Christmas Closure

The Parish Office will be closed for the Christmas period from Tuesday 24th December 2019 to Wednesday 1st January 2020 inclusive. It will re-open as usual on Thursday 2nd January 2020 at 10am. On behalf of the Parish Councillors and Staff we would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year!

24/11/19 – Temporary Road Closure – Bedford Road

Bedford Road will be closed between Sharpenhoe Road and Manor Road on Sunday 24th November between 15:30 and 19:00hrs for the annual Christmas Lights Switch on event. Please see attached notification for full details. Bedford Rd Closure CBC8380 Letter and map

Newsletter – October 2019

The latest Newsletter will be delivered to residents in the next few days.  To view it online please click on the following link    Parish Newsletter October 2019

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

The Audit of accounts for the Parish Council for the year ended 31st March 2019 has now been concluded. Please refer to the Council Documents section on the Website to view the Annual Governance and Accountability Return.

Applications for Small Grants

Each year Barton-le-Clay Parish Council has a limited amount of money to financially assist local groups and organisations working within the community. Please click on the link to view the advert.  Application forms are available to collect from the Parish Office, 1 Windsor Parade, Windsor Road, Barton-le-Clay, MK45 4NA. Closing date 30th September 2019S137 grant poster

19/08/19 to 30/08/19 – Temporary Road Closure – Hexton Road

We have been advised that Hexton Road will be closed Monday 19th August to Friday 30th August for installation of raised tables and signs. Week 1 will be 24 hour closure and Week 2 will be 09:00-15:30. Please see attached notification for full details and diversion route. Hexton Rd Closure CBC6995 V4

Barton’s Horticultural Show – 7th September 2019

This year show will be held on Saturday 7th September, 2.30 pm at the Village Hall.  Classes include vegetables/fruit/flowers, baking, reserve making, crafts, flower arranging, photography and children’s classes.    Show schedules are available in the Parish office or click on the following link Horticultural Show 2019 schedule
Horticultural Show Poster 2019

If you’re looking for something to do with the kids over the school holidays, why not enter this year’s Horticultural Show. Categories include: decorate a flower pot, flower arrangement in a jam jar, 5 cookies, colouring picture, animal made from fruit/veg and photography.  childrens poster 2019 show

Colouring templates can be downloaded from our website, hard copies will be available in the Parish Office.  There are 3 age groups for the children’s section (pre-school, lower school and middle school). To download the template click on the following link:   Preschool Colouring Template DUMBO  Preschool Colouring Template CAT   Lower School Colouring Template DINOSAUR  Lower School Colouring Template SCARECROW  Middle School Colouring Template GIRAFFE  Middle School Colouring Template HORSE

Parish Newsletter, June 2019

The latest Parish Newsletter will be delivered to residents over the next week.  Please note that the date for the Hexton Road Traffic Calming installation and road closure changed after the newsletter was printed.  It will now be from Monday 19th August – Friday 30th August.  To view the Newsletter online please click on the following link  Parish Newsletter June 2019

Parish Council’s Annual Report for 2018/2019

Please click on the following link to view the Parish Council’s Annual Report. Annual Report 2018 – 2019

Election of Parish Councillors – 2nd May 2019

Following the close of nominations on 3rd April, only 9 residents were nominated to stand and with 13 councillor places to fill, Barton-le-Clay Parish Council was an Uncontested Election and all those who stood were duly elected. Residents are now able to be Co-opted to join the Parish Council to fill the vacant seats. Please contact the Parish Office or email the Parish Clerk for further information.

17th April 2019

We are sad to announce the death of our Chairman, Councillor David Gunter.  He served as a Parish Councillor for 4 years, the latter 2 being Chairman of the Parish Council.  Our thoughts are with his family.

New Swings for Arnold Recreation Ground play area

The new toddler and junior swings have now been installed in the Arnold Rec play area. The project was part-funding with a grant of £9,871 from the National Lottery Community Fund, the Parish Council and kind donation from Barton Conservation Group funded the remaining costs. In addition to the replacement swings and surfacing the bark and edging around the aeroskate equipment has been replaced with safety surfacing. We would like to thank all those who responded to our online Facebook survey regarding the need for new equipment, and everyone who plays the National Lottery who have helped fund this project.

Parish Newsletter

The latest Newsletter is due to be delivered to residents with The Oracle Directory in the next week.  To view it online, please click on the following link:  newsletterfebruary2019

Make a change, become a local Parish Councillor

Barton-le-Clay Parish Council is calling on residents, passionate about their community, to stand in the local elections in May 2019.  For more details on the role the Parish Council and Parish Councillor click on the following link.    become a parish councillor poster jan2019    parish councillor information jan2019

Notice of Removal of Glass from the Burial Ground

The Parish Council has a regulation that NO GLASS is permitted within the Burial Ground.  This policy is in place to ensure safe working for our contractors.

The Parish Council will be removing any glassware, week commencing 12th November 2018.  All glass removed will be stored for 2 months and can be collected from the Parish office between 10am – 12 noon Monday to Friday.  Please note that any items not collected within the above period will be disposed of.

A copy of the regulations is available here Burial Grd Rules Regulations Adopted February 2018

19.07.18 Proposed M1-A6 Link Road

Central Bedfordshire Council have released outline plans for a proposed link road from the M1 – A6.  For more details visit and the attached poster.  M1 A6 link Road Poster   Hard copies of the consultation document are available at the Parish Office.

Central Bedfordshire Council’s Consultations

Central Bedfordshire Council run consultations on a number of subjects including:

  • community safety consultations
  • public transport consultations
  • education and schools consultations
  • leisure consultations
  • libraries and culture consultations
  • planning and regeneration consultations

To view or comment on consultations visit the following page:

Response to CBC Local Plan – submitted today ! 21/02/18

Please see attached the Councillors objection to the proposed 2 development sites.  BPC Local Plan Response 21.02.18

Central Bedfordshire Councils Local Plan

The public consultation has now closed.  Click on the link to view the proposed residential sites for Barton-le-Clay LOCAL PLAN BARTON PROPOSED SITES JANUARY 2018. To view the Local Plan click here