In the Village
Ulceby has a quiet and contented rural outlook on life, being one of the most accessible and convenient village locations in the area - tucked far enough away from local industry for villagers to enjoy everything that Ulceby's peaceful rural surroundings have to offer, whilst being within easy reach of many local amenties, towns and major South bank industries sited a few miles away.
Surrounded by thousands of acres of arable land, but with an excellent road network nearby, the area bustles with farming and harvesting activity. Just to highlight our rural aspect, horse ownership is a popular activity and horseriders are a common sight on Ulceby's roads and bridleways.
Unmistakeable on the skyline from miles around is the reassuring sight of the spire of St. Nicholas' Church, which in 2016 received a massive boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund to repair the roof. A War Memorial is located in the centre of the village.
Local schooling is offered by Ulceby St. Nicholas Church of England Primary School where staff have worked very hard to ensure that high standards are maintained.
Ulceby also acts as a key village for its smaller neighbours, as the village is very lucky to benefit from a full-time Post Office and a local Co-op convenience store with ATM (about to be re-located and expanded). Passing pop-in trade is important and many villagers also rely on the local Co-op for topping up with groceries, newspapers, lottery tickets, wines and spirits and fresh produce.
The village pub - the Fox Inn - continues to play an important role at the heart of our community when other pubs in the area have sadly come and gone over the years. A number of local hard-working traders are based in Yarborough Court, a small commercial development in the heart of the village. There is also a Fish & Chip shop/ Chinese takeaway and a quality Bed and Breakfast establishment.
Ulceby's Village Hall is thriving after a major and extensive refurbishment, offering excellent indoor amenities and outdoor sports facilities as well. Be sure to check the occasional fund-raising auctions held there from time to time! They're a good way of givng your unwanted goods a new home.
The village's housing stock is expanding with an encouraging level of modern and attractive new houses being built in recent years. The local road network - now benefitting from major upgrades - soon takes commuters towards Immingham, Grimsby or Scunthorpe, and the city of Hull and North Sea Ferries are readily accessible via the Humber Bridge, still one of the most spectacular sights in the region. Sadly, perhaps it's one that we tend to take for granted! A local railway station is situated just out of the Parish, at Ulceby Skitter and of course Humberside Aiport is just a few miles away.
There's no doubt about it - the village of Ulceby has something to offer everyone - nestling in a pleasant, rural location with an air of quiet contentment, many convenient amenities close to hand and major resources, industry and travel spots just a short distance away. It's no wonder that nearly 1,800 residents enjoy living here!
© Copyright Ulceby.Net Correct at the time of writing, October 2016
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