Anybody around here

(58 Posts)
BabesandJugs Sat 28-May-11 11:02:31

Hi i'm just wondering if there is anyone around this area? I'm moving back near to Scunthorpe and don't really know anybody anymore. School and college friends are now all dotted around the country as we've all grown up and moved on.

I'm 29 and have a daughter aged 7 and son just over 2. OH works away alot - so would be great to have some adult conversations, other than with the dog or cat!

posheroo Fri 15-Nov-13 11:52:58

I lived in scunny as a boy went to crosbie primary school

Rowgtfc72 Tue 03-Jul-12 16:06:47

Hiyah Kristy ! Its verrrry quiet over here!

kristy1985 Tue 03-Jul-12 12:12:47

Hi everyone

I'm new to mumsnet too. I live I market rasen with my husband of a year & 8 month old son. I used to live in Lincoln so haven't moved very far!

Hope you are all well?


prettyblueeyes Fri 04-May-12 08:14:20

Ah signs of life! Haha, hello smile I sure will enjoy my rest, I cannot wait to finish work. Thanks for saying hello smile

Rowgtfc72 Thu 03-May-12 22:41:36

Hello prettyblueeyes , bit quiet over here but we all pop up every now and again ! Enjoy having a rest before little un appears .

prettyblueeyes Thu 03-May-12 14:43:58

Hello everyone! I'm new to mumsnet so this is my first post!
I'm currently 31 weeks pregnant with my first baby so I'm very scared but also very excited smile feeling very uncomfortable lately though, booo.
I finish work in 2 weeks and it can't come quick enough, I need a break!!
Anyway, thought I'd say hello as I live near Brigg, although I was born and brought up in Grimsby, which seems to be near all of you ladies smile. Speak soon hopefully.

Rowgtfc72 Fri 23-Mar-12 17:14:01

Nice to hear from you ! Finding out now dd is five that juggling work and school is so much less hassle than work and nursery !

pinkgirlythoughts Thu 22-Mar-12 14:29:57

I'm back at work now, so things have got very hectic round here with trying to juggle work and taking DS to nursery!

Rowgtfc72 Fri 09-Mar-12 16:00:09

Its all gone quiet over here ! How is everyone ?

Rowgtfc72 Mon 28-Nov-11 17:41:50

Ah, posher school then (only joking ) !

pinkgirlythoughts Sat 19-Nov-11 10:24:11

Probably shouldn't say where I work, as with the other info I've given on here it would out me completely, but it's not any of the three you've mentioned!

Rowgtfc72 Sat 12-Nov-11 14:11:04

Peoples park has had a million pound revamp and I believe it has security now. Going towards town is rough though !

Rudawakening Fri 11-Nov-11 18:00:41

I grew up in Scartho, went to Toll bar school which is quite a good secondary school but quite far from People's Park.

The park and immediate are are fine there used to be a lot of vandalism, my parents nearly bought a house there but at the time there was violence in the park every night as the surrounding area is quite bad going towards town. One incident I remember is that someone caught most of the fish in the pond, beheaded them and left them lying around everywhere in the park for people to find.

I haven't lived there for 8 years so don't know what it is like now.

Rowgtfc72 Fri 11-Nov-11 17:53:26

Apologies for double post !

Rowgtfc72 Fri 11-Nov-11 17:48:42

Kids at my youth club where bussed into Caistor Grammar. Its always happened. Pink , she went to Elliston but we found we were not in their catchment area so ended up at Queen Mary. She also did a stint at Reynolds daycare. Being nosy back , where do you teach ? (You don't have to answer !)

Rowgtfc72 Fri 11-Nov-11 17:47:08

Kids at my youth club where bussed into Caistor Grammar. Its always happened. Pink , she went to Elliston but we found we were not in their catchment area so ended up at Queen Mary. She also did a stint at Reynolds daycare. Being nosy back , where do you teach ? (You don't have to answer !)

MaudLebowski Fri 11-Nov-11 09:50:15

Ah that makes sense. I was just looking at it on the map and thinking 'well that's miles away- no chance!'
Guess I'll have to get back to worrying about the house, now I've finished worrying about secondary schooling for a one year old [nutter]

pinkgirlythoughts Fri 11-Nov-11 09:41:29

Just speaking from personal experience, I went to Caistor Grammar and there were loads of Grimsby kids there. Because the school is in a very rural area, there aren't actually that many kids living within the catchment area, I don't think, which leaves quite a few spaces for children from further away. You do get a lot of kids from the private schools there, as they apparently do a lot of 11+ preparation, but you also get a good number from 'ordinary' state schools too (like me!).

