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GAR construction

Section of Mapperley Plains to be Closed for Seven Nights

Works on the Gedling Access Road have continued to accelerate into 2022, and we would like to update you on the next phase of traffic management that is required. 

From 8pm on Tuesday 25 January, a night-time closure will be in place on Mapperley Plains between the traffic-signalled junction with Plains Road/Arnold Lane/Gedling Road and the junction with Chartwell Grove.

This closure will last for seven nights and will be in place each night from 8pm until 5am the next morning. Please note that the road will be open during the daytime, and that access for pedestrians will be maintained throughout the closure. 

This closure will be in place so that our construction teams can safely complete the removal of the existing road surface and the laying of a new surfacing layer to tie the existing and the newly widened areas of the carriageway to the new GAR junction.

Please note that during the closure, access will be maintained for residents of Chartwell Grove, Clementine Drive, Winston Close and Spencer Avenue, with a traffic marshal in place to escort vehicles through the closure point.

We would like to thank you for your ongoing support and patience whilst we carry out works to construct the new road.

Diversion route for motorists

Diversion for cars

The closure of this section of Mapperley Plains will mean that motorists cannot use it as a through route. Due to this, a diversion route will be in place. 

Travelling from Nottingham:

Travel via Arnold Lane, Lambley Lane (including the open section of the GAR) and Spring Lane. 

Travelling towards Nottingham:

Travel via Spring Lane, Lambley Lane (including the open section of the GAR) and Arnold Lane.

View the diversion route

Diversion route for HGVs

Diversion for HGVs

Due to the weight restriction on Lambley Lane, an alternative diversion route for HGVs will be in place. 

Travelling from Nottingham: 

Travel via Gedling Road, Arno Vale Road, A60 Mansfield Road, and A614 Ollerton Road.

Travel towards Nottingham:

Travel via A614 Ollerton Road, A60 Mansfield Road, Arno Vale Road and Gedling Road.

View the diversion route

Advice for bus passengers

Diversion for buses

Please note that this closure will affect passengers travelling on Nottingham City Transport’s 46 and 47 services. 

Services towards Woodborough/Lambley: 

All 46 and 47 services leaving Nottingham after 7:55pm from 25 January through the duration of the closure will divert via Gedling Road, Ramsey Drive and Coppice Road before continuing their normal routes. 

Services towards Nottingham:

All 46 and 47 services leaving Lambley or Woodborough after 8:16pm from 25 January through the duration of the closure will divert onto Coppice Road, Ramsey Drive and Gedling Road before continuing their normal routes. 

Find out more about the NCT bus diversion route


Editor’s Note: The maps reached by clicking on the links above must be the most confusing and over-complicated diagrams that I have ever seen!

Car Parking in Woodborough

The following is a copy of a letter which has been sent by one of our readers to  Woodborough Parish Council.

I am forwarding photos taken at 9.30am Sunday 16th January at the corner of Ploughman Avenue and Main Street, Woodborough.

The vehicle parked on the pavement is a regular occurrence almost every week-end. The car impedes the visibility when turning left into Ploughman Avenue from the Main Street and effects the visibility when turning left or right from Ploughman’s, especially if any vehicle is speeding along the road travelling from the post office.

Today was the final straw when I witnessed the partially sighted lady with her carer trying to pass without going into the road. I spoke to them and they gave their permission for me to take a photograph and forward it to you. They complained that the vehicle is so often parked on the pavement and thanked me for my kindness in taking some action.

Please can I request that this parking issue is followed up.

The sender’s name and address have been supplied.

Getting Married Soon?

Our new Woodborough based service offers you the chance to have a friend or relative film your big day and have the footage professionally edited FREE OF CHARGE.

In return for permission to use your video on our website, we’ll take the footage you provide and professionally edit it to produce 4 separate videos – a highlights video (3 – 5 minutes), a longer, more complete version (typically 30 – 60 minutes), and 2 more lightly edited recordings of the ceremony and the speeches. Titles, music, special effects etc are included.
If your wedding is to take place before the end of April 2022 please get in touch to tell us about your plans – 5 lucky couples will receive the service as described above, with the final edited videos being supplied on a USB memory stick to view on your PC or smart TV.
You can get in touch by email ( or phone on 0115 9652376 for a chat. Remember, as soon as we have 5 suitable weddings arranged, the free offer closes, so don’t delay!

Go to our website HERE for more details.

