Long Sutton is a small market town situated in SE Lincolnshire close to the borders of Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. With a population approaching 5000, many shops and businesses and a busy street market every Friday this is a vibrant community, with a broad demographic mix.
Historically Long Sutton can trace its origins back to Norman times and possibly to the 9th century. It has links with John of Gaunt and the legendary Dick Turpin. The Parish Church of St Mary was founded towards the end of the 12th century and boasts a unique lead covered wood spire.
Architecturally there are some fine domestic buildings from the 18th century, reflecting the town's prosperity. Today Long Sutton has all the facilities associated with a small town: primary and secondary schools, a medical centre, dentist, library etc. There are hospitals in Kings Lynn, Wisbech and Boston, all within 30 minutes drive. A regular bus service runs to Spalding and Kings Lynn and feeder mini-coaches connect to it from the outlying villages. There are railway stations at Kings Lynn, Spalding and Peterborough where frequent trains take just 50 minutes to Kings Cross. For the sporty there are football, hockey and bowls clubs and many other recreational clubs and societies.
A number of footpaths lead from the town into the neighbouring countryside and some eventually link up with long distance trails. The coastal walk around The Wash is ideal for birdwatchers. The town boasts two public parks with children's play areas and a recently installed skate park.
The annual Flower Festival takes place in the parish church and attracts many people from far and near to see the high standard of flower arranging. Each year Long Sutton takes part in Britain in Bloom and throughout the summer the town is decked with flowers.
Ms K Treacher - Parish Clerk
The Parish Council Office
The Former Reform Church
Phone: 01406 366600