Committees

Minutes and Agendas for all committee meetings can be found in the Archive section of this website.

Highways Committee
Melbourne Parish Council Highways Committee REPORTS highway repair and maintenance requirements to Derbyshire County Council Highways Department and street lighting faults to Derbyshire County Council Lighting Department. The Parish Council does not undertake the repairs.
Members of the public are encouraged to report potholes and street lighting faults by telephone directly to DCC on 08456 058058. In the case of faulty lamps, the number at eye level on the lamp post is always required.
Christmas lights in the centre of Melbourne and small street lighting schemes are provided by Melbourne Parish Council.

To report dog fouling click here.

Members of Committee:
Councillor Smith (Chair) - david@highfielddrinksgroup.co.uk
Councillor Collyer (Vice Chair) n.collyer@btinternet.com
Councillor Calvert - davecalvert@totalise.co.uk
Councillor Jackson - ajackson@kingsnewton.com
Councillor Summerlin - terrysummerlin126@btinternet.com
Councillor Usher - mickusher@me.com





Burial Committee
The Packhorse Road Cemetery is owned and maintained by the Melbourne Parish Council, whose mission is to provide a respectful and dignified environment for the interment and remembrance of the people who lived in the Parish of Melbourne. Visitors to the Cemetery are welcomed and asked to respect and share the pride taken in its appearance and maintenance.
In 2002, Melbourne came second in the UK & Ireland Best Cemetery Competition. Melbourne Parish Council is responsible for maintenance of the grounds and Garden of Remembrance, burials, interments, and the erection of memorials. Safety Checks are undertaken on headstones and memorials as part of an ongoing Health and Safety procedure.
The condition of the Cemetery has been commended by the Institute of Cemeteries and Crematorium Management (ICCM), and the Sexton, Robert Holman, collected a certificate at the ICCM 2014 AGM.



Members of Committee:
Councillor Usher (Chair) - mickusher@me.com
Councillor Summerlin (Vice Chair) - terrysummerlin126@btinternet.com
Councillor Dunnicliff - george@dunnicliff.co.uk
Councillor Carroll - janedunstercarroll@gmail.com
Councillor Hardy - sehardy@live.com

Sexton: Robert Holman - 07966 461416

Genealogy searches
The Clerk and Sexton will not assist in searches of relatives buried in the cemetery.
An Online Register of those interred at the cemetery can be found here. for research purposes
Maps of the Cemtery, some of which list those interred and inscribed in the plots, can be found here.
A Photo Archive of the memorials in the cemetery can be found here.




Recreation and Facilities Committee
The Facilities Committee of Melbourne Parish Council is involved in the management of the various assets/provision of facilities in Melbourne as follows:
  • War Memorial
  • Lothian Gardens
  • Thomas Cook Gardens
  • Market Place Bus Shelter
  • Summer Sports Activities
  • Mowing contracts
  • Public Toilets
The Lothian Gardens Opening Times: Summer 8am-8pm and Winter 8am-dusk.

Melbourne Parish Council has full responsibility for the maintenance of the award winning Lothian Gardens, which incorporate play areas for children of different age groups. We are pleased to inform you that new play equipment has been installed in the Toddler Area.
The Lothian Gardens were created as a Millennium Project on land donated to the Melbourne Millennium Trust by Lord and Lady Ralph Kerr and The Melbourne Trust. Over £120,000 was raised from local people and businesses, together with charitable donations. Approximately half of the money came from the Derbyshire Environmental Trust under the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme. The whole project was managed by Groundwork Erewash Valley.

Members of the Committee
Councillor Fitzpatrick (Chair) - mfitz@talktalk.net
Councillor Jackson (Vice Chair) - ajackson@kingsnewton.com
Councillor Hicklin -  sheilahicklin154@talktalk.net
Councillor Fearria - alancarolf@talk21.com
Councillor Calvert - davecalvert@totalise.co.uk
Councillor Hogan - steve.hogan@vrsafety.co.uk


Planning and Strategy Committee
Councillors on the Planning & Strategy Committee comment and recommend on local plans to South Derbyshire District Council planning authority and consider the strategic direction of Melbourne Parish Council.

Members of Committee:
Councillor Carroll (Chair) - janedunstercarroll@gmail.com
Councillor Parker (Vice Chair) - robert@derbyhillsfarm.com
Councillor Hicklin -  sheilahicklin154@talktalk.net
Councillor Summerlin - terrysummerlin126@btinternet.com
Councillor Smith - david@highfielddrinksgroup.co.uk
Councillor Gates - tgates.melbourne@gmail.com






Finance, Risk Management and HR Committee
Councillors on the Finance, Risk Management & HR Committee monitor the finances, undertake the Human Resources provision re staff and oversee and manage the various risks that Melbourne Parish Council currently has or may have.

Members of Committee:
Councillor Hicklin (Chair) - sheilahicklin154@talktalk.net
Councillor Summerlin (Vice Chair) - terrysummerlin126@btinternet.com
Councillor Smith - david@highfielddrinksgroup.co.uk
Councillor Usher - mickusher@me.com
Councillor Carroll - janedunstercarroll@gmail.com
Councillor Fitzpatrick - mfitz@talktalk.net