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Dunholme Village


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

Dunholme Community Lottery

Congratulations to our December BONUS winners below


1st prize  022   £210  Robin Watchorn

2nd prize 048  £120   Polly Rosier

3rd prize 200   £90    Janet Wright


 VALENTINES DAY    Cards, flowers, chocolates or even a romantic time away- OR.. for something meaningful, and fun each month why not purchase a Dunholme Community Lottery number for your loved one!  Each month they could win a cash prize (perhaps to treat you too if its BONUS month!) -  and you know that Dunholme Community and St Chad’s church will also benefit!    Great long term rewards for little effort – go on – you know you want to!

The cost – less than a cup of coffee at your favourite bistro – just £2-25per.week (£27 per quarter/12weeks).   It is amazing what has been achieved since we began promoting the Dunholme Community Lottery in January 2013 – and you could be part of the action in 2019!


Margaret Clifton: 01673 866245

Helen  Loving: 01673 861714

Glyn Jones: 01673 861907

Or email:   community.



Welton Monce Family Twinning Association.

Okay, maybe we are a little late but we wish everyone “bonne année”

Our calendar starts with our AGM to be held at Manor Park sports pavilion on Friday 8th February at 7.30 for 8.00pm.  New members to the twinning experience are always welcome and if you’d like to come along to find out more, with no obligation, please contact us on 862181 or 861284.

As a self-funded organisation our first fundraiser is a Quiz Night on Saturday 16th March in Welton village hall at 7.30pm.  A bar will be open on the night and a light supper will be included in the ticket prize. (Tel: Lesley 863437)

Breaking down barriers and removing any mystic of other cultures is so important, which is why its very exciting for us that Emma at St Chads school has recently initiated a contact with the teachers and pupils of Monce’ school; we wish them well in developing that link.

Our members come from the Dunholme, Welton and surrounding area so if parents of the school become as active as the pupils our areas twinning association, with families in Monce’, can only go from strength to strength.


Bob Boulton


Welton Monce Family Twinning Committee.





Welton Library and Community Hub

Did you realise there is a stunning reconstruction of a saxon craftsman's home just a few miles from the library? February gives you the chance to find out more, Steve and Jude who are the creators of the Saxonhouse which is in East Firsby have been invited along for our latest Community Hub event. Their talk will cover why, when and how the house was built along with details of the lives of Saxons in 7th century Lincolnshire. Please come along and hear more on Tuesday 26th February at 2:00pm. Free admission, all welcome.

Just a reminder for those of you who also use facebook we do have a page where you can also keep to to date including details of new books that the library service buys each month. Just search for Welton Library & Community Hub and 'like' us.


Mike Hubbert

Library Volunteer


The Dunholme Trust - Charity No 1160106


Dunholme Old School has seen quite a few changes over the last couple of years and hopefully more in the future, The kitchen is completed now and users have plenty of room to prepare their food etc., the ladies toilets are much more modern with the inclusion of cubicles. A lick of paint in some areas has brightened the building up which I must say is ongoing, the main hall will be the next one to have a facelift and then we can get the old images of the village up again, strange actually because I took the canvas prints down whilst we were having the kitchen built and the doorway put in to accommodate access to the toilets without walking through the kitchen area (local users will know what I mean by the last sentence) and now we have a number of people asking when the canvasses will be going back up? The reason as mentioned earlier is that we will be decorating in the main hall over the next month or so.

 At the Old School we also have a very large building at the rear which accommodates space for businesses and at the moment we have a room which has become free. The area could be used for a number of purposes so if you have a need for more space then please get in touch and I can show you round and see if it will be suitable for you, ideal usage would be office type use, the area is approximately 7mtrs x 5 mtrs. Anyone interested then please get in touch


You can book the Old School by contacting Janice our booking secretary 01673 861172.

Bookings being taken NOW for Kids parties, birthday parties, Christmas parties (we have a family who regularly books the Old School for Christmas day) so whatever your requirements get in touch with Janice.


Graham Dunkin 01673 860469


St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

in your local communities

Our thanks to Sue Rawson and friends who again supported St Barnabas through their January Jumble sale and in doing so raised £400! This fantastic amount will contribute to the continuing care of those in our local communities living with a life limiting or terminal illness.

