Welcome to the new website for Barlestone Parish Council.
It is hoped that over the next few months more and more information will be added regarding the village and its amenities
If you are the organiser or leader of a group within the village and wish to publish your information and future events then please contact the Parish Clerk.
Within these pages, you can find information about the Parish Council and what local services it provides, as well as many aspects of our village life.
Have your say on the development of your Barlestone
Barlestone Parish Council have been advised that in the interest of the Community a "Neighbourhood Development Plan" should be put in place to dissuade from over development of our parish.
Answers to questions you may have and more information can be discovered at an open meeting.
Interested, please join us at:
St Giles Football Club on Tuesday 8th November 2016 at 7.00pm
At the Parish Council meeting on the 12th October, Mr. Paul Burchell was co-opted onto the Council by the existing members.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:24 by Marilyn Symonds
"Out of the Shadows" tribute band & Go Ukulele Crazy!
Saturday 29 October 2016 at 7.30pm inside the Church. Tickets £5 which includes tea/coffee & cake.
Tickets from Roger & Julia Godfrey 01455 291057
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:03 by Marilyn Symonds
13th November 2016 at St Giles Church, Barlestone followed by service at War Memorial in cemetery, Barton Road at 10.55 am
If you wish to lay a wreath during the ceremony at the Cemetery please contact the Clerk
All monies collected from the Poppy boxes and wreath donations will be donated to the Royal British Legion.
Monies collected at St.Giles are donated to The Royal British Legion, Help for Heroes and Once we were Soldiers.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:00 by Marilyn Symonds
Barlestone Parish Council are well on the way to begin another phase of providing the village with a New Village Hall.
It has been a complicated and frustrating journey to arrive at this position of securing final funding for the project.
To adhere to the conditions laid down by The Charity Commission, The Parish Council who are custodian trustees of the old Village Hall, and the old Village Hall management committee are legally bound to use any money from the sale of the hall to build a replacement if it were ever sold, and that is what we are now doing.
This is an idea of the process we are going through.
1 Planning permission had to be obtained for the old hall site.
2 The old village hall had to be prepared for sale by negotiating with estate agents and auctioneers.
3 Temporary premises had to be found for our regular users.
4 After the auction sale the hall had to be emptied of any contents that we might need in the future.
5 A container to accommodate the contents of the hall was purchased and sited in the pavilion car park.
6 A team of volunteers transferred all of the contents from the old hall to the container.
7 An architect was appointed to draw up plans and oversee the construction of the new hall.
8 Planning permission for the new hall was obtained from HBBC.
9 Many meetings have taken place with the council, the village hall committee and the architect to agree the best way forward.
10 Numerous emails have been exchanged between the council and the Charity Commission who have advised us throughout the process.
11 Obstacles regarding Parish Council funding have had to be overcome.
12 Decisions have been taken regarding The Barlestone Community Development Trust and the money they are holding after the withdrawal of funding by LCC for the School Community Building.
13 A meeting was held to agree to amalgamate the Village Hall Charity with The Barlestone Community Development Trust which was overseen by The Charity Commissioners.
14 A decision was made to use the BCDT money of around £37k together with the £92k from the sale of the old Village Hall to help finance the construction of the new hall.
15 Consultants, Topographic & Drainage Surveyors, Structural Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Energy Assessors & Quantity Surveyors have all been met when visiting the site.
16 Invoices have been received, floor coverings, wall coverings, light fittings, outside cladding, solar energy fittings have all been chosen.
17 We are in the process of receiving final costings which when received will enable us to fine tune our finance options.
Keep checking our website for more updates.