- 1894-2004 (Creation)
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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 19 July 1979 (numbered PC 37/1-3), 29 September 1998 (ACC 1998/108 numbered PC 37/4-5) and 11 August 2008 (ACC 2008/143 numbered PC 37/6-17). Catalogue amended 18 December 2008 (EK).
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Parish Council and Parish Meeting minutes and miscellaneous papers.
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Created 06/11/2001 by droip. Modified 21/02/2019 by Catherine.Collins.