- 1885-1910 (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.
The poor rate books and the collecting and deposit books (PC 127/1/1-9) were acquired from a descendant of Henry Hezekiah Hawes, who was the parish overseer of the poor during the late 19th century-early 20th century.
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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 5 July 2002 (ACC 2002/77). List completed on 19 September 2002 (JR).
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Poor rate assessments and collecting and deposit books.
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Created 19/09/2002 by Drojr. Modified 21/08/2018 by Droip.