Barrow Upon Trent Parish Council

Serving the people of Barrow Upon Trent

Clerk: Alison Hicklin
Field House Farm, Snelsmoor
Lane, Chellaston, Derbyshire
DE73 6TQ

Tel: 01332 700142

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Latest News

Jubile Celebrations June 2022

Posted: Wed, 11 May 2022 09:25 by Alison Hicklin

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Like many other villages, towns and cities around the country, Barrow upon Trent will celebrate the 70 years of our Queen's reign. The Bank Holiday weekend will cover Thursday 2nd June – Sunday 5th June. The festivities in Barrow upon Trent will be on Friday 3rd June. The road in front of the Row will be closed to traffic between 12.30pm and 4.30pm. There will be a Street Party for everyone. Anyone who would like to bring their own food and drink is welcome to join in, but the Brookfield will also provide a barbecue and drinks. There will be trestle tables and chairs set up in the street, but please feel free to bring your own too if you wish. The street will also be decorated with bunting and flags. A steel pan band will play during the afternoon to add a special atmosphere to the party. In the evening the Brookfield will have an entertainer. In addition, there will be several side shows: A wandering Magician – Paul Grundle will circulate around the party, giving us a mind-boggling performance of illusion. A Circus Skills performer will introduce anyone who would like to have a go to skills such as juggling, stilts, plate spinning, unicycle riding etc. Two inflatables will be situated outside the school; one for the children, and the other for anyone. In addition, there will be the opportunity to have a face tattoo (strictly washable) for the children! There will be a competition for the best crown or hat. This competition is being run by the WI, and there will be a parade of the hats and crowns, followed by a display in the Brookfield. The best hat or crown in each category will win a prize. Please see the advert in this magazine and let your artistic skills come to the fore! An Ice cream van will be available and food and drink will be offered during the day at the Brookfield.

Annual Parish Meeting 2022

Posted: Wed, 11 May 2022 09:17 by Alison Hicklin

Tuesday 10th May 2022 saw the Annual Parish Meeting being held in the Village please see the documents below to see what's been going on in the Parish.

Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council are now consulting on the next stage in the preparation of the Minerals Local Plan.

Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council are now consulting on the next stage in the preparation of the Minerals Local Plan.

Posted: Thu, 03 Mar 2022 10:27 by Alison Hicklin

Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council are now consulting on the next stage in the preparation of the Minerals Local Plan.

We are grateful for the comments that people provided during previous consultations, and these have been taken into account, along with all other relevant information, in developing this Proposed Draft version of the Plan – the next stage in the development of this Plan. The Plan sets out strategic priorities for mineral development through its Vision and Objectives and strategic policies to deliver sustainable minerals development and to ensure the supply of important minerals, including the identification of sites for mineral working. It also contains a set of draft policies which will be used to assess and determine new proposals for mineral development. More »

Since the previous consultation was undertaken on sand and gravel issues in 2020, an additional site has been put forward by a mineral operator for sand and gravel extraction near Sudbury, which we are proposing to include in the Plan as an allocated site for working.

We are now writing to you because you have provided comments on the Plan during the course of its preparation or have asked to be kept updated on its progress. We are inviting comments on this document for a period of eight weeks. We would welcome any further comments you may have on the Plan at this stage. All comments should be received by 29 April 2022.

The easiest and quickest way to read the papers and then submit your responses is to use our electronic consultation system, which is at the following web address;

You can also email comments to

If you do not have access to a computer, you can request documents by phoning 01629 533190 and submit your written comments to;

The Development Plans Team, Planning Services, Economy and Regeneration, Place, Derbyshire County Council, County Hall, Matlock, DE4 3AG.

For all general enquiries regarding the Plan, please phone 01629 533190.

We will be holding a series of drop-in sessions throughout the county to discuss the Plan with local communities. These will be held at the following locations:

Buxton Library, Monday 28 March 2022, 2.30pm – 6.30pm

Bolsover Library, Friday 1 April 2022, 2.30pm -6:30pm

Wirksworth Library, Tuesday 5 April 2022, 2:30pm – 6:30pm

Foston & Scropton Village Hall, Wednesday 6 April 2022, 2.30pm – 6.30pm

Shardlow Village Hall, Tuesday 12 April 2022

All comments and suggestions provided will be used to develop the Plan further. The next stage of plan consultation, anticipated later this year, is the Regulation 19 Publication Plan which is the Plan that will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for Examination in Public. When adopted, the Minerals Local Plan will provide the main policy guidance for assessing planning applications for minerals developments in Derbyshire and Derby. » Less