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Dunholme Village


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


Welton Family Health Centre


Dr Mark Howard

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Dr Mark Howard died unexpectedly at home on Thursday 22nd February 2018.

Dr Howard had been a GP at Welton Family Health Centre for seventeen years.  He was a dedicated GP, to the Practice and his patients and was instrumental in the development of the local federation, striving for the best possible care for patients.

To us, Dr Howard was a member of our Welton family. A colleague; but more than that, he was a friend. He would brighten any day with his infectious laugh and always made time for others. To patients he was a GP, and some who considered him a friend also. This relationship is so very rare and one that will be treasured by so many.

 Dr Howard will be greatly missed by all that knew him. We are grateful to all patients, colleagues and friends that have provided support, comfort and messages of condolence to the practice and to Dr Howard’s family. There is a book of remembrance and condolence in the waiting room for anyone that wishes to leave messages or memories about Dr Howard.

Our sincere condolences are with his family at this sad time.

Nadina Prestedge

Practice Manager



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Welton Patients and Doctors Association


The Spring Lunch is being held on Friday 27th April. We will be serving orange juice, steak pie and seasonal vegetables followed by trifle or apple crumble and custard, tea or coffee and mints. There are still a few tickets left (at the time of writing this in mid-March) priced at £6 for anyone interested in joining us. New faces would be made very welcome and we can provide free transport for anyone who has no means of getting to the village hall.  There will be the usual raffle, cake stall and books and cards for sale. Donations to any stall would be welcome and can be brought along on the day. Alternatively give me a call and I can arrange collection. There will be a quiz ‘Places in Lincolnshire’ 50p a sheet with a prize for the most correct answers. The bar will be open for the purchase of drinks.

Thank you to those who responded to my appeal for new drivers. I have signed up 2 people with a further 2 who are considering signing up. If anyone else in interested please get in touch. Minimum commitment is 1 day a month and many of my regular drivers feel that they get a lot of satisfaction from meeting new people and providing a very valuable service.



Forget about those winter blues. For now’s the time to pick and choose

 Those plants to make your garden glow. And those of us who’re in the know Will be on Welton Village Green. 7th May they can be seen

To find the plants that we just know . Will make our gardens such a show.From 12 midday till we’re all sold out. We hope the crowds will be about.The Transport Fund for the PDA. Will receive the profits from the day.So come along if you are free. Old friends and new we’ll be happy to see!


My apologies to Anon if they think they recognise this and to all who read it for my attempts to adapt it for this years’ plant sale! 

Dates for your 2018 diary

27th April PDA Spring Lunch

7th May Plant sale on Welton village green

20th October Autumn Fayre                                                                                                                 

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


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: 

'Welton Village Library and Community Hub'


As well as my usual LIVES article I wondered if you would be kind enough to include a piece for the library in my role as a volunteer, if space is at a premium and it’s not possible then that's fine.  The library is of course open to Dunholme residents and we would like to encourage as much use as possible. Our official title is 'Welton Village Library and Community Hub' and if you could use this for the article which is as follows:


 Now that the library has been open at Manor Park for a few months I'd like to encourage as many people as possible to visit the new facility whether that be someone who has never used the library before or who may have lapsed from regular use. There are over 5,000 books to choose from onsite including general fiction with separate crime, science fiction, romance and large print sections. Children's books from baby board books up to 'teenage adult' reads. Then we have nonfiction for both adult and children's, over 20 sections here and just as an example I'll highlight the animals section. So, we have titles such as; How to Watch Wildlife, The Garden Bird Handbook, Beautiful Cows, Whole Health for Happy Dogs, The Complete Guide to Caring for your Cat, Aquarium Fish, The Duck Handbook and Animal Heroes to name but a fairly eclectic few.


These books are very informative and, in most cases, expensive for you to buy and of course it costs nothing to join the library and nothing to borrow a book for up to 3 weeks. You don't need to bring any documents to join and if you have been a member before you can use your old card. Added to that we continue to be part of Lincolnshire Libraries and if you can't find the title you need there is an extensive catalogue you can order from once again at no cost to you. The potential to save you and your family money and expand your horizons is open to all, including free wifi and access to our up to date laptops.


