Berkshire County Council

The Council of the Royal County of Berkshire, also known as the Berkshire County Council, was the top-tier local government administrative body for Berkshire from 1889 to 1998. The local authority had responsibilities for education, social services, public transport, planning, emergency services and waste disposal, and had 87 members. Berkshire County Council shared power with six lower-tier district councils, each of which directed local matters.

The Council of the Royal County of Berkshire

Berkshire County Council
Berkshire
Banner of the arms of the County Council
Type
Type
History
Established1 April 1889
Disbanded1 April 1998
Preceded byCourt of Quarter Sessions
Succeeded bySix unitary authorities - West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham, Bracknell Forest, Reading and Slough.
Leadership
Chairman
C.C. Trembath[1]
Seats87
Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
6 May 1993
Meeting place
Shire Hall, Shinfield Park, Reading

On 1 April 1998, under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1992, it was abolished and replaced by its six former districts, the unitary authorities of West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham, Bracknell Forest, Reading and Slough.