Serving Melbourne & Kings Newton


Repairs at Lothian Garden Play area

Repairs at Lothian Garden Play area

Some repair work to the play surface in the park is being undertaken today.

The park can still be used however we would politely ask for parents and guardians to supervise their children when on the park

Posted: Wed, 11 Jan 2023 09:18 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: News, play area

Hope Street - road closure - 13th February to 24th February


WHEN: 13th February 2023 to 24th February 2023 00:00 to 23:59

WHERE: Hope Street, Melbourne between Union Street and Hattons Court.

REASON: To facilitate build of wastewater pipework.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Commerce Street, Cockshut Lane and vice versa. Access will be maintained, whenever reasonably possible, on the affected length of road. The road will re-open as soon as... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 03 Jan 2023 12:29 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: Highways, News, road closure

Community Warm Room Initiative

Melbourne Parish Council has collected information on local groups that are open to all members of the Parish, and that offer a warm space for people facing difficulties during the current cost of living crisis. These groups meet regularly, and details on dates, locations and times can be found by following the link below.

If there are any groups that are not included but wish to be, please get in touch... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 03 Jan 2023 11:34 by Joe Ward

Tags: Community, Groups, Warm Space

Closure of the public toilets over Christmas

The public toilets on the High Street will be closed over the Festive season as follows:

24th December - closed from 3pm onwards, reopening on Thursday 29th December

31st December at 3pm and reopening on the morning of Tuesday 3rd January.

Posted: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 12:36 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: News, toilets

A Christmas Message

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Christmas event on Friday 2nd December 2022. It was wonderful to see so many residents supporting the event and having a wonderful time.

As we approach Christmas, Melbourne Parish Council would like to wish everyone in our Parish a happy and healthy Christmas and our thanks go out to all volunteers and members of our community for their support, for the friendship... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 19:21 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: Christmas, News

Christmas Lights Switch On - Road Closure

For the switch on of the Christmas lights and the Christmas market, the following road closure has been granted.


WHEREAS between the hours of 4:00pm and 10:00pm on Friday 2nd December Two Thousand and Twenty-Two, certain streets will be thronged and liable to be obstructed, the SOUTH DERBYSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL pursuant to the powers conferred by Section 21 of the Town Police Clauses Act... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 15:23 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: Christmas, News, road closure

Floral tributes at the Cemetery


Melbourne Parish Council is committed to ensuring that the Cemetery remains tidy and seeks the assistance of visitors to the Cemetery to help us achieve this.

Therefore, notice is given that Cemetery staff will remove Christmas wreaths and related items that remain on the graves as soon as possible after 31st January 2023.

Thank you for your assistance.

Posted: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 03:40 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: Burial, Floral tributes, News


The Council acknowledges that in the day to day delivery of services, council staff and councillors can be confronted by aggressive or violent behaviour by members of the public. Whilst acknowledging that such eventualities may arise, the Council affirms that such behaviour is wholly unacceptable. Sadly over a period of time, there has been an increase in verbal abuse and rudeness levied at parish... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 21:44 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: News, behaviour

Have your say on the policing budget for 2023/24

Derbyshire Police & Crime Commissioner Angelique Foster, is consulting on proposals for the policing part of the Council Tax precept for 2023/24.

Commissioner Angelique Foster is now considering the budget for the coming year, and is asking local people for their views on the police precept – which is the portion of the council tax that helps fund local policing – via a dedicated survey.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 11:33 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: News, police

Christmas lights Switch on

Christmas lights Switch on

The Melbourne Christmas Lights Switch On ceremony takes place on the first Friday in December and kicks off the Christmas celebrations.

This year's event will be taking place on Friday 2nd December in the Market Place. Organised by Melbourne Parish Council and Mrs Sue Statham; the event includes Christmas stalls, food, mulled wine, and live music from 5pm all building up to the switch on of the lights... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 18 Nov 2022 09:33 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: Christmas, News, notice

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