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Dunholme Village


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



Information up to date as at 06.05.2020



In line with Government advice on reducing risks of cross infection and enabling a safe switch on of services, Welton Family Health Centre will continue to triage all patient contact by telephone, and will shortly be introducing a complete online triage appointment system.

In the meantime, patients will need to continue to telephone the surgery before attending as they will not be permitted entry UNLESS they have been given a face to face appointment by a doctor or nurse.



We ask that patients with COVID-19 symptoms continue to contact 111 for advice and to stay isolated at home as per the Government guidance.



Patients that have already been identified by NHS England or the surgery as being in one of the recognized 'high risk groups' will be contacted by our Clinical Team to check if you require any support with your health condition, medication or any other welfare support.  If you need help sooner, please contact reception.

Please note that the most recent Government guidance is advising patients that have been notified as high risk to shield until 30th June 2020, subject to further review.



The Dispensary will continue to operate as it has done for the last 5 weeks. To order repeat medication, patients can:

post their repeat requests through the front door letterbox

use the 24 hour answer machine to order medication

to use the 24 hour online tool to order medication


 For patient and staff safety, we will continue to offer restricted collection times of 11am, 1pm and 5pm will continue, and patients are asked to specify a time and day they wish to collect their medication. We will continue our complimentary delivery service, free of charge, for patients over the age of 60 and those that are shielding or isolating under government guidance.



Patients who have long term conditions will be reviewed over the coming weeks by our Clinical Team. Patients will be contacted by the surgery and be given appropriate appointments for their reviews. To support us with this please can you ensure that we have up to date contact details for you - including address, telephone / mobile telephone number, and email address with consent for us to use these methods of communication.



The Practice is continuing to give vaccinations to children as part of the normal schedule. Please contact reception to make an appointment for these.



In line with national guidance we are now required to install an online triage tool for patients to access appointments. We are currently in the process of organising the installation of ‘AskMyGP’ and more information will be available in the coming days.

To support AskMyGP the practice has already begun using a piece of software called ‘AccuRx’ which allows us to request photographs and video messages from patients to aid the consultation process. This is something that has been invaluable in these current times but also something we feel that we could

use more in the future. If you have a condition that the GP feels they would benefit from seeing a ‘photo

or having a video call with you then they will send you the link and instructions via text message of how to do this. We will also be using this software to send out long term condition review questionnaires, test results and other useful information.

It is important that you give us your consent to do this and our receptionists may ring you to ask you to give permission for this.



The Practice would like to take this opportunity to thank all staff, patients and colleagues for their flexibility, understanding and kindness during these unprecedented times. Changes have occurred at very short notice for everyone and we appreciate your support with this.  We would also like to thank all the PDA committee members/drivers and wonderful volunteers that have helped us to deliver medication and to those that have supplied us with protective equipment and treats of cakes and chocolates. Everyone plays a part in this; including those that are staying at home. Thank you also to those that have gone out each Thursday to clap for key workers and given words of thanks, encouragement and praise; it really makes a difference.

 As always, this is a team effort and we are privileged to be able to continue to provide a high class service to patients and be instrumental in beating this virus.


 Take care and stay safe… and remember we are here if you need us.


 From all the staff at Welton Family Health Centre




Susie Mendel, Secretary, Nettleham Woodland TrustRegistered Charity Number 111985418 Beech Avenue, Nettleham LN2 2PP.  Tel: 01522-751283Email: David Cotten Chair Email: dmc206cc@yahoo.comRod Newborough Woodland Advisor Email: 



Monday 9.00am – 12.00pm

Tuesday       1.00 – 6.00pm

Wednesday CLOSED

Thursday  9.00am – 1.00pm



1st Saturday of each month

10.00am – 12.00pm


Nettleham Woodland Trust


Early in 2009 Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust purchased 19.25 hectares of farmland in Ashing Lane Dunholme and Nettleham Woodland Trust has secured a 125 year lease to create and maintain around 15 hectares a new woodland on this site.

