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Dunholme Village


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

Residents Meeting

Residents in the area affected by the ongoing situation on the land off Ryland Road Dunholme are hoping to call a public meeting to voice their increasing concerns. A provisional date of 20th September at 7pm in the Jubilee Room Dunholme village hall has been booked.

It is intended to invite representatives from the police, fire service, environment agency, LCC and WLDC to attend.

Watch out for more details to follow on notice boards and flyers.

St Barnabas.  

It is safe to say that August has been a fantastic month in terms of local support for St Barnabas Hospice.

The Golf Sale that was organised by a local volunteer took place on Sunday 12th August, in the driving range at Welton Golf Club, and was a resounding success. Many happy customers found some great deals from the golfing equipment that had been so kindly donated, and it gave a great opportunity for new golfers to get kitted out for their first foray into the world of golf!

So far over £800 has been raised for St Barnabas, with more donations still being received. I would like to thank Roger, his family and friend for all the incredible work they put into making the day such a success. From collecting the donated goods, arranging a suitable place to hold the sale, to manning the stalls all day on Sunday, they held the fort from start to finish. They did a fantastic job and on behalf of St Barnabas I would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again

I would also like to thank all those involved in the running of the Welton FC U7’s Boot Hunt in support of St Barnabas Hospice, as well as all those who took part in the competition this summer. I’m sure in next month’s issue the winner will be announced, so stay tuned for that! But for now, I would just like to reiterate how grateful we are for the support of our local area.

So you can see what a great month it has been, hopefully next month will bring some equally amazing stories.  

 Ella Beale Community Fundraiser



Dunholme Community Lottery

The July Winners are

 1st  prize  £50   123   Lesley Kent  -  Dunholme

2nd prize  £25  106   Lynn Busby -    Dunholme

3rd  prize  £10  082   Sheila Gwilt -   Dunholme

 Well done to our winners, a bit of cash to have treated yourself to something for the summer holiday maybe? Hope everyone has had a good summer. We still have numbers available for anyone wanting to join us. Details of who to contact below.


On or around the 11th May 2018 current members of the scheme who have provided an e-mail address will have received one from the administrators of the community lottery with regard to GDPR (The General Data Protection Regulation).

 “UK Data Protection law has changed, which means that from Friday 25 May 2018 we will be unable to keep in touch with you (to notify you of the winners of the monthly draws in Dunholme and provide any additional information about events in the village or services at St. Chad's Church) unless you specifically OPT IN to continue receiving emails/communications from us.

 If you are no longer receiving e-mails please contact the administrator at  just saying “OPT IN”. Alternatively, you can raise your query with one of the church representatives in Dunholme (Margaret Clifton, Glyn Jones, Helen Loving) and we will arrange for your query to be answered.


 Margaret Clifton  01673 866245; Glyn Jones  01673 861907; Helen Loving  01673 861714

Or e-mail



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

Dunholme Old School Community Centre

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 September 2018

 The heat haze has waned as I write, thank goodness, so that we can get back to some form of normality, it is not that it was not welcomed, and it could well have been better predicted if one was to apply the 15-year rule.  But that is another Old Wives Tale as was St. Swithin’s day, not quite forty days but not far off.

That type of weather brings forth a plague of stingers, nibblers and biters. The stingers, i.e. the Bees, do so mainly as a defense mechanism, as they die quite horribly, when the sting and it’s venom pouch become detached from the body, the sting can be removed quite quickly from our skin, and a suitable astringent or anti histamine preparation, can reduce the sting’s effects quite quickly.  The next two stingers are a different matter, the Wasps, will sting and sting again, they have an unbarbed sting, unlike the Bees, and it has been noted that they can sting about five times is the normal, and still live to tell the tail, if you haven’t already swatted it! Wasps sting when they get a niff of terror in the air, the mad flailing of hand and rolled up Newspapers, only get them madder, and as a result, they can home in quite effectively, a masking cream, to hide your fear, will work but I’m afraid they haven’t got around to producing an anti-fear pheromone mixed into your Sun Protection crème, that would be too sensible wouldn’t it.  The Wasps sting can be slightly diluted to the Bees sting, but there can be a lot of them, quantity not quality, for a change. I have found that in order to keep the Wasps away from the house, I cut up a sweet Apple such as a Royal Gala, and put it about ten or more yards away, the Wasps home in on it very quickly and soon reduce it to strips of dried up Apple skin, but their minds have been diverted in favour of sweet treats, instead of the more cruel Cider or Beer traps.  I have stood in very close attendance when they have been demolishing an Apple and they have totally ignored my presence. The third stinger is a different matter altogether, once they get it into their heads that they will be nasty, nasty they will be, the Hornets give you fair warning, in that their wing beats are a few tones lower than anything else, if you didn’t know they were in close proximity, you would be aware of something big, like a single engined Spitfire and a four engined Lancaster. You will know it when you hear it, they are not very good at dodging flailing fists and hands luckily and once hit they do tend to buzz off (ha-ha), but once inside your defences, look out, it hurts.

The others classes are the biters, the Midges, the Gnats and the Cleggs or Horse Flies, The Midges and Gnats do bite, and are quite happy to, protective creams do work and a good wash down under a shower usually disperses any irritation, as in all these stings and bites, scratching and gouging does more to cause infection than washing or cleansing and thus the effects last a lot longer. The Horse Flies are quite evil, they are big, very stripy, and fairly silent, they have an arrangement of scissor like snippers that literally bite lumps out of you, without any anaesthetic, they then sup up the Blood they have produced and this pad or tongue could already be infected from it’s previous meal, be it cow, sheep, goat or whatever, it homes in on infra red beam of the heat given off from a Blood vessel close to the surface of the Skin.  And of course it is the female that does the biting, (typical), she’s trying to get a supply of protein to produce her eggs.  A bite can induce an anaphylactic shock quite quickly if you are prone, and covering the bite with an antiseptic of some sort, even salt, can reduce the effects and hopefully the poisoning. But wash the area thoroughly. As a first precaution, even a slug of Coca-Cola or Pop can clean such a wound as a temporary measure.  Clegg flies operate out in the sun, they don’t like the shade so much, that’s possibly why cattle and sheep lie in the shade, tail to head, no daft are they?

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