Five Minutes With… Worksop College

Posted on September 7, 2020

Five Minutes With Dr John Price, headmaster of Worksop College Based across two sites in the middle of beautiful North Nottinghamshire countryside, the independent school educates children aged 2-18, offering day, flexi-boarding and full boarding places. And as the school gets ready to re-open its doors, Dr Price reflects on lockdown and how staff, families and pupils have managed. “I’ve been incredibly impressed,” said Dr Price. “We resumed teaching online in the summer term, with face-to-face lessons and a full programme from 8.30am-4pm every day. “The way staff and pupils adapted was amazing. “We had everything from online assemblies and sports tuition to music lessons and cookery. “In many ways, lockdown taught us all to think differently and allowed us to be creative – that’s incredibly positive.” The school has seen a significant increase in enquires over the last six months, with some pupils even joining part way through the
Be social but distant As our children head back to school and resume their educations it is a great time to catch up with friends and family, socially distanced of course. Since reopening, the town’s upmarket bars, cafes and restaurants have been packed, with many being fully booked each day. Having all successfully adapted to give customers complete peace of mind, many have managed to incorporate wonderful outdoors spaces and our leading luxury Crown Hotel has also undergone a huge exterior face lift and refurbished its popular bar and reception area. Feel good factor The Government has promoted the benefits of looking after our health and wellbeing so there has never been a better time to visit Bawtry’s very own friendly community gym and family run health shop and therapy centre who can give you all the help and advice you need to keep you motivated and on track. A

Five Minutes With… Chapman Physiotherapy

Posted on August 26, 2020

Five minutes with Vicky Chapman of Chapman Physiotherapy So a fall from an ex-racehorse last week that has left her struggling to lift her right arm was not particularly welcome. Especially at a time when all hands are on deck post lockdown and she has a full caseload, so there’s no chance of any treatment for herself. 2020 has been a challenge to Chapman Physiotherapy like no other. Buoyed by the furlough scheme, they decided that they could not deem themselves an essential service and closed the practice days before it became compulsory. Their NHS first contact assessment service continued over the telephone and Vicky managed it herself throughout lockdown. It was an interesting time, patients were so grateful for any assistance; and for some, it was clear that loneliness was a major factor too. The Bawtry Retail Association shared their services across social media and ensured that they were not forgotten. However the

Five Minutes With… Bawtry Natural Health

Posted on August 24, 2020

Five Minutes With Jolene Faruqi of Bawtry Natural Health The couple live in Bessacarr with their three teenage daughters – Lexi, 14, Alex, 15 and 16-year-old Mia – and two house rabbits, and own Bawtry Natural Health at South Parade in Bawtry. The business offers a therapy centre and shop to cater for all aspects of health and well-being. Jolene, aged 44, explained all about their company: “We’ve had the shop for five years. “We bought a business which had been here for 17 years before that. “When we took over we initially just got to know the business and the clients. “Taz has been an Amatsu Therapist for 22 years and after a long-standing interest in nutrition, qualified as a registered nutritional therapist in 2017. Having run successful clinics in London and Doncaster, Taz has amassed a wealth of experience treating a variety of conditions from structural problems (back, neck,
Five minutes with Bev Griffiths of Equine Dreams of Bawtry Bev is aged 49 and has created her vision at the site of the former Horseworld at North View, Bawtry Road in Tickhill. Doncaster born and bred, she is the single mum of 27-year-old Deana and has a five-year-old granddaughter called Sophia Rose, who she calls her rock. Deana is a nurse, but does help her mum out if she is needed. Bev says: “My granddaughter lives and breathes this place. “She’s properly on the ball, considering how young she is and what she knows.” The business, which has been established for eight years, is not only a riding school, but also offers alpaca trekking, ponies, miniature ponies, donkeys, rare sheep, rabbits, a petting area, a friendly zebra and even a unicorn, which hosts its own parties and even visits nursing homes. Bev says: “I’ve always ridden since I was
Five minutes with Sarah White, owner of The Little Deli and Bawtry Eye Academy Sarah, aged 50, is a mum of two daughters – Megan, aged 17, and 13-year-old Maddison – and the three live in the market town of Crowle. As well as running her own businesses, all in Bawtry, Sarah is also the vice-chairman of the Bawtry Retail Association. She says: I started my working life in the opticians which I had been involved in since I was 19. I decided to start up on my own and opened the Bawtry Eye Academy at Dower House Square in 2013, so I am seven years in. I took on the deli in 2016, as it was next door and I really loved it. It’s gone from strength to strength and has now moved to the former Tasting Note on the High Street. The Little Deli was open all the