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Fire Fighters from Lincoln North and Lincoln South Fire Stations and volunteers who visited both Welton and Dunholme with Santa’s Sleigh; it was amazing to see you all and the happiness on so many faces.

The collection over the week raised an incredible £5,283 to support both The Fire Fighters Charity and St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.

Patients, their friends and carers can feel very isolated and frightened about the impact of a life limiting or terminal diagnosis. Here at St Barnabas we understand this but we believe that life, however long or short, is for living and we’re here to help.

The St Barnabas Wellbeing Service provides support for patients, family and friends including welfare and benefits advice, complementary therapies to promote relaxation and wellbeing, spiritual care and counselling support.  In 2018 our Wellbeing Service helped more than 4,000 people and our bereavement team makes sure that care doesn’t stop when a loved one dies.

Our volunteer bereavement service provides support in the community to anyone who is bereaved to help them come to terms with their grief and loss.  We offer a number of bereavement support groups across Lincolnshire, 1to1 care for people who may have more complex issues  following bereavement, and drop in help points, providing a flexible and informal source of help. 

We have recently launched a new drop in support service at Lincoln City Football Club (Sincil Bank, Lincoln, LN5 8LD) held on the first Monday of every month from 6pm – 8pm. You don’t have to have used our services to attend; the group is open to all.   

Kind regards, 

Caroline Swindin  Corporate Fundraiser
Mobile: 07435 970309


Official Re-Opening of the Dunholme Old School

On 25 October 2018, the Old School Trustees were delighted to welcome and entertain a mixture of dignitaries and Old School users to the premises, to mark the official re-opening of certain areas of the building following extensive renovation work It was an ideal opportunity to express gratitude to the various bodies which have provided funding towards the renovation and extension work – West Lindsey District Council, the National Lottery and iGas Energy - and to showcase what has been achieved to date with the money raised. West Lindsey’s Chairman Cllr Pat Mewis and Vice-Chairman, Steve England, along with other WL councilors, were in attendance, as was Julian Tedder, CFO of iGas Energy and Gail Jackson (CEO of Community Lincs). After a presentation from the Dunholme Trust Chairman, John Ritchie and the Treasurer ,Grahame Dunkin the representatives were invited to cut ribbons marking the official re-opening of the kitchen, committee room and toilet block areas. Grahame had previously been nominated for, and awarded, the 2018 Community Lincs John Barker Trophy Award (Community Buildings) and this was presented to him during the course of the Open Day event by Jenny Stone from Community Lincs.


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Cllr Pat Mewis, Chairman of WLDC, cuts the ribbon on the extended and refurbished kitchen.

With the WLDC Vice Chairman, Steve England  and John Ritchie

The Trust Chairman


A46 / Lincoln Road Welton Improvement Scheme

An Information Event was held in the  Welton Manor Golf Centre (The Falconer), Hackthorn Road, 0n Thursday 15th June 2017  from 1:00pm to 7:00pm.

 Those that attended were able to meet with the design team behind plans to enhance safety and reduce congestion at the A46 / Lincoln Road (Welton Lane) junction.

 The improvement scheme aims to improve safety and reduce congestion at the current A46 / Lincoln Road T-junction by constructing a new three-armed roundabout and realigning the existing roads on the approaches.


 It was unfortunate that the  notification for this consultation was not received until 22nd May which was too late to get into the June edition of the Dunholme News and consequently few people knew about it.

However if you wish to  have more information, visit

Or contact  Charlotte Hughes. Assistant Project Leader

 Technical Services Partnership, Lincolnshire County Council

Crown House, Grantham Street, Lincoln, LN2 1BD

Customer Service Centre 01522 782070 . Direct Line 01522 555586.


The  existing road from Welton will be realigned further to the west  but leaving the existing road just as an access to the Centurion Garage. The  last bend on Welton Lane will be removed by the realignment which will also involve removal of the trees in the little copse on the west side. The whole area will be landscaped with new trees planted and it appears there may now be a path/cycle  track along this new stretch of road. I was informed that the proposed roundabout  at the junction of Lincoln Road (Dunholme) and the A46 will not happen. But the crest of the hill just past the Centurion Garage will be reduced by 2 Metres. The highways department has carried out computer modelling and the new layout and it is considered to be sufficient for all traffic needs up to at least 2035.

