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All smiles at Woodborough Summer Fair

What Do You Know About
Woodborough Community Association?

The WCA is run by  trustees who manage the business end of our work and steer the charity in accordance with our constitution, supported by enthusiastic volunteers who give their time and energy to share ideas and ensure the success of the community events we put on.  But do you know what we do? I’m so steeped in it myself I was shocked when a young mum in the village suggested many don’t know about us or what we do. So over the next few months  I will be sharing our current aims and activities and taking a little  wander down memory lane.

Hopefully you enjoyed the amazing village summer fair last month. I must add my thanks to Michael Dobbs for his fantastic photos of the event, as displayed in August’s edition of the Woodborough Web. We have decided that for 2021 we will continue with our traditional outdoor events of Fireworks night (click HERE to see the video) and Christmas carols/ light switch on. We hope that in 2022, we can return to our full programme of events including  indoor activities such as cinema shows, concerts and the ever popular Over 65s meal.  

Please reach out and  get in touch should you have any questions, or want to be involved in  our events designed to enhance our village community.

Linda Taylor
WCA Chairman

Tel: 0115 9654158 / 07710312423 or email :

On Sunday 12th September Mapperley Golf Club is hosting a Women on Par event which is an initiative by England Golf. It is aimed at beginners and those with a bit of experience. It is a fun and social way to grow your confidence on the golf course with other women.

You will play on an adapted par 3 course over 9 holes with lots of volunteers to help you. There is a novel way of scoring and also challenges for slightly more experienced players.

Spaces are limited so email to express an interest.

Wear something comfortable and trainers. Don’t worry if you don’t have any equipment as this can be provided on request. The most important thing is to have fun and the golf will be followed by fizz and a presentation.

If you would like to have a go at golf but can’t attend on 12th September please email about taster sessions.

Institute Bingo

Monday 6th September  7.30pm prompt.

All proceeds to the Woodborough Institute.


At long last…live music is happening again and the long-delayed Gate To Southwell Festival will bounce back in style next month. 

Based at a beautiful new location in rural Nottinghamshire, the East Midlands’ premier folk, roots and acoustic music festival takes place from Thursday September 2nd through to Sunday September 5th.  It’ll be the much-delayed fourteenth festival and welcomes eclectic international-class artists and award winners such as The Young’unsGigspanner Big Band, Spain’s piper-led Anxo Lorenzo Band, celebrated duo The Breath (starring Folksinger of the Year Rioghnach Connolly), the Blair Dunlop Band (led by the award winning singer-songwriter) and re-united Bellowhead masterminds Spiers & Boden.   

Alongside more established names such as London ska stars Maroon Town, Donegal’s Henry Girls, Track DogsEdgelarks,  Imar, Harbottle & Jonas, The Activators, Reg Meuross, Winter Wilson, Talisk, and acclaimed singer-songwriter Chris Wood, a host of bright young folk, acoustic, blues and Americana artists will be ascending the GTSF stages. See full details at

After five years at Southwell Racecourse, the festival will happen on farmland at Kirklington just to the North West of Southwell with lakes, trees and plenty of green spaces.  There’s more room for camping and, for the first time, well-behaved dogs are welcome (at no extra cost) in the main arena as well as on the campsite.  Plus there are lovely rural walks nearby and there’s the scenic Robin Hood Way, linking Kirklington to Southwell and the wider area. 

Despite the recent cancellation of many live music events, the GTSF committee have put together a full COVID compliance plan with all the safety and layout changes necessary.  Social distancing measures will be in place, contactless payments will be available at the box office, stalls and bars, there’ll be increased hand-sanitising and washing facilities and extra toilets.

Last but not least, the Gate To Southwell Festival is famous for offering great kids’ entertainment. This year’s festival welcomes family favourites such as street theatre star Dan The Hat, rock & roll from Johnny & The Raindrops, storytelling from Walk The LinesToddle Bops & Baby Bops, the much-loved Jan’s Van plus a fantastic Fire Circle with the Forest School for All team. 

Starved live music fans are buying up discounted tickets fast but there are weekend and day tickets still available via  As usual, there’ll be camping and glamping, great food and craft stalls, a beer and cider festival, Open Mic and other events, plus on site parking and special bus services to and from nearby Southwell.