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.
Note: Barnsley Council doesn't necessarily endorse any opinion expressed in the parish council minutes
Parish precept for 2018/19
Audits and accounts
- Annual Governance Statement 2015/16
- Accounting Statement 2015/16 and Clerk's Notes for Explanation
- Bank Account Current Balance Details for Year Ending 31st March 2016
- Annual Internal Audit Report 2015/16
- High Hoyland Definitive Footpath Map
- Personal data audit schedule
- Subject access requests policy
- Records management policy
- Privacy notice - staff role holders
- Privacy notice - general
- GDPR data audit - contractors
- GDPR data audit - electors parishioners
- Data protection statement
Register of members' interests
You can see declarations from all parish councillors on our register of interests page.