Yoxall Parish Council

Yoxall Parish Council

 

Welcome to Yoxall Parish Council's website.

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

Yoxall village is a dementia 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 3 well established public houses; The Golden Cup, The Crown and The Forresters, ideal for meals and alcoholic beverages.

St Peters church, lies at the heart of the community which also has a village store a 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.

Your Parish Council represents the village interests of over 2400 residents in Yoxall and Newchurch on a wide range of issues and is also responsible for maintaining various open spaces such as Ferrers Field, Swarbourn Meadow, Goose Green and Mill Holme Pingle.

 

History of Yoxall

The entry in the Domesday 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 and 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.

 

 

About the Parish Council

The monthly Parish Council meetings are held in the Parish Hall, usually on the first Thursday of the month. All members of the local community are welcome to attend. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, 5th March 2020.

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 speak during the Public participation session must notify the Clerk in advance of the meeting. It will be 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.

 

Achievements in 2019

- Implementation of turning bans to reduce the number of HCV’s passing through the village.
- Ongoing development of Goose Green as a village amenity.
- Helping residents get repairs completed to pavements in Ferrers Road and surrounding area.
- Completion of Yoxall “Gateway” project.

 

Why not take a walk around Yoxall. -

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