Fonds PC 48 - Barford and Wramplingham Parish Council

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PC 48


Barford and Wramplingham Parish Council


  • 1894-2015 (Creation)

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42 pieces

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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.
Barford Parish Council and Wramplingham Parish Meeting were amalgamated in 1976 (see PC 48/25).

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 2 April 1981 (numbered PC 48/1-27), 19 June 2008 (ACC 2008/92 numbered PC 48/28-38), 8 May 2015 (ACC 2015/39 numbered PC 48/40-41) and 2 February 2017 (ACC 2016/258 numbered PC 48/42). Catalogue amended 19 December 2008 (EK), 8 May 2015 (IRP) and 2 February 2017 (JW).

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Minutes, correspondence, financial and other papers.

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Created 25/02/2003 by Droip. Modified 24/10/2019 by Catherine.Collins.


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