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Melton Parish Council

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.
The Council supports other local bodies in the village, for example the Burness Parish Rooms.
In 2005 the Council carried out a major survey in the village and details appear in the Village Plan.
The Village Plan, and many other documents on our website are presented as PDF (Portable Document Format) files.

Who to contact

Mr. William Grosvenor
Parish Clerk
01394 382224
Melton Parish Council website
Riverside Office, Robertsons Boatyard
Lime Kiln Quay
IP12 1BD

Additional contact

Assistant Clerk
Additional Website
Suffolk County Councillor for Melton

Where to go

Area served
Suffolk Coastal

Other details

Age Groups
Pre-school, Children (5-11), Adults, Young people

Accreditation details
Quality Parish Council SALC SLCC


District Council: Suffolk Coastal / Electoral Division: Wickham (for County Councillor see link above) / Highways Area: East

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