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Notification of Formal Public Consultation on the Cawthorne Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) - Regulation 14 Town and Country Planning, England, Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 - Following the meeting of Cawthorne Parish Council please be advised that the final Draft NDP has now been published for formal consultation for at least 6 weeks from 10 June until 31 July 2019.  Please Click Here for the final version of the Draft Plan and Click Here for the Reply Form.  Technical information is available on the Neighbourhood Plan page (click on arrow on right hand side for drop down menu), including the Planning Policy Review and Conservation Area Appraisal Plan.  
Please send your forms/emails to cawthornendp@gmail.com or sent to the Clerk to Cawthorne Parish Council, Mustard Hill Cottages, 349 Barnsley Road, Hoylandswaine, Sheffield S36 7HD - See Neighbourhood Plan page for more information

The final version of the Draft NDP has been revised and updated with some minor revisions to the text taking into account further information provided, in particular detailed information about local built and natural heritage assets received from John Lees which was very much appreciated.  In addition the work done in respect of the conservation area appraisal has also now been incorporated into a policy.  


Cawthorne Cemetery
Cawthorne Parish Council intend to have all the memorials in Cawthorne cemetery tested for safety and stability. Any large memorial found to be unsafe will be laid flat and any smaller headstone will be temporarily staked.  A notice will be placed on any such grave and the owners, if known, will be notified.  As all headstones remain the responsibility of the owners, they will be requested to carry out the necessary repairs to ensure the headstone is made safe.  The safety inspection will commence on Monday 1st July and is anticipated to last no longer than 4 weeks. 

Every Saturday, 2.00pm - 5.00pm during the summer - Cawthorne All Saints' Church Open to the Public : The church is being opened   Cawthorne is very fortunate in having one of the most beautiful churches in South Yorkshire - Do come and visit.

2 - 4 August 2019 at Cinderhill Farm -

Underneath the Stars Music and Arts Festival
Plans are well underway for the 6th festival to include The Proclaimers, Bill Bragg and Kate Rusby plus other artists to be confirmed.  Please see 'Whats On' for more information, volunteering and details of how to get tickets. 

Saturday, 14 September 2019 - Village Hall
Cawthorne Methodist Church - "Under the Hammer" auction of promises
See What's On for more information

Saturday, 21 September 2019 - Village Hall
Jumble Sale at 1.00pm
Please save your clothes, bric-a-brac, toys etc. to help us raise money for the Village Hall decorating fund.

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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 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.                                                                                                                               

Parish Councillor co-option
Cawthorne Parish Council has successfully overturned BMBC’s decision to reduce the number of councillors on Cawthorne Parish Council from 9 to 7.  Seven councillors were elected unopposed in May and we can now co-opt two further councillors to bring the number back up to nine.

Cawthorne Parish Council is interested in hearing from anyone aged 18 years and over who either lives in Cawthorne, or within three miles of the Parish of Cawthorne,  or whose main place of work is in Cawthorne, for co-option onto the Council. No formal qualifications necessary, merely an interest and enthusiasm in putting something into your community. Appointments are unpaid, require a time commitment, and all Councillors are subject to the Statutory Code of Conduct for Councillors. Closing date is 4.30 pm on Friday 12th July 2019.

If you are interested in this worthwhile position, please contact the Clerk to the Council who will provide further details. 01226 765569  or email cawthorneparishclerk@msn.com