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!”
Barnton Parish Council
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GROUNDS MAINTENANCE CONTRACT FOR 2014 - 2015
Barnton Parish Council is seeking Grounds Maintenance quotes for 2014 to 2015 (1 Year) covering both recreation grounds at Runcorn Road and Nursery Road; the cemetery on Hayes Drive and ancillary work at the Memorial Hall on Townfield Lane.
DOWNLOAD QUOTE DETAILS FOR COMPLETION
Please read through and complete the separate specification, which will also act as your quote. Please include any additional information pertinent to your submission in a covering letter.
Click here for a plan of the parish of Barnton, with the location of the recreation grounds, cemetery, and Memorial Hall clearly marked.
Please note that vehicular access to Runcorn Road recreation ground is via the private drive of No.207 Runcorn Road, and will require advance notification to the Clerk. Contractors must ensure that the private driveway is left clean and tidy upon leaving.
Should you need clarification on any aspect of this contract, please contact Phillip Miskell Evoy, Parish Clerk on 07849344940.
Quotes must be submitted by post or by hand and placed in a plain envelope marked ‘QUOTES FOR GROUNDS MAINTENANCE CONTRACT 2014-15’ and sent or delivered to the Parish Clerk at the Clerk’s Office, c/o Pentecostal Church, Blackcroft Avenue, Barnton CW8 4HP.
Quotes must arrive by no later than 5PM, Friday 14th March 2014.
Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary Prohibition of Traffic - C623 Lydyett Lane in the Parish of Barnton
Notice is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, that the Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council intend to make an Order the effect of which will be to temporarily prohibit traffic on the following length of road known as Lydyett Lane in the Parish of Barnton to enable Carriageway Surfacing to be carried out by Ringway.
(1)C623 Lydyett Lane, Barnton (between Broadway and Hayes Drive and closed at the junction with Nursery Road).
Nothing in the Order shall prevent driving upon the said lengths of road of any vehicle which is being used for the conveyance of persons, goods or merchandise to or from any premises situate on or adjacent to the lengths of road or in connection with agriculture, building construction, works of repair and the like or use in an emergency of vehicles for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes. A through route will not always be available and any vehicles not requiring access to properties on the length of road should use the alternative routes.
The Order will come into force on 7th April 2014 at 7.30hrs and will continue in force for a period not exceeding eighteen months or until the works which it is proposed to carry out have been completed, whichever is the earlier. It is anticipated that the works will take approximately 3 days.
Alternative routes for through traffic.
Traffic should proceed via: UW3223 Hough Lane, C618 Soot Hill, A533 Runcorn Road, C623 Manor Drive.
And Nursery Road, Cross Street, Broadway
Richard Flood (Ref TRO 800), Localities Directorate, Winsford Area Highways Office, Phoenix House,
Clough Road, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 4BD
Tel: 0300 123 7036 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your invite to WASTE REDUCTION VOLUNTEER TRAINING:
22nd March 2014 in Tatton Park including a tour of Tatton Park Gardens!
Details on how to enquire or apply are below.
Waste Reduction Volunteers; promoting Love Food Hate Waste and Home Composting in your local community.
The Waste Reduction Volunteer Scheme is a joint project between Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Cheshire Councils. It promotes the national ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ programme, and ‘Home Composting’. We are looking for volunteers to join the project; and our next training day is being held in Tatton Park, Knutsford on 22nd March 2014. You will gain extensive knowledge around Food Waste and Home Composting an learn how you can help a variety of people in the Cheshire community to make the most of their food, save money and create home compost for a beautiful garden. The training is completely free, and fun!!
We will provide refreshments throughout the day, a buffet lunch, uniform, a detailed handbook, and we are also delighted to offer a tour of the gardens from Tatton Parks very own Head Gardener.
The volunteer role:
Throughout the project you will be supported by the Project Coordinator and your fellow team of volunteers. As a volunteer you will attend a variety of interesting and exciting events and activities such as:
· county shows,
· farmers markets,
· food festivals
· community/family fun days
· delivering workshops in local schools,
· helping community groups to build and use compost bins,
· giving presentations to residents in housing associations and
· working alongside nutritionists for example during community cookery sessions promoting Love Food Hate Waste.
We ask that you complete 30 hours of volunteering per year but you are free to pick and choose which events or activities that suit you best depending on your preference, location or availability. If you know of any events going on in your local area or have any links with community groups, we welcome your suggestions for setting up an activity; the project is extremely flexible. We also offer an incentive scheme for voluntary hours; you are entitled to gifts when you put in extra hours. Additional to this, we hold regular social events and occasionally offer additional (optional) training.
If you are interested in meeting and talking to residents in your community face to face, delivering sessions in schools or have a keen interest in the environment and reducing waste then this is a perfect project for you to get involved in.
Applicants must be 18 years or over.
Applicants must live in Cheshire.
Own transport is preferred but we can help you to work around this if you don’t have your own (e.g. by car sharing where possible).
To apply, please register your interest by Friday 7th March contacting Holly Jaskolka on 01270 686094 / 07739 596396 email@example.com
Police are warning Cheshire residents not to fall victim to phone fraudsters claiming to be from a bank or posing as police officers.
Cheshire Police is aware of several incidents across the county including Lymm, Knutsford and Warrington relating to offenders phoning elderly people and telling them their bank cards have been compromised and need to be cancelled.
The offender stays on the line, sometimes passing the call to another person so the caller thinks they are genuine.
They then tell the victim that a courier will pick up the cards and that there will be a charge for this. The cards are then picked up from the victim's address and used by the offenders to steal money from their account.
