Marsden-in-Almondbury Local Board

Huddersfield Chronicle (24/Mar/1860)

Marsden-in-Almondbury Local Board was the local authority body primarily responsible for issues relating to public health in the township of Marsden-in-Almondbury and was formed on 5 April 1860 with an initial membership of 12.

Typically elected by local rate payers and property owners, Local Boards were formed following the Public Health Act 1848 and the subsequent Local Government Act 1858, and had responsibility for the oversight of sewers, water supplies, public toilets, street cleaning, slaughterhouses, pavements, and burial grounds within their district.

The local board was amalgamated with the Marsden-in-Huddersfield Local Board in 1882 to form the Marsden Local Board, with the first meeting of the new board being held on Monday 2 October 1882.

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