Serving Melbourne & Kings Newton


Defibrillators located in the parish

There are three defibrillators located in the parish, soon to be four.

One at the public toilets (High Street), one at Melbourne Fire Station and one at Church Square. At its meeting held on 5th October 2021, the parish council provided a grant to Kings Newton Bowls Club of £800 to be used towards the capital expenditure of a public defibrillator. located externally at the entrance to the Bowls... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 06 Oct 2021 14:33 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: Defibrillator, News

Hate Crime Awareness Week

On Monday, 11th October, 2021, between 3-5pm at Stenson Fields Community Centre, officers from the local Derbyshire Police Safer Neighbourhood Team and South Derbyshire District Council are holding a drop in event to raise awareness of Hate Crime. We would like to hear from local people about any experiences they have had and their opinions on what we can do to support victims and raise awareness of... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 05 Oct 2021 16:31 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: Crime, News

SDDC Free Tree Scheme

South Derbyshire District Council and The National Forest Free Tree Scheme will be open for applications between Monday 4th Oct and Sunday 31st Oct.

SDDC is supporting the Queen's Green Canopy project to ''Plant a Tree for the Jubilee'' as part of its project this year in preparation for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022. So as well as choosing attractive,... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 05 Oct 2021 16:28 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: News, trees

Parish Councillor Vacancy

Notice is hereby given that due to the resignation of Councillor Thomas Gates, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

A by-election to fill the vacancy will be held if ten electors for the parish give notice in writing claiming such an election to the Returning Officer not later than 6th October 2021

The Address of the Returning Officer is:
Ardip Sandhu

Returning Officer... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 12:54 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: Cllr, News, Vacancy

NDP Update

  1. Melbourne Neighbourhood Plan

Melbourne Parish Council submitted its draft Neighbourhood Development Plan to the District Council in July. A District Council officer's report will go to the EDS (Environmental and Development Services) Committee on 23rd September to allow the next stage, a statutory six-week consultation, to take place regardless of what restrictions may be imposed over that timeframe... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 13 Sep 2021 11:35 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: NDP, News


The parish council extends its thanks and appreciation to the couple who on Sunday morning were out clearing up the mess around the bench opposite Sainsbury's; mess left by Saturday night drunks, this included vomit. A hugely unpleasant task. Saturday night was busy, lots of mess of many descriptions along virtually the length of Derby Road for our lengthsman to clean up so the help provided by this... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 13 Sep 2021 10:48 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: News, thanks



The public toilets have been temporarily closed due to serious damage caused by vandalism. The matter will be discussed by the council to consider the next steps. If anyone has any information regarding vandalism or anti-social behaviour in the area, please report it to the police by calling 101, or to Crimestoppers UK on 0800 555 111, as well as to the council by emailing Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 Sep 2021 09:31 by Joe Ward

Tags: News, Toilets

Vandalism at the public toilets

Over the last few weeks the Parish Council has noticed increasing levels of vandalism beginning to take place at the new toilets

- the baby changing unit was damaged- soap dispensers burnt at the base- litter bin also shows signs of fire damage- there are clear smell and signs of drug use in the disabled toiletWhilst we have done our best to monitor the situation it has now escalated further this week... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 03 Sep 2021 16:09 by Jacqui Storer

Tags: News, toilets

Tree works at the Old Burial Ground

The Parish Council will undertake works to the trees at the Old Burial Ground in Castle Street this autumn.

Following consultation with the South Derbyshire District Council tree officer, and in agreement with the Parochial Church Council, works will be to sympathetically prune native trees and remove trees alien to the area. In February of this year the public were invited to comment and make objections... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 19 Aug 2021 22:26 by Joe Ward

Tags: Burials, News

Proposed road closure at Blackwell Lane

Proposed road closure at Blackwell Lane

Please be advised that there will be a road closure at Blackwell Lane between 23rd-27th August for scheduled gas repairs. The diversion route is pictured alongside and highlighted in purple.

Further information can be accessed through the link provided.

Posted: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 11:35 by Joe Ward

Tags: Highways, News

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