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CodeNA7984
Person NameBoddam and Blackhouse Special District, Aberdeenshire
ActivityBoddam and Blackhouse Special District combined the various functions of special drainage, water supply, lighting, and scavenging districts.The Public Health (Scotland) Act 1867 (30 & 31 Vict., c.101) provided that on a requisition from ten or more inhabitants of a local area, the local authority (burgh council or parochial board) should consider the formation of special drainage and special water districts. These districts, normally small areas within a landward parish, often played an important part in the provision of sewerage, drainage and water supply in rural areas. After the formation of county councils and district committees in 1889, district committees could appoint a sub-committee for the management and maintenance of drainage and water supply works in a special district (Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889, 52 & 53 Vict., c.50). Special districts survived successive reforms and were only finally abolished by the Water (Scotland) Act 1949 (12 & 13 Geo. VI, c.31) and the Sewerage (Scotland) Act 1968 (c.47). By then, however, many of them had already been abolished or merged by the county councils.The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1894 (57 & 58 Vict., c.58), provided for the formation by county councils or district committees of special lighting and special scavenging districts. Such districts, normally a local area within a parish, would be able to adopt the clauses for the provision of street lighting and the lighting of common stairs, passages and courts, contained in the Burgh Police (Scotland) Act 1892 (55 & 56 Vict., c.55) and the clauses concerning refuse collection contained in the Burgh Police (Scotland) Act 1892 (55 & 56 Vict., c.55).
Corporate NameBoddam and Blackhouse Special District, Aberdeenshire
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