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“Just Sing!” at St Swithun’s Church for “Carols Around the Tree”

The “Cheesy Christmas Jumper” competition at the “Carols Around the Tree” event

Just Sing! Woodborough Ladies Community Choir 

“Just Sing!” have had a busy but festive few weeks! We have sung to several hundred people this Christmas time- at Woodborough Light Switch On, a WI event in Hoveringham, Timmermans Garden Centre (twice), Carols Around the Tree at St Swithun’s Church in Woodborough, a community event in Arnold and our sell-out concert on 4th December!!!
We have loved every minute and wish everyone a very Happy New Year!
Thank you to those who have supported us this term.
Why not come and join us – we are always welcoming new members.
We have experienced choir members and complete beginners – no experience necessary (you don’t need to read music).
Tuesday evenings 7.30pm – 9.00pm at St Swithun’s Church, Woodborough
£4 per week

For more info, email or ring our choir leader, Cate Cadman


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Did Santa Bring a Drone?

With Santa delivering many drones over the Christmas period, and remembering the tremendous suffering of travellers at Gatwick Airport, it is important to know the laws applicable to the users of these miniature aircraft.
Essentially your your legal responsibilities are:
To understand that the operator is legally responsible for every flight
To keep your drone in sight at all times – stay below 400ft
Not to fly your drone over a congested area, you must not fly within 50 metres of a person, vehicle or building not under your control
Ensure any images you obtain using the drone do not break privacy laws
You should never fly a drone near an airport or close to aircraft. It is a criminal offence to endanger the safety of an aircraft in flight
From 30 November 2019, all owners drones that weigh at least 250g will have to register with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and take an online safety test. Anyone who fails to register or sit the competency tests could face fines of up to £1,000.
Over the Christmas period a drone was seen flying at low level, up and down Roe Hill, with the camera directed at the rear of houses. The drone was completely out of sight of the operator who was relying on the radio link to the on-board camera. This was breaking privacy laws and was a danger to people and property in the event of equipment malfunction or operator error.
Please ensure that drones are used responsibly and within the law.

Woodborough Town Lands Charity

Charity number 241520

This Charity exists to provide financial assistance to residents of Woodborough who find themselves in financial difficulties. If you think that you need financial assistance, or you know somebody who needs help, please make an application to the Trustees.

Your application will be treated in the strictest confidence. Please contact any of the following:

Alan Bates of 1 Ash Grove Woodborough   0115 9653291

Laura Wardle of 119 Main Street Woodborough 0115 9653072

Geoffrey Parkinson of 1a Main Street Woodborough 0115 9654551

Rosemary Wood of 19 Sunningdale Drive Woodborough 0115 965 3103

Woodborough Carpet Bowls Club

Looking for some fun and light exercise on a Friday evening? Then look no further!

We meet every Friday (starting at 7.20pm) in Woodborough Village Hall to play carpet bowls. We don’t take it too seriously, so absolute beginners are welcome. Your first visit is free so you can give it a try at on us (if you decide to join, it’s just £5 annual membership plus £2 per attendance).

We currently have members from Woodborough, Arnold and Calverton, but wherever you live, we’d love to see you.

Want to know more? Then give Kate a call on 0115 9652376.

Help make a difference to Gedling people

We need more Personal Assistants (PAs) in Gedling to provide care and support to adults who struggle with daily tasks such as:

  • personal care
  • domestic care
  • shopping
  • leisure activities
  • social activities.

PAs play an important role in supporting the people they work for by helping them to live independently and remain in their home and community. They may support older people, people with mental health needs or physical / learning disabilities.

Anyone who is interested in this flexible and rewarding career can join our ‘Support with Confidence’ scheme – an accredited list of PAs who have had free online training and background checks.

Find out more and apply to be a PA: 

or phone 0300 500 8080

or email