North Somercotes April 2017

Photo by Sheila Pearce

Village Sign Conisholme Road

Welcome to our Village

Almost every village in the land has some secret treasures waiting to be discovered but North Somercotes is fortunate in having many treasures for discovery by our many visitors.
Donna Nook is well known as an R.A.F. Bombing range on the vast salt flats of the Humber Estuary but is also the breeding ground of one of the U.K.’s largest colonies of the grey seal.
Lakeside, an extremely popular caravan park, is visited by many hundreds of holiday makers and caravan owners each year.

Oasis Lakes, Pigeon Cottage, Brickyard Fisheries and other fishing lakes around the village provide peace and relaxation together with fine sport for anglers.

Standing on the edge of the village is Locksley Hall, popularly associated with the Locksley Hall of Tennyson’s poems.

With a population of around 1800, which increases during the summer months, our village itself is very well served with excellent stores and newsagents, two pubs, a dental practice, a modern health clinic, Snooker Hall, W.I., and a popular Over 60’s Club. We have a Playgroup/Pre School for children aged 2-5 based at the Primary School, and a modern Primary School.  The High School - Somercotes Academy - has established itself as one of the most sought after schools in the area and one of the most rapidly growing secondary schools in Lincolnshire.  We also have a Church Hall and a busy Village Hall, and the Parish Church of St. Mary (which dates from C13) also serves our village community.

We have our own Fire Station, Independent Meals on Wheels service (which celebrated 50 years in 2014), Playing Fields, Bowls Club, I.T. Learning Centre, Annual Pancake Races, Horticultural Show – in fact many more treasures too numerous to mention.

It has been said that North Somercotes is a great place to expand the lungs and the mind – never more true than when watching the sea rolling in at Stonebridge in Winter when lungs certainly need to be expanded, and minds…………………

Welcome to North Somercotes – You need never leave.................

Joy Libell – Former Councillor, North Somercotes Parish Council.