Late News

Important Notice

Due to the closure of St Swithun's Church in October, for roof repairs, we have had to cancel PlayChurch on Wednesday morning the 11th October. We thought we had found another venue, but unfortunately, this is now unavailable to us.  The normal pattern will be resumed in November.

Shirley Turner


An evening with Gary Bell – ‘Animal QC’ 

Wednesday 22 November 2017 - 7.30pm (doors open 6pm)

At:   the s p a c e - Arboretum Street, Nottingham  NG1 4JB

As part of our Rotary charity fundraising this year, we are holding this special event to raise funds for local charities but in particular ‘Hayward House’, which I am sure you will know is the hospice, based in the grounds of the City Hospital.

We are delighted to introduce to you a Nottingham lad ‘who dun extraordinarily good’ in a one man show at the brand new performing arts centre at the Nottingham Girls’ High School.

Gary Bell grew up in the St Ann’s slums in the early 1960’s, he moved to Cotgrave with his coal mining family and left Toot Hill comprehensive school  at 16 with no qualifications.

He enjoyed being a renowned football hooligan in The Mad Squad, alongside the likes of Paul Scarrott, during the Nottingham Forest ‘glory days’ of Brian Clough. During the first four years of his ‘employment’ he worked down the pit (but was afraid of the dark); trained as a fireman (sacked); a bricklayer (sacked); a lawn mower mechanic (sacked); a pork pie packer (bored) and a gaming machine technician (arrested and convicted for defrauding said machines!). Then off to France as a homeless drifter.

Less than 10 years later, he qualified as a barrister at law and later ‘took silk’. He now has an entry in ‘Who’s Who’, is also an award winning stand-up comic; world class debater; author and presenter of his own show on television!

As you can imagine he has an amazing, preposterous and hilarious story to tell! Please consider coming to see him, therefore supporting Hayward House to continue with its special and highly valued work.

Woodborough Bin Collections

As you will be aware, there are planned closures of Main Street, Woodborough, for week commencing Monday 23rd October for resurfacing.

You may have been wondering about bin collections whilst all of the disruption is happening.

Fortunately, one of our readers, Geoff Harrington, has been in touch with Gedling Borough Council who have stated that "if the road closures cause any bin collections to be missed, they will return until the collections are complete".

Thanks to Mr Harrington for letting us know.

Did You Deliver a Package to Doverbeck Drive?

Could whoever put an item of value through our letterbox on Doverbeck Drive on Wednesday Oct 4th please contact me on 07858 190459, as I think it has been delivered to the wrong address.


Work on our new play equipment is nearing completion, with the turf and grass seed taking root nicely. The finishing touches are the improved access at the entrance and the new gates arriving shortly. At last our beautiful Governors’ Field will re-open on Sunday 29th October.

World Record Paralympian Richard Whitehead MBE, our distinguished close neighbour, has kindly agreed to cut the ribbon at the Governors’ Field at 1.00pm.

Woodborough Parish Council would like to again thank everyone for their patience and hope that you will come to enjoy the opening and the GREAT new play equipment!

A sad message from Edwina Pogson who, until a few years ago, lived on Pinfold Crescent, Woodborough...

It is with great sadness I must tell you that my elder son, Jim, died recently after 3 years of suffering cancer. A great loss to the family but thankfully with my return to Cornwall I was able to enjoy him and Shelly his wife, being close by these last years.
In the circumstances I hope you will understand if I request no Christmas cards please. We shall not be celebrating the festive aspect of Christmas this year. Thank you.

My regards to all my ' old ' friends in Woodborough.


Iain Blackman writes: Not sure if kids have just left their bikes in the dyke (Woodborough Playing Field) whilst going elsewhere or if they have been pinched and left there to be collected later in the dark. (15th Oct)

(Now sorted - Ed)

Cancer Research UK

A huge thankyou to all those of you who supported our recent Fashion Show. It was a lovely evening with such a pleasant atmosphere and we were grateful to Catherine for supporting us. A grand total of £891.00 was raised, a very creditable amount which will go to continue the fight against Cancer. We couldn’t do it without  your support so once again thank you!

As you may be aware, we are holding a Christmas Fair in Woodborough Village Hall on Saturday 4th November (10.30am - 2.30pm). We are planning to have a table selling jigsaws.  If you have any COMPLETE and in good condition jigsaws which you are happy to donate, please contact Alison (9654183) or Kathryn (9652463) and we will be happy to collect. Thank you.                                                

Woodborough Bus Service During
Main Street Repairs

A special timetable will operate during the work - you can download it by clicking HERE.


The church clock has been stopped as no access is allowed for winding during the present phase of the roof repairs. Normal service will resume when the works are completed - Stephen Smith

Ring Found

A distinctive gold coloured ring set with stones has been found on Woodborough Village Hall Car Park this morning (October 18th).
If you think it belongs to you please phone 0115 965 5654, supplying details.