Barton under Needwood Parish Council

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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.

Allotments: There are allotments currently available if anybody is interested in one.  There will be a major tidy up project taking place in readiness for the new season. For more information click here.

Transport & Environment Committee: We are looking for new members to be co-opted to this committee – in particular, a Tree Warden is needed, anyone with experience is invited to come forward. This Committee also deals with flooding issues and there is a liaison group with Newbold Quarry. If a Local Plan is deemed necessary there also will be an opportunity to get involved with that. Contact the Clerk for more details here.

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 Barton - We frequently get questions about Better Safer Barton and have produced a set of FAQs for you.  These are published here. We hope you can find time to read them and we welcome your feedback.

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.

It is with great sadness that we learnt today of the death of Arthur Kennedy.

Arthur had been a Parish Councillor for 45 years working actively for parishioners on various committees and outside bodies during that time.

He was also a noted local historian.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Christine, his wife, and their family at this sad time.  Arthur's funeral will be at 12:30pm on the 20th October at Fradley Crematorium.

Arthur Kennedy