Cantley & Branton Parish Council

Parish council meetings

We meet every first Wednesday of the month (except August) in Kilham Hall at 6.30 p.m. The first thirty minutes of the meeting is set aside for public participation. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Next Parish Council Meeting

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Wednesday 2nd February 2022 at 6.30pm at Kilham Hall Meeting Rooms, Kilham Hall, Kilham Lane, Branton, Doncaster, DN3 3PF.  The Agenda will be available here along with the Draft Minutes from January's meeting approximately one week before.  It will also be published on the notice boards.  A schedule of dates for future Parish Council meeting dates and times can be found here

Job Vacancy - Groundsman/Lengthsman/Handyman

Part time, permanent position, seasonal flexibility – 10 hours per week spit over Monday/Wednesday/Friday - From £9.55 per hour with annual increments

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual, ideally coming from a groundsman/maintenance background to join our small and friendly team at Cantley with Branton Parish Council. Reporting to the Clerk/RFO, you will be working a 10 hour week.  We are looking for someone who is adaptable and flexible with a positive "can do" attitude.

You will be carrying out grass cutting, ground maintenance duties, play area checks/maintenance amongst other duties.  A full UK driving licence is essential and a strimmer certificate is ideal however this is not essential as training will be provided.

What we can offer you:

• Enrolment into a pension scheme

• 56 hours holiday per year (inclusive of 8 bank holidays, 9 during 2022 so 59 hours)

• Training development opportunities

Closing Date 28th February 2022 with interviews scheduled to be held during March (potentially via Zoom video conferencing dependent on government guidance), the successful candidate will be required to start on 1st April 2022 or as soon as practicable thereafter.

The Job Description, Person Specification and a List of Tasks included can be found on the links or obtained from the Clerk at 

Please submit an application form (which can be found on our website or obtained from the Clerk) together with a covering letter/email to:

The Clerk

Cantley with Branton Parish Council

c/o Kilham Hall

Kilham Lane






This is a public/customer-facing role, where the statutory English language requirement for public sector workers applies. Cantley with Branton Parish Council is committed to safeguarding and is an equal opportunities employer.

Letter from the Chairman

Dear Residents of Cantley with Branton Parish                                                             

I am writing to you all and hope through our Cantley with Branton Parish Council facebook page, our website, the local community magazines which cover our parish and our notice boards in both Branton and Old Cantley, that you manage to read this. These methods of communication are used on a regular basis in the hope we can keep you informed of events, updates and news.

Cantley with Branton Parish Council (CWBPC) consists of 7 Parish Councillor seats.  I am the only elected Councillor as no one else applied to become a Parish Councillor in April this year, which was the deadline before the election.  The 6 empty seats were filled through co-option which took place in May after the election and we now have a full Parish Council consisting of 4 long term Councillors and 3 new Councillors. The long term Councillors were happy to commit to another term knowing that there was no other resident interested in the role. 

All Councillors volunteer their time for this role and with it, make a 4 year commitment to serve our Parish. We have a new Clerk, Bev Walton, who was employed by CWBPC in March this year to carry out the work for CWBPC and I am sure you will agree, is doing a terrific job.

The Parish Council meets at Kilham Hall meeting rooms on the first Wednesday of every month except August. At this meeting, we have 30 minutes before the meeting convenes for public participation. This allows members of our Parish to raise any concerns they may have regarding our Parish. Once the meeting begins, there is no public participation but residents are welcome to stay. At this meeting there is a strict Agenda which is published 3 clear days before we meet and displayed on our website, on our FB page and on our notice boards. We cover varying subjects from highways, planning, future seasonal events, DMBC updates, maintenance of the Parish including Kilham Hall Park and grounds, setting and monitoring our budget etc. Many of our Councillors take on other responsibilities outside of this meeting and represent our Parish and feedback at our meetings. The Clerk prepares minutes and actions any decisions/resolutions in the month that follows – we are kept up to date with progress and correspondence with daily emails.

