Barton Parish Council
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  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 bartonvillageday@hotmail.co.uk It’s never too early to get things rolling.
Thank you

  04/11/17 Invitation to the Road Victims Trust Remembrance Service - Sunday 19th November. Click here for details.

  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.

  07/10/17 Friday 3 Nov, 7.30pm. An Open Meeting to discuss the future of Barton Village Day. Please come an share your ideas. Click here and here for more details.

  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.

  7/10/17 Stay Well 2017 'Stay Well this Winter'. See this message from NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Click here. for more details.


  04/10/17 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. Click here for details.


  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 Gardeners 'Salads all year round' Monday 25 Sept. Click here for more details.

  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.

  06/09/17 Barton W.I. Tuesday September 12th at 7-30 pm in the Village Hall. Action for Children . Speakers Holly Canham and Madeleine Clarke.
Visitors welcome £5 to include refreshments.
Harvest Supper Saturday September 30th. Tickets £15 from Helen Newstead 262543

  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.


  29/08/17 Grand Book Fair at St Peter's Church, Saturday 2 September. Click here for more details.

  13/08/17 The next Harlton PUP event to raise funds for the Hare and Hounds, is on 19 Aug 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.

  05/07/17 Barton W.I., Tuesday 11 July, 7.30pm in the Village Hall.
An amusing speaker Vic Botterill on The Nursery Rhyme Detective. Visitors welcome £5 to include refreshments.

  05/07/17  Barton Village Day, Saturday 15 July.
Show entries to be made, either in the Pavilion, Barton Rec, 7-9pm, Thursday 13th July or beforehand using the BG Folder in Conkers Stores.
Volunteers are still needed over the weekend 14-15-16 July. If you can help or if you would like a stall please contact bartonvillageday@hotmail.co.uk asap
Click here for the Village Day poster.

  04/07/17 Pet Service, 9 July 2017. Click here for more details.

  20/06/17 Barton BIN COLLECTIONS Summer 2017 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

  10/06/17 Harlton Pop-Up-Pub evening 16 June 2016 Click here. for more details.

  07/06/17 Barton W.I.s speaker on Tuesday June 13th at 7-30 pm in the Village Hall is Dr Gwenda Kyd from Cambridge Botanical Gardens. Her talk is on Molecules, Medicine and Mischief. Visitors welcome £5.

  27/05/17 Barton Wildlife Group - Survey of Wild Flowers on the Leys - 1 June 2017. Click here. for more details.

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

  21/05/17 17th-18th June, Strawberries & Creem festivals at Haggis Farm
Click here. for more details.

  16/05/17 Barton Gardeners, Summer Outing to Sheringham Park and Felbrigg Hall, Saturday 3 June.
Click here. for more details.

  30/04/17 Barton Gardeners Plant Sale and Coffee Morning, Sat 6th May, Village Hall, 10am - 12 noon. Click here. for more details.

  04/04/17 Barton Wildlife Group - Meet for a 'Sausage Sizzle' Wed 12 April, 6.00-8.00pm, Click here. for more details.

  02/04/17 Afternoon Tea at Barton's Ritz, with the theme 'The Splendours of Versailles'.
Saturday 17 June 2017, 3.00 - 5.00 pm, Barton Village Hall. Click here. for more details.

  30/03/17 The Hare and Hounds Pub, Harlton is holding a Pop-Up-Pub event, 31 March 2017. The organisers says 'It promises to be a brilliant evening as we have the Barleycorners performing well known hits and also a Fish Supper supplied by a professional Special Events Company.' Click here for details.

  30/03/17 Orchids Barton Gardeners - Thurs 6 April, 7.45pm, an Illustrated talk by Robert Brett on 'The Wonderful World of Orchids' Click here for details.



  27/03/17 The Annual Parish Meeting. Come and hear reports from your Parish, District and County Councillors and from Village Groups. Tuesday 25 April 2017. Click here for details.

