Yoxall Parish Council

Yoxall Parish Council


Welcome to Yoxall Parish Council's website.


The Parish Council sincerely hopes that all parishioners stay safe and well in these difficult times. There are a number of initiatives that have been started to support the local community, for which we are all extremely grateful. For full details, including copies of newsletters produced by the COVID Group please click on the "News section" of the website.

A community group, Yoxall Community Response to COVID 19 has been established with "meetings" held virtually using confer-calls given the current lockdown as a result of the epidemic. The link to the Group is: www.facebook.com/groups/24090870413180/?ref=share

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. There is a wealth of information available. You can also go to NHS.UK 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 -



In addition to essential workers, anyone in Staffordshire over the age of 5 who is showing symptoms or coronavirus can now request a test to confirm whether they have the virus or not.

To request a test, go to www.self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk

Or phone 119.

 Additionally, 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.

Only leave your home if it is essential (shopping for food or exercise) Every time you go out, you increase the risk of Coronavirus spreading. In any event, keep your distance to at least 2 metres.

Volunteers from the Yoxall COVID -19 Action Group are on hand to support all residents who find themselves in isolation.



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.

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"



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.

HOWEVER, due to the current CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK,Parish Council meetings have been suspended until further notice. More information will follow as the situation improves.

In normal times 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 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.


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 (when the current coronavirus epidemic has passed) -

Click on the Community and Services heading in the Menu Bar.