About Oxspring

The rural civil parish of Oxspring is situated in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. The civil parish includes the hamlets of Clays-Green, Roughbirchworth and Storrs.

At the 2001 census it had a population of 1,048, increasing to 1,225 at the 2011 Census. 

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Oxspring is a small but growing village community of around 500 households nestling in the eastern foothills of the Pennines a short journey from Barnsley and the M1. Sheffield, Wakefield, Leeds and Manchester are all within a 30 miles radius.
The major part of the village of Oxspring is situated to the south of the river Don. Sheffield Road (B6462) passes through the village towards the north side and the Trans Pennine Trail passes through towards the south side.

The village amenities include a post office, a combined C of E church and community hall, named St Aidan's, a primary school and three public houses, the Waggon and Horses on the B6462, the Travellers Inn on the A629 and the Smithy Arms located on Bower hill.There is a small amount of industry towards the northwest end of the village but much of the local activities centre around agriculture and farming.




COVID - 19 Announcements

Supporting Young People Grant Fund 2021/2022

Penistone Area Council invites applications from voluntary and community sector groups and organisations for funding to deliver activities that will support the mental and physical wellbeing of young people from within the Penistone communities covered by the Penistone East and West wards.

For details follow the link.  Young People Grant Scheme


Financial support available for businesses in South Yorkshire

The following information has been passed on to OPC regarding financial support available for businesses in South Yorkshire

We are currently distributing millions of pounds to businesses in South Yorkshire that have been forced to close or are suffering a significant loss of income due to lockdown restrictions.

The financial support ranges from £1,000-£19,500 depending on circumstances and fixed property costs, but the deadline to apply is 31st March 2021, so we need your help to get the word out to as many people as possible before this date.

We have attached a brochure with more information and would be grateful if you could distribute this to South Yorkshire business owners within your network and help us to raise awareness of the money that may be available to them. This includes:

  • Businesses forced to close due to restrictions who do not pay business rates but who do have fixed property costs e.g. outlets in a food hall, multiple/shared occupancy in a premise where a landlord is the rate payer, self-employed people renting space to work, someone renting a chair in a salon.​
  • Businesses that are open but have experienced a reduction in trade, e.g. B&Bs, hotels, businesses reliant on footfall and dealing with the public in person. ​Grant is based on rateable or rental value.
  • Companies that supply other businesses that have been forced to close or have reduced footfall and are therefore experiencing a significant reduction in turnover. E.g. travel agents, wedding suppliers and caterers, hospitality food and drink suppliers, event security, companies servicing gym equipment. ​
  • Further grant payments to businesses forced to close or suffering a significant loss of trade and not eligible for Government support. Eligibility of businesses has been expanded and grant payments have been increased, with top ups automatically sent to those previously receiving support. Home-based businesses and driving instructors to receive a one-off payment. 

All applications should be submitted online via the local council that the business is registered under:


Help and guidance on all business support schemes is also available through the Growth Hub, visit https://www.scrgrowthhub.co.uk/covid-19-support-for-businesses/financial-support-for-businesses/ or email growthhub@sheffieldcityregion.org.uk for more information.


Follow this link for a copy of the brochure mentioned earlier in the text - https://www.oxspring-parish.com/sites/oxspring-parish.com/files/attachments/Additional%20Restrictions%20Grants%20-%20Sheffield%20City%20Region.pdf


Kind regards,

Annie Buckley

Mayoral Combined Authority Executive


Oxspring Parish Council Meetings 

Parish Council meetings starting with the 7th June meeting will revert to the normal arrangement which is they normally held on the first Monday of the month starting at 7.15 pm in St Aidan's Church Hall

There is a 10 minute adjournment for public participation at the start of business and everyone is welcome to come along and raise anything to do with the parish.


Parish Council latest meeting 

The minutes of all Parish Council Meeting minutes can be read here 


Oxspring community support organised by Jane Harding.

