Serving Melbourne & Kings Newton

Author: Joe Ward



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

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

Proposed road closure at Packhorse Road-Kings Newton

Proposed road closure at Packhorse Road-Kings Newton

Please be advised that there will be road closures at Packhorse Road and Kings Newton Lane in Melbourne, and Main Street in Kings Newton from 12th July to 16th July. The affected area is highlighted in red, and diversion routes are highlighted in purple.

Further information can be found at the link provided below.

Posted: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 16:10 by Joe Ward

Tags: Highways, News

Queensway Park community project

Melbourne Parish Council are looking for residents' opinions on the current use and condition of the park situated off Coronation Close on Queensway, and whether there is an interest in the community to undertake a project if a change or renovation were popular amongst people in the community. Therefore, we have provided a survey for residents to fill in with their thoughts, which can be accessed through... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 18:30 by Joe Ward

Tags: Community, News

New Parish Council website and Facebook page

Melbourne Parish Council is happy to announce that it's new website has gone live. This can be accessed at . The site provides information on the council, meetings, services and important local news. It also provides a community section, which lists local businesses and groups (this is still being added to), local news, and in the near future will show upcoming events... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 28 May 2021 12:00 by Joe Ward

Tags: News

Melbourne Parish Council receives awards

Melbourne Parish Council are thrilled to have won 2 awards from the Civic Society;

Commended Award for Landscape 2021 - Lothian Gardens Playground

Civic Award for New Build 2021 - Public Toilets

Posted: Tue, 11 May 2021 10:00 by Joe Ward

Tags: Awards, News

Election Results 2021

Election Results 2021

David Muller was elected on 6th May 2021. Councillor Linda Chilton, who has been Melbourne's elected representative for the past 8 years, retired in May and was thanked by the Parish Council for her commitment and contribution to Melbourne and Kings Newton.

Posted: Mon, 10 May 2021 09:00 by Joe Ward

Tags: Elections, News