So if you haven't already then please make your way to visit us, the hours are: Monday 1 - 6 pm, Tuesday 9.30am - 2.30pm, Wednesday 10am - 1pm


 Michael Hubbert, Library Volunteer


St Barnabas

As April draws in, I have my fingers firmly crossed that by the time you are reading this entry we will be enjoying more spring-like weather!

Whilst the snow at the beginning of the month may have proved to be a slight disruption to our staff across the county, I am extremely proud to be part of a team who pulled out all of the stops to ensure the care and support we provide across the county continued to run as smoothly as possible.

Although our Barnabas Brew campaign may have suffered a slight delay, with many events having to be rescheduled due to the snow, I am extremely pleased that the initiative has gone from strength to strength in the last month. As I explained in my last update, the Barnabas Brew is a community campaign which helps facilitate members of the local communities to put on their own coffee morning in support of St Barnabas Hospice.

The downloadable packs are accessible from our webpage all year round, and the printable posters and leaflets make it incredibly easy to make your event a great success… it couldn’t be simpler!

Many of you will also be aware that due to the adverse weather at the start of the month, we regrettably had to postpone our much loved Wine & Wisdom event that was due to take place on Friday 2nd March 2018. Keep your eyes peeled for the announcement of the revised date - this is the perfect opportunity to enter a team if you missed out the first time around!

Finally, we are still appealing for our local community’s support in helping us with the acquisition of the plants we require for our Plant Sale at our Hawthorn Road building (LN2 4QX) on Saturday 26th May 2018. For further information about how you can help with this event, or any of your local fundraising queries, please contact me at

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

 You can also follow us on TWITTER @WELTONHEMSPOL


6th March 2018

St Chad’s Church, Dunholme

10.00 – 11.00

8th March 2018

St Mary’s Church, Welton

11.00 – 12.00

17th March 2018

Methodist Church, Welton

10.00 – 11.00

20th March 2018

Barnes Wallis, RAF Scampton

10.00 – 11.00

29th March 2018

St Mary’s Church, Welton

10.00 – 11.00

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

Christmas & New Year Holidays

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




 A big thank you to Welton Sports and Social Club for a further generous donation of £500, they really do provide us with amazing financial support. In addition, we have recently emptied the collection tins from the Social Club and the Paper Shop, altogether those provided us with nearly £70.

Can I thank everyone who puts change and the occasional note into those for their generosity? Also, its worth reminding you that we can accept foreign coins and notes and also out of circulation UK notes.

You can still exchange old paper £10 and £5 notes at most banks but if anyone is feeling generous and has one of these that they are happy to donate then please just pop it into a LIVES collection tin.

 Many thanks,

Mike Hubbert



Matt’s Fund


 Happy New Year everyone and thank you for all your support through 2017.  Your generosity enabled us to make a further donation of £15,000 to Melanoma research; carried out Dr Andrew Jackson, Associate Professor in Cancer Immunology, along with his team at Nottingham University Hospitals. 


 We hear much about the huge strides in immunotherapy treatment for Melanoma but the drawback is they can quite toxic for the patient to take.  During 2018 Dr Hester Franks is forming a new research team to work specifically on this reaction with the objective of reducing side effects.


 An encouraging development is that University of Nottingham will, in October 2019, be the first UK University to offer a cancer specific degree (BSc Cancer Biology).


 Some dates for your 2018 diaries:

 Thursday June 14th – Coffee Morning at Ayam Close. Welton

Saturday June 30th – World Cup wine event - Dunholme.   (Ottewell/Wilkinson productions)

Friday October 5th – Golf Day – Market Rasen GC.


 And finally, are you going skiing or for some winter sunshine?  Remember that the biggest cause of skin cancer is over exposure to UV.  High up the mountain or round the pool…Protect your skin!

Tel: 01673 860875