Bawtry Unlocked

Posted on July 10, 2020

It’s been a long few months for Bawtry with many of our businesses having to wait a few weeks extra to be able to open their doors to their lovely customers. Now though, many of our retailers and businesses including our fantastic bars & restaurants have been able to safely welcome people back. It has been great to see the town coming to life again. Of course, we eagerly await further updates on our nail & beauty salons and gyms, but hope that it won’t be too long until they can reopen too. Whilst the lockdown has been far from ideal, businesses in the town have taken the opportunity to spruce up their shop fronts, do some internal renovations and re-fits and give their businesses a little TLC now that the time has permitted. The Crown Hotel has undergone a huge exterior face lift and its popular bar & reception
The Crown Hotel in Bawtry in ‘unlocking’ lockdown and has not stood still since the start of the pandemic lockdown in March. Original redevelopment plans for 2020 were brought forward and directors Craig Dowie and Jason Cooper saw the opportunity to do the work while the hotel was closed. The front of the hotel has been rendered and new signage installed back to the original Crown Hotel & Posting House. Inside, the bar and reception areas have been decorated to match the development of the Hogarth suite and lounge earlier in 2020. New bar stools and chandeliers are also in place ready for the hotel bar opening on the 4th July. Craig Dowie Managing Director commented “The hard work is now done. We still have the outside seating area to do for eating and drinking, and we also need to add the exterior canopies, but we are almost there.”. The

Lockdown feature

Posted on June 30, 2020

1: Speaking in terms of our locality, what do you regard as the most challenging aspect of the long lockdown – and why? There are many difficulties with the extended lockdown, it’s been a struggle to be unable to even walk down the street without fear of infection. As members of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC), we have found it challenging to miss out on some of our more physical activities such as fieldcraft. Also, despite the continuing virtual parades, keeping up with friendships, events and projects (or even missing them completely) has been a challenge. 2: What good things do you think arose because of the crisis and the lockdown? Despite some negatives, there are undeniably many positives that have been created by the lockdown. A sense of community and understanding has been created. Many are now taking the time to go outside, take a break from the

Flushed with success!

