Yoxall Parish Council

Yoxall Parish Council

Yoxall Parish Council

Welcome to Yoxall Parish Council's website.


This site aims to provide a link between the Parish Council and the community of Yoxall.  

Yoxall village is a demetia friendly community located in a rural setting in Staffordshire on the edge of the National Forest, with the River Swanbourn meandering through.

Yoxall is ideally located for visits to the Peak District and enjoys an excellent village atmosphere. There are over 15 miles of footpaths around the village which are ideal for a leisurely stroll.

Well established public houses include The Golden Cup, The Crown and The Forresters, all ideal for meals and alcoholic beverages.

St Peters church, lies at the heart of the community which also has a village store, ladies hairdressers and a laundry cleaning service.

A full list of local village amenities and businesses can be found on this website in the Village Directory section.

The Parish Council represents the interests of over 2400 residents in Yoxall and Newchurch, dealing with a wide range of issues whilst also responsible for maintaining various open spaces such as Ferrers Field, Swarbourn Meadow, Goose Green and Milne Holme Pingle.

The website is user friendly for deaf and partially sighted parishioners.


 About the Parish Council.

Monthly Parish Council meetings are normally held in the Parish Hall on the first Thursday of the month.

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, 4th July starting at 7.30pm.

A Public Participation item allows members of the public to make representations, ask questions and give evidence in respect of any item of business included in the Agenda (unless the item has been identified as a matter to be discussed in confidence).

Any member of the public wishing to raise an issue with the Parish Council should notify the Parish Clerk at least 3 days before the meeting date.

It is at the discretion of the Chairman as to how long a member of the public may speak. Alternatively, CLICK on CONTACT heading in the MAIN MENU and submit your query to the Parish Clerk.


Several houses on the Lion Court development were burgled recently. Parishioners are again requested to be on their guard and report any suspicious activity. 


If you have some spare time and would like to help you local community, why not consider becoming a Parish Councillor. If you are interested, contact Bob Young, Parish Clerk whose contact details can be found in the Parish Councillors section of the website.


 Defibrillators are located:

1. Outside the Golden Cup.

2. The Health Centre (inside).

3. The Sports Club (inside).

Please note that the defibrillators sited at locations 2 and 3 will only be accessible when the relevant buildings are open. 



Achievements in 2023.

- Provision of new play equipment for Ferrers Field. For more information, go to the “News section” of the website.

- Donation of 129 Coronation mugs to the children of the St. Peters Primary school.

- Ongoing development of Goose Green into a social area for villagers to enjoy. For more information, go to the “News section” of the website.

- Establishment of footpath’s group.

- Development of conservation group.

- Provision of a wheelchair for the Village Hall.

- Distribution of 107 Christmas boxes to our senior parishioners.

Achievements 2024.

Provision of equipment at Milne Holme Pingle.

Provision of bench at Upper Hoar Cross Road, Hadley End.


History of Yoxall.

The entry in the Doomsday Book of 1086 has the original name as LOCHESHALE from which Yoxall was derived meaning "farm in the valley". Then held by the Bishop of Chester, it later passed to the Ferrers family of Tutbury. They forfeited their estates in a rebellion and in 1266 it went to the Earl of Leicester who gave it to his favourite, Robert Holland, who turned traitor at the Battle of Burton Bridge and in 1322 raised the Manor House to the ground. It then went by marriage to John Lovell. He lost it in another rebellion in 1474. In 1507, Henry VII granted it to Robert Arden. In 1539 it was bought by Sir William Holleys, then Lord Mayor of London. Finally it went to the Leighs who held it until 1920 when the Manorial system was wound up.

Famous names connected with the village include William Shakespeare who visited the Ardens of Longcroft (his mother was Mary Arden). William Wilberforce paid many visits to Thomas Gisbourne, owner of Yoxall Lodge, as he secretly piloted his anti-slavery legislation through Parliament. Jane Austen often visited her cousin, Edward Cooper, Rector of Hamstell Ridware and Yoxall.

Lord Palmerston made donations towards St. Peters Church restoration in 1865. Florence Nightingale advised on the design of the Cottage Hospital, opened in 1873.

There are a number of photos of Yoxall (past and present) on the website. To view, please click on "Community & Services" on the main menu bar and then click on "Gallery"



Why not take a walk around Yoxall -

Click on the Community and Services heading in the Menu Bar.  You will also find a map of Yoxall which has been produced by local artist Stevie Ryder.

Welcome Pack

The village welcome pack has been updated and available for distribution to new residents.

Have you recently moved to the village? Do you know someone who has? If so and you would like a copy, please contact Deanne Bell on 01283 575715 or deannepalin@outlook.com