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Grantham information

Grantham is a market town within the South Kesteven District of Lincolnshire. It bestrides the East Coast Main Line railway (London-Edinburgh), the historic A1 main north-south road, and the River Witham. Grantham is located approximately 26 miles (42 km) south of the city of Lincoln, and approximately 24 miles (39 km) east of Nottingham. The resident population at the 2001 census was 34,592, in around 18,000 households, excluding the adjacent village of Great Gonerby. With the housing estates in Londonthorpe and Harrowby Without (around a population of 4,500), this figure would be around 42,000.

 

The town is best known as the birthplace of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, and the place where Issac Newton went to school. It is within short walking distance of an ancient Roman Road, and was the scene of Oliver Cromwell’s first advantage over Royalists during the English Civil War at Gonerby Moor. Grantham is also notable for having the first female police officers in the United Kingdom, in 1914, and producing the first running diesel engine in 1892, and the UK's first tractor in 1896.

 

Hospital

 

Grantham & District Hospital, 101 Manthorpe Rd, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 8DG

Tel: 01476 565232

 

Doctors

 

Colsterworth Medical Practice, Back Lane, Colsterworth, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG33 5NJ

Tel: 01476 860243

 

St. Peters Hill Surgery, 15 St. Peter's Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6QA

Tel: 0844 4773612

 

St. John's Medical Centre, 62 London Rd, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6HR Tel: 0844 4773755

 

Vine House, Vine Street, Grantham NG31 6QA Tel: 01476 576851

 

Dentists

 

Dental Health Centre, 3 Avenue Rd, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6TA Tel: 01476 594480

 

The Maltings Dental Practice, Commercial Road, Grantham NG31 6DE Tel: 01476 563181

 

Council

 

South Kesteven District Council

Council Offices, St Peter's Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6PZ

 

Tel: 01476 406080

email: frontdesk@southkesteven.gov.uk

www.southkesteven.gov.uk

 

Transport

 

Trains Timetables - 0871 200 2233

 

Bus Timetables - 0871 200 2233

 

Schools and Colleges

 

Lincolnshire has an excellent reputation for good schooling across the County. Grantham has a full range of schooling from pre-school through to comprehensive schools catering for sixth form students. Below is a link to the Ofsted website to be able to view up to date Ofsted Reports.

 

www.ofsted.gov.uk

 

• Search for a School - www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/schoolsearch

• A - Z List of Schools - www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/schoolsatoz

 

Tourist Information

 

Grantham Tourist Information Centre

Tel: 01476 406166

Email: granthamtic@southkesteven.gov.uk

 

Places for Children

 

There are numerous places for children to go in Grantham.

 

Outdoor activities include visits to Wyndham Park and Dysart Park.

 

Wyndham Park has two children's play areas. One area, adjacent to the cafe and bowling green offers new equipment for children under 6 years old. There is an open air paddling pool. There is a marked football pitch at Wyndham Park and skateboard park. There is a public toilet available when the cafe is open at the back of the cafe.

 

Dysart Park also has a paddling pool and safe play area for children under six. There is a public toilet close to the paddling pool. Dysart Park has a pleasant green, used for football, and a bandstand. It is possible to walk from Dysart Park to Wyndham Park along the River Witham.

 

Indoor activities for young children include swimming at the Meres Leisure Centre; a visit to the library located in the Sir Isaac Newton Centre; a visit to Grantham Museum (unless the county council closures go ahead); shows at the Guildhall Theatre; indoor activity centres at the Muddle-Go-Nowhere pub off Barrowby Road, and Fun Farm off Dysart Road.

 

Grantham has a wide range of organisations which encourage the participation of young people. These include Brownies, Guides and Air Cadets. Theatrical experience is available via the Guildhall Theatre.

 

Belton House is one of the most popular National Trust sites in the country. It has an excellent children's outdoor play area with train rides in high season, and a woodland walk in addition to the main house and grounds. There is a picnic area in the children's play zone. There are regular events for children held at Belton House. Tip: There are no toilets in the children's play area which is a 10 minute walk from the main house complex.

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