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, which ‘Pearson’s Companion to the Cheshire Ring’ describes as offering “every product and service any civilised person might possibly require – recordings of late Beethoven string quartets excepted!”
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BARNTON SCARECROW COMPETITION 2015 RESULTS

"Favourite" scarecrows with most votes:

1. Number 3, the Gruffalo, (Mrs L Page, 91 Mond Street Barnton)
2nd, number 36, Stampy Cat, (The Gerrard family, 131 Runcorn Road Barnton)
3rd, Goldilocks and the 3 bears (The Evans family 79 Grange Avenue)

Prize for the greatest number of scarecrows correctly identified -
The Whalley family from 11 Cedar Drive, Barnton.

The competition was something new for Barnton, and we shall fine-tune things for next time!
Watch this space for news of next year's theme!
       





ACTION FRAUD

Action Fraud has seen an increase in the number of small to medium sized businesses being contacted by fake bailiffs requesting payments for a phantom debt.

The scam involves the business being cold called from someone purporting they are bailiffs working on behalf of a court, attempting to recover funds for a non-existent debt. The caller will then request payment by means of bank transfer and if this is refused, will threaten to visit the premises to recover the debt that is owed.

A range of different businesses are being targeted; including Nurseries, Manufacturers, Hotels and Taxi Services.

Protect Yourself
Confirm what the debt is regarding; bailiffs are only used to recover certain debts such as council tax, child support and compensation orders. Bailiffs are not used to recover debts relating to private advertisement; these would be collected by debt collectors. Debt collectors do not have the same legal powers as bailiffs and will not have special court authorisation to act. For more details regarding this, please look at the Citizens Advice website.
Double check with the Court or originating company to confirm whether the suspects are legitimate; if you use a landline make sure you hear the dialling tone prior to dialling as the suspects could still be on the line.
Request details of the debt in writing to access its legitimacy.
Do not feel rushed or intimidated to make a decision based on a phone call.

If you, or anyone you know, have been affected by this fraud or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk




OAKWOOD MEDICAL CENTRE'S LATEST NEWSLETTER IS AVAILABLE TO VIEW HERE . . . .



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:
·Gunners Clough Wood - could you spare some time helping with maintenance and improving access for all the community?
·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 NOW 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 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.




WHAT'S ON IN BARNTON

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



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

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

Age UK Cheshire’s Castle Community Centre, Barbers Lane (off Queensgate), Castle, Northwich CW8 1DT




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



WOMEN'S SAFE TRANSPORT SERVICE

Check on the Voluntary Action Vale Royal website for details of this service and the threats to it due to lack of funding etc.


ARE YOU STRUGGLING WITH DEBT?

CHESHIRE WEST CITIZEN ADVICE BUREAU are available to help - free of charge. Click here for more details . . .




WELCOME TO THE 2015 BARNTON FLOWER AND PRODUCE SHOW

The team have put together a programme that we hope will appeal to a wide spectrum of talents and interests in the village and show off all the many skills hidden away that lots of other villagers would love to see and enjoy. We saw some marvellous items last year for our first attempt at this show, and there were many comments on the day that showed people wished they had had a go. Well now is your chance, put Saturday 12th September in your diary. Best of luck!

For any further details, large print copy, or offers to help leading up to or on the day, please contact Carol on 01606 781461 and leave name and a contact number please.

For full details click here . . . . . . . . .

Download a programme here . . . . . . . .

Children's classes . . . . . . .
Your Online petition Bridge2Barnton is now active

CW&C have been really prompt in getting this petition online!  Can you now please spread the news far and wide. Ask your family, friends and anyone else you know who lives, works or studies in the Cheshire West and Chester Borough to sign our petition.

What You Need to Do:

Click on this link . . . . . to the epetition and follow instructions on how to register.

Let's make this petition count.  We need at least 3,300 signatures just to get the issue debated in CW&C's Chamber, and we have 3 months to exceed that figure so it's down to all of us to make it happen.

The paper petition, which will run concurrently with this e-petition, to capture those who do not readily have access to a computer etc. is now available to sign at various locations around Barnton including  Hormbrey Butchers, Steve's Hairdresser, Barnton Library, Little Angels Nursery and The Works Gym, Spar Garage, Sound Technique, LA Gym, Weaverham Launderette's, Chartoria Hair, Arriva Buses, Eastern Spice, Barnton Co-Op,Barn Owl, Barnton Cricket Club and Northwich Therapies.