Entries by Andrew Martin

COVID 19: Vaccine Fraud

Government Counter Fraud Function Criminals are using the COVID-19 vaccine as a way to target the public by tricking them to hand over cash or financial details. They are sending convincing-looking text messages letting people know they are eligible for the vaccine or phoning people directly pretending to be from the NHS, or local pharmacy. […]

Winter Grants Fund Available

Dear Residents, Barton Parish Council (BPC) have received a small Winter Grants Fund to help families who may be in need of some emergency help with food, fuel or other essential services.  This fund has to be allocated by the 31st of March or returned to South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC).  If you are a […]

Parish Council Notes

Parish Council News The last Parish Council meeting was held 5th January. Cycling on the Pavement Cycling on the pavement between the gap between cycle paths on New Road and Comberton Road was discussed at the last Parish Council meeting. The Parish Council would like to remind cyclists that it is illegal to ride on […]

Twelve Days of Christmas

Parish News Did you find all twelve days of Christmas? On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me Twelve drummers drumming, eleven pipers piping Ten lords a leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids a milking Seven swans a swimming, six geese a laying, five gold rings Four calling birds, three French […]

National Lockdown COVID Guidelines

Covid-19 update – 7 January 2021 Dear members, volunteer coordinators and parish councillors Happy New Year to you all. I hope everyone had a chance to take some time off and recuperate and that the news about the national lockdown hasn’t affected you and your families too badly. Please do take a look at the […]

COVID Vaccination Scam

Cambridgeshire Police News Sadly, scammers continue to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to commit fraud on unsuspecting victims. We’ve had reports of fraudsters sending fake text messages, which claim you are entitled to a dose of the newly-approved vaccine. The bogus message states that you are entitled to a vaccine and to receive more […]

Twelve Days of Christmas

Have you found all the “Twelve Days of Christmas” dotted around the village? The twelve days starts on 25th December with a “Partridge in a Pear Tree” and finishes on 5th January with “Twelve Drummers Drumming”. Keep looking if you haven’t spotted them all.   Happy New Year from all Barton Parish Councillors.  

Flood on High Street

Parish News As many are probably aware, the end of the High Street is flooded. This has been reported to Cambridgeshire County Council Highways for emergency action. Please take care on this stretch of road. Clerk Barton Parish Council    

Tier 4 Update

Dear members, volunteer coordinators and parish councillors The Government has announced that Cambridgeshire is moving into Tier 4 restrictions from 12.01am on Saturday 26 December. I had hoped that the previous update would be the last until the New Year but we wanted to share with you all what this announcement will mean. Firstly, the […]

Car Park Closed—Vandalism

Parish News The recreation ground car park is currently closed because of recent acts of vandalism causing damage to the surface. There has been a spated of cars driving on the site creating damage to the surface by skiding and drifting. One car R126 HNH was spotted near the ground that may or may not […]