Posted on March 3, 2020

The toilets were forced to be closed due to persistent vandalism. The Town Council (BTC) made the difficult decision to close the facilities and return them to DMBC. They have remained abandoned for over 3 years. The group have big plans for these small buildings including a Heritage, Information & Visitor centre, and adult changing facilities. They are excited to repurpose one of the first buildings many people see when entering Bawtry. Chair of the Bawtry Heritage Group Cllr. Rachael Blake says “the buildings are located in the conservation area of Bawtry and its prominent position makes it the ideal choice for a Heritage & Visitor centre.” The group, in conjunction with the other supporting parties, are looking into various funding streams and will be looking for practical and financial support from local people. Ross Jarvie Chair of the BRA states “I hope that this project will be a bit
  The wonderful market town of Bawtry near Doncaster has long been a mecca for shoppers who enjoy the independent shopping experience, but the advent of the internet and the ease this brings, has meant that retailers in the town are more than ever in need of support from the local community. With visitor numbers to the town declining retailers in the town want to remind people just what they offer and that without their support the town may struggle to survive which will ultimately mean your local shops will be gone.  Ross Jarvie, Chair of Bawtry Retail Association commented; “Some businesses are beginning to consider their long-term future in the town and that is incredibly disheartening. They really do need your support so why not avoid the crowds, the chain stores, the internet and the pressure of Christmas shopping and choose Bawtry as your shopping destination.   Not only
Purple Tuesday 2019 Ross Jarvie and cllr Racheal Blake
Purple Tuesday on Tuesday 12th November 2019 is a day dedicated to changing the customer experience for disabled people and the market town of Bawtry, South Yorkshire is participating with many of its retailers embracing the concept. This is the second year that the town has encouraged its retailers to get on board and 2019 is set to be even more successful with more participants who have thought about ways in which they can support this international initiative. “It’s great to see so many of the businesses in our town supporting this and I am sure it will make a real difference,” said Ross Jarvie Chair Bawtry Retail Association. “As the festive season approaches, we hope the day will show what a community-driven town Bawtry is and how it is inclusive for so many to enjoy all that we offer.” In the UK, the Purple Pound – the consumer spending
A leading Yorkshire designer fashion boutique Robinsons of Bawtry hosted their 26th annual charity fashion show on Sunday 6th October 2019 at the hugely popular China Rose Cantonese Restaurant Bawtry and made a show-stopping return after taking a well-earned sabbatical in 2018. A highlight of the social calendar the event showcased the boutiques Autumn/Winter collections from some of the leading designer brands including Balmain, Ralph Lauren, Moschino, Belstaff, Hugo Boss, True Religion, Emporio Armani and Mulberry bought to life by models, with amazingly choreographed scenes, from Blake Models and for the first time junior models strutted  the catwalk from The Dance Space Bawtry. Silver glitter Showgirls greeted the guests who set the tone of glamour and glitz for the occasion with several guests deciding to boast glitter moustaches in memory of the boutique’s original owner Tony Robinson, who sadly passed away last year, and created the event in memory of his first wife who
Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry
Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry, one of the country’s premier caravan retailers, has marked a special anniversary in its history with the first release of three hundred spaces on their newly converted 10-acre storage site adjacent to the current facility. The late Derek Smith would have reached the grand old age of 90 on 22nd October 2019, and the spaces will be released on that date with a further 500 to follow by the end of the year. “We are proud of our family heritage and that those ties still run through the business today,” said Jon Goulden Chairman Yorkshire Caravans. “Honouring this special event in our history by extending our business operations and sharing our ongoing success seemed a fitting way to honour Derek and the legacy that he has left.” Derek joined his father in the business in 1950 and was affectionately known as ‘Mr Smith’. He was also famous for
The Team at Bawtry Hall are thrilled and delighted after the venue was named in the top Most Spectacular Yorkshire Wedding Venues by the Yorkshire Post. The article which was published on the 5th October, covers eight of the best wedding venues in Yorkshire, included are also Grantley Hall, The Grand at York and Rise Hall.  Katey Dent of Bawtry Hall commented “We are absolutely thrilled to be included in this fabulous group of wedding venues. The Hall has almost been open now for two years and the team’s hard work is paying off. We have carved our niche in the exclusive use wedding market and have couples travelling miles to hire Bawtry Hall as their special day venue – because is it simply beautiful.” The Yorkshire Post approached Bawtry Hall as they were looking for the most exquisite venues – from small, simple, intimate nuptials to huge, opulent statement celebration venues.
Chinese culture is peppered with festivals which celebrate special dates in the calendar. One is the ‘Chongyang’ which falls on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month (7th October) and since 1989 has been the day on which Chinese people celebrate their elders with a festival of food, drink and outings. With this in mind, the highly acclaimed China Rose Cantonese restaurant, located in the picturesque market town of Bawtry near Doncaster, once again opened its doors to pensioners in the town to enjoy a celebratory lunch, complete with entertainment, all completely free of charge. “Chongyang is a very important festival in our calendar and this will be the fifth time we have hosted such an event and invited the local pensioners to celebrate with us in the town where we have had our restaurant for over 30 years,” commented Carly Hui Restaurant Manager China Rose. “We welcomed a

Bawtry Christmas Time Returns For 2019

Posted on October 10, 2019

An annual Christmas event that takes place in the picturesque market town of Bawtry, near Doncaster, is set to draw even more visitors this year with an even bigger and brighter event on Sunday 24th November 2019 from 12 noon to 6pm. Hosting the event for the sixth year, the town’s retail association has been putting plans in place to attract even more visitors whilst retaining many favourites such as the unveiling of Womack’s Christmas Window, the fun fair rides and its craft and food stalls, in addition to the portfolio of shops, cafes and restaurants that grace the town. “This is our sixth event and the team have been working hard to ensure that our Bawtry Christmas Time 2019 event is full of festive cheer and has lots for all ages to enjoy,” said Ross Jarvie, Bawtry Retail Association. “Over forty stalls and catering outlets will cluster in the Market
National Fitness Awards - Bawtry Gym
Bawtry Gym has been shortlisted in the National Fitness Awards, the UK’s biggest free-to-enter fitness awards and are in the running for a prestigious national award. The club has been shortlisted in the Northern Gym Of The Year in the awards which are this year celebrating their tenth birthday. The annual event recognises excellence and achievement in gyms throughout the country with shortlisted facilities being as far north as Elgin and as far south as Devon. The awards are organised by Script Events in conjunction with leading fitness industry magazine Workout, with support from headline sponsor Service Sport, and in each category up to seven finalists have been selected, who will now go through to the next stage of the judging process where they will be out to impress by showcasing first hand the great work going on in their clubs. This stage involves a visit to each finalist by a member of the awards team
Robinsons Bawtry Ralph Lauren Dress
Robinsons Ladieswear Manager Laura Pinder wearing the boutique’s most popular dress of the season by Polo Ralph Lauren – A popular ladies and gents designer fashion boutique is enjoying a summer of success with its most successful summer season to date! Robinsons of Bawtry has seen one of its SS19 Ladies dresses outsell its previous bestseller, the Moschino Piano Dress from its AW14 collection, by nearly double. “The Polo Ralph Lauren sleeveless, pleated midi dress has been a huge hit this season and our customers have loved its bold and bright colour features resulting in us having to place many repeat orders” said Wendy Jones Robinsons Bawtry. “When our Ladieswear Manager Laura wore the dress to work one day we even had two friends come in and both left with the same dress – in fact the last two we had in stock.” In addition to the success of the
A prestigious and award-winning health & beauty salon in the bustling market town of Bawtry near Doncaster is celebrating a milestone anniversary – 20 years of ownership by leading beauty therapist Lisa Lawson from Retford. Lisa Lawson (Centre) pictured with past & present staff House of Lindsey first opened its doors over forty-four years ago by Doreen Bramley when it was one of only six DECLEOR accredited salons in the UK, an iconic brand which the salon is delighted to still have today.  As a newly qualified beauty therapist Lisa left for Greece with the aspiration of working on Cruise Ships however, she missed home too much and soon returned to the UK and joined the House of Lindsey team.  After 7 years, and at the age of just 25 years Lisa, also affectionately known as Margaret due to another colleague with the same name,  was offered the opportunity to
Bawtry Market Hill Parking

