Autumn 2016









Year 7 new format–4th Edition Dunston Dossier - Sept. 2016

Quarterly Dossier, the editorial team: Moira, Pauline, Sue & Russ

Distribution team: Linda & Peter, Pam & Brian, Susan, Von & Kate, Helen & Roy, Debbie, Jean, Beth & Jim.


The next edition of the Dunston Dossier will be Nov/Dec 2016 and the final time for contributions to that edition will be 14.11.16 .

Autumn Fete & Dog Show

Sunday 25th September 2-5pm

Dunston Village Hall

A fun afternoon for all the family.

Dog Show prizes for each category: Golden Oldie (over 8yrs), Best trick, Coolest duo – best 6 legs, Dog & owner lookalike, Waggiest tail and Scruffiest pooch.

Children’s competitions for longest hula hooper and keepy uppie with a football! Silver Sounds Band, Stalls, Cream Teas, Bouncy Castle and lots more. Come along and JOIN IN THE FUN!

Support our village fete raising funds for St Peters Church, Silver Sounds band and the Village Hall.


NOTABLE PERSONAL EVENTS AND MILESTONES Let us know if you have a BIG celebration or a few words of comfort for someone who needs it.


A belated happy birthday to Bob Higginbottom who was 90yrs young in August and Moira Rickaby who had a big b’day on 10 September!


The sad loss of Linda Crookes and Brian Pearson from the village will be felt by many. Our condolences go to Brian’s wife Muriel, who still lives in the village and to both families. Linda was a member of many village groups and very active until her heart problems slowed her down. Brian will be remembered as a cheerful resident of Chapel Lane when with Muriel he ran the shop there.


Dunston Parish Council

Meetings are open to the public, and at the start of each meeting there is an opportunity to address or ask questions of your Parish Counsellors. Minutes are published on the village notice board, including the date of the next meeting. This is usually the first Monday of the month at 7.30pm in the village hall.

We still have a vacancy on the Parish Council. If you think you might be interested in joining, please attend a PC meeting (1st Monday each month at 7.30pm Village Hall) and let us know. Or contact the Parish Clerk.

Village clock

A very big thank you to Dick Seddon, who not only weekly winds the village clock on the church tower but has recently assisted by a colleague, undertaken majors repair on the mechanism to ensure the clock is working and chiming fully again after problems over the summer.

Neighbourhood Plan

The final draft of the plan has been passed by the inspectors for compliance, and the latest referendum date is to be announced soon.


Dunston Twinning Association

Subscription is £30 per family per year. This year we had a few new families to join us in France, and 3 new English families with children joined this year for the French families very successful visit in April 2016.

They are still looking for more families to join as there are French families with children keen to join; so if you want to know more please telephone Geraldine Gunner, Membership Secretary on 01526 323576.


The next twinning social event will be a supper and quiz night on 22nd October in the village hall, details from Jenny on tel no 321627.

IDEAS / Playing Field

New addition to the equipment on the playing field - installed this summer has been a ‘ Goal End’ which incorporates goal - hoop - cricket stumps

Further equipment of two ‘Spingers’ for the younger children to be installed in the next couple of weeks.

This is the final spend by the IDEAS team, thank you to all who supported our dreams to develop ‘Dolly’s Paddock’

An additional (large) litter bin has been donated by Len Bannister and installed on the field near the picnic tables. The tables have been very popular in their first summer.


Bacon and Eggs: A day's work for a chicken; a lifetime commitment for a pig.


Dunston Village Hall

After five weeks closure for major redecoration and floor re-sealing, the hall is open again and our autumn activities are up and running. It is an exciting four months leading up to Christmas with a Village Fete in the Village Hall & Grounds on the 25th September, an Open Evening on the 5th October, Christmas Craft & Pop-up Shop on the 10th December and the traditional Xmas Eve Sing-a-Long with Silver Sounds Band on the 24th December as well as the fund-raising and social events to come from our Dunston clubs and charities.

You are invited to an Open Evening in Dunston Village Hall

from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday the 5th October.

Come along to the Village Hall to have a good look around, meet the Village Hall Management Committee and enjoy a few nibbles and a glass of wine/ or a cuppa. If you have never been in or it is more that two years since you have been in the Village Hall, then take this opportunity of having a good look around at our fantastic community building. Whilst all the toilet facilities, kitchen and bar area have been modernised, the insulation, heating and lighting improved, the stylish retro-look of the main hall has been maintained.

