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What to do in ’22

As you will be aware, the Omicron variant of the Covid virus is causing a few problems and uncertainty for events where larger numbers of people are meeting together.

The “What to do in 22” exhibition, originally planned for mid January, has therefore been postponed. The new date is Saturday 26th February, by which time we hope that things will have settled down somewhat – fingers are firmly crossed!

We currently have 25 organisations attending so there should be something to interest everyone – put the date in your diary NOW.

See next month’s edition of the Woodborough Web for more details.

“What to do in 22” is organised by the Woodborough Web and Woodborough Community Association, and kindly sponsored by Woodborough Parish Council


Woodborough Ladies

On 2nd December 2021, members and their husbands/partners spent a most enjoyable evening at Ramsdale Park Golf Club for their annual dinner, which was followed by entertainment provided by Brad Matthews, an Acoustic singer.

It has reluctantly been decided to postpone the January meeting of the Woodborough Ladies group.  We will, of course, resume meetings as soon as possible, and in the hope that the situation will begin to improve, we have re-booked the speaker from Complexions to attend our next planned meeting – Thursday, 3rd February.

Do you need help at Home?

I have practical experience of looking after the needs of elderly people, having assisted with the requirements of two Woodborough residents over the last thirteen years.

I live locally and can provide excellent references.

Please call Jennifer on 07811 418166


If you’re a certain age, you’ll know all about spam. The wartime American import (the name stands for Special Processed American Meat or was a derivative of SPiced hAM) appeared on many plates in the fifties and later – and is still available.

However, that’s not what this article is all about!

Have you ever been asked “didn’t you get my email?”, and had to answer “No”?

You could be missing lots of important messages, and culprit is SPAM!

In the email world, spam is the modern equivalent of junk mail, where advertisers will send thousands of emails out hoping to sell you something or catch you out with a scam. Your email provider tries to stop these reaching you by looking at every email, and if the online robot considers it to be spam, it puts the message into a special folder entitled “Spam”.

Unfortunately, the online robot isn’t very bright, and often puts genuine messages into the spam folder, meaning that they don’t appear in your normal inbox – hence the question “didn’t you get my email?”.

The answer is to check your “Spam” folder every couple of days to see if you recognise any genuine messages which have been put there in error.

On Gmail, the Spam folder is shown in the list below “Inbox” (just click), but other email software may be different. Once in the Spam folder, read any genuine messages (and mark them as “not spam”), and delete any junk files.

Who’d ever have thought that Spam would have become so important!

A Poem For January


Love or survival, what separates the two,
What is the force you act upon,
What is it driving you?
Personal possessions, how much
Of them are you, what is the stuff 
You’re made of, who is the real you?
Spoken words or silent thought
What separates the two-
Just a simple decision made by you.
People are so complex, never two the same
A fact about the human race
But how long will that remain?
Jean K Cave

Woodborough Players Will Return! 

A message to our loyal audience.  

Woodborough Players has considered carefully the pros and cons of resuming activities and, given the current Covid Crisis, intends to recommence productions in Autumn 2022 if conditions permit. 

We wish everyone a happy and healthy 2022 and look forward to when we can safely return to staging performances in our Village Hall. 

Steve Vernon
Chair Woodborough Players