The normal village website www.dunholme.org.uk is currently out of action and there is no technical support able to fix the problem at present. Therefore all the latest information has now been transferred to this site.

Up to date information for Dunholme during the Coronavirus emergency  will be given here as soon as notified

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If you wish to help those that are self-isolating please copy the ticket above 

Community Aid - Shopping in Welton and Dunholme

Basics - bread, milk, eggs, newspapers, magazines, cards, chocolate, stationery, soft drinks etc from

The Paper Shop 01673 860963 (open 6.30am - midday) - payment by card


Fruit, Veg and Salad Boxes EED & Son Ltd 01673 862555 or order online http://www.eedandsonltd.co.uk— payment by card


Deans Grimsby Fish - 07845 790890 or e-mail deansfish@live.co.uk - next delivery to Welton/Dunholme will be on Thursday 16th April - payment by bank transfer, cash or cheque


Meals - Age UK/Salted Orange Food Co - If you are 65 or over, in a high risk group or self-isolating- 21 meals for £20 delivered to your door - telephone 03455 564144


Meat etc. - Curtis of Lincoln Ltd - Sausages, minced beef, pork pies, sliced ham, cakes etc - 01522 527212 will deliver - payment by card


Prescriptions - collected and delivered - telephone the Community Aid number 01673 860336


All activities in all halls community centres and churches have been suspended till further notice.

St Barnabas Hospice!

A big hello to all from St Barnabas Hospice, I really hope you are staying safe and looking out for each other in what is rather a worrying and very challenging time for many.

As I have taken my daily exercise around the villages of Welton and Dunholme it has been wonderful to see so many people out and about walking, exercising and gardening whilst complying with social distancing and exercise guidelines. Homes have been beautifully decorated with rainbows, sunshine’s flowers etc and lots of bunting and imaginative VE day celebrations given these times.

 My family and I have also been banging our pans on a Thursday night for all the Key workers out there, including those here at St Barnabas Hospice all of whom  are doing a truly amazing job. To all of you we are so very grateful.

A massive thank you to Welton FC their players and families who took on their own lock down challenge “The Road To Wembley”, where over three days they ran walked or cycled the equivalent of the 145 from Manor Park to Wembley. They have raised a fantastic amount so far of £5995. This is just simply amazing a massive thank you. If you would like to donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/welton-fc-road-to-wembley

My family and I have also been banging our pans on a Thursday night for all the Key workers out there, including those here at St Barnabas Hospice all of whom who are doing a truly amazing job. To all of you we are so very grateful.

St Barnabas Hospice is facing £1,000,000 losses over a three-month period because of cancelled fundraising events, activities and the temporary closure of our charity shops. Despite this St Barnabas continues to provide vital care and support throughout the coronavirus pandemic to many vulnerable patients throughout Lincolnshire living with life-limiting or terminal illnesses.


 You can help us to continue to provide this care continue both now and in the future by supporting the Hospice from the safety of your own home. From hosting a Virtual Gin and Jammies party to taking part in virtual challenges (e.g. On Yer Bike, Adidas City Run, 2.6 Challenge), there is a whole range of adapted events in place of those the Hospice would normally have hosted.


 In addition to virtual events, you can support us by joining our Lottery, leaving a gift in your Will, dedicating a dragonfly in memory of a loved one or simply by making a donation.

The Hospice has a range of ideas suited to all types of supporters. Please visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/fundraising-ideas to view the list.

At present our shops and warehouse are closed, with a planned phased opening once it is safe to do so.  When we can our warehouse at Cardinal Close will also open as a Donation Station. We are working hard to make sure we have everything in place in our shops and warehouse to keep our staff, volunteers and customers safe and well, as this is most important. Please keep an eye on our website www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk for updates on when our shops will be reopening, and we can accept your donations once more.

We miss the generous donations of pre-loved items. These along with our `new goods’ keep our shops stocked with wonderful things AND if they are Gift Aided, we can raise an extra 25% for the Hospice. Since we started the Gift Aid scheme, we have more than 22,000 people signed up to the scheme, and donors have helped raise over £500,000 extra for St Barnabas Hospice!

We also miss our customers, popping in to find that pre-loved bargain, have a natter and support the ongoing work of the Hospice with buying power. From quality clothing, a good book, a 3-piece suite, or picking up a quirky gift, every penny spent in our shops helps fund our wonderful Hospice care across the county.

Again, thank for your continued support at what is a very challenging time


 Stay Safe Everyone

 Rebecca Hooton

Senior Corporate and Community Fundraiser


Welton Pantomime Group.

