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Dunholme Village


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

Dunholme Friendship Club

Hello everyone. Well it looks as though more and more activities are getting back to normal, or near normal, but of course with certain restrictions still in place. At the Dunholme Friendship Club we have looked at the situation and have come to the decision that it would be unwise to re-start our meeting at this moment in time.  We feel that it would be impossible to  meet the  conditions required for social distancing and to continue with our games and  other activities.


Reluctantly therefore we have postponed any reopening until such times when it would be safe to do so. We will continually keep  this decision under review  each month and let you all know when we will start our meetings again, thank you.

Janice Ritchie

01673 861172


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

Pelham Bridge Closure

Repair works to extend the life of Pelham Bridge are set to start on Monday 7 June 2021, lasting around ten weeks.

Pelham Bridge will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians whilst work takes place.

The bridge – which was originally opened by the Queen in 1958 – needs to have its expansion joints replaced, have a new course of water-proofing installed, and be resurfaced.


A new barrier will also be installed between the footpath and the road on the bridge to keep pedestrians safe.

During the works, northbound traffic will be diverted along the East West Link Road and Tentercroft Street to cross University Bridge and use Newland and Wigford Way to re-join Melville Street. And southbound traffic will be directed vice versa.


Drivers are advised to use the Lincoln Eastern Bypass, and other alternative routes, as much as possible.

Lincoln Transport Hub – the bus and train stations and associated car parking – will be accessible throughout the works using the diversion.

Pedestrians will be directed to the High Street to cross the train tracks at the level crossing.


The tidal flow system on Canwick Road directly south of the bridge will be temporarily disabled, and the middle lane closed; for both safety and to smooth the flow of traffic along the alternative routes.

Karen Cassar, assistant director for highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said:

"There's no doubt that Pelham Bridge is one of the busiest routes in Lincoln, and we appreciate that these works will have a significant impact on traffic to and from the city centre.


"However, this work is essential to make sure that water and salt can't get into the joints of the bridge and weaken the structure. The bridge hasn't been re-waterproofed since it was built over 60 years ago.

"To help reduce impact on the city's traffic, we've waited to start work until the Lincoln Eastern Bypass was open, and we're carrying it out largely over the summer holidays when traffic over the bridge is much lighter."

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Dunholme Luncheon Club.
“If anyone has spare time, we could really do with some extra helpers at Dunholme Luncheon Club. We make an serve lunch for 40 senior citizens from Dunholme and the surrounding villages.
We meet on a Tuesday on a fortnightly basis, totalling 20 sessions a year.  Anytime that you can spare between 9am and 2pm would be greatly appreciated. Just an hour makes a huge difference. If you are interested please call Penny on 01673 861447.
Many thanks Dunholme Luncheon Club

35 Years of Local Village Pantomime!

This year we are celebrating our 35th performance at Welton Pantomime Group since the group was formed in 1984. The group was an off shoot of the Welton Amateur Dramatics Society (WADS) which was formed in the 1940’s and ran until taking a five year break from 1977-1982. Once the group was restarted by Judy Hall, Pam Gozzard and Kath Keyte along with a group of new members, it was decided that WADS would like to put on a pantomime. The first pantomime took place in 1984 and from this point on a separate group, which became ‘Welton Pantomime Group’ was then formed. The very first pantomime in the village was a performance of Cinderella which raised £170 for the NSPCC.  As the years went on, the pantomime became the main focus raising money for local charities and causes each year.

Over the years we have covered all the major pantomimes such as: Peter Pan, Aladdin, Babes in the Wood, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White, Dick Whittington and Puss in boots. Undoubtedly, everyone has their favourites but it’s clear that the Christmas pantomime has become a firm favourite within the village with many returning each year for some festive, family fun.

Many panto members have come and gone but the panto lives on and each year lots of hard work goes into planning, rehearsals, costuming and events to fundraise. Without the many people and members who volunteer their time, the pantomime wouldn’t be able to continue.

