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The local area guide to living in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire is the second largest county in England, with the county town of Lincoln at its heart. The subregions surrounding it are the Lincolnshire Vales, the Humber Estuary, the Lincolnshire Fens, the Carrs, and the Lincolnshire Wolds. The Fens are made up of marshlands that are excellent for farming, and the Carrs are similar. The Wolds are recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as are the Vales, and the Humber Estuary and North Sea are the waters on which the towns of Scunthorpe and Grimsby are located. Large tracts of the land in Lincolnshire are used for farming and much of England’s grains and vegetables are grown there.

Large towns and cities in Lincolnshire include Lincoln, Scunthorpe, Boston, Grantham, Grimsby, and Skegness.

Information about the local residents

Around 714,000 people live throughout the county, of which almost 21% are 65 and over. Lincolnshire is very popular with retirees, mainly due to its competitively low house prices and services for pensioners. The Lincolnshire town of Sleaford is one of the fastest growing in the UK, with many young professionals moving there to benefit from low house prices and good schools. The population has expanded by more than 3,000 people between the 2001 and 2011 censuses.

Lincolnshire is one of the least ethnically diverse areas in Britain, though in recent years ethnic minority communities in larger towns like Boston and Lincolnshire have grown in size.

Nearby schools

Unusually, Lincolnshire still utilises the Eleven Plus system to decide which pupils can go to a grammar school, so there is generally both a grammar and a standard secondary school in every town. Secondary schools which have been rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted include Grantham College and The Queen Elizabeth’s High School in Gainsborough.

Lincolnshire has a large selection of primary schools that are rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted, and those that are rated as ‘outstanding’ include Staniland Academy and Carlton Road Academy.

Getting around

Lincolnshire doesn’t have any major urban areas so it isn’t as well connected as many other parts of the UK. The M180 goes through some of the county, but aside from that most roads are single carriageway A roads and smaller B roads.

There is a rail network throughout the county, though it has a much smaller range of services than other counties. The East Coast Mainline, which links London to Edinburgh, passes through Grantham, and Lincoln station connects to London via Nottingham. The TransPennine rail service connects Cleethorpes, Grimsby and Scunthorpe to Sheffield and Manchester Airport. There is also a service that connects Grantham, Sleaford, Boston, and Skegness with Nottingham. There is a bus service throughout the county run by Stagecoach East Midlands.

Local shops

There are several large towns throughout the country that are the major hubs for shopping. Lincoln has the Waterside Shopping Centre, a high street full of major chain stores, and the quirky Cathedral Quarter, a picturesque part of the town that boasts lots of independent shops. Lincoln also has a regular farmer’s market and monthly arts market.

In Grimsby there is Freshney Place shopping Centre, which has over 100 shops, and Scunthorpe has a shopping arcade as well as a seven-screen cinema multiplex. In Gainsborough, Marshall’s Yard, an old iron works, has been redeveloped as a shopping complex and Sutton-on-Sea’s Spanish City Shopping Centre sits right on the seafront. Spalding has the counties only outlet mall; Springfields Shopping and Festival Gardens.

The towns and villages throughout the county all have a nice selection of independent shops, and the agricultural traditions of Lincolnshire are reflected in the large number of farm and craft shops in the area.

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