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Woodborough in Bloom

Unfortunately this will be the last report on the Woodborough web of Woodborough in Bloom, as sadly Michael Dobbs is giving up as editor. The team thank Michael very much for his time and hard work he has given to the village in producing the web for us all each month, and to his wife Kate his proof reader and helper. We will miss greatly the way we have been able to keep the village up to date with our plans and the plea for donations – Thank you so much Michael.

A Date for Your Diary

Woodborough in Bloom Open Garden and Coffee morning at The Manor Main Street Woodborough by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Richard Close

Saturday 11 th June 2022  10.30am – 1.00pm
Tickets £5 available from the Woodborough in Bloom team and The Post Office
or tel 9652860 (Jan )
Raffle, cake stall and jams, tombola and a beautiful garden to enjoy.

We now move up a gear as the bulbs and pansies fade and we start to plant our summer bedding, which I hope you will find spectacular as we also celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

We have some new helpers on board along with our existing loyal team of planters. We are delighted to welcome Beccy Webster as The Four Bells have very generously sponsored the towers in the Governor’s Field, and John has taken over the flower bed at the Gym and the Bay Trees, along with  the Church having a new wooden planter.

Thank you to David Cartwright and helpers who will be busy with the Cuprinol smartening up the troughs and planters. Also we have 3 new members for the bowser rota and Jill Hicking has kindly joined our committee.

The new support is greatly appreciated following my pleas for help over the last few months. I can reassure the village Woodborough in Bloom will now hopefully continue to give you planting to enjoy for a few more years.

Please support our coffee morning and enjoy the wonderful summer ahead.

Finally a big thank you Michael.

Enjoy the spring sunshine
Jan, Toppy and Jane

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)

Over the Rainbow Parkinson’s Support Group

Musicians Bernard & Jill Blackwell entertained the members at the monthly meeting. It took Bernard several trips to bring in his instruments – an accordion, 3 Concertinas, guitar, Welsh bagpipes, Northumbrian bagpipes, and a pair of bones (knackers). Jill had an easier time as she only had her flute and dancing clogs to bring in. On previous visits to the group Jill has always needed to bring a piece of wooden flooring to dance on but the Bowls Club has a lovely wood floor which proved ideal.

Jill and Bernard chose a programme of music to best suit the various instruments and explained the differences between the 3 concertinas and 2 sets of pipes. The knackers are made of bone and are like spoons in the way they are played. The concertinas are beautifully decorated, and the Welsh bagpipes had unusual cow horns. It was a shame to call the musical interlude to an end, but we had a lovely buffet waiting and we were pleased our wonderful entertainers could join us for lunch.

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

We 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.