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Community Power

Regular readers will have see a couple of cries for help in June – both involving glasses!

The first one was a case of someone accidently leaving their sunglasses on top of their car, and then driving through the village with the inevitable result – lost sunglasses!

A call for help in the pages of the Woodborough Web resulted in the glasses being returned to their lucky owner by a community-minded local resident.

The second case started when another reader told us that a pair of glasses had been found on Shelt Hill. A “Late News” item in the WW reached the owner, who told us that they had been lost in a strong gust of wind three weeks earlier, probably landing in a hedge.

After much searching, the owner had to admit defeat, and had arranged an appointment for new glasses – but on the same day saw their glasses in the pages of the WW saving a great deal of money!

It just goes to show the effectiveness of community spirit and your Woodborough Web!

The police force is currently receiving a high volume of 999 calls.

In the last month alone 999 calls have shot up from an average of 3,900 per week in May to 4,950 in June. However, it said that 60 per cent of the 999 calls were in fact non-emergency and did not require the urgent attention of officers.

If it is an emergency and life is in danger or a crime is in progress, then please ring 999 immediately. If it is a non-emergency but still requires police assistance then please ring 101 or visit our website to report the incident.

What crime can I report online?

• Criminal justice processes and laws
• Roads policing and motoring
• Rural crime
• Cybercrime and staying safe online
• Licensing

Seconds and minutes are precious in emergency situations and can mean the difference between life and death for those that really need our support.

We have since increased visible patrols to help members of the public connect with our officers and staff if they require help and advice.

Our lines are extremely busy between 12noon and 9pm daily, so please contact us in the right way, for the right incidents.

You can also ring Crimestoppers to report any information about a crime anonymously. Call: 0800 555 111 anytime.

To report a crime online:

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Feast Sports

We have recently held a virtual meeting of the feast sports committee and have decided to play safe and cancel this year.

Obviously we are gutted but intend to be back next year bigger and better….

Aidan Jackson

Woodborough Art Group

Hello to all who take an interest in our pages on the Woodborough web. Our virtual Art Group has been ‘meeting’ through lockdown and has continued to build its membership. We have also been meeting up in groups of 6 for outdoor sketching when allowed recently. We have visited local villages like, Oxton, Epperstone, Lambley, Lowdham, Bleasby and of course Woodborough itself. We are meeting for the next few weeks at the Nags on Thursdays until the Institute reopens after its refurbishment. Thank you to the kind and caring staff of The Nags Head for their warm welcome and for accommodating us so comfortably. The Nags really is a part of the village community.

We are very pleased to start thinking about our club meetings and are thankful to the Trustees of The Institute, Roe Lane, for keeping us in their mind and involved during the refurbishment of this lovely village facility. We plan to start meeting up as soon as possible and are having an open weekend that combines with Woodborough Summer Fair. It is on Saturday and Sunday 24th and 25th of July. The institute will be open for visitors, all covid safe procedures will be in place and we will have a beautiful show of our lockdown art. It’s going to be some show. Each piece telling its own story. You will be able to buy work and cards as well meet the artists. There will be some mini demonstrations and things to get interactive with as well as a nice cuppa.

If you want to know more about Woodborough Art Group please email me Jenny McKenzie, secretary of Woodborough Art Group.