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. 

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Thurgoland Parish Council 

Next Meeting  

Thurgoland Primary School, Halfax Road, Thurgoland

commencing 7pm

Wednesday 5th June 2024

Agenda and Minutes can be found under  Council .. Meetings



Notice under Local Government Act 1972 (Section 87)




that one casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor
for Thurgoland Parish Council by virtue of
Local Government Act 1972 section 87

effective on resignation of Councillor Robert Blythe on 15th May 2024


Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.

The rule allows for ten local government electors for the Thurgoland Parish to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancy. That request must be made within fourteen days. The fourteen day notice period ends on 10th June 2024.

If a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy.

If a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time period Rule 5(5) of the above rules will apply. The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.

The Returning Officer :  Sarah Norman, Electoral Services, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Town Hall, Church Street Barnsley S70 2TA



This notice is dated the 20th day of May 2024.



In computing any period of time for the purposes of this notice a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning, shall be disregarded.




Avril Sturdy, Parish Clerk, Thurgoland Parish Council

PENISTONE PACT MEETINGS  (open to all residents)

organised by Penistone Area Police Team

@ St John's Community Centre, Penistone

Wednesday 10th January 2024      2.00pm

Wednesday 6th March 2024           3.00pm

Wednesday 1st May 2024              5.00pm

Wednesday 26th June 2024           2.00pm

Wednesday 21st August 2024        3.00pm

Wednesday 16th October 2024      5.00pm

Wednesday 11th December 2024  2.00pm

Thurgoland Tunnel 

Work to replace the bulbs with brighter/lower energy ones & cleaning the light fittings from Monday 29th April 2024. Works should a week to complete.

Please use Roper House Lane between 8am and 2.30pm weekdays, instead of the the tunnel as this will have vehicles inside and no lights will be working.

Sustrans North Barnsley Council Penistone FM 

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