Yoxall Parish Council

Yoxall Parish Council

Yoxall Parish Council

Welcome to Yoxall Parish Council's website.


  • UPDATE. The current lockdown is due to end at midnight on December 2nd. We are waiting to see what tier Yoxall will be placed in after which further advice will be placed on the website.

It remains to be said that if you have any concerns about your health or the health of a loved one or neighbour, go to the website www.gov.uk and click on Coronavirus "what you need to do" and also latest news. You can also go to nhs.uk/coronavirus  to check your symptoms and follow specialist advice. Please do not go to your GP or hospital. You can also phone NHS 111.



- Stay alert.

- Control the virus -

- Save lives.


Anyone over the age of 5 who is showing symptoms or coronavirus can request a test to confirm.

A walk-through testing centre has been opened at Burton Town Hall which will help more people with COVID symptoms, to get tested. Tests must be booked via www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by phoning 119.

The walk-through centre is open from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. daily and is in addition to the mobile testing centre at the Pirelli Stadium

If you want to know how to give or get help you can also go to https://staffordshire.gov.uk/Coronavirus/Home.aspx 

For an emergency call 999.

Remember, every time you go out, you increase the risk of Coronavirus spreading. Remember to keep your distance, wash your hands, wear a face mask, think of others and play your part.


The Village Hall has re-opened, under strict government rules and guidelines, though a further review will be taken shortly. All users must provide a risk assessment which should be sent to John Williams. See under Councillor Section for John's contact details. A QR code is in place.


Council tips to remain open.


Village playgrounds to remain open and kept under review.


The Beryl Behague Afternoon Tea for our older parishioners has had to be cancelled due to the epidemic. The PC has decided to distribute Christmas boxes to those who normally attend the The Boxes will be distributed on 4th December.

Anyone wishing to help, please contact Phil Hughes. Phil's contact details can be found under the Councillor Section of the 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.

We are currently looking at ways to make this website user friendly for blind and deaf parishioners. We are seeking advice and will report back in due course.


About the Parish Council

Monthly Parish Council meetings are held in the Parish Hall on the first Thursday of the month. All members of the local community are welcome to attend BUT PLEASE SEE BELOW.

Parish Council meetings are currently being held by Zoom.

A decision will be taken regarding the December meeting depending on Covid guidelines In place at the time.

The December meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 3rd December.

If the decision is taken to resume meetings in the Parish Hall,

- A risk assessment will again be carried out to ensure that the meeting conformed to COVID rules.

- The hall will be sanitised prior to the meeting.

In normal times, members of the public are welcome to attend and can simply turn up on the night. However, whilst we are observing COVID rules, any parishioner wishing to attend a Parish Council Meeting must inform the Parish Clerk in writing, at least 48 hours Prior to the meeting.

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.

Normally, 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.

Achievements in 2020.

- Launch of this new website for the Parish Council.

- Provision of funds to support the Yoxall COVID Group.

- Provision of funds to enable a copy of the Fisherman magazine to be distributed to every household in Yoxall.

- Support for local residents with repairs to pavements.

- Ongoing development of Goose Green into a social area fo villagers to enjoy. 

- Successful implementation of turning bans along the A515 to prevent HCV’s from using the A513, Wood End Lane and the B5016. This has been achieved by working with Staffs C.C. and the Parish Councils of Kings Bromley and Draycott in the Clay. An article was placed in the Burton Mail describing the developments and includes a comment from Yoxall P.C. 


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 to 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.