Shelley Local Board

Shelley Local Board was the local authority body primarily responsible for issues relating to public health in the township of Shelley and was formed by 1862.

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.