Working Groups are sub-divisions of Barton Parish Council. Their purpose is to discuss, explore ideas and concerns, and then report back to the full Council with recommendations. They have no decision-making powers, but simply present the Council with their findings. The Working Groups meet between full Council meetings and each group has a lead Councillor. There may on occasion be the need to invite experts to further understanding, as well as invite representatives to give more perspective to a particular concern.
The Amenities and Open Spaces group oversees, reports and makes recommendations upon the management, maintenance, development and issues concerning Barton Parish Council assets. These include the recreation ground, the Leys (the common land that runs alongside the recreation ground), roadside verges, grass cutting, playpark, skate ramp, bridleways and footpaths. The Amenities and Open Spaces group works with Barton Recreation Improvement Group (BRIG), Barton Tennis Club and Barton Bowls Club overseeing their leases.