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Dunholme Village


Background picture taken of havesting in a corn field on Honeyholes Lane August 2014

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St Barnabas 

Join the 5km rainbow fun run for hospice care!

The colour Dash Event is back for a sixth year promising to be bigger and better than ever before!

This year, St Barnabas hospice celebrates its 40th Birthday. To honour the occasion the Hospice is bringing back the popular event with more paint powder than ever before and a goal of raising essential funds for Patient Care.

The Pandemic saw front line staff like those at St Barnabas being celebrated and thanked with rainbows. Sign up to this years Colour Dash and experience the joy of being covered in the colours of the rainbow whilst completing a 5km fun run. You will be raising much needed funds so St Barnabas frontline workers can continue delivering vital care to vulnerable patients across Lincolnshire.

Join us on Saturday May 14th from 9-30am at Lincolnshire Showground.

Sign up available on our website

Forever in our Hearts Appeal

“If there ever comes a day, we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever”

The St Barnabas Hospice forever in our hearts appeal is a special way to celebrate the life of a loved one with a lasting, personalised tribute. By donating you will receive a beautiful ironwork heart, handmade in Lincolnshire by the Old Smithy.

Anyone can donate for a heart, regardless of whether your loved one received hospice care or not. Remembering a loved one is very personal, which is why we have included the ability to personalise your ironwork heart with the name of your loved one. The hearts measure 18cm x 95cm.

As a tribute to all of those being remembered all hearts ordered before Sunday 20th March will feature in a spectacular display at the Deans Green, Lincoln Cathedral. This display will run from Sat 2nd April to Monday 18th April and will open for members of the public to visit and pay respects during this period.

Your loved one’s heart will help St Barnabas care for others at a time when they need it most. Hear are a few examples of what your donation might mean to the Hospice.

. £35-54 could pay for one hour of specialist inpatient care.

. £55-98 would fund our bereavement help line for a day giving support to those struggling with grief.

Volunteer news

We would like to say a massive thankyou to Christine Picksley who has been a vital volunteer for St Barnabas Hospice for 37 years, without volunteers like Christine  in the community we could not do many of the fundraising events we do. Thankyou from the bottom of our hearts Christine.

We are always looking for new volunteers and would love for people to set up village events and volunteer groups in their local community. Volunteering is varied and flexible and there is sure to be a role that works for you. It is also a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and boost your CV. Please get in touch if you are interested and thankyou for your continued support.


Deborah Yarwood Fundraising officer

Mobile 07785 727114/01522 540300   Email


Welton Village Library & Community Hub

Based at Manor Park, Hackthorn Road Welton LN2 3PA

Our normal opening: Monday 12noon to 5pm, Tuesday 9:30am to 2:30pm Wednesday & Saturday 10am to 12 noon (See below for Easter arrangements)

We are pleased to announce the return of two of our most popular events during April, firstly making a welcome return is our story time and craft afternoon which will be held on Monday 4th April between 2 & 4pm. A number of families enjoyed the valentines day event we held, this one will be Easter themed and we will welcome all children with their parents or carers who come along, no booking is necessary and you can call in at anytime during the two hours.

Our other event is the ever popular book-sale to be held on Saturday 9th April from 10am to 12noon. The book bargains will return priced at 20p paperback and 50p hardback which many of you came along and benefitted from a few weeks ago. We are dependent upon the book donations people kindly make and I’m pleased to say these help us not only with funds from the books we sell but also the library service has selected over 50 of your donated books that will find their place on library shelves both here and across the county. Your generosity is clearly helpful to us in many ways and as well as those coming along to buy we would ask that anyone with good quality books to donate either drop them off at the library when open or on the day of the sale.

Finally please note that the library will be closed over the Easter weekend, that is on Saturday 16th April and Monday 18th April, book borrowing periods will be automatically adjusted on the library system.

