Current News Items
MELTON PARISH COUNCIL says farewell to Diane Linsley - Assistant Clerk - who leaves on 23rd May to join Martlesham Parish Council as Deputy Clerk. Thanks to Diane for her significant contribution to the work of the council, especially in the Playing Fields and Management of Melton Wood. We wish Diane every success and happiness in her new post.
The Parish Council Office will be closed on Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th May 2013. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.
ANNUAL ACCOUNTS - Notice of Appointment of Date for the Exercise of Electors' Rights.
The annual report documents are available on reasonable notice by application between the hours of 0900 and 1200 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3/6/2013 to 28/6/2013 inclusive. If you wish to view them please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council on 01394 382224.
ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
Chairman's Report <click here>
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN FOR MELTON
Keep up to date with progress at www.meltonneighbourhoodplan.co.uk
If you want to have your say on the consultation then visit
Temporary No Parking Restrictions on Melton Road
B1438 Melton Road, Melton - Temporary no parking restrictions on the western (playing fields) side of Melton Road for 50 metres either side of entrance to playing fields. NO parking or loading/unloading. Disabled passengers will be able to alight in the playing fields.
Reason for restrictions
To enable safe access and egress to the Cancer Research Car Boot Sales
Date of restrictions
All 05:00 to 14:00 hours
Enquiries regarding this order should be made to the following:-
Applicant Melton Cancer Research
Contact Name John Woolnough
Telephone Number 01394 420812
Cost Code KD502-35446-0-0-S
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.