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Dunholme Village


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


Welton Family Health Centre 

Newsletter October 2017



Thank you to patients that have attended our Saturday ‘flu clinics. For those patients that are eligible for a ‘flu vaccine but haven’t yet attended the surgery, please contact Reception for details of future clinics or to book an appointment.



We are very lucky to have Mrs Kerry Belshaw, our advanced Nurse Practitioner, working in the Practice.

 Over the past few years, the role of the GP has expanded, with increasing demand for managing patients with one or more long-term conditions. In addition to this there has been a national shortage of GP’s and developing and employing Nurse Practitioners is one way of addressing this. Nurse Practitioners are educated to undertake all the areas specified in physician associate training, such as taking medical histories; performing examinations; diagnosing illnesses; analysing test results; developing management plans. They are able to prescribe and are registered practitioners.

 In addition to her roles within the Practice, and due to the growing pressure and increased demand for visits, Kerry Belshaw may be asked  to provide home visits for those patients that are unable to attend the surgery.



In September, 32 patients did not attend for their appointments with the doctors and 91 appointments with the nurses. Over 20 hours of clinical time was lost due to patients not attending for their appointments. Please try to remember appointments or cancel with us if they are no longer required.


Please let us know if you are unable to make your appointment.


The surgery will be closed for staff training from 1pm on Tuesday 21st November 2017 until 8am on Wednesday 22nd November 2017.

 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.

 Nadina Prestedge

Practice Manager


Welton Patients and Doctors Association


We still have a few tables left to hire for our Autumn Fayre on Saturday 21st October. If you are interested in hiring one to sell their own goods please give a call to either myself on 862570 or Chris Jackson on 860835. The cost will be £10 and you keep any money you take. We will not be able to take bookings for the sale of cakes as we have our own cake stall. We are now collecting bric a brac, books and tombola items ready for October and we also need full bottles(not necessarily alcohol) for the bottle and glass tombola so if anyone needs anything collecting, please give me a call. If there is no reply, please leave a message and I will get back to you. Bottles and small tombola items can be left at the health centre for collection.

Tickets for the grand raffle are selling well. All drivers have some to sell plus the Health Centre dispensary, Welton paper shop and Essential Looks at Dunholme. We now have 20 prizes and several others in the pipeline.

The Fayre starts at 2pm in Welton village hall with doors to the Welton room, for sale of books and bric a brac, open at 1.45pm. As in previous years there will be a café serving delicious homemade cakes, tea and coffee with special cakes for the children. Come and take the weight off your feet and treat yourselves.

Tables booked so far are for the sale of Art work and paintings, Chilli jams and sauces, wood turned gifts, toys and games (many new) so buy your Christmas gifts early, jewellery, crocheted items and cards and memory books. This list will be added to as more tables are reserved.

There will be tombola including a separate children’s tombola, cake stall, a shooting range and various games of chance and skill.

This is The PDA’s main fund raising event of the year so please come along and give us your support. Last year we raised a magnificent £2486.88 so let’s see whether we can improve on that total this year.

Dates for your 2017 diary

    30th Sept PDA Raffle tickets for sale Dunholme Coop 9am to 5pm

    2nd October Christmas Lunch Tickets on sale

    7th October PDA Raffle tickets for sale Welton Coop 9am to 5pm

    21st October Autumn Fayre

    8th December Christmas Lunch

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

Janet Goddard


Dear Editor

Early this year, my wife Patricia Owen was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Over the last four months she bravely fought this cruel disease. She sadly passed away on July 15th. During this time, Welton Health Centre were very supportive and caring, so l would like to take this opportunity to thank them. And, although you never like to single people out, Dr Fickling was exceptional. Her regular visits to Pat certainly made things easier. So a huge thank you to her too.

After her death, l was overwhelmed by the support and good wishes of our friends and family. I received many card, showing me that people obviously thought a lot of us, which is very comforting. I would therefore also like to thank all those that sent cards, and all those who came to the funeral. Their donations raised £332, which has now been passed on to our local St. Barnabas Hospice. They were a huge support and hopefully this can help them to support others.

Kind regards -  Mervyn (Reggie) Owen

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


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: 

Dunholme Community Lottery

Congratulations to September 2017 BONUS winners below!!

