Barrington Parish Council   

The Parish Council meet at the village hall on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Please follow this link Annual Chairman's Report Mar 19.pdf to read the Chairman of the Parish Council's Annual Report for 2019

SUMMARY OF THE JULY MEETING  A new councillor, Rob Stenner was welcomed onto the PC by all present. What followed was a busy meeting with concerned members of the public present to discuss the planning application for 3 new properties on the land east of Highfields, Main Street, Barrington. Flooding and highways issues were the main reasons for the objections with comments being sent to the planning department to reflect these concerns.  Issues with the fitness equipment were reported and it was decided to ask the installers to visit and address the problems.  District Councillor Mike Stanton asked how councillors felt the Ranger scheme was going and it was agreed that Karen worked hard for the Parish.  For further details of the meeting – see the PC minutes here or on the noticeboards.

SUMMARY OF THE JUNE MEETING  Both Clerks were in attendance to ensure a smooth handover.  There had been 3 Expressions of Interest received for the PC vacancy with Mr Robert Stenner being the successful candidate.  The new Village Hall Committee was announced.  A replacement noticeboard at Sharlands was given the go-ahead & County Highways had been notified of a hole in Whitefield Lane by a member of the public.  The planning application at Barrington Heights had been given approval by SSDC, contrary to the PC opinion.  For further details of the meeting – see the PC minutes here or on the noticeboards.

SUMMARY OF THE MAY MEETING  Marion Lewis was re-elected as Chairman and Don Bourne as Vice-Chairman of Barrington Parish Council. Following interviews, a new Clerk Julie Ferguson has been appointed.  The month of June will be an overlap between the current and in-coming Clerk but the email address will remain the same if you need to contact the Parish Council.  Amended plans for a planning application at Barrington Heights were considered and Councillors voted to object to them.  For further details of the meeting – see the PC minutes here or on the noticeboards.


Filming, Tweeting and Blogging and Parish Council Meetings

New regulations came into force on 6th August 2014 as a result of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 which mean that councils and other local government bodies are required to allow any member of the public to take photographs, film and audio-record the proceedings, and report on all public meetings.  The new rules allow for reporting of meetings via social media of any kind. Therefore bloggers, tweeters, and for example, Facebook, YouTube users and individuals with their own website, are now able to report meetings.  

These new rules apply to Barrington Parish Council so if anyone should wish to, they may attend meetings and report in this way.