  17/03/17 Footway Widening - A603 and New Road, Barton. Click here for 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 Day hay





  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.

  07/03/17 Greater Cambridge City Deal. 'Local Liaison Forum' meeting to hear the latest news on Cambourne to Cambridge and Western Orbital, Friday 17 March at 7.00pm at Comberton Village College. Click here for details.

  09/02/17 Winter Wander, Wed 15 Feb 2017, 2.00 - 3.30pm, organised by Barton Wildlife Project Click here for details.

  30/01/17 'Winter Peace' Click here. to see photos from 'Tea at Three' on 28 January 2017. (See News item on 04/01/17)

  23/01/17 Stagecoach, service 18. From 19 Feb 2017 the 07:50 journey between Cambridge and Cambourne (when schools are open) will operate up to 10 minutes earlier between Cambridge and Comberton. This service has been passing through Barton at 8:10am.

  11/01/17 CPR/Defibrillator Training for villagers. Wednesday 25 Jan 2017, Barton School Hall 7.30 - 9.00pm. Please email bartoncpr@gmail.com to register attendance. Click here. for more details.

  11/01/17 Forget-me-not Friends. Monthly meet-ups in the White Horse. Should this continue?
Click here. for more details.

  09/01/17 Progress on the 'Support the Hare and Hounds, Harlton' campaign.
Over £300,000 raised so far. Can you help? Click here. for more details.

  04/01/17 'Tea at Three' at Barton's Ritz, with the theme 'Winter Peace'.
Saturday 28 January 2017, 3.00 - 5.00 pm, Barton Village Hall. Click here. for more details.

  04/01/17 Barton Village Calendar 2017 Barton Village Calendar 2017 This is the 8th year of the Barton Village calendar, sold in aid of BRIG. As usual the monthly images were all taken in and around Barton. The cover shows the fallen 'Conker' tree. Available from Conkers Stores for £6.50.



  26/12/16 Grantchester Boxing Day Barrel Race. Congratulations to the Barton Burwash Team, Jacob Cook, Tim Radford, Pip Wakefield and Vic Wakefield, who have (again) retained the County Championship title.

  26/12/16 Winter Bird Walk, 4 Jan 2017, organised by Barton Wildlife Project Click here for details.

  19/10/16 Changes to Stagecoach P&R service from 20 Nov 2016, Click here for details.

  17/10/16 Barton Wildlife Group - Oct 28th, 3.00-4.30pm, 'Wildlife Signs, Sounds and Sightings in a Garden' Click here for details.

  28/09/16 Camquit - Help to stop smoking. Click here for details.

  28/09/16 Note change to Stagecoach service R, Cambridge rail station to Trumpington P&R, from 17 October 2016.
Click here for details.

  30/08/16 Bus service change, service 18, from 3 Oct 2016. Click here for details.

  30/08/16 'Tea at Three' with a Sherlock Holmes theme, 22 October 2016, 3.00 - 5.00 pm. Click here. for more details.

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

  24/07/16 Burwash Manor pond Pond Safari on Wednesday 27th July 3pm at Burwash Manor. Trailer ride to the Burwash ponds where Vince & Louise will help you get to know the wildlife in the pond. Please wear suitable footwear, sunblock etc. Family event. This event will launch the Barton Parish wildlife project.




  23/07/16 Changes to bus services from July 23/24 2016
Click here for more details.

  15/07/15 After Village Day - Fun for the kids, not so much fun for those left to clear up.

Village Day hay Village Day hay Village Day hay
Lorraine says 'It took 6 very full loads in Fritzy, then Chubby helped me with his trailer for the last mound. Really don't want to be doing this again next year!'
(Click on images for full size pictures.)


  24/06/16 Barton Village Day - 9 July 2016
  1. The Dog Show. Click here for details
  2. Village Day activities. Click here for details.

  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.

