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 John.Anderson.FISH.2013@gmail.com.  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.

Hot Topics

Hanson’s Barton Pit -

Proposed extension of existing sand and gravel quarry

 

Residents should be aware that the quarry company are proposing to put in a planning application to Staffordshire County Council Minerals Planners before Christmas for a western extension to the existing quarry.

This will involve working the area of existing farmland which lies between the railway line and the A38, south of Catholme Lane and north of the River Trent.

This would extend the life of the quarry by about 10 years.

The excavated material would be taken by conveyor belt to the existing processing plant which sits east of the railway and about a mile south of the quarry entrance off Walton Lane.

 

Hansons will be making a presentation about the proposed extension to the Parish Council at 6.45 p.m. in the Douglas Room in the Village Hall before our normal December meeting THIS THURSDAY 7 December.

Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend the presentation and to ask questions of the company’s representatives about the scheme.  More information can be viewed on the links below:

 

 

 

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