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A46 Dunholme/Welton Roundabout update


We have moved over 3,000 tonnes of earth, laid over 1,500 tonnes of tarmac, excavated 275m of new ditches, and lots more.

What we achieved in October

  • Installed nearly 220m of new kerb drainage for the new roundabout
  • More than 3,000 tonnes of earth moved across site for constructing embankments
  • Constructed two new tactile crossings at the new roundabout
  • Re-aligned the Horncastle Lane junction to improve drainage and allow more space for vehicles to make the manoeuvres
  • Laid over 1,500 tonnes of tarmac for the new roundabout and its Lincoln Road arm
  • Complete the installation of 15 new gullies on site
  • Installed 300m of new Anglian Water pipes, which will provide the new main feed to Welton and Dunholme
  • Installed 100m of new drainage connections and 1km of BT ducting
  • Excavated 275m of new ditches

What’s happening in November

  • Begin construction of new and wider 2.5m shared cycleway/footway
  • Complete the installation of the Anglian Water main and a new smaller main near the commercial site
  • Continue installing new drainage along the newly-aligned Lincoln Road, including excavating and building 14 new gullies and connections
  • Lay an additional 1,500 tonnes of new tarmac throughout the site
  • Construct 350m of new kerbing
  • Finish installing BT boxes and ducting / connecting cables

Current/Ongoing traffic restrictions and closures

  • Temporary 30mph speed limit on the A46
  • Full road closure of Lincoln Road Welton until mid-December
    • Diversion via Honeyholes Lane / Ryland Road / Lincoln Road Dunholme / A46, and vice versa
  • Right-turn ban from A15 onto Heath Lane into Welton and from Heath Lane onto A15 until mid-December
  • Temporary traffic signals, as required, from 9:30am to 3:30pm on the A46 from now until mid-December

Upcoming traffic restrictions and closures

  • Temporary 24/7 traffic signals on the A46 throughout December 2020

[Source: Lincolnshire.gov.uk]

Get Fit For 2020 With Dunholme Badminton Club


Looking to get fit and meet some new friends?  Come along to Dunholme Badminton Club!

The club is open every Wednesday from 19:00 at Riseholme Showground Campus and runs until 21:00.

Open to all ages and abilities and only £3.50 for the evening.

We look forward to meeting you.

For more information please see the Dunholme Badminton Club Facebook page.



Are you a local community group or charity? Could you benefit from some help maintaining your premises?

Jessops Construction has just launched their exciting, new campaign, ’12 Days of Community’.

Designed to give back to the community, this project will offer local groups, sport clubs and charities in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire the opportunity to access free, additional support with the maintenance their facilities and materials up to £500.

The campaign will run from 25th November – 22nd December 2019 where groups are encouraged to submit short proposals, outlining why they feel they should win one of the days of maintenance.

12 charities will be selected, one for each month of 2020 when their respective maintenance days will take place.

Click here to learn more.

Registration is now open for the Lincoln City Half Marathon


The Lincoln CIty Half Marathon aims to encompass many of the great areas of our city, bringing together our historic north and the diverse, under celebrated south of the city.

Our city centre focused route is going to show off some beautiful green spaces, recognised landmarks, riverside culture and hidden residential streets full of fantastic communities.

Crossing the finish line is a vibrant celebration complete with Lincolnshire hospitality and of course your very own well earned medal

The event will take place on the 20th of September 2020. Visit https://www.lincolncityhalfmarathon.co.uk to learn more and sign up.

Lighting up Welton


Welton-by-Lincoln Parish Council invites you to join them on Sunday 1st December 2019 at 5pm when the Christmas tree lights will be switched on by The Reverend Carol Jones 2019 Community Award Winner.

The Star on St Mary’s church will also be lit.

Mulled Wine and Mince Pies (courtesy of the Parish Council) will be served from 4.45pm

Firework Safety


Young people should watch and enjoy fireworks at a safe distance and follow the safety rules for using sparklers. Only adults should deal with firework displays and the lighting of fireworks. They should also take care of the safe disposal of fireworks once they have been used.

  • Only buy fireworks marked BS7114
  • Don’t drink alcohol if setting off fireworks
  • Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time
  • Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary
  • Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks except when ready to light
  • Light the firework at arm’s length with a taper and stand well back
  • Never return to a firework once it is lit
  • Don’t put fireworks in pockets and never throw them
  • Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators
  • Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire
  • Keep pets indoors
  • Don’t set off noisy fireworks late at night and never after 11 pm
    • It is an offence to let fireworks off during night hours (11pm to 7am), except on Bonfire Night (midnight), Diwali, New Year’s Eve, and Chinese New Year (1am)


These are often viewed as being harmless but they do burn at very high temperatures. Sparklers should not be given to anyone under the age of five. To a young child, the heat from a sparkler is equivalent to the heat from a welding torch.

  • Never give them to young children under 5
  • Always wear gloves with sparklers, preferably leather ones
  • You can also insert sparklers into a carrot to make them easier to hold
  • Hold it at arms length while an adult lights it for you
  • Never wave it about near someone else as you could burn them
  • Never hold a baby in your arms when you are holding a sparkler
  • When the sparkler has finished, put it in a bucket of cold water straight away and leave it

Further information

For further information please visit the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)- Opens in a new window or Health and Safety Executive (HSE)- Opens in a new window websites.

Source: https://www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/my-services/my-community/environment/fireworks/

The Math Trick That Has Everyone Asking “Why Weren’t We Taught This In School?”


William Farr Sixth Form Information Evening


William Farr Sixth Form Information Evening is on Wednesday 30th October 2019, 18:00 – 20:00.

For further details call 01673 866900 or visit www.williamfarr.lincs.sch.uk

Entries for City of Lincoln 10K Now Open


The Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10K is now in its 24th year – and is more popular than ever.

One of the biggest road races in the region, thousands turn out annually to take on this fantastic challenge.

Attracting people from across the UK and abroad, it boasts a route that takes in some of Lincoln’s historic landmarks, including the cathedral and the city’s Roman Walls.

Run for fun, for charity or for a personal best on this flat and fun course.

CLICK HERE to register

Race Date: 14th June 2020 – 9.30am

Registration fees will go direct to Run For All Ltd to cover the costs of staging the event with any profits from the Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10K going directly to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. All entrants are encouraged to fundraise for the charity of their choice.

£60 OFF Apple iPad 32GB WiFi (2019) Space Grey


Using the discount code PLENTIFUL at checkout you can get 20% off Apple’s latest iPad.


But hurry – this offer is only on until 26th September 2019

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