Wentworth Parish is one of the largest rural parishes in Rotherham. It covers the communities of Wentworth, Harley, Nether Haugh and Barley Hole and has a population of approximately 1300 people. Agricultural fields surround the Parish and because of the area’s strong connection with the Fitzwilliam (Wentworth) Estates and Wentworth Woodhouse the area has become a magnet for tourists.
Wentworth Parish Council exists by statute to represent the parishioners interests. It should not be confused with the Parochial Church Council, which is linked to church affairs.
As a body the Parish Council contributes to the protection and improvement of the parish environment and keeps a constant eye on activity that could operate against the interests of the parish and its parishioners e.g. planning applications, traffic matters etc.