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Dunholme Village


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


Welton Family Health Centre




In June, 97% of patients attend the surgery for their appointments. We would like to thank these patients for attending or those that cancelled appointments that they were unable to make so the slot could be used by another patient.

Three per cent of patients equates to another 4.5 appointments per day that could have been used by other patients in a variety of clinics.

If you have not already done so, please sign up for our text messaging service so we can send you reminders before your appointment. It is free and easy to do. You can also text the practice to cancel an appointment on 07930 880337.



When leaving messages on the Dispensary answerphone please could we ask you to leave your full name and address at the start of the message (Mrs Jones, Mr Smith etc is not enough information). Thank you



We are pleased to say that we have successfully managed to recruit two new doctors to the Practice. Dr Rebecca Caruana has already started working with us and Dr David Watts will start in August, both on a permanent basis. We hope they will be very happy with us.



The surgery will be closed for staff training from 1pm on Tuesday 20th August 2019 until 8am on Wednesday 21st August 2019.

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: 



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


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

Your Neighbourhood Policing Team


PC 326 Martin DOHERTY




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




2nd July 2019

St Chad’s Church

09:30 – 10:30

6th July 2019

Ingham Village Hall

10.30 – 11.30

12th July2019

Corringham Village Hall

09.30 – 10.30

25th July 2019

Scampton Youth Club

18:00 – 19:00


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.


Welton Patients’ and Doctors’ Association (PDA)


We are now beginning to make plans for our main fund raiser of the year, the Autumn Fayre.

Tables can be hired for £10 by anyone wanting to sell their own goods. We can’t accept anyone selling cakes as we have our own cake stall but anything else if you would like to reserve a table please contact either Chris Jackson 860835 or myself 862570

Raffle tickets are now for sale with all drivers, the h/c dispensary, Welton paper shop and the Welton pet food store. Nearer the time we will also be selling at the flu injection clinics at the surgery.

For the stalls we are looking for bottles of anything not necessarily alcohol and items made of glass for the bottle and glass tombola. We will also need tombola items for both adult and children’s tombola. If you have any bric a brac you could offer us (not clothes) please give me a call to arrange collection.

This year we are going to try a Bring and Buy stall. For those of you who are not old enough to remember what this is, you take something along to sell (usually groceries or toiletries etc.) and then buy something from the stall which someone else has donated. I hope I’ve made that clear?


I’m sure many of you will have heard that it is likely we will lose our bus service from the end of July. This is just a reminder that the PDA transport scheme can provide transport to any patient of the Welton practice to any medical appointment e.g. health centre, hospital, both local and further afield, optician or dentist. This service is available, for a small charge, to anyone who has no other means of attending appointments. Transport should be booked through the health centre but if you have any questions about the service provided, please give me a call.

Dates for 2019

Christmas lunch tickets on sale 1st October

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 Village Library and Community Hub

 We have a busy month coming up when we hope to provide something extra for families during the school holidays.

The summer reading challenge started in July, the Space Chase is the subject this time no doubt inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landings. There is a chart to collect stickers which are awarded whenever a participant reads a book, this is for children aged 4 to 11 and library members can call and claim their chart but do hurry along as we have limited numbers available. If your child is not a library member we can arrange for them to join, and as a bonus both joining the library and the Space Chase packs are free.

We are also running our Storytime sessions again, every Wednesday throughout August at 10:30am, these are aimed at younger children and are ever popular with parents, grandparents and anyone else responsible for finding something to keep youngsters in their care amused during the summer break. These sessions are free to anyone wishing to come along, neither you or the child need be a library member.

Last, but by no means least, we are trialling opening the library every Saturday morning from 10 to 12 o'clock during August to gauge the demand and hope this will be of particular benefit to working families who perhaps can't make our weekday times. Because we are partly in the shared space of Manor Park Sports Pavilion Saturday mornings are logistically difficult due to moving library shelves and there being the possibility of other users of the site. The summer break gives us an opportunity to test out ways of us making positive moves to open the library on Saturdays with a view to us establishing some regular opening in the future if the demand is there.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible for each of these three ventures.

Mike Hubbert

Library Volunteer Co-ordinator




 Welton & Dunholme LIVES First Responder


 During May your local responders have been undertaking their annual re qualifications which ensures that their training for emergency call outs is current. This is all part of the training and support that responders receive, if you are interested in joining the local group please go on line for more details at or ring 01507 525999.

Mike Hubbert

LIVES Helper