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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STAGE 1 OF BARNTON GATEWAY PROJECT HAS BEEN COMPLETED

Lynn Gibbon reports below:
'On behalf of Barnton Community Group I would like to thank all volunteers who worked so hard in completing all Stage 1 of Barnton Gateway Project. All efforts were much appreciated and Tunnel Top basin now looks fantastic and what was achieved in this short time was nothing short of a miracle.

Their work included clearing all the weeds and overgrown grass beneath the railings to enable rubbing down and painting of the railings black and white, painting 15 canal markers and clearing the sets at the side of Tunnel Top all on Saturday and Sunday the 15th & 16th March. There were 22 volunteers in total and 11 working at all times over one and a half days and these hard workers are as follows:

Community Group members: John & Linda Page, Christina, Dave & Nathaniel Westwell, Lynn Gibbon & Alvar Jones,
Dave Stevens, Rachel Williamson and Emma Boyd.
Valued workers from the village and surrounding area: Yvonne Lunt, Janine Hampton, Leonard Gerrard, Sharon Whitehead & Mark Evans, Valerie & Peter Sibley, Fred Snelson, Keith Reading, Sally Smith, Sarah Baker and Paula Jackson.


















Once again many thanks and we look forward to completing Stage 2 - the painting of the Tunnel Top entrance in the near future.'




Barnton Photographic Competition 2014
All pictures will be on display in the Xcel Internet Cafe
Could you be a ‘Prize Winner’ in any of the following categories?
·  Natural World            ·  Pets                    ·  Places - local or worldwide
Age Groups  -   (Under 12yrs)    (12yrs to 18yrs)     (Adult).      Photo Size: Minimum A5 - Maximum A4
Entries by email to
snappy2015@gmail.com with name, age and Phone No plus a paper copy to
Barnton Parish Council Office, Blackcroft Avenue, CW84HP
UNLIMITED ENTRIES - Free under 18yrs - Adults 50p per entry  (Payment to be enclosed in the delivery envelope)
Closing Date:
30th June 2014
For more information phone Lynn Gibbon  on  01606 784599 or email lynngibbon@talktalk.net
Rules:  Copyright - retained by the photographer.  Barnton Community Group can reproduce the picture without payment.



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





PHONE FRAUDSTERS

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.




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



AGE UK CHESHIRE EXPANDS IT'S 'LET'S TALK MONEY CAMPAIGN'

Age UK Cheshire has expanded its local campaign called Let’s Talk Money this week, which aims to reduce pensioner poverty in Wiltshire by joining forces with pharmacies across the county to spread the word.  The main objective of the campaign is to increase the number of older people (aged 65+) claiming their entitlements, especially the benefit Attendance Allowance.  This is a non means tested benefit to help people with a long term illness or disability.

Over the next few weeks, 38 Pharmacies in Cheshire, including The Co-operative Pharmacy in Barnton, will be inserting over 60,000 local Age UK Cheshire leaflets into pharmacy bags of customers over the age of 65.  Hopefully this will encourage the older population of Cheshire to come and have a chat with our friendly Information and Advice advisors at Age UK Cheshire to make sure they are getting everything they are entitled to.

Age UK Cheshire’s Information and Advice Manager Lucy Welsh states “We know people listen to health professionals, and for vulnerable older people, practical support to claim their entitlements is essential.  Working alongside pharmacies to promote the campaign will no doubt put more money into the pockets of older people in Cheshire”.

To arrange to have an appointment to see if you are receiving all your entitlements or for more information on Attendance Allowance, please call Age UK Cheshire on: 01606 884 440




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/
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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 . . .




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