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Cawthorne Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) Consultation
Following the public event to on Sunday, 28 April  IT IS NOW URGENT THAT RESIDENTS OF CAWTHORNE LET US HAVE THEIR COMMENTS TO ENABLE US TO MOVE ONTO THE NEXT STAGE OF THE PROCESS. The document is available HERE to read/download and the Comments Form - click on /_UserFiles/Files/Consultation form 1.docx Please complete the form and email to Please note that you must include your name and address to prove you are a resident. REMEMBER YOUR VIEW REALLY DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE - deadline 20 May

Ticket wristbands now on sale for Open Gardens Weekend - £5 if bought in advance of the weekend, £6 on the day.  Available from the Post Office, Gallery 2 and Cawthorne Village Store

Thursday, 23 May at 6.30pm
All Saints' Church -
Service of Dedication of the memorial to the ten men and boys who died in the 1821 Norcroft Pit disaster.  Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Church Hall.

Saturday, 8 June - Cawthorne Litter Pick to tidy up the village for the Open Gardens
Meet outside the Parish Room at 10.00am
For more information contact the Parish Clerk on 01226 765569 or

Saturday, 22 & Sunday, 23 June 2019
11.00am - 5.00pm - Cawthorne Open Gardens
20 beautiful gardens to explore - please click  here /_UserFiles/Files/Map.jpg for a map showing where to park. Home-made refreshments, children's activities, dog friendly, free parking and drop off points, courtesy minibus service between gardens and live musical entertainment.  Tickets £5.00 in advance from Post office and village store and £6.00 on the day.  Children 16yrs and under free. Please click here for a map showing where you should park

Tuesday, 2 July 2019 at the Village Hall
7.00pm for 7.30pm - Fashion Show and Sale
in aid of Cawthorne Village Hall Funds
Tickets: £5.00 (including a glass of wine)
Put the date in your diary

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.

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 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.                                                                                                                               

2019 Open Gardens WeekendCawthorne Open Gardens :  22 & 23 June 2019 

Plants will be needed for the Garden Stall so if you are dividing perennials, weeding out plants that have seeded or sewing annuals please consider potting up some of these and caring for them until June.  Plants will need to be taken to the Village Green early on 22 June or collection can be arranged in the week before the event. Thank you.

For further information please contact or Sharon Pitt on 07880867951