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16th October 2017

Chestnut Homes has raised more than £175 for Macmillan Cancer Support by hosting a series of Coffee Mornings across its developments.


Builders, electricians and site managers at several developments, including Kings Manor, offOld Boston Road in Coningsby, enjoyed a natter over some tasty treats whilst raising money for the cancer charity.


Chestnut Homes’ Marketing Managers Chrissy Dodman and Steph Tilley travelled to various sites throughout the week to ensure that staff who aren’t based in the company’s head office in Langworth near Lincoln didn’t miss out.  


In total the Lincolnshire housebuilder raised over £175 for the charity.


David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “Our Coffee Morning tour was a wonderful way to unite our workforce while doing our bit to fight cancer.


“It was great to see so many of our staff across our developments getting involved and supporting such a worthwhile cause. I would like to thank Chrissy and Steph for their hard work delivering the cakes for those out working on site.”


The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s largest fundraising event and last year raised in more than £29.5million. 

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28th September 2017

Chestnut Homes has been reunited with its Lincoln Knight after the sculpture went under the hammer in a charity auction.


All 36 Knights from the Lincoln Knights’ Trail were reunited for one final time before being auctioned off at Lincoln Cathedral on Saturday 30thSeptember.


Chestnut Homes, one of the companies which sponsored a Knight in the trail, bought its statue at the auction and is now preparing to tour it around the county.


Chestnut Homes secured its Knight with a bid of £5,000 and purchased two other Knights, the Knight Time and Knight Music statues, with bids of £4,200 and £2,800 respectively.


The evening saw a staggering £178,000 raised for local homeless charity The Nomad Trust and a new Art and Innovation Fund set up for the city of Lincoln.


The Construction Knight, which stood proudly on Speaker’s Corner in Lincoln’s High Street on the trail, will be kicking off his new tour at an art exhibition in the city this month (October).


David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “The Knights’ Trail has been a great success, helping to boost tourism in Lincoln and raising vital funds for very deserving causes.


“We bought our Construction Baron at the end of the 2015 trail and he became a popular figure both in the office and on outings to local businesses and schools.


“We’re very proud of our Construction Knight and we’re keen to take him out into the community so people can still enjoy him well after the trail has finished. 


“Peter Segasby  worked incredibly hard on our Knight, so we thought his exhibition would be a fitting place for the tour to start.”


He will be one of two Knights to feature in an exhibition of ceramics and paintings hosted by long-term friends and artists Pete Moss and Peter Segasby.


Mr Segasby is the artist who painted the Construction Knight, as well as the Construction Baron – the Chestnut Homes-sponsored statue from the 2015 Lincoln Barons’ Charter Trail.


The Knight will be on display at the Sam Scorer Gallery, off Drury Lane, from Monday 9th to Friday 22nd October.


You can watch the auction on The Lincolnite's Facebook page.

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14th September 2017

A fundraising black-tie ball helped to raise more than £4,000 to support restoration work at Boultham Park in Lincoln.


County housebuilder Chestnut Homes hosted the summer ball in the grounds of Jocastas, off Moor Lane in Thorpe-on-the-Hill, on Friday 23rd June.


Around 200 guests at the event enjoyed a three-course meal and helped to raise funds for the park project's Capital Appeal through a charity auction and raffle.


Guests included Valerie Waby, Chief Executive for the Linkage Trust, who spoke to guests about the charity and improvements to the 50-acre park, which includes a new café, education centre and horticultural glasshouse, where training, work experience and employment opportunities will be provided for young people with learning disabilities through the trust.


David Newton, Managing Director for Chestnut Homes, said: “It was great to see so many people at our inaugural summer ball. It was an enjoyable evening, and our guests were all very generous in their support for this very worthy cause. “Boultham Park is a lovely space and a real asset for the community, and as soon as we heard about the plans, we were very keen to support the project in any way we could. “More than £4,000 was raised from ticket sales, the charity auction and the fundraising raffle, which is a fantastic figure to achieve. We’d like to thank everyone who donated a prize and all of our guests for their generosity and support. We now hope to make this an annual event in the calendar.”


Linkage is working in partnership with the City of Lincoln Council on the multi-million pound Boultham Park Restoration Project. Works started in September 2016 and are anticipated to take approximately a year to complete.In addition to the new Linkage facilities, the works include the restoration of the fountain garden, bandstand and sundial, as well as new seating, lighting and CCTV.  The project will cost £4 million to complete and grant aid received from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund Parks for People initiative amounts to £2.7 million.


