Fonds PC 49 - Bradwell Parish Council

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PC 49


Bradwell Parish Council


  • 1763-1997 (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.

Archival history

PC 49/1-60 were held by the Suffolk Record Office (Ipswich Branch) before they were transferred to the Norfolk Record Office in 1981.

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 11 July 1981 (numbered PC 49/1-60); 17 July 1989 (numbered PC 49/61-73); 3 August 2000 (ACC 2000/94 numbered PC 49/74-76), 10 December 2008 (ACC 2008/287 numbered PC 49/77-88), 12 March 2009 (ACC 2008/412 numbered PC 49/89-92), and 31 May 2012 (ACC 2012/48, numbered PC 49/93-95). List amended on 12 Sep 2016 (AB).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created 23/08/2000 by Drojr. Modified 23/08/2018 by Droip.


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