Due to take place on Monday 6th May.
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.
Dunholme Badminton Club raise £187.30 for Cancer Research UK!
‘A big thank you to everyone who made last night such a success. The players for turning out on such a cold evening and their supporters, those who kindly donated prizes for the raffle and to the brilliant staff at Riseholme College! Not to forget the kind footballer who helped me put up the bunting as I was too short! We raised a total of £187.30!’ – Suzanne
In this edition of Village Business we caught up with Val Reeve from Handcrafted With Love.
We asked Val how the business came about:
“Handcrafted With Love was founded 8 years ago. I started selling cushion covers on eBay but the demand for more items grew and eventually I opened a shop in West Yorkshire. The shop was doing well but I felt restricted so closed the shop after a year of trading to concentrate on doing more craft fairs and selling online.”
What are your most popular products?
“One of my top selling items has to be the tooth fairy pillows. They have even been popular as christening gifts, although not required for a number of years they always seem very popular as they are something different. Recently though I started making children’s clothing which has proved very popular. Items can be made to order.
Another new venture are the wooden plaques which I introduced a couple of years ago. They can also be personalised. New this year I started making deep box frames which again can be personalised. The family tree ones have especially been very popular and my best seller.
I also do small clothing alterations and also make and alter curtains and Roman blinds. I have worked in this field for over 25 years.”
How can our readers find out more about Handcrafted With Love?
Val moved to Lincolnshire in 2014 and does various events around the county. Here are some of the events booked for later in the year:
- First Saturday of every month- Lincoln Artists Market – Castle Hill
- 9th, 10th & 11th December Lincoln Artists Christmas Market – St Martin’s Square
Today we look at another local business and this time it’s Dunholme Chillies.
Dunholme Chillies was founded on the 10th of January 2016 by Jack Green.
We asked Jack where the idea for Dunholme Chillies came from:
“The initial dream shared by my father and I was to have a chilli farm in the future. But everyone has to start somewhere, and so I took on the responsibility of starting up the company and creating our first 3 sauces, Medium, Hot and Badboy. Since then we have grown from using simple address labels on our jars, to having a full modern working website.”
Can you tell us about your best selling products?
“Our top selling product is Achillies by far, it was our hottest product until recently and that’s why people love it. However it isn’t just pure heat, it also comes with a great flavour allowing you to enjoy your meal as well as feeling the heat.
We have new products like our oil, vinegar and Spitfire (released 30th June) which have received some great attention and we also think these will be great sellers for the future.”
Do you have any special offers on at the moment?
“We love promotions; we are always trying to find new, interesting ways to reward our amazing customers. Sometimes we offer rewards for reviews, sometimes just for sending in pictures of what you are cooking and growing at home. To get involved with our promotions, find us on social media, either: Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
One of our current offers is 3 for £10 on all of our bottles of vinegar and oils when you buy at one of our stalls, markets and fairs.”*
Is there anything else you’d like us know about Dunholme Chillies?
“We want to create products for the customer, instead of making products that the customers ‘might’ like. An example of this is where people wanted an even hotter product than what we currently had, so we created the Achillies. We also understand that you guys don’t always want hot products, so we created fruit vinegar for those who don’t like chilli, but want a really bold flavour.
Dunholme Chillies was also set up with very little resources and by a 16-year-old lad. So to get where we have by being a ‘1 man band’ for a year and a half is pretty good.”
How can our readers learn more about Dunholme Chillies?
“There are loads of ways you can learn more about Dunholme Chillies. Feel free to find us on social media and private message us once you’ve looked through our pages. You could come to some of our events to talk to me personally. Is there a sauce you want us to make? Is there an opportunity that could benefit us both? Finally, you could simply email me personally at Jack@dunholmechillies.com, and I will endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours if not before.
*Dunholme Chillies will be at the Welton Fun Day, today (Saturday 8th July) from 1PM until 5PM.
