Late News

Woodborough in Bloom

Please join us for coffee on Thursday 7th September  10.30 --12.30
At Thorneywood Cottage  Foxwood Lane
Coffee £3         Raffle and bring & buy cake stall

Your support is much appreciated with our fund raising .
We have won our section of the Best Kept Village and are
now through to the final 
4 of the judging for the Best in Notts.


As the nights start to close in so sadly vandalism returns to Woodborough.
Last night (Friday 1st Sept) the beautiful planter in the prominent position on the corner by the Governors' Field was vandalised .
We are so close to the final judging for the best in Notts and proud of our village.
Please if anyone knows about this would they let the W in Bloom team know.

Jan Turton



Just to make you aware I've just watched (tried to catch him but wasn't having any of it) a dog run from the Woodborough way to the top of Bonner Hill and into the woods at the top of the hill. Brown terrier type, definitely looked like it came from Woodborough. Had no collar on and was very scared.

Emily Baker.

Woodborough Horticultural Society

You can see a list of the winners from Saturday's show (2 Sept) by clicking HERE.

Diary of a Show


For me, and I suspect for most actors, I don’t really “inhabit” a character until I pull on the costume, whether that be a three-piece suit or a pink string vest and a tutu (don’t ask) !!

Over the years, the Burton Joyce Players have won much praise, and several prizes for their costumes, this mainly down to a wardrobe mistress with an eye for detail as sharp as the needle on her sewing machine.

Once the director has decided upon the overall look of the play, there follows a process of consultation and collaboration with the wardrobe mistress to see what is possible. The Players have an extensive wardrobe running to many hundreds of garments, but even then there may be a need to make, alter, buy (hurrah for charity shops) or in the last resort, hire in costumes. As far as Wind in the Willows is concerned, the principles all have their costumes with Toad getting a custom made suit.

At the time of writing, rehearsals are going really well. The main actors are getting to grips with their lines and the chorus is in fine voice. As you can see, Toad’s car has been made, filming is almost complete for the projection sequences, sound effects are being sourced and work will soon begin on scenery painting. This is the last diary entry before the show and I hope you have enjoyed these little insights into our efforts.

The Wind in the Willows is on at Burton Joyce Village Hall

7.30 Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th October,  

Matinee performance at 2.30 on Saturday 28th Oct.

All tickets are £8 and will be on sale from 25th September at

Delights, Main Street, Burton Joyce

The Book Case, 50 Main Street, Lowdham

And online NOW at

Patrick McDonough

A Message from Lowdham Parish Council

It is clear that there is a group of travellers who are moving from site to site in this area. We know that some of those on Lowdham playing fields now were on the field by Lowdham Church earlier this summer. Some have come directly from Carlton Forum as there was an eviction order for them to leave there by 7.00pm last Sunday (3rd Sept).

Lowdham Parish Council is already taking steps to source temporary barriers to protect its land whilst a more permanent solution is sought. These will be deployed as soon as the travellers leave the playing fields.

It is highly likely, therefore, that they will seek another site nearby and we urge everybody who owns land or industrial units to urgently review their security arrangements.

We are hosting a cake sale and coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support

Friday 29th September

at Four Bells, Woodborough, NG14 6EA

10.00 - 12.00

We hope you can support our event and help

us to raise money for this incredible charity

Antonia Shearstone, Sarah Spurry & Gaynor Smith

Woodborough Parish Council

The Parish Council meets next Tuesday, September 12th in Woodborough village hall. You can view the agenda here. 


Jan Turton has requested that villagers to be vigilant as Woodborough Parish Council has been warned that the travellers (who were previously in Lowdham) may be on the move.

They have been seen around Woodborough Church, which is now locked, and a van has been parked across the entrance to Woodborough playing fields to prevent unauthorised access.

Brian Leafe

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of well-known Woodborough figure, Brian Leafe, on Saturday 2nd September 2017, aged 84.

The funeral service will be held at St Swithun's Church, Woodborough on Monday 25th September at 11.00am, followed by interment at Woodborough Cemetery.

By request, family flowers only, please. There will be a collection in the church after the service, and donations will be used to provide a new wheelchair for the patients on Bramley Ward at Nottingham City Hospital.

For further details contact Calverton Funeral Service, 20 St Wilfred's Square, Calverton (Tel 0115 965 5588).

Lowdham Horticultural Society

On Sunday 24th September, Lowdham Horticultural Society will be heading to Normanby Hall Country Park. Managed by North Lincolnshire Council, Normanby Hall Country Park is a beautiful 300 acre estate set in the heart of North Lincolnshire. The park offers the perfect backdrop to a day out, with impressive gardens, wildlife, a full schedule of events, walks and trails through the woodland, and a gift shop and café. The Hall and Farming Museum are open from 1.00pm to 5.00pm so you can wander around them too.

The cost of the trip is very reasonable at £16 for LHS members and £2O for non-members (this includes transport and entry into the country park). It would be great to take a coach full and all are welcome. I ask for payment in advance as the tickets need to be pre-purchased.

Departure time is 9.00am from the clock on Main Street in Lowdham at the end of Ton Lane. Return approx 5.30pm.

If you would like more details or to join our visit, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Nicola Macdonald
0115 9665201


Tuesday evenings 7.30 - 9.00pm meeting at St Swithun’s Church, Woodborough. Starts Tuesday 19th September 2017 Community LADIES ONLY choir (sorry Gents…) open to girls from year 9 upwards too.

We sing loads of different kinds of music ranging from traditional, pop, folk, gospel, and musical theatre! We are a new group who want to have fun singing together and socialising.

Our musical director, Cate Cadman, is a music teacher and choir leader with over 20 years experience. No audition required.

Pop along to one of our rehearsals to see if you’d like to join! We would love to have you there!

Call Cate on: 07717 582507
or email
£3 per week