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Archive Reference / Library Class No.D6387
TitlePeak District National Park Authority
Extent1 box, 1 roll
RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
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Archive CreatorPeak District National Park Authority
Administrative HistoryThe National Park Authority is a public body made up of two groups of people - members and officers.

The members are responsible for setting policies and priorities, ensuring resources are well used and money is well spent. They also have to explain what they are doing and why, demonstrating that the Authority is providing a responsive public service. There are 38 members, none of which are directly elected. Twenty are appointed by county, district, city or borough councils. Eighteen are appointed directly by the Secretary of State; ten of these because they understand and have specialist knowledge about the issues that affect the National Park and eight who are parish councillors.

The officers are employees who work to the policies and carry out the decisions made by members. On routine matters members ask officers to take decisions directly, in line with agreed policies. The officers are responsible for the day to day operating of the Authority and their work is broadly divided into four areas: Chief Executive's Unit, Conservation & Development, Recreation & Education and Corporate Resources. []

The Council for the Protection of Rural England is a registered charity, founded in 1926, with about 59,000 members and supporters. It operates as a network with over 200 district groups, with a branch in every English county, a group in every region and a national office. []
Custodial HistoryThese records were donated to Derbyshire Record Office by a private individual in April 2005.
Organisation Sub-TypeNational parks
Related MaterialSee also D4721, D6893, D7428 and D7534 for other records of the Authority.

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Related Names
Name (click for further details)
Peak District, Derbyshire and Staffordshire; Peak District National Park Authority; 1951-; local government organisation
Place (click for further details)Type
Peak DistrictNatural/Geological Feature
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