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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COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE REVIEW OF BARNTON PARISH
NOTICE OF DECISION


Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007

Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council has decided to what extent it will give effect to the recommendations made in the Community Governance Review of the parish of Barnton.

The decision is that:

1)the boundary of the existing parish of Barnton be redrawn to the north at Stone Heyes Lane to transfer the properties of Woodside, Rose Bank Farm, The Old Vicarage, Stoneleigh House, Stoneheyes Farm, The Barn (Stoneheyes Farm), 323 Runcorn Road, 325 Runcorn Road, 327 Runcorn Road and 329 Runcorn Road from Barnton parish to Little Leigh parish;
2)the boundary of the existing parish of Barnton be redrawn to the east at Hough Lane so as to ensure that the entirety of the properties of 7 Larch Tree Close, 8 Larch Tree Close, 10 Larch Tree Close and 7 - 19 Oak Tree Close are within Anderton with Marbury parish;
3)the parish of Barnton should not be abolished; 
4)the name of the parish of Barnton should not be altered;
5)the parish should continue to have a parish council;
6)the parish council for the parish of Barnton consist of ten councillors; and
7)a Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council (Reorganisation of Community Governance) Order be prepared in accordance with the above recommendations and that the Order be effective from 1st April 2015 save for those recommendations relating to parish electoral arrangements which shall come into force on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2015.

Reasons for the decision

The Council has made this decision in order to determine more appropriate parish boundaries which better reflect the identities and interests of local residents, are more closely tied to visible and firm ground detail and address a specific boundary anomaly caused by the legislation covering local elections and local taxation.  The decision will also provide more effective governance arrangements which are proportionate to the size of the local electorate. 

Next steps

The outcomes of this review will come into effect from 1stApril 2015 through a Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council (Reorganisation of Community Governance) Order. 

This, together with a map showing the effects of the Order, will be available for inspection at the following locations as soon as practicable after making the Order:

·HQ Building, 58 Nicholas Street, Chester, CH1 2NP
·The Forum, Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2HS
·Civic Offices,4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE
·Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford, CW7 1AH

Copies of the Order and maps will also be available on the Council’s website at:

www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/communitygovernance

Date of Publication: 28 November 2014
Alison Armstrong, Senior Manager - Partnerships and Development
Cheshire West and Chester Council, HQ Building, 58 Nicholas Street, Chester CH1 2NP








Mr and Mrs Theatre presents
A Night Before Christmas
A Christmas Production and Carols

Sunday 21st December
Barnton Pentecostal Church
Doors open at 5pm for a 5.30pm start

Tickets £1 per person available from the Church
Email barntonpentecostalchurch@hotmail.co.uk
or telephone 01606 781965


A MESSAGE FROM ST LUKE'S CHESHIRE HOSPICE

“Did you know that could buy your Christmas tree and contribute toward patient care for your local hospice?   Our wonderful trees are freshly cut in Scotland and come down to us at the very end of November.  They are all premium grade and fabulous quality, non-dropping varieties”

Trees are available from the hospice on Queensway Winsford from Saturday 29th November until 14th December 10-4pm

They will also be available at our Santa Dash at Oulton Park Racing Circuit on Sunday 7th December between 10-4pm

DID YOU KNOW WE CAN COLLECT YOUR TREE AFTER CHRISTMAS?
We have a Christmas tree re-cycling scheme which offers a valuable service whilst supporting patient care.  For a donation we will collect your tree from your home (we also do business premises/schools etc) and arrange for it to be mulched with the shredding being used locally.    Last year we raised over £6,000 from this initiative and we hope to increase it further this year.  Registration is done online and is very simple.  Just click onto www.stlukes-hospice.co.uk/tree  
It really is as simple as 1 -2 - tree.

Any questions please call Jane Thompson on 01606 555688 or 07964 394963




Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council
Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary Prohibition of Traffic
LEIGHS BROW 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 in Barnton to
enable underground cable work and will be carried out by SP Energy Networks.
Leighs Brow - Barnton

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 8th December 2014 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 1
day to complete.

Richard Flood (Ref TRO 928), Place Operations, Highways Office, Phoenix House, Clough Road,
Winsford, Cheshire CW7 4BD.    Tel: 0300 123 7036.    email: engvr@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk




AGE UK CHESHIRE

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.
For more information or to discuss your computing needs please call the Centre on 0845 618 2858

Age UK Cheshire’s Castle Community Centre, Barbers Lane (off Queensgate), Castle, Northwich CW8 1DT




LATERLIFE CHALLENGE
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




OAKWOOD MEDICAL CENTRE'S LATEST NEWSLETTER IS AVAILABLE TO VIEW HERE . . . .



CYBERCRIME


One of the aims of this weeks' national Neighbourhood and Home Watch week is to raise the profile of the threat of Cybercrime to residents of Cheshire.

E mails from unknown sources may contain viruses - only open them if you 'KNOW' the sender.
Do NOT respond to emails from unknown senders asking you for financial assistance.
Some dates are good for you . these are NOT!
'CURVY MATURE BLOND WANTS YOUr money'
'GENTLEMAN, 45, LIKES FAST CARS AND taking you for a ride'

SPAM! SPAM! SPAM! - Tax refund notification,  You've won the lottery, Queries@littlwoods - your account may have been compromised.

Your bank would never contact you to ask for your PIN, password or other security information in full.
Online shopping and auction scam were the most common fraud reported in 2013 and cost UK consumers £63.6 million.
If an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is.

To read more about fraud and cybercrime go to the Cheshire Police web site - www.cheshire.police.uk

Other useful web sites:-
www.cyberstreetwise.com         www.getsafeonline.org            www.actionfraud.police.uk

Home Watch community volunteers have been working in partnership with Cheshire police for over 32 years helping us to keep our communities safer, through the sharing of local crime updates and warnings, looking out for neighbours, encouraging the reporting of suspicious information to the police and by developing small local networks of considerate neighbours.

If you have neighbours who may not have access to a computer and you would be willing to share these messages by setting up a small, local Home Watch group, please ring the Cheshire Police non emergency number - 101.  Ask to speak to your neighbourhood police team.  You may need to leave a voice message, your call will be returned.

Watch Officer Cheshire Police Communities Unit, Police HQ.




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



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




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 . . .