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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

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


Welton Patients’ and Doctors’ Association (PDA)


Hello readers!  Requests for transport are beginning to increase and I currently have enough drivers available to meet this increased demand. Several drivers feel ready to start driving again from 1st August so hopefully we will soon be back up to full strength! The same rules still apply. The passenger and driver will be asked to wear a mask and the passenger should sit in the back of the vehicle diagonally opposite the driver.


The raffle tickets for our Christmas Draw are now here and are currently only available either from drivers or from myself. We hope that as restrictions ease some shops in Welton/ Dunholme will agree to sell for us as well. There are already some very good prizes promised, the holiday cottage long weekend the same as last year, a 4 ball round of golf, hand-crafted pearl necklace, luxury Christmas hamper and a bistro patio set plus other prizes. I hope to make this a profitable raffle to partially compensate for the loss of funds due to the cancellation of the spring lunch and Autumn Fayre. At this time we are still unsure as to whether the Christmas lunch can safely go ahead. Any offer of raffle prizes gratefully accepted!


The PDA Committee would like to thank the Coop for the cheque for £794.30 being a share of the Community Champions Fund for the last quarter.


Ann at 25, Sudbrooke Rd. Scothern now has a sale table out most weekends and some weekdays depending on the weather. She is selling to raise funds for Welton PDA and has a large assortment of items including books, jigsaw puzzles, DVD’s, plants, framed wild bird photos, clothes, glass and china ware. She also has an assortment of cards for all occasions priced £1 and PDA raffle tickets will also be available. If you are passing please stop and have a browse. More items will be added including children’s’ toys and clothing.


The PDA crowd funding page on ‘just giving’ the link is here

Please all take care of yourselves and each other!


Dates for your 2020 diary


Autumn Fayre October 24th     CANCELLED  


Christmas Lunch December 4th   decision to be taken nearer the time.

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

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.

The summer holidays are now upon us and if your struggling for things to do why not sign up and get involved in one of our events

The Colour Dash is back for you to enjoy at home!

We know you will be disappointed that the Colour Dash Fest was cancelled this May, so we have come up with a great way for you to #get messy for hospice care at home…

Pick any day in July or August, dress in your brightest colours and run your own 5k with your family. You could even join up with another household as long as you make sure to socially distance as per the government guidelines.

When you get home, celebrate in the garden with your own personal PAINT PARTY! We will send you out five packets of paint and medals for the kids. You even have the option to buy additional paint when you sign-up! Decorate your garden, bring out the face paints, turn the music up and enjoy a brightly coloured picnic. Make sure to tag us in your photos and see if your friends and family would be up for sponsoring you too. Rainbows are particularly poignant right now, so use #get messy and share your photos filled with all the colours of the rainbow for us to see!

We are asking you to raise a minimum of £50 sponsorship money per family as you undertake this fun run. This money would fund three bereavement support sessions to help someone who is struggling to cope with their grief.

Sign up at


  On Yer Bike, 100km of Summer Cycling

 Join our St Barnabas Challenge for new or veteran cycling enthusiasts. We want you to get on your bike whether that be your exercise bike at home or out and about in your local area following social distancing and government guidelines.

You need to complete 100km (62 miles) of cycling by the end of Summer on your own, as a collective group or with your entire family.

You can ride as a virtual group through Zwift or on your own. We are setting you a fundraising target of £100, so make sure your friends, family and colleagues see those lycra clad selfies and add your JustGiving link to the post.

 Giant your local bike specialists will be offering training tips, bike care advice and local routes from Access Lincoln will be on our Adventure with St Barnabas in Lockdown Facebook group too.

 Each participant will get a St Barnabas Jersey (or a St Barnabas Bandana for kids) for signing up and a medal and a virtual Pat on the back once you’ve completed the challenge.



⏰ Opening Times ⏰
We plan to have the majority of our charity shops open by the end of July. Currently, the following shops are open to customers:


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

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