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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 June 2019



In May, 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.

Unfortunately, 89 patients still failed to attend for their appointments which would have meant an extra       15 hours of available appointments.

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.



Carer’s week was 10-16 June 2019. During this week we sent out text messages to all our registered carers (that have agreed to receive texts) asking them to confirm if they are still carers. If you received one of these texts, please reply to us. We are trying to update our carers register as we have some plans for later in the year and would like to be able to contact you about these.

If you are a carer for a friend or relative or have a carer yourself, please let us know as we can then add you to the register. You can do this by informing reception.

If you are a young carer, then we would especially like to support you so please let us know.

We are going to have a dedicated notice board for carers in the waiting room, please look out for this for further details.



We have recently seen an increase in the number of walk-in appointment requests for non-urgent issues or those that would be most appropriately dealt with in A&E.

If you need a same day (non-life threatening) appointment in the afternoon then please telephone the surgery and the receptionists will signpost you to the most appropriate person for a telephone call back that afternoon.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY if you have chest pain, think you may have had a stroke or are bleeding and are unable to stop it – these all require a 999 call.



Just a reminder to all patients that any non-NHS work may incur a charge. This may include private letters, forms, medicals and reports. This work is carried out AFTER all NHS work is complete and so may not be available that day, please give as much notice as possible.



We require a minimum of 2 working days’ notice for any dispensing repeat prescription requests. Please remember that if you leave a message at the weekend, your medication will be available from Wednesday. This is due to the time it takes to process the prescription, get it signed by the GP and order and receive the medication into the practice.



Becky would like to say a big thank you to everyone that donated towards her fundraising for Children with Cancer for which she also ran the London Marathon this year. She managed to raise a magnificent sum of £2651.59 altogether.


The surgery will be closed for staff training from 1pm on Tuesday 16th July 2019 until 8am on Wednesday 17th July 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 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)


I would like to say how delighted I was to read that 97% of patients attended their appointments at the h/c in April. The PDA committee members and volunteer drivershave been working hard to get as many patients as possible signed up to the text messaging service but we obviously need to try harder! For 85 patients to not have attended, for whatever reason, is bad enough but the 14.5 hours of wasted appointment time is really sad as there are patients out there desperate to get appointments. Please consider signing up for text messaging if you haven’t already done so and let’s get that figure for attendance closer to 100%. We all like to think that we would never forget an appointment but clearly some of us do.


As far as the transport scheme is concerned could I ask that you try to have the correct change available. A driver will always carry some change but may have more than one pick up in the day so the correct money, or close to the correct money, would help.

Can I also remind all patients using the scheme that the charge is 40p per mile from the driver’s door and return? I will always try to get a driver from the same village as the patient but this isn’t always possible and you may therefore be charged a slightly different amount for the same journey. The charge for transport to the h/c is based on a fixed amount from the village in which the patient lives.


We would like to say a huge thank you to the residents and organisers of the Stonecliffe Park coffee morning on Friday 7th June the proceeds of which were donated to the P.D.A. Myself and Jan Sims went along to give our support and thoroughly enjoyed the couple of hours we spent there. What a lot of lovely, friendly people! I have just been told that the total amount raised was £625. A magnificent effort by all concerned.


Finally and please read this. I’m sure we have all heard about the scams which are going around at the moment but when I got news that some patients had been affected I thought it was worth mentioning in my news article. The committee are putting together some handouts reminding us of the action to take if we are in any doubt that we may be being ‘scammed’ There will also be posters up in the h/c waiting room and a notice on the overhead information board in the waiting room. Please be vigilant and don’t let anyone else in our area be taken advantage of. Again we could all say ‘it would never happen to me’ but clearly a few local people got that wrong!


 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

For our next Community Hub talk we are delighted to welcome back Elaine Johnson who will present  ‘Vote 100: a Lincolnshire View of Women’s Suffrage’. Elaine will explain how Lincolnshire women (and their male supporters) were surprisingly active during the campaign for the Vote and her talk sets local action and events against the national picture. So please make a note in your diary to join us on Tuesday 30th July at 2pm, light refreshments from 1:30.

We will also be running storytime sessions during the school holidays, keep an eye out in and around Welton for details and also in next month's magazine article. In addition we have a facebook page where all our events are advertised.

Just a reminder that you are welcome to use the free wifi that is available at Manor Park for your own device and we have tables and chairs if you wish to sit down and do some work or research.

We are open Mondays 1 – 6 pm, Tuesdays 9.30am – 2.30pm, Wednesdays 10am to 1pm and during August we are excited to announce that we are planning to open on Saturday mornings for an initial trial period to test out demand, please check next month's magazine for more details.

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