Late News

Christmas Comes Early in Gedling 

Due to popular demand, Gedling Borough Council has extended its annual free bulky waste collection and it will begin this week instead of in January.

The Council is offering a free collection of large household items to all residents, subject to availability and on a first come, first served basis. The first collections will initially be collected on Saturdays only until January when residents can choose weekday collections up until the scheme ends in February.

To take advantage of this limited offer, residents need to visit www.gedling.gov.uk/bulkywaste and enter their address and details of the items to be collected. The system will then tell them when the next free collection is available.

This scheme is an extension of the council’s annual bulky waste amnesty which normally starts in January however, the council have decided to bring it forward and offer more collections between now and February.

The aim of the free service is to reduce fly tipping and to allow residents the opportunity to get rid of unwanted large items which would normally be chargeable. Collection dates are limited and residents must book in advance on a first come, first served basis and any collection is subject to availability.

To book a collection visit www.gedling.gov.uk/bulkywaste or call Customer Services on 0115 901 3901.

Temporary Traffic Lights

There will be temporary 2-way traffic lights on Foxwood Lane (Woodborough / Calverton near the allotments) between 8.00am and 5.00pm from Tuesday 27th to Thursday 29th of November.

Severn Trent Contact details:

Enquiries – Geoff Wilson on 0330 1234911
Emergencies – Duty manager on 0800 7834444 or 0845 6003372

Woodborough Community Association

invites you to join in Woodborough’s “Battle’s Over” celebration to remember the fallen who gave so much for us.

Governor’s Field, Woodborough 
6.45pm Sunday 11th November

Gather under the beacon for:

6.45pm

Poetry readings & the placing of 24 poppies in honour of the 24 fallen from both world wars.

6.55pm

The last post.

7.00pm

Lighting of the beacon as part of the national chain of beacons.

7.05pm

St Swithun’s Church bell ringers ring for peace.

 

Hot drinks and biscuits will be served on the field during the ringing of the bells.

Meeting of Woodborough Parish Council
7.00pm 13th Nov at the Village Hall

The Parish Council meets next Tuesday, November 13th.
View the agenda here.

Nottinghamshire County Council has announced its best dressed towns and villages from last month’s Tour of Britain, when dozens of local communities embraced the international sporting event by transforming their villages and towns for the day.

Miles of bunting, flags, yellow bikes and creative displays helped celebrate some of the world’s top cyclists racing 215kms through the county.

The winners are:

Woodborough and Newstead village ( joint winners for the Gedling district)
• Bilsthorpe (Newark and Sherwood)  
• Plumtree (Rushcliffe) 
• Tuxford (Bassetlaw)

To mark the achievement, there are plans for the five winning villages to be presented with a special Tour of Britain plaque.

And a new economic report commissioned by the national organisers, also revealed that the Tour of Britain cycle race boosted the Nottinghamshire economy by £4 million –  up £0.6 million on the previous year’s event.

Organisers also confirmed that around 250,000 visitors lined the 215km route – an increase of 40,000 compared to last year’s turn-out.

Thank you to all of the Woodborough residents who worked so hard to win this award.

St Swithun’s Church Bell Ringers
Ringing on Sunday afternoon, 28th October.
Why?

Our bells were ringing on Sunday afternoon at the request of a visiting band with connections to the former state of Czechoslovakia to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its proclamation as a sovereign state.

The band rang a method not previously performed so that they could name it appropriately as Czechoslovakia Bob Minor. One of the ringers was born in Czechoslovakia.

Bells were also rung in Bath and London to celebrate the centenary. A generous donation to the church repair fund was received from the ringers.

Stephen Smith
Tower Captain