In 1986, throughout England the metropolitan county councils including South Yorkshire County Council were abolished. The functions of the county council were devolved to the boroughs; joint-boards covering fire, police and public transport; and to other special joint arrangements.
Includes Extract of unidentified Report regarding South Yorkshire Police's planning of the 1989 FA Cup Semi Final at Hillsborough pp.150 - 173. South Yorkshire Police Memorandum regarding Emergency Evacuation Procedure at Hillsborough Stadium, 9 August 1988. Sheffield Wednesday Football Club instructions for Match Day Staff and Stewards. Minutes of Meetings between Football League Club Secretaries, Directors and senior South Yorkshire Police Officers 1986 - 1989. Typed notes entitled "Hillsborough FA Cup Semi Final Policing Cost", Chief Superintendent Denton, 29 June 1989. Report following meeting of the fire and ambulance agreement, 1988. Handwritten notes relating to David Duckenfield Charge 4. South Yorkshire Police Hillsborough Enquiry Disciplinary File: Summary of Evidence for South Yorkshire Police Officers. Specimen South Yorkshire Police Officers Questionnaire regarding Actions or Duties at the 1989 FA Cup Semi Final. South Yorkshire Police Officers Witness Statements and Officers Reports (some annotated. HOLMES computer print): R129, S565, S29, R306, R215, R5, S617, S670. ... 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
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