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Dunholme Village


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

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Dunholme Community Lottery

Congratulations to our October 2021 winners

1st  prize    £50     091     Geoffrey Fuller

2nd prize    £25    193      Sandra Foreman 

3rd  prize    £10    105      Jean Hurdley 


Merry Christmas to you all

and many thanks to those who have joined us or continued to support us throughout 2021.

We have been able to deliver an early Christmas present for 10 pupils at William Farr School when we were able to present the Headmaster, Mr Jonathan Knowler, with a cheque for £2400 to purchase Reader Pens. Reader Pens are simple devices that are used by scanning the line of text you are trying to read. It then reads it aloud in a human-sounding voice.

These pens will make a real difference as the students are then independent and don’t feel the embarrassment of having to put their hand up and ask a person to read something for them.


If any other club or organisation finds they need a financial helping-hand please do contact us and we will do our best to assist if we can.

If you are not a member and would like to join, we would love to hear from you (contact details below).

The cost is just £27 per quarter/12weeks paid by Standing Order. Look forward to hearing from you!  Stay safe.

Margaret Clifton: 01673 866245
Helen Loving: 01673 861714
Glyn Jones: 01673 862358
Or email: 





Welton Village Library & Community Hub

Located at: Manor Park, Hackthorn Road, Welton LN2 3PA

Great news! We will now be opening every Saturday morning commencing 6th November 2021, we hope this will give those unavailable on weekdays the opportunity to enjoy the benefits that library membership brings. Remember it is easy and free to join either in person or on line at the Lincolnshire Libraries website.


Our opening hours from 6th November 2021 will be as follows:

Saturdays 10am to 12 noon

Mondays 12 noon to 5pm

Tuesdays 9:30am to 2:30pm

Wednesdays 10am to 12 noon


All sessions give access to library books, public computers, free wifi, ,A3 & A4 Colour & B/W Printing and copying available at a small charge

Come along to children’s storytime at 2:30 pm on Mondays – membership not required

Plenty of free parking and there is a children’s outdoor playground on site

Our next Community Hub talk will take place on Tuesday 16th November 2021 at 2pm. It is entitled Lincolnshire, Lancasters and the IBCC.  We are pleased to say we will be joined by retired Air Vice Marshall Paul Robinson who is also a trustee of the International Bomber Command Centre which I’m sure many of you will know is located on Canwick Hill, Lincoln. Talks relating to the RAF are always popular and the local links to Bomber Command in WW2 through RAF Dunholme Lodge, Scampton and many others is likely to make this a poignant afternoon. Admission is free with light refreshments from 1:30pm and a retiring collection for the IBCC funds.


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

Mustard Seed

Located at the bottom of the steps on the public footpath from Church Lane to Lincoln Road Welton, the Mustard Seed is a charity shop for St. Mary's Church which offers good condition second hand clothes, books, toys, games and bric-a-brac all from donations from within our community and offered at modest prices to help the community and to support funding the overheads of the parish church. Having been closed since March 2020 due to Covid we are now able to re-open so from Thursday 6th May on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9.30am to 12pm until October 30th. volunteers will be running the shop. However, we still have Covid laws to adhere to so please wear your face mask, use the hand gel on entry and no more than 2 visitors at a time are allowed in the shop. Cash payments only for goods. We do not have card facilities and do not sell electrical goods as we do not PAT test. If you wish to donate goods they will be welcomed in the shop during opening hours on Saturdays.   

Anne Garbutt 



 St Barnabas Hospice

I would just like to take the time to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas from everyone at St Barnabas Hospice, your continued help and support throughout this extremely challenging year means the world to us. We really hope you get to celebrate Christmas with family, friends and loved ones…….

St Barnabas Christmas cards are available locally from our St Barnabas shops, they are also available online as well as the 2022 diaries. Just go to the website

Calling all Schools, Nurseries and Childminders. We have the perfect festive opportunity for you which will allow you to spread some Christmas joy in a year that has caused so much uncertainty.

We present to you … RUDY’S RUN!!


Registering for Rudy’s Run is FREE and includes pairs of antlers and red noses for each child and a Santa costume for one lucky teacher. The Hospice will also send a ‘virtual’ assembly from Father Christmas himself, and information about how the Hospice could support you, your staff and pupils in the future.

If you wish to find out more or even sign up to this new initiative, check the link below:

The Hospice Tree elves are back!! Bringing Tree-cycle 2022

The St Barnabas Hospice Tree-cycle will launch once again, which will see staff and supporters of the Hospice driving across Lincolnshire to collect and recycle Christmas trees.

Let’s face it, the last thing you want to worry about once the festivities are over is disposing of your Christmas tree. But don’t worry, teams from St Barnabas Hospice will be out and about in January, collecting trees. For a suggested donation, their team of cheeky elves will collect your tree, chip it and recycle it. It’s a win for you, the Hospice and the environment!

St Barnabas will be collecting trees from Saturday 8th January 22 and will accept tree registrations until  Tuesday 4th January 22, or until they reach capacity. We are asking members of the public to leave their trees in a clearly visible and accessible location on the kerbside if possible, please

In order to register please visit our website where you will be able to see a list of postcode areas covered. This year, the Hospice is hoping to raise more money than ever before from the Tree-cycle. Their aim is to reach a £30,000 target, which would cover the cost of running the dispensary so around 400 terminally ill inpatients can access pain relief medication next year.

To register for Tree-cycle, visit

Unfortunately, we can’t collect in every area due to capacity, but please do get in touch if you would like us to collect in your area and know of a wood chipping company or van driver who can help with this. Contact Rebecca Hooton at or 01522 540 300.

Thank you so much for all your support throughout a very challenging 2021, I am looking forward to a more positive 2022!!

Merry Christmas to you all …..  Rebecca Hooton

Senior Corporate and Community Fundraiser

 M • 07825 713666 / 01522 540300


Welton Village Library & Community Hub,

Manor Park, Hackthorn Road LN2 3PA

I’m pleased to report a very successful start to our Saturday morning opening which is already proving popular. As an added attraction we will be arranging a book sale on Saturday 4th December between !0am and 12noon giving you the chance to purchase some of the books that have kindly been donated to us to sell for library and community hub funds. Our charges will be very reasonable at 20p for paperbacks and 50p for hardbacks so plenty of bargains to be had. It will also be an opportunity for you to bring books along that you might wish to donate for this or future sales, in fact we hope it will be an event on the good old bring and buy principal. Tea and coffee will be available at a small charge, with biscuits or mince pies for those wishing to partake.

For youngsters on Mondays during December children’s storytime at 2:30pm is Christmas themed.
I am sure that a good number of enthusiastic readers will be wishing to borrow books in time for the Christmas and New Year period in case their presents won’t be quite sufficient to keep them amused and entertained. So please be aware that our last day of opening will be on Monday 20th December 2021 and that we will re-open on Tuesday 4th January 2022, book borrowing times will be extended over this period.

Best wishes to all library members and particular thanks for your support and positive comments since or re-opening. From all our volunteers, we send season’s greetings and hope that everyone will have a happy, healthy and peaceful holiday period.

Mike Hubbert  Library Volunteer Co-ordinator


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