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Dunholme Village

COMMUNITY NEWS

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

Dunholme Luncheon Club

 

 The Dunholme Luncheon Club would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to a couple of our local organisations.  

 Firstly, to Sue Rawson and her team at The Shoe Box Appeal for choosing the Luncheon Club to share in the profits made at their Jumble Sale on the 1st September.  Our volunteers Penny, Janet and Sandra joined them for a very busy but productive day.  

 Secondly, the Dunholme Community Lottery.  Sadly our 30 year old plate/food warmer was declared unfit for use!  After we approached the Community Lottery to see if they could assist with this they astounded us by offering to purchase a new one for the benefit of the Club.  This was over £600 so would have been a massive outlay for us.

 

 Thirdly, the Welton Social Club presented us with a cheque for £500 from their fundraising efforts.  This was a complete surprise to us but a very welcome one!  We will be using this money to purchase new cutlery, to pay for the Christmas Dinner and get all our diners a little Christmas gift.

 

 As we enter the festive period we would also like to thank our band of volunteers who turn out every fortnight.  The Chef, the pot washers, the servers....all very important jobs.  Without them the Luncheon Club would not exist.   Last but not least, we can not forget our lovely diners who make it all worthwhile.  Thank you for your continued support.  

 

 We wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you all in 2019!

 

 Dunholme Luncheon Club Committee

 

Dunholme Community Lottery

 

 The winning names and numbers for the OCTOBER 2018 draw are:

 

 CONGRATULATIONS

No. 031 - 1st prize £50 - Angela Hopson

No. 005 - 2nd prize £25 - Alistair Taylor

No. 085 - 3rd prize £10 - Amanda Reid

 

 Merry Christmas to all

and many thanks for those who have supported us throughout 2018.

 With the money raised we’ve helped local groups and the “pot” to re-furbish the church is growing.

We still have numbers awaiting a new home so why not contact one of us below to find out more.

 

 Margaret Clifton  01673 866245

Glyn Jones  01673 861907

Helen Loving  01673 861714

Or e-mail  community.dunholme@gmail.com

 

 

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

 

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2018

Thank you to everyone who contributed to The Poppy Appeal in this Centenary year. Whilst the final total for our district is unavailable (currently £7302 and rising) I can say that Dunholme door to door collections, local businesses and the local schools have raised £1742.84 for The Royal British Legion. 

Thank you to EVERYONE who donated.

Paul  07717277552


LIVES First Responder

 

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year holiday from the Welton & Dunholme team of First Responder volunteers. Enjoy and have a safe and sensible time, let's make sure that any local calls to the emergency services aren't due to over indulgence!

 

Mike Hubbert LIVES helper

The Final Nature Notes

from John Smallwood. December 2018

I feel a bit of remorse in having made the decision to stop, but stop I must as I do get fearfully uptight when I look around our rural, so called, villages and see the mass destruction of all that we have created over the centuries of humanity.  We have some wonderful examples of what the Romans did for us, a splendid web of roadways, bridges, rivers and canals, all directed from town to town, ports to cities and beyond, yet all we can think of is creating a super HS railway which no one with a right mind can possibly give any credence to, we are destroying the infrastructure of virtually everything we have created, without having any wars raging through or country, and all in the name of financial gain. 

I look out into my back garden and, I kept a record of birds and insects that I saw, when I first started the Nature Notes, some fourteen years ago, In those days I regularly saw some 32 species of birds, and also some fifteen common butterflies, let alone the day flying and night flying moths, hedgehogs and harvest mice, voles and moles, all quite prevalent. We struggle nowadays to see House Sparrows, Starlings, Blackbirds, Thrushes and the like , there are Winter visitors such as Fieldfare and Redwings, but there is nothing left on the hedgerows for them to feed on, I never see Greenfinches, or Linnets, which used to be a delight to watch and listen to, what a indictment, to modern life, helped by crazy rules and regulations.  There are those in the County that have made a supreme effort to encourage Wildlife and have succeeded, but no one has taken on their projects county or countrywide, their successes are things of wonder but beyond their boundaries, nothing is followed up, so the Wildlife has less to survive in.

