Many thanks to those local authority officers who have helped to complete the entries
in the Search Sheets, including: David Chetwynd (Windsor & Maidenhead); Peter Endall
(Warwickshire); Helen Gilbert (Surrey); Scott Hawkins (Derbyshire); Chris Heard (Central
Bedfordshire); Peter Jupp (West Sussex); Chris Lambert (Essex Record Office); Mark
Lewis (South Gloucestershire); Julie Mitchell (Bedford Borough); Chris Stanford (North
Yorkshire); Clare Spokes (Northamptonshire); Jane Stevenson (Suffolk); Steven Thoday
(Cambridgeshire); Anne Wallace (Cumbria); Caroline White (Staffordshire); Linda Wishart
(Norfolk); Martin Wright (Cornwall); and Neil Wright (Lincolnshire). Thanks, finally,
to Kath Banks and Jane Turner for providing the facilities to study the case files
held by Lancashire on the original registration process under the 1965 Act; and to
Simon Bailey for his help with the East Sussex register, which was destroyed by fire
in 1993 and required to be reconstituted under the Commons Registration (East Sussex)
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The re-registration and deregistration provisions of Part 1 of the 2006 Act were
commenced in Wales on 5 May 2017. For further details see: Welsh Assembly Government
Website. The application process will be administered by the Welsh Commons Registration
Authorities (CRAs). The WAG site includes links to the local authorities involved.
The contact details most-recently available for the CRAs are listed HERE. The Regulations
are specific to Wales and are explained in the official WAG Guidance. For cases involving
‘waste land of a manor’ the archives holding manorial records can be identified online
through the Manorial Documents Register. The Commons Commissioners’ Decision Letters
for Wales are available HERE.