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.

April 2019 Text (incl Rotas), Church services, Diary, and Back Cover.
May 2019 Text, Church services, Diary & Rotas, and Back Cover.

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

  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

  30/01/19 Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Parish Councillor click here for the legal notification.
click here for details of the application process.

  29/01/19 Public Consultation: Bedford to Cambridge route option. Part of a new rail connection between Oxford and Cambridge. Another opportunity to have your say! click here for a link to the survey.

  29/01/19 Another Theft Alert from our Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator - Residents Aware! There has been a garage theft in Comberton Road with lawnmowers and other equipment stolen.
The police have also sent alerts for hare coursing and poaching in rural communities.

  29/01/19 Public Consultation: 'Cambourne to Cambridge, Better Public Transport Project'. 4 Feb - 31 Mar 2019. Have your say! click here for a link to the survey.

  25/01/19 More road closures - A14 this time! Potential issue of night-time traffic through the village, Monday 28 Jan - Friday 1 Feb. click here for more information.

  24/01/19 M11 southbound between junctions 11 and 12: bridge joint repair works click here for more information.
click here for another copy of the map.

  03/01/19 Greater Cambridge Partnership. The Barton and Haslingfield Greenways consultation results. click here for more information.

  03/01/19 Theft Alert - Residents Aware! Machinery stolen from 222 Wimpole Road on 15 January. Man in his 40s asking for gardening jobs. click here for more information.

  13/01/19 UK POWER NETWORKS - 17th-23rd and 28th January, work in Barton. click here for the notice.

  13/01/19 IMPORTANT - A603 Night Road Closures, 14-24 Jan 2019 click here for more information click here for the notice.

  03/01/19 Barton Wildlife Group. Meeting 23 January 2019, Barton Pavilion. click here for more information.

  03/01/19 Consultation - Greater Cambridge Draft Housing Strategy. Closing date for responses, Friday 25 January 2019 click here for more information.

  03/01/19 Barton's Ritz - Afternoon Tea, 2 February 2019, 3.30 - 5.30, in Barton Village Hall. click here for more information.

  13/12/18 A14C2H (The A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon) annual communications survey. Have your say! click here for a link to the survey, which should take only 5 minutes.

  13/12/18 Cambourne to Cambridge Better Public Transport. click here for an update on this Transport route, a major project for the GCP and the region.

  04/12/18 Barton bin collections Dec 2018 - Feb 2019 Click here. for details.

  02/12/18 Road closures, for week commencing 3 December 2018. Click here. for details.

  27/11/18 Ouse Viaduct A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon - two years on. click here for a link to the website with full details.

  19/11/18 'Home Security Tips' - Some good advice from our Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator. Click here. for details.

  19/11/18 St Peter's Christmas Tree Festival 2018, over the weekend of 8-9 December. Click here. for details.

  04/11/18 Greater Cambridge Partnership - Consultation on Comberton Greenway, dartes for public meetings. Click here. for details.

  01/11/18 Stagecoach service 18, changes Nov 2018. Click here. for details.

  31/10/18 Permitted parking on the Leys, 1 Nov 2018. Click here. for details.

  30/10/18/ Roadworks, Haslingfield Road, 29 October 2018 for 5 days. Click here. for more details.

  30/10/18/ JAMBOREE 6 July 2019 This event will replace Village Day 2019. Help to design the day. Meet at the Hoops, Wednesday 14 November at 7.30pm. Click here. for more details.

  25/10/18 The Barton 2019 Calendar will be on sale at the coffee morning on Saturday 3 November in Barton Village Hall, and afterwards at the Village Store. This will be the 10th calendar sold in aid of BRIG.

  25/10/18 The Christmas choir is short of bass singers. If you would like to join the choir, who will sing in the Church on December 16th, please contact Helen Newstead. Click here. for Helen's contact details.

  16/10/18/ Barton Parish Magazine, NO issue November 2018
Click here. for more details.

  03/10/18/ Temporary speed limit: Cambridge Road (A603), Barton and Barton Road, Grantchester Click here. for more details.

  03/10/18/ Invite from Cambridge Constabulary Click here. for more details.

  21/09/18/ Cycle path extension on Comberton Road Click here. for more details.

  06/09/18 Planned Roadworks for A603, Barton, Nov-Dec 2018 Click here. for more details.

  06/09/18 WI news - speaker Sept 11th, Julie Bounford on 'The story of Heffers', Harvest supper Sat Oct 13th, Jigsaw challenge Tues 16 Oct.
Click here. for more details.

  27/07/18 Barton bin collections - Aug-Oct 2018 Click here. for more details.

  27/07/18 Message from UK Power Networks - Thunderstorms and Electricity Network Preparedness
Click here. for more details.

