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The local area guide to living in Waltham

The quaint village of Waltham was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and retains intriguing historical features in its town centre. The Church of All Saints boasts a tower base which can be dated back to the 1200s, along with medieval features in its interior.

Situated in North East Lincolnshire, near the larger town of Grimsby, Waltham offers a bevy of modern shops, friendly pubs, and buzzing coffeehouses in its growing town centre. Recent developments have expanded the village to include New Waltham, with its contemporary suburban homes, as well as a lush golf course and clubhouse.

The Waltham Windmill is a central feature of this village, originally operating in 1666 as a post mill before being reconstructed in 1880. Today, it’s a hub of activity for the community, hosting local events and an Indian restaurant.

Information about the local residents

Waltham is both a village and civil parish in North East Lincolnshire. It’s situated just four miles away from Grimsby and is also closely entwined with neighbouring villages Scartho, Bradley, Brigsley, and adjacent New Waltham. Many residents work or do business in these neighbouring villages as well as Grimsby. The total population at the time of the 2011 Census was 6,413, which is nearly unchanged from the 6,420 reported in 2001. According to local statistics, 16.5% of the village’s residents work in professional occupations, while 13.4% fall into the administrative and secretarial category, and 13.3% practice skilled trades. The average age is 46, and over 58% of residents are married, as this is an area popular with families.

Nearby schools

Families are well-served in Waltham with highly regarded schools at every level. For young children, Waltham Preschool is situated in the town centre. Waltham Leas Primary Academy was reviewed for the first time in 2014 by Ofsted and was found to be ‘good’ in all areas, notably due to an engaged staff. New Waltham Primary School and Enfield Academy of New Waltham are both located just 2 miles away in New Waltham, making it another prime option.

The ‘outstanding’ Tollbar Academy is also located in New Waltham, and is well-known for its high standard of education at secondary level. This co-educational school was rated outstanding in all categories by Ofsted, and is one of the highest performing schools in the region.

Getting around

Waltham is well-connected to neighbouring villages as well as Grimsby, both by public transport links as well as motorways. It’s a swift jaunt on the A16 and local roads to access either Grimsby or Cleethorpes, and less than an hour’s drive to central Lincoln.

Although there was once a railway station within Waltham, today the closest national rail station is in Grimsby, a 10 minute taxi ride away. From here, direct links are available to Lincoln, Leeds, and other destinations throughout the UK from operators including East Midlands Trains, Northern, and National Rail. An extensive network of public buses provides service to Waltham. Coach operators in the region include Stagecoach, National Express, and Amvale. The number 10 bus provides direct service to and from Grimsby and Waltham.

Local shops

Waltham offers a fine selection of convenient shops and services, from the usual supermarkets to an old-fashioned sweet shop. There’s a Spar and Co-operative food market in the town centre, while Waltham Village Bakery produces fresh bread and pastries.

A library, newsagents, wig shop, and numerous home and garden outlets are also on offer along the village’s main streets. Seeking something unique? For locally sourced meat and produce, you can visit Robinson’s Farm Shop on the outskirts of Waltham. The shop sources meat from its own herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle, but also offers various condiments, dairy products, preserves, and beverages.

Residents gather to enjoy a warm community feeling while trading gossip and trinkets at the Waltham Windmill, which hosts regular car boot sales, craft markets, and table top sales.

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