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Welcome to the Barnton Village Website, which is maintained and hosted by Barnton Parish Council. Barnton is a pleasant, large village located within the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester.  The village lies to the north of both the Trent-Mersey canal (part of the famous Cheshire Ring) and the River Weaver, and around 2 miles to the north-west of the town of Northwich. The village has a long, rural history, but grew rapidly in the 1800s thanks to the success of the Brunner Mond company (who occupied a large site in neighbouring Winnington) and who built hundreds of houses for their workers here. The village now boasts an excellent range of local amenities and is within easy reach of the A49, M56 and M6 making it popular with commuters to Liverpool, Manchester and Chester. It is surrounded by wonderful Cheshire countryside and enjoys an enviable location on some of Cheshire’s most attractive inland waterways. The world-famous Anderton Boat Lift - The Cathedral of the Canals - lies under half a mile away in neighbouring Anderton, whilst Barnton itself offers two fine examples of early Victorian engineering in the Barnton and Saltersford canal tunnels. With more than 5,500 residents, modern Barnton is a thriving, family-friendly village within the heart of Cheshire.
 
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TONI CRITCHLOW, CLERK TO BARNTON PARISH COUNCIL
Clerk's Office: c/o The Bungalow, Rosebank School, Barnton, Cheshire CW8 4QP
Tel: 07849 344940     email: barntonpc@gmail.com  
Office open:  Monday-Wednesday 10.00am - 5.00pm    
Contactable by phone: Thursday 9.00am - 1.30pm

Mrs S. Crank, Clerk to Barnton Cemetery, Tel 01606 76360
THE SIR JOHN BRUNNER SKATEPARK IS NOW OPEN!!!

BEECH TREE UPDATE

Unfortunately, an application to list the Beech Tree as an asset of community value has been turned down due to
the length of time the pub has been closed (October 2014) and the lack of interest in the lease.

This site can now be considered for re-development.





BARNTON PARISH COUNCIL GRANTS SCHEME

Barnton Parish Council is re-launching its grants scheme in advance of the financial year 2017-2018. The over-arching
aim of this scheme is to help support village-based organisations deliver social, cultural, environmental and
recreational activities that will directly benefit the village and its community.
The Parish Council’s grant scheme is open to fully constituted organisations e.g.:
Community groups;  Voluntary organisations;  Clubs
Grants are not awarded:
·         Retrospectively;
·         More than once to any one organisation in one financial year:
·         To individuals
Please contact the Clerk for an application form.
Email; barntonpc@gmail.com         Tel:- 07849 344940
The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 3rd February 2017.




BARNTON CEMETERY, HAYES DRIVE, BARNTON.

If anyone has any queries regarding the Cemetery or would like to talk to someone
about details regarding grave plots or cremated remains plots, both new and old, please do not hesitate to contact
the Cemetery Clerk  - Mrs S Crank on 01606 76360.




UNITED UTILITIES WINTER WISE CAMPAIGN

United Utilities have launched their Winter Wise campaign, which aims to prevent any winter woes by helping
householders in your community avoid the misery of a burst or frozen water pipe.
Although not responsible for domestic water pipes, United Utilities is keen to encourage communities to work
together to avoid any problems this winter by making them aware of some simple steps which will make for a
carefree winter.
Top of the tips list and one key preparation that many of us forget, is to make sure our pipes are protected by being
lagged. Fixing damage caused by household pipes that have frozen and burst can run into hundreds of pounds as
well as being really stressful.
Click here for more information  . . . . .
Further advice about how to be Winter Wise can be found at www.unitedutilities.com/getwinterwise.aspx
including videos of how to find your stop tap and deal with frozen pipes.
Also, for the first time, United Utilities will be running the Bring Warmth Awards, where five communities have the
chance to win £500 to put towards community outreach projects. Prizes will be awarded to those going above and
beyond to spread a little warmth this winter by helping fellow residents feel warm, well and welcome.
The competition is open to any group, from a street to a residents’ association or a school. To find out more or to
apply, visit www.unitedutilities.com/bringwarmthaward. I have also attached the award summary document for
more information.





GUNNERS CLOUGH WOODS

Due to erosion of the steps, there is currently NO PUBLIC ACCESS to Gunners Clough Woods in Barnton.
The woodland will remain closed until further notice.




WHAT'S ON IN BARNTON

Check out our What's On page to see events happening in Barnton.



