Late News

UPDATE Friday 24th May

As many village parents are aware, some small pieces of glass were found in the soil in the play area on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Parish Council is very grateful for the vigilance of the parents who spotted the small pieces of glass and took action to report it quickly.

We have taken action to cordon off the affected areas, the tunnel mound and the House on the Hill mound, to avoid any contact with the contaminated soil.

We have reported the matter to the installers, HAGS SMP. Mark Grace, the managing director of HAGS SMP, has given his personal assurance that they will resolve this issue for us, and that he will press for an urgent conclusion.

The safety of play users is paramount, and sadly the sight of 2 of our most popular play items being closed off (once again) will persist until further notice. The Parish Council apologises to all of our village children and is keenly aware that next week will be one of the busiest on the calendar for the Governors’ Field.

We will continue to provide updates via the WPC website and Woodborough Web, and thank everybody for their understanding.

Woodborough Governors’ Field
Thursday 23rd May 2019

We’ve had a call about some glass that has been found in the soil covering the “Tunnel Mound” on Governors’ Field, Woodborough.

The parish council has been informed and Cllr Colin Starke has inspected the site and removed any glass that was discovered.

The soil covering the Tunnel Mound will be inspected in more detail, but in the meantime,  Cllr Starke recommends that parents take extra care in case further glass is found.

Woodborough Annual Meeting of the Parish

The Annual Meeting of the Parish takes place on Tuesday 21st May at 7.00pm. Please join us at 6.30pm for refreshments.

Cllr Pat Woodfield is the new Chairman of Woodborough PC and will chair the meeting, but this is a public rather than council meeting.

It’s a great opportunity to find out what’s happening in Woodborough and to put forward any ideas for improving the village.

View the agenda HERE.

Parish Councillor Vacancy

Following the recent uncontested election, we have one vacancy on the Council, and the PC wishes to co-opt one new member.

Anyone interested in becoming a Parish Councillor should write to Averil Marczak (the Clerk) by 5th June 2019 expressing their reasons for wishing to join the Council.

Applicants will be invited to the meeting of the WPC on 11th June, to speak briefly about their interest in the role and their skills and experience.

You are welcome to contact the Clerk using the details below to ask questions and discuss the role.

To apply, write to:


4 Knighton Rd, Woodthorpe, Nottingham NG5 4FL

Averil Marczak, Clerk to Woodborough Parish Council,  tel 8498195

Tour of Britain 2018

As you may have noticed the Tour of Britain Best Dressed Village sign has been installed on Woodborough’s Governor’s Field.

Notts County Council have arranged a photocall for Friday May 10th at 6.00pm on Governors’ Field.
If you were involved with decorating the village, including the people who decorated their own property, and would like to be in the photo, please just turn up.

You will be asked to sign a media consent form which will allow NCC to send the photo to the media and use it on their own website.

Any queries please contact Margaret Briggs email

Children’s Glasses Found in Woodborough

A Pair of children’s glasses have been found on the Woodboroough football pitch (Saturday 4th May) and have been handed in to Woodborough Shop & Post Office.

Thanks to Martine for spotting them!

It’s that time of year again! In readiness for being able to defend our title of Best Kept Village again this year we have arranged a Village Tidy Up Event on Saturday 4th May.

Please join us at 10.00am at Woodborough Village Hall. The event may include some weeding, sweeping, cleaning and painting so dress appropriately. Any time you can spare would be most appreciated – the more the merrier!

If you can’t make the event, please try to ensure the front of your own property is clear of weeds and litter to help Woodborough retain its title and keep the village looking lovely. Judging starts in June.

See letter on the Letters Page

Temporary Traffic Lights

From the morning of Tuesday 30th April until Saturday 4th May you may be held up by temporary traffic lights around Foxwood Lane, Bank Hill and Main Street, Woodborough, due to repainting of then white lines.
The good news is that the work will be taking place in the middle of the night, between 2.00am and 6.00am, so you’re probably not going to be affected.
In case of problems contact Rob Gambles of Tarmac Hightway Services on 07713 651547.