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. 

A message from ‘Green Leaves’ :


The idea is simple: “Green Leaves try to leave the planet a little greener”.


We are a small group of independent volunteers who meet frequently (but on a casual basis) to pick up and where possible recycle discarded litter. We also try to share green ‘tips’ and ideas with anybody who might be interested. You may have seen some of us around and about with bags and grabbers?


If you would like to become a ‘Green Leaf’ and either:


a. Join in with ‘Litter-Picks’ occasionally


b. Commit to picking up just one extra piece of litter per week (we are trying to get 1,000 people to agree to do this)


c. Let us know of any areas you are happy to keep an environmental ‘eye on’ or which would benefit from a visit by “Green Leaf’ volunteers


Please do get in touch with us!  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.  We would love anybody to join us either occasionally, or regularly, or to let us know about anything that you are doing along similar lines!


TIP: If you don’t already do so, consider having milk delivered to your door in returnable glass bottles.

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

A38 Total Overnight Closure at Barton Turns - Thursday & Friday 5th and 6th July

Message from Highways England 4/7/18 :-


Please accept my apologise for the lateness in getting this information to you. As you may well be aware we currently have work in the Barton Turns area of the A38. Regrettably this has taken longer than originally expected. We’re hopeful that we’ll be finishing the work this Friday. However a total closure of the A38 will be required Thursday and Friday night. This will be between 9pm and 5:30am.


Start of works: Tuesday, 29 May 2018

End of works: Friday, 6 July 2018

Hours of work: 9pm to 5:30am Monday to Friday


Detail of works

We’ll shortly be carrying out work to upgrade the street lighting on the A38 central reserve near to Barton under Needwood. Once we have completed this work customers will benefit from better visibility and increased safety on this stretch of road, particularly at night. The upgrade means maintenance won’t be required as often, leading to less disruption in the future.


Traffic restrictions

During this closure the below diversion will be in place, as agreed with Staffordshire County Council.


Diversion: Take northbound exit at Alrewas and take 2nd exit at roundabout onto A513 westbound diversion follow A513 west until Yoxhall Road where diversion will take right turn and follow A515 northbound until it intersects with the A50 near Sudbury where traffic shall take 3rd exit and follow A50 until it joins at A38 Toyota roundabout.


I hope that this information helps, if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please feel free to pass this information on to anybody that may find it of use. Again my apologies that this information was passed onto you sooner.