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Saturday, 22 May at 10.00am

Cawthorne Village Litter Pick
Meet outside the Parish Rooms, Church Street. Litter picking equipment will be provided.
Come and join us and help keep the village looking beautiful. 


Sunday, 23 May 2021 from 2.45pm at the Village Green - You are cordially invited to attend the Norcroft Colliery Disaster 23 May 1821
Bi-Centenary Commemorative Service
, Book Launch and Signing at All Saints Church, Cawthorne - procession leaves village green at 2.45pm.  Full details and further information at https://barnsleyfhs.co.uk/

For more information go to the Neighbourhood Section.

CARR LANE, GUNTHWAITE; OAKLEIGH/ST JULIENS MOUNT/TIVY DALE CLOSE, CAWTHORNE.TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE.An order will be made to close the following from 12 April 2021 for approximately four weeks. The roads will be closed on two separate days only some time during this period: Carr Lane – from Broad Oak Lane to Carr Lane Farm. Diversion route: A629 Halifax Road/Huddersfield Road/Crab Tree Hill Lane/Renald Lane/Gadding Moor Road/New Road

· Oakleigh – from Tivy Dale Close to end
· St Juliens Mount – from Tivy Dale Close to end
· Tivy Dale Close – from St Juliens Way to end
Reason: carriageway surface dressing and lining work.

There will be a temporary 40mph speed restriction on South Lane, Cawthorne from Lane Head Road to Haddon Farmhouse, from 7th April 2021 for approximately 5 weeks.Reason: Highway drainage works.

Cawthorne Summer Fete is now to be held this year on Saturday, 4 September 2021 on the Village Green : 1pm - 4pm - WATCH HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION !!!

Cawthorne Post Office 
Revised opening times from 12 April :
Monday :       9.00 - 16.30
Tuesday :       9.00 - 16.30
Wednesday :  9.00 - 12.00
Thursday :     9.00 - 16.30
Friday :          9.00 - 16.30
Saturday :      9.00 - 12.00
Sunday :         CLOSED 

The Post Office still operates a 2 in / 2 out with relevant social distancing. Please wear face masks within the shop.

Cawthorne Village Store
 operates a One in One out service, so please queue outside taking note of the markings. Masks must be worn inside the shop. Please ring 01226 792829 for any food orders.
Opening hours are
8.30am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday
8.30am - 3.00pm Saturday
Closed Sunday  
until further notice and excluding Bank Holidays.  The Cafe in the garden will be open as from Monday,  12 April for food and drinks.

Gallery 2 Opening Hours from 12 April:
Monday/Tuesday     10am - 4pm
Wednesday               Closed
Thursday/Friday      10am - 4pm
Saturday                  10am - 3pm
Sunday                     Closed
Masks must be worn at all times in the shop.
Sanitiser is by the door and we request that all customers sanitise their hands on entry.  Thank you 

Customers will be able to book appointments for picture framing or socially distanced shopping between 9/10am and 4/5pm. Tel: 01226 790353
Email carole@gallery2cawthorne.co.uk 

Cawthorne Parish Church is now Open -  please see What's On for Further Information

Methodist Church is now Open -  please see What's On for more information

Cawthorne Antique Centre will re-open on Monday 12th April - however the cafe cannot re-open until 17 May.

Spencer Arms will re-open for outdoor eating and drinking as from Monday, 12 April - please see their website for details.

Beatson House will re-open on Monday, 17 May when indoor eating is allowed - bookings are being taken, please see their website for details.

Cawthorne Methodist Chapel - Photography Competition for Village Calendar - see What's On for more information

COVID-19 (coronavirus) advice and guidiance, BMBC website

Public Transport - For up to date timetables check on the operators’ websites or via www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/servicechanges. Passengers must wear a face covering unless exempt otherwise they will be breaking the law and may be fined. If a customer feels they are exempt they can download and print an exemption journey assistance card, available at travelsouthyorkshire.com/en-GB/LandingPage/Journey-Assistance-Cards, which they can show the driver or conductor to let them know. These will also be available on request from the customer service desks in the interchanges. Other assistance cards, e.g. Please wait until I sit down, are also available on this link.





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The Parish Council have met on several occasions in the recent past with BMBC Highways department and Ward Councillors to discuss ways to reduce inconsiderate parking, improve the flow of traffic through the village and improve road safety. 

Our village is an ever growing popular destination for visitors and walkers to the local attractions and amenities, it has proved even more so during the last 12mths due to the pandemic when unprecedented numbers of visitors have been witnessed.  The restoration of the Parkland  and improvements made to the footpaths in the Park has had a further impact in attracting even more visitors many of them  parking for free on the village roads.  Temporary parking restrictions in Cannon Hall car park have added to the problems. 

A number of options have been discussed and we are awaiting a scheme from BMBC which we will share with the village when it is finalised and COVID restrictions are lifted to enable public discussion and suggestions.  Unfortunately traffic improvements are costly exercises, any scheme proposed has to be affordable to the Parish Council, we are grateful to BMBC Highways department who have agreed to match our funding.

Chairman, Cawthorne Parish Council



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.         

Cannon Hall Farm is open as from Monday, 12 April,  the shop continues to be open 8.00am - 5.15pm plus a free local delivery service (see their website) but the Cafe continues to be closed.  A takeaway service for drinks and snacks is available from the outside kiosk.

Cannon Hall Garden Centre will be open for outdoor eating and drinking as from Monday, 12 April. 

Cannon Hall Park continues to be open and the Pavilion Cafe will offer outdoor seating for drinks and snacks as from Monday, 12 April. 


Cannon Hall and other BMBC run museums