This attractive Lincolnshire village lies approximately five miles west of Grantham and ten miles south east of Newark enclosed by the A1 and the A52. With some 750 residents Allington is small enough to be an inclusive rural community and yet big enough to support various amenities including a well stocked shop, the Welby Arms pub, a Primary school, an Anglican church and a village hall which hosts a variety of activities suitable for all ages including a doctors’ surgery and part time post office.
The Jubilee Playing field on the western side is well used by residents of Allington and others from nearby villages. The recently added muga (multi-use games area) has proved an added attraction. To the south is an attractive Park Homes site (“Allington Gardens”) whose residents are very much part of the community. The architecture within the village varies considerably, from the 16th century to the present day.
Open spaces provide an attractive setting, these being the centrally situated Green and a nearby paddock with a view of Belvoir Castle. There is also an open space (play area) in the centre of the estate developed in the 1970’s and a smaller Green near the houses on the eastern edge.
We cover a wide range of occupations and professions, busy retired, work from home, self-employed, work within and work away from the village. Some commute to London, others nearer to home. For many years there has been a twinning relationship with Tuffee in France with the two communities offering hospitality, exchanging visits and developing friendships. In 2009 we were proud to be recognised as Lincolnshire’s Best Kept Village in our size category. This being a true reflection of how we feel about and work for our village and the environment. We are a happy community offering “something for everyone”, join in if you wish to, or just look round if that is best for you!