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The third annual Amazon Prime Day will be held on 11th July. This year there will be hundreds of thousands of deals exclusively available for Prime members, with new deals added every five minutes. Prime Day will last for 30 hours, starting at 6PM BST on the 10th July.
Prime is Amazon’s premium program that offers members fast delivery of products, instant streaming of thousands of movies, TV episodes, and music, secure photo storage and much more. Not a member? You can make the most of Prime Day by signing up for a free trial:
For listening to music, streaming services are the new norm and Amazon launched Amazon Music Unlimited to extend the great customer experience into the premium streaming arena.
During the lead up to Prime Day, taking place on 11th July, Amazon Prime members can join Amazon Music Unlimited and receive a promotional offer of four months of Amazon Music Unlimited service for only £0.99 per month.
Scampton Airshow is the East of England’s newest airshow, taking place just outside the historic Cathedral City of Lincoln on the 9-10 September 2017.
This new event, raising funds to support the RAF Charitable Trust, will be held at RAF Scampton, the home of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team – The Red Arrows.
Visitors to this unique show will be given the chance to marvel at a spectacular five hour flying display and walk amongst a static display of modern fast jets and historic aircraft.
The showground will feature a host of engaging and interactive activities and exhibitions designed to amaze and impress the whole family. Inspiring youth will be at the heart of the show, with an interactive Techno Zone aimed at youngsters and an RAF Village area, offering an insight into life in the modern Royal Air Force.
Scampton Airshow promises to be a great value family day out, with FREE parking for ticket holders at the Lincolnshire Showground and FREE attendance for under-16s, when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.
Those purchasing an Enclosure upgrade will benefit from free on-airfield parking. Disabled visitors can book free on-airfield parking as well as access to a specific disabled enclosure in addition to standard admission tickets.
For more details and to buy tickets, head on over to: http://www.scamptonairshow.com
The UK general election is on Thursday 8 June 2017.
The registration deadline is midnight on Monday 22 May.
In England, Scotland and Wales, you can register to vote online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.
If you’re already registered to vote and haven’t moved since, you don’t need to re-register.
You can read more about voting in the 2017 UK general election.
In this Village Business article, high fashion comes to Welton as we catch up with recent start up, Beauty and the Boutique.
Mother and Daughter team Natalie and Sharon Heald opened Beauty and the Boutique at the beginning of March this year. The Boutique, located at Rednil Stables, is a dress agency selling preloved high end fashion & designer labels alongside a hat and fascinator hire service.
We asked Natalie where the idea for Beauty and the Boutique came from:
“We thought we would open a shop selling fashion as we both had a lot of clothes that we wanted to sell, especially from my shopping addiction! We then thought about a dress agency where people bring in items to sell. I then thought we could do a hat and fascinator hire service within the shop.
With the racecourse and weddings very close by we thought this would be perfect and have now bought in new head pieces for this side of the business. If customers already have an outfit and would like a headpiece they are welcome to bring it in and we will do our best to find a perfect match.”
What are some of your best sellers so far:
“I would say our top sellers so far are dresses and summer clothes. We have a lot of special event wear in; just recently selling a designer 3 piece set for a mother of the groom with a massive saving. Shoes seem to be very popular as well.”
What sets Beauty and the Boutique apart from your competitors?
“Many dress agencies tend to offer a 50/50% commission however we’ve tried to stay fair and decided to take a 40% commission which we feel this makes us more competitive. We only focus on designer and high end high street brands. We also feel our hat and fascinator range is a huge selling point.
We have now bought prom and ball gowns to sell in the shop. Anyone is welcome to sell with the boutique which saves them storing big prom dresses that they are no longer going to use. Customers are able to try them on in our changing area.”
How can people learn more about your company?
Beauty and the Boutique opening times:
Monday – 10:00 – 15:00
Tuesday – 10:00 – 15:00
Wednesday – Closed
Thursday 13:00 – 17:00
Friday – 10:00 – 15:00
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed
“We feel this is something extra for the villages of Welton and Dunholme and we have already had some amazing feedback from villagers feeling excited with the new boutique and shopping experience.”
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