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Woodborough in Bloom

As the summer sunshine starts to fade and the days get shorter ,we begin to think about our Autumn Winter planting plans. Although with care and continuous deadheading the summer plants should last throughout September as the wonderful Bowser Team continue to water 2/3 times a week. Thank you all so much for your support.

Also may we thank the few residents who have very kindly taken on the watering of the planters near their properties, this has really helped the Bowser Rota.

The team have been giving some thought as to how we could involve a few more helpers with the planting and upkeep of the troughs and planters throughout the seasons,  especially helping to deadhead the plants. We would appreciate any offers of help.

Enjoy the last few weeks of summer.

Jan, Elizabeth and Jane
The Woodborough-in-Bloom Team

New greetings cards for sale in Woodborough Village Shop

Handmade cards with contemporary designs by Deborah Bliss are on sale at £2 each in Woodborough Village Shop shop.

All profits will go to National Garden Scheme charities which include MacMillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK, Parkinson’s UK, Mind and many more.

Notts Mental Health Hotline

If you know anyone who is not coping well with things at the moment it could help to let them know about this helpline, run by Turning Point.

The number is 0300 555 0730. It is available from 9.00am – 11.00pm 7 days a week.

Message Sent By
Bob Vaughan-Newton (NHW, MSA, Gedling North)

Lambley Historical Society

Unfortunately all events remain cancelled until further notice.

Woodborough Flood Risk

You can download the latest information from the Environment Agency by clicking HERE.

Woodborough Local History Group

Our next Local History Group meeting is on Thursday, 16th September in the newly decorated and updated Institute. The speaker is Paul Reed who has researched the history of Private Road.

I expect that it will be a fascinating talk not to be missed especially if you are a Woodborough resident.  I also expect that there may be members and visitors who will be able to add more interesting insights and information.

We start at 7.30pm – to celebrate being able to start Local History Group again – this talk is free! There are spare seats available so come along,  phone me on 0115 9652489 to book one.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Brenda Chapman

Over the Rainbow Parkinson’s Support Group

The Group has now moved to Southwell Town Bowls Club.

We expected membership to fall after not meeting for so long. Although some of our hardier members had met up outdoors wrapped in blankets, the group had mainly depended on phone support. We have found ourselves in the surprising situation of needing a larger venue as membership has reached a record high. Luckily Southwell Town Bowls Club proved suitable for our needs and the August meeting took place there.

We decided to forego our usual format of Drink, Activity and Buffet lunch and let members relax and chat. Rather than members bringing food for the buffet Lynda provided pre-packed refreshments and drinks and delicious cupcakes baked by Carol. The Clubhouse proved ideal for our needs and the beauty of the club grounds and park was a bonus. Another nice aspect of the meeting was getting to meet 17-year-old Nottingham schoolgirl volunteer Ruby. She has held phone chats with some members during lockdown, so it was nice to meet her face to face.

Member organised lunches are proving a real success. It is Danny’s turn in September so he is hoping the Carpenter’s Arms at Walesby will prove to be equally popular. We are looking forward to the Physiotherapy Weekend at the Nottingham Village hotel in early September.

To know more about this friendly, independent group please contact Michael & Sandra on 01636 812399 or email

We now meet from 11.00 – 1.00 on the 2nd Saturday of the month at Southwell Bowls Club, Bishop’s Drive, Southwell, NG25 0GD. Just £1 per person and a plate of food towards the lunch.