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, about 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 prepared for St George's Day, 2016. 
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. For information on the election, please see Quick Links below.

Please view the MAP OF MELBOURNE, produced July 2006 by Jayne Wright, or copy the postcode DE73 8GJ into for more detail of the Melbourne Assembly Rooms location.

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.

Pictured right: Councillor Margaret Sharp,
Elected Chairman of Melbourne Parish Council in May 2016.

Councillor Margaret Sharp, 
Chair of Melbourne Parish Council. 
Photograph by Andrew Jackson.

Meet the Team Documents Contacts and Links Committees & Responsibilities
Burial Committee
Facilities Committee Highways Committee Neighbourhood Development Plan Working Party

*Dates for the main meetings of Melbourne Parish Council:
2016 - Jan 05; Feb 02; Mar 01 starting with the Annual Parish Meeting; Apr 05; May 03 (Annual Meeting of the Parish Council); June 07; July 05; Sept 06; Oct 04; Nov 01; Dec 06.
2017 - Jan 03. Further dates awaited and will be posted as soon as available.

Notices and 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.

This website was launched on 13 October 2004 and last updated 08 January 2017.
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