Yoxall Parish Council

Yoxall Parish Council

 
Yoxall Parish Council

Welcome to Yoxall Parish Council's website.

Following relaxation of the COVID guidelines, the number of cases in Staffordshire is rising. 

                               THEREFORE, PLEASE REMEMBER TO 

- Wash your hands.

- Keep your distance.

- Stay alert.

- Control the virus.

- Save lives.

 

AND BEWARE OF SCAMMERS.

We have received an advice from Staffs
Police of a scam circulating whereby COVID vaccinations are being offered for a fee.

Please note that there will never be a charge made for vaccination. If you receive such an email, ignore it!

 

 

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 December 2nd 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.

Achievements in 2021.

- Successful liaison with Highways England to research an alternative diversion route when the A38/A50 are closed. 

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

  

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 now been updated and is ready for printing. Funds have been secured to enable a new folder to be produced and the Parish Council has also made funds available.

”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.