Barton Parish Council
Welcome to the Barton Parish Council website
Barton village pond and sign  Barton is a small compact village, about 3 miles west of Cambridge (just west of J12 of the M11).
 The population was 846 at the time of the 2011 census.
 Villagers are older than average for this region, with nearly 35% aged 60 or over. Of these, 12 were 90 or over in 2011.
 Barton residents are predominantly Christian. Most are working and over 19% of these travel to work by cycle or on foot.

Click for:  Barton Census Data 2011
Click for:  Photos of Barton (All Copyrights acknowledged)
Click for:  Barton History (from the Cambridgeshire Village Book by members of Cambridgeshire WI)
Click for:  British History Online (Barton)
Click for:  Cambridgeshire History (Barton) with a link to the Domesday Book entry and to the War Memorial Role of Honour Cambridgeshire
Barton Parish Magazine
Click below for the latest Parish Magazine, or follow 'more' (below) for previous issues.

March 2020 Text, Church services, Diary & Rotas, and Back Cover.
April 2020 Text, Church services & Diary, and Back Cover.

Village Notice Board
This space is for YOU to communicate with Barton villagers. Follow the link below for old news.

  27/05/20 Barton bin collections May - August 2020 Click here. for details.

  27/05/20 NEW Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Parish Councillor
(1) Click here for the legal notification, and request for an election.
(2) Click here for expressing your interest.
Anyone wishing to apply for the vacancy please contact Ian Minto, the Parish Clerk, by 12 June 2020, by email

  15/05/20 Washable face masks? Is anyone in Barton making face masks? A couple of isolated residents would like to be able to get hold of washable face masks. If you are able to help please contact Sarah Pitchford on 07816 495590.

  07/05/20 Safe VE Day celebrations at home. A message from the Leader of South Cambs District Council, telling us of some of the events commemorating VE Day this weekend. Click here. for details.

  28/03/20     ALERT - from 'Next Door, Barton' - (posted yesterday 27 April) '... about 20 cars in Haslingfield were broken into around 4am this morning, log books, valuables, ect stolen. BE AWARE.
(Thanks to Sarah Pitchford for pointing this out).

  26/04/20 Green bin collections - SCDC announces a phased return from Monday 4 May. Click here for message from Barton PC Clerk
and follow this link for Barton collection dates.

  24/03/20 Reports for the Annual Parish Meeting, scheduled for 7 April 2020 but postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, can be found by clicking on the link for PC minutes at the top of the right hand column.

  31/03/20 Barton Parish Magazine. We regret that there will be no issue of the Parish Magazine in May due to the current lockdown. We will look at the June issue nearer the time. Anne Coulson

  27/03/20 Household Recycling centres in Cambridgeshire closed until further notice Click here. for details from the Parish Clerk.

  24/03/20 The Annual Parish Meeting, scheduled for 7 April 2020, has been postponed until further notice. The planned agenda for the meeting and more information can be found by clicking on the usual link at the top of the right-hand column.

  24/03/20 SUSPENSION OF GREEN BIN COLLECTIONS. More information from the Parish Clerk. Click here..

  20/03/20 Coronavirus: Suspension of green bin collections Green bin collections are suspended temporarily from Monday 23 March due to the coronavirus. See press release.
Click here for Barton collection dates, March - June 2020..

  20/03/20 Coronavirus - Dear Residents,
Hopefully you will have received a leaflet with a contact name and number to assist with food shopping, prescription pick ups and a general chat if needed, during these difficult times. Please also note the following local services in Barton are also offering a home delivery service if needed.
Wallis 01223 263911
The Larder, Burwash 01223 264600
The Barton Store 01223 262370
We hope that helps
Sarah Pitchford 07816 495590

  16/03/20 Coronavirus - General advice and guidance for village halls and community buildings from Cambridgeshire Acre. Click here..

  15/03/20 Coronavirus - If you are an elderly or isolated resident of Barton and are unable to get provisions due to the Coronavirus threat please contact Sarah Pitchford, Chair of Barton Parish Council, who will try and assist you. Contact details are as follows:- Tel: 07816 495590   email

  10/03/20 Coronavirus - please be neighbourly - message from our Parish Clerk Click here..
And click here. for an NHS poster.

