Barrington Parish Council   

Amendments to the local council regulations due to Covid-19 national restrictions

 Following regulations which came into effect on 4th April 2020 (known as The 2020 Regulations) parish council business will be conducted within the restrictions that have been placed on our everyday lives, to keep us safe from Coronavirus. 

This means that; 

a)     There will be no annual parish meeting this year.

b)     There will be no annual parish council meeting this year.

c)     The parish council chairman appointment will continue until the next annual parish council meeting in 2021.

d)     The parish council will hold at least three meetings before the next annual parish council meeting in 2021.

e)     Public notice of a parish council meeting will be published on the village website and only on a noticeboard if it is decided necessary and social distancing allows.

f)      Minutes will only be published on the village website.

g)     A parish council meeting may be held remotely as a video conference or teleconference.

h)     If the parish council decide that a remote meeting is to be held, joining instructions will be provided to any members of the public who wish to take part.

i)      The parish council will have in place a business continuity motion to enable decision making, planning responses and payments to be made as required.

j)      All decisions, planning responses and payments made between meetings will be reported on at the next parish council meeting.

k)     Any signatures required for approval of minutes, bank reconciliations etc. will be obtained at the first available opportunity, when restrictions are relaxed and conditions allow.

l)      It should be noted that SSDC planning department have stated that no extensions of time for parish council comments on applications will be granted and parishioners should be encouraged to make their own representations.


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 FEBRUARY MEETING: Planning dominated this meeting, with the receipt of outline permission for a development of 6 dwellings on Highfields, opposite Sharlands.  The Parish Council heard from a number of parish residents who were very worried about the water run off & the safety of the additional 3 access points onto the highways.  Other business discussed included the approval of the adoption of the listed BT phone kiosk in the village and the request from SSDC for Environment Champions to step forward.  Anyone interested please contact the clerk.   For further details of the meeting, please see the PC minutes here or 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.