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Thursday 5th August 2pm in the Village Hall.
Parish Council meeting.  Agenda
Members of the public are welcome to attend but please wear a mask if you can. Information on public participation at meetings.

Parish Notes  July

Monday, 14 July 2021
Barnsley MBC formally adopted the Cawthorne Neighbourhood Plan today.  It is now a statutory document in the Barnsley Development Plan.

Monday, 19 July 2021

Following the relaxation of Covid restrictions from today please see below revised instructions for customers entering village shops :

Post Office
- Hand sanitizer is still in place as is perspex screen and regular cleaning continues.  They will not stipulate mask or no mask or insist on shop numbers. They simply ask that courtesy is given to those customers who wish to be more precautionary and that if you do have any possible symptoms please don't enter the shop.  If you need them please message.  Thank you, Chris & Sandra

Village Store & Tea Room - They will continue with limiting the number to 2 in the shop and ask that people queue outside.  Face masks/shields will continue to be worn by staff in the shop so they ask that customers also continue to do the same.  This will help any clinically vulnerable people to continue to be able to use the shop.
Cafe customers should use the garden gate and full table service will continue.  They also ask that customers pay by card, phone, watch and to avoid cash.  Thank you, Hilary, Andrew & the Team.

Gallery 2
- Customers are asked to continue to wear a mask and use the sanitiser provided.  These measures continue to be in place until further notice to keep customeers, staff & vulnerable family members safe.  Thank you, Carole

Antique Centre
- They would prefer customers to continue to wear masks but realise they cannot force people to do this.  The Centre also welcomes Zoe and The Yorkshire Tea Room promising a friendly welcome, fab local food and excellent prices.  So why not pop in !

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Public consultation on the final draft of the traffic management scheme will take place in the Parish Room from 3.00pm - 6.00pm.  This is a drop-in session when members of the public will be able to view the planned road markings and make comment.  A representative from BMBC Highways will be present to answer any questions.  RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO ATTEND THIS CONSULTATION

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

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

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

Public Transport - Mayor Dan Jarvis has announced face coverings will be mandatory in bus stations and interchanges in the areas the Mayoral Combined Authority is responsible for in the region to help keep people safe. This includes Barnsley, Meadowhall and Sheffield.




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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.