The whole area is called Ashing Lane Nature Reserve and a new woodland in known as Monks Wood, in memory of Dennis Monk, the late Director of the Lincoln branch of WREN, which funded the purchase of the land.  The first phase of tree planting took place in February 2009, when over 10,000 trees and shrubs were planted by local families, schools, scouts, guides and college students. Woodland rides were created, enabling push-chair and wheelchair access. By the end of 2009 over 18000 native trees and shrubs had been panted.

The Nettleham Woodland Trust needs enthusiastic group of volunteers willing to assist in the planting and subsequent maintenance of the woodlands. It’s a great way to meet like minded people, make new friend and participate in some healthy outdoor exercise.

If you would like to help in any way or for more information please contact:


The Secretary, Nettleham Woodland Trust

18 Beach Avenue, Nettleham LN2 2PP

Or visit the web site

Welton Patients’ and Doctors’ Association (PDA)

Hello all!

Another huge thank you to all those who donated plants and yet more jigsaws for the sale over the Easter weekend at 57, Ryland Road, Welton. Many thanks also to those who came along and bought enabling a further £550 to be added to PDA funds. I’m sure you will all agree this is an amazing amount for a table top sale with an honesty box!

Depending on the weather over the May Bank Holiday weekend we will be holding further table top sales at 25, Sudbrooke Road, Scothern, 37 Holme Drive, Sudbrooke and 57, Ryland Road, Welton where we are hoping to sell bedding plants etc. If anyone has any plants which they could donate please let us know and we can collect if necessary. Again, please label what you bring so that we know what we’re selling.

If anyone has any small bric a brac items we could sell please let me know.


We are hoping to hold an Open Garden event on Saturday 26th June. Further details will be in the June magazine but what I can tell you is that there will be an admission charge which will include delicious homemade cake and tea, coffee or a soft drink. The garden is being offered by a PDA Committee member who is also a PDA driver. There will probably be 2 different priced tickets as we are hoping to also sell full afternoon tea for those who book in advance. The garden is around 7 miles from Welton but we will be providing transport as we have done in the past for PDA lunches. The garden is suitable for most but possibly not for wheelchairs.

I hope to have more information by w/c 10th May. Please telephone me for further details if you are interested in this event.

I have just received notice that, having closed due to the pandemic, Welton Luncheon Club have kindly donated their surplus funds to Welton PDA in the form of a cheque for £850. This is an amazing gesture for which we thank them. In a future copy of the magazine I will publish what has been purchased for the practice with this money.

Please all take care of yourselves and each other!

Provisional dates for your Diary.

Saturday 26th June        Open Garden

Saturday 30th October   Autumn Fayre

Friday 3rd December    Christmas Lunch


If you require any further information on any of the above don’t hesitate to give me a call (862570)

Janet Goddard



St Barnabas Hospice


hope you are all had a wonderful Easter? It’s so nice to be able to meet with family and friends outside again. It really seems that there is light at the end of the tunnel!

We have lots of things happening at in the upcoming weeks and I have “Just The Tonic “ for you all.

Gin and Jammies, Just the Tonic


Gin and Jammies, Just the Tonic returns this Spring giving you and your friends* a fun and relaxing evening to look forward to including gin cocktails, live music and spa treatments.

The live online event provides a night of gin tasting and cocktail making with Amy Conyard; live music from the number one Gary Barlow Tribute Act Dan Hadfield performing Take That classics, followed by a relaxing ‘at home’ Temple Spa facial with local beautician Nicola Young from Beautiful Panda.

Addicted to Scents Sarah and Lottie will share their story and all about their products.

You will be posted a party pack including a sample of the new Bottomley Distillers and St Barnabas’s gin and mixer, a shopping list to make cocktails, your Temple Spa mini products, a silk eye mask and wax melts from Addicted to Scents. One lucky Gin and Jammies ticketholder will win a luxury hamper.

**Tickets are £20, and the dress code is, you guessed it – pajamas.

Remember, by purchasing a ticket you will be supporting the Hospice to provide care for the most vulnerable people in Lincolnshire. Any donations on the night will go towards our ‘Gin and Jammies’ fundraising total. Thank you.

