Late News

Woodborough Post Office

Click HERE to see a letter from Post Office Limited regarding the temporary closure of Woodborough Post Office.

Click on poster above to visit our website

The Institute

Due to the retirement of the Institutes trustees and in order that the facility continues, as of September 3rd  2019 the new trustees are:


Paul Berrisford        07932 345865

Les Warner              07902 691479

Patrick Smith           07484 110031

Linda Taylor             07703 326913

Richard Whincup    07976 806320


David Burgess who has done a sterling job maintaining the working of the Instituter for many years, will still assist,  to ensure a smooth take over of duties for the new trustees.

All new bookings and any queries regarding current bookings to Richard Whincup.

Suspicious Activity in Woodborough 

A message from one of our readers:
A man has been going door to door this evening (Wed 4th Sept) in Woodborough, saying that he is from Shell Energy and trying to get people to switch energy supplier. He may be perfectly legitimate; he was very nice and looked professional. After a brief conversation with my husband, where the man said he “wasn’t allowed to leave without information about our gas and electric usage”, he asked first of all to come in so he could put his iPad down. Then he said his 4G wasn’t working and asked if he could use our WiFi network instead. Again, it may have all been perfectly innocent but I thought it would be helpful to remind people never to allow strangers onto their WiFi network under any circumstances, as this access can easily be abused by a fraudster who would even have to be in your house in order to use it at a later point.
This man and his friend called on me as well tonight (4/9/19) and went away reluctantly when I refused to engage with them.
Don’t ever give cold callers any information and certainly don’t allow them in – Editor

Woodborough Art Club

Please note that the date for the “Experimenting with Modern Icons” workshop poster initially published showed the incorrect date. The replacement poster (Page 9) has the correct date of 24th October.

Dog Found

Margaret Kirk writes:
Whilst walking on Shelt Hill this afternoon (Saturday 31st August) we were stopped by a lady in a car who had found a large, white, long-haired Lurcher-type dog by itself on the busy Epperstone by-pass, near the Shelt Hill roundabout. She had managed to get the dog into her car and was making every effort to trace its owner. The dog seemed quite friendly and well looked after, but had no collar.
The lady gave her mobile number as 07711 955168, so please call her if you have any information.
Hope there can be a happy ending to this story.

Are You “Plastic Aware”?

There’s been a lot of concern lately about the problems that plastic waste is causing to the environment – particularly the sea on which we all depend.

A trio of committed and passionate women in Calverton have organised a special “Pop-Up” event to encourage the wiser use of plastic. The Event will be held at Calverton Village Hall between 10.00am – 3.00pm on Sunday 1st September.

All proceeds will go to the charity Surfers Against Sewage.

The hall is right next to the lovely park in Calverton (on Park Road), there will be a café running all day, and the following wonderful selection of stalls:

🌿 Frankies toybox wooden toys
🌿 Savvy-Goods – Beeswax wraps
🌿 The Bookcase Lowdham
🌿 By Bravery Beard Balm
🌿 Waste Less Shop – you can pre-order items from them
🌿 Vegan Suds Company – soaps, shampoos, candles
🌿 W Coleman and Son – local milkman
🌿 Honey Bee Melts – scented wax melts
🌿 Claire’s Crafts
🌿 Belle and Olive – Textile and Mixed media art
🌿 The Birds and The Bees Stonepit Honey
🌿 “Reuse and Recycle” – children’s crafts
🌿 There will also be displays and stalls on easy plastic free swaps you can make in your home, as well as information on the charity Surfers Against Sewage
🌿 Raffle with some great prizes!
🌿 There will be food available throughout the day by Harry’s Cafe

There’ll be lots of information and swap ideas that you can take away so do “pop in” and show your support for improving the environment for our children and grand-children.

Learn more about “Plastic Free Calverton” on page 8 of this month’s issue.