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Dunholme Village

COMMUNITY NEWS

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

West Lindsey Community Awards 2017

 

At the West Lindsey Community Awards Ceremony held on 24th April 2017, West Lindsey District Council recognised residents for their outstanding contribution to their local community. Town and parish councillors, volunteers and community groups were invited to the Guildhall in Gainsborough to the Community awards 2017.


West Lindsey Community Awards 2017


 At the West Lindsey Community Awards Ceremony held on 24th April 2017, West Lindsey District Council recognised residents for their outstanding contribution to their local community. Town and parish councillors, volunteers and community groups were invited to the Guildhall in Gainsborough to the Community awards 2017.


Cllr Roger Patterson, Chairman of the Council said: “I have met so many amazing people as chairman of the council and tonight has been no exception. They do so much work in the community, giving up their own time, helping and supporting each other - it truly is amazing and needs to be acknowledged.  I am only sorry that everyone who was nominated could not be here to join in the celebrations.”


Manjeet Gill, Chief Executive of West Lindsey District Council was delighted the council was able to give special recognition to its unsung heroes of the community.


She said: “We have had a lot of nominations for our Community Awards with so many people giving up their time to support their communities and I am pleased we are here to celebrate all of their achievements.”


Sue Rawson and Sandra Forman, from Dunholme, were awarded the Community Group of the Year award. They were presented with their award by Councillor Giles McNeill who read out the citation which praised them for all their outstanding work in organising and holding fund raising events for local and national charities and organisations, and for their work in sending Shoeboxes abroad for children at Christmas.


Sue said: “We started out holding jumble sales for Marie Curie Cancer Care many years ago. In fact we managed to track over the last 20 years and we have raised a staggering £97,000 alone just from Jumble sales. We have also held many other events and other fund raising activities which have now raised over £179,000. Also, we send gift filled shoeboxes to underprivileged children at Christmas time and since 2002 we have sent over 30,000 shoeboxes.”


Sue added: “We can’t believe it. I feel we don’t deserve it because it is our community and volunteers who help us achieve this.  But it is an honour and we are delighted to accept this award.  We would like to thank our husbands who have helped and supported us through this.

said: “I have met so many amazing people as chairman of the council and tonight has been no exception. They do so much work in the community, giving up their own time, helping and supporting each other - it truly is amazing and needs to be acknowledged.  I am only sorry that everyone who was nominated could not be here to join in the celebrations.”

Manjeet Gill, Chief Executive of West Lindsey District Council was delighted the council was able to give special recognition to its unsung heroes of the community.

She said: “We have had a lot of nominations for our Community Awards with so many people giving up their time to support their communities and I am pleased we are here to celebrate all of their achievements.”

Sue Rawson and Sandra Forman, from Dunholme, were awarded the Community Group of the Year award. They were presented with their award by Councillor Giles McNeill who read out the citation which praised them for all their outstanding work in organising and holding fund raising events for local and national charities and organisations, and for their work in sending Shoeboxes abroad for children at Christmas.

Sue said: “We started out holding jumble sales for Marie Curie Cancer Care many years ago. In fact we managed to track over the last 20 years and we have raised a staggering £97,000 alone just from Jumble sales. We have also held many other events and other fund raising activities which have now raised over £179,000. Also, we send gift filled shoeboxes to underprivileged children at Christmas time and since 2002 we have sent over 30,000 shoeboxes.”

Sue added: “We can’t believe it. I feel we don’t deserve it because it is our community and volunteers who help us achieve this.  But it is an honour and we are delighted to accept this award.  We would like to thank our husbands who have helped and supported us through this.

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

 Sue Rawson and Sandra Forman


St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice in your local communities

We made it from London to Paris!! I am delighted to let you know that my friend Becca and I successfully completed the London to Paris Bike ride, covering over 300 miles in 4 days in support of St Barnabas. This was one of our 35 challenges to mark 35 years of St Barnabas Hospice care. It is fair to say this was the absolute challenge of our lives cycling London to Calais, onto and off the ferry then cycling a further 200 miles through France. It was really hard, head winds, heavy rain and so many relentless hills with punctures and brake problems thrown in for good measure! However we did it; cycling through some beautiful French Villages and countryside was wonderful and the last day through Paris along the Seine, past the Arc De Triomphe and finishing under the Eiffel Tower was simply amazing.

