Fonds PC 88 - Ashwellthorpe Parish Council

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PC 88


Ashwellthorpe Parish Council


  • 1693-2014 (Creation)

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30 files

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Parish councils were formed under the Local Government Act 1894. They took over the civic and social welfare duties of existing groups hitherto based around ecclesiastical parishes (notably the overseers of the poor). Records of parish charities managing commons under distribution of land as a consequence of the Enclosure Acts can often be found in parish council records.
They are elected bodies, usually on a four year cycle. The number of councilors varies according to the population of the parish.
Parish Councils tend to be responsible for the provision of such facilities as village halls, recreation grounds and children's play areas. They have a legal right to be consulted and to comment on all planning applications in their areas.

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 3 October 1991. Received by the Norfolk Record on 2 May 2006 (ACC 2006/19) and 13 October 2006 (ACC 2006/186). List completed and collection reviewed on 6 November 2006 (LW).

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Churchwardens' accounts, Overseers' accounts, Surveyor's accounts, Vestry minutes, 1839-1896, and Minutes of first meeting of Parish Meeting, 4 December 1894, correspondence, printed circulars and other papers. Also contains papers regarding Ashwellthorpe and Fundenhall parish plan.

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Created 25/02/2003 by Droip. Modified 21/08/2018 by Droip.


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