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Village Business: Beauty and the Boutique

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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?

We are contactable through our Facebook page and Instagram users can follow us @beauty.andthe.boutique

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.”

If you would like your business to feature on our site, please email hello@weltonvillage.co.uk.

Welton Rural Election 2017 – *Update* Results

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All of Lincolnshire County Councils 70 seats are up for election. Polling for the Welton division will take place between the hours of 7:00 am to 10:00 pm on Thursday 4 May 2017. The candidates are as follows:

  • Brian Jones – Labour
  • Sue Rawlins – Conservative
  • Diana Rodgers – Independent

To hear from each of the candidates, have a look at page 14 in this month’s Welton News.

UPDATE

Conservative candidate Sue Rawlins holds her seat.

To view all the results, please see the Lincolnshire.gov.uk website.

May Fair 2017

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Yet again the Village May Fair didn’t fail to attract the crowds.

Take a look at some of the photos from this year’s event: Welton May Fair 2017

Village Business: Lincoln Woolpack

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At weltonvillage.co.uk we’re keen to promote local businesses in and around Welton. Through a series of articles we’re calling ‘Village Business‘, we will be interviewing some of them to give you an insight into the ventures that reside on your doorstep.  If you’re a business and would like to feature on our site, please email hello@weltonvillage.co.uk.

The first business we’re taking a look at is Lincoln Woolpack.

Lincoln Woolpack is an online wool shop based in Welton.  A keen crocheter, Claire Turner setup the business one year ago offering a click and collect service for local customers and also viewings on an appointment basis.  We asked Claire what inspired her to start Lincoln Woolpack:

“I have always struggled to find affordable wool with a large range of colours locally.  I decided to set up an online wool shop and work from home because it enables me to keep prices low for my customers.  Knitting and crochet has become hugely popular again in recent years with more and more young people taking up the hobby.”

What sets Lincoln Woolpack apart from similar businesses in this field?

“I strive to sell good quality wool at low prices so that it’s an affordable hobby for everyone. I am currently a stockist of Stylecraft, Cygnet and King Cole and I am looking to expand the brands that I sell alongside the sale of knitting and crochet accessories in the near future.

My main line is Stylecraft Special, I stock all 82 shades in the double knitting range varying from traditional colours to contemporary colours such as greys and mustards.  I also have 36 shades in aran and chunky as well as baby yarns, cotton and fashion yarns too.  I love to play around with colour and put yarn packs together to help customers choose colour combinations for blankets. There are also free crochet patterns available on the website.”

How can our readers get in touch or learn more about Lincoln Woolpack?

I have an online store www.lincolnwoolpack.co.uk and I’m also on Facebook.

I encourage people to get in touch to arrange an appointment to come and browse the wools either through my website, Facebook, by emailing yarn@lincolnwoolpack.co.uk or phone 07921 332658.

If you’d like your business to feature in our ‘Village Business’ series, please email hello@weltonvillage.co.uk.

Fix My Street – Welton 2017

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Fix My Street is a handy website that allows you to easily report issues to the local council.  Many residents have already taken advantage of this service – you can see the current and historically reported issues here.

Potholes

Potholes seem to be everywhere at the moment.  Creating uncomfortable journeys for road users, unnecessary tyre, axle/suspension repair costs and serious hazards for cyclists.  Following a recent article highlighting that Lincolnshire will receive the highest share of funds for pothole repair, it would be beneficial to take advantage of this.  If the road surface near you is in a poor state of repair then please log it on Fix My Street; there is more chance of it being addressed if the problem is reported.

Other Issues

If you have spotted any other issues such as nonfunctional street lighting, fly tipping, graffiti etc in Welton or the surrounding villages – submit a report today!

The Millennial Question

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Simon Sinek explains his perspective on the ‘Millennials’.  Have a watch to find out what it’s all about.

Non-league Lincoln reach FA Cup Quarter-Finals

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Lincoln become the first non-league side in 103 years to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals with a dramatic last-minute win over Premier League side Burnley.

Lincoln (1942)

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City Of Lincoln (1935)

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Bomber Command At Lincoln (1949)

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