I have had nothing to report on locally, the last sighting was the Dunholme White Starling, and being overflown by a couple of Red Kites in the area, the rest is sadness and destruction.

I hope, that if the editors of the Welton, Dunholme and Scothern News Letters find another correspondent, to write on matters of our local Natural History and the struggle, to try and start a recovery, I wish them luck indeed, whoever they may be.

All the very best to you for Christmas and the New Year, try and remember our Wildlife in your daily efforts.

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 www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/roadworks.

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 www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/majorprojects.

 

ACTIVITIES IN DUNHOLME

Name

Run by?

Cost

Contact

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

Pilates

Jeff Leather

£35 for 5 weeks

07813919662

Dunholme Brownies

Pam Street

£15 per term. 6 terms per year

01673863126

Slimming World

Rebecca Stones

£10 to join £4.95 weekly

07835689748

Ladies Club

Sue Rawson

£1.50 a session

01673 862552

Impish Quilters

Mrs Tarling

£20pa

1522703964

Parish Council Meetings

Anjum Sawhney

None

Clerk -

Laura Richardson

01673 862738 dunholmepc@btinternet.com

Friendship Club

Janice Ritchie

£1.25 per session

01673 861172

Bridge Club

Glynn Elwick

£10 per pair per match

gloria@prescott78.orangehome.co.uk

Jumble Sales

Sue Rawson

20p entrance

01673 862552

Agricultural Training

James Christian-Ilett B. SC.

£480 + VAT per course

01673 860925

Jambusters WI

   

jambusterswi@gmail.com

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

 

dunholmecc@btinternet.com 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

None

01673 861065

Welton & Dunholme Pantomime Group

Ashley Ottewell

None

01673 861065

Lincolshire German Shepherd dog & all breeds Training Society

Chris Bell

£40 Annual Subscription

Training Ground, Bishops Bridge,
Saxilby Road,
Lincoln.
LN1 2BG

The Vintage tearooms

Jennie Fox

none

07877565674

Dunholme PCC

Church Warden

none

Church Warden

 Dave Rosier  rosier@davidmalcolm20.freeserve.co.uk

Church Fete

Heather Hunter

None

01673 862228

Dunholme Community Lottery

Helen Loving

£1 a go

community.dunholme@gmail.com 

Dunholme Lodge Open Garden

Lesley & Hugh Wykes

£3.50

Children Free

01673 860356

Chad's Coffee Shop

Sheila

none

Church Warden Dave Rosier  rosier@davidmalcolm20.freeserve.co.uk

Knit & Natter

Dave Rosier

none

Church Warden

Dave Rosier rosier@davidmalcolm20.freeserve.co.uk

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

none

01673 861172

Dunholme Old School Committee

Janice Ritchie

None

01673 861172

Dunholme News Committee

Sue Rawson

None

Janice Ritchie Chair; 

 John Ritchie Editor;

Sue Rawson Manager

Dunholme Web Site    www.dunholme.org.uk

John Ritchie

None

01673 861172





Welton Monce Family Twinning Group (WMFTG)

Welton Monce Family Twinning Group (WMFTG) held their 'Call my Bluff wine tasting' in October and it was a great success with over 80 tasters enjoying 6 different wines from around the world; accompanied by cheese & biscuits.  The panel also provided some cheese of their own, with their flamboyant, and misleading, wine descriptions to keep the audience guessing.  

 WMFTG is made up of families from Welton, Dunholme and the surrounding area.  Are you interested in joining the family twinning group and expanding the 'entente cordiale' between Monce and the Welton/Dunholme area, our AGM will be on Friday February 8that Manor Park pavilion, starting at 7.30pm (tel: 862181/861284)

 For your diary we have a quiz night planned for Saturday 16thMarch in Welton Village Hall.

 In the meantime, Joyeux Noel to all, from the Welton Monce Family Twinning Group.

Bob Boulton WMFTG