Barton Town Council Coronavirus Actions May 2020

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.

Food Shops delivering in Barton


Crisp n Fresh, King St. 01652 634961 Mon-Fri   07:45 – 17:00
Singing Kettle, Fleetgate 01652 408190 09:00 – 15:00
Bensons Butchers & Bakers 01652 632053 Open 8:00 – 16:00 order before Wed for Thursday delivery
Rob Newton Butchers 01652 660192
Micky B 07712270664 01652 660325 Fruit and Veg, cleaning materials
Co-op 01652 633374
Teasdale’s Bakers 01652 637014 £12.50 box includes bread & meat
Gray’s Bakers & Butchers 01724 734398
Sargeant’s Butchers at Barrow 01469 531054
Regal Fish 01652 662100 Barton Deliver on a Friday order via website


Takeaway Food Deliveries

Hasina, High St. 01652 633330 17:30 – 23:00
The George 01652 660222 Thursday to Sunday
Taz’s Fish Bar 01652 632708
Café 20 01652 638272 Friday to Sunday
Fig Tree 01652 637136 Thurs, Friday & Saturday deliveries
Papas Pizza 01652 635852
Pizza Jin 01652 660007
Pizza King 01652 636363
The Huntsman 01652 660789 Friday, Saturday, Sunday


Other useful numbers

The Ropewalk 01652 660380 Service for over 70s and those with health conditions that have no other support.

Providing 3 weekly three-course meals  Wed, Fri and Sun.

Food Bank – Margaret Sidell 01652 632512
Barton Town Council Office 01652 633598 Support, advice and volunteering opportunities
North Lincs Council 01724 297000 Support and advice
North Lincs Wellbeing Hub 01724 622021 Support, advice and volunteering opportunities
Jon Evison 07976 276895 Barton Town Council Emergency committee
Boots The Chemist 01652 632393 Mon-Fri    08:30 – 12:00 ,   14:00 – 18:00

Saturday  08:30 – 12:00   and   14:00 – 17:00

Lloyds Pharmacy 01652 632129 Mon-Fri    09:30 – 13:00   and   14:00 – 17:00

Sat  09:30 – 13:00   and   14:00 – 16:00

GP Central Surgery 01652 636600 open 08:00 to 18:30 Monday to Friday

prescriptions 12:00 -16:00 only

GP West Town Surgery 01652 660041 Open: 08:00 – 18:30
Fleetgate Hardware 01652 660268 Open: 08:00 – 13:00
Barton Building Supplies 01652 633136
Carol the Plant Lady 07702815391 Free delivery over £10
Deepdale Garden Centre 01652 633006 Leave a message between 8 and 10am
rtscomputers 07756 123417   01652 635667 free collect/return with remote and telephone support.