John Ritchie. Editor 01673 861172


Planning application for A46 Dunholme / Welton Roundabout approved


Plans for a new roundabout at the junction of Lincoln Road and the A46 in Dunholme have been approved by the Planning and Regulation Committee, bringing the project one step closer to fruition.

The new roundabout, along with the improvement of visibility on the A46 to the east, will improve safety and reduce congestion at the current simple T-junction. The improvement will also accommodate future development in the area.

The A46 Dunholme, Welton Roundabout project will be part-funded using the £2m allocated to the authority by the Department of Transport (DfT) from tranche 2 of its National Productivity Investment Fund. The remaining funding for the construction of the scheme, including third party contributions, is currently being reviewed by the county council.

For up-to-date information about this and other major highways projects, visit


Your Neighbourhood Policing Team





One of your neighbourhood officers will be attending the following

Coffee Morning’s / Police Surgeries we will be pleased to meet you and discuss any issues you may wish to raise alternatively please call 101.

 Please be aware: on occasions there may be non attendance due to unforeseen circumstances and unavoidable, so please accept our apologies should this happen







5th February 2019

St Chads Church, Dunholme

10.00 – 11.00

14th February 2019

Park House, Welton

09.30 – 10.30

14th February 2019

St Mary’s Church, Welton

10.30 – 11.30

22nd February 2019

Corringham Village Hall

09.00 – 10.00



Run by?



Mother & Todler Goup

Gennie McBride & Amy Woodley

1st session - free- there after £1 for 1st child the 0.50p for second and third

88 Lincoln Road

 Dunholme LN2 3QY


Jeff Leather

£35 for 5 weeks


Dunholme Brownies

Pam Street

£15 per term. 6 terms per year


Slimming World

Rebecca Stones

£10 to join £4.95 weekly


Ladies Club

Sue Rawson

£1.50 a session

01673 862552

Impish Quilters

Mrs Tarling



Parish Council Meetings

Anjum Sawhney


Clerk -

Laura Richardson

01673 862738

Friendship Club

Janice Ritchie

£1.25 per session

01673 861172

Bridge Club

Glynn Elwick

£10 per pair per match

Jumble Sales

Sue Rawson

20p entrance

01673 862552

Agricultural Training

James Christian-Ilett B. SC.

£480 + VAT per course

01673 860925

Jambusters WI

Craft Classes

Mandy Murray

£7.50 per lesson

01673 565295

Computer Training

John Ritchie

Individuals Free  £20/Hour for classes of 6

01673 961172

Luncheon Club

Theresa Morran

£4.50 for a 2 course meal

01673 860538

Camera Club

Grahame Dunkin 01673 860469

Lisa Dancing

Lisa Hurst


Bible Studies CBSI

Jane Hutchinson

£10 per year + weekly voluntary contributions

01673 866467

Welton & Dunholme Drama Group Rehearsals

Ashley Ottewell


01673 861065

Welton & Dunholme Pantomime Group

Ashley Ottewell


01673 861065

Lincolshire German Shepherd dog & all breeds Training Society

Chris Bell

£40 Annual Subscription

Training Ground, Bishops Bridge,
Saxilby Road,

The Vintage tearooms

Jennie Fox



Dunholme PCC

Church Warden


Church Warden

 Dave Rosier

Church Fete

Heather Hunter


01673 862228

Dunholme Community Lottery

Helen Loving

£1 a go 

Dunholme Lodge Open Garden

Lesley & Hugh Wykes


Children Free

01673 860356

Chad's Coffee Shop



Church Warden Dave Rosier

Knit & Natter

Dave Rosier


Church Warden

Dave Rosier

Dunholme & District Indoor Bowls Club

Janet Wright

£33 pa + £2.20 per 2 hour session

01673 861683

Dunholme Outdoor Bowls Club

Mike Prestwood

£20 pa then £1.00 per match

01673 860242

Dunholme Village Hall Committee

Janice Ritchie


01673 861172

Dunholme Old School Committee

Janice Ritchie


01673 861172

Dunholme News Committee

Sue Rawson


Janice Ritchie Chair; 

 John Ritchie Editor;

Sue Rawson Manager

Dunholme Web Site

John Ritchie


01673 861172