Barton under Needwood Parish Council

We would like to welcome you to the Barton under Needwood Parish Council website and we hope that you will find it very useful and informative about our Village.


The purpose of the Website is to provide useful information and further enhance communication between the Parish Council and the residents of Barton under Needwood. The whole purpose of the Parish Council is to safeguard the well-being of Barton under Needwood and of its residents. If you have any issues or concerns about anything affecting the village please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Council Office.

Things to be aware of:

Neighbourhood Funds: Local groups are encouraged to apply for funding through the Neighbourhood Development Fund.  For further details contact Councillor Jeanette Taylor on 01283 712040.

Fishpond:  We are seeking volunteers to support the initiative that provides training for young anglers in rod craft, how to handle fish etc.  If you have the relevant experience and you are interested in this fun opportunity, contact  You will have to be DBS checked.  The fishpond needs a further supply of water lilies, have you any you would like to donate?  If you have, then could you get in touch with Councillor Jeannette Taylor on 01283 712040 please.

Better Safer Barton - See the original Node Report here.

Barton Speedwatch – The team have been in operation since November 2015.  See here for their findings so far. New Volunteers are urged to come forward to get involved in the Community Speedwatch programme.  If you are concerned about traffic in the village and want to help, please contact the Clerk for further information.  All equipment and training will be provided.  Note there will no longer  be additional signage at their locations as there is permanent signage at the village gateways.



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Green Leaves is a small group of independent volunteers who meet frequently (but on a casual basis) to pick up and where possible recycle discarded litter. If you would like to become a ‘Green Leaf’ contact Sue Palmer (07814 500 127) or drop a note through the village hall letterbox marked F.A.O. ‘Green Leaves’, c/o Barton Parish Clerk.  


Diversion of Footpath 17 - Please see map of diversionary route to Public Footpath 17  here. 


Barton's 17th Century Cattle Brand.

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'They Gave Their Lives in the Great War' a book in memory of the men of Barton & Dunstall who died in World War I by Lesley and Robert Grewer and Jill and Foster Rogers - now available in H&H Spaldings Book Shop priced at £10.  Book produced with the support of Barton & Dunstall Key Trust


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PCSO Mandy Hales will be holding a drop-in session in the Library from 11am-12noon on 12 April.

Notice of Election of Borough Councillors  here. 

Notice of European Parliamentary Election  here. 

Notice of Uncontested Election - Parish Council  here. 

Notice of Poll - Election of Borough Councillors  here. 

Notice of Situation of Pollling Places EPE  here. 

Statement of Persons Nominated EPE  here. 

Declarationof Result - Election of Borough Councillors  here. 

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Councillor Vacancies

The Parish Council currently have 3 vacancies and would like interested persons to come forward for co-option on 6th June 2019.  

If you can commit to making a difference to this community and are willing to get involved please contact the Clerk - deadline for applications 24 May.


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Criteria  here. 

Good Councillor Guide  here.