MELBOURNE PARISH COUNCIL

View of Church and Hall across Melbourne Pool. 
Photograph courtesy of Village Voice.                          Thatched cottages in Melbourne. 
Photograph courtesy of Village Voice.

Melbourne is a small town in South Derbyshire, England, which has a village atmosphere, nearly 5000 residents, a fine Norman church and the historic Melbourne Hall & Gardens. It is situated 8 miles south of the city of Derby, 2 miles north of Ticknall, which is home to Calke Abbey, and 2 miles south of the ancient causeway that runs from the bridge over the River Trent at Swarkestone to Stanton by Bridge. Over the Leicestershire border, but within 5 miles, are located: East Midlands Airport, Donington Park Racetrack and Staunton Harold. The National Forest boundary and Kings Newton lie within the parish of Melbourne.

Melbourne Market Place. 
Photograph courtesy of Village Voice.

Photographs of Melbourne Pool, Thatched Cottages and the Market Place are courtesy of Village Voice.

Melbourne Parish Council's main meetings take place at 7.30pm in the Council Room of Melbourne Assembly Rooms (previously called the Bill Shone Leisure Centre), High Street, DE73 8GJ, normally on the first Tuesday of each month, except August. See list of dates at the foot of this page*. Members of the public are encouraged to attend meetings and 15 minutes is set aside at the start of each meeting for their participation. However, members of the public are only allowed to speak during the rest of the meeting if the Council agree to suspend Standing Orders.

The Annual Parish Meeting, when the public can come along and have a longer say, is held before the March meeting.

Officers are elected at the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council in May.

Please view the MAP OF MELBOURNE, produced July 2006 by Jayne Wright, or copy the postcode DE73 8GJ into www.streetmap.co.uk for more detail of the Leisure Centre location.

Dates of the Committee meetings are given on the individual webpages covering Burial, Highways and Street Lighting, Recreation and Amenities, Leisure Centre and Planning.

Please go to 'About Parish Councils' to learn more about Civil Parishes and Parish Councils in general.

If you would like to raise a question at a Parish Council meeting, or wish to communicate with the Council, please email Jacqui Storer, Clerk to Melbourne Parish Council, telephone: 07734 939292 or write to 2 Mansfields Croft, Etwall, Derby DE65 6NJ. Alternatively, you may contact the Chair of the relevant Committee.

Pictured right: Councillor Wendy Earp,
Elected Chairman of Melbourne Parish Council in May 2014.

Quality Council Status achieved in 2006 and renewed in 2010
Presentations in 2006 and 2010 by Councillor Derek Orchard, Chairman of the Derbyshire Quality Council Accreditation Committee, took place in the Bill Shone Leisure Centre.
At the 2006 presentation, Councillor Orchard said that it marked the end of quite a long and not an easy process: he paid tribute to the work of the Clerk, Norman Hill (who retired 2012), and who achieved a distinction in his QC examinations.
Councillor Wendy Earp, 
Chair of Melbourne Parish Council. 
Photograph by Andrew Jackson.

Meet the Team Committees & Responsibilities Burial Committee
Highways & Street Lighting Committee Facilities Committee Documents

Contacts and Links

*Dates for the main meetings of Melbourne Parish Council:
2014 - 07 Jan; 04 Feb; 04 Mar starting with the Annual Parish Meeting; 01 Apr; 06 May (Annual Meeting of the Parish Council); 03 June; 01 July; 02 Sept; 07 Oct; 04 Nov; 02 Dec.
Committees' meeting dates in 2014 are likely to be held 6 days after the main meetings listed above.

Quick links to pages of interest within this website:

Part of front cover of Melbourne Parish Plan Summary.

A 12 page summary of the Melbourne Parish Plan was distributed to all households in Melbourne in December 2009.


The 56 page version of Melbourne Parish Plan is available to download or view here.






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