Yoxall Parish Council

Yoxall Parish Council

 

Community & Services

Whether you are a new or existing resident, or just a casual visitor, we hope you enjoy what we have to offer and find the following information useful. Further details including all relevant telephone numbers are kept up to date on our two main Notice Boards adjacent to the Golden Cup and the Crown public houses, situated on the main road through the village.

We have a monthly Parish Magazine called the Fisherman which is packed with information.

 

St. Peter's Church, Main Street.

At the centre of the village stands this Anglican Church built around 1200 AD. A pleasant walk through the churchyard brings you to the peaceful cemetery. The Rectory is on the right hand side as you walk up Savey Lane, off main Street.

 

St. Francis De Sales Chapel, Wood Lane.

Situated on the left hand side of the A515, some 2/3 of a mile as you travel North from Yoxall village and originally called St. Pauls. This chapel was built in 1794 and is one of 13 chapels in Staffordshire covered by the Catholic Relief Act of 1791.

 

Parish Hall.

Situated in King Street and opened in 1905 by the then Lady Burton. The Parish Hall offers a wide range of activities including craft fairs, harvest lunches, concerts and exhibitions. 

The Parish Council also meets in the Parish Hall and public are welcome to attend.

There are many local groups which use the facility, full details of which can be found in the Village Directory.

The Hall can also be hired for functions such as weddings, birthdays, lectures and demonstrations. A full kitchen facility is available and full details of how to hire this facility can be found under the section of the website entitles Parish hall.

 

Yoxall Health Centre, Savey Lane.

Situated on the right hand side of Savey Lane, our health centre has a full complement of doctors, nurses and admin. staff.

 

St. Peter's School.

Our Primary School caters for approximately 140 children from the local community. It also accommodates a wide range of activities such as the Cubs, Guldes and Scouts. 

Yoxall is in the catchment area for the John Taylor High School, Barton-under-Needwood.

 

Humpty Dumpty Day Nurseries, Woodhouses.

Caring for children from 6 weeks old to school age and offering full-time ar part time supervision 51 weeks of the year, plus structured holiday play schemes.

 

Public Spaces.

Apart from the many walking opportunities, you may wish to visit our open spaces. Entering the village from Kings Bromley and at the Southern end is Milne Holme Pingle. Situated alongside the River Trent, this is a 300 year old meadow on the site of an old Toll House, and is being developed with meadow plants and appropriate trees.

Further into the village on the right-hand side lies Swarbourn Meadow and at the junction of the A515 with Town Hill Road, lies Goose Green. Both these areas are currently being developed into environmentally friendly areas, which in due course will house a range of facilities for use by the public.

Ferrers Field, to the West of the  village, accessed via Ferrers Road offers a range of recreational facilities.

 

A walk around Yoxall.

Commencing at The Golden Cup walk South on Main Street with the church on your right. Look for the Insurance Plaques high on Forge Cottage and Little Croft, on your left and further on pass Tudor House. On reaching the Crown Inn on your right, turn left into Town Hill. Before you cross the River Swarbourn, you will see the entrance to Goose Green, a public area beside the river and which is currently being developed by the Parish Council to provide improved leisure facilities for villagers and visitors alike.

Cross the road and walk over the bridge, turning right into Browns Lane by the Old Manor Lodge. Follow Browns Lane for about 100 years, cross a stile bt a farm gate; continue to another stile and walk to the top of the field beyond. Pass through a pedestrian gate and after a few yards, climb up to Jerusalem Hill viewing platform using the steps cut into the bank. From here you can enjoy commanding views over Yoxall village as well as Lichfield Cathedral spires and Cannock Chase.

Retrace your steps to the Browns lane stile and turn left onto the field boundary footpath towards the river. Cross the river at the Bond End Bridge and at the main road, turn right towards the village. On your left, pass The Hollies and The Rookery. On your right is Swarbourn Meadow which is also being developed as a public amenity by the Parish Council. Take the next road on your left - FerrersRoad - and follow it via a slight right/left zig-zag uo to Ferrers Field Recreational Area.  Follow the footpath at the lower right-hand corner of the field through to Savey Lane and turn right. A few yards further on and just before the Health Centre, cross the lane and follow the path to the village cemetery. Take the path through the cemetery down to St. Peters Church. At the church, another path on your left leads you to King Street almost opposite the Parish Hall. Turn left and pass St. Peters School and Reeve End Cottage, turning left into Hadley Street.

A short distance along Hadley Street is what is known as The Old Store notable for the fact that the original Victorian interior is now housed in the Staffordshire Museum at Shugborough. Continue along Hadley Street to School Green and Thimble Hall. Take the footpath on the right which brings you out onto the Sports Ground. Follow the perimeter of the field anti-clockwise for a few yards and take the footpath on your right across agricultural land down to the main road North of the village. Cross over the road and turn left into Alexandra Drive. Keeping to the right-hand side of the Drive, you will come to a footpath. Walk down the footpath until you reach Victoria Street. Turn right, but note Stair Bridge some 50 yards on your left. If you decide to take a look at the bridge, retrace your steps back to where you entered Victoria Street and walk along the street, back to the starting point at The Golden Cup.