Pensitone Resource Centre

Hiring the facilities

You can make general enquiries either by email or phone.
Please use the form on the contact page to email us.

Document downloads

Please also note that if you are hiring these facilities, you must also read and agree to comply with the Emergency Procedures and the Terms and Conditions of hire before a contract can be issued.

Penistone Town Council offers a range of facilities which are often available for hire. Click the headings below to reveal/hide the details.

Please note that information about facilities run by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council is taken directly from their website and although it is correct at the time of writing it is adviseable to check with that site for updates.

Penistone Town Council Offices & St John's Community Centre

St John's Community Centre. The entrance to the Town Clerk's office is on the right.

Situated off Church Street, the Community Centre used to be the old St John's Junior school and is the main building you see when you arrive at the car park. It houses the Council's administrative offices: the Town Clerk, Assistant Clerk and Financial Officer have offices here.

The Community Centre is also a resource for the community and has six rooms available for hire, ranging from the Main Hall at 142m² down to the small Seminar Room at 36m².

The rooms are used frequently for weddings, fairs, society meetings, and as rehearsal rooms for choirs and dancing school.

The premises can be licenced for alcohol sales if required. Please enquire for further details. The centre also has catering facilities including a fully refurbished kitchen.

For more information please download a booking form (left). Please also note that if you are hiring these facilities, you must also read and agree to comply with the Emergency Procedures and the Conditions of hire before a contract can be issued.

All 3 of these documents can be downloaded from the links on the left.

Penistone Town Councl - Resource Centre

The Resource Centre

The Resource Centre is situated on the same site as the Community Centre and is the modern building below the car park.

During the day, the Resource Centre is used by the SureStart group, but in the evenings two rooms are available for hire.

Penistone Paramount

Penistone Paramount

Penistone Paramount Cinema is part-subsidised by Penistone Town Council. It has proved to be highly successful and popular resource for the community and continues to go from strangth to strength, showing recent films and a wide variety of live performances. It is also the home of the Compton Organ, which holds regular recitals.

Further information can be found at the Penistone Paramount website.

Penistone Town Council owns a small number of plots off Wilson Avenue and also recently signed a 125-year lease with Barnsley Council for further land off Berrywell Avenue.

All allotments are currently allocated but please contact us if you wish to be placed on the waiting list.

The Equipment Bank was set up by the Penistone Round Table with support from the Town Council and funding from EPIP and DEFRA. The equipment is available at low cost to community and charity groups, as well as private, not-for-profit hire across the whole of the Penistone East and West area and surrounding districts.

Portable staging, various sized popup tents, inflatable football challenge, generators, floodlights, tables, chairs, large gas BBQ, water boilers, cooking rings, ropes and stakes, trailer, public address system, a disco set and more is available.

Although initiated by the Round Table, booking of the equipment should be made through the Town Council. Please call 01226 370088 for more information.

Household Waste Recycling Centre, Springvale, Penistone, S36 6HH

Also known locally as "The Dumpit", the site is run by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, NOT Penistone Town Council. However, for reference, opening hours are provided below.

Further information along with anything else you need to know about waste and recycling sites and collection in the area can be found on the BMBC website at

Opening times: 1st APRIL to 30th SEPTEMBER

9.00am to 5.00pm

Opening times: 1st OCTOBER to 31st MARCH

9.00am to 4.00pm

Weekly markets are held on Thursdays.

Both are held in the magnificent new award-winning building adjacent to the Tesco car park.

The new Penistone Market Barn is more than just a traditional market, it is a fantastic community venue and available to host a variety of events - witness the very successful Folk Concert in June that has taken place for the last two years and the Christmas Carol Concert early in December 2011. Penistone Town Council is proud of this new venue and is more than happy to see it used as a location for your function. Maybe you're looking for a setting for a Wedding Fayre, Exhibition or Charity Event - we'd love to see you there. Penistone Town Council's Town Services Committee is charged with helping people to use the Market Barn - our offices are on 01226 370088 - just give us a call to run through your ideas

Completed in 2011 and built by Carpenter Oak of Totnes, the market boasts the largest public oak frame in the country. Against strong competition from other projects such as the £15.3 million Sheffield Crucible theatre refurbishment and the new £18 million Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SITRaN) building, the market won the South Yorkshire and Humber LABC Building Excellence Awards.

You can read more about the construction of this historic building project on the special page on the Carpenter Oak website.

Stallholders info - Thursday Market

You can call Penistone Market direct on 01226 370084 on market days, but you can also call the Central Markets Office on 01226 772238. Their office hours are Mon - Sat 8.30 am to 5.00pm, Sun 6.00 am to 1.30 pm. Alternatively, you can email them at

Rates are currently £10 - £15 for the day.

More information about markets including new traders information can be found on the Barnsley MBC website at

Penistone Country Market

The Country Market is held every Thursday, 10.00 am - 12.00 noon in St John's Community Centre.

It sells homemade cakes, savouries, fresh locally produced meals, award winning meats, vegetables, fruits and plants. Also honey, jams, eggs, preserves and pickles. There is also a craft section providing handmade cards, silk painting, jewellery, woodworking, handmade leather goods, locally produced beeswax candles and material crafts.

There is also a cafe, toilet facilities and hamper can be delivered locally as part of the national scheme provided by Country Markets.

For more information please see the website:

High Street, Penistone Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 6BR
Telephone: 01226 762313
There is no dedicated website but there is a page of information available on the Barnsley Council website:

Situated at the top of High Street towards St John's school, the library offers a variety of services including: book displays; CDs; DVDs; photocopier; information; children's books; local history; tourist information; local cinema and theatre information; internet access; scanning and printing facilities.

Books may be renewed by phone, in person on online. To renew online go and click the My Account link halfway down the page. You will need the numerical barcode for your account found on your library card.

Readers' Group

A thriving Reader's Group meets meets once a fortnight on a Monday between 2.00pm and 3.00pm.

Local History

Also available is the Dransfield Collection of local history material which includes almanacs, parish magazines and graveyard inscriptions and Dransfield's own annotated copy of his "A History of the Parish of Penistone" book along with his original scrapbooks.

Please note that the the Biltcliffe Collection of local photographs is now stored at the Central Archives in Barnsley.

Internet access

Public internet access PCs are available in Pensitone library (and all Barnsley libraries) via a high speed broadband network. Members of the public are also able to access web mail, Microsoft Office packages, scanners and printing facilities. Sessions are available for a maximum of two hours per person per day and the last session ends 15 minutes before the library closes.

Please contact Penistone Library to confirm times of classes, groups etc.

Free Online Reference Resource

Barnsley Libraries provides free Online Reference Resources for adults and children. You can read more at


The Mi Card concession scheme was discontinued on 31st March 2017.

From 1 April 2017, if you live in South Yorkshire and are under 16, you are eligible for a MegaTravel Pass. The MegaTravel Pass entitles pass holders to concessionary travel on bus, tram and train in South Yorkshire. No pass means you could pay full fare. More information can be found here:

NB UNLIKE THE MI CARD THIS CAN NOT ISSUED FROM PENISTONE LIBRARY. Please use the above link to find out how to obtain the pass.

Penistone Library Opening Times

Please check with the library for days of opening during holiday periods such as banks holidays or see the library news on the Barnsley Council website at

Day Opening Times
Monday 0900 – 1800
Tuesday 0900 – 1700
Wednesday 0900 – 1200
Thursday 0900 – 1900
Friday 0900 – 1700
Saturday 0930 – 1200
Sunday Closed