  16/06/16 Forget-Me-Not Friends, Barton monthly Drop-In
at the White Horse Inn, 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10.30-12.00 noon. Click here for more details.

  16/06/16 Barton Housing Need Survey, Results Report 22 June 2016
Public Meeting in the Pavilion, 7.30pm. Click here for more details.

  10/06/16 Free electrical waste recycling days in Cambridge
25 June, Newmarket Rd P&R.    17 July, Trumpington P&R. Click here for more details.

  08/06/16 Local Liaison Forum, Coton Village Hall, 14 June, 7.00-9.30pm
on the Cambourne to Cambridge and Western Orbital Click here for more details.

  31/05/16 "The latest on the City Deal from our District Councillor"
Click here for the letter from Francis Burkitt.

  19/05/16 "Barton Gardeners Summer Outing, to East Ruston Vicarage Garden, 11 June, 2016
Click here for a poster with more details.

  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.

  11/05/16 "Europe: In or Out". Hear the arguments from both sides. Comberton Village Hall, Thursday 2 June 2016, 7.30-9.00 pm
Click here for more details.

  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.

  27/04/16 Barton Gardeners; Plant Sale and Bacon Butties, Sat 7 May 10.00-12.00 Click here for more details.

  05/04/16 'Tea at Barton's Ritz', 21 May 2016, 3.00 - 5.00 pm. Click here. for more details.

  11/03/16 South Cambridgeshire Community Awards, 10 March 2016. Two major awards for us. Margaret Penston was awarded 'Parish Councillor of the Year, 2016' and Anne Coulson is our 'Village Hero'. Well done to them and to Barton. (See photos and more on the 'Barton Village Cambs' Facebook page)

  10/03/16 'Barton Gardeners, an illustrated talk on 15 March 2016 by Simon White on 'Gardens of East Anglia' Click here. for full details.

  10/03/16 Click here to read a letter from Meredith Belbin who shares his experience of working for the EU. He hopes to dispel some misconceptions of the EU in the run-up to the referendum in June.

  08/03/16 'Save our Pharmacies' Click here. for details of a petition to prevent a cut in Government funding to small pharmacies in England.

  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

  07/03/16 Notes from the Open Meeting on the Western Orbital proposals Click here.

  06/03/16 City Deal Western Orbital consultation.
Click here for the questionnaire. Following the meeting in Barton Village Hall on Saturday March 5th, the Parish Clerk has prepared the attached questionnaire. Your answers will help to form the views of Barton villagers in the Parish Council response. Do add extra comments on both consultations and there is no need to keep to the boxes. Please return to Conkers or give to a Councillor or the Clerk by 15 March.

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

  04/03/16 French Conversation Group in Barton
Call Fabienne 01223 264961 or 07546 932562.

  03/02/16 Youth and Politics. Four free events in the area for the under-30s.
Click here for details of locations, dates and speakers.

  28/01/16 BARTON RECREATION GROUND, Public Survey. Please reply as soon as possible and help us to plan for future improvements to the Rec.
Click here for a copy of the survey.

  25/01/16 Street Party to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday, Sunday 12 June, School Lane, Barton.
  Watch this space for more information.

  11/01/16 Tea at Barton's Ritz, 30 January 2016, 3-5pm. Click here for the 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.

  21/10/15 City Deal Transport Scheme - your voice counts! Click here for the details.

  21/10/15 Timebanking - Communities coming together to help each other. Click here for the details.

  19/10/15 Budget Consultation 2015 Cambs CC Click here for the details.

  30/09/15 Job opportunity at the Arbory Trust. Click here for the details.

  30/09/15 Barrel Race 2015 - the search is on for new talent. GSOH (Good Sense of Humour) essential. Click here for the article by Francis Burkitt.

  01/09/15 'Tea at Three' at Barton's Ritz, Saturday Sept 19th 3.00-5.00 pm
  Click here for the 'Tea at Three' poster.





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