MaudLebowski Fri 11-Nov-11 09:20:11

Thanks both, much appreciated!
Having read the admissions info for the grammars at Caistor and Louth I don't see how a kid from Grimsby would get into them to be honest, they both have catchment areas and then places are awarded by closeness to the school/test score. So being that far away surely the test score would have to be exceptional- but I may be wrong as the private schools both push their 11+ preparation so presumably that means there's a good chance of their kids getting in. Confusing. This is of course all me avoiding looking at the work on the house itself, which is well scary!

pinkgirlythoughts Thu 10-Nov-11 19:48:53

I used to live near People's Park! You're right, it is an odd mix (especially in that area) of great big houses, and run down dumps- but it's a great place to live, as it's really close to the town centre. Lisle Marsden is one of the best schools in the area, and always oversubscribed. Quite a lot of kids from there go on to local grammar schools.

row, can I ask which nursery your daughter went to? Only being nosy 'cos I teach in a Cleethorpes school!

Rowgtfc72 Thu 10-Nov-11 19:05:19

Peoples Park is lovely ! Honestly, Grimsby is a dump it has the highest rates of this that and the other! However we 'over here' think the same about Scunthorpe! But, there are some really great people here, there is work if you look for it properly and me and dd have never been short of things to do and have made some really good friends doing them! I live in a rougher area near Sidney Park(think poor mans People Park) but we dont stay barricaded in the house and are out most days. Im rapidly approaching 40 so I'm old enough to be most of the school mums mother but the mix of mums at the groups round here range from teenagers to older than me! If I could get into gear to look for a professional job (got a degree) Im sure I could find one. As it is I work part time in a factory as it fits round dps job and means we dont pay for childcare. Wow,sorry I've written an essay!Hope it helps.

MaudLebowski Thu 10-Nov-11 08:51:45

Thanks Rowgtfc. Ds is only 1 so secondary schools have got some time to improve! The house is needs a vast amount of work and would be a 'house for life' to quote Kirstie Allsop, just not sure about the town. It's near people's park, which is so lovely... I can't actually put my finger on what's bothering me to be honest.

Would you advise someone (me!) to move there? Errr, I'm mid thirties, sahm at present but want to get back into a professional-ish career at some point. Dh is a teacher in Scunthorpe. We need toddler friendly places to go as I go nuts if stuck on the house all day.

Thanks for your help!

Rowgtfc72 Wed 09-Nov-11 18:52:37

Hi. I've lived in Grimsby all my life and it suits me fine but got to admit its a bit of a dump. All secondary schools seem to be facing the same problems at the minute having just recently turned into acadamys. Dd is four so we're going to worry about it nearer the time but it would depend how old your ds is. I have friends whose dcs are at St James which is our local private school or there are a couple of Montessori schools which get good press. Dd goes to Queen Mary Ave Infants which gets an average Ofsted score but is a lovely school. Lisle Marsden often has a waiting list so it must be doing something right. Case of looking round and seeing what you make of it I guess. Grimsby too is what you make of it. It all depends where you socialise and who you mix with as to what bit of Grimsby you see! Hope that helps a bit. Anything else you need to know just ask !

MaudLebowski Wed 09-Nov-11 10:22:10


I'm looking at moving to Grimsby and am hoping I can pick your brains for a bit of local knowledge! Does anyone have anything they could tell me about the local schools? Ds would go to lisle Marsden which seems good but the secondary (oasis winteringham) seems to be erm....facing challenges. Do people go private or out of area or something? There's probably something I don't know, please enlighten me! I'd also like to know what it's like as a place to live, I've never seen such contrast in a place, with half a million pound houses two streets from really rundown areas, is it a nice place to live? Appreciate your help!

peachy77 Mon 31-Oct-11 19:05:11

Sorry not been online for a little while. We must have been @ fun forest on the same day rowgtfc. My ds party was on 16th Oct and I couldn't agree more. It was fabulous, the kids had a great time and the food was age appropriate. The staff even provided the candles for the cake as I forgot them, doh!

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