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Latest NEWS

The Neighbourhood Plan as amended by the external examiner HAS BEEN APPROVED by BMBC.  This still has to go to a village referendum which will not take place before May 2021 due to covid19.  The good news is the plan will be taken into consideration by BMBC when considering new planning applications. 

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Parks for People Update


Cannon Hall Museum due to reopen Tuesday 8th September, 11am to 3pm  Tuesday to Sunday.

Cawthorne Parish Church is now open on Sundays for private prayer and from this Sunday there will be Said Eucharist from 11.00am - 11.30am for a limited number of people. Please contact Revd Keith on 958737 or Revd Monika on 790920 to attend.  This will be followed by private prayer or candle lighting from 11.30am - 1.00pm.  We are observing Government guidelines and thank everyone for their co-operation - Everybody Welcome!


Cannon Hall Farm is NOW open from Saturday, 4 July - however you MUST prebook tickets before you visit and take a moment to familiarise yourself with all the changes

Cawthorne Club will be open from 12 noon, Saturday, 4 July with social distancing measures in place.

Beatson House and Spencer Arms will also re-open on Saturday, 4 July and are now taking bookings - please note you will need to book for drinks as well as food at the Spencers.

Gallery 2 is now open - Mon 10am - 4pm, Tues & Thurs, Fri, Sat 10am - 1pm.  The shop is delivering to customers still self isolating please ring 790353.

Cawthorne Antique Centre is now also open - Mon - Fri, 10am - 3.30pm and disposable gloves are provided to customers to handle items.  Customer numbers are being limited.

The Orchard Play equipment remains CLOSED
until further notice.  Whilst recognising the importance and value of play to young people and families, we cannot ignore that playground equipment, by its very nature, is a contact surface.  Playgrounds are also designed to encourage social interaction, the opposite of social distancing.  The Government has issued advice that playgrounds may be opened from 4th July, if those responsible for them consider they are able to  do so in a way that is safe and minimises COVID-19 transmission risk.  Cawthorne Parish Council, which is responsible for The Orchard play equipment, consider that this cannot be done and therefore the play equipment which will remain closed. Please do not play on the equipment.

Post Office
is now operating a 2 person maximum in the shop at all times.  Please help by adhering to the instructions and note that opening times are 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.

Barnsley Libraries phased reopeing

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

Support for those bereaved during the Coronavirus Pandemic

A Virtual Book of Remembrance has been opened by BMBC

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




 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 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.         



Cannon Hall Farm is NOW open from Saturday, 4 July but only ON A PREBOOKED TICKET BASIS. Please go to https://www.cannonhallfarm.co.uk/we-are-open where you can book tickets and familiarise yourself with all the changes. 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.  White Bull Cafe opens from Saturday, 4 July and they are now also offering take-away drinks (including beer/lager) plus snacks and ice-cream from their outdoor kiosk.

Cannon Hall Garden Centre is now open and offering take-away food and drinks/ice cream

Cannon Hall and other BMBC run museums