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Cannon Hall car park re-opens on Saturday 16th May. Please do not use The Park (road) as a public car park. The elderly and disabled residents of The Park need vehicular access to their property at all times. 

Announcement re change of dates for Summer Fete and Open Gardens - see 'What's On'

Post Office is now operating a One in One out service with clear markings outside.   Please help by adhering to the instructions and note that from Tuesday, 14 April opening times will be 9.00am - 12.00noon Monday - Saturday until further notice and excluding Bank Holidays.

Village Store is also operating a One in One out service, so please queue outside taking note of the markings.  Please ring 01226 792829 for any food orders (self-isolating/vulnerable residents of Cawthorne only).  Opening hours are now 9.00am - 2.00pm Monday - Saturday until further notice and excluding Bank Holidays.

Cawthorne Village Community Volunteers - this group has been set up to work in partnership with Cawthorne Village Store to help our neighbours - specifically COVID-19 key workers, the elderly, vulnerable and those self-isolating. This is a free collection and delivery service - please click here for full details Cawthorne Village Community Volunteer Flyer  Please note this is a service for those people identified above and who live in the Parish of Cawthorne.

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

Support for those bereaved during the Coronavirus Pandemic

#BeatTheBoredom  A new Facebook event featuring online activities from Barnsley Museums, Barnsley Libraries and the town centre events team.


Following government advice the following events have been CANCELLED OR POSTPONED:  

Cawthorne Summer Fete - Saturday, 27 June 

Underneath the Stars Festival : 31 July - 2 Aug


Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum will be closed until further notice.


Cawthorne Village Hall is now closed until further notice


 Public Transport update

People who have a current senior pass can now use their pass before 9.30am on all buses and trams to help them access supermarket grace periods.

Buses are now operating a reduced service.
Timetables available from the operatoors website




 Other News/Events

Conservation Area Update
The new conservation area boundaries have now been approved in full by BMBC and the document can be seen under the Neighbourhood Plan Section.

Latest update re works at Cannon  Hall Museum, Park and Gardens - 
 Go to www.cannon-hall.com for details on the project including Landscaping, Walled Garden and Buildings.

Rural Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme
These vouchers provide funding for group projects that install gigabit-capable (1Gbps/1,000Mbps) fibre broadband for rural businesses and residents.



Cawthorne Parish Council's Privacy Policy

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 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 Museum, Park and Gardens, Cannon Hall Garden Centre and Cannon Hall Farm

The majority of the park is  open, but the cafes and toilets are closed. The Pet Crematorium, found in the grounds of Cannon Hall, Park and Gardens also remains open for business by appointment and can be contacted on 01226 206053.

Cannon Hall Farm, White Bull, Hungry Llama and Lucky Pup restaurants are now temporarily closed due to Government advice in light of the current coronavirus. The Farm Shop remains open and a home delivery service is available to customers.  Please contact them on their Facebook page, Instagram and YouTube or www.cannonhallfarm.co.uk.

Cannon Hall Garden Centre is now open.

Cannon Hall and other BMBC run museums