Welcome to the Barton Town Council website.

Following the governments announcement that took place on Monday 4 January 2021, England has entered a national lockdown.

 

The Town Council Office will open to the public by appointment during this time.  The Town Clerk and Deputy Clerk can still be contacted Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm  on 01652 633598. 

A summary of what you can and cannot do during the lockdown is below:

You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.

You should follow this guidance immediately. The law will be updated to reflect these new rules.

Leaving home

You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:

  • shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
  • go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
  • exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
  • meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
  • seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
  • attend education or childcare – for those eligible

Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early Years settings remain open.

Higher Education provision will remain online until mid February for all except future critical worker courses.

If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live. You may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work.

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. You should not attend work

Meeting others

You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support with (if you are legally permitted to form one).

You may exercise on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble.

You should not meet other people you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, unless for a permitted reason.

Stay two metres apart from anyone not in your household.

Full Information can be found by following the link below:

National lockdown: Stay at Home – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

Greetings from the Mayor

On behalf of your councillors I would like to welcome you to the Town Council website, which provides information on your councillors, notices of council meetings and details of events organised by the council throughout the year.

I feel honoured to have been chosen to serve as the Town mayor for this year, I have lived in or around the town for most of my life and there is nowhere else I would consider a home. We are very lucky to have so much heritage and history here along with what would normally be a packed events calendar bringing people from all over to visit.
The pandemic has meant we are in strange times at the moment, the way the town has come together by volunteering, delivering and providing meals to support those who need it most has filled me with pride and been noticed across the county

 

Your town councils role is to work for you; we strive to improve the town for its residents, to work with many outside bodies to maintain the great offerings that we have to attract visitors and to ensure that the inevitable growth of Barton is not to the detriment of its residents.

Many organisations within Barton are supported by the Town Council and the council itself organises and hosts the annual Picnic in the Park and Christmas Festival. We also carry out bulb planting around the town, provide hanging baskets / planters in the town centre and strategically placed benches around the town and along the Humber Bank. Councillors with the assistance of many volunteer groups carry out litter picks throughout the year.

I have chosen Humber rescue to be my charity for this year, they are a fantastic cause that work hard to keep one of the most stretches of water in the world safe. Humber rescue is an independent charity and receive no central funding, this means they are completely reliant on fundraising.

If you have any concerns or comments you feel the council could assist you with please do not hesitate to contact the council office or one of your 12 councillors who will do our best to help or advise you

Ben Troop

 

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