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One of the new planters at the village hall

Woodborough in Bloom

Unfortunately we have been asked to move the beautiful new planters at the Village Hall, they are exactly the same diameter as the towers they replaced which had been there for 16 years. We fully appreciate the reasons and look for a new position for the planters early in the New Year. Hopefully we can move the hanging baskets to either side of the doors to the Village Hall.

A New Year and a new treasurer for W in B . Toppy Hanson has kindly offered to take over as our treasurer from Elizabeth Short. I am sure you will all join with me in our sincere thanks to Elizabeth for looking after our accounts . Elizabeth will continue to be part of our active planting team.

We hope to hold our AGM in late February but under the current circumstances and restrictions we await to finalise the date.

The planters and troughs around the village are full of bulbs and will soon be poking their heads through the soil to give some colour and joy.

Keep safe, and have a very happy new year.

Jan, Jane and Toppy

Woodborough Flood Risk

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

Woodborough Local History Group

Our next meeting is on Thursday, January 20thth  and we are pleased to welcome Chris Weir who will be regaling us with “Secrets, Mysteries and Curiosities of Nottinghamshire

We start at 7.30pm in the Institute as usual.

We have an exciting programme for the year ahead and visitors  and new members will be very welcome to join us.

Membership is £6 for the year and £1 per meeting. Visitors pay £2 when they come for a meeting.

Perhaps joining Woodborough Local History Group could be a New Year Resolution – one that will be informative and enjoyable for longer than most New Year Resolutions!

We meet in the Institute on Roe Lane. We look forward to seeing you!

Brenda Chapman

Christmas lunch at Ramsdale Park Golf Centre

Over the Rainbow Parkinson’s Support Group

Lynda was the hard-working star of the December meeting. As well as preparing and serving Pie and Peas followed by mince pies and cream to 17 members, she also ran a Xmas themed quiz. She had been busy the night before wrapping boxes of chocolates for everyone. Southwell Town Bowls club had held a social meeting in the clubhouse the previous evening and had kindly left up their Christmas decorations for us to enjoy.

Our annual Christmas lunch at Ramsdale Park Golf Centre was the following week. To ensure our safety we had the upstairs room for our sole use with tables spaced out. Ramsdale staff and our members were asked to take a lateral flow test that morning and wear masks except when seated.

With 12 years of organising events for the group Sandra knew that there were always members who would not be well on the day. With the pressures and danger caused by Covid and the Omicron variant she had warned the chef to expect last minute cancellations. It was wonderful when all 29 turned up and everyone had a great time. The most special part of the event was having long standing group members Ernest & Meryl present as health issues had caused them to stop attending meetings and events some time ago so they came with

Chairman Gerry presented Lynda and Sandra with poinsettias in recognition of their efforts to keep the group going and increase membership over the past 2 years. He thanked the staff at Ramsdale for their work and helping our members with access to and from the venue.

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.

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.

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Bob Vaughan-Newton (NHW, MSA, Gedling North)