Woodborough Local History Group
Meeting Cancellation

With all the omicron cases around we have decided to cancel our planned meeting due Thursday 20th January.

Mike Chapman
Chair, WLHG

Woodborough Parish Council
January Meeting cancelled

The Parish Council’s January 10th meeting has been cancelled due to the high number of Covid-19 cases.

We hope to call a meeting later this month.

Cinderella Will Be Late For The Ball!

As several of our cast members are either infected with or isolating because of Covid, it has been decided to postpone and try for April which is our spring production slot. Anyone who bought tickets in Burton Joyce,  simply take them back to cafe where you bought them for a full refund.  If you bought online, your refund will happen automatically. 

St Swithun’s Coffee Drop-in

Someone has just been in touch to ask me if Coffee Drop-in is taking place at St Swithun’s this month.

It is always the first Wednesday of the month, but maybe folk aren’t sure as it is so soon after Christmas?

St Swithun’s Church
Coffee Drop-in
10am – 12 noon
Wednesday 5th January

Louise Ringer

The Nag’s Head, Woodborough

Oh no!

With all the celebrations going on we completely forgot to wish everyone a fantastic New Year. We are ever so sorry about that and we all hope the start to 2022 has been a good one. Going forward, we’re certain it will be a year of positivity, happiness, and really great food & drink at the Nags!
That said, we still have some unclaimed prizes from last year’s Christmas Raffle. (What better way is there to start the year than receiving a prize you had perhaps forgotten about?).
The unclaimed prize numbers are:

42   72   135   231   309   318

369   395   421   438   450   451

Make sure to claim your prize now to start your year off on a joyous note!
All the best and we hope to see you soon!

Woodborough Art Group

Hi to you all.

We restart our weekly meetings on Thursday 13th January – starting with creating some designs for Woodborough Community Association logo.

A new programme through to the summer will be available as well as a choose sheet for spring cards.  We have a few Valentine and mother’s day designs to do too.

We will have windows open and wear masks. Hand sanitisers are available too.

Look forward to seeing you,


Petition to Take Action to Address Traffic Issues on Lingwood Lane, Woodborough

Our County Councillor, Boyd Elliott, is organising a petition to present to Nottinghamshire County Council as the first step towards stricter parking controls on Lingwood Lane.

Many residents have raised concern about the danger caused by thoughtless parking, particularly at the start and finish of the school day. 

If you wish to sign this petition, a copy is available in the village shop. 

You can also have your support counted by emailing

The deadline is Sunday 16th January 2022.

You can read a letter from Cllr Elliott by clicking HERE.

Due to Covid,  our speaker for 10th January has cancelled his  talk to us.

After due consideration we have decided to cancel the event and hopefully meet again in February if we are able.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience.

Wishing you all the best for the New Year.

The Committee Woodborough Horticultural Society.

The Nag’s Head, Woodborough

One of the most enjoyable parts of the Nags Head week has to be our Thursday Quiz & Bingo Night. It is a great way to enjoy a lovely beverage whilst also testing your wits and luck!
Now, if you’re a Nags Head veteran you may remember that we also used to run both a Sunday Sticky 13’s event and a Tuesday Quiz & Meat Raffle in addition to our Thursday event. Well, we have some exciting news…
Our Meat Raffle, traditionally held on Tuesday, is to be reintroduced during our Thursday Quiz & Bingo night, from this coming Thursday (the 20th). So, that’s another reason to pop down to us on an already fun occasion.
Not only that, starting from Sunday the 30th of January, we will be re-introducing Sunday Sticky 13’s & Find the Joker. That’s right, the Sunday games you know and love are BACK!!!
To confirm, the plans are as follows:
THURSDAYS from 20th January
(starting at 8:30pm prompt)
Quiz, Bingo, and Meat Raffle
SUNDAYS from 30th January
(starting at 8:30pm prompt)
Three games of Sticky 13’s – with cash prizes!
Find the Joker
If these events continue to prove popular, we may also look to reintroduce our Tuesday games at a later date!
On a similar note, we are looking to support three new charities this year and are readily taking suggestions from you, our fantastic patrons.
Ideally, we would like to help charities that have local representatives who wouldn’t mind coming along to our Games Nights (above) and supporting them. For example, it would be great to have a representative that can help fundraise whilst the Games Nights are taking place, as it’s the best time to raise money!
If you have any suggestions, please call Clive on 07970 299 305 / 0115 965 4885, or email him at
All the best and we hope to see you soon!