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Lowdham Lane, Woodborough (from its junction with Old Manor Close) will be closed for a distance of 130 metres in a South-Easterly direction from 8.00am on Monday 16th July for work by Severn Trent Water. The road will reopen by 5.00pm on Wednesday 18th July.

The contact person at Severn Trent Water is Sally Watson on 07825 058462.

The Upton Duck Race


The annual Greet Upton Duck Race and barbecue takes place on Sunday July 15th and the organisers are expecting a bumper year of fast-floating yellow plastic fowls racing on the famous river course near Upton Mill.

The action starts at 1200 on Sunday 15th.  Ducks are £5 each and can be purchased in advance from the Cross Keys pub in Upton (closely associated with Mallard Brewery) or from the Flower Pod in Southwell. If anyone purchases more than four ducks, they’ll also receive a special duck to decorate and enter into the highly-competitive Fancy Duck Race.

There’ll be drinks and barbecue food on sale by the River Greet, prizes for the winning ducks, plenty of parking, and all profits from the event will be divided between Upton Cricket Club and Reach’s Flower Pod charity at Brackenhurst, where adults with learning disabilities are able to work with local people to grow and sell cut flowers.

Start buying those ducks now. Sunday riverside entertainment that fits the bill!

Data Protection
What’s all the fuss about?

The laws around data protection recently changed (GDPR), meaning that we must have your explicit permission before we can put your name on our email list. To keep within the law, we recently asked all of our registered readers to re-register.

Unfortunately some readers omitted to tick the “Email” permission box on the form, so whilst they are on the list, we can’t legally email them!

If you think that you re-registered, but didn’t receive an email notification of the publication of this edition, please email the editor on with the message “Please put me on the email list”, and we’ll sort it out for you.

Sorry for all of this fuss, but you’ll appreciate that we have to keep within the rules!

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To make you smile…

I just got asked the time by a British Gas repair man.
So I told him it was between 8am and 1pm!


Just back from the doctor he told me I have hypochondria.
I can’t believe it, not on top of everything else.


England are 12/1 to win the World Cup.
For those of you that do not understand betting, if you put a £10.00 bet on at 12/1…you will lose £10.00.

Forwarded by Andrew Ball
(with apologies to England fans!)

Woodborough Methodist Church

It is now over 12 months since the Woodborough Methodist Church was closed, apparently due to financial reasons.

In that time there does not seem to be any evidence of sale, renting or development, and the general appearance has gradually degraded, as will happen with any unused and neglected building.

In view of this, I contacted the local Circuit Administrator for Nottingham East Methodist Circuit on 12th June and received the following reply:

“I have forwarded your email regarding plans for Woodborough Methodist Church to the Circuit’s Superintendent Minister as your query is not one I am able to answer.

He will be contacting you in the near future to give you more

I will keep readers informed of any news – Editor

‘Just Sing’ Ladies Community Choir

Our choir is all about loving singing! We enjoy all sorts of music – pop, musical theatre and lots more.

Performances include the Church Open Day in Woodborough on 16 June, a concert at St Swithun’s on 19 June, supporting the WI and a range of Christmas events.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays 7.30-9.00pm, St Swithun’s Church, Woodborough.

If you’d like to come along you’ll be really welcome. Please contact Cate on 07717582507 or