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.

Water Lillies: 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.

Hot Topics

Parish Precept 2018-2019 - A letter concerning your Parish Precept  here. 

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.  

Centenary Poppies - the pattern for knitting or crocheting centenary poppies can be found here.  We need 3600 poppies for our centenary poppy field, 100 for each serviceman from the village who lost their lives.  Once complete, poppies can be taken into the Parish Office at the Village Hall or to the Library or handed to any Parish Councillor.  We need them no later than October 21st 2018 please.  You are welcome to use your own wool and pattern and we do have kits available.

poppy field


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

Dedication War Mem 1919 Ex Servicemen

This picture has been given to us by Steve Gardner and shows ex servicemen dedicating the War Memorial in 1919.


It is to remember their sacrifice that we have refurbished the whole area.


For info, the toppers on top of the posts and the chain in this image still remain today and part of the project has been to have these restored.

Road Closure on Station Road at the Telephone Exchange - SCC/Amey have informed us that the B5016 on Town Hill in Yoxall is being closed from the 24th September for 7 months.  Therefore, to complete our project before this, they are closing Station Road at the telephone exchange for 5 days from the 17th September to complete the upgrade of the 'squeeze'.  The Parish Council were only informed on Friday afternoon and have challemged the decision, but we have to assume it will go ahead.  Details of diversions are in our latest update.  We can only apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

Road Closure on Station Road at the Telephone Exchange - the latest is that there will be a closure on Monday when the tarmac is stripped off and on the 22nd whilst the tarmac is relaid.  Beyond that, if works can be done under lights, SCC/Amey will try and do that in an effort to avoid closures all week, but no guarantees and no timetable.