Your chance to help improve Bawtry!

Posted on March 21, 2019

Market Hill Funding Campaign – Enhancing Bawtry’s historic town centre. Bawtry is a small market town, the historic centre of which is dominated by a rather ‘ugly’ car parking arrangement that, necessarily, has to serve as a shared vehicular/pedestrian space. The car park is essential for the town’s viability, as no suitable alternative provision can be found, but its presence detracts from the attractiveness of the central conservation area. The town is also rich in history dating back to the Roman times and a recently formed Heritage Group aims to bring that rich history alive again. There is currently a small Heritage Centre within the Community Library and a Heritage Trail is being created, which includes the market cross on Market Hill. The Town Council is proposing to carry out improvement works to the central Market Hill area but the lack of alternative parking, together with financial constraints, limit what
Celebrating ten years since the Jones family took ownership of the boutique founded by the late Tony Robinson in 1986, Russell and Wendy Jones along with their son James have guided the store into a new era positioning it as one of the most popular designer fashion boutiques for ladies wear and menswear in the North of England. “It’s been a great ten years and we are really not sure where the time has gone,” said Russell Jones Robinsons of Bawtry. “We feel that we have made a real difference to the boutiques brand portfolio, have increased its client base considerably and as we enter our second decade already have some exciting new additions in place.” A selection of ‘mini me’ children’s wear across brands such as Hackett, True Religion, Ralph Lauren and Hugo Boss has recently been introduced in store along with a Junior Robinsons Club where registered members

Bawtry Fashion Week Returns for 2019

Posted on March 4, 2019

ANOTHER AMAZING BAWTRY FASHION WEEK PLANNED FOR 2019! To be updated with the latest, keep an eye on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bawtryretailassociation/   What do London, Paris, Milan and Bawtry all have in common? Their fashion weeks of course! And this year, the annual Bawtry Fashion Week, hosted by Bawtry Retail Association (BRA) is packed full of events, offers and showcases as the towns independent businesses support the popular initiative. Launched in 2013 by the BRA, the aim of the event is to promote the importance of shopping on the local high street and supporting he local economy, whilst also highlighting the array of top fashion brands available in the town. This year’s event will take place between Monday 18th and Sunday 24th  March and a glittering schedule is beginning to emerge as to what visitors during that time can enjoy. “Bawtry is a real mecca for people who love fashion and enjoy the shopping and
If you are looking to become one of the 555,000 people that currently own a touring caravan, or you are looking to replace or upgrade your existing one, a trip to the Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry Annual Spring Show is a must with a host of ‘not to be missed’ exclusive offers and an experienced team on hand to ensure they deliver an unrivalled customer experience.   Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry, based on the outskirts of Doncaster, the oldest and largest independent retailer of caravans, awnings and leisure accessories in the UK, will host their 8th annual show between Saturday 9th and Sunday 17th March 2019 showcasing all the latest models from leading manufacturers Swift, Bailey and Coachman plus showcasing a huge display of pre-owned caravans on their 34-acre site. “Making such an investment comes down to personal choice and individual requirements and our expert team are able to guide buyers
Thousands of visitors flocked to the picturesque market town of Bawtry, near Doncaster, to enjoy the delights of its Christmas Spectacular which took place on the 25th November 2018.   For the fifth year in a row, the Christmas event saw the town’s retail association host another stunning festive celebration. Enveloping the towns main street and quaint courtyards with stalls, fairground rides and a visit from Father Christmas and his elves. The community came together and celebrated as a whole. The streets of Bawtry were filled with live music, festive spirits, fun and laughter, with additional visits from Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s Polar Bear Santa, Donny Dog and Santa Paws. Christmas Cheer All Around Bawtry “We had an absolutely amazing day and want to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who played their part in making it so special for all our visitors including our sponsors & supporters: One Call Insurance, Bawtry

