local services

Transport

The villages are situated approximately 14 miles from the City of Nottingham and 11 miles from Melton Mowbray. The nearest selection of shops is in the small market town of Bingham, approximately 3 miles away.  There is a fairly regular bus service from Granby to Nottingham (until 5.00pm) and a two hourly service to Bingham and Melton Mowbray.

 The villages are also reasonably close to the M1, A1, the main East Coast rail line to London Kings Cross (from Grantham and Newark on Trent) and East Midlands Airport. According to the 2001 census, 120 people in the Parish travelled to work by car, van or motor-cycle, whilst only 6 relied on public transport to do so. A further 41 people either worked at home or relied on other means of transport. The 2001 census also indicated that there were only 8 households without a car or a van.

Improved bus service for Granby and Sutton

As a direct result of implementing the parish plan, the bus services to Granby and Sutton have recently been improved. The 22 service from Granby to Nottingham now includes a stop in Sutton. The village has had no bus service for many years and residents are delighted that they once again connected by public transport to Granby and Bingham as well as Nottingham and the villages en route.

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The 53E service has been introduced on an experimental basis to run each evening, with the exception of Sundays. This connects Granby and Sutton with the Nottingham buses at Cotgrave and opens up opportunities to get to the city and back by bus in the evenings. Later in the evenings there is an on demand connection to Sutton and Granby for the late buses from Nottingham. It is important that we use this service if it to become permanently established.

Timetables are on the bus stops or contact the travel line on 0871 200  22 33 or the website (See link on right panel)

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Education support

The Granby Trust

Nottinghamshire County Council are the Trustees of the Granby Educational Foundation, which was established in 1955 and derives from the sale of the Old Granby School and School House. This produces a small amount of income which may be distributed to children in financial need, who live in Granby, for the benefit of their education. Applications may be made at any time of the year.

See: Granby Trust link to Nottinghamshire County Council site.

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