The remainder is being raised through investment by both the City of Lincoln Council and Linkage, plus funds raised by the Boultham Park Capital Appeal.  The project has already achieved over half of its match fund target of £250,000.


To find out more about the plans for the park’s restoration, visit

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 10th August 2017

Chestnut Homes are very pleased to support local charities. Here is a list of our recent donations:


- £1000 donation to Local Hope Boston as part of their campaign to raise £20,000 for a wheelchair swing for a local park to enable wheelchair users to enjoy play facilities.

- £50 to sponsor a golf tee at the Boultham Park Charity Golf Day at Blankney.

- £300 to sponsor the inflatable elephant for the parade at Alford's Indian Summer.

- A donation of a SMART television for the raffle at Bardney Gala.

- A donation of a voucher for a weekend break for Tattershall Primary School's Summer Fair.

- A donation of a voucher for a weekend break for the John Richards Decorators raffle at their Charity Golf Day.

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28th July 2017

A mini knight statue decorated by children at a village primary school has been put on display to the public.

Sir ARMOUR mini Knight Pupils at Dunholme St Chad’s Church of England Primary School teamed up with local artist Mel Langton to create an eye-catching design for the statue, which has gone on display at the Waterside Shopping Centre in Lincoln.


The design features a series of images contained within leaves, which have been included to represent the Charter of the Forest, which was signed in 1217 following the Battle of Lincoln.


The statue, named Sir Armour, also celebrates the role of lady constable Nicola De La Hay in defending Lincoln Castle from French and rebel English forces during the battle.


The children from Dunholme St Chad’s Church of England Primary School were asked to come up with a design for one of the leaves which reflected something which inspired them, their ambition, talent or what they enjoy doing. The youngsters’ designs included a tennis racket, musical notes and dinosaurs.


The school’s mini knight, which has been sponsored by Lincolnshire housebuilder Chestnut Homes and Lincoln-based Core Architects, is one of 44 mini knights which will be on display at the shopping centre throughout the summer.


The statues have been decorated by local schools for the EBP Education Trail, a programme being held to tie in with the Lincoln Knights’ Trail, which celebrates the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln.


Patricia Ruff, Headteacher at Dunholme St Chad’s Church of England Primary School, said: “This project has provided the opportunity for the children to share their aspirations, ambitions and talents. We want every child to celebrate what they can do and be confident and ambitious.


“We have been so lucky to have the support of Chestnut Homes and Core Architects. Without them we would not have realised our dream - to work as a school on the Lincoln Knights' Trail Project.”


David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “We’re very proud to be involved in EBP Education Trail, which has captured the imagination of local schoolchildren.


“It looks like the children have had a great time engaging with the trail, and it’s very exciting to see the colourful Dunholme St Chad’s statue standing proudly in the Waterside Shopping Centre. 


“We hope that people will appreciate the hard work both Mel and the children have put in to their statue.”


Chestnut Homes is one of the companies sponsoring a full-size knight on the Lincoln Knights’ Trail, a Wild in Art event which has been organised by Lincoln Business Improvement Group (BIG). 


For more information about the trail, visit

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3rd July 2017

Last Thursday a team of 14 very amateur cyclists from Chestnut Homes took part in the local C2C2C challenge.

C2c2cThe ride started at 7am at Nettleham Rugby Club and saw riders take on the steep hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds to make it to Chapel St Leonards... and then back again! This year riders were lucky enough to cycle in constant drizzle and the odd downpour which led to many punctures and problems as debris was washed into the roads. Our very lucky lad Jack managed to collect 2 punctures along the route!


Marketing Manager Chrissy Dodman who took part in the ride said: "I have only been cycling since I acquired a road bike in March this year. I've been cycling a couple of times a week around the villages near our head office in Langworth. The longest ride I had cycled in training was 33.3 miles. I didn't think I'd be able to complete the whole ride but I didn't find it too bad. The cooler weather definitely helped."


We were very pleased that all our our riders made it back by 6pm in time for a beer and burger! We would like to thank everyone who supported us along the route and those who volunteered and helped out at the feed stations to ensure we had enough jelly beans to keep going.


The C2C2C is organised by local businesses and raised £24,000 for charities Lives, Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and Men's Sheds.

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5th June 2017


A black-tie ball will be held this month to raise funds for the multi-million-pound restoration of a park in Lincoln.


