(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: File of "General Correspondence" [relating to responses post Disaster] including Memorandums, Handwritten notes, Newspaper cuttings, Reports and Minutes of meetings and telephone conversations regarding Sheffield City Council action Report regarding the financial cost to Sheffield City Council, Recommendations to the Taylor Inquiry from Sheffield City Council, up date of the Hillsborough Task Team, Minutes of meetings of Municipal Enterprise and General Services Committee. Indexed with some annotations. The Hillsborough Stadium Disaster Inquiry by Lord Justice Taylor Interim Report, 1989. The Hillsborough Stadium Disaster Inquiry by Lord Justice Taylor Final Report, 1990. File of Statements from Sheffield City Council employees made in relation to the West Midlands Police Criminal Investigation: File note regarding meeting with West Midlands Police in preparation for interview with Mark Webster, Head of Administration and Legal Department, Sheffield City Council in connection with the Criminal Investigation. Handwritten notes entitled "The Delegation Question" , "Barrier 144 Discussion" and "Advisory Group". Copy of typed Statement of Mark Webster, July 1990 including first draft. File note regarding meeting with West Midlands Police in preparation for interview with Arthur Butler, Building Surveyor, Sheffield City Council in connection with the Criminal Investigation and interview questions, June 1990. Handwritten notes of comments of the draft statement of Arthur Butler. Copy of typed Statement of Arthur Butler, July 1990 including first draft. Documents appended to Statement (Indexed, references AB 1- 14). File note regarding meeting and telephone conversation with West Midlands Police in preparation for interview with David Bownes, Chief Licensing Officer, Sheffield City Council in connection with the Criminal Investigation and interview questions, June 1990. Handwritten notes of comments of the draft statement of David Bownes. Copy of typed Statement of David Bownes, July 1990 including first draft and handwritten. ... 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
South Yorkshire Police made a complaint against the Today Newspaper. Includes correspondence with the Press Council and the subsequent press release reporting the result of the complaint and copies how the result was reported. Contains statement from appointing officer relating to the appointment of a civilian Press Officer. ... more
Comprising letters of condolence from private individuals and official organisations with donations to the Disaster Appeal.
A small sample has been chosen for digitisation as representative of the types of organisations and amounts donated to the Hillsborough Disaster Fund in Sheffield. It includes religious organisations, school children, private individuals and companies. Also included in the sample are copies of telegrams offering condolences from the royal family. ... more