Serving Melbourne & Kings Newton


Volunteer Elves required to man the road closures the Christmas Lights switch on

Can You Spare A Few Hours To Help?

Can spare an hour or two on Friday 3rd December at 4pm to help set up the road closures for the Christmas Lights switch on – if so, the parish council would like to hear from you!

If you would like to help out in any way, please give the Clerk a call on 07734 939292 or email

Posted: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 15:46 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: Christmas lights, Events, News

Consultation on council tax reduction scheme

South Derbyshire District Council is undertaking a consultation on proposed changes to its Council Tax reduction scheme; the booklet and letter are linked below.

Any responses should be sent directly to no later than 5pm on 14th January 2022.

Posted: Sat, 20 Nov 2021 12:57 by Joe Ward

Tags: Consultation, Council tax, News, SDDC

Christmas Tribute and Wreaths

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.

The council understands that the removal of Christmas tributes is extremely sensitive and this is why grave owners and visitors are being given early notice that Cemetery staff will remove Christmas wreaths and related items that remain on the... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 17:27 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: Burial, Floral tributes, News

Parish Councillor Vacancy Update

Applications for the vacancy for a Parish Councillor has been extended to 3rd December 2021.

Applications must be submitted to the Parish Clerk at Melbourne Parish Council, via email to

If you have any questions about the process please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Clerk on 07734 939292

Posted: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 17:00 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: Cllr, News, Vacancy

Public Toilets update

The public toilets on High Street have been deep cleaned and repainted today. The toilets will remain closed until lunchtime on 18th November to ensure that the paint is dry.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Posted: Wed, 17 Nov 2021 16:49 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: News, toilets


Melbourne Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Councillor following the resignation of Cllr Gates which can now be filled by co-option.

If you fulfil the eligibility criteria below and are interested in becoming involved in local decision making and helping to shape the future of Melbourne and Kings Newton Parish please consider applying,

Applicants are asked to submit a short application in writing,... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 19 Oct 2021 07:03 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: Cllr, News, Vacancy


Very recently it was necessary for someone to access the defibrillator at Church Square, unfortunately someone had parked so close to the defibrillator that access to it was difficult and vital minutes were lost. It may have been a visitor to Melbourne, we don't know who it was, however, the parish council asks if consideration can be shown when parking at Church Square in order to allow unrestricted... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 19 Oct 2021 06:00 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: Defibrillator, News, parking


The parish council expressed concerns about the work being undertaken today on Church Street and the associated road closure which would clash with the road closures for the Wakes.

Following representations to DCC Highways Dept, it transpires that a contractor went ahead and closed the road today; despite no application being submitted for a temporary traffic regulation order to be made to close the... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 Oct 2021 15:28 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: Highways, News, road closure

Removal of recycling bins

The recycling bins in the High Street car park have been removed. The Samaritans charity collector (textiles and shoes) and the DDC operated small electricals will remain. Please do not leave any rubbish in the carpark, this is flytipping for which fines can and have been, imposed.

It is planned that some areas of the car park will be remarked to create extra car parking spaces. There have been recent... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 06 Oct 2021 16:32 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: News, carpark

Update on the public toilets

Orders have been placed for the repair works to the public toilets, these will be reopened soon.

Posted: Wed, 06 Oct 2021 16:31 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: News, toilets

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