for specific witness statements; Witness Summons of South Yorkshire Police to produce documents at Leeds Magistrates' Court; Papers relating to the costs of providing copies; Request of copy of Actions issued in relating to the Hillsborough Disaster; Request for David Duckenfield and Bernard Murray's Briefing notes; Request for original Operational Order; Transcript of 3 September 1999 before Justice Hooper Regina v Murray and Duckenfield in the High Court of Justice, Leeds, order for South Yorkshire Police to make available copies of documents requested by Hillsborough Family Support Group on 20 August 1999; Copy of Letters from Nicholson, Health and Safety Executive to Assistant Chief Constable Mervyns Jones, West Midlands Police relating to the removal of broken crush barrier 124A, July 1989."; ... more
Papers regarding the disaster including correspondence regarding donations to the Hillsborough Disaster Appeal by other Council's and individuals and funding of West Midlands Police's Inquiry, Internal Sheffield City Council Memorandum and reports and copies of newspaper and magazine articles
Page 94 of this document is a photocopy of a letter partly obscured by a compliment slip. The page as it appears is exactly the same as the paper copy. Page 95 is a photocopy of a letter, which may be the complete version of the letter on page 94. ... 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 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.
File 3 of "Job No. 160" contains agendas and minutes of meetings regarding crush barriers and handrails at Sheffield Wednesday. Correspondence and papers used in the meetings e.g. tenders, memos, drafts of orders, inspection reports and lists of drawing titles. ... more
This File contains the following items: Handwritten [draft] Minutes of Hillsborough West Stand Stewards Association Meetings, held on 28/06/1989, 12/07/1989, 17/07/1989, 31/07/1989, 07/08/1989, 19/09/1989 and photocopies. Handwritten notes in notebook. Addressed envelopes containing letter from Hillsborough Task Team reporting update of the West Stand Stewards Committee, 21 July 1989. Typed Minutes of Hillsborough West Stand Stewards Association, 7 August 1989. Notes from the meeting held on the 31 July between the West Stand Stewards Committee and Mr Mackrell and Mr Locke of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club at Hillsborough. Correspondence regarding a meeting with the Merseyside Football Supporters Association in Liverpool, September 1989. Letter from Hill Dickinson and Co, Solicitors to Secretary to the Lord Justice Taylor Inquiry enclosing copy of the Hillsborough West Stand Stewards Committee: Submission to the Football Supporters Association to the Inquiry. Letter from Sheffield Wednesday Football Club to Hillsborough Task Team regarding organising a date for a meeting, 3 July 1989. Sheffield City Council Memorandum regarding meeting with West Stand Stewards, 21 July 1989. Letter from Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team reporting update of the West Stand Stewards Committee, 21 July 1989. Letter from Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team reporting update meeting of the West Stand Stewards Committee, 21 July 1989. Copy Letter from Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team reporting update meeting of the West Stand Stewards and [Hillsborough] Residents, 21 July 1989 Letter from Sheffield Wednesday Football Club to Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team enclosing notes on meeting between Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, West Stand Stewards and the Hillsborough Task Team on 31 July 1989, 2 August 1989. Letter from Sugden and Spencer Solicitors to Sheffield City Council Hillsborough Task Team thanking for enclosing the [Steward's] Submission to the Taylor Inquiry and notes of meetings, 10 August 1989.
North West Sheffield Community Transport Group Driver Registration form, completed, August 1989.
A guide to the Criminal Compensation Scheme.
Draft Hillsborough West Stand Stewards Committee: Submission to the Football Supporters Association to the Inquiry, annotated and highlighted.
Handwritten notes regarding meetings 28/06/1989, 07/07/1989 and 12/07/1989.