  03/03/20    Information to raise awareness of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Click here
for a link to the story, and for further links for more information. This information, sent on behalf of the Parish Council, is from Cambridgeshire Acre, an organisation that supports PC's and Village community organisation.

  02/03/20 Springtime tea at Barton's Ritz. Saturday 4 April, 3.30 - 5.30 Click here. for details.

  02/03/20 The White Horse is under new management (from 21 Feb). Noi and Jeremy are in the process of updating the kitchen and making other improvements and are intending to re-open in about 3 weeks time. Click here. for details.

  20/2/20    PUBLIC MEETING to discuss Road Safety in Barton, Tuesday 25 Feb. Click here. for details.

  3/2/20 The Greater Cambridge Local Plan - Consultation open until 24 February - This joint Plan will affect the future of Greater Cambridge over the next 20 years. Click here. for details.

  23/01/20 See right-hand column for Notice of extra Parish Council meeting on Thursday 30 January at 11am, to discuss a planning application from Barton House.

  16/01/20. Urgent warnings after men try to abduct 10-year-old walking home from school Click here for a link to the story. This happened at 4.30pm 15th January at Histon. I (Ashley Shepherd) have posted the full story on facebook, and it’s reported in the Cambs News.

  14/01/20 Public Notice: Greater Cambridge Local Plan, Issues and Options 2020 Click here. for details.

  10/01/20     Village Alert. Last night (9 Jan 2020) a resident on New Road had their vehicle broken into. It is in the process of being reported. Please be vigilant and spread the word.

  20/12/19 High Street flood HIGH STREET FLOODED. The bottom end of the High Street (opposite the garage) is flooded with water spreading across the road. Note that this has been reported, and will be dealt with. It is possible to drive through - with care! (click on the image for a larger picture).

  26/11/19 Visit this glittering spectacle for a sparkling hour and choose the winner of the 2019 St Peter's Duck Challenge. Indulge in festive fare as you view Christmas through the eyes of the community's organisations and businesses. From the Playgroup to the WIs, the Wine merchant to the Cafe. A feast for the senses.
Click here.
for details.

  26/11/19 Barton bin collections Nov 2019 - Feb 2020 Click here. for details.

  09/11/19 NEW Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Parish Councillor
(1) Click here for the legal notification, and request for an election.
(2) Click here for expressing your interest.
Anyone wishing to apply for the vacancy please contact Ian Minto, the Parish Clerk, by 28 November 2019, by email

  05/11/19 Overnight road closure, due to resurfacing work along Barton - Comberton Road, 11-14 November 2019 Click here. for more information.

  04/10/19 Join 'Project Linus' for 'Make a Quilt Day', Haslingfield, 12 Oct 2019, to help 'children in need of a hug'. Click here. for a poster.

  18/09/19 . Barton Wildlife Group. The next meeting is on Saturday 28 September when we will be focussing on moths. Join us for an early start, at 21 Kings Grove, Barton at 6.30 am for Croissants, Coffee, Tea and Toast. Email Mary on if you plan to come. Click here for a poster.

  17/09/19 Greater Cambridge Partnership. Cambridge South West Travel Hub Progress, Exhibition Hauxton 03/10/19 Click here for more details.

  17/09/19 Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Parish Councillor
(1) Click here for the legal notification, and request for an election.
(2) Click here for expressing your interest.
Anyone wishing to apply for the vacancy please contact Ian Minto, the Parish Clerk, by 28 November 2019, by email

  10/09/19 Notes on Operation London Bridge - Death of the Queen/Senior member of the Royal Family. (Information from the Parish Council Liaison meeting.)
Click here for more information.

  09/09/19 Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Parish Councillor
(1) Click here for the legal notification, and request for an election.
(2) Click here for expressing your interest.
Anyone wishing to apply for the vacancy please contact Ian Minto, the Parish Clerk, by 26 September 2019, by email

  06/09/19 Barton's Ritz, Afternoon Tea, Saturday 26 October, 3.30-5.30pm, Barton Village Hall. Booking essential. Click here. for more details.

  05/09/19 75th Anniversary of VE Day May 2020. Community Engagement opportunity for Barton. Your Parish Council would like to ascertain any interest in organising/attending a local event. Please read the attached letter and view the website Any comments/ideas please contact the Clerk ( by the end of September. Click here. for more details.