During the 35-year period we have raised over £27,000 however we are hoping to reach the milestone of £30,000 after this year’s performance. All the money raised has been donated to local groups and charities such as Umbrellas Lincoln, Special Care Baby Unit, Lives, St Andrew’s Hospice, Kid’s STRUT and Welton Patients and Doctors Association to name but a few!

All of this has been possible due to the fantastic support we receive from locals by attending the pantomime each year and the generosity of local businesses in donating prizes for raffles, costumes etc. Our 2018 charity was Umbrellas Lincoln which received a donation of £2000. This year our chosen group is Welton Scouts and Guides and FISH (Food In School Holidays- Dunholme) which will benefit children from the local area.

Please join us on 29th and 30th November for this year’s performances. Its great family fun and raising money for good causes. For more information contact or follow us on Facebook! Tickets on sale from 1st October.




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The Dunholme Trust - Charity No 1160106


Dunholme Old School has seen quite a few changes over the last couple of years and hopefully more in the future, The kitchen is completed now and users have plenty of room to prepare their food etc., the ladies toilets are much more modern with the inclusion of cubicles. A lick of paint in some areas has brightened the building up which I must say is ongoing, the main hall will be the next one to have a facelift and then we can get the old images of the village up again, strange actually because I took the canvas prints down whilst we were having the kitchen built and the doorway put in to accommodate access to the toilets without walking through the kitchen area (local users will know what I mean by the last sentence) and now we have a number of people asking when the canvasses will be going back up? The reason as mentioned earlier is that we will be decorating in the main hall over the next month or so.

 At the Old School we also have a very large building at the rear which accommodates space for businesses and at the moment we have a room which has become free. The area could be used for a number of purposes so if you have a need for more space then please get in touch and I can show you round and see if it will be suitable for you, ideal usage would be office type use, the area is approximately 7mtrs x 5 mtrs. Anyone interested then please get in touch


You can book the Old School by contacting Janice our booking secretary 01673 861172.

Bookings being taken NOW for Kids parties, birthday parties, Christmas parties (we have a family who regularly books the Old School for Christmas day) so whatever your requirements get in touch with Janice.


Graham Dunkin 01673 860469


St Barnabas

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and it was a time spent with loved ones, friends and families. I would like to wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year to you all.

Our Torch Light Procession which took place on Tuesday 26th November, 2019 was a truly memorable and poignant evening. The RAF Waddington pipe band played along the route, pausing outside our Inpatient Unit on Nettleham Road, where staff and some of our patients who were able came out to watch the procession pass by, moving onto our Tree of Life which was at the Lincoln Hotel and had 2000 dedicated lights on it.  People tied their messages of love around the tree and the Cathedral was lit in the St Barnabas colours of blue and yellow and over 1,000 people joined together remembering the people that we love, who are no longer with us. A truly incredible evening one of which I am sure many people will remember for a long time.

Let St Barnabas take the hassle of disposing your real Christmas tree for a donation to the Hospice. Our friendly team of elves will collect and dispose of your tree in the most environmentally responsible way.

 The process is simple; just book your tree collection online on  Booking closes on 6th January. In taking part; you can feel great knowing you have donated vital funds to St Barnabas and recycled too!

A big thank you to Edward Inchley and our wonderful volunteers for holding a coffee morning at his home and for all the people who attended, it raised over £500 for our China Trek. It was a great morning and very well attended. Many thanks

Did you auntie give you yet another jumper, or did you receive too many socks this Christmas? If you are wondering what to do with your unwanted presents then look no further... We’d love them! You can donate your items to one of our 26 St Barnabas shops and help to care for people near you every day of the year. Remember to Gift Aid your donations to help us raise an extra 25% at no cost to you! Find your nearest shop at or call 01522 559 500

Last year we cared for 1,822 patients over the winter (December, January and February). This is across our Clinical services we could not do this without the support of those in our communities our sincere and heartfelt thanks to you all.

