Fonds PC 125 - Martham Parish Council

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PC 125


Martham Parish Council


  • 1812-1988 (Creation)

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29 pieces

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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 9 April 2001 (ACC 2001/3 numbered PC 125/1/1-3, 2/1-8, 3/1-2, 4/1-2, 5/1, 6/1, 7/1, 8/1-3 and 9/1); 9 April 2001 (numbered PC 125/9/1-2 formerly on temporary deposit on 30 March 1994); and 16 July 2015 (ACC 2015/79 numbered PC 125/4/3-4, 8/4-8). List completed on 27 June 2001 (JR); amended on 16 July 2015 (IRP).

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Parish Meeting and Parish Council minutes, other committee minutes, accounts, declarations on acceptance of office, registers of disclosures, Martham Poors Allotment Charity papers, and inclosure award and map.

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Created 18/06/2001 by Drojr. Modified 21/08/2018 by Droip.


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