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Parish Council meeting Thursday 4th March at 7.30pm via Zoom. Members of the public are entitled to attend. Agenda and joining details

Cawthorne Post Office remains open as a listed essential service during lockdown and operates a 2 in / 2 out with relevant social distancing.  Please wear face masks within the shop.
Revised opening times are as follows :
Monday - Saturday :  9am - 12noon
Closed Sunday

Cawthorne Village Store
 remains open as a listed essential service during lockdown and operates a One in One out service, so please queue outside taking note of the markings.  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 and garden will be closed during this period but the shop will continue to offer a takeaway service for food and drinks

With regret, public worship at Cawthorne Parish Church is temporarily suspended until the pandemic is felt to be in safe decline.  Services will be live streamed on the Friends of All Saints Church Silkstone Facebook page each Sunday at 9.30am.

Methodist Chapel - now closed until the end of February.

Gallery 2 is closed during lockdown, however local deliveries of cards and gifts can continue.  Email carole@gallery2cawthorne

Cawthorne Antique Centre will remain closed during lockdown

Spencer Arms and Beatson House will remain closed during the lockdown.

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 from 24th October 2020
If you do need to use public transport, plan ahead. Check times by using the up to date timetables 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.

Public Transport update
Bus times are constantly changing as the Lockdown situation changes.
Timetables available from the operatoors website






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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 drainage 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.         

During lockdown Cannon Hall Farm is closed but the shop continues to be open 8.00am - 5.15pm plus a free local delivery service please see their website.  A takeaway service for drinks and snacks is available from the outside kiosk.

During lockdown Cannon Hall Garden Centre continues to be open and offering takeaway drinks and snacks. 

Cannon Hall Park continues to be open and the Pavilion Cafe is offering takeaway drinks and snacks. 


Cannon Hall and other BMBC run museums