Becca Hooton; Community Fundraiser or 07825 713666



Dear Editor

The front page of the Welton News describes the changes in the new bus routes around our villages, Welton's gain Scothern's loss, looking at it from another angle, Scothern has gained a brand new Bus Shelter outside the Scothern Nurseries, but now no buses, well planned that one!
Dunholme is to get something like 340 houses along Honeyholes Lane in the very near future, yet we have to walk down to the Primary School or the old Spar Shop area, which, if you have anything of a disability takes around and hour, and the same when you come back, we used to drive to Welton Village Hall, the only available public parking area, and catch the bus direct and return without any walking incurred, that's being stopped. The Park and Ride from Waitrose worked very well, until the drivers waited in the Waitrose Carpark lay by until all potential Park and Ride customers had risked their lives crossing the Nettleham Road at the KFC food outlet, to catch any bus going to town, thereby the records would show that there were zero returns on the Park and Ride bus, thus not viable.  Why couldn't the drivers allow passengers to get on the bus and leave on time?  Not so long ago the City Council decided that the Park and Ride was not viable because it only catered for the geriatrics that live in the Northern West Lindsey villages, I feel that the same discriminatory rules will apply, specially after all the new signs for the "Park and Ride Mon to Sat" have just been put up along the Bye -Pass. It rings the death knell.
    So we have more and more people living in the villages with more and more children, so they will require more and more SUV's and fill up all areas of the Bye-Pass in Lincoln, but no buses routed sensibly to relieve the load, and no where to publicly park if you have a disability or disabled person on board, well done to all those concerned, at totally disjointed, thoughtless exercise to all of our residents, except, of course' Scothern, who have a lovely Bus Shelter, I wonder how long that will last?
John Smallwood.


Umbrellas Lincoln

Umbrellas Lincoln. Never heard of us?
That's probably because we're a relatively new organisation and we've only had charity status since March 2018.

Umbrellas Lincoln was initially set up in 2014 by Charlotte, our chair. We have 7 trustees, the majority of whom have children with addition needs. These vary greatly from autism and ADHD, to severe brain damage and physical disabilities, which means that between us we have a wealth of experience, both as parents of children with additional needs, but also in dealing with services and organisations to achieve the best for our children.

The main aim of Umbrellas is to raise funds to build a play and meeting place for children, young adults and families with additional needs. This aim is two fold, not only does it provide a place to meet and play, it provides a support network for parents carers and families, allows children and young adults to be around others and build social skills and allows siblings to form support networks as many are often young carers. We believe that a place where families can spend time together and have fun, as a family without judgement, is essential.

At varying locations, until we have somewhere to call our own, we are currently running events such as inclusive play so that parents and children are able to meet and have fun. These locations vary from 'Windmill Farm' to Birchwood climbing centre as we aim to meet the requirements of a wide variety of needs. We are also looking at other venues to ensure that they are stimulating and meeting the needs of all.

There are many ways we fundraise and we have lots of events planned throughout the year. These include wine tasting, an evening with Dan Hadfield, a pamper night, race night, many coffee mornings at Thorpe on the Hill Community Centre and The Old School in Dunholme and many, many, other exciting opportunities.

If you'd like to see more about what we do, follow us on Facebook - Umbrellas Lincoln or if you can help is in any way, by volunteering or donating items for events, cakes for coffee mornings etc, please get in touch. We are always grateful of help in any form and we'd like to thank everyone who has supported Umbrellas in any way so far in our journey.

Emmie Gamble


A46 Round about

An additional set of night-time road closures near Dunholme and Welton will be required following several nights of unfavourable weather during w/c 4th May.


Due to the cold, wet weather we had during our initial set of planned night works earlier this month, we couldn’t lay all the final road surfacing near the new A46 Dunholme/Welton roundabout.

As a result, a week of night-time closures will be in place from Monday 24 May.


