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Living in Waltham: The local area guide
Positioned just outside of Grimsby in North East Lincolnshire, Waltham offers all of the charms of a traditional village with the conveniences of a modern, growing suburb. A central feature of Waltham is undoubtedly the Waltham Windmill, which dates back to 1666 and has been reconstructed over the ages.
The Windmill is now a bustling hub of community activity, hosting craft fairs and special events. A well-regarded Indian restaurant is also located on the premises. Another central landmark is the Church of All Saints, which boasts medieval interiors and a tower base constructed in the 13th century.
In addition to these historic attractions, the village is also known for its lively cafes and coffeehouses, independent retail outlets, and sprawling golf course. New Waltham sits a short walk away, with new build homes and further shopping opportunities. Although Waltham is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086, this gives it a modern, growing feel for residents.
Waltham’s population was 6,413 when the most recent census was taken, and has changed little over the past decade. Nestled in the heart of Lincolnshire near many areas of natural beauty, Waltham qualifies as both a civil parish and village. Many of its residents work within the town, or commute to neighbouring villages such as Brigsley, New Waltham, Bradley, and Scartho.
The larger town of Grimsby is also a common commuting destination. The average age of Waltham residents is 46, and the area is quite popular with young professionals and families with over 58% of residents being married. Local statistics show that the most common professional groups include administrative, secretarial, professional, and skilled trades.
There are schools at all levels to serve the residents of Waltham, but one of the most well-known is Tollbar Academy. This co-educational secondary school is situated in New Waltham, and boasts a sterling reputation. In the most recent Ofsted report, it was rated as ‘outstanding’ in all areas and is consistently noted as being one of the highest performing schools in Lincolnshire.
At primary school level, students have the option of attending Enfield Academy or New Waltham Primary School, both also positioned in New Waltham and just 2 miles up the road from Waltham’s village centre.
Within the Waltham boundaries is the Waltham Leas Primary Academy, newly reviewed in 2014 as ‘good’ by Ofsted in all areas. This report also made note of the school’s highly engaged staff and well-behaved student body. Waltham Preschool is also on offer for the youngest children in town.
Getting in and around Waltham is convenient with a well-tended network of motorways as well as public transport links. For those making the journey to and from Grimsby or Cleethorpes, the A16 is within easy reach. It’s also less than an hour commute into central Lincoln to the south.
In terms of public transport, the nearest railway station is located 10 minutes away in Grimsby. This station offers direct services to nearby destinations from a range of operators, including National Rail, East Midlands Trains, and Northern.
Public buses also operate within Waltham, including Amvale, National Express, and Stagecoach. One of the most frequently utilized lines is the number 10 bus, which connects Waltham with Grimsby.
Amenities and shopping
The Waltham Windmill is an important centre of activity within the village, and residents can take advantage of this community hub by attending regular craft fairs, car boot sales, and table top sales in the winter months.
The village’s high street and surrounding areas also offer a full list of services, amenities, and shopping. The Waltham Village Bakery is a popular hub for residents, who frequent there for freshly baked pastries. There’s also a traditional sweet shop, library, newsagents, home and garden outlets, as well as a wig shop.
In terms of grocery offerings, the Spar and Co-operative food supermarkets are both located in the town centre. For more independent food shopping, visitors can drive to the village outskirts to the Robinson’s Farm Shop. This friendly outlet serves locally sourced produce, condiments, preserves, beverages, and meat sourced from its herd of free range Aberdeen Angus cattle.
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