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Parish Council Elections - 7 May 2015
On 7 May residents of Melton will have the opportunity to elect a new parish council. A number of long serving councillors will not be standing again for election.
- YOU ARE OVER 18
- ARE A CITIZEN OF BRITAIN OR OTHER EU MEMBER STATE
- ARE A REGISTERED ELECTOR FOR THE PARISH or FOR THE PRECEEDING 12 MONTHS HAVE OCCUPIED LAND / PREMISES IN THE PARISH or RESIDED WITHIN 3 MILES or HAD PRINCIPAL PLACE OF WORK IN THE PARISH
- AND ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN YOUR COMMUNITY
would you like to be involved in making important decisions in your community?
Local councils have many functions and powers which can affect the quality of life of your community. They can raise money, as well as influencing other bodies and tiers of local government, including planning recommendations and raising matters of local concern.
Interested? For further information:
- Please get in touch with the Clerk to the Council on 01394 382224 or by eMail:
- Come along to the informal drop-in session on Wednesday 1 April from 4pm to 7pm at the Lindos Centre, Saddlemaker's Lane, where you can meet councillors and find out what it's like being a parish councillor.
Neighbourhood Planning Notice
The Neighbourhood Planning [General] Regulations 2012 [Article 7].
In accordance with the above Regulations, notice is hereby given that Suffolk Coastal District Council has APPROVED the neighbourhood plan for Melton.
Melton Level Crossing, Wilford Bridge Road: none notified at present
Alternative route: A1152, A12, A1094, A1069 and vice versa.
For a diversion route:-
Local public transport guide - January 2015
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Parish Councils are the most local of all the various local government bodies. The members of the Council are elected by the voters whose names appear on the electoral roll, just as district and county councillors are chosen.
Each sort of local authority has a range of responsibilities, the things that it must do, and powers, the things that it may do. It is often difficult to see which authority is responsible for which activity. Reference can be made to the websites for the Suffolk Coastal District Council and the Suffolk County Council for details of their functions and authority.
Parish Councils have few actual duties but they have a wide range of powers. Melton Parish Council exercises those powers that they believe are for the benefit of the village. The main ones are:
- Liaising with local authorities on behalf of the parish
- Responding to planning applications
- Managing the playing fields, the pond and Burkes Wood
- Maintaining the bus shelters
- Organising the annual parish meeting
- Offering grants and donations to local societies and charities
- Overseeing the website
The Council is told about all applications for planning permission and makes comments and recommendations that are considered by the District Council, which is the planning authority.
A LIST OF MEETING DATES FOR 2014/15 CAN BE FOUND IN THE CURRENT EVENTS SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE