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Dunholme Village


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

St Barnabas.  

We are always extremely grateful for the amazing support we receive from those in our local communities; from individuals to schools, community groups and businesses and we simply could not deliver our care and support  to patients, their families and carers without this, so heartfelt thanks to you all.

This month we wanted to take the opportunity to thank local business Daniel Charles Construction Ltd in Dunholme, who have supported St Barnabas in a number of ways and who will be sponsoring this year's drinks reception at The Enchanted Forest Ball.

 The ball has fully sold out and we can't wait to see all those attending on Friday 5th October, including a table-full from Daniel Charles!

Claire from Daniel Charles said:


"St Barnabas is a charity that we have supported over recent years, more so this year, following the death of Lisa Zealand at the end of last year. Lisa was the wife of Leslie, an employee of Daniel Charles Construction Ltd. We not only chose St Barnabas as our Charity for the C2C2C Cycle, we also took part in the Accumulator Challenge, holding a Corporate Karting event, with all monies donated to St Barnabas in Lisa’s memory.

"When we were approached by St Barnabas to sponsor the arrival drinks for the Enchanted Ball, we didn’t hesitate for a moment. In fact, we also have table at the event where Leslie will be joining us."


There are so many ways for your business to get involved with St Barnabas including volunteering opportunities. Not only is your business helping those in your local community but it can give a boost to the wellbeing of your staff, enhancing teambuilding, providing new skills and networking opportunities.

 If you would like to find out more; I would love to hear from you!

Caroline Swindin, Corporate Fundraiser, 07435 970309 or


Dunholme Community Lottery

Our winners for August were as follows

1st  prize  No 004   £50 Rick Paulson (Dunholme)

2nd prize  No 089   £25 Victoria Jones ( Welton)

3rd prize   No 056   £10  Edward Clayton ( Dunholme)

Congratulations to our winners and a big thank you for your continued support.

If you ever watched “The Vicar of Dibley” you may remember one episode where Geraldine Grainger(The Vicar) is attending a wedding service and when the Vicar taking the service asks that dreaded question “If anyone knows why these two should not be married” etc etc

Geraldine stands and sings (well mimes those words from the song by Yvonne Fair)

“It should have been me”.  ( Check it out on youtube.)

Well perhaps it should have been you at the top of this page if you have a number, but if you haven’t then NOW is the time to get one. Don’t delay as we don’t want tears when the next draw is made.

Give us a ring or contact us on

Margaret 866245

Helen 861714

Glyn 861907

To those in “The Scheme” already, you need to Opt-in to receive e-mails of results and news from the church which may interest you. Contact to get it sorted.


Dunholme Old School

Community Centre

 Its always good to start a new year with some great news and to start 2018 the Trustees at The Old School Dunholme are pleased to announce a couple of bits of news, the first is that we have now finished the refurbishment of the rear centre room at The Old School. This room was very run down, and the wooden floor was rotten, so it has been replaced with a concrete floor, re-plastered, carpeted and a complete re decoration. The room will be rented out as a separate entity from the main hall for small meetings etc, there will be a possibility of joint use of the new kitchen and of course toilet facilities are available. If you are interested in hiring the new committee room, then please get in touch with Janice on 01673 861172 for pricing and availability.

 Our second bit of news is that we have been fortunate enough to obtain a grant which will enable us to totally modernise the toilet block at The Old School, although we are a little short of our target for full modernisation we are actively seeking the last bit of funding and hoping that the work will go ahead mid 2018 (dates to be confirmed) The current toilets are well past their sell by date although I did update the ladies’ toilets during 2016 which has made them a lot better. This will mean quite a bit of work and may mean closing the facility during the summer at some point, but we will inform users nearer the time.

 Finally, we have ongoing work to the outside of the building where there is crumbling brickwork within the perimeter walls that needs attention in the near future and will be ongoing for the next few months so please bear with us whilst the work is being carried out. Don’t forget for all bookings or pricing please get in touch with Janice our booking Secretary on 01673 861172    

 Grahame Dunkin  01673 860469 

 Facebook page for contact   Dunholme Old School


West Lindsey Community Awards 2017. Cllr Roger Patterson, Chairman of the Council with

 Sue Rawson and Sandra Forman

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


Nature Notes for October


 Hello again, well I have seen the going of the Swifts, on time, even thought they were a tad late in arriving, I doubt very much that any of them managed to have two broods this year, but the brood they did have looked very strong and hyper active, they were practising their stunt turns and high speed passes, all in the name of grabbing food when it was available, and I’m afraid there were a few casualties, because of the prolonged hot weather, very little fresh green growth on any vegetation, therefore, little or no mating and egg laying on behalf of the insect world, no real count on the next stage from the eggs, i.e. caterpillars or maggots, so the flying stage was not fulfilled and that meant a hard fight to reach the daily feeding rate.  I was told that Swifts and Swallows are able to determine quite early, in their visit to dear old Blighty, how many eggs and young that they might successfully rear, if that is the case it could be another Old Wives, (or Husbands) tale that if there is a shortage in the Swifts and Swallows nests, then there will be a hot and sweaty period ahead.  I doubt it somehow, as they come to us from hot and sweaty places to be more temperate in the first place and too much can be too much.


I also noticed this year that the Farmers and /or their contractors were pretty good in their timings to start the annual flail fest.  The official date to commence was set at the 1st September of every year, but of course there is another factor which has to come into consideration, the developers and their contractors are entirely a law unto themselves, and in Dunholme alone they managed to grub out hedges, fell trees, and flail the tops off a hedge so that the new site sales shed can be seen by passing traffic.  Never mind the wildlife, or the puncture I managed to sustain on my bike, or the mud on the road, that, obviously doesn’t count when you are making lots of money. No question of clearing up the mess and splinters and shards of smashed hedges.  Just wait for the passing traffic to disperse the rubbish!

I was very pleased to see a small, about a foot long, eel swimming in the reduced water flow under the Market Rasen road bridge, if the pundits are right this eel had made it all the way back from the Sargasso Sea to its place of birth, whilst I consider the travels of the Swallows and Swifts as marvellous, the life span and events that can pass and prevail upon a vey small elver between being spawned and returning and then going back home are immense, and where is home? Here or there? I know not, but it is yet another of Natures true wonders, which has not been traced by presenter, his or her camera crews, and boatmen or sailors, their wet suits or dry suits, canteen staff, transport and accommodation experts all waiting for some poor unsuspecting beasty, bird or insect to show it’s face. So that it can be captured for prosperity, meanwhile the poor critter has died of fright. But they have a picture of it……Great.!


I’m hoping to catch some part of the Autumn migration along the South coast in September, I now when I used to strut my stuff on patrol around the perimeter fence of the now defunct Signals Radar Unit which was placed directly on the top of Beachy Head, I spent a terrific amount of time in both in the Spring and the Autumn, for the influx and exodus of visiting birds, not just the feathered type either, as it was on Beachy Head that I first met my Joyce, some 62 years ago.

I’ll say no more.

All the very best. John Smallwood


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




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