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:

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. Operation currently suspended until further

notice.

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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.  

 

 

Barton's 17th Century Cattle Brand.

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Notice of European Parliamentary Election  here. 

Important Information for Anybody Affected by the Flooding on 16-02-2020

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

Local Government Boundary Review - Have your say

Local Government Boundary Review: The political map of East Staffordshire Borough Council set to change - The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) is looking at new boundaries for council wards for East Staffordshire Borough Council. The Commission is reviewing East Staffordshire to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively. The Commission has published proposals for changes to East Staffordshire. It is proposing that there should be 16 wards and between one and three councillors per ward. All existing ward boundaries should change.  This has significant impact on Barton under Needwood and breaks historic links with Tatenhill and Dunstall, for example.  The Parish Council's response can be read here.

The Government has triggered the Flood Recovery Framework.  This is being faciltated by ESBC.  Details can be found on the Council website here for residents with properties affected by the recent flooding. This information includes an online form for registering a claim.

 

In summary: if your propertywas flooded as a result of the recent storms Ciara and Dennis, then there may be funding available to support you.  Depending on the amount of flooding and damage caused you may qualify for a Community Recovery Grant: £500 per eligible household that has been flooded or is “unliveable” as a result of flooding and Council Tax Discount: 100% Council Tax discount for a minimum of three months, if flood water entered the home or the home was otherwise considered “unliveable”.

Qualifying Criteria for Residential Properties: the property you are applying for must be your main home. Second or empty homes are not included in this scheme.  Flood water must have entered the inside living space of your property.  Properties considered to be “unliveable” could include where access to the property is severely restricted (e.g. upper floor flats with no access) or the adverse weather has resulted in other significant damage to the property such that it would be or would have been advisable for residents to vacate the premises for any period of time, regardless of whether they do vacate or not.

Flooded gardens or garages will not usually render a household eligible.

UPDATE 10/3/20 -Feedback from meeting with Agencies : here.  The Public Meeting with all agencies scheduled for 21 April has now been postponed until further notice.

Barton Neighbourhood Scheme: 

As of the 1st August the Barton Volunteer Network will no longer be taking calls or emails.  We would like to thank all the wonderful volunteers who supported us through the first wave of the pandemic.  The great news is that a new neighbourhood scheme has come out of this. The Barton Neighbourhood Volunteers are a small charity set up by a group of local people who will be contactable Monday to Friday between 09:30 and 12:30 on 01283 296229 or [email protected].  You can leave a message outside these hours and they will get back to you as soon as they can. Services will initially be similar to those delivered by BVN but they hope to add to their portfolio as time progresses.  So if you need support or would like to volunteer they would love to hear from you.

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Disruptions for works week commencing 15th June- for details see Highways England Bulletin click here  

Local weather warnings can be found here

UPDATE 31/7/2020:  We are actively working on this project again working with EA, SCC and STW.  Councillors Ed Sharkey and Derek Lord are leading on this.  Staffordshire highways are planning to clean the culverts in Efflinch Lane/Mill Lane in August, for example.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY:

[email protected]  You can leave a message outside these hours and they will get back to you as soon as they can. Services will initially be similar to those delivered by BVN but they hope to add to their portfolio as time progresses.  So if you need support or would like to volunteer they would love to hear from you.

Remembrance Sunday - 8th November 2020: 

Whilst Remembrance Sunday in the village will be very different this year due to the pandemic, the Parish Council have organised an act of remembrance which will respect the memory of the fallen whilst remaining within government guidelines.  Unfortunately there will be no parade and there will be less than 30 people involved. All roads around the war memorial including Main Street (between Efflinch Lane and Crowberry Lane), Church Lane and Dunstall Road will be closed  between 10:30am and 11:15am.  This will allow for social distancing.

The act of remembrance will commence at 10:40am with the dedication of the new plaque containing the names of the men of the village who died during or as a result of WW2.  There will then be wreath laying (pre booked wreathes only) and the act of remembrance itself with a two minute silence at 11am.

If you come along to observe the act of remembrance, we ask that you obey the rule of 6, socially distance and wear a face mask if possible because, although we are outside, we know many people involved are in the high risk groups and we want to keep everyone as safe as we can.  We also have to collect your details for track and trace purposes per government guidelines and a QR code will be available for scanning or you can leave your contact details in a specially provided box which will be kept for 21 days and then destroyed if the contents are not required.  We will be asking you to stand in front of the war memorial on the pavement in front of the Shoulder of Mutton or on the road, but there will be marshals to guide you and there will be some seating.

 

 

 

 

POPPY APPEAL: 

The Royal British Legion poppy appeal is taking a very different form this year.  There will be no house to house collections, but the Barton branch have put collecting points in participating pubs, restaurants and shops.  They will also have a collection point by the Post Office/Co-op on Saturday 31st October and Saturday 7th November.  Other suggestions on how you can support this important annual appeal can be found here: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/poppy-appeal.