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July Parish Notes

Restoring the Glory project at Cannon Hall
Update 9 :  July 2018
For full details of ongoing works please see What's On

Footpath Closures - around Cinderhill Farm
9 - 27 July 2018 inclusive
Following advice from BMBC footpaths around the Under the Stars festival Venue will be closed for safety reasons to allow festival traffic movements and set-up works. Apologies from the organisers for any inconvenience.

Underneath the Stars Music & Arts Festival
20 - 22 July 2018
South Yorkshire's stellar music & arts festival returns with another exciting line-up as well as the promise of enticing workshops, arts, crafts and food stalls, highlighting the creative talents of the Yorkshire region.  For further information please see the website

Trees in the cemetery
The three flowering cherry trees at the top of the cemetery have had to be felled as they had died, reason unknown.

A letter has now been received from the Inspector to confirm the 2 sites should not be included in the housing allocation and that EC9 Darton Road should revert to safeguarded land and CA2a Stanhope Meadows should remain green belt. Click here to see the letter from the inspector to BMBC with full details.


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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.