Help make a Difference

October 2014

The Trustees wish to appoint a Clerk to the Trust which serves Barton under Needwood and Dunstall.

The Clerk will be a self employed person, working from home preferably in our community, and able to demonstrate the following personal skills and attributes:
An ability to work in a confidential role
Good IT skills including Word and Excel
Good organisational and interpersonal skills
Ability to maintain good financial records
Ability to liaise and communicate with professional advisors
Have home telephone, internet access and be mobile

Main Duties:

Attend and Minute Trust Meetings (3-4 per year)
Prepare agenda and all papers for meetings
Deal with all Trust correspondence including applications for grants
Deal with all payments and receipts including the Christmas Voucher scheme
Maintain regular contact with professional advisors
Maintain regular contact with the Chairman and Trustees
Deal with the statutory requirements for operating a charity
Management of the Trust’s allotments and land rents
Any other duties deemed necessary for the professional operation of the Trust

The position will require a commitment of approximately 300 hours per annum worked as and when necessary for which an annual honorarium will be paid. The Trust will supply the necessary equipment to carry out the above duties and will re-imburse any approved expenses incurred.

Applications in the first instance containing a C.V. and with evidence of the skills required should be addressed to the Chairman:
Mr Adrian Wedgwood
31 Meadow Rise
Barton under Needwood
DE13 8DT

Marking “Clerk” on the back of the envelope.

Applications from previous applicants will be welcomed.

Closing Date: Friday 5th December 2014

Inspirational Leader Wins Key Trust Award at John Taylor High School

July 2014

Katy Henman of Alrewas is the 2014 winner of the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust’s annual award for Leadership at the John Taylor High School and received the award at a recent glittering Presentation Evening at which the school’s outstanding students received their annual awards.   Recognising the best of the school’s four House Leaders the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust Award for Leadership was presented to Katy, Kingstone House Leader , who received the Key Trust’s Leadership Award perpetual trophy, together with a cheque for £100, & her name has been inscribed on the Trust's  Honours Board  displayed at the school for students, parents, staff & visitors to see.

Heather Barnby, House Learning Manager at John Taylor High School said "Katy Henman  is an  intelligent, articulate, competitive yet caring individual who's a natural leader inspiring all who meet her". "She is passionate about establishing change for the better, and a positive role model." she added.   Alongside her Senior House Leader role Katy was a Young Sports Ambassador at school , plays hockey for Lichfield and last year worked at a summer camp in America teaching young people to swim.    Now waiting for her ‘A’ Level results Katy said “I’m thrilled to have won this splendid award and looking forward to studying Philosophy & Ethics at Imperial College London".

Barton's Vicar Receives Ten Shillings for Preaching Historic Good Friday Sermon

April 2014

Barton & Dunstall Key Trust, successors to the 17th Century gift of William Key, is maintaining the condition of his bequest that  the Vicar of Barton should be paid ten shillings yearly to deliver a sermon on Good Friday.

This year's sermon, the 363 rd. since the death of William Key in 1651 was preached at St James' Parish Church in Barton under Needwood by the Rev. Andrew Ridley, vicar of Barton, and he was presented with ten shillings by the  chairman of the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust. It is believed that this tradition is one of the oldest of its kind surviving in Britain.

Village's Archive Project Backed by £2,200 Key Trust Grant for Library Computer & Software

April 2014

Year Eight history students from Barton’s John Taylor High School are celebrating a £2,200 grant from the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust that’s funding a computer with software enabling villagers in Barton & Dunstall to access the results of the students ‘Barton Archives’ research project that’s starting with an Open Day on 18th May in the School Hall.

Driven by Tom Bithell, history teacher, and project managed by Peter Galley a retired head teacher, “Barton Archives” students will be working with the local communities and historians discovering, recording and archiving their own heritage and sharing that with the rest of the village.

Two Allotments Available for Rent

March 2014

The trust has two allotments available to rent at our Dogshead Lane, Barton site.

Plot L 1 has an area of 414 m sq and a polytunnel (left by the previous tenant) that's in need of some minor repairs. 

Plot L 2 has an area of 240 m sq, and adjoins L 1

The plots are available immediately, at competitive rents, either separately or together.  Both will be cleared of substantial rubbish and are in need of some work by a new tenant to get them into full production.   The allotment field has a mains water supply and well maintained roadway with parking spaces. All other plots are let & under cultivation. Interested parties should contact our Clerk to view the plots, check the rents & obtain a copy of the Trust's allotment annual rental agreement.  

For details contact:
Lesley Warren, 15 The Green, Barton under Needwood DE13 8JB

Barton Guide & Rainbow Leader Wins Grant for Regional Trip to Continental Europe

March 2014

Alice Green (17) a Staffordshire Guider and Rainbows Junior Leader from Barton under Needwood has been selected to represent her County on a two week Midlands Region trip in July to four countries on the Continent and has won a £200 grant from the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust to help with her travel costs for the £800 personal & leadership development opportunity.

Trust's Support Wins Police Community Award

February 2014

Support for our local communities, particularly at projects for young people organised by PCSO Steve Smith, our local Community Support Officer, has received recognition and presentation of an East Staffordshire Police Community Award at a high profile event held recently at the Argos warehouse on Barton Business Park.

PCSO Steve Smith said, “Without the substantial financial support of the Key Trust many of our events that have helped disadvantaged youngsters would not have taken place and we’re very grateful for that ongoing support”.

Adrian Wedgwood, Trust chairman, is seen receiving the award from Chief Inspector Steve Maskrey, East Staffordshire’s Local Policing Commander, accompanied by Neil Brooks, General Manager, Argos Barton Distribution Centre who hosted the Awards Ceremony.