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.




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.



Next Parish Council Meeting

The next meeting of the Parish Council is scheduled for Monday 10th December 2018 at 7:15 pm in Saint Aidan's Church hall.

For details of the Agenda please see :  December Agenda

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


Local Area Defibriiators.

A number of public access Defibrillators have recently been installed around the local area which are registered with the Yorkshire Ambulance twenty four hour Service.

For details of locations please see the file at the bottom of the page.

We understand that there is a unit on order for a futher Defibrillator, which will be installed at St Aidans Church Hall Oxspring.


Village Planters.

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

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

The 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.

if you would like 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.


Parish Council Newsletter

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

Please see the article about receiving this Newsletter via Email.