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Tour de Yorkshire
About 200 people turned out to watch the race go by. Cawthorne was suitably decked in blue and yellow bunting and bikes.Thanks go to Cllr Robert Barnard for sourcing more bunting, all the volunteers who set up the bikes and bunting, Erica Pursley for bringing the school children down to watch - all 156 of them, Robert Nicholson for loan of their barriers, Norcroft Electricals for transporting the barriers, The Air Ambulance for providing hat, flags and inflatable batons for the children, the Spencer Arms for the BBQ and Chris and Sandra at the Post Office for providing free drinks for the children. Most of all thanks to the residents of Cawthorne for coming out in great numbers. Thanks go Cllr Pitt for coordinating everything.

Grants awarded
The Parish Council has awarded a grant of £500 to the Parish Church towards the replacement of the damaged flagpole. This now brings the amount raised up to the target total.


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From BMBC: BMBC are awaiting a letter from the Inspector by the beginning of June, possibly before. Owing to the Inspector’s busy workload BMBC cannot provide a definitive date or list of content for the letter at this time.Please check the examination website for any updates.

Friday, 25 May 2018 at 7.00pm
Village Hall

The Huskar & Lofthouse Colliery 
Disasters 1838 & 1973
Tickets :£5.00 (to include refreshments)
(see What's On for more details)

Saturday, 23 June 2018
1.00pm - 4.00pm
Summer Fete on the Village Green
See What's On for more details

Friday, 29 June 2018 - time TBC
Ceilidh at Silkstone Common School
to raise money for Rev Maureen's 
MIND  Challenge - more details to follow

Tuesday, 3 July 2018
7.00pm for 7.30pm at the Village Hall
Fashion Show & Sale
in aid of  Cawthorne Village Hall
Tickets:  £5.00 (including a glass of wine)

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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.



Tony Butterworth has now concluded his appearance at the examination and it is down to the inspector to make a judgement.  He hopes to hear back mid week.  One item which caused him concern was the revelation that both our sites were included in the 'availability' section due to immense pressure from the agent to Cannon Hall Estates who at the same time was spreading rumours in the village that the estate had no intention of selling the land.

He has still not received the justification for changing the grading from a small unsustainable village to a larger village sustainable to take additional housing. This will be emailed to Tony once BMBC have an answer!! He spent over 60 minutes debating with BMBC as to how they could accommodate the extra traffic from the sites. The best they came up with was a traffic management scheme again, when pushed as to how this would work all they could say was it would be a reserved matter in any planning application and the builder would solve this. Narrow roads, in the conservation area, junctions which do not conform and cannot be altered without disregards to the conservation he thinks not.

Tony confirmed it was hard to speculate on what the Inspector will do but he was pleased at the length of time she gave to the debate and the questions she asked. She also confirmed she had visited the sites and the village.

Tony will continue to feed her further information as and when appropriate but we are in the hands of BMBC for the change in grading information which is taking an awful long time to produce when it should be simple to compare 2 spreadsheets and annotate the difference.