This file includes the following items: List of statements by [South Yorkshire Police] officers. In order of sequence ; Letters of formal advice from Hammond Suddards to Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes, South Yorkshire Police relating to the [Lord Justice Taylor] Public Inquiry and the Sub Judice Rule, 20th April 1989; Hand written list of issues to be dealt with. Unidentified author; Letter from Chief Constable, South Yorkshire Police to Harphams Official Shorthand Writers, Sheffield, regarding appointment for the Lord Justice Taylor Inquiry, 21st April 1989; Notes from Special Meeting of the Police Authority of Questions by Police Authority Members, 21st April 1989; Letter from Chief Constable, South Yorkshire Police to George Hotel, Derbyshire, regarding room reservations, 25th April 1989; Internal South Yorkshire Police Memorandum from Chief Superintendent D. Denton to Supplies Officer, regarding an order for a secure fire cabinet for installation at [Sheffield] Town Hall during the Lord Justice Taylor Inquiry, 3rd May 1989; Copy of Letter from Mark Webster, Acting Head of Administration and Legal Department, Sheffield City Council to Chief Constable, South Yorkshire Police regarding the most recent Safety of Sports Grounds Certificate conditions, 4th May 1989. This was faxed to Chief Superintendent D. Baker, West Midlands Police; Letter from Assistant Chief Constable Mervyn Jones, West Midlands Police to Chief Constables of Nottinghamshire, Merseyside and West Yorkshire, requesting police officer's recollections from officers who performed duty on a mutual aid basis, 11th May 1989. With contact details of liaison officers of the forces; Internal South Yorkshire Police Memorandum from Chief Superintendent D. Denton to Chief Superintendent [Broomhead] D Division, regarding policing requirements for the Lord Justice Taylor Inquiry, 11th May 1989; Plan of Hillsborough Stadium, ; Letter from Hammond Suddards to Chief Superintendent D. Denton, with comments on the statements of South Yorkshire Police (Chief Inspector Mole, Mounted Police Officers) which were chosen by West Midlands Police for the Lord Justice Taylor Inquiry, 16th May 1989; Letter from Hammond Suddards to Chief Superintendent D. Denton, with comments on the statements of South Yorkshire Police (Control Room Communications Officers, Inspector Darling, Serial 13, Inspector Harvey, Serial 5, Inspector Calvert, Superintendent Parker) which were chosen by West Midlands Police for the Lord Justice Taylor Inquiry, 19th May 1989; Letter from Hammond Suddards to Chief Superintendent D. Denton, with comments on the statements of South Yorkshire Police (Serial 11) which were chosen by West Midlands Police for the Lord Justice Taylor Inquiry, 23rd May 1989; Letter from Hammond Suddards to Chief Superintendent D. Denton, with comments on the statements of South Yorkshire Police (Senior Officers) which were chosen by West Midlands Police for the Lord Justice Taylor Inquiry, 23rd May 1989; Internal South Yorkshire Police Memorandum from Chief Superintendent [D. Denton] to Chief Superintendent [Thompson] A Division regarding the police's policy of Disaster Appeal events, 24th May 1989; Letter from Secretary ACPO Sub Committee on Hooliganism at Sporting Events, to All Chief Constable of the Metropolis and City of London requesting details of problems that have occurred in the past at Hillsborough Stadium, 1st June 1989; Letter from Assistant Chief Constable Walter Jackson to Mark Webster, Head of Administration and Legal Department, Sheffield City Council, regarding the draft revised Safety Certificate conditions, 7th June 1989. With handwritten draft; Press release Inquiry Fact Sheet issued by Lord Taylor Inquiry, 29th June 1989; Copy letter from Chief Superintendent D. Denton, South Yorkshire Police to Hammond Suddards, enclosing cop of Police Authority Report, 17th November 1989. The report is not enclosed; Internal South Yorkshire Police Memorandum from Chief Constable Peter Wright to all Chief Superintendents, regarding the settlement of claims for compensation from representatives of the deceased and persons injured. Includes Press Statement by Chief Constable, 30th November 1989; Internal South Yorkshire Police Memorandum from Chief Superintendent D. Denton, South Yorkshire Police to Chief Superintendent Nesbit, F Division, regarding assistance in preparing sketch plans of the Hillsborough Police Control Room and Police Room from West Midlands Police, 15th December 1989; Letter from Chief Superintendent D. Denton Management Services, South Yorkshire Police to Assistant Chief Constable Mervyn Jones, West Midlands Police forwarding letter of support received by Superintendent Roger Marshall, South Yorkshire Police, 3rd January 1990; Internal South Yorkshire Police Memorandum from Chief Superintendent D. Denton to Chief Superintendent D Division [Broomhead], regarding policing arrangements for the Coroner's Inquests, 10th April 1990; Internal South Yorkshire Police Memorandum from Detective Constable to Superintendent McKay, submitting Officers Report to the West Midlands Police Hillsborough Inquiry. With handwritten annotations, 17th April 1990; Internal South Yorkshire Police Memorandum from Police Constable to Detective Chief Superintendent HQ CID regarding tickets, time of arrival and alcohol consumption as discussed at the [Coroner's Mini] Inquest. Encloses article in the Yorkshire Post on 30th April 1990, 1st May 1990. Mentions Graham Roberts [Deceased 79]; Letter from Chief Superintendent D. Denton, Yorkshire Police, to Chief Constable Lesley Sharp [Cumbria Constabulary] Hillsborough Inquiry Team forwarding copy of letter received by Sheffield City Council from an off duty Police Constable from Belgium who was present at the Leppings Lane Terraces for the 1989 FA Cup Semi Final, 24th April - 4th May 1990; Letter from Assistant Chief Constable Mervyn Jones, West Midlands Police, Hillsborough Inquiry Team to Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes, South Yorkshire Police informing that Chief Constable Leslie Sharp, Cumbria Constabulary has been appointed as New Investigating Officer