The Woodborough Web

Welcome to the December 2020 Edition

Great news! Woodborough now has a shop again!!! No Post Office at the moment, but hopefully, that’ll be along in the new year. I’m sure that you all wish the new owner, Madhu Etyal, the best of luck for the future.

As we’ve reached the end of another year I must thank all of those who have supported the Woodborough Web. It is only with the support of our sponsors, particularly Woodborough Parish Council and Timmermans Garden Centre, that we continue to publish month by month. Of course thanks must also go to the contributors who supply the material each month to make the WW a full and varied read – please keep sending in your news and general interest items – they’re very much appreciated.

I must also thank my wife Kate, who not only proof reads every edition, but also puts up with me devoting much of the last week of each month to putting everything together.

It’s been a bit of a year (mild understatement!), but now there does seem to be a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, and perhaps by spring things will be slowly getting back to normal. Fingers firmly crossed.

Not to be beaten by a mere virus it was good to see the village managing to put on the open gardens event in the summer, if only virtually (there’s a word we didn’t use much a year ago!). The organisers are to be congratulated on raising spirits (and money for the NSPCC) in dark circumstances.

Now that Christmas is nearly here, many of the village traditions won’t be happening – well, not as in previous years. Once again, residents have got together to provide a different set of Christmas festivities which are allowed under the Covid rules.

Under the banner “Woodborough’s Christmas Capers” there are a lot of “Christmassy” things going on. You’ll find full details on the “Christmas Caperspage which you visit via the menu at the top of each page.

A lot of work has gone into these events with the aims of cheering up both children and adults, as well as raising money for the local school PTA. Please support these Covid-safe and community boosting events.

Finally Kate and I wish everyone the merriest Christmas possible under the circumstances, and a vaccinated new year! (and we hope that you enjoy the extra portions of funnies in this edition)

Michael Dobbs




1   Woodborough Horticultural Society
1   Do You Need Help?
1   Woodborough Shop
1   Gedling Borough Council
2   Christmas and New Year Buses
2   QR Coded Taxi Licences
2   Carlton Rotary Charity Calendar
3   Chiropodist
3   Woodborough Church Fellowship
4   Timmermans Garden Centre
5   Calverton & District U3A
5   Halloween Trail
5   Calverton Practice
6   BTO Birdwatch
6   Notts CC Waste & Recycling
7   Making Your Own Christmas Cards?
7   Woodborough in Bloom
7   Places at Woodborough Woods
7   Fibre Optic Broadband for Woodborough?
8   Calverton and Woodborough Allotment Association
8   Woodborough Flood Risk

8   Lambley Historical Society
8   Notts Mental Health Hotline
8   Gedling Police Newsletter
8   Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter
9   Woodborough Art Group
9   Nottingham Industrial Museum
10 Cancer Research Snowball Appeal
10 Swimming Marathon
10 Gedling Leisure Re-Opening
10 Woodborough Virtual Bridge Club
10 St Swithun’s Church Bell Ringers
10 Ploughman Wood
10 Woodborough Virtual Bridge Club
11 Videos for Christmas
11 CORE – New Service for Home Workers
11 CORE Staff Vacancy
12 Woodborough Parish Council
13 Anglican Church News

Don’t forget to look at the “Christmas Capers” page



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