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At The Elms you can get direct access to select visiting trades people; Curtis of Lincoln for butcher and baker produce, Mike Poole Grocers from Saxilby, a Fishmonger and a regular milk and paper round all visit the park weekly with their ‘fresh to the door’ goods.
For those who wish a broader range of goods and services, within 6 miles you can be in the heart of Gainsborough with many large chain supermarkets and Marshalls Yard retail park.
The historic town of Lincoln offers a broader range of many of the main high street names along with individual boutiques, restaurants, cinema and so on. Of course the Bailgate area in the Cathedral Quarter is famous for its Christmas Market and throughout the year is a charming cobbled street area of shops and restaurants.
Residents benefit from private fishing pegs on the Fossdyke Canal and The Elms fishing club has been in existence almost as long as The Elms has! They organise regular meets and hold matches.
Within walking distance of The Elms there are many other opportunities for fishing both on local fishing lakes and the River Trent.
There are many resident organised groups and associations. One very colourful group of ladies often seen on the park on the way to meetings are the Red Hat Ladies! They organise regular meetings often inviting guest speakers.
Other local interest groups include Tai Chi, Art, Walking, Gardening and many many more. There are so many that we recommend all visitors and new residents check out the Elms Advertiser publication and Trentside Links magazine both of which contain interesting and valuable information along with articles and advertisements. As if this wasn’t enough Torksey Action Group have recently launched their new website detailing many of the clubs already mentioned together with Torksey and District Croquet Club, Tea Dancing, Book Club, History Group…honestly the list is endless!
Within the immediate and surrounding location of Torksey is the Hume Arms and the White Swan.
Further afield but still well within reach is Doddington Hall with its farm shop and café, a superb local attraction and resource for good food, wine, crafts, gifts, events ….and of course for Christmas The Bauble Barn!
The Kinch family built a Medical Centre in the village of Torksey to serve not just its own residents but the local community. A regular surgery is held here every weekday with a repeat prescription slip collection box in the reception area at The Elms for the convenience of The Elms residents.
Local hospitals are Lincoln County and the John Coupland in Gainsborough.
The Elms itself offers many a varied view from the walks available on the Park. In addition to this there are river and canal side walks, all the twists and turns of the lanes through Torksey, past Lincoln Golf Course, and along the back roads linking the local villages.
There are also great local Special events plus Gainsborough Health Walks.
Not many places can say they have a unique Meditation Garden on their doorstep Buddha Maitreya was born and grew up in Handa, Japan, near Nagoya. After many journeys he settled in North Clifton and has built an infamous garden there which is open to the public.
Lincolnshire is steeped in history with so many iconic landmarks within easy reach such as Lincoln Castle, Gainsborough Old Hall and the famous Lincoln Cathedral, which has been used in many a film location with perhaps the most famous being the Da Vinci Code.
Lincolnshire is also famous for its rich aviation heritage, with sites such as the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln and Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum.
Torksey is home to Lincoln Golf Club, one of the finest courses in the County of Lincolnshire. Lincoln Golf Club have a reputation for some of the finest putting surfaces in the East Midlands and provide all year-round playability.
A little further afield in Laughterton is Millfield Golf Club, which boasts two 18 hole courses and a 9 hole par three and is also the home of The Millfield Junior Golf Academy. So, if golf is your pleasure, it’s simply another reason to move to The Elms!
Just because The Elms is a retirement village for the over 50’s does not mean your family or grandchildren cannot visit or stay with you, and there is plenty in the local area to keep the grandchildren entertained!
Within Torksey is the village green with a fantastic wooden play fort and playground equipment. Further afield there is an abundance of attractions including Bransby Horses, Sundown Adventureland and Whisby Nature Reserve to name but a few.