Gunthwaite and Ingbirchworth Parish Council

Gunthwaite and Ingbirchworth parish is centred around the villages of Gunthwaite and Ingbirchworth to the west of Barnsley. It has a population of 600.

Meetings are held every six to eight weeks on a Wednesday at 7.30pm, in the first-floor function room of The Fountain, Ingbirchworth. This room can only be reached via stairs. If you want to attend a meeting but due to mobility issues cannot use stairs, please contact the Clerk in advance.

Please see the meeting dates and minutes section below for dates. Contact the Clerk for more details.

Clerk to the council

Ms A Murphy
6 South View, Crane Moor, Sheffield, S35 7AP

Contact the council

Parish council members

Name  Address
David A Edmondson Grove Cottage, New Row Lane, Ingbirchworth, Sheffield S36 7GG
Pauline Ogden 2 Huddersfield Road, Ingbirchworth
David Berry 28A Huddersfield Road, Ingbirchworth
David Hazeldine 34 Ings Way, Ingbirchworth, S36 7GL

Register of members' interests

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

Would you like to be a parish councillor?

We currently have a vacancy for a councillor.

Deadline for applications: Friday 9 August 2024.

Meeting dates and minutes

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

Accounts and governance





Internal audit 2020/21 – response to issues raised

The internal audit found that the internal control objectives L, M and N were not met.

Although the relevant accounting and governance information for 2019/20 was available on the village noticeboard, this also needs to be on a publicly available website. Also notice of the period of public inspection rights must be minuted in the meeting where the annual accounting statements and annual governance statement are approved.

With reference to the internal audit report, the Council acknowledges that the transparency obligation was not met fully. The website the Council uses could not accept the scanned format, and the Clerk at the time was unable to be at the meeting where the notice of public inspection rights would normally be minuted. In addition, the Clerk role was subsequently taken over by a new employee.

Going forward the Parish Council will ensure that the required documents including the notice of public inspection rights, are available on a publicly available website. The dates for the exercise of public inspection rights have been minuted in the annual parish council meeting held on Monday May 24 2021.

Parish precept 2024/25 


Annual events for the benefit of parish residents

  • Remembrance Day service in November.
  • Christmas tree light switch-on on the first Saturday of December.

Open spaces we own

The parish council owns:

  • Recreation field at Wellthorne Lane, Ingbirchworth
  • Nature area at Annat Royd (former quarry) 
  • Summer Ford picnic site
  • Woodland at Brown's Edge (former quarry)
  • Sandbeds at New Row Lane