March 2017 Dossier







Year 7 new format–6th Edition - Dunston Dossier – Mar. 2017


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

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


The next edition of the Dunston Dossier will be June 2017 and the final

time for contributions to that edition will be in early May.


The producers of the Dossier would like to express their thanks to Dunston Parish Council for the grant of £100 towards running costs. Although the advertising helps us to meet printing costs, it is always a struggle, and there is strong demand for the Dossier to continue as recognised by the Council.


Ida Johnson would like to thank everyone who joined her to celebrate her 90th birthday. She sends a great big thank you for all the kind donations towards the total of £290 which went to the St Barnabas Hospice.


Be Aware

Old £5 notes stop being legal tender from May 2017, so be aware if you have any 'stashed away' in savings. From May it means you would have to take your old £5 notes to a bank, building society or post office to exchange for a new polymer £5 note. New polymer £10 notes will be issued in summer this year.


Dunston Hub in the Lamyman Room, Dunston Village Hall.

Tea, Coffee, Cakes & More 2 to 4 pm2nd Thursday of each month

Enjoy a cuppa and piece of homemade cake and chat with friends old and new. Stalls selling cakes, vegetables, jams, cards and gifts; visiting mobile butcher and fishmonger; 50:50 raffle; meet your local chemist & visit the post office. All ages are welcome. 9th Mar, 13th Apr, 11th May.


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.


Q:What is a dentist's favourite Dinosaur? A:Flossorapter


Dunston Parish Council

Dunston Parish Council meetings now take place at 7.30pm on the first WEDNESDAY of each month starting in January 2017.

Meetings are held in the Village Hall and are open to the public. At the start of each meeting there is an opportunity to address your Parish Council or ask questions. Minutes are published on the village notice board.

We still have a vacancy. If you may be interested in joining, please attend a PC meeting and let us know. Or contact the Clerk on


Road safety and speeding

The additional 30 mph reminder signs for display within the village have taken a while to organise, but are on the way.


Dumping of rubbish

We have a number of concerns about keeping our village free of rubbish.

There is repeated littering of the Fen Road and also the link to the B1188 after the railway bridge, usually of take-away containers. There is also a problem with garden waste being dumped into the beck (especially branches).

Dog waste is being left uncollected in the first hundred yards of the bridle path towards Nocton, causing the path to become badly contaminated with dog waste please can dog walkers be vigilant and collect their dog waste and dispose of it in the dedicated bin at the start of the bridle path.

These are all illegal activities and we would appreciate any reported sightings of those responsible being reported to the Parish Council for action.


Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting where all local organisations are asked to report to the Parish Council will be held at 7pm on Wed 5th April.

Their successes and events, and some ideas on their future plans.

All are welcome.


Silver Sounds Band

Roy’s head shave update,- the final total is still to be finalised but it looks like over £600 has been raised! Thank you to everyone who supported Roy’s fundraising effort. The band has decided to donate £100 to the Mbale Schools Band- if you want to know more about this inspirational programme to help the children of Mbale in Uganda through music visit their Facebook page –

Our next quiz night is on Saturday 6th May 7-9pm in the Village hall.


The Telephone Library – There is a plan to refurbish the telephone box in Dunston as a Book Exchange- HELP WANTED


Dunston Book Club meets every few months in member’s homes to discuss books. We share a love of reading and would wish for others to find and share a love of reading too. Other places across the country have turned old local telephone boxes into exchange libraries as a local amenity.

Dunston Parish Council has agreed for the Book Club to refurbish our telephone box for this purpose. It is an iconic British landmark and it would be a loss to the village if it was removed from the heart of the village.

We will restore it, ensuring it is attractive and damp-proof, install shelving and place up to 300 diverse books (paperbacks mainly), including a children’s section, & local information e.g. “stepping out”/ local walks. Books would be provided by the club members and book donations from villagers.

Villagers would visit & exchange books for those in the box, working on the principle of honesty, i.e 1 for 1 replacement, it’s not a book depository, boxes of books left there would not be welcome.

Refurbishment has started and the box is weather proof. We are looking for others with skills and some spare time to help with this i.e. sandblasters, joiners, glaziers, electricians, painters & fundraisers.

