The Sheffield council was founded as part of the Corporation of Sheffield back in 1843. This is the official date that Sheffield was “incorporated”.
In 1972 Sheffield was reconstituted as a metropolitan district, with the council receiving the same change, governed by the overall South Yorkshire council.
Recent county council leaders include William Clegg in 1901, Ernest Rowlinson in 1926, and Frank Thraves in 1942.
The city council serves many purposes across the region, including managing resources, places, and communities.