Entries by Shelley Arora-Tailby

The Hoops – Protect our Pub

In a time where the traditional British pub is rapidly in decline, we would like to ask for your support. Barton Parish Council, together with the Hoops’ landlord, Mr Neil Kirkland, is applying to register the Hoops as an “asset of community value”. This registration will allow the community to have the opportunity to bid […]

Barton Telephone Box Library

We would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Harry and Valarie Baines who have kindly looked after the village telephone box library on the High Street since it was first purchased from B.T by the Parish Council for £1.  Over the years they have generously given over their time and space(!) to store and […]

Barton Parish Report and Action Plan

In 2004, a group of village volunteers chaired by Patrick de Backer came together to produce a Barton Parish Report and Action Plan for the village. Originally prepared in response to a government initiative at the time, the report now stands as a time capsule, capturing our village community and environment in 2004. Based on […]

Annual Parish Meeting of Barton Parish Council

This year’s Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Thursday 18th April, 7:30pm at Barton Village Hall.  All residents are warmly invited to attend. Refreshments will be laid out from 7:00 pm and drinks and nibbles will be available at the end. The meeting agenda is provided in the attachments below. There will be an opportunity for […]

Pavements on Kings Grove

Earlier in the year it was drawn to our attention that the pavements on Kings Grove had fallen into a dangerous state of disrepair. The PC has logged the fault with the Highways Agency but we encourage residents to do likewise on the Cambridge County Council website at the following address:  https://highwaysreporting.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/. The more that […]

Christmas in Barton – Thank you!

Dear Barton Residents, It was lovely to see so many of you brace the cold and join us for the annual turning on of the Christmas tree lights on the 2nd December. A huge thank you to Barton Primary School for providing the lovely backdrop of carols for the event, Santa Claus for bringing the ‘magic’ […]

Christmas in Barton 2023

The lights go ‘on’ – Saturday 2nd December The Barton Christmas Spirit Committee is raring to go and is delighted to invite you all to the annual village Christmas tree lighting and Barton Primary School carols on Saturday 2 December, next to the village pond, between 4.30-6.30pm. Join us for mulled wine, mince pies and […]

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…

Writing this mid-October, during a worryingly late last blast of summer sunshine, Christmas seems light years away. But the calendar gallops onwards even if the seasons are confused and that most wonderful time of the year will soon be here. The Barton Christmas Spirit Committee is raring to go and is delighted to invite you […]

Pavements on Kings Grove

A resident has drawn to our attention that the pavements on Kings Grove have fallen into a dangerous state of disrepair.  The Parish Council will begin to lobby the Highways Agency to repair these footpaths and we encourage residents to do likewise. As a reminder, minor road or pavement repairs can be logged on Cambridgeshire County […]

Pavement repairs to Wimpole Road

Finally, some great news for Wimpole Road! With our particular thanks to Parish Councillors Andy Martin, Shelley Arora-Tailby and the Wimpole Road residents for their tireless lobbying, we have received confirmation from Cambridgeshire County Council that works will begin to repair the pavements along the A603/ Wimpole Road within the next 12 weeks.  We will […]