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Local Development Framework Core Strategy

Please visit the new page for information about the Local Development Framework Core Strategy and how it could affect the Parish. This can be accessed from the toolbar at the top of the website or by the links in this post.

Parish Plan

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The Parish Plan is ready to download!

After over a year of hard work by many parishoners, our Parish Plan is now available online to download.

Please click the link below to download the entire document that will help us to apply for funding for the many of the ideas for projects we would like to see in our parish.

Click here to download the entire document (around 6.6Mb in size).

About Barrow upon Trent

Barrow upon Trent is a small friendly village nestling on the banks of the River Trent six miles south of Derby. It has a thriving Primary & Junior school, a village hall, a community park, a beautiful church, a licensed club and several activity groups who meet regularly.

Like most rural communities Barrow has its share of social, economic and environmental issues that can be addressed and dealt with through government funding. The way to unlock this funding is to have a Parish Plan in place which is like a company business plan for the village.

After an initial meeting, held in St Wilfrid’s in February 2008, it was agreed to set up a Steering Group to determine whether a Parish Plan for Barrow was a feasible proposition. With support from the Parish Council the application for a start up grant was made and accepted. The steering group aim to submit the completed plan in late 2009.

Click here to see all Parish Plan posts.

What is a Parish Plan?

A Parish Plan is one way that the Government hopes to give rural communities a chance to run their own affairs and set out what a Parish should look like and guide its future. It is a comprehensive action plan covering social, economic and environmental issues.

Please click on Parish Plans to learn more.

To see some sample Parish Plan websites visit the links below:

Melbourne Parish Plan website

Market Overton Parish Plan website


The Parish Plan is based on the responses and comments from the people of the Barrow upon Trent parish. A questionnaire has enabled the steering group to take on board all of these points and begin to formulate the plan.

The questionnaires were circulated to every member of the parish in July 2008. We also had several open days in the village hall where the collated information was displayed and discussed.


Parish Plan Open Day 21st June 2008

To tie in with the publication and delivery of the questionnaires, a Parish Plan Open Day was held to increase the awareness of the event within the parish.

To read a full account of the day please click here.

Parish Plan Open Day 28th February 2009

The results of the questionnaires were presented to the parish in the Village Hall, with the option to give more feedback.

To read a full account of the day (with photographs) click here.

Working Groups

Following the collation of all of the questionnaires the steering group has set up 4 working groups – more information can be found by clicking on the link.

Volunteers are required, young or old to help out with various tasks associated with the Parish Plan. This website requires, images of village life for the Gallery, snippets of history, notification of events, useful contacts and news. Please send all information to us at

Correspondence, Meeting Minutes & Reports

Please feel free to view all documents from the Parish Plan Steering Group. To view a list of all uploaded documents click here.

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact the steering group at for further information.