Entries by Andrew Martin

FOBS Half-Term Scavenger Hunt

FOBS News Friends of Barton School (FOBS) is organising a family scavenger hunt over the half term holidays (w/c 26th October) around Barton. FOBS are asking for a donation, and are suggesting £5 per family, but any amount would be welcome! For details about the event, email or go to FOBS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/100571418491447/posts/115459520335970/?extid=0&d=n […]

Anthony Browne and East West Rail

Council News Sorry that there are so many posts on the topic of East West Rail but this is important for Barton and South Cambridgeshire. Anthony Browne MP hosted a meeting of over 35 people Thursday evening (15 October 2020). East West Rail had members of their team present to answer questions and to address […]

East West Rail launch Community Hub

Council News East West Rail have launched their Community Hub. This is where you can register to express views and be involved. The link pulls up the email with additional information.

EWR and Cambridge Approaches Update

Council News On Thursday evening, Cambridge Approaches organized a Zoom call with Anthony Browne, EWR, and representatives of several Parish Councils. Cambridge Approaches presented a detailed overview of two months’ consultations with local Parishes to the group. Councillor Andy Martin made it clear that Barton Parish had not formed a view of Cambridge Approaches route […]

Car Key Burglaries

Neighbourhood Watch News Cambridgeshire police would like to highlight a recent series of car key burglaries, which are taking place across all force areas. Please be alert to suspicious activity at homes or addresses with high powered vehicles such as BMWs, Audis, Volkswagens, and Mercedes. Burglaries are being committed to obtain vehicle keys as improved […]

More on EWR

Council News Your parish council joined East West Rail on one of four online sessions held between 18 and 25 August to “restart the conversation”. Attached a brief summary of all the sessions provided by EWR. EWR plan on presenting options for route alignments early next year in a non-statutory consultation. As part of their […]

EWR Update

Council News Cambridge Approaches held an oversight meeting last night where Parish Voting was the main topic on the agenda. Cambridge Approaches is an action group based mainly in Haslingfield. They have developed various possible routes for the EWR line along Option E from Cambourne to South of Cambridge. Whilst these routes are NOT the […]

Closing Early


Wednesday WI Latest

Wednesday WI News Following the most recent Government advice we have taken the decision to hold all of our meetings remotely using Zoom for the foreseeable future and have arranged meetings for the next seven months on this basis.  We have also been discussing the fact that given the new restrictions announced this week and […]

EWR Update

Council News Barton Parish Council (BPC) is in discussion with East West Rail (EWR), Greater Cambridge Planning Group, and other parties with a vested interest in EWR route alignment options. The official position of BPC is still to be finalised as we are awaiting further input of route options from EWR. EWR are working on […]