Our Remembrance Parade and Service

Posted on November 16, 2018

Remembrance Service On Remembrance Sunday, 2008 (Bawtry) Squadron Air Training Corps paraded to pay tribute to all those who laid down their lives in service for our country. We were humbled by the response from the local community, many of whom watched us march to St Nicholas Church, and packed the church with standing room only. The tribute, led by Rev Jonathan Strickland, remembered with sadness the fallen, but also celebrated the peace that followed, and the continued efforts over the years to maintain this around the world. The ‘There but Not There’ silhouettes, brought into the church by the Squadron, were a poignant reminder, not only of those who died, but also those who do not exist because of those deaths. Following this, we marched along Bawtry High Street to Bawtry Hall, the former home of No1 Group Bomber Command, where a Service of Commemoration and laying of wreaths

Bawtry Christmas Time 2018

Posted on November 15, 2018

Bawtry Christmas Time Returns Bawtry Christmas Time is just 10 days away! The time has finally arrived for the countdown for the spectacular Bawtry Christmas Time 2018! This year will be bigger and better than ever. With an array of market stalls, live performances, Santa visits, fair rides and plenty of mulled wine, this is the place to be! In preparation for the main event, we have put together this list of scheduled events and need to know information. Parking information: If you plan on driving to the Visit Bawtry event, there are two main designated parking areas within the town. FREE PARK AND RIDE The free Park and Ride service will be stationed at Hudson’s Yard, which is at the entrance to Bawtry from the Doncaster direction. Wilfreda Beehive will kindly be providing their vintage red bus to take visitors in to Bawtry town centre. The service is free, but you
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YORKSHIRE CARAVANS OF BAWTRY DONATE CARAVAN TO SIXTH FORM STUDENTS TO SUPPORT STUDIES A special needs school in the East Riding of Yorkshire is able to support its students equipping them with skills for life after the donation of a caravan to the school by Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry. Cambridge Park Academy in Grimsby was delighted to take receipt of a pre owned Swift Challenger Caravan from Yorkshire Caravans in Bawtry to help its 6th form special needs students just days after making a speculative phone call to the hugely popular Yorkshire based, family owned caravan company. “We are absolutely overjoyed and this is truly special for the students at our school and will make a significant difference to the types of studies we can provide and the skills they can learn to support them in their everyday independent lives,” said Claire Abel Cambridge Park Academy. “We are most appreciative to the
Independent fashion retailers will soon be able to offer customers instant, interest-free lines of credit with a smartphone-based app that makes in-store interest free credit transactions 40x faster than current offerings. Set to be launched in October, AppToPay has been developed by James Jones, owner of family-run, award-winning independent boutique Robinsons of Bawtry in Doncaster. The app allows small, medium-sized and independent retailers to offer shoppers the level of in-store finance usually reserved only for major retail chains. “At Robinsons of Bawtry, we have been looking for years for someone who could provide us with a store card,” Jones said. “They simply don’t exist for businesses of our size. The only options require at least 10,000 new issuances a year. For all but the biggest retailers, that’s totally unachievable.” He decided to create the app to allow retailers to offer their customers interest free lines of credit via their smartphone
The French as a nation are renowned for their individual style, couture and fashion houses and a Doncaster boutique is proud to be the first independent stockist of the premium brand, Balmain. Its autumn/winter collection will arrive instore at Robinsons of Bawtry near Doncaster in November bringing a full range of ladies wear and a complementary selection of gents, which will be sure to delight our customer portfolio and be perfect for the festive shopping and socialising season. “We were keen to add a new label to our existing portfolio and approached Balmain earlier this year,” said Russell Jones Robinsons of Bawtry. “We were delighted to be invited to meet the team in Paris in June and have since flown back over for our first buying appointment”. The luxury brand label is currently stocked in the iconic Harrods and Harvey Nichols stores in London and Manchester.  Established in 1945 the
Iconic brand, Hunter, famed for its range of Wellington Boots is joining the glittering brand portfolio at a leading South Yorkshire fashion boutique. Robinsons of Bawtry has chosen the fashion label to complement other iconic designer brands and recognises the growing demand for quality outerwear for all the family. “Hunter remains a hugely popular name in the UK and has diversified recently adding coats and outerwear to its range of quality goods,” said Russell Jones, Robinsons of Bawtry. “Our client base demands the best brands and when Hunter approached us to become one of their independent stockists for their outerwear we were delighted to integrate them into our store.” Initially Robinsons of Bawtry will be stocking the Hunter Classic Raincoat in a variety of colours and sizes available for men, ladies and children all competitively priced for affordability.  Founded in 1856 the brand has two Royal Warrants of Appointment to
With almost 1 million caravan owners in the UK, both static and touring, there is little wonder that a strong support network for repairs and maintenance is required. One of the oldest and largest independent retailers of caravans, awnings and leisure accessories in the UK,  Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry, has appointed leading technician Chrysovalantis Pappas, 32,  from Bessacarr, Doncaster to join its expanding team as Workshop Co-Ordinator. “Chrys has a broad skill base and has gained extensive experience in the industry as a service engineer and also in his family construction business based in Cyprus,” said Andrew Whittaker Managing Director Yorkshire Caravans. “Chrys’s knowledge and leadership skills will ensure we continue to develop the aftercare side of the business and build on the exemplary reputation that we have.” Chrys has attended the NCC training Academy, the UK trade body for tourer, motorhome, caravan holiday home and residential park home industries,
