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Dunholme Village


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

Change Of Dunholme Village Hall Contact Details

From 1st September 2019 the contact details for making enquiries or bookings for the village hall will change.

The new contact phone number is 07789368765

Email is

Graham Rawson – Booking Secretary


Dunholme Community Lottery

Congratulations to our September 2019 BONUS winners below


1st prize  041   £210  Karoline Ottewell

2nd prize 110  £120   Graham Metcalfe

3rd prize  072  £90    Hugh Wykes


 Many thanks to the lovely lady who joined the Dunholme Community Lottery at the Garden Fete in September.  “I have been meaning to do this for ages” she told us – so welcome on board!  So – if you have been meaning to join us and missed the opportunity   that day – do not worry!, pick up the phone or drop us an email and we will be happy to give you your own unique number and welcome you too to the Dunholme Community Lottery!

You know it makes sense – helping St Chad’s Church, helping the community groups and having a bit of fun yourself! the bonus prize could be yours next time!


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!

Margaret Clifton: 01673 866245

Helen  Loving: 01673 861714

Glyn Jones: 01673 861907

Or email:   community.



Dunholme Luncheon Club.
“If anyone has spare time, we could really do with some extra helpers at Dunholme Luncheon Club. We make an serve lunch for 40 senior citizens from Dunholme and the surrounding villages.
We meet on a Tuesday on a fortnightly basis, totalling 20 sessions a year.  Anytime that you can spare between 9am and 2pm would be greatly appreciated. Just an hour makes a huge difference. If you are interested please call Penny on 01673 861447.
Many thanks Dunholme Luncheon Club


35 Years of Local Village Pantomime!

This year we are celebrating our 35th performance at Welton Pantomime Group since the group was formed in 1984. The group was an off shoot of the Welton Amateur Dramatics Society (WADS) which was formed in the 1940’s and ran until taking a five year break from 1977-1982. Once the group was restarted by Judy Hall, Pam Gozzard and Kath Keyte along with a group of new members, it was decided that WADS would like to put on a pantomime. The first pantomime took place in 1984 and from this point on a separate group, which became ‘Welton Pantomime Group’ was then formed. The very first pantomime in the village was a performance of Cinderella which raised £170 for the NSPCC.  As the years went on, the pantomime became the main focus raising money for local charities and causes each year.

Over the years we have covered all the major pantomimes such as: Peter Pan, Aladdin, Babes in the Wood, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White, Dick Whittington and Puss in boots. Undoubtedly, everyone has their favourites but it’s clear that the Christmas pantomime has become a firm favourite within the village with many returning each year for some festive, family fun.

Many panto members have come and gone but the panto lives on and each year lots of hard work goes into planning, rehearsals, costuming and events to fundraise. Without the many people and members who volunteer their time, the pantomime wouldn’t be able to continue.

During the 35-year period we have raised over £27,000 however we are hoping to reach the milestone of £30,000 after this year’s performance. All the money raised has been donated to local groups and charities such as Umbrellas Lincoln, Special Care Baby Unit, Lives, St Andrew’s Hospice, Kid’s STRUT and Welton Patients and Doctors Association to name but a few!

All of this has been possible due to the fantastic support we receive from locals by attending the pantomime each year and the generosity of local businesses in donating prizes for raffles, costumes etc. Our 2018 charity was Umbrellas Lincoln which received a donation of £2000. This year our chosen group is Welton Scouts and Guides and FISH (Food In School Holidays- Dunholme) which will benefit children from the local area.

Please join us on 29th and 30th November for this year’s performances. Its great family fun and raising money for good causes. For more information contact or follow us on Facebook! Tickets on sale from 1st October.




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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

I hope everyone had a fabulous summer? The children are all back at school and it is certainly feeling more Autumnal. 

Not long now until Caroline and I embark on our China Trek. We are busy training for this. So if you see us both in our walking boots pacing it out round the villages then please give us a wave or a hoot!! Our Just Giving Link is

We are undertaking fundraising events one of which will be a Dan Hadfield Night which will be held on Thursday 10th October at Bishop Grosseteste. Tickets will be £10 plus booking follow the link

In July Ignite Stove Shop put on an event at their premises in Welton. The Black Bull also supported the day with an outdoor Gin Bar and BBQ. Ignite had BBQ chefs come along and cook on their range of Komodo BBQ’s. People sampled a fantastic feast of BBQ meats and also the kids were able to make their own pizzas. They invited us along and we had a stand selling sweets, glitter tattoos and a raffle. It was great to see so many of you there.

Last year St Barnabas cared and supported over 10,500 people, this is delivered free of charge to the patient, their family and carers but to do so will this year cost us £11.5 million of which we must over £5.5 million; we could not do this without the support of those in our communities; our sincere and heartfelt thanks to you all.

I look forward to working with you all in the future.

