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.

Community Speedwatch:  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.

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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.  This new page will be updated on a regular basis.

Police Surgeries - PCSO Pete Bradbury is now running regular surgeries at Barton Village Hall, future dates over the next few months are:


21/06/2017 - 1500-1700                   06/07/2017 - 1400-1600              19/07/2017 - 1400-1600                02/08/2017 - 1500-1700

28/06/2017 - 1400-1600                   11/07/2017 - 1500-1700              27/07/2017 - 1400-1600                09/08/2017 - 1400-1600


Please try and get along to see him if you have any issues to discuss.

Better Safer Barton and Traffic Mitigation: SCC/Amey have started work on the preliminary designs and costings.  We will be working with them over the summer on these.  We hope to bring them to a public design exhibition on 7th/8th October so keep the date in your diary.

Catton Hall: The next big rock and metal music festival 'Bloodstock' is taking place 10-13 August 2017.  The residents helpline during the festival times only is 07486 117686.  For a letter to residents with more information click here.

Vacancies - if you would like to get involved in the day to day running of the Parish, we are looking for a Councillor (closing date 25th August).

                    if you are looking for a part time job that will get you out and about, we are looking for a new Lengthsman (closing date 5th August).  

                    See here for details of both vacancies..