PRESS RELEASE DATE: June 2018 Perhaps one of the best-kept secrets of Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry, the oldest and largest independent retailer of caravans, awnings and leisure accessories in the UK, is that it is also home to the equally well respected Panelworks Ltd, an innovative, market leader who provides specialist refinishing for the Caravan & Motorhome industry. Celebrating 10 years in business, Panelworks Ltd is proud to be recommended by all manufacturers across the UK and is the UK’s leading caravan panel repair specialist. Established in 2008, it was born from an idea conceived in 2004 which saw extensive research into the best way to weld plastic suitable for caravan repairs and due to its unique repair systems can get caravans & motorhomes refurbished back to ‘like new’. With a no quibble 24 month guarantee, which is twice the industry standard, and any manufacturer’s warranty unaffected by any repairs, as
Well, the first half of the year has simply flown by, but we’re pleased to say there is much to look forward to in the early part of the Summer. With so many of us being unbelievable busy we are challenging you to enjoy what’s on your doorstep this Summer and support your local independent retailer.  Pop into Bawtry for all your everyday needs or perhaps find the perfect outfit for the races or a summer BBQ. And, when you get a precious spare hour or so, visit one of the town’s stylish bars or fantastic individual cafes or restaurants. Stay local this summer and enjoy all what beautiful Bawtry has to offer. We kick off July with the return of the Visit Bawtry Charity Polo Cup which will take place on Sunday 1st July at Robin Hood Polo Club at Misson which is shaping up to be a fantastic
    PRESS RELEASE DATE: May 2018 TOP QUALITY POLO CUP RETURNS TO SUPPORT LOCAL CHARITIES Sunday 1st July will herald the return of a popular event in the local calendar – the ‘Visit Bawtry Charity Polo Cup Family Day’ bought to you by event organisers Bawtry Retail Association. After taking a sabbatical last year, the event which has raised thousands of pounds for local charities, will be held at the Robin Hood Polo Club at Misson and will have a slightly different format to previous years welcoming in visiting clubs including Yorkshire Polo Club teams King William and White Rose, Stag Polo Club from St Albans as well as the home ‘Visit Bawtry’ team. “This emphasis of this year’s event is top quality polo and a great family atmosphere with spectators encouraged to bring their own picnics and enter their table into the Best Dressed Picnic Table competition” said
  When and Where IS THE RACE EVENING? The Visit Bawtry Ladies Race Evening will commence at Doncaster Racecourse on Saturday 5th May. Hosted by the Bawtry Retail Association, this event will continue for the seventh year running! The must-needed preparation Visit Bawtry Ladies Race Evening is a yearly event, giving you plenty of time to prepare! Pampering is a MUST. With the huge variety of salons and beauticians within Bawtry, you will be spoilt for choice. These places include: Beauty at Milanda’s – Whether you are looking for waxing and eyebrow treatments, or a soothing facial, Beauty at Milanda’s has it all. Have flawless skin on the day by prepping it correctly. Alternatively, have your nails done.  Deluxe Hair and Beauty –  Russian lashes, 3D lipo fat freeze, nails, eyebrow treatments, dermaplaning   and much more, Deluxe have endless treatments to ensure you feel your best! House of Lindsey –  Ranging
YORKSHIRE CARAVANS OF BAWTRY   PRESS RELEASE   DATE: April 2018       A Managing Director has been appointed at Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry, South Yorkshire the oldest and largest independent retailer of caravans, awnings and outdoor leisure accessories in the UK.   Andrew Whittaker, 48, from Doncaster joined the company five years ago and has become a very popular and highly respected member of the team. At his recent appraisal, he was rewarded for his commitment to the company with the offer of Managing Director, a role he was delighted to accept. It is the first time in the company’s 87-year history that the role will be held by a non-family member since Jon Goulden became Chairman in 2016, leaving the post vacant.   “Andrew has really proven himself, particularly since taking over the position of General Manager two years ago, and as the business continues to expand
A volunteer of the Bawtry & Doncaster branch of the British Heart Foundation Diana Simpson (70) is currently in training prior to the 4-day London to Paris Tour de France cycle challenge which she is taking part in to raise money for life saving heart research.  Having already cycled across Mexico, Vietnam and South Africa Diana is looking forward to the 275 mile challenge in  July 2018 and is excited to have the opportunity to ride the last few miles of the Tour de France route through Paris to finish at the Eiffel Tower and to watch the final stage live the following day.  If you would like to sponsor Diana please go to her https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/diana-raesimpson70
James Jones from Robinsons of Bawtry, a regular challenge junkie,  has now signed up to take part in two gruelling challenges later on this year to raise money for Meningitis Now, the UK’s largest Meningitis charity, offering support, funding research and raising awareness.   As well as cycling 100 miles as part of the Ride London annual bike ride he will also be swimming a 1 mile open water lap as part of the Swim Serpentine event in London. To help James reach his fundraising target of £500 please click on the link https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JamesJones2018  Good luck James.
At last night’s Bawtry Retail Association members meeting Andrew Bevan, Partner at Jones & Co Solicitors presented highlights from the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and gave members an action plan and  ‘12 steps to take now’ checklist to help them prepare and ensure compliancy. GDPR is a new EU law that will come into effect on 25 May 2018 to replace the current Data Protection Act. It’s the biggest overhaul of data protection legislation for over 25 years, and will introduce new requirements for how organisations process personal data.   For those who don’t know too much about the laws surrounding data protection our current, soon to be old, Data Protection Act is an act that controls how our personal data is stored and used by companies/ businesses. The new data protection act, the GDPR looks to improve upon the previous act by improving some of the rules and also

