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Another Great Day for Woodborough

83 pictures from the day by Michael Dobbs
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On behalf of the NSPCC Doverbeck Open Garden committee; (all 20 or 30 of us) we would like to say a huge THANK YOU  for making the 2018 Woodborough Open Gardens a huge success.

Competing with both a cycle ride through the village and England playing a world cup match on the same day we were delighted with the support we received for our outstanding event.

Every detail was planned, from the garden owners getting their gardens in full bloom to the committee members, garden owners friends and family who helped with the build up. Cakes were baked, dough made for the pizzas, tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery, plants and gazebos all delivered – it was a huge team effort.

I am delighted to say that the event was once again a resounding fundraising success. We will confirm the total amount we raised for the NSPCC very soon – we are just awaiting a couple of final donations to come in.

Our Open Garden family has developed from a group of people who wanted to help the NSPCC into a group of friends who have worked together to achieve an amazing day for our beautiful village. 

We have already spoken to 3 or 4 villagers who have promised to open their gardens in 2020 and so our family is growing.

Watch this space for late news on how much we’ve raised and our June 2020 date is to follow – keep your diaries free!


It is the History Group’s Outing on Thursday 19th July for those who have signed up to go.

Meet at the National Justice Museum on High pavement at 5.30pm.

The National Museum is opposite St. Mary’s Church – three minutes away from the tram stop.


Well done Woodborough, we have got through round one and now face a second round of judging between 2nd July – 20th July. Let’s continue to keep the village looking its best. Perhaps neighbours could get together to do their immediate areas?

Many hands make light work, so  if everyone that can, ensures their immediate areas are tidy, we will be in with a chance to keep the BKV sign in the village for another year.

Linda Taylor

Nottswatch Public Perception Survey Results

It’s important that we monitor our performance and change the way we work, if necessary. We act as a voice of the public to inform the Police at the highest level and our Police and Crime Commissioner regarding your current issues and concerns.

In two short weeks this month 1,879 people took the time to complete our survey and assist us in this important role.

We are incredibly grateful to those that responded, thank you for your support.  As promised, we presented the findings and the attached report to both the Police & Crime Commissioner and Deputy Chief Constable Rachel Barber at our conference.

Download the Survey summary report here.

Both parties gracefully received the report and listened carefully as NottsWatch Vice Chair Paul Macey provided an overview of the results. We have not received a formal response to the findings as yet but will be requesting one on your behalf.

Headline Results:

  • 50% of respondents felt: “More crime in last 12 months
  • Rubbish and Drugs are the top concerns
  • 30% of “other” comments relate to Speeding and parking issues
  • Only 40% felt that the police understand their community issues
  • Only 58% have confidence in the police and 50% in the PCC
  • 426 respondents would like to know more about Neighbourhood Watch

The NottsWatch executive are working on a plan to notify local Coordinators about local people who have said they want to know more about Neighbourhood Watch so they can spring into action.

Thanks you once again if you completed the survey. We will be repeating the exercise next year and look forward to an improved picture and even greater response.