Fonds PC 55 - Old Catton Parish Council

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PC 55

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Old Catton Parish Council

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  • 1902-1969 (Creation)

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34 files

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(1894-)

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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 12 November 1982 (numbered PC 55/1) and 30 April 1991 (numbered PC 55/2-34).

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Parish council papers and maps.

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02ed60bc-4676-4703-a66a-4e011c1050f2

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Catalogued

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

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