Barton Town Council is following very closely the guidelines put forward by the Government during the Corona virus and also local government advisory NALC and ERNLLCA. Despite working in very difficult conditions due to this issue, they are doing their best to assist the community, in particular those who are elderly, with health issues and who are in self isolation. Also, signposting local residents to services and information they urgently require on a day to day basis. Home deliveries to urgent, needy cases have also been undertaken.
The town council employs 2 members of staff; there are 12 town councillors (all unpaid) who do not work in the town council office. A number of the town councillors are over the age of 70 with health issues themselves also have to self-isolate. In light of this, the town council are doing their very best to accommodate the needs of the town with the resources available and in partnership working with voluntary groups in the town. The Emergency Planning Committee Chairman, Cllr Jon Evison has also been out measuring and chalking the public paths outside the Chemists in Barton with 2 metre gaps, so that when people queue outside the chemist they do this in line with the Government’s advice in a safe manner. Businesses also have to follow the Government’s advice regarding their own health and safety needs of their respective companies and staff.
The town council will officially close down to a summer recess type operation giving delegated powers to the Town Mayor and Chair Persons of Committees (Finance & General Purposes, Community and Environment Committees), for day-to-day decisions. The Planning Committee business to be conducted by the Committee Chairman and the Town Clerk, in liaison with the Committee Members via email and North Lincolnshire Council planning portal. Decisions of a larger nature will be at the discretion of the Town Mayor and the Town Clerk/Deputy Town Clerk, and be circulated to the whole council via email for a view/decision. Should members become incapacitated, their duties will be passed to other members of the town council.
Finally the town council has agreed to set aside £10,000 in the town council’s budget (taken from reserves), as an emergency relief fund to encompass all emergency requirements in the current COVID 19 pandemic.
A £5,000 donation to be made immediately to The Ropewalk, to support the emergency meal system to the elderly in the town during the COVID 19 pandemic. The budget to be taken from the emergency relief fund as mentioned above.
Due to COVID 19, Barton Bike Night has been cancelled this year. The town council made a £2,000 provision for the event in the 2020/2021 financial year budget that is no longer required for this. The £2,000 to be re-allocated as a donation to support the current crisis for the Barton Foodbank, to assist provision of food supplies for families in need in the town.
Please see the list below of some local groups and businesses offering assistance.
|Organisation||Telephone||Other Useful Details|
|Ropewalk||01652 660380||Providing 4 weekly three-course meals Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun.|
|Food Bank – Margaret Sidell||01652 632512||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Barton Town Council||01652 633598
|North Lincs Hub||01724 297000||Email: email@example.com|
|Jon Evison||07976 276895||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Boots The Chemist||01652 632393||Opening hours: Mon-Fri 08:30 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 18:00
Saturday 08:30 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 17:00
|Lloyds Pharmacy||01652 632129||Opening hours: Mon-Fri 09:30 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00
Saturday 09:30 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 16:00
|GP Central Surgery||01652 636600||Closed to routine appointments. Access only for urgent medical needs including childhood vaccinations, urgent blood samples and warfarin monitoring.
Call for prescriptions 12:00 -16:00 only
|GP West Town Surgery||01652 660041||Opening hours: 08:00 – 18:30|
|Fleetgate Hardware||01652 660268||Opening hours: 08:00 – 13:00|
|Crisp n Fresh, King St.||01652 634961||Contactable through Facebook. Search “Crisp n Fresh”
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 07:45 – 17:00
|Singing Kettle, Fleetgate||01652 408190||Email: email@example.com
Opening hours: 09:00 – 15:00 Also contactable through Facebook
|Water Margin, High St.||01652 660682||Opening hours: 18:00 – 22:30|
|Hasina, High St.||01652 633330||Opening hours: 17:30 – 23:00|
|Rob Newton Butchers||01652 firstname.lastname@example.org Also contactable through Facebook.|
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.
Having served as the Deputy Mayor for the previous 18 months I am honoured to have been chosen to represent and promote our wonderful town for 2019 / 2020. I genuinely do not believe that there is another town that has the facilities and events that Barton has to offer, Barton’s heritage, historical buildings, nature reserves and arts facilities are second to none, attracting visitors from far and wide.
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 Young Carers as the charity that I wish to raise money for during my year in office.
Young Carers is an organisation that supports children who, for whatever reason, have become carers for a parent, sibling or other member of their family. The money raised will be used for the young carers themselves, to give them some respite such as a day to the sea side, a Christmas party and the opportunity to socialise with other children.
If you have any concerns or comments about the above or any issues that you feel the council could assist you with please do not hesitate to contact the council office or contact any of your 12 councillors directly, we will do our utmost to help.