- 1894-2011 (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 9 June 1978 (numbered PC 38/1-24), 30 October 1995 (numbered PC 38/25-27), 23 November 2012 (ACC 2012/223 numbered PC 38/28-29), 1 March 2013 (ACC 2012/327 numbered PC 38/30-32) and 29 June 2015 (ACC 2015/72 numbered PC 38/33-38). List amended 30 June 2015 (JW).
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Minutes, financial records and files relating to, amongst other things, elections, public transport, street ligthing, footpaths and rights of way, highways and commons registration, and planning applications.
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Created 06/11/2001 by droip. Modified 09/08/2018 by Droip.