Weekly Activities in Dunston Village Hall

Post Office Mon & Thurs 2.30 to 4 pm just inside Entrance Hall

Mondays 10 to 3 pm Wellhead Upholstery Class (Oct-Dec)

5.30 to 6.30 pmPilates

6.30 to 7.30 pm Latino Vibe & Toning

7.30 to 8.30 pmPilates

Tuesdays10 to 3 pm Wellhead Upholstery Class (Oct-Dec)

6.30 to 8.30 pm Silver Sounds Band

7.30 to 8.30 pm Circuit Training

Wednesdays7 to 9 pmCarpet Bowls (not 1st Wed of Month)

Thursdays6.30 to 7.30 pm Core Fitness

7 to 9 pm Sewing Bee


Parish Council 7.30 pm first Monday of the month

Dunston Hub 2 to 4 pmsecond Thursday of the month


The B1188 Junction

The campaign to improve the safety of the Lincoln Road/B1188 junction is still progressing. The footpath towards the bus-stop is completed and we await improved notices and warnings about the dangerous bend & access.



Dunston Carpet Bowls Club – 2nd 3rd & 4th Wednesday each month – 7 -9 pm in the Village Hall- New members welcome. Contact Brian 323467.


Dunston St Peter’s Church

Villagers may have noticed the bells in the church tower have been silent this year following some problems experienced by the bell ringers. We are hoping this will soon be resolved, but the bell ringers are always short of volunteers for bell ringing, if you are interested contact Chris on e mail

St Peters 3rd Golf Competition Friday 14th October at Blankney

If you would like to enter a team or play, contact Moira on tel no 322252 or Ian on 320946

Cosker ‘Landscapes - a particular type of fiction’

September 18th – October 24th 2016 at St Peter’s, Dunston.

An exhibition of large scale photographs has gone on display in six churchyards along the Spires & Steeples Arts & Heritage Trail as part of a major retrospective of three touring exhibitions of Phil Cosker’s work.

This will feature single images measuring ten feet by eight. If you want to see the collection in its entirety, the churches involved are All Saints, Branston; All Saints, Nocton; St Peter’s, Dunston; St Oswald’s, Blankney; Holy Cross, Scopwick & St Clement’s, Rowston.


Community Police Panel

Following the presentation by the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership at the last meeting of the Community Police Panel (CPP) held in the village hall, Nick Byatt says that positive action in relation to speeding in the area has been undertaken. Police speed checks have been undertaken across our cluster group of villages and 7 motorists have been reported for driving offences. This positive action, which will be reinforced by an increasing number of checks over the coming months, should start to send the message that our villages are not speedway tracks. The next meeting of the CPP will be held in Nocton Village Hall on Monday 24th October at 7:30pm.


Spires & Speeples Challenge – Sun 16th Oct 2016

Walk or run: Lincoln 26miles or Metheringham 13miles to Sleaford

A charity event along the footpaths and bridleways of the Spires & Steeples Trail.

Entries are open - Contact t. 01522 694353 e.

Online entry -



A message from Lincolnshire Police HQ Community Safety dept.


The new, free 3 digit 105 telephone number to call in a power cut has gone live. You can call 105 to report or get information about power cuts in your local area. You can also call 105 if you spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put you, or someone else, in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, you should call the emergency services too. 105 is a free service, available to people in England, Scotland and Wales. You can call the number from most landlines and mobile phones.



Many people don’t know they should contact their local electricity network operator if they have a power cut. They often mistakenly call the electricity supplier they pay their bills to. That’s why the electricity network operators have introduced 105 – to give you an easy-to-remember number to call that will put you through to the local people who can help. You can call 105 no matter who you choose to buy electricity from.



•Switch off all electrical appliances that shouldn’t be left unattended, ready for when the power comes back on.

•Leave a light on so you know when the power outage has been resolved.

•Check to see if your neighbours are okay.

•Wrap up warm.

•Contact your network operator to report the power cut, either by calling 105 or via their other available channels.


Dunston Methodist Church

Lunch Club – 3rd Friday each month - A popular event held at 12 noon, except for April, August and December - with 2 courses for £3.50. All are welcome to be in good company. Next meetings are 16th Sept, 21st Oct 2016.

Knit & natter - last Thursday each month except for December & August. A group of knitters and crochet’ers meet to make garments and blankets for the needy. A friendly (chatty) group would welcome any newcomers.

Mothers and Toddlers – each week on Mondays

A group of Mums & Grandmas meets at 9am with their pre-school charges. A friendly and ever changing group welcomes new members for tea and chat. Contact Sarah Hastie 01526 321469 for more info.


My therapist said ‘to achieve true inner peace, finish what you start.’ So far today, I have finished 2 bags of chips and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.


Dunston Bowls Club –

The bowls season from May to August is now ended

New members welcome! With membership for only £30 per year, it is good value and a relaxing activity for all ages.

There will be 3 pre-season open days in APRIL next year for members, visitors and potential members to practice and try out the green.

These sessions are free with no obligation; only flat soled shoes are required, bowls can be borrowed on the day.

