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Dunholme Village


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

St Barnabas.  

I would like to just take a moment to begin this month’s article from St Barnabas by giving you an update on the grand total that Roger Brown’s Golf Sale has raised. When I first wrote about the money the sale had generated, the total was a fantastic £800- which has since risen to an absolutely astonishing £1737!

This is a true testament to the commitment Roger and all those involved in the selling of the goods, and on behalf of St Barnabas, I would like to extend our gratitude once again. With the total funds raised, this is the equivalent to the money required to fund a 24 hour stay in our Inpatient Unit for two patients, so the difference the support of our local community makes to those in need of our services in indisputable.

Looking forward to next month’s events, we have launched this year’s Light up a Life campaign, which will be headed up by our Torchlight Procession on Tuesday 27th November 2018. Throughout the campaign you can give a donation of your choice, and choose one of our Hospice buildings, where you will have a light shining on our Tree of Life, in memory of a loved one who cannot be with us this Christmas.

Whether you donate for a light or not, we would welcome you at both the Light up a Life celebration and the Torchlight Procession. The Celebration will begin at 6pm at the Our Lady of Lincoln Church (LN2 2HE), and is a non-religious service where you can take the time to remember your loved one. This will then be followed by our Torchlight Procession, which will depart from Clayton Sports Ground (LN2 4BH) at 7:30pm, and finish at our beautiful Tree of Life outside the Cathedral.

For any further information, or to donate for a light, please visit our website on, or email



Dunholme Community Lottery

 Two great pieces of news this month! – Firstly we were thrilled to present a cheque to cover the cost of new equipment needed by Dunholme Luncheon Club.  This was done in summer in readiness for the first Autumn luncheon following the excellent re-furb at the Old School room – our picture shows the Luncheon Club receiving their certificate from the Dunholme Community Lottery.

Secondly - Congratulations to our September ***BONUS *** winners below.

No  72 £210   Hugh Wykes (Dunholme)

No 191 £120   Pauline Fuller ( Dunholme)

No 13 £  90   Marguerita Atkinson (Dunholme

Whether its Autumn treats or Christmas shopping we hope you enjoy spending your BONUS winnings.

Thank you again to all our members.  If you would like to join, we would love to hear from you.  Come and join the fun, knowing you could be lucky! – as well as supporting your church and local community.

Looking forward to hearing from YOU.

Margaret 866245

Helen 861714

Glyn 861907




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 November 2018

The time has come, the Walrus said, to think of many things…….. How true is that?  The whole wide world has changed with regard to populations, weather, attitudes, awareness of other people, and in particular, the awareness and needs of our Wildlife.  We are supposed to be a civilized Country, where populations are encouraged to supposedly get on with each other, and bide by many regulations, indeed Laws have been made so that one race cannot be derogatory when it comes to minority groups, but when the minority groups become majority groups then these laws do not work, even more so with our Wildlife, looking back at my notes for the past fourteen years or more, so much has changed and we have changed it, we have decimated anything that is not human, and we think we have no need for.  The population figures of our garden birds are decimated, wild flowers just don’t survive in the modern world, unless we give then space to exist.  Yet our main objectives are to build more houses to increase local populations, on Green land instead of Brown land, which means land that has been used before but for another purpose.  In Dunholme we have brown sites where building could take place but it will not as to clear the plots it reduces the overall profit margin of the developer, the agents, the solicitors and builders, the intent is to provide cheap housing as a percentage of the whole, yet the cheaper end housing will be the last to be built, surprise, surprise, and any community benefit will disappear on a time scale.  In the meantime just under a mile of mature hedgerow will be demolished and grubbed out, the Wildlife corridors will no longer exist, yet if it was farming land the farmer would be encouraged to preserve naturalized areas, but the developers follow no strict rules as they are and the whole property business is totally unregulated, if conditions are imposed by the planners, then the developers wriggle down to Westminster to get the conditions wavered or even cancelled. Nice work if you can get it, but in the meantime we are suffering, as residents to constant noise of jack hammering, shifting bulk items, and every ‘on site’ vehicle has a reversing signal.  Residents living close by cannot do any washing at home, because of the dust levels and people that work on night shifts have to sleep elsewhere during the period that the unwanted estate is being created, with no prospect of any level of concern from the builder or developers, they are on a time scale to produce their new build housing on an ancient meadow.   That was even after a large concern by residents that this particular field just was not suitable for what they proposed.

The wildlife has suffered since day one, the hedges were flailed to give a view of the sales office, and the main hedge and trees, and the Lincoln Road hedgerow with established ash trees was totally grubbed out, well out of the guideline times for the agricultural world to follow so that the wildlife could survive. I was castigated for even trying to walk a hedge before it was demolished, the next hedge that will be demolished was only planted during the past ten years and can hardly be called mature, yet it will go too, but when and will it comply? I doubt it they are a law unto themselves, totally, all in the name of profit margins. 

How low have we dropped as a race? With not a care or a thought for anything that cannot defend itself.    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