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Woodborough Community Association

It’s here! Woodborough Community Association have created a whole new logo for use in our publications and future promotional materials.

We asked online for ideas and the artwork above is based upon the artwork submitted by The Woodborough Art Club. We love this image as it is representative of Woodborough and created by a local interest group. We were than approached by CODE Print who offered to produce the logo for us, free of charge. Thank you to all who have helped this become a reality. 

The Woodborough Beacon, created by members of The Woodborough Community Association for the Millennium, has recently had some much needed, renovation work, kindly funded by The Parish Council and completed by Charles Wardle. The final stage is to reinstate the WCA sign on it and we can’t wait to see this new artwork in place very soon.

On behalf of the current WCA may I take this opportunity to thank Michael Dobbs for all his support, patience and skill in producing the Woodborough Web. It has become a vital part of our advertising over the years and we are grateful for all his support.

Jubilee Weekend

On 6th February this year, Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.

To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, we have a series of events taking place in Woodborough over the four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June.

Thursday 2nd June Lighting the Beacon 9.45

A beacon chain, once used as a tool for communication, has now become a symbol of unity across towns, borders, countries and continents. In 1897, beacons were lit to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. In 1977, 2002 and 2012, beacons commemorated the Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees of The Queen, and in 2016 Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.

On 2nd June 2022, more than 1500 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories, and one in each of the capital cities of Commonwealth countries in recognition of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Watch Woodborough’s Beacon being lit at 9.45pm.

View of the Beacon Lighting for the Diamond Jubilee in 2012 from the bell tower of St Swithun’s Church with thanks to Tower Captain Stephen Smith

Friday 3rd June Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trail

Is it a trail? Is it a game? Is it a story?

It’s, all of the above! In association with Woodborough Parish Council and local businesses within our village, the WCA will be hosting The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trail. This free, family friendly experience, is open to everyone to participate in up to 12th June. Use your phone to enable augmented reality to bring to life seven characters from Buckingham Palace who are visiting Woodborough for a day out.

QR codes will be placed around seven locations within Woodborough. Start by simply scanning the first QR code then watch the characters come to life in augmented reality and take your selfies with them. As you spot each of the seven characters around the village, engage with the story and answer questions to choose how your trail progresses. You’ll get to learn about a different decade in Her Majesty’s 70 year reign from each character.  Once you’ve collected all 7 stamps you’ll be rewarded with the conclusion to the adventure and be able to take selfies you’re your digital prize badges ‘pinned’ to yourself. More details coming soon………….

Saturday 4th June 5-11pm

Did you catch them opening our Summer Fair last year? Fronted by our WCA trustee Stewart, Woodborough’s very own band 2Down will be playing all your favourite songs from across Queen Elizabeth’s reign at the Four Bells from 5pm. Later in the evening the guys will also be helping the Four Bells staff to show the BBC’s Platinum Party at the Palace in stereo and on a big screen. Keep an eye on The Four Bells website for further details.

Sunday 5th June 12-3pm Sports Field behind Village Hall The Big Jubilee Lunch


Bring your table & chairs, food & drink, flags & bunting & most important of all – your friends & neighbours to our Big Jubilee Lunch on Sun 5th June, 12-3pm on the sports field behind the village hall.

Recall music and major events from the last 70 years whilst you chat & eat. Enjoy the 1950’s themed fair attractions with Swing Boats, Hook a Duck, Coconut Shy, Skittles & of course a Bouncy (Windsor) Castle

Keep the children entertained with our family games – Can you find all the Queen’s corgis in our Corgi Trail, or will you win the Crown in Musical Thrones. Enter your teddy in the Teddy Bear’s Fancy Dress Competition or enter yourself to become Woodborough’s very own Town Crier & open our Summer Fair in July.

Don’t want the hassle of making up your Big Jubilee Lunch? No problem, ready-made Jubilee Picnic Boxes will be available to pre order from the Four Bells.

Come dressed to impress in your Crown/Tiara or just wear Red, White & Blue – see you there.

Summer Fair 16th July 1-5pm

Save the date – this year’s Summer Fair is shaping up to be our best one yet. We have a great range of local stalls selling food and drink alongside crafts and gifts, a non-stop programme of fantastic entertainment from big brass bands to amazing aerial gymnastic displays and of course all your favourites like the family dog show.

We still have some stall spaces left so if you wish to discuss booking a place for your stall please contact Kerry at who will be happy to answer any questions you have, but please don’t leave it too late. Last year we ran out of spaces and had to turn some local organisations and businesses down. Keep up to date with all our events via the Woodborough Community Association Facebook page, the Woodborough Village Facebook Group or our website

Dates for your diary – 2022

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June

Coach Trip to Salford Quays – 19th May

Summer Fair – 16th July

Coach Trip – tba

Fireworks – November 5th

Christmas Lights Switch On – 2nd December

Quiz Night  – tba