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 click here to read the Chairman of the Parish Council's Annual Report for 2018

SUMMARY OF THE DECEMBER MEETING  Councillors considered a planning application for new parking arrangements at Barrington Court.  There were a number of concerns with the proposals which the Clerk was asked to summarise and send in to SSDC. As a result, Councillors felt unable to support the proposals at this time.  Following the Parish Council’s application for the village pub to remain an Asset of Community value, the owner of the Boar has appealed (please note this is not Alasdair and Victoria who are currently running the Boar). The Parish Council have strongly defended their application and the appeal will be determined by SSDC. The village questionnaire has been distributed and a good number have been collected or returned – thank you to everyone who took the time to complete them.  Cllr East will analyse the results and report back at the January meeting.   For further details of the meeting – see the PC minutes here or on the noticeboards.

SUMMARY OF THE NOVEMBER MEETING  Around 20 people attended the Fitness Equipment training in October and the equipment is being well used by all ages.  The SSDC Ranger, who visits Barrington on a monthly basis, has been busy clearing drains on several lanes and cutting back the vegetation on the path around the woodland behind the village hall.  Please do notsuggest jobs to do to the Ranger whilst she is working as all requests need to come via the Parish Council – please call Ian McGarry on 01460 55243 or email the Clerk barringtonpc@gmail.comif you have any suggestions.  The anticipated planning application from the National Trust for the new car park at Barrington Court has still not been registered by SSDC - hopefully the consultation documents will be received in time for the December PC meeting.  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.