Alford Area Villages
Alford is the Market Town serving many surrounding villages and hamlets, and here are details of just a few.
Bilsby & Farlesthorpe
Situated almost on the boundary Bilsby is a small linear village comprising public house and garage with attached shop and Post Office.
Farlesthorpe is a small mainly agricultural hamlet which is part of the parish of Bilsby. It has its own church and telephone box, but the box is currently under threat.
Bilsby & Farlesthorpe Parish Council meets in the Church House on the first Thursday of each month with meeting starting at 7pm with a 15 minute public participation session.
There is an active BADGE group (Bilsby and District Group Effort) which covers the parishes of Bilsby with Farlesthorpe and the hamlet of Markby. BADGE organises Car Treasure Hunts and Bingo nights as well as the annual village Fete
Maltby le Marsh
A few miles away Maltby looks to Alford at its principle service town, even though it is close to the resort of Mablethorpe. Maltby has two public houses, a small garden centre, village shop with a Post Office Outreach twice a week, garage and service station and a fishing lake. On the edge of the village is a caravan site and 9 hole pitch and putt golf course. Within the village there are B & B establishments and holiday homes. There is an active Village Hall. Here the Parish Council meets every two months.
Nearby in the small hamlet of Beesby, a collection of houses and farm off the main road. Here the residents have worked with surrounding parish residents to improve the local church which is now a welcoming multi purpose building.
Nearby linear village, Willoughby is famous for being the birthplace of Caption John Smith - famous explorer and governor of Virginia USA.
The village has a shop, garage and workshops and school.