Boultham Logo FullColour UpdateRGBsml e1471526670481The ball will be held on Friday 23rd June to support the Boultham Park Restoration Project.


The project includes plans for various improvements to the 50-acre park, including restoration of the bandstand.  A big part of the project is to deliver a café, shop, glasshouse and plant nursery that will provide training, work experience and employment opportunities for local young people with learning disabilities through local charity Linkage.


Chestnut Homes is supporting the project and is organising the black-tie ball, which will take place in the lakeside grounds of Jocastas, off Moor Lane in Thorpe-on-the-Hill, Lincoln.


David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “When we heard about the restoration project, we thought it was a wonderful idea and we were keen to support it in any way we could. “We hope to see as many people as possible at our black-tie ball so that we can raise vital funds to help preserve and improve Boultham Park. “The park is a beautiful space which holds a special place in the hearts of many people in Lincoln, and its restoration will benefit the whole community.  “We’re looking forward to a wonderful evening, and I hope as many people as possible will join us to support this very deserving local cause.”


Guests at the ball will enjoy a glass of Pimms on arrival, followed by a three-course meal with entertainment. The evening will also include a charity raffle and auction.


The Boultham Park Restoration Project received a £2.7m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Parks for People’ initiative last year.


Tickets for the summer ball are £55 per person and the evening begins at 7pm. To book tickets and for more information, call 01522 596719 or email

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15th May 2017

Yesterday saw a fantastic turnout on Lincoln City's streets for the 62nd Lincoln Cycle Grand Prix - sponsored by Chestnut Homes. The historic race sees cyclists climb the cobbles of Michaelgate before entering Castle Square.


Thousands of supporters lined the route which took riders out to Burton Village. The sun shone down as the women riders completed 63 miles, followed by the men who took on 103.


Alice Barnes won the women's event cycling for team Drops, whilst Ian Bibby took home the trophy for JLT Condor in the men's race.


This is the first time Chestnut Homes sponsored the event with Managing Director David Newton presenting the winners with their prizes on the podium.


David said: "We are really pleased to be involved with the event this year. It is fantastic for the city to host such a big event and it really draws in the crowds. The day was organised brilliantly."


For full results visit the British Cycling websiteWomen's Results & Men's Results.

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2nd May 2017

Chestnut Homes are pleased to support the Peterborough and Spalding Gliding Club at Crowland Airfield with a donation of block paving.


The club is run solely by members and has been running since 1970.


Regular glider Mick Burridge said:


"We have recently experienced problems getting our tug gliders out of the hangar as the winter weather has made the area become very muddy. The donation of block paving from Chestnut Homes means we can build a weatherproof area in front of hangar to make retrieving the gliders a lot easier."

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18th April 2017

We are delighted to announce Lincoln based developers Chestnut Homes as the title sponsor for the Lincoln Grand Prix and Women's Lincoln Grand Prix. With 2017 edition of the races will be known as the "Chestnut Homes Lincoln Grand Prix"

Established in 1988, Chestnut Homes enjoys a reputation for building high quality new homes in Lincolnshire. Building a range of new homes, from houses and apartments suitable for the first time buyers, through to five bedroom executive homes. Chestnut Homes place great emphasis on structural integrity and finishing properties to a high standard.


David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “We are delighted to be the title sponsor for this year’s Lincoln Grand Prix.


“The Lincoln Festival Of Cycling has become one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the county’s calendar, and we are looking forward to seeing the cyclists take on the steep inclines of the City’s famous cobbled streets in the races including the Lincoln Grand Prix, the country’s oldest classic one-day cycle race.

“I’m sure that the people of Lincolnshire will share our excitement and will be out in force to enjoy the festival from May 11th to 14th.”

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10th April 2017


Chestnut Homes were proud to donate Easter treats this morning for 50 children who will be taking part in activities this week funded by local charity Strut.


The children will receive their treats when they get back from activites at Kingswood residential education and outdoor activity centre and The Deep aquarium in Hull. There will also be activities held locally at North Hykeham Youth Club.


Strut provides services for disabled children, young people and their families in Lincolnshire.To find out more please visit the Kids website.

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2nd March 2017


Staff from county developer Chestnut Homes are busy training to take on several sporting challenges.


A team of 11 budding cyclists from the housebuilder – which is based in Langworth, near Lincoln – will be taking part in the 100-mile Castle to Coast to Castle (C2C2C) charity cycle ride on June 29th.


