Michael Fabricant is backing Barton-under-Needwood Parish Council’s “bold and innovative” proposals to enhance the village. He visited the village hall on Saturday 15th March where an exhibition was on display showing the Council’s ideas.
“Barton under Needwood suffers from heavy trucks trundling through the village. Often they mount the pavement and more than once have clipped pedestrians with their wing mirrors. The Council’s bold and innovative plans will if implemented, I hope, deter trucks from using the village as a rat run while at the same time enhancing the village environment for tourists and locals alike. With Barton Marina attracting more and more visitors, local business in Barton are beginning to suffer. These proposals would reinvigorate the Village. I urge all local people to go to the Village Hall and see them for themselves and fill in the feedback forms” says Michael Fabricant.
“This scheme will work in concert alongside plans I and Andrew Griffiths (MP for Barton) have discussed with Cllr Philip Atkins (Leader of Staffordshire County Council) regarding the need to restrict heavy trucks using villages like Barton, Yoxall, and King’s Bromley as an inappropriate short-cut” adds Michael. “I congratulate the Parish Council on getting these plans off the ground.”
(1) left to right, Local councillor Tim Corbett and Michael Fabricant having the Enhancement Scheme explained by Councillor Ed Sharkey, Vice Chairman of the Parish Council.
(2) A view of the proposed new Village Square
(3) A new Space in the centre of the Village