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

  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 ian.minto@bartonvillage.org


  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 contact@eastwestrail.co.uk or call 0330 1340067
PLEASE ENGAGE.

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
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 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...
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. 29, 2018.
Haymaking
The hay on the Leys is cut in early August.

Tim Radford
Contact us
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