Monday, 15 July 2019

Melbourne Parish Council's Summer Sports Scheme first session is on Monday July 29th at Melbourne Junior School Packhorse Road ,2pm till 4pm .

Dates for the other sessions are Monday 5th ,12th and 19th August ,all 2pm till 4pm .

Entrance is free .

Due to it's popularity last year The Parish Council is once again providing a bouncy castle in the Lothian Gardens 2pm till 4pm on Wednesdays 7th ,14th ,21st and 28th of August .

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Neighbourhood Development Plan - Regulation 14 Public Consultation Notice

In accordance with Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Part 5, 14 (a)-(c), notice is hereby given that a formal pre-submission public consultation on the Draft Melbourne Neighbourhood Development Plan will start at 9.00am on Monday 20th May 2019 for a period of 6 weeks ending at 5pm on Tuesday 2nd July 2019. 
Melbourne Neighbourhood Development Plan (the NDP) has been developed to help deliver the local community’s requirements and aspirations for the Plan period upto 2028. The NDP has been created through listening to the views of the residents of the parish. 

The NDP will provide a means of guiding, promoting and enabling balanced and sustainable change and growth within the designated area of Melbourne and Kings Newton. Melbourne Parish Council invites comments on the draft NDP. All responses received will be considered by the NDP Working Party and the Parish Council to inform a revised version of the NDP. The revised version of the NDP will then be submitted to South Derbyshire District Council, as the local planning authority, for examination by an independent examiner. 

The draft NDP maybe viewed online here
Paper copies may be viewed at Melbourne library. 

The report on the responses to the residents’ questionnaire survey and the other information that has informed the creation of the NDP can be viewed online at Paper copies can again be viewed at Melbourne library. 

Response forms maybe deposited at Melbourne Library, may be posted to the Clerk to the Parish Council at PO Box 8366, Derby, DE65 9DX or scanned and emailed to, 

Please note in accordance with GDPR, all responses will be forwarded as part of the submission process to SDDC, this will include the forwarding of personal data, such as email address, names, addresses and telephone numbers. 

All comments must be received by 5.00pm on  Tuesday 2nd

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Memorial Testing 2019

Two quarters of the cemetery have now had memorials tested, this completes the 2018 and 2019 quarter-phases of testing. Repair work is now underway in these sections and the remaining two quarters are scheduled to be tested in 2020 and 2021.
The tested side, (which is the unconsecrated Melbourne side), has had over seventy stakes removed leaving just three staked memorials that were deemed too unsafe to leave unstaked, These seventy memorials have been repaired and re-tested to ensure they are now safe.
One stone that had been laid flat has now been re-erected and more of the laid stones, (from earlier test carried out over the last few decades) are being considered for re-erection in the coming months.
Further work is required such as turning stones over that have fallen face down and repairs will continue to be carried out on the consecrated Kings Newton side when safety issues become apparent.
Should any member of the public discover a memorial to be potentially dangerous they should call the Sexton on 07966 461416.