Fonds PC 59 - Fakenham Parish Council

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PC 59


Fakenham Parish Council


  • 1870-1951 (Creation)

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10 files, 4 boxes

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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 August 1983. Additional records received by the Norfolk Record Office on 27 March 2013 (ACC 2012/361) and added on 28 March 2013 (JD).

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Records relating to the Allotments committee, the Inspectors of Fakenham and to various Fakenham charities.

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For a list of records, see PD 204/149.

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Created 25/02/2003 by Droip. Modified 06/03/2019 by Catherine.Collins.


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