Yoxall Parish Council

Yoxall Parish Council


Welcome to Yoxall Parish Council's website.



It is with great sadness to report that David Hall, Parish Councillor passed away on the 3rd July. David has been a valuable member and Vice Chair of the Parish Council for many years. He will be greatly missed. Our condolences go to his wife Sue at this most difficult time.


Comprehensive information, including copies of newsletters produced by the local COVID Group Are available in the "News section" of the website.

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 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 in Staffordshire over the age of 5 who is showing symptoms or coronavirus can 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.

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.

Despite the easing of lockdown measures on the 4th July, every time you go out, you increase the risk of Coronavirus spreading. Remember to keep your distance, wash your hand, think of others and play your part.



The NHS has warned about leaving bottles of alcohol based hand sanitising gel in cars. Reports have been received alerting everyone to the fact that a hand sanitiser has been the cause of fire when left in a vehicle in hot weather.

The sanitiser gel over-heated causing flammable vapours to be released, eventually reaching the “flashpoint” and igniting, setting fire to flammable components in the car..

It is important that all hand sanitising gels are removed from motor vehicles when un-attended.



Sad times!

In addition to maintaining essential local services, the Parish Council will always spend parishioners’ money wisely. Over the past two years, the Parish Council has been developing Goose Green for the benefit of everyone in our lovely village. The PC also provides lovely plants for the tubs dotted around the village.

It is regret to report that people using the new tables in Goose Green are leaving large quantities of litter when the bins are full to overflowing, instead of taking beer cans and bottles, pizza boxes and other rubbish home.

On 30th June, young girls were allegedly seen removing plants from the tubs near the Crown public house and stuffing them into bags, presumably for personal use. Fortunately they were prevented from taking the plants away by a parishioner and asked to re-plant them. Hopefully the plants will survive, else the Parish Council will have to spend money to replace the plants at a time when Parish Council income has fallen significantly.



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.





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 formal meetings have been suspended until further notice. 

The July meeting was held using the Zoom facility funded by the Parish Council. A decision has not yet been taken re. fruit meetings, the next due to be held in September.

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 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.


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"




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.