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GUNNERS CLOUGH WOODLAND
The woodland between the end Lydyett Lane and the canal, and along of Hough Lane was sold at public auction on 23rd February 2017 to a private individual.
The woodland had been closed for several months due to erosion of steps and pathways, and general safety concerns.
Funds raised from the sale will be redistributed to other projects.
BEECH TREE INN DEVELOPMENT
Adactus Housing Association in conjunction with Lane End Developments is proposing to develop the site into a mixture of 2 and 3 bedroomed homes. These would be offerred to purchase under the government backed Rent-to-Buy scheme.
A 'drop in event' to provide more information to local residents and the community will be held on Tuesday 28th February at 16:30-19:00 at Barnton Community Primary School, Townfield Lane, Barnton.
For more information, click on the picture.
MEADOW DRIVE DEVELOPMENT
Equity Housing's scheme at Meadow Drive, which is due for completion in March or April 2017, have 12 two bedroom houses for affordable rent (80% of market rent) within the development and receive 100% nominations from
Cheshire West & Chester Council.
Although priority should be given to local people in need. They are keen to
spread the word to local people that the development is due to for completion shortly so that anyone in need
can get their details registered with the Council quickly.
For more information click here.
BEECH TREE INN UPDATE
Unfortunately, an application by CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) to list the Beech Tree Inn as an asset of community value has been turned down due to the length of time the pub has been closed (since October 2014) and the lack of interest in the lease.
This site will now be considered for re-development.
NURSERY ROAD RECREATION GROUND AND SKATEPARK VANDALISM
Sadly, there has been more vandalism on Nursery Road Recreation Ground !
One of the bars in the fence around the play park has been pulled out and twisted, and a bolt holding the fence to a post has been removed. Also one of the Urban ramp signs has been kicked off the fencing around the top of the big ramp. 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.
NEW SKATEPARK OPENED
On 30th September 2016 the new skatepark at the Nursery Road Recreation Ground was opened. The John Brunner Skatepark which features new ramps and equipment was designed and developed by Barnton Parish Council, and local resident and skatepark user Tom Rowley.
Funding was provided by the Parish Council, several private companies and individual fundrasing by Tom Rowley.
SCARECROW COMPETITION WINNERS
Winners of this years's Barnton Scarecrow Competition were as follows:
Most correct answers on Trail Map: The Reilly Family
Favourite Scarecrows- Noddy, Bob the Builder and Paw Patrol
Click here for more information
Older news items from previous months are below
NURSERY ROAD RECREATION GROUND DOGWALK IMPROVEMENTS
The dog walk area along the edge of the recreation ground will be closed on Tuesday 5th September to allow the installation of a more durable pathway. New seating benches will also be installed, and some relocated within the dog walk area.
It is expected all work will be completed within a day.
BARNTON VILLAGE FLOWER AND PRODUCE SHOW 2017
Now in its fourth year, the show will be held at Barnton Community Nursery and Primary School on 16th September 2017. A range of classes to enter for adults and kids, why not see what you can do?
Further details available here and here
NORTHWICH TRANSPORT STRATEGY
Have your say on the new transport strategy for Northwich, by giving your views on how the town can improve transport links. The strategy is being developed to address current traffic congestion issues and support the future housing and regeneration plans for the town and wider urban area
Click here for more details or attend the drop-in session at The Foyer Bar, Memorial Court, Northwich on Thursday 16th November, 16:00-19:00
It is your last chance to have your say on Parliamentary constituency boundaries.
Did you know Parliamentary constituency boundaries are changing to make them fairer and more equal?
You can view the Boundary Commission for Englandís proposals and see what other people have already said about your local area online here: www.bce2018.org.uk. and here.
BRIDGE TO BARNTON (Winnington Bridge)
Cheshire West and Chester have agreed to debate the Bridge to Barnton petition at Full Council on 14th December 2017, 7.00pm at Wyvern House in Winsford.
Barnton Parish Council will be in attendance. Residents are welcome.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON
The Christmas lights around the village will be turned on on the following dates:
Thursday 7th December- at 5:30PM (the same time as the Switch On at Barnton Community Nursery and Primary and School), the lights will also be turned on outside Rosebank School and at Jubilee Corner (corner of Townfield Lane and Lydyett Lane).
Monday 11th December- at 6:00 PM, the lights on the Village Green on Grange Avenue will be turned on. Father Christmas will be arriving by sleigh courtesy of The Rotary Club of Northwich and Vale Royal. Click the picture for further details. Father Christmas will also be visiting other parts of the village before and after the lights Switch On.
RUNCORN ROAD RECREATION GROUND IMPROVEMENTS
Despite the best efforts of the Parish Council, unfortunately some final installation work is still required before Runcorn Road Recreation Ground can be reopened. After this, a final Health and Safety inspection must be performed before the play area can be used, therefore in the interests of safety the Recreation Ground will remain closed for a few more days.
Please note: the picture to the left is not an exact replica of exact equipment and arrangement installed
The following vacancies exist to work on behalf of Barnton Parish Council-
Parish Orderly- help keep the village clean and tidy. Futher details here and here
Administration Assistant- assist the Parish Council Clerk in their duties. Further details available here
LIMEWOOD GROVE AND ELMWOOD DRIVE CLOSURE
In an effort to address an issue with a damaged surface water sewer and chamber in the area of Limewood Grove and Elmwood Grove, which is suspected to be the cause of the recurring flooding in the dip near the end of Lydyett Lane, there will be some road closures in the area around Elmwood Road at the junction of Yew Tree Drive, and on Limewood Grove. Until excavation work has started it is not know the extent of the repairs required, and how long the repairs will take to complete.
Work will start on Wednesday 4th April.
Healthwatch Cheshire West and Healthwatch Cheshire East, the local independent consumer champions for Health and Social Care services in Cheshire, are conducting a survey to help establish priorities for the coming year.
You can complete the survey below