The Club needs a new groundsman: duties are mostly grass maintenance and some help will be given. There is a small remuneration and membership fee included. For further info. on any of the above contact: Arthur Plummer 321360, Richard Phillipson 321245 or Russ McLuckie 321919



Graham Fidling - Quality Mobile Butcher Mellors Farmers in Haltham.

All meat is locally reared - also pies, eggs, groceries, cakes and pastries.

Calls into Dunston on Thurs afternoons.

For orders contact Graham Fidling 01507 526808 or 07866 805594


Mobile Fishmonger - Fish from Grimsby

Variety of wet fish depends on availability. Frozen fish is also available.

Calls into Dunston on Thurs afternoons

For orders contact Pete Sellars 01652 678960


Bannisters Garage - Repairs, MOT & Servicing

All Makes & Models of Vehicles

Lincoln Rd, Dunston

Call Len or Shaun on 01526 320659


PHD BOILER SERVICES - all your oil heating needs. OFTEC reg.

Specialist in Oil Boiler Servicing; Repairs & Installation; Flushing; General Plumbing & Heating Works. Contact: Phil Door 01526 800020

Mobile: 07896 953456 email


Live Happy with Slimming World

Want to find out how you can eat fabulous food

& still lose weight? Contact Pauline on 07951 218572

Join Pauline at Branston Village Hall Thurs at 9 or 11am




Tabbi Bannister F.M.A.A.T Local Accountant and Tax Specialist

Account preparation for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies. Tax return preparation and advice, Book keeping, VAT returns, Payroll advice. Free initial consultation. Tel. 01526 342834/ 07876023357

E mail-


Oakwood Building Consultancy Services Ltd.

Architectural design

Outline & full Planning applications and Building Regulation submissions for residential & commercial works. For a competitive free no obligation consultation from a local professional chartered surveyor with over 20 year’s experience. Call 01526 321149 / 07702089656 or email



Angela Harrison Fitness Classes at Dunston Village Hall

Tuesday's at 7:30pm - Circuit Training

Suitable to for all ages, exercises can be tailored to suit all

Thursday's at 6:30pm - Core Stability Training

Suitable for all ages, both ladies and gentleman and is especially good for pre and post natal exercise. £6 per hour class or both classes for £10

To book your course call Angela on 07977181423



Yoga classes – Nocton

Mac Leisure centre, Building 17 LN4 2AB. (Near Beeswax offices)

Sun Power Yoga is a flow of Hatha, Asthanga, Sivananda and Yoga Therapy

Monday 5.45pm Intermediate Sun Power Yoga, Tuesday 5.45pm Hatha yoga not too demanding and suitable for newcomers, Tuesday 7pm Intermediate Sun Power Yoga, Thursday 10am Intermediate Sun Power Yoga. £36 for a course of 6 or drop in price £7.00 per session. Contact; Marylene 07956 185775



Ex military 8x4 wooden trailer, jockey wheel and spare wheel £100. Contact Jim on 322673



Confession is good for the soul, but bad for your career.



(DVH = Village Hall; DC = Dunston Chapel; DSP = Dunston St Peters Church)

16th SeptLunch Club DC12noon

22nd septKnit & Natter DC 2.30 – 4pm

25th SeptHarvest Festival Service D Chapel6pm

10th Oct School Harvest Festival DSP 2.15pm

13th OctVillage HUB DVH2pm

21st OctLunch Club DC12noon

22nd OctMetheringham Fayre & Feast

27th OctKnit & Natter DC 2.30 – 4pm

10th NovVillage HUB DVH2pm

13th NovRemembrance Day service DSP 10.30am

18th NovLunch Club DC12noon

24th NovKnit & Natter DC 2.30 – 4pm

Dunston Church’s Together - SERVICES

Sept 11 10.30amSt PetersOct 23 11.00amChapel

Sept 18 9.00am St Peters Oct 30 10.30amSt Peters

Sept 18 11.00amChapelOct 30 11.00amChapel

Sept 25 6.00pmChapel Nov 6 10.30amSt Peters

Oct 2 10.30amSt PetersNov 6 11.00amChapel

Oct 2 11.00amChapelNov 13 10.30amSt Peters

Oct 9 10.30amSt Peters Nov 20 9.00amSt Peters

Oct 16 9.00amSt Peters Nov 20 11.00amChapel

Oct 16 11.00amChapelNov 27 11.00amChapel



Help improve our beck this coming autumn by installing brushwood mattresses and log deflectors. Meet us with your wellies and waders at 10 am (Date to be decided) at junction of Dunston Fen and Prior Lanes. Don't worry you can just help on the bank or come to see what and why we carry out habitat improvement works. Info, call 07895423983 or visit Speak to any member of the PC or Lenny Bannister.

– More information on the Dunston Dossier website


Hard work never killed anyone, but why chance it?


Dunston Dossier

Independent Newsletter for Dunston, Lincolnshire

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