It is with great sadness that we have decided not to go ahead with the planned pantomime at Welton Village Hall this year.
It may seem early to have made the decision however there is a lot of background work which goes into set building and costuming, which begins in June, and rehearsals, which begin at the end of August.
Under the current circumstances and lockdown it would be extremely difficult to maintain social distancing and as the set building is a group effort, it would be impossible as we are not able to gather as a group.
With such uncertainty around the current situation of Covid-19 we felt the risks, to health and financially, far outweighed the benefit of being able to put on the panto this year. The health of our audience and cast, some of whom are in vulnerable categories, are at the forefront of our decision.
Ultimately our aim as a group is to entertain families at Christmas time whilst raising money for local charities and causes,  however we do not know whether such large gatherings of people will be permitted by the end of November, therefore to avoid further disappointment nearer the time, we felt it best to make the decision now.
We hope that you are able to understand our decision and stress this is a decision that was not taken lightly.
We'd like to thank everyone for their continued support and look forward to welcoming you back on the 26th/27th November 2021 for our bigger and better performance of Snow White!
Money raised from the performances will be donated to the family of Elena Betts to a project in her memory. You can find out more about Elena by searching Elena's Story blog on Facebook.

You can also follow Welton Pantomime Group on Facebook to keep up to date with fundraising events and news.


Many thanks, Emmie


Coronavirus Wellbeing.pdf
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Watch out for scam messages:

Since February 2020, the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has identified 21 reports of fraud where Coronavirus was mentioned, with victim losses totalling over £800k. Ten of these reports were made by victims that attempted to purchase protective face masks from fraudulent sellers. One victim reported losing over £15k when they purchased face masks that were never delivered, Reporting numbers are expected to rise as the virus continues to spread across the world. We have also received multiple reports about cororavirus-themed phishing emails attempting to trick people Into opening malicious attachments or revealing sensitive personal and financial information,


Don't click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails, and never respond to unsolicited messages and calls that ask for your personal or financial details


Shopping online: If you're making a purchase from a company or person you don't know and trust, carry out some research first, and ask t friend or family member for advice before completing tile purchase. Where possible, use a credit card to make the payment, as most major credit card providers insure online purchases

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Cameron's Charity Cycle Ride

Cameron Atkinson is a year 5 student at Dunholme school & today (Monday 25th) is cycling a 40 mile round trip to say hi to all his classmates whilst raising money for our local food bank, my daughter is one of his classmates & I wondered if the story would be nice to include in an issue of the village magazine

Becky Wyatt


During June St Mary’s, St Chad’s and St Germain’s churches in our Benefice will be praying for Dunholme streets as follows.

Four Seasons Close and Scothern Lane.

 If you would like to join us as prayer triplets or just know a bit more before

you make up your mind, please contact Glyn on 861907 or Dave on 860986.


Welton & Dunholme Methodist News for June

Over the last two months, we have been keeping in touch with all our friends, either by phoning, texting or waving to each other on our daily walks.

It is good to keep in touch as a church and to know that prayers are being said.  If you wish for us to pray for someone or a particular situation, please let Ruth (861461) or Barbara (860823). 

We have been able to access a variety of local and national services, details of which have been circulated.

The leadership team have been in contact with each other and are considering suitable options for getting together again when the time is right.

We all look forward to meeting together for worship and fellowship at services and to all the other activities such as coffee mornings and other activities that have had to be curtailed



All surgeries have now been cacelled till further notice

We are sorry about this but I am sure you will understand that this is part of the Social Distancing Advice given out to help prevent the spread of the virus.  Obviously none of us know when this will settle down but rest assured we will resume the sessions as soon as it is safe to do so. 

PCSO 2297 Angie Law

 Lincolnshire Police

Welton Police Station



**We've been advised by the ECB and Lincolnshire Cricket that due to the on-going pandemic the start date for junior cricket is highly likely to be delayed but they remain hopeful that sessions will run later in the year**


**Meeting on the 23rd April cancelled**


Many thanks,

Steve Gibson

The Dunholme News

Until further  notice there will be no printed or distributed Dunholme News.  However to try to get important information to the community a shortened version will be produced and placed on the Internet as a pdf that can be downloaded.

Unfortunately  I am unable to access the dunholme.org.uk web site for editing  and can find no fix due to lack of on-line technical support so I have transferred all information to the Dunholme Old School website. So please go to www.dosc.org.uk and select the Dunholme Village News page for all the information.

Please keep sending in your articles but should be limited to  help and social care information  relating to the problems that may be encountered during this pandemic

We will try to inform you when things are likely to be back to normal.

John Ritchie Editor





Information up to date as at 06.05.2020



In line with Government advice on reducing risks of cross infection and enabling a safe switch on of services, Welton Family Health Centre will continue to triage all patient contact by telephone, and will shortly be introducing a complete online triage appointment system.

In the meantime, patients will need to continue to telephone the surgery before attending as they will not be permitted entry UNLESS they have been given a face to face appointment by a doctor or nurse.



We ask that patients with COVID-19 symptoms continue to contact 111 for advice and to stay isolated at home as per the Government guidance.



