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Dunholme Village


Jambusters WI - June  2021

The May meeting for the Jambusters had a creative flair. Jane Lappage of Calligraphy Arts gave a fun and informative lesson on how to create beautifully bold and colourful typography with a modern twist.

A great night was had by all and we thoroughly enjoyed turning our hand at this creative skill.
Our next meeting takes place at 7.45pm on Monday 14th June, a change to our usual day, when we will be welcoming speaker Sarah Slater. Sarah is a royal palace tour guide, public speaker and guide lecturer who will be entertaining us with her tales of 'Working with the Ghosts of Hampton Court Palace'. Make a note in your diary to join us and hear all about her spooky sightings.

Best Wishes

The Jambusters WI Committee Girls



Walking in Lincolnshire

Are you fed-up with doing the same old walks?

 Walking in Lincolnshire  is the website for you!  With hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, contact details for all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.  John said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Lincolnshire (part of the Walking in England suite of websites (  – one for each county in England) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.

 With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.

 So, home or away, check out the websites and get walking!

 John Harris


Dunholme Community Lottery

Congratulations to our April 2021 winners

 1st   £50   072    Hugh Wykes

2nd   £25   151   Matthew Benson

3rd   £10    085   Amanda Reid


We continue to hope and pray that you are safe and well and adjusting to a little more freedom (hopefully). As we keep saying, if any club or organisation needs a financial helping hand, please, as things now start to re-open, 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. Look forward to hearing from you!

Stay safe.


Margaret Clifton: 01673 866245
Helen Loving: 07789 381262
Glyn Jones: 01673 861907
Or email: 


Taking Advantage of the Lockdown


As neither the Village Hall or the Dunholme Old School Community Centre will be open for use for some time the management committee’s have taken it upon themselves to do some refurbishment work on their appropriate buildings.

Dunholme Village Hall

Since the bar  is now not in use it has been decided to turn it into a small meeting room.  This will make it ideal for small committee meetings. As the only access to the bay is from the main hall it has been decided to add an extra door from the entrance lobby. This has entailed moving a central eating radiator. The bar will be maintained but closed off with concertina doors so that it could be brought into use at any time for social gatherings should it be required.


Dunholme Old School

Continuing the refurbishment of the whole building the central heating system is being extended to the main hall and the porch.

It had been hoped that the floor, last laid about 15 years ago, would be adequate to stop the rot from beneath caused by the design of the Victorian building. Unfortunately this was not the case and the floor is beginning to sag again through rotten joists. It has therefore been decided to rip the wooden floor our and install a solid concrete floor with a vapour barrier underneath and a vinyl floor covering on top. 

We have now also installed CCTV.


Welton & Dunholme Twinning Association


Since 1974 families in Welton & Dunholme have enjoyed a twinning association with

Monce en Belin, close to Le Mans in the Sarthe region of France.


 Last year, due to Covid our planned family exchange visit was cancelled and, even though it’s planned for August, things do not look good for this year.


 We are not alone in the current restrictions on our lives.  Like us, our friends in Monce are living with restrictions to counter the spread of Covid and are encouraged to work from home where possible.  As I write they are living with a nightly curfew between 6pm and 6am, only being allowed to leave their residence for selected reasons and with an exemption certificate which must be carried; no certificate means a fine!


 Schools are open but face masks are compulsory for all above the age of six and all university lectures are by video link.  Shops and services, apart from large shopping malls, are open including libraries but must close at 6pm and all bars, restaurants, theatres, gyms etc remain closed.


 Travellers from Europe entering France need a negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival.  The French may not travel to or from countries outside Europe without an ‘imperative reason’ alongside an authorised travel certificate and negative test less than 72 hours old.  Some good must come from all this!


 Local members of the Twinning Association embraced technology as we held our AGM by Zoom on the 4th February and it was very pleasant to catch up with so many people during the session; I think we all missed the normal fish & chip supper and quiz to round off the evening though!  As fundraising events are somewhat curtailed to keep members socialising our plan we are planning an online quiz in March.


 The Family Twinning Association, like many organisations, is in need of new families of all ages, with or without children, to continue and develop the link between our villages.  If you are interested in linking up with a like-minded family in Monce’ then please get in touch with us, it’s an ideal way to experience and understand French culture and lifestyle and have fun, speaking French is not necessary.


 Telephone 01673 862181 for an informal chat.


