Serving Melbourne & Kings Newton


Toilets closed

Due to an issue with the door, the toilets are currently closed. We are working on resolving the issue, and will hopefully have them open again in the very near future. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Posted: Sat, 05 Feb 2022 12:47 by Joe Ward

Tags: Toilets

Notification of Overnight Road Closure


A514 Derby Road, Swarkestone

WHEN: 7th February 2022 to 9th February 2022 (19:00 to 07:00 nightly).

WHERE: A514 Derby Road, Swarkestone between its junctions with Woodshop Lane and Swarkestone Road (to Ingleby).

REASON: To facilitate bridge inspections.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Barrow-upon-Trent - Willington - Repton - Midway - Woodville - Hartshorne - Ticknall... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 31 Jan 2022 01:26 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: Highways, News, road closure

Transport to Covid-19 vaccination appointments

If you're a Derbyshire resident struggling to get to your COVID-19 vaccination appointment then you can now book a free return journey to help you attend.

If you don't have your own transport, and you can't use public transport, then Derbyshire County Council's Active Travel team can help you with door to door transport to and from your vaccination appointment.

The parent or carer of the person attending... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 14:41 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: Covid, News, vaccination

Save the Date - 2nd June

The parish council working party is making preparations to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee. The event(s) will take place on 2nd June 2022 with details to follow shortly, but for now, please can you note the date.

Posted: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 12:40 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: Jubilee, News

Dog Fouling: Keep Our Community Clean

Melbourne Parish Council (MPC) recognises that the vast majority of dog walkers act responsibly and pick up after their dog, to keep Melbourne and Kings Newton clean and its residents – especially younger ones – safe.

Unfortunately, MPC has been made aware of an increasing amount of dog fouling on the village's streets, especially the green spaces and pavements around the primary school,... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 17:09 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: Dogfouling, News

Christmas Tributes and Wreaths

Christmas Tribute and Wreaths

This is a polite reminder that the removal of Christmas tributes, wreaths and related items from graves will take place as soon as possible after 31st January 2022. Anyone who wishes to dispose of or keep their Christmas tributes should remove them from the cemetery grounds and burial plots before 31st January 2022.

Thank you for your assistance.

Posted: Mon, 03 Jan 2022 18:06 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: Burial, Floral tributes, News

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Melbourne Parish Councillors and staff would like to wish you and your families a safe, and Happy Christmas.
The Parish Council Clerk finishes for Christmas at 5pm on Wednesday 15th December & resumes Tuesday 4 January 2022.Emails to the main inbox will not be checked during this period. Voicemails left will also not be checked and non-urgent queries will be dealt with on our return on 4 January.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 Dec 2021 13:02 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: Christmas, News, notice

Norman Hill

It is with sadness that the parish council has learnt of the passing of the highly respected former Clerk, Norman Hill. Norman was Clerk to the parish council for over 30 years until his retirement in 2012. Our condolences are with his family and friends.

Posted: Mon, 13 Dec 2021 18:04 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: Clerk, News

Road Closures for Christmas Lights Switch On

The following road closures will be in place on Friday 3rd December between 4pm and 9pm for the Melbourne Christmas lights switch on:

  • Derby Road - From the junction with Chapel Street to the junction with Church Street
  • High Street - From The Melbourne Inn to the junction with Church Street
  • Potter Street - From the junction with Derby Road to the junction of The Mews

These closures apply to all vehicular... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 20:07 by Joe Ward

Tags: Christmas lights, Highways

Melbourne Christmas Lights Switch On

Melbourne Parish Council is pleased to announce that Father Christmas will be able to join us once again this year to switch on our Christmas Lights. The Lights will be switched on at 6:00pm in the Market Place where there will be animals, rides for small children, the Town Band and stalls.

The Christmas Lights Switch On is a Melbourne Parish Council Event organised by Sue Potts, thank you very much... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 26 Nov 2021 10:55 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: Christmas lights, Events, News

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