High Hoyland Parish Meeting

The High Hoyland parish area is centred around the village of High Hoyland to the west of Barnsley. It has a population of 150.

Unlike the other parished areas, it has a parish meeting rather than a parish council. These meetings are still run in a business-like way, focusing on the interests of local people. Regular items on the agenda include highways and footpaths, environmental issues, planning, and crime and safety.

The parish meeting does not provide many expensive facilities or activities. However, as an extension of the parish meeting, a separate social group has been created that organises events such as clean-up sessions (litter picking and so on), harvest festivals, carol singing and village Christmas parties, where all the children and OAPs in the village get Christmas presents.

Meetings are held six times per year, roughly every two months, at 8.30pm at the Cherry Tree Inn public house in High Hoyland. Extra meetings are held when the need arises, particularly for issues such as planning applications that need a quick response. Everyone in the village can attend the meetings, ask questions and make comments, if they wish, with any decisions put to a vote. For details of meetings, see the parish notice board or contact the clerk.

Clerk to the council

Mrs Joanna Roberts
3 Church Lane, High Hoyland, Barnsley S75 4BJ

Parish council members

High Hoyland Parish Meeting does not have parish councillors. However, the parish meeting Chair is Mr David Roberts of 3 Church Lane, High Hoyland, Barnsley S75 4BJ.

Register of members' interests

You can see declarations from all parish councillors in our register of interests.

Meeting minutes

Note: Barnsley Council doesn't necessarily endorse any opinion expressed in the parish council minutes.

Parish precept

  • 2018/19: Nil
  • 2019/20: Nil
  • 2020/21: Nil

Privacy policies

Accounting documents

Clerk’s Statement and accounting documents 2019/20

The documents published on this web page in respect of the annual accounting period 2019/2020 are as follows –

  • Declaration of no accounts and Certificate of Exemption 2019/20 – AGAR Part 1PM

    To be completed by all Parish Meetings that are able to declare that had no financial transactions in the year of account 2019/2020 and can certify themselves exempt from a limited assurance review. This was approved by High Hoyland Parish Meeting on 25th August 2020 and returned to the external auditor PKF Littlejohn LLP, 15 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4HD.

  • Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2019/20 - AGAR Part 2PM

    Which is made up of:
    • The Annual Internal Audit Report (page 4), completed by the Parish Meeting’s internal auditor
    • Section 1 - Annual Governance Statement (page 5) to be completed and approved by the Parish Meeting
    • Section 2 – Accounting Statements (page 6) to be completed and approved by the Parish Meeting

It is not necessary for the Parish Meeting to complete these last 3 documents, but the Chair, Internal Auditor and Clerk have always held the opinion that all steps available should be taken to ensure that the Parish Meeting is operating in a proper, lawful manner. Producing these 3 documents forms part of the assurance that the obligations and assessment of Internal Controls are being met. These documents were approved by the Parish Meeting on 25th August 2020.

The minutes noting the approval of these documents will remain in draft form until they can be approved at the next Parish Meeting, at which time they will be published in the village notice board and on this web page.

It should be noted that the signatures are missing from the documents. The forms all require wet signatures for verification, and therefore the electronic versions will not permit virtual signatures to be inserted.

Joanna Roberts
High Hoyland Parish Clerk