It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our Mayor, Councillor Tim Davies. It is an immense loss for our community, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to Tim’s family, friends, and all those who had the privilege of knowing and working with him. He passed away on Saturday 25th November after briefly battling cancer.

Councillor Tim Davies served as the Mayor of Gainsborough for the municipal years 2007/08, 2010/11 and 2023. He was a true advocate for our town, tirelessly working towards its betterment and the welfare of its residents. His unwavering commitment to Gainsborough will always be remembered and cherished.

Councillor Tim Davies was known for his warm and approachable nature. He always made time to listen to the concerns and ideas of our residents, ensuring that their voices were heard and represented. His dedication to public service and the well-being of our community was truly exemplary.

During this period of mourning, we kindly request that you keep Councillor Tim Davies’s family in your thoughts and respect their privacy. If you wish to express your condolences or share any memories, we encourage you to do so in an open book of condolence at the Town Council offices at Richmond House.

During this difficult time, let us come together as a community to support one another and honour the memory of our Mayor, Councillor Tim Davies. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.

Councillor Richard Craig, Leader of the Council, said: “’It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our Mayor, Tim Davies. Across the years Tim had served as Mayor, District and Town Councillor, whilst also devoting much of his time to supporting many community and voluntary sector organisations in and around our Town.

Tim was passionate about Gainsborough and always wanted to do the right thing by the town, and its people. Known by many, he will be missed by many, along with all his fellow Councillors.

Heartfelt thanks should be expressed for all of his hard work across the years and the unwavering support and guidance he always gave.  

Most importantly though, to express our deepest sympathy and kind wishes to all of his family in this difficult time, along with his friends also. Our thoughts are with you.

You will be missed Tim.  Rest peacefully”.

The flag outside the Council offices, Richmond House, is flying at half mast as a sign of respect.