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Woodborough Shop and Post Office
Under New Management

Brijesh and Jayna Patel

As you will probably be aware, Woodborough’s village shop and Post Office is now under new management.

Brijesh and Jayna Patel have recently moved to this area from Watford and, when their builders have finished, will soon be living in Cotgrave.

Brijesh has worked in retail for many years and Jayna’s previous career was in the area of asset investment management, but this is their first foray into running their own business. Exciting times!

In due course there will be a number of changes including extending the shop area to allow a wider range of items to be stocked. The first of the new ranges – pick & mix for the children – is already up and running, and proving popular.

The shop’s association with Spar will not be continuing, with Brijesh using his own extensive experience in product purchasing to get the best deals for the customers.

There are also plans to install a coffee machine, and redesign the shop front, along with many changes in product lines – fresh, locally baked baguettes and bread, greetings cards & gift wrap, sandwiches, locally sourced eggs and milk, cut flowers, and more wine and beer deals.

Brijesh and Jayna are passionate about making the shop successful and popular, so why not pop in and meet them – they’ll make you most welcome.

Remember – USE IT OR LOSE IT!

Woodborough Flood Wardens Praised

From our kitchen window we have been able to see the stalwart work that our Flood Wardens have done in controlling the traffic on Main Street when once again our village succumbed to flooding on Easter Monday.

We are sure that everyone would agree that we owe them all a debt of gratitude for giving up their Bank Holiday to ensure that villagers were able to pass through with as little disruption as possible.

R & T Hanson


The Woodborough Cancer Research committee held their Annual Ladies Lunch on April 18th attended by 133 ladies who dined on salmon, new potatoes, coronation chicken and salad followed by lemon roulade and fresh fruit salad. They were then entertained by guest speaker Sheila Dibnah who talked of her life with ‘Steeplejack Fred’ which was full of hilarious anecdotes about her eccentric life with her famous late husband.

Now, if you’re wondering why Sheila came along with a big spanner, the story goes that Fred wouldn’t hear of having flowers at their wedding reception and instead each table had a spanner as the centre piece (imperial measurement of course!). In fact, Sheila didn’t carry a bouquet down the aisle she carried that very spanner tied with ribbons which you see in the photograph – One of the many humorous anecdotes which saw her speak for over an hour with the time passing so quickly as she kept us entertained with one story after another.

A big thank you to our supporters who helped us raise £3,484.12 in one afternoon !



Venue:  Rushcliffe Country Park – Sunday 20th May 2018

Time: 11.30 start  –  Check in:  From 10.00am

Distance: Approx. 5K

Cost: £5.00 per dog (Humans free)

As last year I am planning to take part with Ada and wondered if any other dogs and owners would like to join us. It is a great occasion in a pleasant environment and an opportunity to raise money for Cancer Research.  Last year I got sponsorship from family and friends and had a really nice day out.  If you would like more details please contact Kathryn on 965 2463.

You can also visit the “Bark for Life” website HERE.

Murder Mystery Evening

Friday 6th July (with Woodborough Players)

Woodborough Village Hall – 7.30pm
Ploughman’s Supper and Licensed bar

Tickets £10 available from Alison Vernon (0115 9654183)

Musical Evening

Saturday 8th December – Woodborough Village Hall
More details to follow

Gas BBQs and Gazebos Needed for St Swithun’s Open Day

Do you have a gas BBQ or a gazebo that you could loan to your church for a one day event on Saturday 16 June? We can collect the day before, and promise to take good care to of every item loaned to us.  

If you can help, please contact Tony Mellor:

Mobile: 07793 551442,


To make you smile…

Photos forwarded by Andrew Ball