Bawtry’s 1st Community Defibrillator

Posted on April 13, 2018

Bawtry has a number of defibrillators in the town, many of which have been funded by fundraising at the St Leger Preview evening hosted at by the Crown Hotel Bawtry. They are located at:- China Rose Crown Hotel Memorial Sports Ground Bawtry Dental Practice (Swan Street) Mayflower Primary School Bawtry Medical Centre We are delighted to inform you, that again through the St Leger Preview fundraising, we have purchased the towns first ‘Community Defibrillator’ which is housed in a cabinet and installed to the outside of Bawtry Community Library (BCL)  giving 24 hour access (the defib is locked with a key code of which the ambulance control know its position and the access code). It is vital that we all learn how to use this lifesaving piece of equipment – Defibrillation within 3 minutes of Sudden Cardiac Arrest increases the chances of survival by 35 percent – used within one minute of
Designer Fashion Boutique Robinsons of Bawtry, located in the heart of the South Yorkshire market town, is branching into online retail due to popular demand and has launched its e-commerce range with a selection of their Jeffery West shoes and boots, a highly desirable UK brand with a coveted following. “We are a business built on exemplary customer service and this has been established in store over our 30 years of trading,” said Russell Jones Robinsons of Bawtry. “However with the online fashion market continuing to show spectacular growth and according to Mintel forecast to increase a further 79% by 2022 we have decided to venture into this and whilst we are only offering a small selection live at the moment we will be introducing more over the coming weeks”. As an official stockist, Robinsons of Bawtry will continue to offer an extensive range of over 30 styles of Jeffery
DATE: March 2018 PRESS RELEASE   FINANCIAL CONTROLLER MAKES TRANSITION FROM CARS TO CARAVANS   Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry, the oldest and largest independent retailer of caravans, awnings and leisure accessories in the UK, has appointed a new Financial Controller.   Chris Brown, 52, from the village of Barlborough in Derbyshire will fill the shoes of John Siddall who is to retire from the business in May after 14 years with the team.   “Chris is a highly experienced accountant having working in various financial roles in the automotive sector and is already proving himself to be a great asset to our team,” said Jon Goulden Chairman Yorkshire Caravans. “As John begins his well-earned retirement we are confident that Chris will keep the financial wheels turning smoothly. He has already made a significant impact and joins us at an exciting time following the company’s 85th anniversary, major investment in the
JOIN US FOR THIS YEAR’S ‘VISIT BAWTRY’ LADIES RACE EVENING Saturday 5th May 2018 will see Bawtry Retail Association host the seventh Visit Bawtry Race Evening at Doncaster Racecourse.  The format of the evening will once again be a ‘Spring Ladies Evening’ to launch this year’s Ladies Day at the St Leger Festival.  Fashionistas flocked to last year’s inaugural event with the hope of being chosen as the Best Dressed Lady of the evening and getting a fast track pass to the St Leger Ladies Day Best Dressed Lady Competition in September and huge crowds are expected again this year. Race sponsors include the Crown Hotel, China Rose, Fine & Country and first time sponsors MechFS and Bawtry’s newest fashion boutique Charles & Sienna.  Each business will select the Best Turned Out Horse for their sponsored race and also enjoy presenting the winner’s trophy in the Winners Enclosure. In addition,