Cheshire Police advise that the victim hangs up and ring the bank or police back to ensure the call is genuine.
Anyone who is a victim of this type of crime should contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
SNOW ANGELS . . . . click here for more details
Volunteers are required to help out with a range of tasks including clearing snow from paths, picking up shopping or prescriptions and delivering them, help with dog walking, be-friending and in general helping older people. Equipment and protective clothing are provided along with full training and volunteers will undergo background checks - if you
think you would like to be involved as a volunteer during the winter please contact Mark Baker on 07534 229467 or
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
DON'T LET FROZEN PIPES KNOCK CHRISTMAS OUT COLD
A third of hard-pressed families in Cheshire could not afford to fix a burst pipe this winter.
That’s the shock finding of research by water company United Utilities, which is urging homeowners to take steps to protect themselves.
Fixing damage caused by frozen household pipes that have burst has cost North West homeowners around £578 million, making the average repair bill of an individual incident an estimated £525.
But new research from United Utilities has revealed that one in three people from Cheshire would struggle to even cover the £120 average call-out cost of an emergency plumber this winter.
More than one in four would have to cut back on basic food expenditure or seek a loan from family or friends to cover the cost, while around one in seventy Cheshire residents say would take out a payday loan.
United Utilities’ Winter Wise campaign will see the company launch a region-wide road show to give out advice packs to households, containing tips for staying freeze-free.
Sally explained: “Although we will fix the pipes in the street, pipes in your garden and house belong to you or your landlord and we can usually only offer advice.
“That’s what the Winter Wise campaign is all about - offering helpful advice that can make a big difference. It’s designed to raise awareness of basic steps people can take to avoid this sort of misery and financial hardship. Our road shows will be visiting a town near you over the next few weeks handing out advice and free goodies. Come and see us.”
United Utilities’ essential tips for avoiding winter woes are:
·Lag your pipes so they are much less likely to freeze
·Find and label your stop tap - the tap which controls water supply to your house, so you know where to turn the water off if you do get a burst.
Following these simple tips may not just save unnecessary repair bills, but also the hassle that accompanies burst pipe incidents.
For more advice on keeping pipes warm and freeze-free this winter visit unitedutilities.com/winterwise. If the worst still happens, visit www.watersafe.org.uk to find your nearest plumber from one of the seven UK existing Approved Contractors’ Schemes.
AGE UK CHESHIRE LAUNCHES LET'S TALK MONEY CAMPAIGN
Did you know 1 in 3 older people who are eligible to claim benefits don't do so?
Age UK Cheshire is launching a local campaign called Let’s Talk Money, which aims to reduce pensioner poverty in Cheshire by increasing the number of older people (aged 65+) claiming the benefit, Attendance Allowance.
Attendance Allowance is a non means tested benefit to help people with a long term illness or disability. There are two different rates of Attendance Allowance and those who are eligible could claim either £53 or £79.15 a week to help with personal care.
Over the next three months, Age UK Cheshire will be hosting several Let’s Talk Money surgeries - as well as attending a number of events (details tbc) - where a dedicated team of Age UK Cheshire’s Information and Advice Advisors will encourage older people living locally to find out what benefits they are eligible for and claim what they are entitled to. Age UK Cheshire’s advisors will be able to help complete the forms and answer any queries.
For further information about events and money surgeries in your area, please visit Age UK Cheshire’s website at www.ageukcheshire.org.uk The website will be updated regularly.
For more information on Attendance Allowance, please call Age UK Cheshire on 01606 884440
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED FROM TRADING STANDARDS
1. Please be extremely cautious should you receive a telephone call from someone claiming that they can protect you from unwanted calls. The caller may claim to be ringing on behalf of the BT Telephone Preference Service (this does not exist).
The caller will claim they are aware that you have received many nuisance calls recently, that they could send you details and equipment to help to prevent these calls. The caller may already know your address and know which bank you use. They may even know some or all of your credit/debit card number. The reason for their call is normally to obtain further information in relation to your credit/debit card, such as issue or expiry date, account number, or the security code on the reverse of your card. Giving this information to the caller could lead to unauthorised use of your credit card or to identity theft. If you have given this information you may want to contact your bank and consider asking them to issue you with a new credit/debit card.
BT do not offer a telephone preference service directly, only BT Privacy at Home which is a caller display service. You can prevent unwanted phone calls by registering with the Telephone Preference Service for free. You can do this online at http://www.tpsonline.org.uk or by calling them on 0845 070 0707.
If you have any doubt about the authenticity of the caller NEVER give out your bank or personal details to them. If the caller says that they are from your bank or building society phone them directly on the number that you normally use for them, making sure that you have disconnected the call from the previous caller before dialling. If possible use a different phone – some scammers will stay on the line after you have put the phone down which prevents you from making another call so that when you dial the scammer answers but you think that you’ve got through to your bank or building society. Alternatively, ask the caller to send you details in the post for you to read at your leisure.
If you or anyone you know has received a similar telephone call please contact Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 08454 04 05 06 or visit http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/ . You can also report the incident to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit http://.actionfraud.police.uk/
2. Trading Standards have been made aware of automated calls that have been received by residents on their landlines offering free telephone calls if the recipient presses the ‘2’ key on the phone. What we believe happens if the consumer presses ‘2’ is that they are put through to a sales person who will then speak to the consumer and try to persuade them to leave their current telephone service provider and to switch to that of the caller. The calls are described as ‘free’ but there is a monthly charge made after joining the service that may amount to more than the consumer is already paying for their current service. Trading Standards would like to remind residents to show caution when dealing with cold callers and to be aware that services that are being offered may not be the bargain that they initially appear to be!
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.
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 . . .