We are a community group, formed in Haxey North Lincolnshire, our objectives are:

  • Safeguard community assets for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors to the village

  • Raise funds to enable the aim to be delivered

  • Invest and re-invest  back into the village community

  • To create a Community Interest Company to manage community assets

  • To preserve and promote heritage and especifically the tradition of the Haxey Hood 


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A good spirited 'not for profit' community group, just trying to protect rural community assets from disappearing from our Haxey Parish villages. Thus raising awareness of public assets under threat, supporting fundraising events, and trying to attract good honest folk who have a common goal to preserve our heritage that benefit residents and visitors alike and to encourage a sense of well-being and togetherness in our much loved Haxey in the Isle of Axholme.    



Haxey Christmas Lights

With the £847 awarded to us from the CO-OP as community Champions, we are extending & improving the Christmas lights again this year. In addition to last year, newly decorated will be, Stanholme Guest House, Durdys Accountants, The old Grice & Hunter building, Sunspot Beauty & the Doctors Surgery. Next year we will be including the Pinfold, Greenhill  & hopefully Nicholas House trees. There will also be a new design of tree for outside the Memorial Hall.


Haxey Hood Archive digitization

With the help of the country's leading folklorist Doc Rowe, who has been visiting the Hood since the 1970's, we want digitize & have a permanent display of some of his Haxey Hood collection, along with other locally sourced material. Since visiting Doc in the past few weeks and getting his co-operation to copy his video/film collection the project has taken a new turn.

Coun Alan Holgate, at a recent Parish Council meeting, raised the prospect of the village having a permanent exhibition/Heritage display. Subsequently, a meeting was held with the Memorial Hall Committee with a view to having such a display in the Hood room at the hall, an agreement was reached in principal to take the idea forward. Further meetings

are to be held to form a working party with We Live Here - Haxey, Haxey PC & the Hall Committee & hopefully Haxey &  Westwoodside Heritage Society, it is expected this will happen early next year.

Old Haxey tradition set to be revived

After being in abeyance since about 2012 the old tradition of appointing Townsmen and the letting of the meres is set to be revived in Haxey. 

A public  meeting for residents of Haxey village, was held at 18:30 on the 18th October in the Cricket Pavillion, Haxey Playing Field, to appoint interim Townsmen/Women, to enable them to familiarise themselves with the land involved & take ownership of the project, with the support of WLH-H & Haxey PC.  The meres were not let at this meeting, that will be in the hands of the new appointees, to be held on Easter Monday, at a venue to be decided.


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Click thumbnail for Townsmen/Mere letting in the Duke William 1995

At the above  meeting Brian Skelton was elected the interim Townsmen & Andrea Rowbotham  is the clerk & assistant.

At last!!! The Duke goes up for sale!!

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Yet another planning application submitted for the Duke William!!

It seems to be more or less exactly the same as the most recent one three months ago, which was refused by NLC planning committee, on the 2 June.
If subsequent planning applications, after a refusal, are supposed to be "substantially different" to a previous one, why do North Lincs Council planners keep accepting applications which are substantially the same as the previous one?

Objections to the application closed on the 26 August.
The application can be viewed here 

Once again we find ourselves in the hands of North Lincs Council planning officers and ultimately the members of the Planning Committee.

It is now the 23 November & this planning application has still not been to the planning committee, we wonder what the reason for this is, maybe negotiations are taking place?

Refusal Notice
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***Latest Duke William planning application, to convert the pub to a dwelling, incl demolishing the restaurant, refused by North Lincs Council Planning Committee today, 2 June 2021.***

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Headline & article from the Epworth Times 25 March 2021


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The We Live Here - Haxey response to the article

WLH-H Draft Response Epworth Times 25th
WLH-H Draft Response Epworth Times 25th

Lincolnshire CO-OP group have confirmed that we are

joint Spring 2021 Community Champions.

We'll be sharing proceeds generated by Haxey Food Store sales

(07 March to 05 June 2021) with Haxey Primary School PTFA.

Hopefully, we can take our projects further when the weather

improves and pending coming out of Covid lockdown.

If anyone else wishes to donate to our community fund then

they are more than welcome to deposit to:



Stay safe everyone and be kind to one another.

**We are the joint Community Champions**

!!Thanks everyone who voted for us!!

We have been awarder £847 from the CO-OP, this money will be used to improve & increase this years  Christmas lights. Many thanks to the CO-OP & all its customers!

!!No Haxey Hood in 2021!!

Such a shame, but under current circumstances it was inevitable, the last time this happened was 1915 - 1919, restarting in 1920, it did continue through World War 2.


We look forward even more  to 2022!

Here are two reports from relevant

Epeworth Bells, they were brief!




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VJ Day Rememberance 15 Aug 2020 2:47 PM

Samantha Cooke was the bugler, right, played the Last Post & Reveille, followed by Kate Billmore who played "Battles Oer"

Pipes & trumpet on the Greenhill for VE Day celebrations 8 May. 

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Some members of the We Live Here- Haxey group along with the help of Haxey resident Pete Kuchnir purchased flags for St Georges Day & to fly support from the residents of Haxey for the brilliant NHS staff

Information you may find useful during theses strange times

**Stay Safe Everyone**


The  Haxey Hood  2021 takes place on Wednesday 6 January

                      The Kings                                                The Loco                                          The Carpenters Arms

2020 the Hood returned to the Kings, where will be its home next year?


The first of our Christmas lights


The pub should be the centre or hub of community life and can also provide essential services beyond the usual drinks, food or entertainment. We are a not for profit organisation of specialist advisors for communities and licensees who are thinking of broadening their range of services.  

We encourage communities, licensees, pub owners, breweries and the private sector to work together to match community priority needs with additional services which can be provided by the local pub and a good licensee.


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Contact: secretary@welivehere-haxey.group for more details.





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@ the Haxey Hood