If you could spare time and skills contact us on tel 320113.


St Peters Church

Easter week –There will be a service of ‘Evening Worship’ on Tuesday 11th April at 7pm in St Peters Church.

There will be an All Age Holy Communion on Easter Sunday morning at 9am at St Peters Church.

St Peters School have School services on 20.3.17 and 22.5.17 at 2.15pm, everyone is welcome.


Spring Plant Sale and Afternoon tea 14th May

St Peters Church are holding a plant sale plus serving afternoon tea on Sunday 14th May from 2-5pm in the Village Hall. We would welcome any donations of plants, cuttings, seedlings etc, contact Sue on 320946 for details.

St Peters Church Annual Parish & Parochial Church Meeting 24th April at 2pm

All residents of Dunston are welcome to attend the Annual Parish Meeting, this is a short meeting where Churchwardens are elected for the coming year.

The Parochial Church Meeting follows for members of the Church, where there is a review of the past year, elections to the Parochial Church Council and the accounts are presented. Plans for the future may be discussed.


Q: How do you get into Hogwarts?A: Through the Dumble-door.


Dunston Village Hall

A venue for your baby shower, christening party, children’s birthday party, wedding reception or family party, Dunston Village Hall has a large hall with a stage, kitchen, disabled and child friendly toilet facilities: a smaller room with a kitchenette, bar area, toilet facilities and separate entrance. Rooms can be booked individually or combined for a larger function. Off road parking in the hall grounds.

To check availability and arrange to look around, call Robert on 01526 320810.

Regular Events.

Mon Post Office 2.30 to 4pm - Wellhead Upholstery Class 10 am - 3pm

Pilates 6 - 7pm- Dance & Tone 7 - 8pm

Tues Wellhead Upholstery - 10am to 3pm Circuit Training 7.30 - 8.30pm

Silver Sounds Band Practice - 6.30 - 8pm

WedDunston Parish Council - 7.30 - 9pm (1st Wed of the month)

Thur Post Office 2.30 - 4 pm- Dunston Hub - 2 to 4pm (2nd Thurs each month)

Core Stability 6.30 - 7.30pm - Sewing Bee 7 - 9pm

SatSilver Sounds Training Band - 10.30 - 11.30am


A Special Event – A musical evening with contemporary musicians, celebrating England and rural life.

Wed 10th May - ‘No Halls Barred’ Tickets £8 from Jean on T:320810

Children under 16yrs free with an adult. Bar and snacks available

A family musical evening with singer-songwriter duo howdenjones.

For more details visit the howdenjones website or


Dunston Bowls Club

The bowls season extends from May to August with matches on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. New members are welcome, and with membership for only £30 per year, it is good value and a relaxing activity for all ages.

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

-On Wed. 19th at 6pm, Sun. 23rd at 2pm and Wed. 26th at 6pm.

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

For further information: Contact on any of the above: Karen Atkin 320152, Pat Moore 860325 or Russ McLuckie 321919


WANTED any spare plant pots, contact Sarah on tel no 322786


Q: What do you call someone without a nose or a body? A: Nobodynose.


Sewing Bee - Thursdays 7 to 9 pm. Lamyman Room, Dunston Village Hall.

Like help altering, making or creating clothing etc.? Come to the Sewing Bee on Thursday evenings. New to sewing or haven’t picked up a needle for years we’d be happy to help, with sewing machines suitable for beginners, patterns and books for inspiration. A small friendly group, with a wide variety of experience who enjoy a chat, work on our own projects and help each other. £3 per session. For info. call Jean on 320810 or on


Dunston Methodist Church

Starting in May, the 3rd Sunday each month for 6 months will be a local arrangement. We plan to be experimental and use these Sundays to do some different things e.g. visit another church/cathedral; go out for breakfast together; watch a film; have a picnic. We are hoping that these events will be more inclusive/ of more interest for people who don't come to formal worship times.

Mothering Sunday will be at Chapel this year at 11am on 26th March.

Good Friday meditation will be at 6pm on 14.4.16

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 17th March & 19th May.

Knit & natter – 2.30pm on last Thursday each month.

A group of knitters and crochet’ers meet to make garments and blankets for charity, providing for people in need both here and across the world.

