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Purse Found in Woodborough

A purse has been found and handed in to Woodborough Post Office.

If you have lost a purse, please call in (and describe it for security purposes) to recover it.

Eric Ward

It is with sadness that we report the recent passing of Eric Ward, lifelong Woodborough resident, on 8th May, aged 86. 

Loving husband to Enid, loving father to David, Angela and Stephen.

The funeral service will take place at Gedling Crematorium, Catfoot Lane at 11.30am on Friday 25th May.

No flowers please, but donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society or Stoke House Nursing Home via Calverton & District Funeral Directors

Temporary Traffic Lights
on Epperstone Bypass

There will be temporary 2-way traffic signals on the Epperstone Bypass from Tuesday 22nd May at 8.00pm to Wednesday 23rd May at 6.00am which may cause some delay in your journey.

The work is due to the replacement / calibration of speed cameras.

Enquiries to: Aimee Ramsden, Roadsafe on 01924 360868.

Emergency contact: Roadsafe on 01924 360868.

Police Warning

A smart middle aged man in white track suit with yellow diamonds on arms is making a nuisance blatantly asking for money and going around trying car doors in Calverton.

Information supplied by Police Community Support Officer.

You are advised to be vigilant.

Theere is a Police Surgery on Monday May 21st 3.00pm – 5.00pm at Calverton Library if anyone has any issues they wish to raise.

Darlton Gliding Club

Darlton Gliding Club are holding a flying evening on Friday 18th May.
Why not come along and experience a flight in a two seater dual control glider with a fully qualified BGA instructor, even take the controls if you wish.

Flights cost £30.00 which includes one month’s temporary membership enabling you to return during the following month and get a taste of club life.

Gliders use the natural energy in the sky to provide lift and it is truly like flying with the birds. Darlton Gliding Club is the only gliding club in Nottinghamshire and is located near Tuxford, approx. 20 miles to the north. We have a 1300m long runway, hangers and clubhouse.

Why not come along, have a flight and afterwards enjoy a drink in our clubhouse bar. Further details from John Salvin, 11 Sunningdale Drive, Woodborough on 9652986 or look at 

“Once you have tasted flight, you walk the earth with your eyes turned forever skyward, for there you have been and there you long to return” – Leonardo Da Vinci

“Scope” at Woodborough PO & Shop

On Monday 7th May, the charity “Scope” will be setting up a stand in Woodborough PO & shop from around 11.00am.

Click on the video below to find out about the work that Scope does for people with a disability.

Temporary Closure of Governor’s Field, Woodborough

The Governors’ Field will be shut from Tuesday May 8th for a week for works to remedy some of the erosion on the mounds and around the trampolines, and to lay turf.

Works will be undertaken by HAGS contractors at no cost to the parish. Once the works have been completed, some of the playground will continue to be fenced off for a number of weeks to allow the turf to establish itself. The Parish Council apologises for the closure.

Woodborough Village Hall Bookings

The annual Village Hall regular bookings meeting will take place on Thursday May 10th at 6.30pm prompt in the Village Hall committee room.

Every group which has a regular booking must send a representative to confirm its booking for 2019. Please also bring a copy of your public liability insurance certificate.

Woodborough Community Association Village Cleanup

Please note that due to a certain couple getting married on Saturday 19th May, volunteers for the Woodborough Village Cleanup will now meet 30 minutes earlier than planned (now 9.30am) at the village hall car park. Work is now planned to finish at 11.30am.

In Memory of Brian Leafe

The family of Brian Leafe are holding a Hog Roast on Saturday 5th May at the Nags Head in Woodborough. We were wondering if you could mention this on the Woodborough Web please.

We are doing this in memory of Brian and to say thank you to everyone for their support over the past few months. We will be serving from 5.00pm.

There will be no charge but if people want to make a donation then all monies raised will be given to the Notts and Lincs Air Ambulance.

Also Woodborough Community Association will be unveiling a bench that they have bought in memory of Brian, which will eventually put on the cricket field where Brian spent many a happy hour with his wife Mavis watching the local cricket team.

News from Salterford House

The Drama department at Salterford House school,  Calverton, is in the spotlight after sweeping the board at a National Drama Competition.

The cast of 6-11 year olds performed an extract of the play, “Macbeth – a Musical adaptation” at the Independent Schools Drama Festival in Hertfordshire. The children performed in front of a delighted audience and a very enthusiastic and experienced adjudicator along with twenty schools from around the country.. They walked away with awards in all three categories: The Oxford House Award for Best Production; the Outstanding Performance in a Musical Production award for William Mason (age 11 for his impressive portrayal of Macbeth); and the Nancy Griffiths Award for excellent staging and ensemble storytelling.

David Farmer, adjudicator, said, “William Mason as Macbeth gave an excellent monologue. Other actors were also very strong, including Charlotte Hall as Lady Macbeth. The use of the Witches as a chorus brought an eerie atmosphere to this sophisticated Junior production.”

This musical adaptation by Julian Chenery from Shakespeare4Kidz allows pupils from a young age to enjoy and understand the language and stories from the bard through music, dance and dramatic performance.

The greatest accolade for the school was the developing talents and growing confidence of children who had never stepped foot on a stage before. The desire of the whole cast to be the very best they could be meant that each individual gave 100% so that they could be proud of their performance.

It was a truly  spectacular performance and an amazing opportunity for everyone involved.