- 1820s-1995 (Creation)
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11 volume, 7 files
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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 22 September 1993 (numbered PC 95/1-3), 17 July 2005 (ACC 2005/89 numbered PC 95/17), 11 July 2005 (ACC 2005/96 numbered PC 95/18) and 15 February 2011 (ACC 2010/304 numbered PC 95/4-16). List completed 23 February 2011 (EK); amended May 2016 (IRP).
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Created 25/02/2003 by Droip. Modified 21/08/2018 by Droip.