Recent News

  • Road Safety

    Following the success of the Grand Depart and the keen interest shown in the recent Tour De France, the Penistone Area Council was determined to keep the wheels turning long after the competitors had raced into the distance. With some of our key priorities in mind such as the promotion of volunteering, road safety and…

  • Oxspring Neighbourhood Planning

    Following BMBC approval of the Oxspring Neighbourhood Plan Area Status last November, Cllr Wilson, Barnard and Hand-Davis supporting the launch of Phase I consultation. This took place on


    Cawthorne village hall was the venue for the Singing Farmer. An event organised on Valentines night to raise funds towards the Cawthorne village fete. to be held on the 28th June this year. Councillor Wilson said ‘This proved to be a fantastic evening bringing the community together serenaded by our very talented local farmer’

  • SURGERY Silkstone Common

    Surgery – Penistone East Date:                            Saturday 22nd February 2014 Time:                            10:00am to 12:00 noon Venue:                          Silkstone Common Methodist Church, South Yorkshire S75 4PA Cllrs. Wilson and/or Barnard and/or Hand-Davis

  • Silkstone dry stone wall

    This summer saw the start of a project to rebuild sections of the dry stone wall along Cone Lane Silkstone. In partnership with the Land owner, Barnsley College and Alan Devenport a local dry stone Waller. A large section of wall has been  totally rebuilt along side the Millennium bench. Your local Councillors have also worked…

  • On The Trail in Silkstone Common

    The Trans Pennine Trail runs through the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley.  Councillor John Wilson is a volunteer ranger helping out a recent work day on the trail at Silkstone Common in Barnsley.  The work days are regular events where volunteers and supporters are encouraged to come along and help with a wide range of maintenance…


    “Pride” Neighbourhood Pride is one of our most visible and impacting council services. With reduced budgets and with a view to better understanding how the service is run, Councillor John Wilson decided to work with this small team for a day. John said “the only way to understand the job is to do the job…

  • Charity event

    Supporting local charities, John pictured here with the Mayoress of Penistone, Councillor Lynette Webber at the recent, very successful Mayoress at Home fundraising event at St John’s Church, Penistone. This was held to support Ward 19 at Barnsley Hospital and Woodhead Mountain Rescue. The two charities sponsored by this years Mayor of Penistone, Councillor Steve…

  • Penistone Market

    Councillor John Wilson attending the Saturday Penistone Farmer’s Market. The new oak market structure has undergone further works to improve its protection from the elements. In conjunction with Barnsley Council, it is hoped to increase the number of stallholders bringing in interesting new products to this popular market.

  • Save our bowling green

    Work has begun to ignite support for the bowling green in Pilley. Councillor John Wilson met with the new Committee, which is gathering support to establish a bigger membership base, They have had a number of successful fund raising events and hope to be able to take management control of the green. Your local Councillors…