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Bin and Recycling 

Changes to bin/box collection dates over the festive period…

During the festive period your bin and box collection dates may change due to the way the bank holidays fall this year. 

Tuesday collections (Christmas Eve) will be collected one day earlier on Monday 23rd December

Wednesday collections (Christmas Day) will be collected one day earlier on Tuesday 24th December (Christmas Eve)

Thursday collections will be collected one day later on Friday 27th December

Friday collections will be collected one day later on Saturday 28th December

Tuesday collections (New Year’s Eve) will be collected one day earlier on Monday 30th December on

Wednesday collections (New Year’s Day) will be one day earlier on Tuesday 31st December (New Year’s Eve)

Garden waste bins will not be collected from Monday 16th December to Friday 10th January. Brown bin collections will start again week commencing Monday 13th January. 

Your collection calendar will show which days each of your bins and boxes will be collected. If you don’t have a collection calendar, you can check the dates online at

Household Recycling Centres will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. 

Waste and Recycling Services

Residents Panel

Residents in North Lincolnshire can now register their interest in joining the ‘Residents’ Panel’ to have their say on living in the area.

Panel members will be sent regular surveys asking for views on a range of topics. Members will be regularly updated on how the results are being used to shape and improve local services. Anybody who is 16 years and above and lives in N Lincolnshire can register.  

To register your interest in joining the Residents’ Panel, go to


Please be aware that there is a scam being perpetrated at the moment regarding Council Tax.  The Council will never telephone you to advise you that you owe money or are eligible for a refund and will never ask for your bank or personal details over the telephone.  If you receive a telephone call regarding this please contact the Police or Action Fraud on 0300 1232040

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

Notice of Election

Notice of Nominated Persons 

Next Parish Council Meeting 

Monday 16 December 2019 7.00 pm

North Lincolnshire Local Plan Information 

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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.

 Best Kept Village Results 2019


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