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Woodborough Main Street Resurfacing

As you will probably know, after a very long period of disrepair, resurfacing will be taking place on Main Street, Woodborough starting from Monday 23rd October. Please note that this is not a full resurfacing operation, but a patching up of areas of serious damage.

After receiving the original notification, which appeared to indicate that the whole of Woodborough would be isolated for an entire week, I am happy to report that the situation is not quite that serious!

A letter has been sent to all residents of Main Street (but not to the many affected side-roads) showing the daily locations of the work.

I have been assured that the closures in the letter are the "worst case scenarios" and that, in practice, the individual areas of work will be relatively small, and will move during each day. Furthermore, on-site traffic marshals will do their utmost to allow residents to leave and return to their homes / businesses. This assistance will not extend to through traffic.

You can download a copy of the letter HERE, and I suggest that you print out a copy for reference during the week of the work.

Any last minute changes to the plans will be sent registered readers, so if you haven't already done so, get your name on the list by emailing "Please register me" to woodboroughweb@gmail.com .

Editor

Get Up & Go: events for the over 50s

Six events are being held in Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe to encourage people to ‘Get Up & Go’ as part of National Older People’s Day (1 October).

The County Council is working with partners to offer the sessions which will give older people the chance to try out Tai Chi, chair-based exercise classes, get healthy living advice and vital home safety tips.

The events will take place on:

  • 26 September (9.30am – 1pm) at Park House Health Centre, 61 Burton Road, Nottingham, NG4 3DQ
  • 28 September (10am – 2pm) at Carlton Forum Leisure Centre, Coningswath Road, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 3SH

Councillor Stuart Wallace, Chair of the Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee, said: “By keeping active and making simple lifestyle changes, people can make a positive difference and help to stay fit and well for longer. We hope that these events will encourage local people to try out new activities and meet new people.”

The full programme of events is available at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/falls . You can also find information about local exercise courses, free home hazard assessments and some tips to prevent falls.

DONATIONS URGENTLY NEEDED!

Although it’s somewhat fallen out of the news the refugee crisis throughout Europe continues to worsen.  Calais Refugee Aid volunteers are making regular visits to France and Belgium to provide aid and medical assistance to refugees, young and old, men, women and children-many of whom have lost everything.

I am collecting donations to go out to these people.

Things urgently needed include:

Medical  supplies: paracetamol, rehydration sachets, antihistamines, anti-fungal creams/athletes foot treatments, lice treatments, gaviscon type tablets/antacids, dressings etc.

Non-perishable food items: chickpeas, kidney beans, tinned potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, rice, lentils, halal tinned food, pasta, long-life milk, tea, coffee, cooking oil, salt, sugar...

Toiletries and sanitary items (including nappies)

Clothing - clean and in good condition (especially men’s coats/jumpers) and good condition shoes.

Blankets and towels

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)

Another load of aid on the way from kind residents of Woodborough - by the time you read this it will be in France. Thanks to everyone who donated - please keep up the good work!