Fonds PC 29 - North Elmham Parish Council

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PC 29


North Elmham Parish Council


  • 1831-2013 (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 3 June and 29 July 1976 (numbered PC 29/1-30), 24 March 1981 (numbered PC 29/29 part), 15 April 1988 (numbered PC 29/31) and 2 November 2010 (ACC 2010/220 numbered as PC 29/32-40). Catalogue completed 21 June 2011 (EK). Additional records received 13 October 2014 (ACC 2014/143, numbered PC 29/41-42) and 3 May 2017 (ACC 2017/14, numbered PC 29/43). catalogue amended October 2014 (AL) and May 2017 (JW).

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Parish council papers including allotments, charities and recreation ground.

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Created 25/02/2003 by Droip. Modified 24/09/2018 by Droip.


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