Fonds PC 12 - Earsham Parish Council

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PC 12


Earsham Parish Council


  • 17 Dec 1894-26 Jan 2001 (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 16 June 1971 (numbered PC 12/1-6), and 23 June 1978 (numbered PC 12/7). Additional items received by the Norfolk Record Office on 3 February 2006 (ACC 2005/327), list updated and completed February 2006 (LW).

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Includes parish council meeting minutes, annual parish meeting minutes, financial records containing receipt and payments books, account books and other records, register of councillors' declarations, inclosure award and map, monthly reports of the condition of the playing field and its facilities with a separate account book for the same.

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Created 06/11/2001 by droip. Modified 24/09/2018 by Droip.


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