The following roads will be closed for up to seven evenings, 7pm to 6am, starting Monday 24 May:

A46 will be closed from Deepdale Lane Nettleham to Lincoln Road Dunholme

Diversion via A46 Nettleham Roundabout / A15 Riseholme Roundabout / A15-A1500 Showground Roundabout / A15-A631 Roundabout (Caenby Corner) / and either the A631 or A1103 back to the A46, and vice versa

Lincoln Road, Welton will be closed from its junction with Honeyholes Lane to the new roundabout

Diversion via Honeyholes Lane / right onto Ryland Road / right onto Lincoln Road, Dunholme. This then joins the main closure diversion on the A46 to get to Lincoln.

Horncastle Lane will be closed from the A15 to A46 (with access at A15 end)

Diversion via the A15-A1500 Showground Roundabout / A15 Riseholme Roundabout / A46 Nettleham Roundabout, and vice versa

Heath Lane to Scothern will remain closed


We're very close to having the new roundabout complete, with it set to open during w/c 31st May.


However, temporary traffic signals will be in place on the A46 between 7:30am to 6pm, for up to five days starting Monday 7 June to safely install barriers near the garage and car dealership.

All traffic management will be removed from the roundabout once the barriers are fully installed.


For the latest news on the A46 Dunholme / Welton Roundabout, visit


Any questions you may have concerning works in progress or forthcoming works please direct your query to Rachel Galley 07752065547 or


 Rachel Galley

 Public Liaison Officer

Eurovia Contracting North, Eurovia Infrastructure Ltd

Silkstone House

Pioneer Close

Wath upon Dearne

South Yorkshire  S63 7JZ


T:  01709 765360, M: 07752065547




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


The Dunholme Trust (Charity No 1160106)

Dunholme Old School Community Centre

8 Market Rasen Road, Dunholme, LN2 3QR




 The Dunholme Old School has been a community centre since 1984 when it was taken over by volunteers after the village school moved to new premises on Ryland Road. Since then it has served as a venue for various organisations in a common effort to advance education and to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure time occupation with the objective of improving the conditions of life for the residents.  So much so that the Dunholme Parish Council registered it as a Community Asset in 2014.


 Over the years the committee has tried to maintain and improve the building as much as possible with little funds but managed with a few grants to make it more comfortable for the users.

In 2000 the committee were able to buy the property from the Lincoln Diocesan Board with the help of the National Lottery.  Then in 2015 the committee decided to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation as The Dunholme Trust.  The property was then conveyed to the Trust.


The committee now became the Trustees with a covenant that the building can only be used as a Community Centre.  Since 2015 the trustees have overseen a programme of renovation work in rebuilding the kitchen, refurbishing the Committee room and a complete strip out and rebuilding of the toilets at a cost of over £60,000, half of which was from grant funding. Further work is planned in 2020 to extend the central heating to the main hall and to restore the external brickwork back to near its original condition. We have just installed WIFI which is free to all users.

It has been recognised for over 25 years that the old rear playground was somewhat of a wasted space and that it could be used more productively. The old wooden building at the rear although every effort has been made to repair and renovate it is really beyond its useful life.

So, in 2016 the Trustees engaged a local firm of architects to draw up plans to create new facilities at the rear of the old school. This would fill most of the space available and incorporate all the rooms lost from the removal of the wooden building. It would also include a larger hall than we have at present.


 It is not our intention to compete with our village hall but compliment it by not only having its main use for our current users but also to concentrate on the performing arts of drama, music and indoor sports.  This then will leave the original hall free for further development.   Although no final decision can be made until planning for the project has been approved suggestions of a permanent tea room and/or a Social Club have been muted. We intend to maintain the front façade as it is an important part of the vista of the historical heart of the village. Once approval has been given a full business plan will be produced for consultation.

 Whatever it is must by law  be only for Charitable purposes.

