Late News

Revisions to Opening Hours of Woodborough Governors’ Field

Much to the relief of children, parents and grandparents, the Parish Council re-opened the Governors’ Field on 24th July but with access restricted to 12am to 6pm Monday to Sunday. Due to the COVID-19 situation and the Government guidelines on re-opening of play areas, it was necessary to allow time for our volunteers to clean down the play equipment before opening each day, as well as weekly safety inspections and ground maintenance by the Parish Council.

Although all these activities are continuing, we have decided that from Monday 24th August we can open from 10am to 6pm all week. Special thanks to our volunteers for making this possible.


Published 22/8/20

Harry Shotton 1930 – 2020

Harry Shotton, a Woodborough resident since 1968, sadly passed away on June 1st, in the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle. His family were the first residents of the Pinfold Close development, and maintaining his independence to the end, he continued to live there after the death of his much loved wife Marion in 2016. Harry celebrated his 90th birthday in early March with friends and family.
He joined his daughter in Cumbria the day before lockdown, and had a most enjoyable couple of months in the unusually fine weather, before sadly having a stroke at the end of May. The cremation was held in Carlisle under the strict lockdown regulations, so no doubt there will be local friends who would have attended the funeral under normal circumstances, and acquaintances who sadly may not even be aware of his passing.
Hopefully this notice will go some way to letting people know what has happened.
Caroline Graham

Published 18/8/20

Gedling Council teams up with Nottingham Forest FC to launch summer of events for young people

Gedling Borough Council is launching a range of activities with Nottingham Forest Football Club aimed at young people in the borough. The Premier League Kicks programme will be taking place in parks and open spaces in Newstead, Netherfield, Arnold, Daybrook, Warren Hill, Bestwood Village and Gedling Village throughout August.
The events have been organised with Nottingham Forest Community Trust who deliver outreach programmes aimed at young people aged 14+. The aim of the sessions are to engage, inspire and educate young children and adults, using the power of football and the value of sports participation to help hard-to-reach youngsters in some of the most high-need areas.
All of the events will be Covid-19 secure and places must be booked in advance through the website.

Below is the full list of events taking place around the borough.
14th August 5-8pm Newstead Village, Recreation Ground, NG15 0BU
15th August 10-1pm Netherfield, Jackie Bells Field, NG4 2HQ
18th August 5-8pm Newstead Village, Recreation Ground, NG15 0BU
21st August 5-8pm Arnold, King George V Rec, NG5 6NE
22nd August 10-1pm Daybrook, Queens Bower Rec, NG5 5RB
25th August 5-8pm Warren Hill, Muirfield Road Rec, NG5 9QR
28th August 5-8pm Bestwood Village, The Square, NG6 8TS
29th August 10-1pm Gedling, Jubilee Park, NG4 2SH

For more information visit or on the council’s website

Published 14/8/20

Woodborough Village Hall Car Park

The Village Hall car park will be re-lined on Monday 17th August. When this work has been completed, the car park will be re-opened.

Please do not park at the car park before the lining work has been carried out.

Published 14/8/20

Woodborough Parish Council

The Parish Council is doing a survey regarding the potential removal of some of the trees in the Governors’ Field. Our aim is to improve the health and appearance of the trees that remain. Please let us have your views by clicking HERE.

Published 12/8/20

Brian Harris

On Saturday 1st August 2020 Brian Godfrey Harris lost his life due to a heart attack at home.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you all to celebrate his life on Thursday 20th August 2020 at 11.30am at Gedling Crematorium.

Also there will be a guard of honour through Woodborough village to anyone who would like to show their respects in a socially distanced way.

Betty Harris

Published 9/8/20

Woodborough Village Hall Car Park
Extended Closure

The Village Hall car park works have taken a day longer than

Due to the hot weather that is now forecast, we will be keeping  the car park closed for a few more days to avoid any vehicle inadvertently damaging or weakening the surface.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Published 7/8/20

Woodborough Art Group
Virtual Art club!

As Lockdown continues and scares of the resurgence of the virus are reported daily, virtual art clubs like the one Woodborough Art Group have using on Whats app are becoming more and more important.

For the members of Woodborough Art Group the what’s app challenge it has been a lifeline that has helped members get through isolation, fear and loneliness imposed upon us. The huge benefit has been the art produced through the challenges has gone from strength to strength. Every member has improved significantly their range of skills their composition and creativity. Each weekly challenge sets new perimeters on use of colour, different mediums and creative thought as well as knowhow and techniques.

It is amazing the level of commitment from members and their dedication. We are planning to hold a full exhibition of the art work produced during lockdown. The details are not finalised yet but hopefully later in the year we will have a clearer idea of venue and timescale. As an Art Group we are always looking for new members and if you would like to get involved please e mail us at or telephone Jenny McKenzie, Secretary on 07380 668745.

Here is a piece of work by member Sue Ricketts painted to illustrate a poem “Boy and his Dad” by Edgar A Guest.

Published 3/8/20

Nottingham Butchers Golf Cancellation

Owing to the Current Covid 19 pandemic with particular concern for our meal after the event I have decided to cancel this years event.

Look forward too see you all next year.

Best wishes
Phil Chambers

Published 3/8/20