  15/07/18 Whippet bus service change. From 28 July the 75 bus will be operated by a different contractor, the 'A2B Bus & Coach Ltd'. There is no change to the timetable.

  28/06/18 Barton School logo Please help Barton School to raise funds for much needed building
  and repair work. Click here. for more details. Thank you!

  26/06/18 Road Closure. Haslingfield Road, Barton, 2 July - 31 August 2018 Click here. for more details.

  26/06/18 Computer Software Service fraud. Are you being re-targeted for 'owed money'? Click here. for more details and advice.

  26/06/18 The Greater Cambridge Partnership is launching a consultation on two newly proposed cycle & walking routes linking Cambridge to local villages, the Barton and Haslingfield Greenways . Click here. for more details.

  31/05/18 Barton Parish Council - financial statements for 2017-18, and notice of public rights. See the right hand column under 'Financial reports'.

  29/05/18 The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect in the UK from 25 May 2018.
For more information see the link to 'Standing Orders and Documents' in the right hand column. Barton Parish Council is committed to protecting personal data and adheres to GDPR legislation.

  19/05/18 Strawberries and Creem Festival and The Cambridge Club.
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June at Haggis Farm Click here. for more details.

  13/05/18 Himalayan Balsam pulling (again!). Can you help to rid Bourn Brook brook of this invasive weed. click here for a link to the website with full details..

  08/05/18 Afternoon Tea at Barton's Ritz, celebrate 'Royal Ascot'
Saturday 23 June 2018, 3.30 - 5.30 pm, Barton Village Hall. Booking Essential. Click here. for more details.

  04/05/18 Friends of St Peter's Church Barton. 'Life Matters'. There will be a series of talks during May and June 2018 at 7pm in the church. Note updated list of speakers Click here for details

  20/04/18 Local Elections, 3 May 2018. In Barton there were 9 nominations for 9 Parish Councillors, so the election is 'uncontested'. There will still be elections for District Councillors on 3 May. Don't forget to vote!
Click here for the list of the new Parish Councillors.

  17/04/18 The Annual Parish Council meeting. Tuesday 24 April 7.15 for 7.30 pm.
Come and hear what your Council(s) have done this year. Meet your new Parish Councillors and say goodbye to the retiring Councillors and Clerk. Click here for more details.

  23/03/18 Barton Tennis Club - new website. click here for a link to the website or go to the link in the left hand column for 'Village Clubs and Organisations'.

  15/03/18 Barton Road Firing Range. For firing times, see the new link in the left hand column.

  15/03/18 Heidi Allen newsletter No. 27. Click here for the Newsletter, and there is also a link in the right-hand column.

  30/01/18 Tackling Social Isolation Barton PC OPEN SESSION, Tuesday 6 February 7.30pm. Speakers (South Cambs) Councillor Sue Ellington and County Councillor Lina Joseph. Click here for details.

  30/01/18 Barton BIN COLLECTIONS Spring 2018 Click here for details.

  17/01/18 Afternoon Tea at Barton's Ritz, 'The Palm Court Tea Room'
Saturday 24 February 2018, 3.00 - 5.00 pm, Barton Village Hall. Booking Essential. Click here. for more details.

  10/01/18 Basin Street Brawlers concert in Grantchester: Saturday 3rd March The acclaimed 1920/1930s style jazz ensemble from London is giving a concert just down the road in Grantchester. Click here for more details or here for a link to the website

  03/01/18 Barton Playgroup - new website. click here for a link to the website or go to the link in the left hand column for 'Village Clubs and Organisations'.

  19/12/17 Neighbourhood Watch Notice Click here to see the message from our Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator.

  21/11/17 Arbury Trust Newsletter 'Glebe Notes' October 2017 Click here to see the Newsletter.

  08/11/17 Barton Village Day update 'The Future' of Barton Village Day looks assured as a meeting of enthusiastic villagers discussed ideas on how to take it forward. Volunteers have formed a small core Team. However, please come forward now if you could find time to put your expertise to one or two of the tasks that need to be covered. This would be of great help to the Team. The Notes from the meeting are available - please contact It’s never too early to get things rolling.
Thank you

  03/11/17 Secondary Teaching. click here for details of recruitment events designed for secondary trainees. Or follow the twitter tag @teachincambs here

  01/11/17 Vacancy for Parish Clerk Click here for more details and see the right hand column for some idea of the Clerk's duties and responsibilities.

  7/10/17 Stay Well 2017 'Stay Well this Winter'. See this message from NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. 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.

  18/09/17 Barton BIN COLLECTIONS Autumn 2017 Click here for more 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 Arbury Trust - 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

  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

  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
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'
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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)
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- 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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