With the increase in population over the next few years we feel that there will be a need for further facilities of social welfare, recreation and leisure. Should you have any queries or ideas please contact either myself or Grahame Dunkin on 01673 860469, 07501259001,


 J A Ritchie

John A Ritchie BEM

Chairman of ‘The Dunholme Trust’

 01673 861172, 07981255423


Welton Village Library & Community Hub

How many of you knew we have a very successful crime and thriller writer living in Welton? Someone who has just had her sixth book published following a top ten appearance in the Amazon Kindle Store chart as well as many weeks in the top 100 list. And in addition her books can also be obtained in paperback. So we have invited Janice Frost, master of crime, to talk at the first community hub event of 2020 on Tuesday 28th January at 2:00pm. Come and meet Janice, find out how she goes about her work, how she develops her murderous ideas and hear her confirm the location of the place that is the inspiration for the fictional Cathedral City of Stromford in her novels. Our first author at the hub, it would be criminal to miss this chance to meet her!


The CoderDojo returns on Tuesday 14th January at 6pm, if you are  7-17 years old or know of anyone in that age group interested in computer coding please contact us at for further details.

The library will re-open after the festive break on Monday 6th January at 1:00pm, please note that we are continuing with Saturday opening from 11th January between 10am and 12 noon.


Finally a reminder that we have a facebook page, just search under Welton Village Library and Community Hub to find and follow us. We post all up to date information on that page.

Mike Hubbert

Library Volunteer Co-ordinator





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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

A46 / Lincoln Road Welton Improvement Scheme

An Information Event was held in the  Welton Manor Golf Centre (The Falconer), Hackthorn Road, 0n Thursday 15th June 2017  from 1:00pm to 7:00pm.

 Those that attended were able to meet with the design team behind plans to enhance safety and reduce congestion at the A46 / Lincoln Road (Welton Lane) junction.

 The improvement scheme aims to improve safety and reduce congestion at the current A46 / Lincoln Road T-junction by constructing a new three-armed roundabout and realigning the existing roads on the approaches.


 It was unfortunate that the  notification for this consultation was not received until 22nd May which was too late to get into the June edition of the Dunholme News and consequently few people knew about it.

However if you wish to  have more information, visit

Or contact  Charlotte Hughes. Assistant Project Leader

 Technical Services Partnership, Lincolnshire County Council

Crown House, Grantham Street, Lincoln, LN2 1BD

Customer Service Centre 01522 782070 . Direct Line 01522 555586.


The  existing road from Welton will be realigned further to the west  but leaving the existing road just as an access to the Centurion Garage. The  last bend on Welton Lane will be removed by the realignment which will also involve removal of the trees in the little copse on the west side. The whole area will be landscaped with new trees planted and it appears there may now be a path/cycle  track along this new stretch of road. I was informed that the proposed roundabout  at the junction of Lincoln Road (Dunholme) and the A46 will not happen. But the crest of the hill just past the Centurion Garage will be reduced by 2 Metres. The highways department has carried out computer modelling and the new layout and it is considered to be sufficient for all traffic needs up to at least 2035.

John Ritchie. Editor 01673 861172


Welton Monce Family Twinning Group

As I write this we are preparing for our bi-annual visit to our twin village of Monce' en Belin. Weather looks good with a forecast, in Le Mans, of sunshine and 27c over the weekend.  Presents are packed, coach and trains are booked and anticipation of what will be in store is high. 


 We are holding our 'Call My Bluff' wine event once again on October 26th, see the advertisement in this issue for more information.  This event should probably be known as 'Would I lie to You' listening to the descriptions put forward by the panel, which will once again include a BBC personality.


 Our primary schools in Dunholme and Welton are now actively involved with the school in Monce helping our youngsters broaden their experiences.   Family Twinning is a great way to experience French culture and we'd welcome younger families into the association, so if you think you and your children might want to experience the fun we have please contact us for an informal chat.



or tel: 862181 or 861284