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What's On in Barnton
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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.

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


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.


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.


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


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



A Phd thesis from 1966 has been found on the internet - it is about the history of Barnton.

Click here for the full thesis. . . . .


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.

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

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


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
Or visit theiir website at www.girlguiding.org.uk and register your daughter or yourself there.


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

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

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


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


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

What's On in Barnton
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
Do your bit for local wildlife
Are you interested in local wildlife? Do you have some spare time to volunteer? Enjoy being outdoors and
want to take part in a variety of practical tasks?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions then Cheshire Wildlife Trust needs you to come and help out
with local conservation projects.
Beth Alvey, Volunteering Manager at Cheshire Wildlife Trust, explains: “We manage a variety of reserves
in the local area but are reliant on volunteers to help us with this practical habitat management. 
"We'd really love for the areas to develop and flourish even further as part of our Heritage Lottery Fund
Natural Futures project which is why we're calling for others to come and join our green-fingered helpers
and give us some extra help.
"The setting is stunning - it is the most amazing place to come to volunteer!”
Volunteers do not need any previous experience or any specific tools, all training will be given, you just
need a willingness to get stuck in. Beth added “This is the perfect place to learn new skills from each
other, plus, there are known health benefits to being out in the countryside and working with nature.”
Conservation volunteers will meet on a variety of days throughout the year in your local area, visit
www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk <http://www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk> or call 01948 820728 to find
out more. There you can complete a registration form and get started.

Volunteers working on one of Cheshire Wildlife Trusts
Nature Reserves © Beth Alvey

Cheshire Wildlife Trust Natural Futures is an ambitious new volunteering programme, taking place across the Cheshire
region, Stockport and Wirral this September. Thanks to support from a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant of £706,400, over
the next four years the Trust will be making a £1.2million investment in volunteering that will shape the county’s wildlife
and natural spaces for the better.
Ambitious in scale, the project’s aim is actually very simple - let’s get more people doing more for nature in Cheshire. 
About the Heritage Lottery Fund
Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) aims to make a lasting difference for
heritage, people and communities across the UK and help build a resilient heritage economy. From museums, parks and
historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our diverse heritage.
HLF has supported almost 35,000 projects with more than £5.3bn across the UK. www.hlf.org.uk

Christmas Vanadalism and Criminal Damage!
It is very sad that some young people of the village think it’s fun to climb the Christmas Tree on Barnton
Village Green, break off branches and pull down and break a section of the Christmas lights -  jeopardising
the Christmas festivities.
The results of this vandalism is a new section of lights is required at a cost £80 plus fitting.  We all have a
duty to stop this.

Temporary Road Closure - Meadow Drive, Barnton

The closure will come into force on 29th October 2016 and will be in force for approximately eight days

Residents have until 18th November 2016 to raise objections or other representation to this proposal in
writing to:-
Kieran Collins, Area Highways Manager
Chester West and Chester BC, Highways Office Guilden Sutton
Guilden Sutton Lane, Guilden Sutton
Chester CH3 7EX

email: communityspeedmanagement@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk


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.

Linda and John Page, members of Barnton  Community Group, recently did an excellent job of clearing the
bus stop on Runcorn Rd near Winnington Bridge. 
Here are the before and after pictures - what a difference they have made!!!!!

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
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:

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.