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.





Oxspring Parish Council - Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

There is a vacancy for the role of Parish Councillor should you be interested please follow the link below for further information



BMBC – Local Elections Photographic ID Required

You will be aware from the May 2023 Elections, electors will need to show photographic ID to vote at polling stations. The council is therefore beginning our engagement early to ensure residents are informed and have sufficient time to apply for an ID.

To view a poster and leaflet about the changes pleas use the link below.



BMBC - Online reporting of Breach of Planning Permission.

Should you have any concerns regarding a breach of planning approval, for a building development, you can now register your concerns with regards to any particular building project online.

Follow the link below and the planning department will follow up your concerns and report back to you with their conclusions.

Report a breach of planning permission (barnsley.gov.uk)


Oxspring Friends

For those of you are unaware of Oxspring Friends you can find out more by clicking on the following link.  Oxspring Friends  contact details can be found via this Link  Oxspring Friends contact details


Cancer Awareness

Recently members of the Oxspring Parish Council were given a talk relating to Cancer awareness and a number of posters were passed on at the time  follow this link for for more information.



Oxspring community support organised by Jane Harding.

I have made links with the school and PTA, the council, Age UK and the Pop in Club as to how we can support Oxspring residents in need( for whatever reason)

Firstly I have been in touch with Mrs Irwin, the headmistress at Oxspring School. The school have a collection of non perishable food which they collected for their Harvest Festival but which has not yet been distributed. The food was offered to any families who needed it but the offer wasn’t taken up, so supplies remain.

I am happy to work with school to deliver the food parcels to those in need so please send me a personal message of the addresses in Oxspring to which they are most needed.

Secondly we have talked about how we can make Christmas special for any Oxspring residents who will be sad, lonely or facing a difficult time over the festive period. It is after all going to be very different for a lot of us this year.

Again working with school we are planning to give small Christmas hampers to anyone who fits the above criteria and lives in Oxspring - the children are going to write notes and these will be given to the recipients with each hamper.

I know lots of you volunteered to help last time I posted - please let me know if you’d be willing to make up a hamper ( £10 - £12). I costed one up from the local supermarket ( other supermarkets are available!!! ) with a small Xmas cake, individual Xmas pudding, shortbread, chocolates, non alcoholic drink and a tin of ham - however you can of course alter if you wish, it can be helpful to have a rough guide!

Any ideas and suggestions welcome – or if you know of a resident who may need to reach out privately -personal message me or call on either 07899937842 or 01226 767682

Thank you



Parish Council latest meeting 

The minutes of all Parish Council Meeting minutes can be read here 


Parish Council Newsletters

Please follow the link bellow to view the latest Newsletter.


The Parish Council have decided that future Newsletters will not be delivered to individual households by hand.

Newsletters will be sent out to by Email to anyone registered vie the parish Council clerk.

Printed copies will also be available for viewing at the Post Office or the Waggon and Horses Public House

Should you wish to receive an Email copy then please contact the Parish Council at clerk@oxspring-parish.com


Rural Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

To find out more about this scheme please click on the following link.




South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is currently working hard with local education providers, parents and youth community groups to promote concessionary travel for young people living in South Yorkshire and encouraging applications.

You can find out more information by following the link below then following the other links displayed in our post.