*All ticketholders must be over the age of 18. Please drink responsibly.

**Tickets include; online entry, gin sample, at home spa kit and wax melts



After huge success when our shops reopened last year, we are delighted to announce that we are bringing back our Donation Drive-Thru to our Central Warehouse in Lincoln from Monday 12th April. This means supporters will be able to donate unwanted items for our charity shops to sell once again.

We are operating a booking system due to limited storage space and kindly request that you do not turn up without booking a time slot through our website. Please focus on quality of items over quantity, and limit these to a maximum of ten bags and/or boxes per household.

Book your slot at



Thank you to our wonderful supporters for remaining patient while our charity shops have been closed. We are delighted to announce that our shops will now open their doors once again from Monday the 12th April.

We will be accepting donations in the shops, but please limit them to 3 bags and/or boxes, 

and please ring ahead to check the shop has space before making a special journey. More information can be found on our website


We look forward to welcoming you back!


We also hope we can tempt you to gift us a few hours of your time and volunteer with us. Serving customers, sorting donations, making tea, we have a role to suit everyone! Please visit or phone 01522 518221 for more information.


Why not set yourself a challenge with our Don’t Quit Get Fit challenge and help raise much needed monies for the Hospice


We present to you the Fundraising challenge of 2021 – Don’t Quit, Get Fit!

This new fundraising challenge is for all adults, children and families across Lincolnshire and it doesn’t matter if you are a pro athlete or a beginner who wants to try something new. It’s the opportunity to either lose them Lincolnshire lockdown pounds, try something new or challenge your abilities.  

• Cycle or run the distance between our Hospice bases, Total: 185 miles (296km).

• Walk 12,000 steps a day for a week. Did you know this is the average steps a day our nurses take when providing end of life compassionate care?

However, that’s not to say that challenge is the right one for you. You can make up your own challenge if you wish and set yourself some new year goals and achievements while fundraising for the hospice.

This challenge is completely free of charge all we ask in return is that each participant fundraises a minimum of £71.40. This covering over two hours of vital physiotherapy or occupational therapy sessions for our patients. Often when a patient is diagnosed and is referred to our services, they have limited movement. Our Clinical team work closely to support their wellbeing and make sure they live as comfortably as possible, for as long as possible.

Check the link below to find out more:


St Barnabas Hospice Bunny Hop

We would like to thank all the little bunnies that signed up to the St Barnabas Bunny Hop we had a fantastic response and sign up to this.

St Mary’s School Welton were seen all around Welton wearing their ears and hopping along. Thank you so much for your support.

A big thank you to Morrisons who donated the chocolate eggs.


Rebecca Hooton


M • 07825 713666 / 01522 540300



Welton Village Library & Community Hub


The library re-opened in April with some semblance of normality thankfully returning as people are once again able to browse and select books themselves. Of course we continue to abide by COVID guidance to ensure volunteers and borrowers are kept safe, this will be adjusted to reflect any changes to government and library service guidance.

So we hope that members who have used the library service in the past will start to return through our doors and that others who have perhaps been enjoying more reading in lockdown will continue with that and look to join the library. Do remember that it is a free service that is provided with the support of Welton Parish Council and the County Council which means it is not just the printed word but also gives you access at home to ebooks, magazines and even music.

We are keen to encourage more children to come along with their parents and enjoy the many books we have for them to explore. Being a library member means that parents can save money on books and the children save pocket money. In addition we like to celebrate Elmer Day, he is the elephant that makes the world a much brighter place, and this year his special day is at the end of May. So please keep an eye out for the exact date of our celebration with crafts and stories for younger children to enjoy.

Finally our hours are currently slightly restricted to those in the past so we are open Monday 12 noon to 5 pm and Tuesday 9.30am to 2.30pm. We will of course be closed on both bank holiday Mondays in May. At the time of writing we are unable to provide access to the public computers but hopefully these will be made available shortly and will be advertised around the village and on the Parish Council and Welton News websites.

Mike Hubbert

Library Volunteer Co-ordinator