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. 

South Yorkshire UK location map  South Yorkshire UK location map

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.




Next Parish Council Meeting

The next meeting of the Parish Council is scheduled for Monday 4th Febuary 2019 at 7:15 pm in Saint Aidan's Church hall.

For details of the Agenda please see :  Febuary Agenda

For the minutes of the last meeting please see :  January Parish Council Meeting.


Working Together For The Penistone Area Communities.

What is important to you in the Penistone Area?

The Penistone Area Council has been in operation since late 2013 and is part of Barnsley Council’s Area Governance arrangements to devolve decision making to a local level. Represented by the 6 Elected Members (Councillors) for the Penistone East and West Wards, the Area Council is charged with finding new and innovative ways to meet the needs of the Penistone area by putting communities at the heart of this. This means that wherever possible, communities can play a central role in delivering as well as receiving the benefit of the services commissioned. A commissioning budget of £200,000 (£100,000 per ward) has been made available each year since 2014 to assist with this.

In order to make sure that the focus for support and spend is right for the area,  the Area Council has set itself priorities, based on what is known about the area from what people tell us from within the communities and Parishes across Penistone, as well as statistical information gathered by Barnsley Council.

To help us make sure that the priorities are still the right ones from 2019 we’d like to invite you to take part in our short survey at  https://surveys.barnsley.gov.uk/s/PPReview/

The survey is open to anyone who lives or works in the Penistone area or uses the area for leisure activities. Responses can be made until Friday 11th January 2019.

Results of the survey will be available after 11th January and will be used as part of the Area Council’s review process in late January 2019. The new priorities will then be published as part of the Area Council’s information on-line at

For any further information about this or the work of the Penistone Area Council please feel free to contact the Penistone Area Team on 773012  or Penistoneteam@barnsley.gov.uk or through our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Thank you for your support it is really appreciated.


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.


Parish Council Newsletter

The Winter 2018 Newsletter has been issued and can be viewed here on line.

The Parish Council are investigating more efficent 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


Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

  • Do you wish to be involved in your community?
  • Could you provide a voice for residents?
  • Do you want to help shape your village?
  • Do you have a little spare time?  (The Parish Council meets once a month).

If you are interested please email or write to the Parish Clerk providing your contact details, why you would like to join the council and what you feel you can offer.

To qualify you must reside in the Parish or within 3 miles of the Parish boundary and be over 18 years of age, or you must work or own land within the Parish.

The deadline for applications is the 3rd January 2019.

Please apply to Clerk@oxspring-parish.com

or Clerk to the Council, 43 Nether Royd View, Silkstone Common, S75 4QQ.

For information about the Parish Council or to contact any of the Parish Councillors please visit the Parish website.



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


Village In Bloom and  Village Gala 2019.

Following a lack of response for volunteers it has been decided not to hold either of these events in 2019.