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Barley Church
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Barley Cricket Club
From the gardening club to Scouts, theres plenty for all in Barley.
Meet your councillors, read the latest minutes and discover more about what your Parish Council do for you. 
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Dates for your diary! 
The latest Barley News
New Barley website is live!
The new Barley village website has been launched.

The website, which can now be viewed easily on mobiles, tablets and PCs, has a fresh new look and features information about
clubs, societies, facilities and services. There is a news page and an events calendar.     

The project has been managed by a working committee overseen by Barley Parish Council, which is responsible for the upkeep of the website. The Council will use it to update residents on news and developments. 

However, contributions for all areas of the website are welcome as the idea is to give an online platform for residents, clubs, societies and key village services to use. 

If you would like information to be added to the website, including news stories and events listings, please contact Peter McPartland by email to:

We would love to know your thoughts and welcome feedback from you. We plan to continue developing the website so it remains relevant and helpful for villagers, so please fill in our feedback survey. It should only take five minutes. 
Wanted - Mini bus drivers for Barley School
What is Barley and Barkway Schools Federation?
Exciting times at Barley and Barkway Church of England VA Schools. From September 2017 the two schools are in a hard federation, working together very closely, sharing the very best of their resources and providing the children of both villages with a broad, balanced and exciting education. I am delighted to have appointed as Federation Head and look forward to working with all children, staff, governors, parents and our two village communities. On day one, we met to talk about our Federation Values.    
We want a federation where our children have fun, are happy and curious to learn.  They gain confidence and become independent learners, inspired and challenged by various learning experiences.  Individual needs are met and children make the best possible progress according to their abilities.  They are enthusiastic and love learning.  They flourish and grow in our setting and value their own and others’ achievements.  

Christian Values  
We want a federation where our children are kind, tolerant, empathetic and charitable.  They are sensitive to others and work towards positive outcomes.  They respect all of God’s creation and enjoy their Christian faith.  Children learn that the Christian faith is a worldwide community made up of different cultures and ethnicities.  They will learn to develop the vocabulary and understanding of the Christian faith and identify with Christian values.  

We want a federation where we know that our children are secure because we know we have the right policies and procedures in place to protect them and all understand and adhere to them.  We want everyone to feel safe, supported and comfortable, strong in the knowledge that they can express their views and be taken seriously.  We all respect the safety of others and as adults guide children so they know how to assess risk and keep themselves safe.  We action any issues of confidentiality.  We take mental and physical health very seriously and are pro-active in assuring all pupils have emotional resilience.  We have open partnerships with parents. 
Upcoming events
Barley Parish Council meeting - November
Barley Town House, Church End

Barley Christmas Market
Barley Town House

This year the annual Barley Christmas Market will be on Saturday 2nd December from 11am - 4pm at Barley Town House. There will be stalls including craft stalls, charity stalls and local businesses. It's a great place to start your Christmas shopping and the event is organised in support of Barley Church.

If you would like to book one of the few remaining stalls please contact the organiser, Alison White via email to and she will send you a booking form. 
British Legion Cheese and Wine
Town House 

It's that time of year again folks to get your wallets out and support the Royal British Legion in their work of caring for our service personnel and their families. As you can appreciate the task for the British Legion is massive therefore every pound we can raise toward the Poppy Appeal is most welcome. The annual cost to the Legion is in the region of £40 million.This year as usual the wines have been carefully selected by yours truly to give you the best experience. Also there will be a selection of delicious cheeses, patés and pickles. 

The buffet and first glass is included with the ticket price of £12.50. 

Further glasses or bottles may be purchased for a reasonable sum. Tickets are available now and may be purchased either from me (Tony West) or Sofia at the Chequers, they will be as rare as hen's teeth within a few days so I will recommend that you order your tickets as soon as possible. 

Looking forward to seeing you all again soon.