Whether you love browsing independent shops, having a catch-up over a cuppa or a pint, supporting planet-saving projects or getting active, you’ll find Hoyland well worth a visit.

Browse the market stalls, visit the modern and welcome library, take a stroll to pretty, nearby Milton Pond or have a look around the volunteer-run community garden Owd Martha’s Yard.

What we've done


Hoyland has benefited from investment by the council to help businesses improve their shop fronts and signage. There's also enhanced public spaces and safety features.

Hoyland Town Square

We carried out major improvements to Hoyland Town Square under the Principal Towns and Local Centres Programme to make it more welcoming and attractive.

The works included repaving, landscaping and painting, installing new seating and power points for market stalls and laying a commemorative flagstone.

Owners of nearby businesses have welcomed the changes to the square, which will be used to host public events.

Hoyland Town Square in the sun

Shop front grants scheme

This scheme helped hundreds of businesses across Barnsley to refresh and update their signage and shop fronts.

In Hoyland and Hoyland Common, 68 shops were improved with investment of:

  • £156,000 from the council.
  • £63,000 of match funding from business owners.
Hoyland shopfront

Public realm and safety improvements

We improved the access to Duke Street car park with a new footpath and a dropped kerb. We also:

  • Removed gates next to High Street which had fallen into disrepair.
  • Resurfaced the pathway to the Market Street car park and added new bollards to improve public safety.
  • Installed CCTV to cover all areas of the town centre and reduce anti-social behaviour.


What we're going to do next

A Town Investment Plan has been drawn up with input from local residents, businesses and councillors. Further projects will be developed in consultation with local people.

More about Hoyland

Hoyland Market

Hoyland Market entrance

Hoyland’s regular market showcases new traders alongside stallholders who have been serving their loyal customers for decades.

The centrally located market is on every Tuesday and Saturday from 9am.

You can find fresh fruit and veg, sweet treats, clothing, stationery and craft items. There's also handmade gifts and jewellery.

Our family friendly up-and-coming market is also held regularly. It offers new and established businesses the chance to showcase their products and grow their profile. Live music and free face painting adds to the sense of occasion.

Hoyland Library

Hoyland Library interior

Hoyland Library is open Monday to Saturday. You can find the library in the Lift Building on High Croft, Hoyland, Barnsley, S74 9AF. Get directions on Google Maps.

Find out more about Hoyland Library.


Our business community

Hoyland has a thriving and passionate business community, from long-standing traders to newcomers keen to help the town centre flourish.

Support for businesses

A range of business support is available in Barnsley. This includes help and advice for those looking to start their own business. It'll also help with finding the right job for you.

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Building your skills


Get involved in your community

Get to know some of the dedicated people and groups contributing to the community's wellbeing.

Meet our volunteers

Community Fridge at the Cabin

The Community Fridge was set up in 2022 to help save food from landfill. During their first year, volunteers redistributed more than 50 tonnes of food donations from supermarkets, farms and local people.

Anyone can drop in and pick ten food and drink items for free.

The Fridge, which has been supported by funding from Hoyland Ward Alliance, produced just one small bag of waste in a whole year.

Owd Martha’s Yard

Owd Martha's Yard' is Hoyland's first and only community garden. It is can be found behind the Belmont Working Men's Club in West Street.

The garden is maintained by volunteers and regularly holds community events.

Volunteering opportunities

You can find volunteering opportunities on the Barnsley CVS website, or contact your local area team.

You can also find out how to get started as a volunteer litter picker.

We post photos of people taking part in projects. This includes community clean ups and bulb planting, as well as upcoming activities you could get involved with. For more details please email

Organising your own events

We like to hear your ideas about how to improve where you live. You might even find other like-minded people in your area who'd be happy to get together to make improvements.

You can also apply for funding through your ward alliance for a project if you can show that it meets the local priorities for your area.

Your area team

Our area teams are at the heart of their communities. They organise, support and promote local events, and help people access council services and advice.

You can follow Barnsley South Area Team, which serves Hoyland, on Facebook.


Keeping your neighbourhood safe

Your local policing team

The Barnsley South neighbourhood policing team is responsible for crime prevention and community safety in Hoyland.

You can meet the team, get in touch and find details of Police and Communities Together (PACT) meetings on the neighbourhood policing team webpage.

Report crime and anti-social via the South Yorkshire Police website or by calling 101. Dial 999 in an emergency.

Neighbourhood wardens

Our neighbourhood wardens are working hard in our communities to combat environmental crime and anti-social behaviour, but they rely on your help and support.

Make a fly-tipping report.


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