Bawtry Fashion Week is just a few days away!

Posted on February 23, 2018

Bawtry Fashion Week begins on Sunday 4th March! The town shall be hot with the heels of the fashionistas gracing the pavements of Bawtry in search of the fashion trends and events across the town. Bawtry Fashion Week is a must attend for all fashion enthusiasts. With over 24 companies and many top name brands taking part you can’t afford to miss out on the occasion. Wondering what’s on? Get the low down by downloading our schedule, just click the photo here!  
The founder of popular Doncaster designer fashion boutique Robinsons of Bawtry has passed away peacefully on the 19th February surrounded by his loved ones. Tony Robinson, 66, who lived in Bawtry, founded the boutique over 30 years ago and remained a popular, larger than life character, in the market town where he could be seen enjoying a coffee and a chat. Russell Jones current owner of Robinsons of Bawtry and lifelong friend commented; “It is with much sadness that we had to say our goodbyes to Tony, many years earlier than anyone hoped. It has always been, and will remain, an honour to carry on the legacy of his store and also the amazing fundraising work that he has done over the years through the Robinsons charity fashion show that he established.” Created by Tony, in memory of his first wife who died from cancer, the fashion show has raised over
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Bawtry Fashion Week 2018

Posted on February 6, 2018

Bawtry Fashion Week 2018 Dedicated followers of fashion get ready for Bawtry Fashion Week “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening,” said Coco Chanel. We believe that these words are just what the annual Bawtry Fashion Week is all about! Bawtry Retail Association will host it’s annual Bawtry Fashion Week from Sunday 4th – Sunday 11th March. With a fashion extravaganza which will see some amazing events and promotions, there is no better way to celebrate the town’s array of independent fashion boutiques. Launched in 2013 by the Bawtry retail association, the aim of Bawtry Fashion Week is to support the local economy and highlight how many top fashion brands are available in Bawtry. Schedule of events: Bawtry Fashion Week Wedding Showcase Evening in association with Celebrations

Hummingbird Helicopters spread their wings!

Posted on January 30, 2018

Hummingbird Helicopters have spread their wings Exciting things are happening at Hangar 3, Doncaster Sheffield Airport – the home of Hummingbird Helicopters.   The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) recently approved Hummingbird as a registered drone pilot training and assessment organisation (NQE). Hummingbird’s owner, Captain Matthew Rake, said: “The call for drones exists in nearly every industrial sector – be it agriculture, real estate, construction, security, media, emergency services or leisure. “With this in mind, we decided in early 2017 to start the process of becoming the UK’s only helicopter and drone training academy. At Hummingbird we have a combined experience pool of more than 30 years in manned and unmanned aviation and are keen to train the safest and most confident pilots.” If you or your business are considering using drones for remuneration, you must have CAA permission. With Hummingbird UAV you can now become a CAA approved commercial drone
 PRESS RELEASE DATE: January 2018 TOWN’S RETAIL ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS LOCAL FAMILY WITH GENEROUS DONATION A young family from the market town of Bawtry is to benefit from a generous donation from the town’s retail association after the huge success of its Christmas event,  to assist in the care of their son, Charlie. Charlie, 9, was diagnosed with quadriplegic cerebral palsy at just four months old and his family are now raising funds to purchase a state of the art Neater Eater, and an adapted disabled bike which will assist Charlie with his everyday life. “It is our pleasure to be able to help people in our community and support this family in their quest to raise the required £9,000,” said Ross Jarvie Chair Bawtry Retail Association. “Charlie is a happy fun loving boy with the most amazing smile and we wish him and his lovely family continued success and happiness.”

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