News & Events

Deliveries of medication by South Axholme Group Practice will cease from 1 July 2020 for the group of patients it reached during the Covid 19 outbreak.  If you do not have anyone to collect your medication you can contact the following:

Community Wellbeing Hub 01724 297771

Isle of Axholme Covid Group 07717587453

St Nicholas Church

This does not affect those people that were receiving deliveries before the outbreak. 

Beware Coronavirus Scam


For up to date advice and guidance please visit:

If you are self isolating and require any assistance please contact one of the Parish Councillors who will be happy to help.  

Dog Fouling 

There is a significant issue in the village at the moment with dog fouling.  We have requested and been granted high visibility patrols from the North Lincs Council Dog Warden.  In order to take formal action N Lincs Council require intelligence.  You can report any information regarding this to them via:


Tel: 01724 297000


Notice of Election

Next Parish Council Meeting 

Normal Parish Council meetings are suspended until further notice. 

 19 October 2020 at 7 pm 

The above Parish Council meeting will be conducted via Skype.  If you wish to attend this meeting please contact the Clerk.

North Lincolnshire Local Plan Information 

The latest (2017) OFSTED inspection rated the school as “Outstanding” and the recent religious inspection (SIAMS) also rated the school as “Outstanding”

The opening of the new play area.


West Butterwick was originally a township in the Owston Ferry Parish, and lies on the West bank of the river Trent.

Great debate has taken place over the years as to the source of the name “West Butterwick”, Sydney Morle, once headmaster at the village school proposed in his publication “History of West Butterwick” that the ancient spelling was “Butrewick”, the “But” element can be translated to “Boat”, “Re” means “Reach” and “Wick” could translate to “village” or “Crooked shore” however John K. Johnstone in his publication “ISLE OF AXHOLME; ITS PLACE -NAMES AND RIVER NAMES” supports the theory that “Butterwick = The town of Buthar, the name of a famous Viking”

Historically a substantial proportion of residents were engaged in Agriculture with school attendance figures fluctuating according to the seasonal labour demands. Flax was an important crop, more so than cereals in the mid 1800s. Rope manufacture was also an important industry with 5 “Rope Walks” being recorded in the village, and a ready market available as Hull and Gainsborough (both massive consumers of rope because of their shipping industries) were easily accessible by the the river Trent. The river also provided convenient transport of bricks from the brickworks (located circa where the motorway embankment is situated) Other industries of the past were Milling, Boatbuilding, and Sloop and Keelmen who transported goods along the river.

The Church dedicated to St. Mary was built in 1841 .... See Local Info for more information