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Dunholme Village


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


Newsletter December 2018



In November we had 27 patients fail to attend for their GP appointments and 110 patients fail to attend for their nursing appointments. This amounts to 22.5 hours of appointments this month that have been wasted.


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We are now starting to telephone / invite any patients that are outstanding their ‘flu vaccines to ensure they can have one before stocks run out. If you are in one of the “at risk” categories” please contact reception to book an appointment as soon as possible.



Please be aware that there are some circumstances where the GP or Nurse Practitioner may be able to consult with you on the telephone. If this is the case, you will be given an approximate time for the call and the GP/NP may telephone approximately half an hour either side of this allocated time slot.

Please note that the GP/NP will only try to call you twice as they will have other patients waiting for consultations.



The Acute illness clinic will continue to run each weekday in the Practice. From 1st December 2018 we will ask all patients to arrive at the surgery before 9.30am so that we are able to manage the number of patients seen. You may be seen by a GP or Nurse Practitioner in this clinic.



The surgery will be closed for staff training from 1pm on Tuesday 15th January 2019 until 8am on

 Wednesday 16th January 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.



We would like to thank all patients and colleagues for their kind gifts given to the staff during the Christmas period. Your generosity and kindness are very much appreciated.


 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

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Welton Patients’ and Doctors’ Association (PDA)

The PDA Autumn Fayre, which took place on Saturday 20th October, raised a total of £2229 after deduction of expenses. The raffle made up £1208 of this amount and thanks must go to all who helped in any way, buying and selling tickets, donating prizes etc. A list of prize winners is on the PDA notice board in the Health Centre. The teddy bear was called Boris, the cake weighed 4lb 8ozs, there were 540 sweets in the jar and the suitcase contained a calendar, diary and a scratch card. Many thanks to all who supported this event which is our main fund raiser of the year.


Could I thank everyone who supported the PDA Christmas Lunch on 7th December? Our final total of ticket sales was 98 although 3 people were unfortunately not able to attend due to illness. Thank you to all who supplied cakes and raffle prizes and a huge thank you to Mark and Poppy at Lakeside Butchers Ryland Bridge who provided the turkey and to Nicky at Kedgeree who supplied and ‘rumbled’ the potatoes. Nicky, you have no idea what a help this is as I personally, and others I’m sure, remember the years of disappearing under a mountain of potatoes and peelings!!

Welton St Mary’s School choir sang beautifully and hats off to the young soloist.  What a brave boy!!

We hope that everyone enjoyed not only the meal, but the company, the delicious cakes on sale and any raffle prize you might have been lucky enough to win!

Several new diners joined us this year. If you survived the experience, we hope to see you at the spring lunch.

The total proceeds for this event, after the deduction of all expenses and village hall hire, was in the region of £750

 Dates for 2019   

Spring Lunch 5th April 2019 Tickets on sale from 25th February

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  on (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





12th January 2019

Welton Methodist Church

10.30 – 11.30

14th January 2019

Corringham Village Hall

09.00 – 10.00

16th January 2019

Faldingworth Village Hall

10.00 – 11.00

17th January 2019

Park House, Welton

09.30 – 10.30

17th January 2019

Welton St Mary’s Church

10.30 – 11.30

18th January 2019

Fillingham Village Hall

10.00 – 11.00




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


 After a very successful 2018 we hope to continue to attract new borrowers in 2019 and we will also be arranging further events as part of the Community Hub that will be attractive to local residents.

We have invited Anne Law the curator of the RAF Wickenby Memorial Collection to give a talk on Tuesday 29th January at 2:00pm. This will cover the history of the site at Wickenby from its development at the start of World War 2 through to its decommission in the 60's and the facilities for visitors that are now there. Some of you may not be familiar with the airfield despite the fact it is just a few miles from us as we tend to hear much about Scampton and Dunholme Lodge but not this site. It does have a very interesting history, the memorial collection is impressive and Anne will be bringing a number of artefacts with her. There is free entry to the talk with light refreshments available at a small charge. Please come along and join us for what will be an informative afternoon.

Turning to the library itself, we re-open on Monday 7th January after the New Year break. Just a reminder for avid crime readers that we have a good selection of novels to interest you including some large print editions for those who find these easier on the eye. If you aren't a member as yet just pop along and we will arrange for you to join. As well as books we have free wifi and a number of computers for public use.

Our hours of operation are Mondays 1pm to 6pm, Tuesdays 9.30am to 2.30pm and Wednesdays 10am to 1pm.


Mike Hubbert

Library Volunteer