posted by Graeme Johnson

Everyone in the Parish is invited to the Annual Parish Meeting. This is your meeting, a chance for you to say what you think about the Parish, the Parish Council, and what you think needs to be done for the community in the future. The meeting will be chaired by Robert Blythe, Chairman of the Parish Council. After the meeting the Parish Council will hold its annual meeting and all residents are welcome to stay to observe the Council business.

Cote Lane Thurgoland to be closed for resurfacing

posted 26 Apr 2017, 02:25 by Graeme Johnson

Cote Lane will be closed for two weeks to allow for road resurfacing works to be carried out. The closure order applies from 8th May 2017 for six weeks, but the road should only be closed for two weeks within that period. The diversion route is Halifax Road, Finkle Street Lane and Forge Lane.
For residents' access please contact Barnsley Council Highways, 01226 772033

Tour de Yorkshire

posted 20 Apr 2017, 07:39 by Thurgoland Parish Council   [ updated 20 Apr 2017, 07:40 ]

Please see below details of temporary traffic restrictions for the stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle event and also the Tour de Yorkshire sportive event on Sunday 30 April.


Temporary road closures and no stopping/waiting restriction


Flint Lane, Hepworth

Bents Road, Hazlehead

Lee Lane, Millhouse Green

Manchester Road, Millhouse Green

Manchester Road, Thurlstone

Thurlstone Road, Penistone

Bridge Street, Penistone

St Mary’s Street, Penistone

Market Street, Penistone

Shrewsbury Road, Penistone

Church Street, Penistone

Sheffield Road, Penistone

Sheffield Road, Spring Vale

Sheffield Road, Oxspring

Thurgoland Bank, Thurgoland

Halifax Road, Thurgoland

Halifax Road, Wortley

Sheffield Road, Wortley

Finkle Street Lane, Wortley

Forge Lane, Wortley

Well Hill Road, Green Moor

Green Moor Road, Green Moor

Hunshelf Hall Lane, Hunshelf

Tofts Lane, Snowden Hill

Salter Hill Lane, Snowden Hill

Cranberry Road, Cubley

Mortimer Road, Midhopestones

Underbank Lane, Stocksbridge

High Street, Penistone

Market Place, Penistone

Mortimer Road, Cubley

Whams Road, Crow Edge

Whams Road, Hazlehead

Hartcliff Hill Road, Cubley

Mossley Road, Cubley


Temporary 40mph speed limit


Jockey Road, Oxspring

Copster Lane, Oxpsring

Noblethorpe Lane, Silkstone

Silkstone Bypass, Silkstone

Lane Head Road, Cawthorne

Bank End Lane, High Hoyland (Hollin House Lane to High Hoyland Lane only)

Manchester Road, Millhouse Green

Whams Road, Hazlehead

Whams Road, Crow Edge

Rag Lane, Thurgoland


The closures are on the race route, some adjacent roads and additional roads in Penistone town centre to allow spectator management. There are also temporary 40mph speed limits on some roads which interface with the race route.


The closures and other restrictions will be implemented as necessary on the day to enable the sportive race and the main Tour de Yorkshire event, between 6am and 6pm.


Please see attached plans.


Further information including timings can be found on the tour de Yorkshire website at

Parish Precept

posted 18 Feb 2017, 04:57 by Thurgoland Parish Council

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.

The Tour de Yorkshire in Thurgoland 30th April

posted 18 Feb 2017, 02:29 by Thurgoland Parish Council   [ updated 18 Feb 2017, 02:29 ]

After the overwhelming success of the Tour De France, Thurgoland is pleased to be part of the Tour de Yorkshire. The 2.1 Europe Tour world class race, will be taking place between 28th - 30th April, will have three stages.  It will run from Friday through to Sunday visiting Thurgoland as part of stage 3 on the final day. It is set to become a flagship cycling event in the UK in 2017 and an outstanding cycle race in the international calendar, including the participation of top international teams and cycling stars. With 223 world class men and women riders, over 2 million roadside spectators are expected to see the 3 stages; it will be broadcast live on TV to 178 territories with 553 accredited journalists covering the race. The route will vary from year to year covering different parts of Yorkshire. For more information see:

The professional cyclists will pass through Thurgoland at around 4pm, but before that around 5000 amateur riders will be passing through all morning and up to 3pm.

