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Governors' Field, Woodborough


Photos by Michael Dobbs & Averil Marczak. To pause the slide show move your cursor over an image.

After many holdups along the way Woodborough's G.R.E.A.T. committee arranged a great (get it?) day for the children of the village with the re-opening of the Governors' Field after a complete refurbishment of the play equipment.

On Sunday 29th October, an estimated 250 residents attended to see local paralympic champion cut the ribbon, sign autographs and pose for photographs.

The children were also provided with free snacks, with hot coffee and tea warming up the adults on a sunny but cold day.

The old steel swings are now history, having been replaced with ultra modern, wooden framed equipment.

As well as the old favourites such as slides and swings, the new design includes a buggy friendly (hold on tight!) roundabout, two ground level trampolines, a climbing wall, zip-wire, snake and much more. All were given a thorough workout by the children, who seemed to give the whole project the thumbs-up!

The G.R.E.A.T. committee and Woodborough Parish Council are to be congratulated on creating a valuable asset for the village, which has already proved to be a great hit.


Thank you for the fantastic response we've had to the refugee aid appeal. I took another car load over yesterday (the 4th full to the brim load!) to the Nottingham drop off. This time not only were we able to send aid destined to Calais and Belgium but we were also able to send baby supplies, baby clothes and Moses baskets from Woodborough residents to the Mesopotania charity supported by the refugee aid team. These will be shortly be delivered directly to those infants landing on Greek beaches to try to make their precarious start to life a little safer, healthier and more comfortable.

The Calais Refugee Aid team have now extended their mission further to help those refugees living in some of the worst conditions known to man after fleeing persecution and genocide in Burma. Rohingya people remain in grave danger. Those that have escaped to the refugees camps in Bangledesh are living in squalor and face disease and starvation. 
Calais Refugee Aid has already been out to help including setting up a sanitation project with other charity workers. If you feel able to continue the fantastic support for this charity from the village by donating or would like to know more please check out the justgiving page:

or donate directly:

Collections for the European refugee camps continue but concentrating on Food, medical supplies, warm good quality winter clothing, coats and (winter suitable) shoes as well as baby suplies.

Thank you once again for the generous support offered so far by Woodborough residents it really is making a difference.

If you would like to donate, even if is just a simple packet of paracetamol or can of beans, there is a collection box outside 30 Holme Close, Woodborough.

(Alternatively if you would like to help but require collection please contact Anna on 07740307949)