  28/08/19 Barton bin collections Aug - Nov 2019 Click here. for details.

  25/07/19 Barton Wildlife Group - Friday August 2, 3.00 - 4.30, focus on Wild Flowers and the Insects that they support. Meet at Woodland Burial Ground. Click here. for a poster.

  15/07/19 Pop-Up Cafe, pavilion Friday 9 August. Click here. for details.

  03/07/19 Village Alert. On 3rd July a Hardwick resident reported a white van, no markings but ladders on the roof checking dwellings. Patrolled up and down Egremont Rd very slowly. Spread the word please.

  02/07/19 ACTION FRAUD, Drivers Targeted with Fake Fines , Click here. for details.

  28/06/19 The Cambridge Rock Festival is returning to Haggis Farm Polo Club, Barton, CB23 7PZ on 25th-28th July 2019 .
Click here for the Festival website.
To Barton Residents: Ian Minto, Parish Clerk, is pleased to announce that we have a small number of complimentary tickets available for the Festival. These will be available to Residents, from Barton Village Store from Friday 5th July 12 Noon. 2 tickets per person. You will need to get a wristband at CRF entrance point. Optional donation if desired.

  25/06/19 Toft Choir, Toft Session & Musicians of Toft, Saturday 13 July, An evening of Magical Midsummer Music Click here. for details.

  13/06/19. Barton Parish Council: NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN (AGAR) ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2019. Any interested person has the right to inspect the accounts. Click here for the details.

  12/06/19. Beware of a nuisance call supposedly representing a Crime Prevention Team stating they are making visits to the area if you would be interested. The number they are ringing from is 01785 542892. I have checked this out with Cambridge Police and they have advised vigilence.
Sarah Pitchford, Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator

  06/06/19. Individuals have been receiving phone calls from people claiming to be a police officer or banking official and there has been 'Courier Fraud'. Reminder: Your bank or the police will never: ......
Click here and follow the link for Neighbourhood Watch advice.

  06/06/19 Cambridge Bus Users (CBU) AGM, Sat 15 June Click here. for details.

  06/06/19 Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Parish Councillor
(1) Click here for the legal notification, and request for an election.
(2) Click here for expressing your interest.
Anyone wishing to apply for the vacancy please contact Ian Minto, the Parish Clerk, by 20 June 2019, by email

  28/05/19 GCP 'Choices for Better Journeys' survey results. Click here. for details.

  19/05/19 Barton Wildlife Group, meeting and BBQ, Monday 27 May 2019 Click here. for details.

  14/05/19 Barton bin collections, 2019 May - July. Click here. for details.

  06/05/19 'Life Matters'. Series of Talks at St Peter's Church, Barton, starting with a talk on Climate Change by Prof John Shepherd, CBE, FRS, on Monday 13 May at 7.00pm Click here. for details.

  01/05/19 Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Parish Councillor Click here for the legal notification.
Anyone wishing to apply for the vacancy please contact Ian Minto, the Parish Clerk, by 22 May 2019, by email

  30/04/19 Barton Parish Council, APM, See the top of the right hand column for the Annual Reports from our County and District Councillors.

  16/04/19 Barton Parish Council, Annual Parish Meeting, Barton Village Hall, 30 April 2019, Click here. for the agenda.

  16/04/19 Cambourne to Cambridge LLF meeting, 6 June, 6.30pm (open to the public). Click here. for details.

  08/04/19 . RESIDENTS AWARE. There is a stocky young male about 5’7’’, well spoken, uneven teeth suspiciously knocking on doors in Kings Grove with an appeal to purchase items with a ‘story’ as to why he’s selling. Residents need to remain vigilant to unusual behaviour and strange people. It has been reported to the local PCSO. Sometimes these visits can be followed up with burglaries or theft.

  03/04/19 . Barton WI, Tuesday 11 April. Rob Marsden speaking on 'Olive gold', a Beginners Guide to Olive Oil. Visitors £5, Barton Village Hall, 7.30pm.

  25/03/19 Another CONSULTATION: Our local PCSO John Coppard asks you to complete a survey about Community Police Services to local villages.
Final deadline is 1st April 2019. Click here for a link to the survey.

  25/03/19 CONSULTATION - deadline 31 March. Camb Traffic - 'Stop Cambridge Road Closures!' ('Choices for Better Journeys'). Click here. for details.

