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Welcome to the Welton NEWS

The Welton NEWS is a monthly magazine produced by and for the residents of Welton-by-Lincoln, a village about seven miles north-east of Lincoln in Lincolnshire. Issue 1 of the NEWS was distributed in June 1999 and it has been published every month since then. More than 2,000 copies are distributed free-of-charge to every household in Welton every month by a group of volunteers.

We are proud that the NEWS is entirely self-financed through advertising and is produced by a group of volunteers, enabling us to maintain independence from any single body or group. We thank everyone who advertises with us and allows us to continue.

Welton NEWS is a not-for-profit organisation and, over the years, has donated any surplus to a range of local good causes.

We have added a new section called Updates and Alerts. This section was intended as a place to notify you of things that happen between issues of the NEWS (for example, road closures) and things such as scam alerts received from Action Fraud or the Lincolnshire Police.
During this current pandemic, which means that things are happening and changing rapidly, we will use this section to pass along information that we receive from community groups and organisations. Please check this section regularly for updates and pass along the information to anyone you know who does not have access to the website.

Our website has a number of different sections that we hope you will find useful and informative.

In the What’s On section you will find information about upcoming events taking place in Welton and the surrounding areas, and the Village Notice Board, which is a listing of events and the dates they are taking place.
If you are planning an event, please review the Village Notice Board to find out if there is a potential clash of dates with another event. Once you’ve decided on a date, contact the editor to ensure your event is included in the What’s On section and on the Village Notice Board.

The Activities page provides contact numbers for the various groups and organisations in the village, as well as the churches, councils and emergency services.

Organisations change personnel and contact details from time to time so we rely on village organisations to advise us of changes to ensure that the What’s On and Activities pages remain up-to-date.

The Print Editions section has PDFs of the previous print versions of the Welton NEWS. At the moment, these only go back a few years, but we will slowly add PDFs going back to April 2008. If you’ve lived in the village for a while you might find it interesting to go back and look at some of the old issues of the magazine. If you’re new to the village, you can learn a lot about us from reading old issues.
In this section you will also find some of the articles that appear in the most recent print editions with photographs that were not included in the print edition due to lack of space.

The Advertising section has information on how to advertise with the NEWS, both in the print version and on the website, as well as current advertising prices. A list of current advertisers and copies of their adverts can be found in this section.
This section also tells you how to advertise personal items that you want to sell (such as a bicycle your child has outgrown) and events being held by not-for-profit groups and charity organisations.

The Photo Gallery section has hundreds of photographs taken at events around the village, including many that did not appear in the print issues because there wasn’t enough room for them and some that appeared in black and white in the print issue. Here you will also find information on how to purchase copies of the photographs.

The Welton-by-Lincoln Parish Council section contains information about parish council meetings (full council meetings as well as committee meetings) and information about the parish council office. The parish council sends committee meeting reports to the Welton NEWS and these will be published in this section even when they are not included in the print version of the magazine. In this section we also publish information from other government agencies (such a the Environment Agency, Highways England, etc.) in this section.

For more information about Welton, visit the Welton-by-Lincoln Parish Council website and take a look at the Neighbourhood Plan documents.

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