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who continues to support us with our Challenges; the messages of support during our bike ride really did keep us going. Sincere thanks also to all those who have sponsored us; our original fundraising target was £3500; currently we are at £5300 which is fantastic.
Special Thanks to two local companies for their incredible support; Daniel Charles Construction Limited and Ignite Stoves & Fireplaces.

 As you are aware Hospice care is close to our hearts so your support really does mean a great deal to us.
 All monies raised will help the continuing delivery of St Barnabas Hospice care and support to patients and their families living in our local communities and YOU are helping to make a real difference – Thank you!

To keep in touch with our 35 Challenges go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/CarolineandBecca

Join us to remember someone you will never forget…. Our Torchlight Procession in Lincoln on Tuesday 28th November is one of the most meaningful and poignant events in the St Barnabas calendar. This unique celebration is an opportunity for families and friends to join us in remembering the people that we love. The procession starts at Clayton's Sports Ground, we then follow the pipe band past the Hospice and on to Lincoln Cathedral, where the Tree of Life will be illuminated for the whole community to see. This is followed by refreshments in Castle Square.

To take part in this, dedicate a light(s) in remembrance of someone special on our trees of life and/or attend our Lincoln Light up A life event at Our Lady of Lincoln Church, Lincoln, please go to www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk

Save Dates: Saturday 16th December - Lincoln North Fire Crew will again be visiting both Dunholme & Welton with their Santa’s Sleigh, supporting both the Firefighters Charity and St Barnabas Hospice. Further details next month!

 Caroline Swindin
Corporate Fundraiser
Mobile: 07435 970309

email:caroline.swindin@stbarnabashospice.co.uk

 

 

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Caroline Swindin the St Barnabas Corporate Fundraser receiving a cheque for £736.48 from the Chairman of the Dunholme Bowls Club Mike Preswtwood

Nature Notes for November 2017

 Hi again, we are not far off the silly season when everyone forgets meanings, and also reasons. We have slipped down the very slippery slide of commercialism and so as long as the lights are brighter the tree is bigger, the larder is fuller and the bar groaning, we should have a very good Christmas.  Please try to remember what it is all about and apply a little more understanding between ourselves and others if that is at all possible.

I have been trying a little game called snail tracking, I sometimes take the Union Jack stickers off apples and stick them on the back of snails, and as they go on walkabout, it does brighten up the gloomy Winter garden.  Some snails do find places where they can hide and build themselves a permeable lid for breathing purposes, the rest of the snail shell is pretty resilient, and it is surprising how much eight they can bear before the shell cracks, they have quite a sedentary lifestyle, their absolute favourite foods are rotting vegetation, or plants that must obviously taste wonderful to a snail.  I’m afraid they do go for vegetables and in particular Hostas, once they find them they can’t leave them alone, there are many remedies for this destruction but the use of Snail or Slug pellets should be condemned as they attract Slugs and Snails who promptly eat them and the product gets into the digestive system, along comes an unsuspecting Blackbird or Thrush and the poisoned Snail, poisons the birds and they do not have a quick or pleasant death .  Over the years I have found that instead of pellets a surrounding circle of rock salt will deter them from a monster munch without upsetting the plants to any great degree.  Some of the smaller Snails, the ones that look like humbug sweets, with their brown and golden stripes are quite a rarity, but we seem to have quite a large colony of them in our villages, they appear not to hibernate in the Winter to the same extent as the larger ones , but their diets are similar, I have seen in this area, what can only be described as monster Snails, which are about ten times the size of the normal garden Snail, they have quite a history as it is believed that they were brought here in Roman times, for the Roman soldiers ate them in huge quantities, and some of them escaped, the Snails I mean, and tend to be in wooded areas , where they enjoy the quiet life, as they are so big and the shells so hard  that the most intrepid birds, will not take them on,  but Badgers will.

Slugs and Snails are related and are all part of the Mollusc family which includes a lot of our Shellfish, Mussels, Cockles, Clams Razor Shells to name but a few, I am not a fan of eating anything that slides along on it’s …whatever, I prefer my Sea food when it has pincers and legs, but that’s a preference.

I hope the lead up to Christmas is not too frantic for you, 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 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

 

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

Dunholme Improvement Group

Craig Duncan

none

01673 862424

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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

 


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The Dunholme Indoor Bowls Club


The Tennis courts at the rear of the indoor bowls hall with the kiddies play park in the foreground