Pantomime Group

It is with great sadness that we have decided not to go ahead with the planned pantomime at Welton Village Hall this year.

It may seem early to have made the decision however there is a lot of background work which goes into set building and costuming, which begins in June, and rehearsals, which begin at the end of August.

Under the current circumstances and lockdown it would be extremely difficult to maintain social distancing and as the set building is a group effort, it would be impossible as we are not able to gather as a group.

With such uncertainty around the current situation of Covid-19 we felt the risks, to health and financially, far outweighed the benefit of being able to put on the panto this year. The health of our audience and cast, some of whom are in vulnerable categories, are at the forefront of our decision.

Ultimately our aim as a group is to entertain families at Christmas time whilst raising money for local charities and causes,  however we do not know whether such large gatherings of people will be permitted by the end of November, therefore to avoid further disappointment nearer the time, we felt it best to make the decision now.

We hope that you are able to understand our decision and stress this is a decision that was not taken lightly.

We'd like to thank everyone for their continued support and look forward to welcoming you back on the 26th/27th November 2021 for our bigger and better performance of Snow White!

Money raised from the performances will be donated to the family of Elena Betts to a project in her memory. You can find out more about Elena by searching Elena's Story blog on Facebook.

You can also follow Welton Pantomine Group on facebook to keep up to date with fundraising events and news.



Dunholme Camera Club

Well at the time of writing things seem to be moving quite quickly with the way the country is coming out of the Covid crisis, May sees us move another step out of lockdown and this will mean that the members of the camera club can start to meet up outdoors and do what we enjoy, take photos. To start with we will be having some days out attending some nature reserves, parks etc where we can revisit our skills and get some great images again. Moving on of course we are looking forward to the final date in June when we will be able to meet back at The Old School again and get back to some of the standard meetings. At the moment we do not have a full diary for the rest of the year as we are waiting until the final say on what we can and cant do after the final June date and the rules that go with it, at the earliest it would be July before we meet again as a club but we will announce at the end of the month what we will be doing in the coming months.

 It is a special year this year for myself and the club as it was 25 years ago since I started the club and we were to have some special events this year but it was not to be but the year is not over yet so watch this space. Don’t forget to shoot over to our website and take a look at the amazing pictures that the members produce, if you would like to join us just go to the contact page and get in touch. Don’t forget, take your camera with you everywhere you go and make sure you take plenty of pictures.

 Grahame Dunkin          01673 860469   


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 


Published By ACRE  Covid 19 Response - 

Spring 2021

England is still in a national lockdown. You must stay at home, leaving only where permitted by law, and follow the rules in the National Lockdown Guidance. You should refer to the closure guidance for the latest rules for closing certain businesses and venues in England.

The government has published the setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. This is a step-by-step plan to ease restrictions in England cautiously.

Due to the current relatively uniform spread of the virus across the country, the four steps set out in the roadmap are designed to apply to all regions. The indicative, ‘no earlier than’ dates for Steps 2, 3 and 4 of in the roadmap are all contingent on the data and subject to change.

Step 1 - 29th March

At this stage, some further settings will be permitted to open.

People can use these venues in a group of six people, or with members of up to two households.

At this step, formally organised outdoor sport will also return - this can include a larger number of participants, provided that appropriate steps are taken to make it COVID-Secure in line with the law. Indoor facilities, such as changing rooms, should not be used at this time, although toilet facilities can be accessed. At this stage, these gatherings must only include participants - not spectators.

Businesses eligible to host childcare and supervised activities for children will now be able to host all outdoor children’s activities, and outdoor parent-and child groups for up to 15 people (not counting those aged under five).


Step 2 - no earlier than 12 April

Following the move to Step 2, further settings will be permitted to open. Unless a specific exemption exists, these must only be attended/used in line with the wider social contact limits at this stage - as a single household or bubble indoors; or in a group of 6 people or 2 households outdoors.

Self-contained holiday accommodation in which all facilities (including for sleeping, catering, bathing, and indoor lobbies and corridors for entry and exit) are restricted to exclusive use of a single household/support bubble will reopen.

Outdoor areas at hospitality venues (cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs, social clubs, including in member’s clubs) can reopen, including for takeaway alcohol. These venues may allow customers to use toilets located inside. At any premises serving alcohol, customers will be required to order, be served and eat/drink while seated (“table service”). Venues will be prohibited from providing shared smoking equipment such as shisha pipes.