BARNTON COMMUNITY GROUP
Our Aim  - To make Barnton a village to be proud of.
We would be delighted if you could provide a helping hand with
any of the following:
·Canal - could you spare some time helping to paint the bridge walls and clearing the undergrowth to improve the
views?
·Grot Spots - would you like to identify such spots and organise Litter Picking groups?
·Land/Verge  - between Barnton Post Office/Pharmacy and the bus stop - Do you know who owns it?

If you can help with any of the above please contact
Linda 07947 297783 or Lynn on 01606 784599
Big Village Big Future Be Part of it



BARNTON GIRL GUIDING

Rainbows 5 -7 year olds Tuesday 6pm - 7.15pm
Brownies 7 - 10 year olds Tuesday 6pm - 7.30pm
Guides 10- 14 year olds Day and Time to be arranged
Senior Section 14 - 26 years Monday 8pm - 9.30pm




NURSERY ROAD REC AND SKATE PARK VANDALISM

Sadly, there has been more vandalism on Nursery Road Recreation Ground!
One of the bar's in the fence around the play park has been pulled out and twisted, also a bolt holding the fence to a
post has been removed. 

One of the Urban ramp signs has been kicked off the fencing around the top of the big ramp.
Luckily Cllr Phoenix noticed the damage and was able to remove some of the damaged metal from the park.

The metal had been ripped off the equipment leaving jagged edges, presenting a serious safety issue.
Vandalism  of this type can present serious risk of injury to children and  cost hundreds of pounds to repair.
There has also been a lot of littering including empty beer cans etc. Any person found misusing the park in this way
will be prosecuted.

PCSO Wiggins has been requested to keep an extra watch in this area.



UPDATE FROM CHESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

Acton Bridge improvements works are programmed to start on the 23rd January 2017 and are expected to be
completed by the end of June 2017. The Canal & River Trust will be undertaking these works in partnership with
their framework contractor, Kier.

These improvements works are essential and will provide a fully refurbished bridge deck including strengthening
works to the underside of the bridge. These works will also incorporate improvements to the appearance of the
bridge  The towpath underneath the bridge and the pedestrian walkway over the bridge will remain open as far as is
reasonably practicable.

During the works, the traffic over Acton Bridge will be restricted to one lane which will be operated by temporary
traffic lights.  These temporary traffic lights will be manually controlled during the peak hours to ensure that delays
are keep to a minimum. There will be a signed diversion in place for large vehicles to use as the width will be
restricted at certain times.

A height restriction up to 2.5m will be in place underneath the bridge between 9th January 2017 and 31st March
2017. The bridge will not be able to be swung during these times.



CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER COUNCILLORS
As representatives for the Cheshire ward of Marbury, which includes the nine parish councils of Anderton with
Marbury, Antrobus, Barnton, Comberbach, Great Budworth, Little Leigh, Marston, Wincham, Whitley, our priorities
are:
To listen to residents’ views and provide help and advice on any issues or problems you may encounter
To support parish councils in undertaking their duties and responsibilities as representatives of their communities
UPDATE
Barnton to become a 20MPH zone.
? Consultation will soon be undertaken with local CWaC councillors’, Barnton Parish Council and the residents
on implementing these new zones.
? Barnton has been identified as one of the first areas for implementing this scheme which will involve
erecting new warning signs highlighting the reduced speed limit of 20 MPH on the majority of the roads in
Barnton - do residents support this happening?  Let us have your views!
Winnington Bridge
? We will be members of a new working group with representatives from all 9 Marbury parish councils,
Northwich Town Council and Cheshire West and Chester Highways. This group will be looking for members
input to identify all possible solutions to ascertain the best option(s). Options will then be costed for
consultation. We will be supporting the best option for reducing traffic through Barnton village.

LOCAL PLAN PART 2 - land allocations, infrastructure and housing
This consultation recently closed. However, we submitted our views to ensure residents’ and employers best
interests are met and the rural area has their views taken into consideration when development takes place.
Assuring you of our best intentions at all times.
Your Councillors: Lynn Gibbon, Don Hammond and Norman Wright. We can be contacted by email on:
lynn.gibbon@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
don.hammond@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
norman.wright@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk



BARNTON HAS AN INTERNET CAFE!!!!!

The Xcel community project is now open at Barnton Pentecostal Church.

This great new facility has cost over £50,000.00 to develop and equip. The project includes an IT Suite where users
can use the computers and log on to the internet. Fibre optic broadband is available wirelessly allowing you to log
on with your own laptops, tablets and smart phones. There is a great social activity centre with a free play pool
table, game stations with large screen Televisions and a comfortable relaxing chill out area. A cafe provides soft and
hot drinks and snacks are available to purchase.

