Fonds PC 61 - Horningtoft Parish Council

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PC 61


Horningtoft Parish Council


  • 1894-2009 (Creation)

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2 files, 3 volumes, 1 paper

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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 28 March 1984 (numbered PC 61/1-2), 18 August 2015 (ACC 2015/115 numbered PC 61/5-6) and 18 April 2016 (ACC 2016/22 numbered PC 61/3-4). Catalogued amended May 2016 (IRP).

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Minutes, accounts and Charity Commission scheme for Charity Land and Jubilee Cottage.

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Created 25/02/2003 by Droip. Modified 05/03/2019 by Catherine.Collins.


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