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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

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

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