Mike Hubbert

Library volunteer co-ordinator


Lifestyle Fitness Classes with Heather Hunter 



Starting Wednesday 9th September 6.10-7.10pm

Welton Village Hall

All spaces must be booked



Starting Monday 14th September 7.15-8.15pm

Welton Village Hall

All spaces must be booked



Starting 5th October 2pm-3pm

Dunholme Village Hall

All spaces must be booked



Starting September on Mondays 9.30-10.30am

Nettleham Village 

All spaces must be booked 



Starting September on Thursdays 9.30- 10.30am

Nettleham Village

All spaces must be booked 



PLEASE RING 01673 862404 / 07592577008 OR EMAIL

The Mustard Seed

The Mustard Seed is opening this year 2022 on the 3rd of March until 29th of Oct

Any donations would be gratefully appreciated, and the shop will open on Tuesday 22nd Feb and Thurs 24th Feb to accept donations 10 am to 12pm.

No large items please as we cannot accept these for health and safety reasons Looking forward to seeing you on opening. Please pop in and have a browse,

Prices are reasonable.

Please follow Covid Guidelines

Thank you  Anne


About St Barnabas

Sy Barnabas Hospice is the leading charity in Lincolnshire providing palliative and end-of-life care to adults living with a life-limiting terminal illness. 


Our Vision

Our Vision is a world where dying with dignity, compassion and having choices is a fundamental part of a life.


Our Mission

Our Mission is to ensure all individuals facing the end of their life in Lincolnshire receive dignified, compassionate care when they require it and where they ask for it.


For further information on how to access our care please call 0300 020 0694


Tree Cycle has taken place in January and it has been an amazing success. We had over 1200 tree’s registered for collection and we have raised over £26,000 which is just simply an amazing amount and will go a long way to helping patients and their families who are living with life limiting and terminal illnesses across Lincolnshire.


“I’d like to say a huge thank you to the people and businesses who have chosen to support our Tree-cycle this year.

This year we will be celebrating 40 years of St Barnabas Hospice, we have many exciting things planned for the year ahead. I will look forward to letting you know all about them in the upcoming weeks.


The Hospice has a range of ideas suited to all types of supporters. Please visit to view the list.


Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers and many thanks to you all for your continued support.

Stay Safe Everyone

Rebecca Hooton 07825 713 666



Dunholme Community Lottery

Dunholme Community Lottery

Congratulations to our March Bonus winners and thanks to them and you our members.

No. 073 - 1st prize £210 -  Lesley Wykes

No. 113 - 2nd prize £120 - Dorothie Johnson

No. 180 - 3rd prize £90 -    Estate of Alma Smith

Believe it or not, but since the lottery began in 2013 this is the first time I will have written a piece for the May edition of the Dunholme News. As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers, and what a lovely month it is. It is no coincidence that the first Open Gardens at Dunholme Lodge is in May, and you might want to go and have a look, enjoy the gardens and have a cuppa and cake, and reflect on the beauty of what is around us. We hope that perhaps you might want to reflect on the good that the Community Lottery is making in Dunholme and want to be a part of it.

If you want to know a bit more about the Lottery, how it works, how much it costs and importantly how to join, then please don’t hesitate to call one of us or contact us through the email address.

Margaret Clifton 01673 866245

Glyn Jones 01673 862358



Dunholme Lodge

National Garden Scheme Open Garden

Hugh and Lesley Wykes would like to thank all those people who helped, visited and supported our recent National Garden Scheme open garden recently.  Although, a lot of hard work goes in to it, it is always worthwhile supporting our local church, St Chads, and the National Garden Scheme charities—mainly the nursing charities- of which we have been in great need of over the last 18 months!

It is with great pleasure and satisfaction that we can tell you that over £3,000 was raised of which £1100 has gone to St Chads and £1950 has gone to the National Garden Scheme charities.

This could not have happened without your support.  The help from Lorraine, Margaret and Sandra was especially valued.

 Very many thanks ! '


Hugh and Lesley Wykes

Dunholme Lodge


Help Needed at Dunholme Lodge Garden

 Person required to do some weeding and tidying in a large garden and help prepare it for our charity open days. To start immediately. 8-10 hours per week. Flexible to fit around school hours. Experience helpful but not essential. Just loads of enthusiasm needed. Good rate of pay.

