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Manby is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, and lies approximately 5 miles (8 km) east from Louth. The 2001 Census recorded a village population of 833, reducing to 759 at the 2011 Census.
Manby contains a village post office and school. Other amenities, including a primary school, the Lancaster Inn public house (formerly the Manby Arms), two village shops, and an Italian restaurant, are in the conjoined village of Grimoldby, separated from Manby by the B1200 road.
Manby scout group, the 1st Manby, has existed for 60 years. It is one of only two scout groups in the area to include all scouting sections: Beavers, aged 6–8; Cubs, aged 8–10; Scouts, aged 11½–14; and Explorers, aged 14–18. The other is the 6th Skegness.
RAF Manby was situated near the village between 1938 and 1974. Houses in Manby were built for RAF personnel, with village streets named after aeroplanes. In the late 1980s the entire pre war Married Quarter estate Carlton Park was sold to a Roger Byron-Collins company.
The airfield sold for commercial use. It is now a business park, and the former airfield has been returned to agriculture with an intensive cattle fattening plant. The headquarters of East Lindsey District Council occupies one of the buildings on the site, and Regents Academy also are based at the park.
In 2008 East Lindsey District Council proposed that the site be a possible location for an eco-town of 5,000 homes; it appeared on a government shortlist of ten such sites. After protests from residents the council voted to withdraw the plan.
- "Parish council". Lincolnshire County Council. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
- "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 17 August 2015.
- Historic England. "Manby Airfield (1402569)". PastScape. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
- "Council rejects eco town scheme". BBC News. 26 June 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2009.
- "Eco-town 'would increase car use'". BBC News. 1 July 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2009.
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