And one of the cyclists, who is also a keen runner, is also preparing to take on two 10k runs, including the Lincoln 10k on April 2nd.


Neil Kempster, Land and Development Director at Chestnut Homes, said: “The C2C2C challenge is a great way to keep fit while taking in the sights of Lincolnshire and supporting good causes, so we’re pleased to be taking part again this year.


“The event’s three chosen charities – LIVES, Men’s Sheds projects and the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance – are all very deserving causes and we look forward to raising some money for them.


“Last year was a testing ride, but one we are proud to have taken part in. Our preparations for this year’s ride are well underway, and the team are all looking forward to the big day.”


The route for this year’s 100-mile ride is currently being finalised – last year, cyclists rode out of Lincoln and across the Wolds, to the coast at Anderby Creek, down to Chapel St Leonards and back.


As well as training for the bike ride, Chestnut Homes’ Marketing Manager Chrissy Dodman is busy training to take part in both the Nottingham and Lincoln 10k, as well as an inflatable obstacle course race in Newark.


Chrissy said: “This will be my fourth year running the Lincoln 10k, and it is always a great race to be involved in.


“I’m even looking at my first triathlon at Woodhall Spa in June if my swimming is up to scratch.”


Chrissy will be raising money for St Barnabas Hospice and The British Heart Foundation.


The Lincoln 10k route encompasses some of the city’s historic landmarks, including Lincoln Cathedral.


For more information about the C2C2C and Lincoln 10k, visit and

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Chestnut Homes donated a 42” Full HD TV for the Welton & District Patients and Doctors Association raffle, which took place at their Autumn Fayre on Saturday 22nd October.


The raffle raised a total of £1421, which has seen an increase of £243 from last year’s event.


The total amount raised at the Autumn Fayre was £2486 – an all-time record.


David Newton, Managing Director at Chestnut Homes said, ‘We’re delighted to see the total amount raised at this year’s event, and are very pleased to have helped contribute towards this.


‘I hope that the funds will ensure the continuation the WDPDA’s good work at the Welton Family Health Centre.’


Read the full story here

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28th February 2017


One of the Barons which was part of the 2015 Charter Trail in Lincoln has just completed a month-long residency at a local primary school.


The Construction Baron was one of 25 Baron statues which stood in Lincoln city centre for the trail.


Lincolnshire developer Chestnut Homes sponsored the Construction Baron, before buying it at a charity auction at the end of the event.


Since then, the company has been giving local schools and organisations the chance to see the Baron up close by loaning it to them.


The Construction Baron’s latest visit was to Cherry Willingham Community School, off Croft Lane, where he took pride of place in the reception area throughout February.


David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “Our Construction Baron has proven to be a hit with the Chestnut Homes family, who enjoy showing him off to schools and companies in Lincoln and the surrounding area.


“On the Trail, it was great to see children and adults alike engaging with our Baron, which celebrates iconic Lincolnshire buildings and structures, including Lincoln Cathedral.


“By taking him out into the community, we’re giving more people the chance to see him up close, and the response we’ve had from everyone he’s visited has been very enthusiastic.


“We hope that the children at Cherry Willingham Community School enjoyed his visit, and we look forward to seeing where his next adventure will take him.”


Following the success of the Trail, Chestnut Homes is sponsoring one of the Knights in this summer’s Knights’ Trail in Lincoln. The event will commemorate the Battle of Lincoln and the sealing of the Charter of the Forest.


Cherry Willingham Community School is also taking part in the Knights’ Trail by decorating a mini Knight, which pupils have named Rufus the Rider.


Since the end of the 2015 Barons’ Charter Trail, the Construction Baron has enjoyed stays at the Best Western Plus Hotel & Spa on the outskirts of Lincoln, at Dunholme St Chad’s Church of England Primary School, and at Chatterton’s Solicitors in Lincoln.


Community groups, schools and businesses which are interested in being visited by the Construction Baron can email

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13th November 2016


Our Construction Baron continues his tour of local schools and organisations, by visiting the patients and guests at St Barnabas Hospice in Lincoln.


Veronica Brien, Head of Fundraising & Marketing at St Barnabas said, “Our relationship with Chestnut Homes stems back over many years following the generous support given from a wide range of fundraising activity.


“When asked if we would like to host the very colourful Construction Baron, we were absolutely delighted.


“Having him in our reception for all to see over the coming weeks we know he will be admired by all and he will certainly be a talking point!”


Read the full story here

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