Local Information

Parish Information

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Marlingford & Colton Parish Council

Marlingford & Colton Parish Council consists of up to 7 residents of the parish of Marlingford & Colton. Members of the Parish Council are normally elected to serve, by the residents of the parish, every 4 years.

The Parish Council is responsible for many things including:

  • Monitoring and reporting on the general tidiness of the villages
  • Management of grass cutting in public areas
  • Expressing views and recommendations on local planning applications
  • Monitoring and reporting on the condition of local highways and footpaths

The provision and maintenance of:

  • Litter and dog bins
  • Colton Amenity area on Norwich Road, Colton
  • Marlingford Amenity area on Mill Road
  • Marlingford Conservation area
  • Parish Council Notice Boards in Colton and Marlingford

Members of the Parish Council meet once a month (with the exception of the month of August), at a Parish Council meeting to discuss, report, monitor and most importantly, make decisions on matters concerning the villages of Marlingford and Colton.

These meetings are held at the two village halls, alternating between the two villages, normally on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.00pm. If you click on the Events Calendar on the menu bar at the top of the screen you’ll be able to view the dates and venues for all meetings to be held.

In addition to being published on this web site, the date, time, and the venue of meetings are always posted on the two village notice boards in Colton and Marlingford and, in addition, three days prior to a meeting the agenda is posted on the village notice boards. Members of the public are very welcome and actively encouraged to attend and express their views or concerns on Parish matters, during an adjournment of the formal meeting that normally lasts for five minutes. In addition, Councillors are available to members of the public imediately prior to the start of meetings or, in between meetings, can be contacted via the Parish Clerk.