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:

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.  Note there will no longer  be additional signage at their locations as there is permanent signage at the village gateways. Operation currently suspended until further

notice.

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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.  

 

 

Barton's 17th Century Cattle Brand.

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Notice of European Parliamentary Election  here. 

Important Information for Anybody Affected by the Flooding on 16-02-2020

 

Notice of Situation of Pollling Places EPE  here. 

Statement of Persons Nominated EPE  here. 

Declarationof Result - Election of Borough Councillors  here. 

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Councillor Vacancies

The Parish Council currently have 3 vacancies and would like interested persons to come forward for co-option on 6th June 2019.  

If you can commit to making a difference to this community and are willing to get involved please contact the Clerk - deadline for applications 24 May.

 

Councillor Vacancies

The Parish Council currently have 3 vacancies and would like interested persons to come forward for co-option on 6th June 2019.  

If you can commit to making a difference to this community and are willing to get involved please contact the Clerk - deadline for applications 24 May.

 

 

 

Local Government Boundary Review - Have your say

Local Government Boundary Review: The political map of East Staffordshire Borough Council set to change - The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) is looking at new boundaries for council wards for East Staffordshire Borough Council. The Commission is reviewing East Staffordshire to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively. The Commission has published proposals for changes to East Staffordshire. It is proposing that there should be 16 wards and between one and three councillors per ward. All existing ward boundaries should change.  This has significant impact on Barton under Needwood and breaks historic links with Tatenhill and Dunstall, for example.  The Parish Council's response can be read here.

The Government has triggered the Flood Recovery Framework.  This is being faciltated by ESBC.  Details can be found on the Council website here for residents with properties affected by the recent flooding. This information includes an online form for registering a claim.

 

In summary: if your propertywas flooded as a result of the recent storms Ciara and Dennis, then there may be funding available to support you.  Depending on the amount of flooding and damage caused you may qualify for a Community Recovery Grant: £500 per eligible household that has been flooded or is “unliveable” as a result of flooding and Council Tax Discount: 100% Council Tax discount for a minimum of three months, if flood water entered the home or the home was otherwise considered “unliveable”.

Qualifying Criteria for Residential Properties: the property you are applying for must be your main home. Second or empty homes are not included in this scheme.  Flood water must have entered the inside living space of your property.  Properties considered to be “unliveable” could include where access to the property is severely restricted (e.g. upper floor flats with no access) or the adverse weather has resulted in other significant damage to the property such that it would be or would have been advisable for residents to vacate the premises for any period of time, regardless of whether they do vacate or not.

Flooded gardens or garages will not usually render a household eligible.

UPDATE 10/3/20 -Feedback from meeting with Agencies : here.  The Public Meeting with all agencies scheduled for 21 April has now been postponed until further notice.

Barton Neighbourhood Scheme: 

As of the 1st August the Barton Volunteer Network will no longer be taking calls or emails.  We would like to thank all the wonderful volunteers who supported us through the first wave of the pandemic.  The great news is that a new neighbourhood scheme has come out of this. The Barton Neighbourhood Volunteers are a small charity set up by a group of local people who will be contactable Monday to Friday between 09:30 and 12:30 on 01283 296229 or [email protected].  You can leave a message outside these hours and they will get back to you as soon as they can. Services will initially be similar to those delivered by BVN but they hope to add to their portfolio as time progresses.  So if you need support or would like to volunteer they would love to hear from you.

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Disruptions for works week commencing 15th June- for details see Highways England Bulletin click here  

Local weather warnings can be found here

UPDATE 31/7/2020:  We are actively working on this project again working with EA, SCC and STW.  Councillors Ed Sharkey and Derek Lord are leading on this.  Staffordshire highways are planning to clean the culverts in Efflinch Lane/Mill Lane in August, for example.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY:

[email protected]  You can leave a message outside these hours and they will get back to you as soon as they can. Services will initially be similar to those delivered by BVN but they hope to add to their portfolio as time progresses.  So if you need support or would like to volunteer they would love to hear from you.

Remembrance Sunday - 8th November 2020: 

As you are aware the community always holds an act of remembrance at the war memorial in the heart of the village at 11am on Remembrance Sunday.  Due to the pandemic situation we find ourselves in, we had arranged a scaled down event for this year.  With the impending lockdown now scheduled from 5th November we have had to look at this again. We feel it is even more important, in these incredibly difficult times, that we should still have an act of remembrance and, indeed, the government has said such events can still go ahead.  We have decided that we will have a small, socially distanced, event at the war memorial between 10:45 and 11:15am attended only by a few Parish Councillors to represent the community and any members of the Barton Branch of the Royal British Legion to represent veterans and key workers.

 

To enable us to ensure the environment around the war memorial is covid secure for this period of time and to protect the attendees, who are mostly in the vulnerable category, the area will be shut.

We know that many of you like to be part of this event and we encourage you, in your streets, to do your 2 minute silence on your doorsteps as you clapped for carers on Thursday nights all through the previous lockdown.

You will still be able to use the road and pavement opposite the war memorial although we will close off Church Lane for 45 minutes and stop any traffic on Main Street/Dunstall Road for the silence.  

Please stay safe everybody. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us on 716059.

 

 

 

 

 

POPPY APPEAL: 

The Royal British Legion poppy appeal is taking a very different form this year.  There will be no house to house collections, but the Barton branch have put collecting points in participating pubs, restaurants and shops.  They will also have a collection point by the Post Office/Co-op on Saturday 31st October and Saturday 7th November.  Other suggestions on how you can support this important annual appeal can be found here: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/poppy-appeal.