News 2017-10-08T14:14:45+00:00


Welcome to the future of Bawtry!
A public exhibition at the Bawtry Methodist Church Hall on Wednesday 13th December, open between 2 pm and 9 pm.

Tea and coffee will be available.

Do you live or work in Bawtry?
Do you care about the future of Bawtry?
Do you feel that your views about Bawtry are ignored?


Then you need to see this exhibition. It’s about the Neighbourhood Plan we’re making. If that Plan is supported by the majority of Bawtry residents, it will become part of planning law. So it will steer our town’s future. We’ll be showing a first draft of the Plan – we’ll be showing you Bawtry’s future.

A steering group, set up by Bawtry Town Council and including members from across the community, has been busy putting the Plan together. We have consulted very widely – but did we hear you clearly? Have we got it right? The Plan needs to be what you want. We need to hear from everyone, of all ages – including young people, people with young families and people who are retired.
Please don’t miss your chance to tell us what you think. If you don’t come you might regret it in a few years time because Bawtry may not be like you think it should be!

Come to the exhibition and have your say about our future!


Come & Celebrate with us – Illuminate 2017


You are invited to join us on Sunday 19th November from 4pm

The event will start with a candle lighting service at St Helena’s Church, Austerfield. Followed by a Lantern Parade through Bawtry.

There will be entertainment provided by the Phoenix Theatre and the Quirky Choir at the Civic Service in St Nicholas’ Church, Bawtry and a drinks reception with guest speakers at The Crown Hotel, Bawtry

Reserve you tickets or to find out more about this event email: 


Meeting of the Bawtry Community Forum at the Crown Hotel on Wednesday 6th September 2017 at 7 pm.

Bawtry Councillors want to try to make the Town Council more representative of, and responsive to, its electorate. The public get to select councillors at election time, and are always able to attend Council meetings, but few chose to do so. Our meeting minutes are available for inspection online ( and at the Library  but they are not the best way of finding out what is going on.

The Community Forum,  consists of the Town Council, individual residents and  existing community groups or associations that wish to participate. At the Forum, Councillors and the Clerk will explain how the Council works, what it can do, and what it cannot do. We hope the public will tell us what we should do.

If you want to influence the future of Bawtry, you should attend this meeting.

Refreshments will be available, and the meeting will close by 9 pm.