Latest NEWS/Events

Looking forward to the Tour de Yorkshire on
4 May we are looking for half a dozen unwanted bikes to paint up - if you can make a donation please email 
Many thanks 


Feb 2018 - As a result of BMBC's proposed housing developments for the village the Parish Council has agreed to appoint Traffic Consultants - see article on right hand side.
It is also to meet with BMBC Planning to discuss the reasons for the choosing these sites.

Update on Proposed Housing Schemes in Cawthorne - change to Barnsley Local Plan

See article on right hand side

 Neighbourhood Plan update
See Neighbourhood Plan page

Cannon Hall works
Final designs ready and work due to begin at the end of February
To get involved and find out more visit or blog or ring Sharon Sutton/Annice Fuller on 01226 773167

A Celebration of Marriage
Saturday, 17 February : 2.00pm - 4.00pm
2.00pm Drinks Reception in Church to view Wedding Display
3.00pm Afternoon Tea in the Parish Room
Tickets:  £10 each and are available from 
Ann 01226 791058 or Avril 01226 791168
If anyone has any wedding accessories, memorabilia or photos we would love to include them in the display.  Please ring either Ann or Avril for more information

Wed, 21 February at 7.30pm Parish Room
AGM Recreation Ground Trust
Everyone welcome so come along and get involved

Spring Clean Litter Pick
Saturday 3rd March
Meet at Village Hall
Volunteer to help keep Cawthorne tidy
See What's On for details

Friday, 16 March 2018 at 7pm Village Hall
Cawthorne's Mining History Talk
Please see What's On for more details

Saturday, 23 June 2018
1.00pm - 4.00pm
Summer Fete on the Village Green

Do you have a smart meter for your home or business?
No? For more information see the link on the Local Info page


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.


Please note that the footpaths into Cannon Hall Park from Cawthorne, Cawthorne Cricket Ground and Barkhouse Lane (south of the lakes) will be closed for a period of 5 months from around 19 February 2018.  There will be heavy machinery, landscaping and various other contracted works taking place on both sides of the lakes, and on sections of the parkland.  Areas of parkland not affected by the works can be accessed via Bark House Lane car park as usual. See for exact dates of closure or contact Sharon Sutton on 01226 772002/773165. We thank you for your understanding and patience. 

The Parish Council have agreed to appoint Traffic Consultants to prepare a report on the volume of traffic passing down Darton Road and examine the legality of the proposed road junctions in the village current and with the anticipated increase in traffic.  The findings of this report and other technical issues will be hand delivered to every house in the Parish and the Council would urge residents to write or email BMBC with your views.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TRAFFIC COUNT WILL REMAIN FOR 2 WEEKS DUE TO SCHOOL HALF TERM - IE W/C 12/02 AND W/C 19/02

Barnsley MBC have invited comment on the changes made in the Local Plan to address the issues in the Inspector's interim findings which can be found on   The details of the work and the implications and additional sites are set out in Background Paper 8.

There are now 2 housing sites proposed in Cawthorne - the Darton Road site (previously designated safeguarded land until 2033) and land between Stanhope Avenue/Stanhope Meadows and the main Barnsley Road (A635).  This will mean an extra 122 houses in the village.

Consultation is taking place from 10am on Monday, 29 January 2018 for a period of 6 weeks until 10am on Monday, 12 March 2018.  You can read and respond to the Inspector's Matters, Issues and Questions on

If you are unable to do this you can respond in one of the following ways :

  • by email to :
  • by post to :  The Programme Officer, c/o Barnsley MBC, PO Box 634, Barnsley, South Yorks S70 9GG
Any further information please contact the Programme Officer, Richard Gilbert on 07713326295