- 1810-2015 (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 5 March 1985 (numbered PC 69 1-9), 7 May 2009 (ACC 2009/52 numbered PC 69/10-17), 20 May 2009 (ACC 2009/64 numbered PC 69/18-32) and 22 October 2021 (ACC 2021/143 numbered PC 69/33-35). Catalogue completed 11 April 2011 (EK); revised October 2022 (TT).
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Created 25/02/2003 by Droip. Modified 21/08/2018 by Droip. Modified further 21/01/2022 by Drott.