Fonds PC 75 - Northwold Parish Council

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PC 75


Northwold Parish Council


  • 1482-2005 (Creation)

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214 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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Items PC 75/164-214 were found in a chest, thought to be a table in the vestry.

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on an unknown date (numbered PC 75/1-110), 4 February 1993 (numbered PC 75/111-161), 25 January 2005, ACC 2004/248 (numbered PC 75/162), 8 September 2005, ACC 2005/169 (numbered PC 75/163), and 4 August 2004, ACC 2004/95 (numbered PC 75/164-214). List completed January 2006 (LW)

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Parish council records including papers relating to Whittington Causeway Charity and Northwold Inclosure Award, 1798.

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For Whittington Hamlet parish meeting minutes, 1894-1922, and Northwold parish council accounts, 1896-1919, and councillors' declarations, 1894-1925, see MC 62.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created 25/02/2003 by Droip. Modified 06/03/2019 by Catherine.Collins.


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