 Contact Lesley 07771675146 or

Dunholme News November 2021 


Official Re-Opening of the Dunholme Old School

On 25 October 2018, the Old School Trustees were delighted to welcome and entertain a mixture of dignitaries and Old School users to the premises, to mark the official re-opening of certain areas of the building following extensive renovation work It was an ideal opportunity to express gratitude to the various bodies which have provided funding towards the renovation and extension work – West Lindsey District Council, the National Lottery and iGas Energy - and to showcase what has been achieved to date with the money raised. West Lindsey’s Chairman Cllr Pat Mewis and Vice-Chairman, Steve England, along with other WL councilors, were in attendance, as was Julian Tedder, CFO of iGas Energy and Gail Jackson (CEO of Community Lincs). After a presentation from the Dunholme Trust Chairman, John Ritchie and the Treasurer ,Grahame Dunkin the representatives were invited to cut ribbons marking the official re-opening of the kitchen, committee room and toilet block areas. Grahame had previously been nominated for, and awarded, the 2018 Community Lincs John Barker Trophy Award (Community Buildings) and this was presented to him during the course of the Open Day event by Jenny Stone from Community Lincs.


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Cllr Pat Mewis, Chairman of WLDC, cuts the ribbon on the extended and refurbished kitchen.

With the WLDC Vice Chairman, Steve England  and John Ritchie

The Trust Chairman



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Mother & Todler Goup

Gennie McBride & Amy Woodley

1st session - free- there after £1 for 1st child the 0.50p for second and third

88 Lincoln Road

 Dunholme LN2 3QY


Jeff Leather

£35 for 5 weeks


Dunholme Brownies

Pam Street

£15 per term. 6 terms per year


Slimming World

Rebecca Stones

£10 to join £4.95 weekly


Ladies Club

Sue Rawson

£1.50 a session

01673 862552

Impish Quilters

Mrs Tarling



Parish Council Meetings

Anjum Sawhney


Clerk -

Laura Richardson

01673 862738

Friendship Club

Janice Ritchie

£1.25 per session

01673 861172

Bridge Club

Glynn Elwick

£10 per pair per match

Jumble Sales

Sue Rawson

20p entrance

01673 862552

Agricultural Training

James Christian-Ilett B. SC.

£480 + VAT per course

01673 860925

Jambusters WI

Craft Classes

Mandy Murray

£7.50 per lesson

01673 565295

Computer Training

John Ritchie

Individuals Free  £20/Hour for classes of 6

01673 961172

Luncheon Club

Theresa Morran

£4.50 for a 2 course meal

01673 860538

Camera Club

Grahame Dunkin 01673 860469

Lisa Dancing

Lisa Hurst


Bible Studies CBSI

Jane Hutchinson

£10 per year + weekly voluntary contributions

01673 866467

Welton & Dunholme Drama Group Rehearsals

Ashley Ottewell


01673 861065

Welton & Dunholme Pantomime Group

Ashley Ottewell


01673 861065

Lincolshire German Shepherd dog & all breeds Training Society

Chris Bell

£40 Annual Subscription

Training Ground, Bishops Bridge,
Saxilby Road,

The Vintage tearooms

Jennie Fox



Dunholme PCC

Church Warden


Church Warden

 Dave Rosier

Church Fete

Heather Hunter


01673 862228

Dunholme Community Lottery

Helen Loving

£1 a go 

Dunholme Lodge Open Garden

Lesley & Hugh Wykes


Children Free

01673 860356

Chad's Coffee Shop



Church Warden Dave Rosier

Knit & Natter

Dave Rosier


Church Warden

Dave Rosier

Dunholme & District Indoor Bowls Club

Janet Wright

£33 pa + £2.20 per 2 hour session

01673 861683

Dunholme Outdoor Bowls Club

Mike Prestwood

£20 pa then £1.00 per match

01673 860242

Dunholme Village Hall Committee

Janice Ritchie


01673 861172

Dunholme Old School Committee

Janice Ritchie


01673 861172

Dunholme News Committee

Sue Rawson


Janice Ritchie Chair; 

 John Ritchie Editor;

Sue Rawson Manager

Dunholme Web Site

John Ritchie


01673 861172