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Parish Notes  January 2022

 Parish Council Meeting
Thursday 3rd February 7.30pm Parish Rooms
The public is entitled to attend any Parish Council meetings. There will be time at the beginning of full council meetings for members of the public to ask questions or raise concerns to the Council and Clerk. If a member of the public wishes to speak on an agenda item they must inform the clerk by 12 noon on the day of the meeting, otherwise members of the public are not permitted to participate. Members of the public will be allowed to address the Council for no longer than three minutes. Agenda

The Queens Platinum Jubilee
At the January Parish Council meeting the parish council discussed what events or celebrations could take place in the village to mark the Queens platinum jubilee.  The parish council would like to hear of any ideas that parishioners have. How would you like the jubilee to be marked?  Please contact the Clerk or any of the parish councillors with any ideas or thoughts. Any ideas will be considered at the February parish council meeting.

January Update re Open Gardens -

see What's On section.

Litter Pick

The Parish Council is organising another litter pick in and around the village aided by Twiggs/Penistone Clean and Tidy Group.

It is to take place on Saturday 29th January, 10am to 12 noon.  Meet outside the Parish Rooms on Church Lane at 10am.  We have asked for more equipment this time and hope for a good turnout as happened last time.

South Yorks Heritage Asset List - Volunteers sought by Parish Council to form Working Party - see information opposite

Grant money is available from the Parish Council for any bone fide Cawthorne organisation.  If you wish to apply for a one off project please go to the "Council"section at the top of the page and click on "Grants" where you will find the grant awarding policy and application form.

Road Closures
An order will be made to close Silkstone Lane, from Lane Head Road to Norcroft Lane, from
10 February 2022 for approximately two day.Reason: install new gas service.An alternative route is available via: Lane Head Road/Woodstock Lane/Norcroft Lane

An order will be made to close Coach Gate, from Lane Head Road to Broad Oak Lane, from
14 February 2022 for approximately five days.Reason: carriageway resurfacing works.An alternative route is available via: Lane Head Road/North Lane/Gadding Moor Road/Broad Oak lane

Thursday, 10 February 2022 at 7.30pm
Parish Room - Planning Meeting re Cawthorne Open Gardens Weekend -
Anyone interested in opening their garden or helping in any way is invited to attend.  For further info please contact cawthorneopengardens@gmail.com or 01226 792067.  Everyone is very welcome!

Over 60's -
The club will resume in March 2022.

Saturday, 2 April 2022 at 7.30pm
Cawthorne Parish Church - Performance of Handel's Messiah by Cawthorne Choral Society
Information re tickets to follow.

Saturday, 25 & Sunday, 26 June 2022 
Cawthorne Open Gardens
Details re tickets etc. tbc





Cawthorne Parish Council's Privacy Policy

South Yorks Archaeology Services would like to create a South Yorks Heritage List and to this end the Parish Council wants to set up a working party to nominate the assets already listed in the Neighbourhood Plan and any others that residents think should be included. If you would like to be involved with this project please register your interest with the Parish Clerk by emailing cawthorneparishclerk@msn.com or phone 01226 765569 (please leave message if not answered).  It is intended that the group have their first meeting in January.  For more information on the South Yorks Heritage Asset List go to https://local-heritage-list.org.uk/south-yorkshire  



Cawthorne is a rural parish in South Yorkshire, three miles to the west of Barnsley.  It is an old parish, dating back to at least the late 11th century, with some buildings from the 15th century still in use today. The centre and hub of the parish is the village of Cawthorne, with some 1000 residents living in about 530 households. The remainder of the parish is rural, with a considerable number of working farms. Cannon Hall and park, owned and managed by Barnsley MBC, is open to the public. There are a number of small businesses in the village; a Post Office, newsagent/old fashioned sweet shop, village store and tea room, the Spencer Arms pub, Beatson House Restaurant, an Antiques Centre, Gallery 2 gift and card shop, and guest houses. The larger businesses in the parish are Naylors who manufacture clay drainage pipes, Cannon Hall Garden Centre & Cafe and Cannon Hall Farm which incorporates a farm shop, café and restaurant and hosts various festivals throughout the year.

The village has a Methodist Chapel and All Saints Parish Church. The Church is open to the public in the summer months on a Saturday from 2.00pm - 5.00pm to give members of the public the chance to see the very fine Pre-Raphaelite Art in the form of panels by Evelyn de Morgan and Roddam Spencer Stanhope and the fine stained glass windows, including one to a design by Burne-Jones. The Village Hall and church owned Parish Rooms host various activities and both are available to hire. The Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum is a small museum full of an eclectic mix of items.

There are numerous social and recreational groups active in the parish, ranging from the church bell ringers to the Young Farmers, with all manner of other groups catering for toddlers up to and including the most senior of citizens. There is a cricket ground, a football pitch and two social clubs. There is a good community spirit in the parish, evidenced by frequent public events such as the Summer Fete and the Open Gardens which are held alternate years.