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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: 

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

St Barnabas Hospice!

A big hello to all from St Barnabas Hospice, I really hope you are staying safe and looking out for each other in what is rather a worrying and very challenging time for many.

As I have taken my daily exercise around the villages of Welton and Dunholme it has been wonderful to see so many people out and about walking, exercising and gardening whilst complying with social distancing and exercise guidelines. Homes have been beautifully decorated with rainbows, sunshine’s flowers etc and lots of bunting and imaginative VE day celebrations given these times.

 My family and I have also been banging our pans on a Thursday night for all the Key workers out there, including those here at St Barnabas Hospice all of whom  are doing a truly amazing job. To all of you we are so very grateful.

A massive thank you to Welton FC their players and families who took on their own lock down challenge “The Road To Wembley”, where over three days they ran walked or cycled the equivalent of the 145 from Manor Park to Wembley. They have raised a fantastic amount so far of £5995. This is just simply amazing a massive thank you. If you would like to donate visit

My family and I have also been banging our pans on a Thursday night for all the Key workers out there, including those here at St Barnabas Hospice all of whom who are doing a truly amazing job. To all of you we are so very grateful.

St Barnabas Hospice is facing £1,000,000 losses over a three-month period because of cancelled fundraising events, activities and the temporary closure of our charity shops. Despite this St Barnabas continues to provide vital care and support throughout the coronavirus pandemic to many vulnerable patients throughout Lincolnshire living with life-limiting or terminal illnesses.

 You can help us to continue to provide this care continue both now and in the future by supporting the Hospice from the safety of your own home. From hosting a Virtual Gin and Jammies party to taking part in virtual challenges (e.g. On Yer Bike, Adidas City Run, 2.6 Challenge), there is a whole range of adapted events in place of those the Hospice would normally have hosted.


 In addition to virtual events, you can support us by joining our Lottery, leaving a gift in your Will, dedicating a dragonfly in memory of a loved one or simply by making a donation.

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

At present our shops and warehouse are closed, with a planned phased opening once it is safe to do so.  When we can our warehouse at Cardinal Close will also open as a Donation Station. We are working hard to make sure we have everything in place in our shops and warehouse to keep our staff, volunteers and customers safe and well, as this is most important. Please keep an eye on our website for updates on when our shops will be reopening, and we can accept your donations once more.

We miss the generous donations of pre-loved items. These along with our `new goods’ keep our shops stocked with wonderful things AND if they are Gift Aided, we can raise an extra 25% for the Hospice. Since we started the Gift Aid scheme, we have more than 22,000 people signed up to the scheme, and donors have helped raise over £500,000 extra for St Barnabas Hospice!

We also miss our customers, popping in to find that pre-loved bargain, have a natter and support the ongoing work of the Hospice with buying power. From quality clothing, a good book, a 3-piece suite, or picking up a quirky gift, every penny spent in our shops helps fund our wonderful Hospice care across the county.

Again, thank for your continued support at what is a very challenging time


 Stay Safe Everyone

 Rebecca Hooton

Senior Corporate and Community Fundraiser



Live@St Chads' A Winter Concert of Christmas Songs and Carols will be held at St Chads church on Friday 6th December from 7pm to 10pm, Everyone Welcome. Admission is £4, children under 12 go free. Audience participation is expected! The evening includes a raffle and a quiz. BYO drinks. Nibbles provided. Monies in aid of St Chad’s and Project Cornerstone. More information can be found at
Paul Walker

Welton Village Library & Community Hub


We are very pleased to announce our first joint initiative with Welton Children's Centre which will take place at the library on Tuesday 10th December 10:30 to 11:30am. This session is especially for children 0-5 and will feature Christmas crafts, festive songs, a winter treasure basket and storytime. With a combination of staff from the centre and our own volunteers an enjoyable hour is planned for all the children and we hope as many of you as possible can come along.

We hope to work alongside the Children's Centre on a regular basis in 2020 to promote the use of both of these valuable local resources amongst young families.

Moving to a slightly older age group of 7 – 17 we are delighted to report that the 3 Coder Dojo sessions held to date have been a great success (involving computer coding if you were wondering). To quote feedback received from a couple of youngsters to the question what would you say about it to a friend; 'It was fun and you should come to it' and 'It is fun you should come and make new friends – You can make new games'. We are planning regular sessions to start in January 2020 and will announce details in this newsletter next time.

Finally a reminder that as well as our normal weekday times we are continuing to open each Saturday 10am -12noon. This brings me to our Christmas hours - the last day for borrowing and returning books will be Saturday 21st December and we will re-open on Monday 6th January 2020. Please remember that you can renew books on line in this period or return or renew at other local libraries that may be open when we are closed. You can also ring the library helpdesk on 01522 782010 if you have a query.

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year from all the Welton library volunteers.

Mike Hubbert

Library volunteer co-ordinator


A46 Nettleham and Riseholme Roundabout Improvements

Further disruption is likely through out 2020 when work start in January for improvements to both the Nettleham and the Riseholme roundabouts. The work will take about twelve months. The work will involve  at the  Riseholme  roundabout adding an extra lane in the roundabout itself and constructing an extra entrance and exit lane at all approaches and exits. While at the Nettleham roundabout extending the length of all of the roundabout’s two lane approaches and exits

In addition, drainage systems at both roundabouts will be rebuilt, new signs and lighting columns installed and sections of the existing road rebuilt to minimise future maintenance.

The A46 roundabout improvement project will cost £4.7m and will be funded via £2.5m from Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership and £2.2m from an Integrated Transport Grant.




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