Entries by Andrew Martin


We are looking for more volunteers to share the load of Speedwatch. At the moment there are only three regular participants even though several more are trained. We try to do a Speedwatch at least once a month for one hour on Barton roads were speeding is an issue: Haslingfield Road; Wimpole Road and Comberton […]

Local Transport and Connectivity Plan

 HAVE YOUR SAY on the future of transport in our region We want everyone to have their say on the region’s transport future.   Hello, You still have time to take part in the public consultation for the developing Local Transport and Connectivity Plan (LTCP) for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough. The LTCP will set the strategy […]

Making Connections Consultation Report

View as a webpage Making Connections consultation report Dear subscriber, You might remember that last year the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) held a public consultation on our Making Connections proposals. It outlined proposals to transform the bus network – with cheaper, more frequent buses serving more communities – and asked people to consider how we […]

Oak Tree Branch Removable Holben Close

The Oak Tree, Holben Close The fallen branches of Margaret Penston’s oak tree in Holben Close are being cleared Saturday 18 June. The largest branches have diameter ~50 cm (circumference ~150 cm). This is adjacent to the footpath so please avoid this if possible. If anyone is interested in having any of the wood for […]

Barton Jubilee Enjoyed by All

Barton Queen’s Jubilee celebrations took place last Saturday (4th June 2022) and began with the unveiling of the plaque at the “Jubilee Triangle”, opposite the pond, with speeches by Mervyn Martin and Meredith Belbin. Glorious sunshine broke out early afternoon in time for the family picnic and dedication of the “Queen’s Oak” by Ruth Bond […]

AGAR Rights Notice

Annual Governance and Accountability Return Attached is the statutory notice for Barton Parish Council Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR).   Ian Minto (RFO) Barton Parish Council

Celebrations in Barton Start Tomorrow

Preparations are well underway for our big day tomorrow. We shall see you all at the “Jubilee Triangle” for the plaque unveiling and a toast to the Queen around midday (Saturday) followed by the picnic and entertainment at the recreation ground in the afternoon. Queen’s Oak dedication will be at 2 pm. Rounding off our […]

New Pavement Corner of Haslingfield Road

Following input from residents and our successful Local Highways Initiative bid, the work on buffer zones around the village and the new pavement at the corner of Haslingfield Road and Wimpole Road is complete. We will now monitor the impact of these measures on traffic speeds on A603, B1046 and Haslingfield Road. We welcome feedback […]

Jubilee Grand Prize Tickets Selling Fast

Grand Prize Draw Tickets £5 each Raffle tickets are selling fast for the Barton celebration party of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee taking place on Saturday 4th June. Tickets can still be purchased at the Post Office or by asking any members of the organizing committee: Sarah Pitchford, Chloe Langford, Sue Clemo, Andy Martin, Shelley Arora, […]