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NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN - latest news as at 25 March 2020 - please click on relevant section

CORONAVIRUS Update 23 March 2020

Post Office is now operating a one in one out service with clear markings outside.   Please help by adhering to the instructions and please note will now close at 4.30pm until further notice.

Village Store is operating a 2 people in the shop at any one time, so please queue outside taking note of the markings.

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.

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


Following the government advice given on Monday 16th March the following events have been CANCELLED OR POSTPONED.

Saturday, 21 March 2020 in the Parish Room
Mothers' Union Coffee Morning 
10.00am - 12.00noon
 :  In aid of Mothers' Union children's charities . 

Thursday 2nd April -Annual Meeting of the Parish, Moxon Room

Saturday, 4 April 2020 at Cawthorne Parish Church at 7.30pm - Cawthorne Choral Society's Easter Concert - "Glorioso"

Saturday, 18 April - Spring Fayre
Cawthorne Methodist at the Village Hall

Saturday, 25 April - Jumble Sale in the Village Hall  

Monday 27th April - Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum AGM

Saturday, 2 May at All Saints' Church from 2.00pm - Viewing of VE Day Exhibition followed by Afternoon Tea in the Parish Room.

Thursday 7th May - Parish Council meeting

Friday 8, Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 May 2020  VE Day Celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary


Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum will not now open on Palm Sunday, 7th April.  Opening date to be decided. The VE Day exhibition has been cancelled.


Cawthorne Village Hall is now closed until further notice


Saturday, 27 June 2020 :  Cawthorne Summer Fete on the Village Green :  1.00pm - 4.00pm
Watch this space for news


 Other News/Events

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.



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
The majority of the park is now open, the areas around the rotary glade and woodland around the back of the deer shelter, Lime avenue, the walled garden and fairyland are still closed, access through the pleasure ground to the Hall from the parkland and from the car park to the museum and farm are open. 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.  There have been no cases on site but it is felt the right decision to make under the circumstances.  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 also offering a kerbside delivery service for garden plants, compost, seeds, bulbs, accessories or furniture.  See their Facebook page.  Please do give them a call on 01226 790785 - payment can be taken over the phone and the items are dropped at your door.

Cannon Hall and other BMBC run museums