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Dunholme Village


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





In December we had 23 patients fail to attend for their GP appointments and 57 patients fail to attend for their nursing appointments. This amounts to 13 hours of appointments this month that have been wasted. Please remember to cancel unwanted appointments so that someone else can use them.


 Please sign up for our text messaging service so we can send you reminders before your appointment.


 Annual statistics report that 9.1% of our available appointments were missed by DNA’s in 2018. This is a very slight improvement on 2017 and we hope for a better year in 2019.



For those patients that struggle to attend during our core opening hours for routine issues, please remember that appointments are available with other practices in the federation during evenings and weekends. Appointments are available with the GP, Practice Nurse or Healthcare assistant. Please contact the surgery for more information.



As you may be aware, Dr Andrew Barber has recently been absent from the practice due to illness. Dr Barber has asked us to thank patients and colleagues for their kind words and wishes during this time.



We would like to congratulate Rebecca Jones and Charlotte Cody on completing their Advanced Nurse Practitioner training. They will both now be working additional hours in the practice and some information on their roles will be available in the near future.



The surgery will be closed for staff training from 1pm on Tuesday 19th February 2019 until 8am on

 Wednesday 20th February 2019. When considering the staff training afternoon, please could we ask that you order any medication with as much notice as possible to enable us to meet the tight deadlines that we face. A minimum of two working days’ notice is required please. For those that don’t already use the service, we have facilities to order your medication online at any time, please see Dispensary for more details.


 Nadina Prestedge

Practice Manager



Susie Mendel, Secretary, Nettleham Woodland TrustRegistered Charity Number 111985418 Beech Avenue, Nettleham LN2 2PP.  Tel: 01522-751283Email: David Cotten Chair Email: dmc206cc@yahoo.comRod Newborough Woodland Advisor Email: 

Nettleham Woodland Trust


Early in 2009 Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust purchased 19.25 hectares of farmland in Ashing Lane Dunholme and Nettleham Woodland Trust has secured a 125 year lease to create and maintain around 15 hectares a new woodland on this site.

The whole area is called Ashing Lane Nature Reserve and a new woodland in known as Monks Wood, in memory of Dennis Monk, the late Director of the Lincoln branch of WREN, which funded the purchase of the land.  The first phase of tree planting took place in February 2009, when over 10,000 trees and shrubs were planted by local families, schools, scouts, guides and college students. Woodland rides were created, enabling push-chair and wheelchair access. By the end of 2009 over 18000 native trees and shrubs had been panted.

The Nettleham Woodland Trust needs enthusiastic group of volunteers willing to assist in the planting and subsequent maintenance of the woodlands. It’s a great way to meet like minded people, make new friend and participate in some healthy outdoor exercise.

If you would like to help in any way or for more information please contact:


The Secretary, Nettleham Woodland Trust

18 Beach Avenue, Nettleham LN2 2PP

Or visit the web site

Welton Patients’ and Doctors’ Association (PDA)

Only last month I was reporting on the PDA Christmas lunch and now we have turned our thoughts to the Spring Lunch. Tickets priced £6 will be on sale from Monday 25th February. We will once again be serving beef pie and seasonal vegetables for the main course as this has been very popular in the past. Dessert will be a choice of trifle or apple crumble and custard and followed by tea/coffee and mints. The bar will be open for purchase of drinks.

We will have our usual raffle (prizes gratefully accepted on the day) cake stall and books and cards for sale. We will also be selling quiz sheets priced 50p with a prize for the most correct answers.

The PDA will holding their annual plant sale in May. If anyone would like to donate plants either annual bedding plants or larger plants which have been split, please get in touch and we can arrange to collect. More details nearer the time.


Dates for 2019

Spring Lunch 5th April 2019 Tickets on sale 25th Feb

Autumn Fayre 26th October 2019

Christmas Lunch 6th December 2019

If you require any further information on any of the above don’t hesitate to give me a call (862570)

Janet Goddard



Welton & Dunholme First Responders


Please consider making your 2019 new year’s resolution to become a local volunteer as a LIVES first responder, what better way to be able to help a fellow resident in need. To find out more please contact LIVES on 01507 525 999.

Thank you to those who have made donations to us in the past year, recently we have benefited from a collection at the Jambusters WI Carol Concert, the collection tin at the Sports and Social Club and also from a family who passed on some unused foreign currency. We can convert foreign coins and notes if they are put in one of our collection boxes, it’s surprising how change from countries you may never plan to visit again can add up to help us rather than be rattling round in the bottom of a drawer in your house for a few years!

Mike Hubbert

LIVES Helper



Your Neighbourhood Policing Team




One of your neighbourhood officers will be attending the following

Coffee Morning’s / Police Surgeries we will be pleased to meet you and discuss any issues you may wish to raise alternatively please call 101.

 Please be aware: on occasions there may be non attendance due to unforeseen circumstances and unavoidable, so please accept our apologies should this happen





5th February 2019

St Chads Church, Dunholme

10.00 – 11.00

14th February 2019

Park House, Welton

09.30 – 10.30

14th February 2019

St Mary’s Church, Welton

10.30 – 11.30

22nd February 2019

Corringham Village Hall

09.00 – 10.00



To report a Crime please call 101.

 If ‘urgent’ please call 999.

If you would like to pass information anonymously, please call Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.



Monday 9.00am – 12.00pm

Tuesday       1.00 – 6.00pm

Wednesday CLOSED

Thursday  9.00am – 1.00pm



1st Saturday of each month

10.00am – 12.00pm


Welton Library and Community Hub

Did you realise there is a stunning reconstruction of a saxon craftsman's home just a few miles from the library? February gives you the chance to find out more, Steve and Jude who are the creators of the Saxonhouse which is in East Firsby have been invited along for our latest Community Hub event. Their talk will cover why, when and how the house was built along with details of the lives of Saxons in 7th century Lincolnshire. Please come along and hear more on Tuesday 26th February at 2:00pm. Free admission, all welcome.

Just a reminder for those of you who also use facebook we do have a page where you can also keep to to date including details of new books that the library service buys each month. Just search for Welton Library & Community Hub and 'like' us.


Mike Hubbert

Library Volunteer