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Dunholme Village





We are fortunate that during the lockdown we have engaged various food outlets to use the Old School premises for take-away food.

Every Sunday 12 till 4.30.

Lincolnshire Roast Company will be selling the beautiful traditional Sunday roasts. Small and large portions available for takeaway (yes takeaway) using locally sourced products.

Come along and don't miss out!       07377330367


 Thursday evenings Fleurs Kitchen will be offering Pizzas 

And occassional saturdays there will be Crepes

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


 The winning names and numbers for the JANUARY 2021 draw are:

 Congratulations to


 No. 033 - 1st prize £50 - Alan Buckland

No. 081 - 2nd prize £25 - Kathleen Whitlam

No. 130 - 3rd prize £10 - Tony Donner


 Calling all existing members –

Firstly – thank you for you continued support.

Secondly – as part of our 'annual lottery housekeeping' may we suggest you contact us by e-mail at m in any of the following circumstances:

(i) if you do not regularly receive the monthly draw results e-mail,

(ii) if you previously received the monthly draw results e-mail, but delivery has since ceased, or

(iii) to advise us of your new e-mail address (if you have changed it since you joined us).

 We want to be able to keep you regularly updated about things happening too.

 Also if any club or organisation needs a financial helping-hand in these very difficult times, please do contact us and we will do our best to assist if we can.

 Want to know more or join the Lottery, please contact one of the team or use the e-mail below

 Thank you

 Margaret Clifton  01673 866245

Glyn Jones  01673 861907

Helen Loving  07789 381262

Or e-mail


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. This hopefully will be completely by September.




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

March usually brings us some better weather with warmer days which hopefully lets us get out and about, I am a big believer in getting out into nature as I do believe it makes us all feel better and of course don’t forget your camera. My late brother always told me that I should not go anywhere unless I had my camera with me, as I have grew older I realised how very true that statement was, I had been out and about without the camera and had missed what would have been some great pictures. So message for this month is “Don’t forget that camera when you go for your daily walk” you never know what you will see.


The above leads me into a request, on the camera club website we are launching an image collecting folder called “COVID-19 Lockdown” where we the club members will be saving a collection of images from the start of the Virus last February to show this time of worry for all in the UK. What we would like is for any member of the public who has a picture of say, the Lincoln streets with no one around, signs relating to the virus and the rules about queuing outside your local surgery etc, special instructions relating to what you should do, what you shouldn’t do, changes in the way we have had to live our lives over the virus period. If I could ask, please no general pictures from your walks the images only want to be related to COVID-19. So how can you get the images onto our website? If you could email them to which is an email address for the club webmaster. Usually you can put about 3 images onto an email and please send as many as you want in as we would love to record this time of Covid-19 and the impact it has had on our country. If you would like to see the images on our website go to and click on the “Recent Images” tab where you will find a link called “Covid-19” (Your images may be cropped a little to comply with rules) but in general they should be ok. We look forward to seeing your images.


If you would like to join in with our meetings then you can still join as a member and get all of the benefits of our “On Line” meetings, talks and competitions. Just go to the website and drop me a line via the contact form and I will get back to you. Finally don’t forget to take a look at the images on our website, there is some great images to be seen and you never know you may be inspired to get out with your camera and take a few “Winners” of your own.


Want to know more about the camera club and what we are doing during the next month? Take a look at the home page of the website on the home page where you will find what we are doing up to the end of May.


Grahame Dunkin 01673 860469    email




Dunholme Village Hall & Dunholme Old School.


 A joint statement from the Trustees of the Dunholme Village Hall and the Dunholme Old School Community Centre.

An announcement is has been made that  all Village and Community Halls can re-open from  6th July 2020.  An information sheet has  been  produced by ACRE (Action With Communities in Rural England and the YMCA-CommunityLincs detailing a guidance  by the government on the procedures to be taken for this to happen.


The Information sheet contains 20 pages of  what the management committees would have to do to meet their requirements with a further 18 pages of Appendixes.

Having studied the guidance both committee’s have concluded that to implement these regulation set out by Public Health England were such that it would be almost impossible for them to  be complied with on all counts.. The administration and practical  requirements for the committee, and all users of the hall, to undertake would require a disproportionate time and money and would  still not guaranty safety  for  all , particularly those most venerable.

It has therefore been decided that neither venue will open until the management committees feel it is safe to do so, this may not be until 2021 and be dependant on all the restrictions being lifted. management Trustees of .Both  venues will review the situation again in July and August.

In the mean time all user group committees should consider their own  Modus Operandi . This would require holding the appropriate insurance to cover Covid 19 cases, carrying out a Risk Assessment on the groups’ personnel and how they would handle any social distancing  and cleaning while occupying any public building that may apply at the time


John Ritchie and Peter Forman




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.