Hello everyone – it’s been a while, we hope you’re all well. After a long break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re now starting again on our fundraising and planning and we’re delighted to announce that Barnton Partish Council has been selected to take part in the Co-op Local Community Fund. Barnton Parish Council now has it’s own profile page on the Co-op fund site and is one of three causes in your community which Co-op Members can select to support between now and 23rd October 2021.
If you want to support the project, you will need to become a Co-op Member and then, once signed up, select Barnton Parish Council as your cause. It’s very easy and quick to join online at coop.co.uk/membership or by downloading the Co-op app. If you know someone who would like to become a member, but doesn’t have online access then they can call 0800 023 4708 and the lovely Co-op Community Fund team will set it up for them over the phone.
Once you’re signed up, every time to shop at a Co-op store, you’ll help raise funds for our project. Even though this project will be linked to three local Co-op outlets (Co-op Funeral Care, Barton, CW8 4JP / Co-op Food, Barton, CW8 4JR / Co-op Food, Winnington, CW8 4UD), money raised through Co-op Membership can be generated anywhere in the UK, as long as you are buying selected products or services from the Co-op Group. If you would like to find out more about how money is allocated to causes and which products earn rewards, check out Co-op Membership Terms & Conditions.
This is such an easy way to support community projects in your area – please do become a Co-op member and select your cause today!
Hi everyone! Thanks so much for all your input. Really appreciate it. In total further to the meetings we also had 98 people responding to the questionnaires which distributed in the local area. 400 questionnaire leaflets were delivered informing people of the plans and giving them the opportunity to have their say. From the results please see below the intended scheme. We are now at a stage of trying to raise the funds as directed by the community and will keep you updated with progress as we go along.
and here are the results..24April Barnton Summary Data_All_190424
Just a reminder that you have until 8th March to let us have your thoughts and feedback about the proposed changes to the community garden in Barnton. It’s important that we get as much information from people in the village as we can, before moving on to the next stage. Details are below and the survey can be found by clicking the link here.
As you may already know, Proffitts are working alongside Barnton Parish Council on plans to renovate the community garden in the village.
The proposals include replacing the existing red brick monument with a more fitting tribute to those who fell during WWI. In order to do this, we are working alongside the community to get feedback on the most appropriate design and we want to make sure we capture as many ideas as possible in making any potential improvements. Please look at both the example monument images and the setting / surrounding area sketch designs below and then answer the questions on this short Barnton survey.
Your input and thoughts are essential in making this project happen. If you would like to make any comments on this web page then please add them below. Thank you very much in advance.
Setting / surrounding garden area only sketch designs:
Option 1: This option uses a low brick built raised planter filled with colourful and sensory plants to create a separation between the garden and the highway. A new, carved stone monument has been created with a bronze plaque giving names and details of those who fell during the Great War. A band of decorative evergreen shrubs creates a backdrop and creates privacy for the adjoining property without blocking out the light.
Option 2: This option has a low stone kerb with decorative railings and archway featuring silhouettes of soldiers to separate the garden from the highway. A new, carved stone monument has been created with a bronze plaque giving names and details of those who fell during the Great War. A series of raised planters with sensory planting forms a boundary between the garden and the adjacent property. A new noticeboard replaces the existing one.
We are really looking forward to working with Barnton Parish Council to redevelop the community garden there. As part of this, we will also aim to replace the current memorial and will be seeking opinions from the residents of the village. We can only do this with your input – so if you live or work in Barnton please provide comment below – what would you like to see in Barntons community garden? Watch this space as we will be carrying out a more extensive consultation that we will be encouraging you to share. We look forward to hearing from you.