Thurgoland is a semi-rural parish of around 2500 people in South Yorkshire on the A629 Sheffield – Huddersfield road. It consists of the villages of Thurgoland and Crane Moor and other small settlements. It was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 and in the 17th century was the centre of the local wire-drawing industry. Today it is a modern village with a strong community life. It is good centre for walking on a wide network of local paths and one branch of the Trans Pennine Trail long distance footpath and cycleway passes through the parish. Click here for more information on Thurgoland.

Recent Announcements

  • Accounts for 2016-17 :Period for the exercise of public rights, 21 June to 1 August 2017 Please note that Thurgoland Parish Council accounts for 2016-17 have been approved by the internal auditor and now have been submitted to the external auditor as part of the Council's annual return. The accounts can be viewed on the website under the section Council-Accounts. If any resident of the Parish requires more information please contact the Clerk, Graeme Johnson( phone contact is 07505 815 942) before the 1st August 2017.The appointed external auditor is :BDO LLP, Arcadia House, Ocean Village, Southampton, SO14 3TL. Local electors have rights to question the auditor, written notice should be given during the inspection period 21 June to 1 August 2017.
    Posted 21 Jun 2017, 07:22 by Graeme Johnson
  • Village Walks The next walk is on Wednesday 7th June, and then again on Saturday 17th June. A further walk is planned for Wednesday 5th July. All walks start at 10 am at Thurgoland Village Hall and are around 5-6 miles in distance.
    Posted 5 Jun 2017, 00:26 by Graeme Johnson
  • Next Parish Council meeting is on Wednesday 5th July, 7pm at Thurgoland School The agenda can be found under the meetings page of the website, along with the minutes of the previous meeting.
    Posted 21 Jun 2017, 06:55 by Graeme Johnson
  • PARISH CLERK/RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER Thurgoland Parish Council invites applications for this part-time post which will become vacant on 31 August 2017. The hours are 10 per week and the salary is LC1 (SCP 15-17) - £17,072 to £17,772 per annum pro rata. A £10 per month contribution towards the costs of working from home will also be paid.Responsibilities will include:-Administration arrangements for the Parish Council meetingsThe preparation of minutesImplementing actions and decisions made by the Parish CouncilDealing with correspondence and documentation on behalf of the Parish CouncilThe preparation of budgets and financial recordsGood oral, written and computer skills are essential together with an understanding of Local Government.An Application Form, Job Description and Person ...
    Posted 24 May 2017, 12:29 by Thurgoland Parish Council
  • Parish Precept The Parish Council resolved to set  a Parish Precept for the next financial year at 2% higher than the current year. The increase is to cover additional costs of insurance, the salary costs of the clerk, and a small increase in the cost of printing the community newsletter. It will also enable a contribution to be made towards the cost of road safety measures to slow traffic down in the centre of Thurgoland, if an acceptable scheme can be agreed with Barnsley MBC.The impact of the 2% increased precept for the Parish will be that Council Tax for a Band D property will increase by 29 pence for the whole year 2017-18.
    Posted 18 Feb 2017, 04:57 by Thurgoland Parish Council
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