A large consignment of 480 items: kids jumpers, teddies, hats, socks, gloves & blankets went in Nov. to “Knit for Peace” mostly for children & families in Syria.

We eat the cake provided & chat, and 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.

LIFE meeting on Monday’s 10.30 to 12. Could this group be for you?

Life is full of ups and downs, sometimes a rollercoaster, when it’s good to have a friend to talk with. This group of friendly people is open for everyone.

LIFE is a churches together meeting over a cuppa, conversation and a closing prayer; lead by Sue or Beth. It’s talking and listening together and sharing in what life throws at us. It’s a happy, peaceful way to start the week.

LIFE is not about Church or religion although it can come up in conversation. It’s about everyday life's joys and sorrows and you would be very welcome.

Phone Sue 320946 or Beth 321919 if you want to know more

There is no need to book or join, no charge or donation, just turn up.


Q: What has four wheels and flies? A: a bin lorry.



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

9th MarDunston HubDVH2-4pm

10th MarFashion Show & SaleDVH 7.30pm

17th MarLunch ClubDC12 noon

26th MarMothering Sunday serviceDC11am

30th MarKnit & NatterDC 2.30-4pm

5th AprAnnual Parish MeetingDVH 7pm

13th AprDunston HubDVH2-4pm

14th AprGood Friday meditationDC 6pm

16th AprEaster WorshipDSP 9am

24th AprAnnual Parochial Church MeetingDSP 2-3pm

27th Apr Knit & NatterDC 2.30-4pm

3rd MayMeet a CouncillorDVH7.30pm

6th MayBand Quiz NightDVH 7-9pm

10th MayMusical ConcertDVH7pm for 7.30pm

11th MayDunston HubDVH2-4pm

14th MayPlant Sale & Afternoon TeaDVH2-5pm

19th MayLunch ClubDC12 noon

25th MayKnit & NatterDC 2.30-4pm

3rd JuneDunston Duck Race The Green 2pm


Dunston Church’s Together - SERVICES


12th Mar 10.30amSt Peters 16th April 9amSt Peters

19th Mar 9amSt Peters23rd April 11amChapel

19th Mar 11amChapel30th April 10.30amSt Peters

20th Mar 2.15pmSt Peters 30th April 11amChapel

26th Mar 11amChapel7th May 10.30amSt Peters

2nd April 10.30amSt Peters7th May 11amChapel

2nd April 11amChapel14th May 10.30amSt Peters

9th April 10.30amSt Peters21st May 9amSt Peters

11th April 7pm St Peters21st May 11amtbc

14th April 6pmChapel 22nd May 2.15pmSt Peters

28th May 11amChapel





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-


Angela Harrison Fitness Classes at Dunston Village Hall

Tues 7:30pm - Circuit Training - Suitable to for all ages, can be tailored to suit all

Thurs 6:30pm - Core Stability Training - Suitable for all ages, both ladies and gentlemen 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


Oakwood Building Consultancy Services Ltd.

Architectural design; Outline & full Planning applications and Building Regulation submissions for res & commercial works. For a free no obligation consultation from a local professional chartered surveyor with over 20 year’s experience.

Call 01526 321149 / 07702089656 or email


Fitness Classes

Classes on Mondays in Dunston Village Hall

Mondays-Pilates 6:00 – 7:00pm;

DanceFit/Tone 7:00 – 8:00pm;

call Sue on:- 321715 or 07824 387162. Further details



All types of general building work undertaken


BrickworkPavingJet washing

Re-sanding of drives

‘Phone Kevin on 01526 320291 / 07778048651 for a free no obligation quote


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


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


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


Yoga classes

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

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

Tues 5.45pm Hatha yoga is not too demanding and suitable for newcomers,

Tues 7pm Intermediate Sun Power Yoga, £30 for a course of 5

or drop in price £7.00 per session. Contact; Marylene 07956 185775



Rebecca Brown Pathway Tuition

Qualified Teacher Small group private lessons 07427 546009 Dunston

Your child’s pathway to success

writing, reading, maths, spelling, punctuation, grammar, SATs preparation

boosting self-esteem & developing confidence


Moses has been guiding his people through the desert for 40 years. Looks like even at those times men were unwilling to ask for directions.


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