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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 September 2018


In August we had 27 patients fail to attend for their GP appointments and 74 patients fail to attend for their nursing appointments. This adds up to 13.5 hours of appointments in one month which is ALMOST HALF the number of DNA’s from the previous month. Thank you for cancelling appointments when not needed.


 Please try and let us know if you are unable to make an appointment, even if it is short notice, as in most cases we can re-book it with another patient.


Last month we told you that we would be increasing the use of our teat messaging service and as the decrease in DNA’s proves, this seems to be beneficial.


 If you have not done so already, please give us consent to text you via your mobile telephone numbers; this can be done at Reception. Text messaging may be used for appointment booking confirmation and reminders of appointments to help reduce DNA’s, questionnaires and ‘Friends and Family’ surveys, medication / appointment review and ‘flu clinic reminders, results and general correspondence may all be sent in this way.



The Practice is now well on its way into the ‘flu season and vaccines are in the Practice. If you are eligible then we will have ordered a vaccine for you. Please book an appointment or attend one of our Saturday drop in clinics for your vaccination. If you are unsure if you are eligible please check with reception.


 We advise all patients that are eligible to have the vaccine but if you choose not to then please let the surgery know as soon as possible so we can reallocate your vaccine to someone else.



Imp Healthcare Ltd has now begun the pilot extended hours’ accessibility from 1st September ’18. Patients registered within the federation of practices can access a variety of appointments with healthcare professionals operating from any of the participating practices, in addition to those currently provided under the routine General Medical Services contract.  These appointments will be spread throughout the week, Monday to Sunday, and are for routine, non-urgent appointments only. In order to access the range of appointments on offer patients must give consent for the consulter to access their full medical records.


Please could we ask that if patients are not using the green ‘B-side’ of prescriptions to order their repeats and are instead choosing to write on scraps of paper, please could you make sure your name, address and date of birth are clearly marked for identification purposes. Whilst the girls do their very best they aren’t able to process a repeat request just with medication details alone.


The surgery will be closed for staff training from 1pm on Tuesday 16th October 2018 until 8am on  Wednesday 17th October 2018.


 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.


 Nadina Prestedge

Practice Manager



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: 

First Responder Group


Your local First Responder group of volunteers is sadly lacking in numbers and this is an urgent appeal for new people to join the group. We currently have only 4 very dedicated operational volunteers available to cover calls whilst our optimum number is around 10. This is seriously impacting upon us being able to provide anything but a few odd days cover each week where in the past we have been able to cover almost the full week both day and night. 


Can you help us? This is an invaluable service for the local community, in an emergency we provide help and assurance to those who have called the NHS for assistance and are awaiting an ambulance or paramedic.


To find out more please come along to one of our monthly meetings, the next being Thursday 11th October and the following Thursday 8th November in the Welton Scout Hut or if you would like further details please contact us on 07815 534969.

Mike Hubbert  -

LIVES Helper

Welton Patients’ and Doctors’ Association (PDA)

We are now hiring out tables for the PDA Autumn Fayre. There are still around 5 or 6 left at a cost of £10 a table. Please give me a call if you would like one. We reserve the right to refuse a table if the sale items are in direct conflict with one of our own stalls.

Raffle tickets are now available from all PDA drivers, the h/c dispensary, Welton paper shop and the pet food shop in Welton. 

We will be having all the usual stalls and games plus a few new ones. If anyone has anything they could donate to bric a brac, books, tombola, children’s tombola or bottle and glass stall (not necessarily alcohol). Please give me a call if you have anything you need collecting or smaller items can be left at the health centre and I will collect from there.

Tickets for the Christmas Lunch will be on sale from Monday 1st October priced at £6 for a 3 course Christmas meal followed by tea/coffee and mints. This is held in Welton Village Hall.

The PDA AGM will be held on Thursday 1st November starting at 7.30pm at the Health Centre. The different sub committees, catering, fund raising and transport along with the Chairman and treasurer will give short reports on the previous 12 months and there will be a speaker to be announced in the October magazine. The evening ends with a drink and biscuits and usually finishes by 9.30pm

It would be nice to see a few more patients of the practice at this meeting so come along to find out what we do behind the scenes!

1st October Christmas lunch tickets on sale

20th October Autumn Fayre

1st November PDA AGM (see above)

7th 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



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




20th October 2018

Welton St Mary’s Church

10.30 – 11.30

24th October 2018

Faldingworth Village Hall

10.00 – 11.00

25th October 2018

Welton Methodist Church

10.30 – 11.30


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

Christmas & New Year Holidays

The Library will be closed from Monday 26th December 2016 and will  re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.


Welton Library

We are pleased to say that our Community Hub is beginning to develop and we have two further talks arranged for 2018. On Tuesday 30th October we have local members of the Society of Lincolnshire History And Archaeology presenting " The Village by the Spring 5000yrs of History"
Please come along to the talk and then share your memories and photos of Welton.  Subsequently on Tuesday 27th November local resident Elaine Johnson will present 'The Home Front during the last War'. Both talks start at 2:00pm and all are welcome whether members of the library or not. 

In another initiative I'm delighted to say that we will again be welcoming the children from St Mary's School during October continuing our aim to encourage young people to value both libraries and the printed word. We will be pleased to arrange similar initiatives for other local schools or groups. And of course, our core purpose of providing a library service for Welton and surrounding areas continues with the number of books on the shelves growing in recent weeks. We have an expanded section of large print books for those who may find them easier on the eye alongside the standard editions of both fiction and non-fiction.

Mike Hubbert 

Library Volunteer