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
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
BARNTON - PROPOSED 20MPH SPEED LIMIT
Residents have until 18th November 2016 to raise objections or other representation to this proposal in
Kieran Collins, Area Highways Manager
Chester West and Chester BC, Highways Office Guilden Sutton
Guilden Sutton Lane, Guilden Sutton
Chester CH3 7EX
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:
· More than once to any one organisation in one financial year:
· To individuals
Please contact the Clerk for an application form.
Email; firstname.lastname@example.org Tel:- 07849 344940
The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 3rd February 2017.
BUS STOP CLEAN UP
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!!!!!
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
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!
? 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
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: