There are two community centres in Dunholme, the Village Hall and the Dunholme Old School Community Center
There are a number of clubs for children and adults in the surrounding area. As Dunholme is so closely
connected to Welton then some clubs serve both communities. Other villages in the area such as Hackthorne, Scothern, Scampton
and Nettleham also have numerous clubs and club activities.
DUNHOLME VILLAGE HALL
DUNHOLME VILLAGE HALL COMMITTEE
Dunholme's village hall is situated on Honeyholes Lane. It has a large room capable of holding 200
people and a smaller room, the Jubilee room, that holds aproximately 50 people. The hall has it's own liceced bar and
a fully equiped kitchen. There is disabled toilet facilities as well as separate toilet in the Jubilee room.
The village hall is within a sports complex with an indoor bowls hall with five lanes attached and a bowling green,
football pitch and tenis courts within the grounds.
The village hall committee has charitable
status using the hall for social, recreational, educational and other philanthropic events for the benifit of the local community
Dunholme Camera Club
November saw a couple of competitions that the members entered
into some great entries as usual, the winners in the “Bird” competition were Vivienne Mann in the Digital section,
Caroline Pearce in the Black & White section and finally in the colour section it was Sam Ford. Well what more can I say
the Ladies took all of the top prizes. In the Monthly competition finals there were 2 winners firstly Janet Taylor who was
the overall winner and Avril Golding who won the “Best of the Rest” section. Once again the Ladies have it.
Finally onto December which is a short month with just one meeting which is on
the 12th December which is our Christmas Social, this will be a great night this year
with the awards being given out there are 3 awards for Photographer of the Year in the Colour, Black & White and the Digital
sections and then the person with the most points overall during the year will get the overall Photographer of the Year cup
so should be a great evening so all of the members need to make sure that they attend.
That’s it then into 2014 we go with another great calendar of events at the Camera Club
so if you get a new camera for Christmas then do come along and get to grips with it in the New Year.
For further information please get in touch, Grahame Dunkin
email@example.com 01673 860469
Welton Gardening Club
The Christmas lunch will be on
Sunday, 15th December at the Farmers Arms, Welton Hill, 1pm start.
If you are attending and have not yet let the Secretary
know, then please do so. If anyone requires a lift then please also let the Secretary know.
Monday, 27th January 2014. Steve Lovell will talk about Flowers and Fauna of the Mediterranean, this
is sure to bring a little brightness to the dark days of winter. Make a note in your diary.
Sue Betts (860538)
Impish Quilters are an enthusiastic
group of Quilters and crafters that meet every second Thursday in the Dunholme Village Hall at 7.30pm.
On Thursday 12th December we will be having our Christmas Party, a fun social evening
with food and games, to welcome in the Christmas season. We welcome visitors to
our meetings when we have speakers and demonstrations, and only charge £4 at the door. For further information, on membership
of Impish Quilters, please phone, Judith Mackay on 01673 860533, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE DUNHOLME OLD SCHOOL COMMUNITY CENTRE
The Old School Centre is available not only during the day but also during the evenings and weekends
and is still only £7 per hour to hire which includes the use of two rooms and the kitchen. Ideal for small parties or
Please ring Janice on 01673 861172
For More details on the DOSC
THE DOSC was the village junior school up till 1984
when it was considered too small for the needs of the village.
The Old School was built in
1864 after the land was donated by a Mr William Tougne of Branston under the Schools Sites Act of 1861. A trust was set up
and the trustees were the Bishop of Lincoln, the Achdeakon of Stow and the Vicar of Dunholme. The school continued to be run
by the church untill 1948 when the responsibility was transfered to the Lincolnshire County Council.
After the school was vacated a group of villagers aquired the use of the property from the trustees to be used as
a community centre.
Today, After a national Lottery Grant the management committee has purchased
the school from the trustees on behalf of the village. Although the village has an excellant village hall there is no duplication
of activities. The DOSC has a main hall that can seat up to 100 and a small committee room that holds about 20.
It has disabled toilet facilities and a fully equiped commercial standard kitchen. The property also has an annes where
community eduvation in computer skills, leisure learning and theatrical activities take place.
DUNHOLME OLD SCHOOL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Chairman - Mr John Ritchie 01673
Booking Secretary - Mrs Janice Ritchie
THE DUNHOLME OLD SCHOOL
Above: Front of the Old School building
Below: Rear view showing the wooden annex to the left housing the Area
Community Education & Training unit
Dunholme Old School
Since 1995 the committee for the Dunholme
Old School Community Centre have been applying for funding to realise the full potential of the Old School property. In fact
we have applied five times for lottery funding. Only once have we been successful when in 1998 we received £40,000 to
purchase the property from the Church Trustees.
use the main building for the Age Concern Luncheon Club, for the Dunholme Camera Club, as a music practice room, for dancing
classes and for many parties. To the rear is a large annex of 2500 square feet housing the county offices of the Lincolnshire
Association of Local Councils, a computer training suite and the photographic studio of Lincsphoto. There is though another
2500 square foot of open space (The old playground) at the rear. The Annex, although being renovated and brought back into
use, is past its best useful life. After many consultations and the results of the Rural Challenge village survey carried
out in 1989 the amenity most wanted to see was a mini theatre will cinema options. We have therefore always included this
in our plans. It would also include an upgrade of our kitchen and toilets and would include a tea room and more small meeting
rooms for additional activities.
Now we have a new scenario whereby we have
lost the village pub The Lord Nelson. Last month I had a meeting with the group who were trying to retain the pub. Unfortunately
they were not successful. During there endeavours they made contact with many sympathetic organisation who’s aim is
to fund community enterprises particularly rural once and specially when a community asset has been lost. This group has now
renamed them selves the “Dunholme Amenity Group” whose purpose is provide and develop new amenities in Dunholme.
We have therefore teamed up with this group to and hope to redraw our plans to include a community pub within the Dunholme
Old School Complex. Two weeks ago We all attended the West Lindsey community Assets Fund “Inspiring
Communities” Event . Here we met representatives from Community Lincs and the Plunkett Foundation and CAN the last two
are employed by WLDC to seek and distribute funding on their behalf. The CEO of West Lindsey Marjeet Gill, Kate Markey of
CAN and Samantha Smith of Community Lincs all showed great interest in our project and believe that funding is available once
we put our plans together.
Before we continue though the Dunholme Old School Community Centre will be doing
a public consultation on what amenity the community would like us to include in the plan. This is your chance to tell us WHAT
YOU WANT. In the next months Dunholme News will be details on how to have your say
There will be two criteria:- All existing users of the Dunholme Old School Community Centre will be accommodated in
the new plan and no amenity will be included that already exist within the community. Thank you
John Ritchie Chairman Dunholme Old School Community Centre Trust. 01673861172 email@example.com