The Community Committee is responsible for the Christmas Festival, including the town centre Christmas decorative lighting and the Christmas tree. It also organises the annual Picnic in the Park event, and provides donations to local organisations. Regular Financial support is given to: Barton Arts, Barton Bike Night, Barton Carnival, Barton Lions Bonfire & Firework Display, Barton Tourism Partnership, Barton Senior Alliance and the Rural Car Scheme. It puts additional funding towards keeping the public conveniences open longer hours and pays for the maintenance of the town clock. The other major work undertaken by the committee is the publication of ‘The Bartonian’ three times a year.
The Environment Committee organises the ‘Best Kept Gardens/Hanging Baskets Competitions and the presentation evening, the Town’s entry into regional competitions, the provision of hanging baskets and planters. The Committee also has a budget for public seats, notice boards and litter bins. Annual bulb and tree planting projects are undertaken in partnership with other local organisations – Barton Lions, Rotary and Civic Society. The committee also supports the local town bus service.
As a consultee the Planning Committee considers and passes objections or comments upon local planning applications submitted to the local planning authority, which is North Lincolnshire Council. The committee meet every three weeks at the Assembly Rooms, Queen Street with agendas being published on NLC web site and Barton Town Council’s web site. Members of the public are welcome to attend. However if they wish to make comment on an application to the Committee they must notify the Town Clerk prior to the meeting and the granting of permission will be at the chair’s discretion.
John Sanderson. Cllr
Barton Town Council