Patients that have already been identified by NHS England or the surgery as being in one of the recognized 'high risk groups' will be contacted by our Clinical Team to check if you require any support with your health condition, medication or any other welfare support.  If you need help sooner, please contact reception.

Please note that the most recent Government guidance is advising patients that have been notified as high risk to shield until 30th June 2020, subject to further review.



The Dispensary will continue to operate as it has done for the last 5 weeks. To order repeat medication, patients can:

post their repeat requests through the front door letterbox

use the 24 hour answer machine to order medication

to use the 24 hour online tool to order medication


 For patient and staff safety, we will continue to offer restricted collection times of 11am, 1pm and 5pm will continue, and patients are asked to specify a time and day they wish to collect their medication. We will continue our complimentary delivery service, free of charge, for patients over the age of 60 and those that are shielding or isolating under government guidance.



Patients who have long term conditions will be reviewed over the coming weeks by our Clinical Team. Patients will be contacted by the surgery and be given appropriate appointments for their reviews. To support us with this please can you ensure that we have up to date contact details for you - including address, telephone / mobile telephone number, and email address with consent for us to use these methods of communication.



The Practice is continuing to give vaccinations to children as part of the normal schedule. Please contact reception to make an appointment for these.



In line with national guidance we are now required to install an online triage tool for patients to access appointments. We are currently in the process of organising the installation of ‘AskMyGP’ and more information will be available in the coming days.

To support AskMyGP the practice has already begun using a piece of software called ‘AccuRx’ which allows us to request photographs and video messages from patients to aid the consultation process. This is something that has been invaluable in these current times but also something we feel that we could

use more in the future. If you have a condition that the GP feels they would benefit from seeing a ‘photo

or having a video call with you then they will send you the link and instructions via text message of how to do this. We will also be using this software to send out long term condition review questionnaires, test results and other useful information.

It is important that you give us your consent to do this and our receptionists may ring you to ask you to give permission for this.



The Practice would like to take this opportunity to thank all staff, patients and colleagues for their flexibility, understanding and kindness during these unprecedented times. Changes have occurred at very short notice for everyone and we appreciate your support with this.  We would also like to thank all the PDA committee members/drivers and wonderful volunteers that have helped us to deliver medication and to those that have supplied us with protective equipment and treats of cakes and chocolates. Everyone plays a part in this; including those that are staying at home. Thank you also to those that have gone out each Thursday to clap for key workers and given words of thanks, encouragement and praise; it really makes a difference.

 As always, this is a team effort and we are privileged to be able to continue to provide a high class service to patients and be instrumental in beating this virus.


 Take care and stay safe… and remember we are here if you need us.


 From all the staff at Welton Family Health Centre


Do you need support?

We are writing to you to let you know how West Lindsey District Council, alongside its partners, could help you in these unprecedented times.

National Response - The NHS has written to around 1.5 million people identified as being at highest clinical risk of COVID-19 due to pre-existing health conditions. If you are part of this group, you should have recently received a telephone call to assess your needs and where required, deliveries of food parcels and medication should now be in place. If you have not been contacted by the NHS and are concerned that you might be clinically vulnerable, please contact your GRRractice, either by email, using the online consultation tool {AskMyGP or eConsult) or telephone to discuss whether you fall into the clinically vulnerable category. Lincolnshire County Council has set up a dedicated hotline for those who have concerns or need advice.


Local Response - In addition to those people with clinical needs, there will also be many who have new needs, unrelated to existing health conditions. For example, you may need some shopping fetching, the dog walking, or just need someone to talk to. If you are in need of support, but have no members of your household who can help or if you are unable to access support through other means, including friends and family, the helpline for vulnerable people in self-isolation due to Coronavirus can help. Its open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm on 01522 782 189. Via a Community Hub, the District Council are providing the vital link between community groups and residents who need help. These local groups want to help, so you are not alone. Let us know what you need and we will match you with a local support group.


We know that being alone at this time can be difficult. The NHS have set up a local Mental Health Helpline on 0800 001 4331. If you need help, support or just another person to talk to this helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can support with feelings of low mood, anxiety and stress.

Finally, I would like to reassure you that the Council will do everything it can to support our communities during this crisis and will continue to do so once we get into the recovery phase. Thank you for your support.

Best Wishes


lanKnowles Chief Executive

Giles McNeill Leader of the Council

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It is with great sadness and disappointment that we are unable to open our gardens in May and June this year for charity because of the corona virus. We cannot see a complete lifting of the ‘lockdown’ before the end of June. If there is an opportunity later in the year and full restrictions are lifted, we might consider  opening in some form but even that is unlikely. The only consolation is that we can take the opportunity to improve the garden and yard over the next few months and have a really good display next year. Hopefully we will be back to normal then.


In the meantime , please keep safe and sane  !


Lesley and Hugh

Dunholme Lodge’