  22/03/19 An evening of traditional songs and music. 'Toft Session' at St Peter's Church Barton, 6th April. Click here. for details.

  22/03/19 Express your views - Cambourne to Cambridge public transport. Open until 31 March 2019. Click here. for details.

  22/03/19 Greenways - Comberton to Barton cyclepath. Work begins Monday 25 March for 17 weeks . Click here. for details. and here for a map

  08/03/19 The EWRailroad consultation is in all local media and the non-statutory consultation deadline is Monday 11th March by 11:45 pm
Click here for the link to present your views.
All the information is there, or email or call 0330 1340067

For an alternative East-West rail proposal, click here to have a look at the CamBedRailRoad project.

  25/02/19 County Council Plans for new HQ - your chance to comment. Click here. for details.

  20/02/19 Barton bin collections Feb - May 2019 Click here. for details.

  01/02/19 SPEEDING and TRAFFIC CALMING in Barton. Will you join the SPEEDWATCH GROUP? click here for details and how to get involved

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Barton Village Day
Village Day 2014  The annual Barton Village Day on the Recreation Ground was held on Saturday 11th July 2015.

 To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the  end of World War II, we had a 40s theme, with vintage Jeeps, 40s dress and music
 and a Home Front Memorabilia stand, with replica and real artefacts.
 The weather was gorgeous, the turnout was fantastic  and huge numbers of people had a lovely day.

Quote from a villager - "events like this keep Barton a real village and stop it becoming just another suburb of Cambridge"

Click for photos courtesy of Alasdair Massie...   Barton Village Day has a Facebook page. Click to view Facebook logo
Pavilion  The Sports And Social Pavilion on the Recreation Ground was officially opened in September 2011.
 It contains an attractive meeting room, a kitchen and sporting facilities including changing rooms.

 The Barton Recreation Ground Improvement Group (BRIG) is responsible for developing and maintaining the facilities on
 "the Rec.". Its fund-raising activities include producing the annual Barton Calendar.

The Barton Calendar 2016 may still be available in Conkers or from members of BRIG.
Barton Open Gardens
Several Barton gardens open twice a year under the National Gardens Scheme. This raises money for several charities, including
Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Hospice UK, Carers Trust, The Queen’s Nursing Institute and Perennial.

Each year The NGS supports a "guest" charity. For 2014 & 2015 the guest charity is Parkinson’s UK, which is the research and support charity for anyone affected by the condition.

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Slipping through the countryside almost unnoticed, except for brief appearances at bridges and short sections of footpath, the Bourn Brook is a hidden treasure. It has many natural features other streams have lost, such as meandering bends and gravel shoals. The brook is home to numerous small fish, kingfisher, otter and water vole as well as forming part of barn owls' territories. The Bourn Free project aims to tackle the various non-native invasive species which threaten the brook, particularly American mink, Himalayan balsam and giant hogweed, and to allow the brook and its native ecology to function naturally. Please help to maintain this lovely waterway. Contact the Countryside Restoration Trust.
Please click here, and then click on 'More details'
Click here for the Barton Village page on Facebook
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Parish Council meetings
Meetings of the Parish Council
- Click for minutes and reports... Reports for the 2020 APM can also be found here.
- Click here for agendas...

- Click here for County and District Councillor Reports
Financial Reports
Click here for Parish Council annual financial reports. more...
Your Councillors and Clerk
Click here for a list of your County, District and Parish Councillors. more...
Standing Orders and Documents
What powers and obligations does Barton Parish Council have? Click here for details
BARTON Character appraisal
Adopted by the Parish Council on 5 December 2017. Click here for the document.
Barton Energy Group
BEG logoBarton Energy Group encourages the use of sustainable energy sources    more...
Barton is a member of the QTSQ group of 4 villages. Click here for details more...
The Parish Plan
Local democracy in action!

Parish Plan

A village-wide survey was carried out in 2003/2004 to help produce a plan for the future. The Parish Council is still being guided by this plan today.
Follow the link for updates (Oct. 2014 and Nov 2015) more...
Heidi Allen, MP, Newsletters
Follow the link for the latest Newsletter from Heidi Allen, MP. Click here for No. 29, 2018.
The hay on the Leys is cut in early August.

Tim Radford
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