Late News

Win a Family Visit to Nottingham Playhouse

Nottingham City Transport have 6 sets of 4 tickets to give away to “Fup”, a big-hearted uproarious modern fable about family, love and nature set in a weird and wild Cornwall, at Nottingham Playhouse on Friday 28 September 2018, 19:30.

Featuring live, foot stomping music, quacking puppetry, and Kneehigh’s infamous electricity and charm, Fup is a story like no other!
Suitable for adults, teenagers and adventurous children aged over 10.

For your chance to win, enter our prize draw before 16:00 on Wednesday 25 September 2018 by visiting

Lost Socks?

A Woodborough resident, whilst walking her dog in a field near Westfield Lane, found a child’s sock.

A little further on, the other one of the pair was found!

If these belong to you, and you would like them back (now kindly washed by the finder!), please email your name and phone number to .

A message from
Woodborough Cancer Research

I wonder if you could help me out by putting something in Late News for me?

Someone rang me for two tickets for the Posh Tea and I thought she said her name was Linda Taylor.

I have since mislaid her number and it is not the Linda Taylor I thought it was, so I can’t get the tickets to her. Could this lady contact me on 9652463?  Just a chance she may pick it up.

Many thanks,  Kathryn

Temporary Traffic Lights

There will be temporary traffic lights outside no 78, Lowdham Lane, Woodborough on Friday 14th September between 8.00am and 5.00pm.

The work is required to replace a manhole cover and frame.

In case of emergency contact Sean Harkin of Amey for Severn Trent Water on 07718 320848.

St Swithun’s Church Bell Ringers

I have just received an update on the progress of the Ringing Remembers campaign to recruit 1,400 new bell-ringers in time for the centenary of the end of The Great War.

The good news is that the number of registered ringers has reached not just the target but an amazing total of 1,700 people.

Ringing Remembers is the campaign officially endorsed and sponsored by HM Government and is encouraging half-muffled ringing for the 11am Act of Remembrance in this its Centenary Year, followed by open ringing later in the day to mark “Battles Over”.

We have been marking the centenaries of all those from Woodborough who went to fight in France and did not return home. We shall be ringing for the last three soldiers from our village during October. We shall also be joining in the celebrations to mark the end of the Great War on November 11th.

Stephen Smith, Tower Captain

Tel. 07817-979390


Tour of Britain in Woodborough

BBC’S Mark Dennison and Woodborough cyclist Simon Hall outside the Nags Head, Woodborough, preparing a radio interview about the Tour of Britain’s visit to Woodborough on Saturday 8th September.

The interview will be broadcast on the mid morning show on Radio Nottingham on Thursday (9.00 – 12.00, 6th Sept).

Mark interviewed Eric Simpson, Linda Taylor and parish councillor Margaret Briggs. 

More about the Tour of Britain
Saturday 8th September

More information about the race has been received (some of which you might have already seen).

Click Stage 7 West Bridgford – Mansfield ETA to see the individual stages (unfortunately the organisers appear think Lowdham is spelled “Lowden”!).

You can also clickTour of Britain Roadworks Bulletin to see the rolling road closures which will be in force on the day – obviously the exact times depend on how fast the competitors are pedalling!

Don’t forget that I need your pictures from the  day – just send them to