Becca Hooton
Community Fundraiser or 07825 713666





Dear Editor

The front page of the Welton News describes the changes in the new bus routes around our villages, Welton's gain Scothern's loss, looking at it from another angle, Scothern has gained a brand new Bus Shelter outside the Scothern Nurseries, but now no buses, well planned that one!
Dunholme is to get something like 340 houses along Honeyholes Lane in the very near future, yet we have to walk down to the Primary School or the old Spar Shop area, which, if you have anything of a disability takes around and hour, and the same when you come back, we used to drive to Welton Village Hall, the only available public parking area, and catch the bus direct and return without any walking incurred, that's being stopped. The Park and Ride from Waitrose worked very well, until the drivers waited in the Waitrose Carpark lay by until all potential Park and Ride customers had risked their lives crossing the Nettleham Road at the KFC food outlet, to catch any bus going to town, thereby the records would show that there were zero returns on the Park and Ride bus, thus not viable.  Why couldn't the drivers allow passengers to get on the bus and leave on time?  Not so long ago the City Council decided that the Park and Ride was not viable because it only catered for the geriatrics that live in the Northern West Lindsey villages, I feel that the same discriminatory rules will apply, specially after all the new signs for the "Park and Ride Mon to Sat" have just been put up along the Bye -Pass. It rings the death knell.
    So we have more and more people living in the villages with more and more children, so they will require more and more SUV's and fill up all areas of the Bye-Pass in Lincoln, but no buses routed sensibly to relieve the load, and no where to publicly park if you have a disability or disabled person on board, well done to all those concerned, at totally disjointed, thoughtless exercise to all of our residents, except, of course' Scothern, who have a lovely Bus Shelter, I wonder how long that will last?
John Smallwood.


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


Welton Village Library & Community Hub

We've been overwhelmed by the interest that families have shown in our initial CoderDojo sessions, if you were interested but weren't able to make the first two please keep an eye out on our facebook page for future dates and arrangements.

Our ever popular community hub talks continue on Tuesday 26th November at 2pm with Bob Garlant coming along to present his talk on British Hillforts – Castles, Communities and Corrals. Bob sets the scene in the British Iron Age, describes various settlement types and moves on to concentrate on hillforts, beginning with sites in Lincolnshire, also looking at some of the most notable hillforts in England & Wales, revealing along the way something about their form, functions and eventual decline. All welcome as usual.

Finally this month a reminder that our extended opening on Saturday mornings continues from 10am to 12 noon and our volunteers will be pleased to see you there.

Mike Hubbert   Library Volunteer Co-ordinator



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

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


Umbrellas Lincoln

Umbrellas Lincoln. Never heard of us?
That's probably because we're a relatively new organisation and we've only had charity status since March 2018.

Umbrellas Lincoln was initially set up in 2014 by Charlotte, our chair. We have 7 trustees, the majority of whom have children with addition needs. These vary greatly from autism and ADHD, to severe brain damage and physical disabilities, which means that between us we have a wealth of experience, both as parents of children with additional needs, but also in dealing with services and organisations to achieve the best for our children.

The main aim of Umbrellas is to raise funds to build a play and meeting place for children, young adults and families with additional needs. This aim is two fold, not only does it provide a place to meet and play, it provides a support network for parents carers and families, allows children and young adults to be around others and build social skills and allows siblings to form support networks as many are often young carers. We believe that a place where families can spend time together and have fun, as a family without judgement, is essential.

At varying locations, until we have somewhere to call our own, we are currently running events such as inclusive play so that parents and children are able to meet and have fun. These locations vary from 'Windmill Farm' to Birchwood climbing centre as we aim to meet the requirements of a wide variety of needs. We are also looking at other venues to ensure that they are stimulating and meeting the needs of all.

There are many ways we fundraise and we have lots of events planned throughout the year. These include wine tasting, an evening with Dan Hadfield, a pamper night, race night, many coffee mornings at Thorpe on the Hill Community Centre and The Old School in Dunholme and many, many, other exciting opportunities.

If you'd like to see more about what we do, follow us on Facebook - Umbrellas Lincoln or if you can help is in any way, by volunteering or donating items for events, cakes for coffee mornings etc, please get in touch. We are always grateful of help in any form and we'd like to thank everyone who has supported Umbrellas in any way so far in our journey.

We hope that you may be able to join us at one of our events in the future and support Umbrellas.

08/02/19 Thorpe on the Hill cafe
09/02/19 Wine tasting event - Rustons
08/03/19 Thorpe on the Hill cafe
10/03/19 Inclusive event - Windmill Farm
16/03/19 Race Night- Golf centre Whisby

21/03/19 Cake and Cupa  -Dunholme Old School
05/04/19 Thorpe on the Hill cafe
27/04/19 Pamper evening - St Columba's Church- Lincoln
18/05/19 Silent Disco
19/05/19 Inclusive event


Emmie Gamble


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


Welton Monce Family Twinning Group

As I write this we are preparing for our bi-annual visit to our twin village of Monce' en Belin. Weather looks good with a forecast, in Le Mans, of sunshine and 27c over the weekend.  Presents are packed, coach and trains are booked and anticipation of what will be in store is high. 


 We are holding our 'Call My Bluff' wine event once again on October 26th, see the advertisement in this issue for more information.  This event should probably be known as 'Would I lie to You' listening to the descriptions put forward by the panel, which will once again include a BBC personality.


 Our primary schools in Dunholme and Welton are now actively involved with the school in Monce helping our youngsters broaden their experiences.   Family Twinning is a great way to experience French culture and we'd welcome younger families into the association, so if you think you and your children might want to experience the fun we have please contact us for an informal chat.



or tel: 862181 or 861284