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Found this little buddy this morning (Fri 23 Aug) about 9.00am on the way in to Manor Farm on the footpath.  I hope he can be recognised and claimed soon.




Just wondered if anyone in Woodborough has smelled an unpleasant smell in the village?

We live near the Nags Head, and all day there has been a nasty acrid smell in the air. It’s not just muck spreading…..

I have been in touch with Gedling Borough Council, who seem to be powerless to investigate, unless I know where it’s coming from…

If you or the readers have any information/ideas, please let me know or please contact Gedling Borough Council, Anthony Oseland, Tel 0115 9603656.

Kind regards


Chairman Gerry with Christine Huston

Parkinson’s Support Group

Nottingham City Hospital Physiotherapist Christine Huston gave a very interesting talk about the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease and how Physiotherapy can really help.  She bemused everyone by handing out various items such as DIY kit and vegetables.  It all made sense as she explained why, and how, it is possible to slow down the progress of PD by improving lifestyle.  Keeping hydrated, eating healthily, keeping body and brain active, relaxing, taking on new challenges and understanding your personal symptoms won’t cure PD but will make life easier. 

We expected a dry, informative talk but were surprised how much humour Christine brought to the subject. It is lovely that generous people like Christine are willing to give their free time to help a small independant group like ours.  Chairman Gerry thanked Christine and gave her a plant.

Thirteen members enjoyed a Sunday Carvery meal at Rufford Park Golf Club organised by Michael.  As members are drawn from a wide area the system of individual members organising a meal in their locality makes life interesting.

Member Janet Hays and her late husband Stuart were passionate about the need to  find a cure for PD. This month their daughter Lauren, with help from her family, in-laws and friends, held a Coffee and Cake event and raised over £1,400 for Parkinsons UK Research projects. OtR members who attended enjoyed the many wonderful cakes on offer.  Well done Lauren.

If you would like to know more about this friendly independent group contact Michael &  Sandra on 01636 812399 or email

We meet from 11.00 – 1.00 on the 2nd Saturday of the month at Reach UK, Prebend Passage, Southwell NG25 0JH. Just £1 per person and a plate of food towards the buffet lunch.

Campaign to Protect Rural England

Best Kept Village Competition 2019 (sponsored by Wilkinson)

Round 2 Results 2019

Section A

The winner was Farnsfield with Radcliffe on Trent as runner-up. The other finalists were Farndon and Lowdham.

Section B

The winner was East Markham with Rampton as runner-up. The other finalists were Shireoaks and Woodborough.

Section C

The winner was Caunton with Everton as runner-up. The other finalists were Oxton and Papplewick.

Section D

The winner was Normanton on Soar with Wysall as runner-up. The other finalists were Carlton on Trent and Plumtree

The winner in each category will receive:

  • A cheque for £125
  • A framed certificate
  • An attractive iron and oak sign to be retained for one year

The runner-up in each category will receive:

  • A cheque for £50
  • A framed certificate

Wilkinson ‘Best in Nottinghamshire’ Award

All four category winners – Farnsfield, East Markham, Caunton, and Normanton on Soar – will be entered in the final stage of the competition, the ‘Best in Nottinghamshire’, which will take place in September or October. The winner will receive £1,000.


Peter Holland

County Organiser

Campaign to Protect Rural England