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Woodborough Feast Sports

Coffee Morning

Feast Sports is an annual Woodborough village family fun sports afternoon, to be held this year on the 2nd July starting at 2.30pm. To enable us to run the event we hold a coffee morning to help raise funds for the day which will be used for cash prizes for the children and to supply an afternoon tea for each child.

The coffee morning will be held on the 14th May at 10.00 am in The Institute, Woodborough.
It would be lovely to see a lot of the young families coming to support the coffee morning and, of course, all of our loyal and regular supporters.

We would also welcome kind donations of cakes, biscuits and pastries on the day along with raffle prizes and items for the Tombola and any willing volunteers to lend a helping hand.
If you would like more information please contact Anne Dallison on  0115 9654205 or 07947941035

Woodborough Feast Sports Committee

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Arnold Lane works in progress

Arnold Lane closure in place until Summer 2022

You may remember from our last bulletin that a full closure of Arnold Lane has been in place since 23 March between its junction with Mapperley Plains and Linsdale Gardens. This closure was always planned once Colliery Way was open to traffic and will connect Arnold Lane to the new five-arm roundabout.

Construction teams have started work on this next phase of the scheme, and a 400m section of Arnold Lane has been taken up. Earthworks are also progressing well to form the new road where Arnold Lane is being realigned to connect onto Colliery Way. 

As part of these works, the junction of Arnold Lane / Mapperley Plains / Gedling Road will be upgraded, and so temporary three-way traffic lights will be in operation throughout the closure. You may have noticed that the traffic refuges on Mapperley Plains have been changed and relocated, which is all part of the junction upgrade and refurbishment.

Diversion routes are also in place using Colliery Way, the A612 and Colwick Loop Road, and we have installed additional signage to show these routes, particularly around Victoria Retail Park. The signs showing the approved diversion route from Gedling Village now have a square symbol, and the signs showing the approved diversion route from Mapperley Plains have a triangular symbol.

Remember, pedestrian access is being maintained along Arnold Lane via the existing footpath adjacent to the golf course so you can still walk through from Gedling Village to Mapperley Plains.

We want to say thank you for your continued patience whilst we work on this project.

Travelling from Mapperley Plains into Gedling Village…?

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We’ve heard that some traffic wishing to travel towards Gedling Village from Mapperley Plains is using Nottingham Road to make a U-turn and then travel onto Burton Road.

Until the new tie in with Colliery Way and Arnold Lane opens from the new five-arm roundabout, local traffic, excluding HGVs, can exit Colliery Way at the Lambley Lane junction as an alternative to travelling to the end of Colliery Way and then making a U-turn on Nottingham Road.

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St. Swithun’s Church Bell Ringers

The combined bands of St Swithun’s and St Wilfrid’s churches have been working together to provide bell ringing for services and weddings at both churches. This arrangement has been of benefit to the churches and both the bands of ringers.

We are now running two learners’ practices at Woodborough, one on Tuesday evenings at 7.30 pm and the other on Friday mornings at 9.00 am.  Both are at present on tied bells, that is silent ringing; but when our learners have achieved good control of their bells, we shall be using open ringing because listening to the sound is an important part of learning to ring.

St Wilfrid’s practice night is on Mondays starting at 7.30 pm.

Anyone in either village who has missed out on visiting our bells and finding out about bell ringing, is welcome to contact me to arrange a visit. Telephone and email details are below.

If you would like to join in this sociable and satisfying activity, please do get in touch with me.

Stephen Smith
Tower Captain

Tel.: 07817-979-390

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