Entries by Andrew Martin

Roundabout Restoration

On Saturday 18th September 2021, the restored roundabout was officially “open for business”. Many thanks to John Boocock and David Hodge for working on this challenging project and restoring the roundabout to its former glory. In addition, the ground has been levelled and reinforced with matting. Background In 1953, for the Queen’s coronation, a range […]

Barton’s Big Litter Pick

Barton’s Big Litter Pick A huge thank you to all the volunteers who gave their time over the weekend to help with the ‘Big Litter Pick’. Over the course of the weekend, we had good turnout of volunteers; a mixture of young and old (and their pets) giving their time to clean up the village. […]

Neighbourhood Policing

Neighbourhood Policing Neighbourhood policing is at the heart of everything we do and building trust and confidence with our communities is vital in helping us to prevent crime and bring offenders to justice. We want to ensure our neighbourhood teams are accessible to, responsible for and accountable to their communities. With this in mind, last […]

Defibrillator on the Recreation Ground

Parish News A defibrillator has been installed at the recreation ground on the Bowls Club shed near the playground entrance. Installation, purchase and maintenance paid by the following: Barton Parish Council Barton Village Charitable Trust Barton Horticultural Society (Barton Gardeners) Many thanks! Thanks also to the Bowls Club for allowing us to site the unit […]

COVID Community Update

COVID community update – 9 September 2021 Dear volunteer coordinators and Parish Councillors There are a couple of updates this week that aren’t directly linked to COVID support, but we thought you may find the information useful as you are so well-connected to your communities. After the two brief COVID updates below, you’ll see some […]

10th Anniversary Pavilion

Saturday the 18th of September 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the recreation ground pavilion opening. All are invited to come along for BRIG AGM at the pavilion from 5 pm to 7:30 pm on Saturday 18th September. Photos and other mementos will be on show and light refreshments served. For more details or offers […]

Wonder of Wood this Weekend

THE WONDER OF WOOD 11th & 12th September, 2021 10am to 5pm at Burwash Manor, New Road, Barton, Cambridge CB23 7EY.   The Wonder of Wood, Cambridge’s FIRST EVER wood fair, was a wild success in 2019 and will, excitingly, be back again this year. The Wonder of Wood showcases some of the region’s finest […]

Litter Picking Weekend

Parish News There will be a litter picking weekend coming up (see attached poster). Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th September 10am -4pm (Any time you can give is much appreciated) Pop along to the Village Recreation Ground on the High Street. A Barton Parish Councillor will be there to greet you.

Local Planning

Parish News There are a number of planning applications that will impact Barton or are within Barton that residents may want to comment on. Please have a look at the website planning page. You may be aware that an application for a Solar Farm is up for discussion. This is not in Barton parish but […]

Speeding Issues

Parish News Did you know that Cambridgeshire Police have a “Community Concerns”  crime reporting page? On this page is a reporting form with a drop down menu. A recent news item sent by Neighbourhood Alert talked about a new team of police officers set up to crack down on speeding drivers in Cambridgeshire. The news […]