Late News

Harvest Festival Services

You are warmly invited to Harvest Festival Services at two churches in the benefice on Sunday 26th September at 11am at St Peter and St Paul Oxton and 10 am at St Swithun’s Woodborough where, at the latter, the Celebrant and preacher will be Bishop Andy Emerton (Suffragan Bishop of Sherwood).

Offerings to local Nottingham  foodbanks will be received at both Churches.

Bumbles – 51 Main St, Epperstone, Nottingham NG14 6AD

Burton Joyce Players

Tickets for the BJ Players production this week are going fast as we have reduced the seating from 140 to 80 for Covid safety. Online tickets have sold out so if anyone in Woodborough would like a ticket and finds it difficult to get to Burton Joyce, call me on 0777 997 0269 and I will reserve tickets if available.

Patrick Mcdonough
Burton Joyce Players

See page 6 for further information

Pride of Gedling Awards 2021

Pride of Gedling Awards 2021

Nominations now open

We are delighted to announce that nominations for the 2021 Pride of Gedling Awards are now open and, after an incredibly difficult 18 months, we want to highlight the heroes who have helped so many people. 

The categories this year are:

The Community Hero(es) Award
Recognising inspirational individuals or groups, from any walk of life, who have gone that extra mile to help others or to make life better in their community. Make a nomination.

The Dylan Barker (Young Person of the Year) Award
Celebrating young people, under the age of 21, who make an outstanding contribution to their communities. Make a nomination.

Business in the Community Award
Highlighting the role our local businesses play in supporting the community. Make a nomination.

Outstanding Community Project Award
This award is open to any project or group which helps our local communities and improves the lives of those who live in them. Make a nomination.

The Environmental Hero Award
In recognition of any individual, group, school, club, organisation or business in the borough that have made a positive impact on either; conservation, the environment or community space. Make a nomination.

The Inspirational Healthy Lifestyles Award
This award celebrates any individual, group, school, club, organisation or business in the borough that have made a positive impact on health and/or wellbeing in the borough. Make a nomination.

For more details on the Pride of Gedling Awards and to see some of our previous winners, go to 

Nominations are open until Friday 15 October 2021 so get nominating your community heroes.


Pride of Gedling make a nomination


St Swithun’s Harvest Festival

On the 26th September Bishop Andy Everton is coming to Woodborough to conduct our morning service and is has been decided by the PCC to make this our Harvest Festival. It will be lovely to see flowers back in the Church again and I would be grateful for any help with the usual baskets. Please contact me on Tel 01159652438. Thank you

Toppy Hanson

Woodborough W.I.

Woodborough W.I. is now meeting at a new venue – new to us and also newly refurbished – the Institute on Roe Hill. We are also meeting at a new time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm!

However, we can assure you that our meetings will continue to be interesting, interactive, fun and friendly! Visitors are welcome to come and see if our meetings would suit them too. There is no charge.

Our next meeting is on Monday, 20th September when we will be hearing about the Mitford Family – finding out what really went on!

So if you are free – come and give us a try!

Woodborough Church Fellowship

The church fellowship will be meeting on Wednesday 13th October at 2.00pm at the institute, when past and new members will be very welcome. 

Well, it’s  September, and not only does that mean that autumn has arrived, but it’s also just a few days away from the 1st meeting of the Calverton & District u3a since Covid-19 affected us all.

The meeting will be in the Calverton Village Hall on Park Road at 10.30am on Wednesday, 8th September.

It is an open invitation to all retired Calverton & District residents (including Woodborough), as well as our present members, in order for non-members to see what the u3a is all about –

learning, laughing, & living

Meeting of the Parish Council

7pm Monday 6th September at the Village Hall

The Parish Council meets next Monday, September 6th.

View the agenda HERE