Details of road closures to follow. 


The race takes the peloton from the coast through the Yorkshire Wolds, starting outside the refurbished Bridlington Spa and heading into Pocklington for the first intermediate sprint. The classified climbs up the Côtes de Garrowby Hill and Goathland will get the legs pumping before the race hits the coastline again at Whitby where the riders will get a great view of the world-famous Abbey as they contest the second sprint of the day. The route continues on to Robin Hood’s Bay for the third and final climb and then it’s full steam into Scarborough for the now-legendary finish along North Bay.



Starting on Tadcaster bridge - which will be newly reopened following flood damage last Boxing Day - this stage takes the riders through some of Yorkshire’s finest market towns. They will venture into Knaresborough, where the first intermediate sprint points are up for grabs, and the day’s sole categorised climb comes on the fearsome Côte de Lofthouse before the descent into Masham. It’s on to Ripon for the second intermediate sprint and the race will skirt the stunning Fountains Abbey before a fast approach to Harrogate. The action reaches its crescendo along Parliament Street, just as it did on the opening stage of the 2014 Tour de France.



Named The Yorkshire Terrier as this is the toughest stage in the history of the Tour de Yorkshire, riders will start at Bradford City Park before heading into Saltaire. The action then briefly joins the 2014 Tour de France route at Burley-in-Wharfedale before passing the majestic Bolton Abbey and into the Yorkshire Dales. Skipton is the next town on the agenda, with the first of eight categorised climbs being contested on the Côte de Silsden. The following ascent comes on the cobbled rise up Haworth’s picturesque main street and another climb at Leeming must also be tackled before they face the infamous Côte de Shibden Wall. This cobbled brute could see splits form before the intermediate sprint at Clifton. The race then traverses from West to South Yorkshire and into Penistone, and another sprint is on the cards at Stocksbridge before the riders embark on a torturous 22km finishing circuit that features no-less than four categorised climbs. These come at Deepcar, Wigtwizzle, Ewden Height and Midhopestones before the race reaches its climax at Fox Valley.

Super Fast South Yorkshire

posted 10 Feb 2017, 02:01 by Thurgoland Parish Council   [ updated 10 Feb 2017, 02:02 ]

In September 2014, South Yorkshire joined forces with BT in a multi-million pound deal to extend the availability of high-speed, fibre broadband to around 98 per cent of homes and businesses.

So many aspects of peoples’ modern home and working lives are dependent on a fast and reliable internet connection.

From home working to internet banking, watching TV online to social media usage, keeping in touch with friends and relatives, home shopping and gaming, having a good connection is vital.

You can register for updates through their Newsletter or you can use the Postcode Checker to see when your area will benefit. 


posted 25 Jan 2017, 09:24 by Thurgoland Parish Council   [ updated 3 Apr 2017, 01:19 ]

Next Parish Council, 5th April, Thurgoland School at 7pm

posted 22 Jan 2017, 12:47 by Thurgoland Parish Council   [ updated 28 Mar 2017, 03:25 ]

The agenda is now available for the next Parish Council meeting, it can be seen under 'meetings' in the Council section of the website. You also look there for the minutes of the previous meeting, held on 1st March 2017.

Parish Newsletter

posted 5 Dec 2016, 05:23 by Thurgoland Parish Council   [ updated 11 Jan 2017, 08:10 ]

Please find attached the latest Thurgoland Newsletter.


posted 14 Nov 2016, 02:47 by Thurgoland Parish Council   [ updated 3 Apr 2017, 01:20 ]

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