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 Ross Jarvie Chair Bawtry Retail Association. “Polo is a really great spectator sport and the atmosphere and camaraderie at our annual polo day means that everyone has a great time, especially if the sun shines!” Walk in tickets are priced at

 VisitBawtry Race Event


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 from exfoliation and tan, massages and facials to HD brows, manicures and pedicures, they have all of the ingredients to relax and pamper you. The Vanilla Rooms – Bouncy blow dry’s,

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 it became clear that he was the ideal person to take over the role and in effect become my deputy,” said Jon Goulden Chairman Yorkshire Caravans. “I will be retaining overall responsibility for the business and will continue to oversee the day to day strategic side of the company with

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

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 Nowthe 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  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 implement new ones. An example of this is the consent rule. Businesses and Companies need to make giving consent explicitly clear now instead of being lost in illegible terms and conditions. For more information on the GDPR read this useful

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 collapse raises the survival to 75 per cent!

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 West shoes and boots in store offering one of the best selections from the fashionable footwear firms across the UK including the newly released Flag Punch Gibson Brogue with St Georges’ Cross flags and the limited edition Amityville Lizard Derby and the Flash Lizard Derby available exclusively at Robinsons. “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 site over the past 12 months and as the business develops its plans for future growth.”   Chris who is an avid gym goer is married with two adult children & is looking forward to the arrival of his first grandchild in May. He has worked in the automotive sector

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, BRA members and friends will enjoy exclusive use of the Conduit Suite in the Lazarus Stand.   The event will finish with a glamourous After-Racing party in Bawtry with over 20 stylish bars and fantastic individual restaurants waiting to serve you plus there will be live music at several