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.
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 John.Anderson.FISH.email@example.com. 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.
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.
(Click on image to see in more detail).
'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
PCSO Mandy Hales will be holding a drop-in session in the Library from 11am-12noon on 12 April.
The current Parish Council’s term is coming to an end. Elections will be held on the 2nd May 2019. If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, keep an eye on the website and noticeboards for further information which we will publish as we get it. If you would like to talk to somebody about what we do and what the commitment would be, contact the Clerk through the normal channels and we will arrange for somebody to get back to you.
To be able to stand as a candidate at a parish council election in England you must:
be at least 18 years old
be a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any member state of the European Union
and meet at least one of the following four qualifications:
you are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the parish/community in which you wish to stand from the day of your nomination onwards.
you have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish/community area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.
your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination and the day of election has been in the parish/community area.
you have lived in the parish/community area or within three miles of it during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.
Notice of Election of Parish Councillor here.
Notice of Election of Borough Councillors here.
Notice of European Parliamentary Election here.