I have served on the Parish Council for a long time now and know that every Parish Councillor who has served in my time, has cared for this Parish and tried their best to do the right thing for the benefit of everyone. Currently, all but one Parish Councillor, live in the village of Branton. We all love and care for this Parish and want what is best for the residents who live here. It is important that we receive your feedback, ideas and concerns, we are here to represent all residents and we welcome your thoughts/contributions. We have a number of options available to anyone wishing to air their views on what the Parish Council is doing (good or bad) and encourage you to contact us via our normal channels which will allow us to a) explain our actions, and b) discuss whether we can do anything to address your concerns.   I have listed at the end of this message ways in which you can contact the Parish Council. Every person who contacts CWBPC through these channels with any issue, will receive a response.

In all of our decision making, we act in the very best interest of the Parish, this may not please everyone and we don’t always get it right, but please remember, all Parish Councillors are volunteers with other normal commitments such as families we care for – young and old, work and other volunteering responsibilities. We will endeavour to serve our Parish and with your continued support, ideas and positivity we will do the best job we possibly can.  We have all been through a very difficult time for what is now, nearly 2 years. We all know that by supporting each other the way we have has improved our sense of community, I have neighbours who have become friends and know far more people in our Parish then I did before Covid which is a really positive thing to take from our ‘Covid’ experience. Working together to improve our quality of life and ensure that our Parish remains a wonderful place to live and work is something we can all contribute to,  and so many of you already do.  

On behalf of every Parish Councillor, Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2022.

Michelle Sidebottom

 Michelle Sidebottom, Chairman

Cantley with Branton Parish Council

On behalf of all at the Parish Council 

To contact Cantley with Branton Parish Council please see below:

Bev Walton – Clerk

Email –

Mobile - 07761525584

Website –

Facebook -  @cwbpc

The Clerk works from Kilham Hall Meeting Rooms most week day mornings between approximately 8.15am and 10.45am.

First Wednesday of the month, Public participation starts at 6.30pm till 7pm at the monthly Parish Council meetings held at Kilham Hall Meeting Rooms, Branton.

All members contact details can also be found on our website under Your Parish Council.


The next Litter Pick is scheduled to take place on Saturday 19th February 2022, meeting at Kilham Hall.

Kilham Hall Car Park Update

It has been agreed that the car park will remain open for park users, however as Kilham Hall is open again, when the hall is in use it will be for the hirers use (and their guests) only.  The Parish Council are currently considering permanent signage for the car park to ensure it is clear when the car park can be used.  The car park will open from 9am until 4pm each day, 7 days per week November to March.  This situation will be reviewed at each parish council meeting. 

We ask that you please take care when manoeuvring around the car park and drive at a maximum speed of 5mph. Users are asked to vacate the car park by 6pm to allow for the gates to be locked.

Police Drop In Session

The Police Drop In session on 19th January 2022 at 1.30pm is cancelled due to COVID guidance.  If you have any concerns that you wish to raise with South Yorkshire Police please either do so by reporting them online or alternatively if you email the Clerk she will forward any concerns to the PCSO on your behalf.   The next Drop In Sessions will be held at Kilham Hall Meeting Rooms on  30th March 2022 at 6.30pm and 25th May 2022 at 1.30pm.


In line with government guidelines and DMBC's decison to reopen playgrounds the children's playground and items of equipment at Kilham Hall Park are now open. Please adhere to the guidance contained within the notices in order to protect the health and welfare of all users of the park.


Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) - Photographs of Example


Minutes & Reports

Read our meetings minutes and reports to keep up to date with what`s happening within the Cantley and Branton Parish Council.

Minutes >


Keep up to date with the latest news in the Cantley and Branton Parish, download and read our quarterly Parish Council newsletter.

Newsletters >

In the parish

Useful information about Cantley Poor's Land Trust and the Cantley with Branton Parish, including a nostalgic look back to days gone by.

In the parish >

Kilham Hall Community Centre

Kilham Hall Community Centre on Kilham Lane in Branton opened in November 2009 and was recently refurbished in 2015 to provide a bigger hall..

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Contact Us

If you would like send us your comments or have material which can be added to this website, please contact the Parish Clerk.

Bev Walton

Telephone: 07761 525584