Late News

Funeral of HRH Prince Philip

The Church Bell Ringers have been asked to ring to mark the Duke’s funeral on Saturday, April 17th during the hour before the start of the service.
Woodborough St Swithun’s Bell Ringers will be chiming a half muffled bell between 2.45pm and 2.55pm as the Duke’s coffin is taken in procession from the private chapel at Windsor Castle to the St. George’s Chapel for the service. The service will start at 3.00pm with a one minute’s silence.
On this occasion, Andrew Bush will be ringing the bell.

Temporary Bus Timetable During Lingwood Lane Closure.

You can see the temporary bus timetable HERE.
Information supplied by Emma Bradley

Road Closure in Lambley May Affect Woodborough

Colin Fraser has written to warn everyone about possible increased traffic in Woodborough for the next couple of days:
“The Main Street in Lambley is currently closed following a burst water main. The repairs are expected to take two more days.
With the commencement of the road works on Lingwood Lane, Woodborough starting tomorrow (see page 2), and the  attendant traffic control measures, it’s probable that Main Street will be very busy!”

Home Brewery Building
Covid Testing Site

home brewery

A new mobile testing unit has been set up at the Home Brewery Building car park in Arnold. The site is open every Tuesday and Friday (10am – 5.30pm) offering free, rapid tests for people without Covid-19 symptoms. 

Around one in three people with Covid-19 do not have symptoms. This free rapid testing will help find cases of coronavirus so people can isolate, and we can break the chains of transmission and reduce the spread of the virus.

Find out more 

St Swithun’s Church, Woodborough

Death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Following the announcement of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, St Swithun’s will be open for those wishing to engage in private prayer, from 10.00am – 3.00pm on Wednesday 14 April

Please ensure that you comply with the Covid-19 related notices in church, and complete the Track and Trace forms in the church foyer. 

HRH Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh

Book of Condolence

An online book of condolence can be signed on

An in-person book of condolence will be available at Woodborough Village Hall from Monday 12th April to Friday 16th April, from 9.30am – 12 noon and from 5.00pm – 7.00pm.

To help keep the area Covid safe, please:

  • Observe social distancing: only one person in the hall at a time.
  • Form a socially distanced queue outside at busy times.
  • Wear a face covering in the hall.
  • Use your own pen if possible – black ink only.
  • If using one of the pens provided, please clean it with a wipe before and after use.
  • Do not enter other parts of the Village Hall.

This Book will be lodged at the County Archives as part of Woodborough’s history, with a letter sent to the Palace informing them of the number of people who have contributed.

Clerk to Woodborough Parish Council

St Swithun’s Bell Rings to Mark the Death of the Duke of Edinburgh

In case anyone in the village wondered why they heard the bell ring shortly after 12 noon on Saturday 10th April, Woodborough teenager Izzy Lacey had agreed to ring to mark the sad occasion of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh – having only learnt how to ring thanks to the scheme set up by the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

Woodborough Parish Council
Change of Date for Council Meeting

Woodborough Parish Council joins the nation in mourning for H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh. We remember with affection and gratitude his lifetime of service.

Due to the period of national mourning, Woodborough Parish Council’s April meeting will now be moved to April 20th.

View the agenda here

Join Zoom Meeting – Meeting ID: 864 3219 0320 Passcode: 382747

Members of the public are asked to send written representations by email to the Clerk, or to telephone and provide comment before the meeting, using the contact details below.

Averil Marczak: Tel 0115 8498195

The Ancient Clock of St Swithun’s Church

Woodborough is fortunate to be home to a wonderful clock, made locally in the 1850’s, and still keeping good time today. It’s a masterpiece of engineering and a tribute to the skills and ingenuity of the Victorian era.

We’re looking for a volunteer to help with the winding of our clock. We’d also be more than happy to accommodate more than one volunteer on a rota basis if preferred.

Once a week, there’s a trip up the spiral stone staircase of the church tower, followed by a few minutes spent winding two separate weights up from their position almost on the ground floor until they are visible in the clock room.

The only requirements for this role are that you must be fit, able bodied and reliable.

The village has grown to depend on being able to check the time easily by the church clock – and we hope that this will be the case during the years to come.

If you’d like to know more, including a socially distanced visit to the clock tower, please call our Churchwarden Tony Mellor on 07793 551442.

Woodborough Parish Council

Litter in the Governors’ Field

We continue to clean the equipment on the Governors’ Field daily, as part of our Covid-19 precautions. Thank you to our small team of wonderful volunteers who have undertaken this task since last summer.

I understand that yesterday our volunteer set out with some trepidation, having seen the footage of the crowding and litter left at city parks on the local news. He knew that the Governors’ Field had been very busy the day before.


Thank you to everyone who plays respectfully and leaves our Field as they find it. Remember to keep your distance for these last few weeks of restrictions.


Sam Middup Field  – Permissive Footpath Open

Nottinghamshire County Councillor Boyd Elliott joined Woodborough Parish Council Chair Pat Woodfield to open the new permissive footpath in time for the Easter holiday. They were quickly joined by our first local walker and her beautiful dogs! Dogs are welcome on the new footpath but must be kept on a lead.

The footpath can be accessed from Charnwood Way. Please respect the residents’ privacy.