Yoxall Parish Council

Yoxall Parish Council

 
Yoxall Parish Council

Welcome to Yoxall Parish Council's website.

*Covid update.

The expected further relaxation of the guidelines has not happened due to the increased number of COVID cases in recent weeks. There are however some minor amendments. See below and continue to follow the guidelines wherever possible.

1. All children have returned to primary and secondary schools. Secondary school children no longer have to wear masks in classrooms or corridors. University students have also returned to campus with face to face teaching allowed.

2. Groups can meet outdoors in groups of up to 30 people. The ban on hugging someone from another household is lifted but please be cautious.

3. Six people or 2 households can meet indoors. Overnight stays with people not in your household or support bubble are allowed.

4. CARE HOMES - Those living in care homes are allowed to go on trips outside the home with friends and family without having to self-isolate after. Up to 5 visitors allowed.

5. WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS - The cap of 30 on wedding ceremonies has been lifted. Social distancing must apply and dancing is still banned.
Funerals are no longer limited to 30 people. Venues will set limits based on capacity.

6. SPORTS - Outdoor facilities have reopened, to include tennis and basketball courts, golf courses and outdoor swimming pools. Organised grassroots sports such as football can resume for both children and adults. Spectators are allowed back in stadia with a limited capacity.

7. PUBS, RESTAURANTS AND CAFES can serve customers indoors but the rule of 6 still applies. Customers must be served at their tables.

8. SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION, HOTELS, HOSTELS AND B&B’s including campsites have reopened.

9. INDOOR ENTERTAINMENT such as cinemas, museums and soft play centres have reopened. Performances and large events can restart in theatres, sports stadiums and business conferences, with caps on audience numbers.

10. FOREIGN HOLIDAYS can resume although quarantine-free travel is limited to a small number of destinations.

11. ADULT INDOOR GROUP SPORTS AND EXERCISE CLASSES can restart.

12. MASS TESTING is available and everyone is encouraged to have 2 tests per week.

 

REMEMBER 

- Wash your hands.

- Keep your distance.

- Stay alert.

- Control the virus.

- Save lives.

 

 

 

BACKGROUND TO THIS SITE.


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 can confirm that 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 is scheduled for July 1st 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.

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 for 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. 

- Delivery of 80 Christmas food hampers to local residents.

 

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 is currently being updated. A skeleton version is available. Funds have been secured to enable a new folder to be designed.

”Have you recently moved to the village? Do you know someone who has? If so and you would like a copy, please contact the Parish Clerk.