For further information about the church and it’s projects contact Pastor Andy Webb on 07929 001948 or check out
the website: www.barntonpentecostalchurch.co.uk



BIRDS IN MY GARDEN WEBSITE
Our resident birdman, David Harazny, has now created his own website to document the birds in his garden through
the year  - www.camodave.co.uk    
Dave has also set up a second website for Saltersford locks www.wildlifeatsaltersfordlocks.webs.com


BARNTON PARISH COUNCIL ANNUAL RETURN 2016

Following conclusion of the annual audit for year ending 31st March 2016 please click on the links below to view the
relevant documentation:

Statement of electors rights

Section 1 annual return 2016

Section 2 annual return 2016





CHESHIRE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST

Cheshire Community Development Trust need new volunteers to help deliver their community car scheme.
Volunteers use their own cars to take older people to doctor’s or hospital appointments, hairdressers, visit friends
etc.
You can do as much or as little as you want and a mileage allowance is paid to help your fuel costs.
If interested call Sue or Jo on 01606 784100
www.cheshirecdt.org.uk



BRIDGE4BARNTON UPDATE

Just a quick update to let everyone know that there has been a meeting with CWaC in preparation of our petition.
There will be things happening with regards to meetings in the near future with Highways and the Ward Councillors
are meeting with George Osborne at the end of October. We do not have anything major to announce until after the
petition is presented and then early in 2016. Bear with us please. We also have news that another group have been
doing a lot of background work unknown to us and will be joining forces to assist.



BARNTON FOOTBALL CLUB
Latest information and fixtures details can be found on the Groups and Clubs section on our Amenities page.



BARNTON COMMUNITY GROUP
Our Aim  - To make Barnton a village to be proud of.
We would be delighted if you could provide a helping hand with
any of the following:
·Canal - could you spare some time helping to paint the bridge walls and clearing the undergrowth to improve the
views?
·Grot Spots - would you like to identify such spots and organise Litter Picking groups?
·Land/Verge  - between Barnton Post Office/Pharmacy and the bus stop - Do you know who owns it?

If you can help with any of the above please contact
Linda 07947 297783 or Lynn on 01606 784599
Big Village Big Future Be Part of it



BARNTON GIRL GUIDING

Rainbows 5 -7 year olds Tuesday 6pm - 7.15pm
Brownies 7 - 10 year olds Tuesday 6pm - 7.30pm
Guides 10- 14 year olds Day and Time to be arranged
Senior Section 14 - 26 years Monday 8pm - 9.30pm

For more details contact Susan Greenwood (Rainbow Leader and District Commissioner)
Home number: 01606 76408        Mobile number: 07734 155 133
Email: suegreenwood8160@hotmail.com
Or visit theiir website at www.girlguiding.org.uk and register your daughter or yourself there.



LATERLIFE CHALLENGE
Have you done something new since you retired? Started a new hobby or interest, joined a club or planned an event
or trip? The Laterlife Challenge is looking for entries from the over 60s to demonstrate how people are making the
most of their retirement years. There are some great prizes and also the knowledge that your story may help inspire
others who are finding their senior years lonely or difficult.  Chief judge is Blue Peter’s Valerie Singleton.  Find out
more by visiting:  www.laterlife.com/challenge


Age UK Cheshire’s Computer Centre

At Age UK Cheshire’s Computer Centre based at the Castle Community Centre, Northwich, we specialise in helping
the over 50s to gain computer skills.  With experienced tutors, individual or small-group tuition, centre-produced
learning materials and a warm welcoming atmosphere, we have an enviable reputation for meeting learners’ needs. 
Many people come to us to learn internet skills, email and Skype to help them keep in touch with friends and
family.

We run courses throughout the year and have places available for learners on our:
·         Induction course (using a computer or iPad) with one-to-one tuition for absolute beginners.  Learners may
bring their own laptop, iPad or other tablet device.
·         Individual tuition sessions to revise and consolidate basic computer skills or learn new skills in a topic of
choice.  (Popular topics include - Skype, Windows 8, iPad or tablet skills, Facebook, online shopping, file
management, word-processing, making address labels, spreadsheets,
using a scanner, photo-editing and creating photo gifts. Other topics are available on request)
·         Small-group courses in Digital Photography.

For more information or to discuss your computing needs please call the Centre on 0845 618 2858




Parishioners with enquiries or concerns relating to facilities within the remit
of Barnton Parish Council, please contact;-

THE CLERK  - Telephone   0784 934 4940
or email  barntonpc@gmail.com

Enquiries  cannot be dealt with by individual councillors outside of council meetings.