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Welcome to Great Barton

The planning application for the WSOH was agreed by SEBC on 21/9/17.  It will now be sent to the Secretary of State where he will decide if he wishes to call it in for inspection. 

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ROADWORKS AROUND GT BARTON

LOOK OUT FOR THE GT BARTON QUESTIONNAIRE !

In conjunction with the Neighbourhood Plan you will soon find a questionnaire arriving on your doorstep to find out your views on living &/or working in Gt Barton.  Please take the time to complete this questionnaire either on-line or the paper copy.  The results will then be used to shape the village in years to come. 

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN EDITING ? 

Gt Barton has a vacancy for an editor for its popular quarterly magazine. This is delivered to all of the 925 homes in Gt Barton.  The editor is responsible for the content, preparation and arranging the printing. Duties includes soliciting items for publication, editing contributions, organising the  layout, liaising with the advertisers and keeping a digital backup. For further information please contact the current editor Eddie Gibson on 01284 788384 (evenings) or email egibsongbpc@btinternet.com

This is a voluntary role.

 PARISH COUNCIL VACANCIES

following the appointment of  a new Councillor , there are currently 3 vacancies for Parish Councillors - if you would like to be involved in shaping the future of Gt Barton please contact the Clerk Linda Harley for a chat.  Further information available here - May 2017

BURY ST EDMUNDS EASTERN RELIEF ROAD

For the latest updates on the Eastern Relief Road including the roadworks on the A14 Rookery Crossroads/Sow Lane work click here - July 2017

SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL PROGRAMME OF WORKS

As future works are programmed in Suffolk County Council upload details to their website, so that you can find out more about work in your area.  This includes projects such as surface dressing and resurfacing (and preparations for this), drainage, streetlighting and pavement improvements, as well as grass cutting and weed control.  Click here for more information - February 2017 

 

NORTH EAST BURY ST EDMUNDS

A website providing information specifically on the North East Development in Gt Barton, has been set up by Berkeley Homes.  Click here for further information - Spring 2017

 CONCLUSION OF AUDIT

The audit for the year end 31 March 2017 has been completed. 

The accounts are now available for inspection by local electors in accordance with Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.  To make an appointment please contact Linda Harley on 01284 787777 or email harley.parish@btinternet.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 SUITABLE SITES CONFIRMED FOR COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH SCHEME

The following sites in Gt Barton have been approved for Community Speed Watch by the Police : Mill Road, Livermere Road, Thurston Road and Fornham Road.  Councillor Diana Boys is organising a meeting for volunteers to find out about the scheme.  If you would like an invitation to the meeting please call her on 01284 787748 or email diana.boys@yahoo.co.uk

For further information click here

 

 GT BARTON - GOOD NEIGHBOURGH SCHEME

'A team of volunteers supporting others in the parish by being 'Good Neighbours' offering occasional help with simple tasks and services'          WAYS WE CAN HELP  

  • Befriending
  • Form-filling
  • Help with pets
  • Minor household repairs
  • Occasional transport
  • One-off garden tidy
  • Pescription collection

To request help,  for further information or to volunteer please call

             07732 876725 or email greatbartonGNS@gmail.com  -  February 2017

 

 

 LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE

Love where you Live is about putting you in the driving seat to improve your local environment and community links, whether its organising a litter pick, helping vulnerable individuals or building a new play area.  Click here for more information - February 2017

ANNUAL ELECTORAL CANVAS

77,000 households in West Suffolk are being asked to look out for their annual household enquiry form, which is being posted out today, allowing them to vote in future elections.  The electoral register is updated every year and it is a legal requirement to complete and return the form to ensure that everyone who is entitled to register to vote is able to do so. The form is pre-printed with the current details held for that address and for the majority of households completing it simply means checking the information is correct and updating any details that need to be changed.  

Further information about the annual canvass can be found on www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/annualcanvass and residents who have questions can contact the elections team for West Suffolk by calling 01284 757131 or 01638 719366 or emailing elections@westsuffolk.gov.uk

 

 VERGE CUTTING

Suffolk Highways will begin the 2017 grass cutting programme in May 2017 and will continue for 4 months. Click here to see the schedule.