1st Prize:    £210    No 90   Marion Barrass

2nd Prize:  £120 No.13 Marguerita Atkinson

3rd Prize:   £90 No.80  Mandy Murphy

 Congratulations to our winners above – and if its not you, – next time it could be!  The price of a cup of coffee a week is all it takes to join – and for this you will be helping to refurbish St Chad’s Church, helping your local clubs and perhaps be one of the lucky winners in our monthly draw.

Don’t forget, if you belong to a group or club within Dunholme and would like a financial helping hand, please get in touch – if we can help – we certainly will!

If you are not in the Dunholme Community Lottery and would like to join, or simply want to know more about the scheme – we would love to hear from you! 

 Margaret Clifton: 01673 866245

Helen  Loving: 01673 861714

Glyn Jones: 01673 861907 Or email:   community.





St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

Celebrates 35 years of Hospice Care

We were pleased to be part of the Welton Sports & Social Club fete; it was lovely to see the community coming together and the beautiful weather on the day bought out lots of people. The St Barnabas Hospice stall made £240 and sold out completely of our teddy tombola! Many Thanks to our wonderful volunteers who helped out on the day.

As you are aware this year St Barnabas marks 35 years of providing care and comfort to thousands of families in our local communities. To mark this special milestone we would like to invite you to join us at our ‘Hearts of Gold’ birthday ball, to ensure that we can be there for even more families in the future.

The evening promises to be one not to be missed where you will enjoy a delicious three-course meal, be entertained by renowned premier functions band - The Stolen Fridays, with an opportunity to hedge your bets in the casino before helping to raise vital funds with a fantastic raffle and auction.

Please help us to be there for more families and ensure that they are able to spend as much time together as possible.

 Book early at to avoid disappointment!

Dan Hadfield As Gary Barlow

We are delighted that The World’s Number One Gary Barlow Tribute Artiste, Dan Hadfield will be returning to Gainsborough Golf Club on Saturday 11th November to help raise funds for St Barnabas Hospice.

Dan has performed with Gary himself including on the Xtra factor, tours all over the world with his solo show. and has also been voted Britain’s Best Look alike!

This amazing evening includes a delicious one course meal, Dan performing and disco until midnight. Tickets are just £30; this event sold out last year so book early to avoid disappointment!

To find out more and to book go to

With many thanks for your continuing support.

Caroline Swindin
Corporate Fundraiser
Mobile: 07435 970309





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

Christmas & New Year Holidays

The Library will be closed from Monday 26th December 2016 and will

re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.




Could 2017 be the year that sees you getting involved in the local community?

LIVES is such a worthwhile cause, we are a great team of like-minded individuals who want to give "something back" to the people we live alongside.  

Please will you consider joining us as a Responder?

Duties for a First Responder will typically involve dealing with patients to provide basic life-saving support, including Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), oxygen therapy, defibrillation and scene control.  Reassurance and TLC are often all that is required whilst you are monitoring vital statistics and awaiting support from the emergency services.  Importantly, no previous experience is necessary, as full training will be provided at LIVES Headquarters in Horncastle.

If you work full-time, part-time or are actively retired we would love to hear from you.  You need to be aged 18 or over, have a car readily available, be reasonably fit, be adaptable and have a calm and caring nature.  Between us we try to provide cover on a 24/7 basis, but as an individual you tell us via the rota what duties you are able to undertake to fit in with your own circumstances.  As a community based volunteer you are able to combine your LIVES duties, with village life as normal but importantly you can reach a fellow resident within a matter of minutes.

So for example, for the hours you have volunteered to cover – you'll have the defibrillator and associated equipment easily accessible within the house, the car fuelled and ready to go and the LIVES phone to hand to enable the LIVES desk at Ambulance Control to contact you if you are called out.  Then you simply carry on as normal – with your housework, gardening, helping the children with their homework, meeting up with friends in the village etc.  If you need to go further afield, or something crops up, you simply notify the LIVES desk that you need to go "off line".

If you are "called out" you'll have the skills and knowledge to be able to provide basic life-saving support in an emergency situation.  Just think how amazing you'll feel in playing your part in helping a fellow resident.

If you'd like to know more about Welton & Dunholme LIVES or are interested in joining the team, please contact Hannah Price, our Co-ordinator, on 07815 534969.   

Regards, Mike