I have made links with the school and PTA, the council, Age UK and the Pop in Club as to how we can support Oxspring residents in need( for whatever reason)

Firstly I have been in touch with Mrs Irwin, the headmistress at Oxspring School. The school have a collection of non perishable food which they collected for their Harvest Festival but which has not yet been distributed. The food was offered to any families who needed it but the offer wasn’t taken up, so supplies remain.

I am happy to work with school to deliver the food parcels to those in need so please send me a personal message of the addresses in Oxspring to which they are most needed.

Secondly we have talked about how we can make Christmas special for any Oxspring residents who will be sad, lonely or facing a difficult time over the festive period. It is after all going to be very different for a lot of us this year.

Again working with school we are planning to give small Christmas hampers to anyone who fits the above criteria and lives in Oxspring - the children are going to write notes and these will be given to the recipients with each hamper.

I know lots of you volunteered to help last time I posted - please let me know if you’d be willing to make up a hamper ( £10 - £12). I costed one up from the local supermarket ( other supermarkets are available!!! ) with a small Xmas cake, individual Xmas pudding, shortbread, chocolates, non alcoholic drink and a tin of ham - however you can of course alter if you wish, it can be helpful to have a rough guide!

Any ideas and suggestions welcome – or if you know of a resident who may need to reach out privately -personal message me or call on either 07899937842 or 01226 767682

Thank you



Public Rights Of Way information for users and landowners

Following concerns from landowners and householders who have public rights of way going through their yards and gardens BMBC have pulled together some information for users and landowners; and downloadable posters on their website see the link below.



General Announcements


Parish Council Newsletter - The Summer 2020 Newsletter

Please follow the link bellow to view the latest Newsletter.


The Parish Council are investigating more efficient and cost effective ways of distributing the newsletter if you are prepared to accept an Email copy as opposed to a hand delivered copy then please contact the Parish Council at clerk@oxspring-parish.com


Rural Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

To find out more about this scheme please click on the following link.




South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is currently working hard with local education providers, parents and youth community groups to promote concessionary travel for young people living in South Yorkshire and encouraging applications.

You can find out more information by following the link below then following the other links displayed in our post.



BMBC Public Waste bin Consultation

Barnsley MBC Neighbourhood Services department have recently carried out a public consultation on public waste bins.

They have consulted with the Parish Council, and the Parish Council have provided feedback on which bins are well used or regularly overflow.

They are also moving towards a policy of not having separate bins for dog waste as dog waste can be put in regular public bins.

BMBC have stated that where there are regular bins next to dog waste bins, the dog waste bins will be removed, and also where there is less than 20 meters between bins, then one will be removed.  As a result of the Consultation BMBC have identified 5 public bins in Oxspring that they wish to remove, and 1 new one that they will install.

Of the bins identified for removal in Oxspring, four are dog waste bins and 1 is a regular bin.  Three of the dog waste bins earmarked are located adjacent to a regular bin, therefore please put your dog waste in the regular bin instead.  The 4th dog waste bin earmarked for removal is at the top of the Trans Pennine Trail steps at the Roughbirchworth Lane entrance.  This bin is very well used, therefore BMBC have agreed to replace the dog waste bin here with a regular waste bin which will have larger capacity.  Lastly, there is 1 waste bin on Sheffield Road in the village centre that will be removed as there is less than 20 meters between two of the bins.

All bins will be numbered and monitored on an electronic system keeping track of when they have been emptied and whether they are overflowing/well used.


Village Planters.

As you are all aware there are a number of planters located around the village which are cared for by local residents.

Presently there is one planter which has not been adopted by any resident.

This is situated in the main square within the Willows and it would be nice if this was maintained by a resident living in that area.

An allowance can be claimed for plants and other materials towards the upkeep of each planter and each year they are entered into a competition and prizes awarded for those which are judge to be the best three.

Should you wish to maintain this planter please contact the Parish Council at email:  clerk@oxspring-parish