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Hanging baskets on Cawthorne streets?  See article below right

Resignation of councillor

After 20 years of service to the Parish Council Cllr Diana Asquith has decided to call it a day and has resigned from the council. She will be missed. The Council thank her for her dedication and work.

Cawthorne Jubilee Museum Winter Lectures
Monday 11th March at 7.30 pm in the Parish Room
a Lecture by Pat Alker titled “Kenya Unseen”. Members £2, non-members £3 including refreshments.


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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 pipes, Cannon Hall Garden Centre & Cafe and Cannon Hall Open 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 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.


 Hanging Baskets
Cawthorne Parish Council is considering whether to have hanging baskets in Cawthorne like those on Silkstone High Street. There would be an initial cost to the parish council in the first year but thereafter they would be self funding from sponsorship. The parish council would like to know what villagers think about having hanging baskets? Is it a good idea or are they not necessary or inappropriate in our village? Go to Contact us and send a message to leave a comment before 1st March to let us know what you think.


Cawthorne Open Gardens :  22 & 23 June 2019
Anyone interested in opening their garden or helping in any please contact or ring 01226 792067

Dog Litter Bins
If you find a dog litter bin is full and overflowing you can report it to BMBC on 01226 770770 or online at us about it/Report a problem with a dog waste bin