Barton Parish Council
Welcome
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 (thanks to Barton WI)
Click for:  British History Online (Barton)
Barton Parish Magazine
Click below for the latest Parish Magazine, or follow 'more' (below) for previous issues.

November 2017 Text, Church services, Diary & Rotas and Back Cover.
October 2017 Text, Church services, Diary & Rotas and Back Cover.
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Village Notice Board
This space is for YOU to communicate with Barton villagers. Follow the link below for old news.

  07/10/17 Find out about AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS and how and why the government will help to replace your old boiler. Toft People's Hall, Wed 8th Nov , 2.30pm or 7.30pm Click here for more details.

  25/09/17 macmillan coffee morning 'Stay Well this Winter'. See this message from NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Click here. for more details.


  04/09/17 Barton Gardeners AGM and talk 'Growing for Show' Monday 16 Oct 2017 Click here for more details.

  25/09/17 macmillan coffee morning Coffee Morning, Barton School, Friday 29 September, raised £422 for Macmillan cancer support. Hosted by Barton CE Primary and St Peter's Church. Thanks everyone for your support.


  21/09/17 How do you fancy a career in teaching? ‘Getting into Teaching’ event at Anglia Ruskin University on Thursday 16th November 2017, 6-8pm. click here for a link to the website

  18/09/17 Barton BIN COLLECTIONS Autumn 2017 Click here for more details.

  18/09/17 Afternoon Tea at Barton's Ritz, with Lady Catherine de Bourgh and Jane Austen.
Saturday 28 October 2017, 3.00 - 5.00 pm, Barton Village Hall. Booking Essential. Click here. for more details.

  05/09/17 9/9/2017 - Orwell FC launch their new Reserves Team, BBQ and family afternoon, Orwell Rec, 12:00-6:00, Click here for more details.

  31/08/17 poppy-british Poppy Appeal 2017 - volunteer house to house collectors required in Barton. Contact Ian Minto. Click here for details.


  12/08/17 Cambridge Police asks 'Is your shed secure?' Click here for more details.

  19/07/17 Fabienne's French Conversation Group.
Have you ever been on holiday in France and wished your French was better? Come and join our friendly and informal French conversation group. All ages, genders and levels welcome, from beginner to 'connoisseur'. Friday 10-11am, Barton. Call Fabienne on 01223 318712 or 07546 932562 to book your FREE taster session.

  15/07/17 Update Hare and Hounds, Harlton Click here for more details.

  11/07/17 Congratulations, Tim Scott, the new Environmental Champion for South Cambs. Tim – the District Councillor for Comberton – farms in Comberton and neighbouring areas, including for the Countryside Restoration Trust in Barton. Click here for more details.

  13/06/16 'Bourn Free'. Controlling non-native species and improving the quailty of water in the Bourn Brook. Click here for their newsletter. and click here for a link to the website

  23/05/17 Barton Woodland Burial Ground newsletter, April 2017. Click here. for more details.

  14/03/17 Congratulations to Meta Greenfield from Barton, who was among the South Cambs Village Hero nominees presented with certificates at an awards ceremony on 9 March. Well done and thanks to her for all she is doing for our community. Click on the image for a full size picture. (photo credit South Cambs District Council) Village Hero, 2017





  07/03/17 Could you be an Area Speedwatch co-ordinator (not in Barton - we have one). See the attached notice. Click here for details.

  28/07/16 Concessionary Bus Pass renewal. Click here for details of how to renew your Concessionary Bus Pass on line.

  24/06/16 Barton Housing Need Survey - Results
Click here for a copy of the full report. See the Parish Council minutes (right hand column) for the minutes of the public meeting on 22 June 2016.

  16/05/16 "Newsletters from Heidi Allen, MP for South Cambridgeshire.
See the new section on the website, towards the bottom of the right-hand column.

  27/04/16 Free Energy Saving items for low income families.
  1. Action on Energy Poster. Click here for more details.
  2. South Cambs Energy Improvement Scheme. Click here for more details.

  07/03/16 'Cambridge Connect' has developed conceptual plans for a Light Rail system as a long term solution to Cambridge's transport problems. click here for a link to the website

  04/03/16 A Housing Needs Survey for Barton.
Barton Parish Council requests your support. Click here for details.

  22/12/15 Barton Ward Oil Club! Click here for the details.

  22/12/15 The Western Orbital - a note from Francis Burkitt Click here for the details.

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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
BRIG
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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HELP WANTED - BOURN FREE

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'
Facebook
Click here for the Barton Village page on Facebook
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Parish Council meetings
quality status logo Meetings of the Parish Council are held in the Village Hall at 7.30pm on the first Tuesday of every month except August and possibly April. Members of the public are invited ... (follow the link)
- Click for calendar of meetings and for minutes and reports...
- Click here for agendas...

- Click here for County Councillor Reports
Financial Reports
Click here for Parish Council annual financial reports. more...
Your Councillors
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 Energy Group
BEG logoBarton Energy Group encourages the use of sustainable energy sources    more...
QTSQ
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. 15.
  Heidi comments on the City Deal, Oct 2016. Click here for details
Haymaking
The hay on the Leys is cut in early August.

Tim Radford
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