Yoxall Parish Council

Yoxall Parish Council

Yoxall Parish Council

Welcome to Yoxall Parish Council's website.

Covid update.

In these difficult times, please follow the guidelines and restrict contact wherever possible.

With effect from 12th April some further relaxations of the rules will apply. Full details of the road map are listed below.

1. All children have returned to primary and secondary schools. Secondary pupils to wear masks in the classrooms. University students may return to campus if they need access to special equipment. A formal return to universities is currently scheduled for May 17.

2. Groups will be able to meet outside including in private gardens. Up to 6 people from different households can congregate - or 2 full households. The latter rule will allow reunions for larger families. The stay at home order is lifted.

3. CARE HOMES - Residents will now be able to have two regular, named visitors. They will be able to hold hands but not hug or kiss.

4. WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS - More wedding ceremonies will be allowed with a maximum of 15 people. The requirement “exceptional circumstances” is dropped. Funeral are still limited to 30 people.

5. SPORTS - outdoor facilities can reopen, 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.

6. ALL NON ESSENTIAL SHOPS will be allowed to reopen, as will hairdressers, beauty salons and gyms.

7. PUBS, RESTAURANTS AND CAFES can reopen for outdoor service only.

8. SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION including campsites can reopen but not hotels and B&Bs.

9. SHOP OPENING HOURS. Shops will be allowed to open until 10.00 p.m. 6 days per week.

10. PUBLIC BUILDINGS can reopen along with outdoor attractions such as theme parks and zoos.

11. CLOTHES SHOPS will be allowed to reopen their changing rooms.

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



1. Contact is to be kept to an absolute minimum.

2. Everyone is still encouraged to work from home wherever possible.

3. Only essential travel permitted. Overseas travel is still not permitted unless supported by documentation outlining a valid reason.



- Wash your hands.

- Keep your distance.

- Stay local.

- Stay alert.

- Control the virus.

- Save lives.






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. All members of the local community are welcome to attend BUT PLEASE SEE BELOW.

Due to Covid-19, Parish Council meetings are currently being held by Zoom.

This year's Annual Parish Meeting and Annual General meeting will also be held via zoom. They are scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 6th commencing at 7.30 p.m. 

Any resident wishing to participate must inform that Parish Clerk at least 3 days prior to the date of 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 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.