Waltham Parish Council holds records dating back to 1896 for the allotment land that is on the corner of High Street and Ings Lane (known as gravel pit allotments). This land was gifted to the poor of the village in order for them to be able to grow their own produce and is managed by the Parish Council and is available for residents to rent.
Previously gravel was excavated from this land in order to maintain and repair the roads around the village. There still stands today (after major re-construction) the old tool shed that was used by the gravel pit workforce. This is located on the corner of these allotments and it now houses the gas governor equipment for the village. There is now a plaque in place marking this buildings historical importance.
In 2010 the waiting list for village residents wanting an allotment was so long that the Parish Council purchased some land to use for additional allotments. In 2012 four acres of land on Station Road was bought and once planning permission and change of use was granted we turned it into 63 allotments. Both village residents and non-residents can rent these allotments.
If you are looking for a new hobby and fancied growing your own produce, why not get in touch via our contact page to see what we have available.
Waltham Parish Council took over a piece of land at Neville Turner Way in early 1992 from Cleethorpes Borough Council, as it was then. With the help of grants, contractors and volunteers got together and a bowling green was built.
In 1996 Waltham Park Bowls Club was formed when players transferred from Park Avenue Bowls Club to our newly built green. The club then took over the day to day maintenance and upkeep of the green and surrounding gardens, with support from the Parish Council.
The club quickly became a success and our thoughts turned on how the facilities could be improved. We were lucky enough in 2011 to obtain an ex-display wooden pavilion, (would you believe from the internet) which was installed with joint funding from the Parish Council and Bowls Club.
In order to improve this facility even further the Parish Council and Waltham Park Bowls Club are working towards adding a Pentanque and Croquet areas within the grounds, which will offer new sports to the village.
Residents are able to use this facility free of charge (small fee for hiring woods/shoes).
The public bowling times are Monday to Friday 2.00pm to 4.00pm & 6.30pm to 8.30pm
The Cenotaph on the corner of Brigsley Road and Cheapside was unveiled on 11th November 1920, to remember those Waltham Servicemen who lost their lives during the First World War. The funds to build this memorial were given by public subscription at a total cost of £358.7.9
Each year the Parish Council organise a service to be held on Remembrance Sunday, with the assistance of The Royal British Legion and the local churches. A parade takes place starting at the British Legion on Barnoldby Road, to the Cenotaph where a short service takes place for the laying of wreaths. The parade then goes to All Saints’ Church for a further service, and afterwards returns to the British Legion. This is a well-attended village event which has now been held for nearly 100 years and is a poignant reminder of the service personnel who continue to give their lives for others.
Grove Park is an 11 acre piece of land in a lovely setting. It was once the grounds of Grove House, where today the Grove Residential Home now stands. The park has pedestrian entrances at Elm Road and Ings Lane, and is part of a favourite route for dog walkers.
The park was opened in 1983 after much work by the Parish Council to clear the overgrown site. It was landscaped and a path put in to make the park accessible for all. The park is owned and maintained by the Parish Council. It is kept it as natural as possible for all visitors to enjoy. Work is undertaken throughout the year with tree work when necessary and the grass cut regularly. Recently the wooden footbridge that crosses Buck Beck at the Elm Road entrance needed some repairs.
There are mature trees along the path (some of which have tree preservation orders), with additional fruit trees that have been planted more recently. There are also some wild flowers and bulbs, with the year starting off with a good show of snowdrops.
Waltham cemetery is located on Ings Lane Waltham and was first used for burials in early 1906. In 1997 it was extended adding Sections G, H and I to the already fully used Sections A to F.
This cemetery and all the burial records are looked after by the Parish Council, who endeavours to ensure that this area is a clean, tidy, safe and calming place to visit and as a result of a lot of hard work in the summer of 2016 Waltham Cemetery achieved the accolade of the Best Kept Cemetery in Northern Lincolnshire.
If you are researching your family tree or looking for a burial that has taken place in Waltham cemetery please contact the Clerk who will do her best to assist you with your research.
The village green is on a prominent site in the centre of the village on High St. It is situated on the former site of the old rectory. The building and land was bought in 1958 by the then Lindsey County Council for £2260 and was then purchased by the Parish Council to become a village green in 1966.
The area today has footpaths wandering through it, trees and a large circular flower bed, which at Christmas has our Christmas display in it. In the summer it has pretty bedding plants, which brightens up the green and helps with our entry into the Best Kept Village Competition. Large tubs of flowers can also be seen throughout the village and at the village entrances. Some annual events use the lovely open space. At Christmas it is used for “Carols on the Green”, run by the Parish Council and also for All Saints’ Church Fete every July.
There are benches there too, so you can sit awhile and watch the world go by.
When many public toilets are to be closed in our area, we are pleased to say that the toilets in Kirkgate car park will remain. The Parish Council took over the running and therefore maintenance of them in 2006 when North East Lincolnshire Council suggested closing them.
They are well maintained and have been improved very recently with the addition of some stainless steel fittings to make cleaning easier. They are open Monday to Saturday 9am to 4pm and are situated in the car park at Kirkgate. There is also access for R.A.D.A.R. More recently we put this toilet to a different use when we used it for storing (briefly) the Christmas trees that are displayed on village shops!