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Woodborough Summer Fair 2021

Please not that due to the government’s decision to extend the Covid restrictions, the Woodborough Summer Fair has been postpone by a week to Saturday 24th July.

Bring your picnic blanket, or your deck chairs and relax in one of our picnic areas. There will be a fully licensed bar on hand sponsored by Holden Copley Estate Agents and a BBQ with local Chamber’s sausages and burgers for sale. Alongside these you can eat and drink yourself around the world from a host of local artisan stalls. From pizza to pakoras, coffee to cake or damson jam to damson gin we have a stall for you. Looking for a gift – or something really special – we have stalls for that too. From designer holidays to luxury children parties, handbags to doggy bags, pottery, aromatherapy, embroidery……. in fact, we have well over 40 fantastic local food and craft stalls already booked and more being processed.

Throughout the day we have an absolutely packed line up of events including a live band, classical vocalist, choir, dance group, martial arts display and a fun dog show. The event will close at 4pm with the Grand Prize Drawer sponsored by Bodkin Plumbing and Heating. This is lining itself up to be an absolute belter this year with over 20 brilliant prizes already donated and more to come. Look out for further details of Prize Draw tickets going on sale soon at £5 each.

There are loads of activities for the youngsters too. Get on board a real fire engine with Arnold’s Blue Watch Fire Crew who will be on site, win a prize at hook a duck, have your face painted, tire yourself out on the bouncy castle and then chill out with an ice-cream and have a story read to you at Leo’s Corner.

If the excitement gets all too much why not book yourself a treatment with Complexions in the village hall, or have a stroll up Roe Hill to the institute to see the Art Club’s display. On the other hand, if you can’t bear the thought of the day ending at 4pm, why not call in one of our two great village pubs, The Nag’s Head or the Four Bells, after the event and carry on the party well into the evening.

Keep yourself up to date on our Facebook events page here

Woodborough in Bloom

The hanging baskets, the barrier baskets, the towers, planters and troughs are now in full bloom for all to enjoy. Thank you to everyone who has helped to make the village look so colourful.

The bowser rota is fully in action and is often out early in the mornings before traffic builds up in the village. Obviously watering is very important during the summer months and we thank the bowser rota for giving their time as they are out 2/3 times a week in the really hot weather. Please be considerate when parking so that access is not blocked to the planters and troughs.

We wish everyone a happy and safe summer and enjoy the colourful displays.

Jan, Elizabeth and Jane
The W in B Team

Woodborough Local History Group

We are starting our Local History Meetings in September, with Paul Reed as our speaker. He will be giving us a very “Local” History talk called “Making Sense of the Plot” on Thursday, September 16th.

Our October meeting is on Thursday, October 21st, when Nottingham author, Alan Dance, will be with us with his talk entitled “Narrow Marsh, Fact or Fiction.”

On Thursday, November 18th, David Dunford will be telling us about “George and Daisy”.

We are meeting in the newly restored and decorated Institute. We start at 7.30pm.

Entrance is free so come along and have an enjoyable evening with us.

Members doing exercises with Annabel

Over the Rainbow Parkinson’s Support Group

A Fairytale

Once upon a time the Treasurer of a Parkinson’s Support group asked herself the question “What would improve the mental and physical health of the members and make them happy”.   Easy answer – a weekend in a local hotel with a physiotherapist. Problem – Group does not have the money.

Whoosh! Jane Hildreth of Newark & Sherwood CVS appears on the scene.  She says I know a man who can make a dream come true. Keith Girling is one of the 5 Trustees of BNA Charitable Trust so ask him for funds.

Whooshagain! Keith appears on the scene and says “research the project and send me the costings”.

Step 1 – Contact Annabel Kingsbury. Honorary group Physiotherapist, she is available!
Step 2 – Contact members. Amazingly 2/3rds of members say yes please.
Step 3 – Book accommodation and studio for Physiotherapy at Nottingham Village Hotel
Step 4 – Book Coach
Step 5 – Phone Keith with costings

Woosh once more! Keith says “Yes – give me Group’s bank details”

Well readers, this fairy tale will come true on Friday 3rd September.    Next installment in August.

Members do not need to wait until September to meet up as Michael has arranged a lunch at Southwell Garden Centre on 23rd July.  We hope to hold our first monthly meeting at Reach on Saturday 14 August if Covid restrictions are lifted.

If you would like to know more about this friendly, independent group please contact Michael & Sandra on 01636 812399 or email

We usually meet from 11.00 – 1.00 on the 2nd Saturday of the month at Reach UK, Prebend Passage, Southwell NG25 0JH. Just £1 per person and a plate of food towards the lunch.