Public buildings, such as community halls and centres, and libraries, can reopen.

Businesses eligible to host childcare and supervised activities for children will now be able to host these activities (including sport) for all children, regardless of circumstances.

Permitted businesses operating in otherwise closed attractions (such as a gift shop or a takeaway kiosk at a museum) may only open where they are a self-contained unit and can be accessed directly from the street.

Outdoor gatherings or events, organised by a business, charity, public body or similar organisation, can be organised, subject to specific conditions: that they comply with COVID-Secure guidance including taking reasonable steps to limit the risk of transmission, complete a related risk assessment; and ensure that those attending do not mix beyond what is permitted by the social contact limits (unless another exemption exists, such as for work purposes, or supervised activities for children). This could enable spectators at a grassroots sports match or a village fete, provided people do not mix beyond groups of 6 people or two households. We will update guidance to local authorities on how smaller outdoor events like these should be run safely.

In all the venues above, indoor events that bring people together - even if they do not mix with other households - must not run until Step 3. This is only permitted if there is an explicit exemption - this includes support groups, supervised activities for children, parent-and-child groups (up to 15 people, not counting those aged under five), communal worship, or a wedding, reception or commemorative event like a wake.

Over the spring, the Government will run a scientific Events Research Programme. This will include a series of pilots using enhanced testing approaches and other measures to run events with larger crowd sizes and reduced social distancing to evaluate the outcomes. These pilots will start in April.


Step 3 - no earlier than 17 May

Following the move to Step 3, further settings will be permitted to open. Unless a specific exemption exists, these must only be attended/used in line with the wider social contact limits at this stage - in a group of 6 people or 2 households indoors; or in a group of no more than 30 people outdoors.

Indoor areas of hospitality venues will reopen. As outdoors, table service will be required. Venues will be prohibited from providing shared smoking equipment such as shisha pipes.

Indoor entertainment and visitor attractions will reopen. 

Remaining outdoor entertainment events, such as cinemas, theatres, and other performance events will also be permitted.

Remaining holiday accommodation can reopen, as can saunas and steam rooms. Indoor team sport and group exercise classes will return.


At this step, both outdoor and indoor gatherings or events, organised by a business, charity, public body or similar organisation, can be organised, subject to specific conditions: that they comply with COVID-Secure guidance including taking reasonable steps to limit the risk of transmission, complete a related risk assessment; and ensure that those attending do not mix beyond what is permitted by the social contact limits (unless another exemption exists, such as for organised sport or exercise, supervised activities for children or a significant life event).

Spectators will be allowed at elite sporting events and performance events. Attendance at these events will be restricted to 50% of capacity up to 1,000 people for indoor events, and 50% of capacity up to 4,000 people for outdoor events. For outdoor events taking place in venues with seated capacity of over 16,000, event organisers may apply a 25% capacity cap, up to a maximum of 10,000 seated people. Large business events will also be able to go ahead, subject to the same capacity requirements.


Step 4 - no earlier than 21 June

In Step 4 we hope to reopen remaining settings such as nightclubs and adult entertainment venues, and to lift the restrictions on social contact and large events that apply in Step 3. This is subject to the outcome of the Events Research Programme, and a review of social distancing measures.

We will also look to relax COVID-Secure requirements on businesses, subject to the outcome of the reviews.


Published 24 February 2021

Phillip Vincent,


What is the u3a? 

It used to be known as the University of the Third Age, but not anymore!  We have arrived in the 21st century and are now part of a national group but known locally as “Lindsey u3a” where you can Learn, Laugh and Live.  How do we do that?   Well, we are a self-help group who organise monthly meetings and regular activities and we welcome all those who are retired, semi-retired, married or single to join us.

We are friendly people who usually meet at Welton Village Hall once a month, hopefully this will be restarting again in August, for free coffee and biscuits, to have a chat with “old” friends and get to know “new” ones.  We listen to interesting and entertaining speakers and you can also find out about our many activity groups including architecture, computers for all, family history, gardening, pub visits, reading, walking & many more (see website).

We are waiting to welcome you to our thriving, enthusiastic and young at heart Lindsey u3a. In the meantime please look at our website

 where you can find much more information about us.

If you would like any further information you can either email or give me a ring 01673 565295.

Mandy  Murphy   Chairman