of the Hillsborough Inquiry and that Jones has left the investigation, 11th May 1990; Letter from Hammond Suddards to Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes, South Yorkshire Police regarding the offer of providing pathology evidence by [Professor Usher] at the civil trial enclosing copy of the Pathologist Report. With reply from Chief Superintendent D. Denton, South Yorkshire Police, 11th - 18th May 1990; Update (Number 4) of the Hillsborough Inquiry by Chief Constable Peter Wright, South Yorkshire Police, 30th June 1989; Handwritten notes with contact details and other unidentified notes; Fax from Chief Superintendent Taylor, West Midlands Police Hillsborough Inquiry Team to Chief Superintendent Denton, South Yorkshire Police, attaching a list of South Yorkshire Police Inspectors and Sergeants required for interview, 10th July 1990; Handwritten note listing [South Yorkshire Police] officers remaining to be interviewed by West Midlands Police, 16th July 1990; Draft antecedent histories for the South Yorkshire Police Officers subject to complaints, 17th July 1990. ... more
(File 4: Documents 724-879); South Yorkshire Police file of copy correspondence and memoranda between City of Sheffield Metropolitan District, South Yorkshire Police, South Yorkshire Chief Fire Officer, Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, Eastwood and Partners, and others concerning ongoing improvements to the ground following the issue of the safety certificate, 1979-April 1989, including: copy correspondence relating to the proposed revision to the safety certificate proposed by City of Sheffield Metropolitan District Council, March - April 1989; copies of notes of meetings of the Sheffield City Council, Safety of Sports Grounds Advisory Group, 1987-1988; copies of correspondence and other papers relating to facilities for the disabled, ; copy memoranda relating to perimeter track fence gate fastenings, 1987-1988; copy comments and meeting minutes relating to the annual inspection of Hillsborough Stadium; copy correspondence and other papers relating to means of escape from Hillsborough Stadium during a fire; copy correspondence and other papers relating to the 1986 development of the Spion Kop and an application for increase in crowd capacity in the Spion Kop; copy correspondence and other papers relating to extensions to the reception area, the restaurant and proposed club room, 1984; copy correspondence relating to a minor change made by South Yorkshire Police to the emergency evacuation procedure, contingency plan, for Hillsborough Stadium, 1982; copy South Yorkshire Police memorandum relating to crowd segregation on the Leppings Lane terraces, November 1982; copy correspondence and other papers relating to camera facilities at the stadium; copy correspondence and other papers relating to the new first aid and police rooms at the stadium; copy correspondence and other papers relating to the training of safety stewards, 1980; copy correspondence and other papers relating to the issue of the safety certificate in 1979; (Continuation from POL/9/1/D827); ... 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
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: 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
File of correspondence and copy correspondence, Minutes of meetings, Memorandums collated by Sheffield City Council following the Disaster: Minutes of meetings of the Hillsborough Disaster Co-ordinating Group, April 1989. Correspondence between, Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Wednesday Football Club and West Midlands Police regarding retention of parts of Hillsborough Stadium for the purpose of the Taylor Inquiry and segregation policy in games following the Disaster, April 1989. Department of Health Press release regarding setting up of CRUSE Bereavement care counselling working group for the Disaster, 20 April 1989. Statement by the Home Secretary read in House of Commons and re-read in the House of Lords, 17 April 1989. Safety at Sports Grounds Act memorandum and correspondence regarding inspections at Sheffield United Football Club and other South Yorkshire sports grounds, April 1989. Agenda for Directors of Social Service meetings (Liverpool, Nottingham, Sheffield), April 1989. Papers regarding the Hillsborough Disaster Appeal including Sheffield City Council Memorandums between Principle Solicitors and Mark Webster, Minutes and press releases and Declaration of Trust April 1989. Complaint from a member of the public, April 1989. South Yorkshire Police Authority Special Meetings Minutes, including statement from the Chief Constable and Chairman of the Authority and memorandum relating to the meeting and Questions to be raised by Sheffield City Council, 20-21 April 1989. Correspondence and Minutes relating to pitch perimeter gates at Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday Football Clubs, April 1989. Memorandum from J. Sewell, Principle Solicitor to Mark Webster, Acting head of department and press releases regarding reporting the procedure of the first day of the Coroner's Inquests, 19 April 1989. Typed Information notes on Safety at Sports Grounds Act, Duties of the Coroner, Health and safety at work Act Terms of Reference for the Popplewell Inquiry. Plan of Hillsborough Stadium. Extract from Meeting of the General Purposes panel regarding safety at sports grounds, 7 September 1987. Correspondence from Eastwoods and Partners regarding barrier testing. South Yorkshire County Council papers and reports regarding the crushing at the 1981 FA Cup Semi Final at Hillsborough Safety Certificate South Yorkshire Police Operation Orders 1987 FA Cup Semi Final and league match between Sheffield Wednesday and Queens Park Rangers, 2 May 1987, 1979-1987. ... 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
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
Concerning public houses [in F1 and F2 Divisions] regarding their opening times on the 15th April 1989, the number of supporters present in excess of 20 and any comments regarding attitude and behaviour; Also includes Document Record Print from HOLMES Incident I05. ... more