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Dunholme Village


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


Welton Family Health Centre




    ***   ‘FLU CLINICS   ***

For the 19/20 ‘flu season and for those that are eligible and fall into one of the ‘at-risk’ categories, NHS England have advised the use of two vaccines – one for those aged 65+ and one for under 65’s. To ensure a safe and accurate system and so that we are able to allocate one vaccine for all those eligible, we will be organising our weekend ‘flu clinics in the following ways:

 This year’s weekend ‘flu clinics will be:

SATURDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 2019: PRE-BOOKED CLINIC – FOR 65 years and over


SATURDAY 5th OCTOBER 2019: PRE-BOOKED CLINIC – for 16 years and over

SUNDAY 6th OCTOBER 2019: PRE-BOOKED CLINIC – for 16 years and over

HALF TERM WEEK (21st – 25th OCTOBER 2019) – PRE-BOOKED CLINICS ages 2, 3 and 4 year olds that aren’t at school.

 These clinics will all be PRE-BOOKED – please contact reception for an appointment. If you are attending the surgery for another appointment, please let the clinician know and they will organise the ‘flu vaccine for you at the same time.

 CARERS – If you are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person, whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill OR you are in receipt of carer’s allowance you will be entitled to a free ‘flu vaccine. Please let our reception team know so they can add you to our carer’s register in preparation for ‘flu season.


DNA’s (Did Not Attends)

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

If you would like to be able to receive booking confirmations and text message reminders for appointments, please see Reception to sign up to this facility.



Our staff have been working hard to try and book patients in with the most appropriate person for their condition and are also able to direct patients to third parties such as NHS counselling services, self-help groups and pharmacies.  This enables those that need to be seen by a clinician in the practice sooner.


 When looking at the acute-illness clinic, we have now started to advertise the number of slots we have available each day. Please would all patients note that in the acute illness clinic, the slots are 10 minutes for one patient and one problem only.



We have noticed an increase in the number of patients telephoning the practice when the phone lines open for routine / non-appointment requests (e.g. test results, to order repeat prescriptions). Where possible we would be grateful if these calls could be made after 9.30am to allow patients to get through to book appointments.



Many of our patients have made use of the ‘extended access’ appointments which have been available during evenings (6.30pm – 8pm) and weekends (Saturday and Sunday – 1.5 hours each day) through the IMP Federation.

From September this provision will be improved and will increase to three hours each on a Saturday and Sunday morning. Appointments may be available at other practices within the Federation for those patients that are willing to travel.



We have some new receptionists that have started at the surgery this month and are undergoing training. Please bear with the staff while they are trying to train / learn. We have had a few incidents of rude / abusive behaviour and this will not be tolerated.



We are currently planning a series of instalments for future newsletters called “A day in the life of…”

We hope these will give patients an insight into roles and responsibilities of the different staffing groups in the practice. Watch this space!



We are now starting to collect inhalers for recycling. Please leave your used or unwanted inhalers at Dispensary and we will dispose of them for you.


The surgery will be closed for staff training from 1pm on Tuesday 17th September 2019 until 8am on Wednesday 18th September 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: 

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 Ad Hoc

Coffee Morning’s / Police Surgeries and 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


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 very busy planning the Autumn Fayre which is to be held on Saturday 26th October in Welton village hall. 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. We have already had enquiries for several tables so don’t leave it too long!

Raffle tickets are now for sale with all drivers, the h/s dispensary, Welton paper shop and the Welton pet food store. We will also be selling tickets at the ‘flu clinics on Saturdays 14th and 28th Sept 9am to 11.30am, Sat 5th and Sun 6th October 08.30am to 11.30am. Please come along and say hello and buy a book of tickets. Once again my band of helpers are giving up their weekend time so please give us your support. Incidentally the total value of the top 4 prizes is £990 thanks to some very generous people.

For the stalls we are looking for bottles of anything not necessarily alcohol and items made of glass. We will also need tombola items for both adult and children’s tombola. Donations can be left at the health centre reception for my attention or I can collect if that is more convenient. Thank you to those of you who have already contributed.

This year we are going to try a Bring and Buy stall. For those of you who don’t know or 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?

My final appeal this month is for cooking apples. Yes you read that correctly! Planning ahead for the spring lunch when we serve apple crumble as a dessert choice we freeze apples in advance. It seems that there is a general shortage of apples this year so if anyone has any to spare please consider donating them to us. Plums or pears would be equally acceptable. Thank you in advance!

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


The past month has been a busy one for us with the successful Summer reading Challenge and Storytime for children. Our trial of Saturday opening in the month also showed some promising use, however; as the library is based in Manor Park and is a shared resource with other village organisations there are a number of considerations to be made before permanent changes to the hours can be made. Therefore the results of Saturday mornings are currently being evaluated along with our present opening hours to see how we can provide the most convenient service to the community. For this reason please note that Saturday opening will not initially be continued beyond the end of August.

We hope to bring clarification of any agreed changes in the next edition of this newsletter, in the meantime shall be pleased to receive any comments from those who use the service or perhaps haven't able to but would like to if changes to hours or additional opening were possible. Comments on our opening hours will be welcome in writing via the Welton Parish Office, 7 Lincoln Road, Welton LN2 3HZ or electronically through our Facebook page @WeltonVillageLibrary or by email to  preferably by 16th September please.


We will be recommencing our ever popular Community Hub talks on Tuesday 24th September at 2pm with what sounds a rather intriguing subject; Medieval Church Graffiti. This will be given by Brian Porter of the Lincoln Archaeology Group and will cover the sometimes surprising and mysterious examples found. You are most welcome to join us from 1pm as we are also combining this with our MacMillan Coffee Event, there will be delicious cakes and drinks available with donations received for that very good cause. Both attractions are open to all whether a library member or not, we hope to see as many of you as possible at one or both events.


Mike Hubbert

Library Volunteer Co-ordinator


ing 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




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