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Save the Date
Woodborough Open Gardens

All profits to NSPCC
Sunday 24 June 2018

If you would like to open your garden next year or be involved with this fantastic village event, please get in touch with Lynne Morgan. or 965 4745

Woodborough Wetland Scheme

Unfortunately the Woodborough Wetlands flood mitigation project will not go ahead. Woodborough Parish Council has worked to explore alternative avenues that might have salvaged the project but these were unsuccessful.

Woodborough Parish Council is enormously appreciative of the tremendous efforts made by the Environment Agency to try to get this project off the ground and will continue to work with them.

The statement from the Environmental Agency is shown below.

As you will already be aware, in January 2017 we held an event at Woodborough Village Hall regarding our outline plans for a wetland area on land off Bank Hill, in Woodborough village. Since then, we have continued to discuss the proposals with the landowner to finalise a design.

The proposed wetland would have remained in the ownership of the private landowner. The Environment Agency would have taken on maintenance of the critical flood defence aspects of the scheme, with the remaining parts being maintained and managed by the landowner. We had continued to work with the landowner to finalise the design and maintenance plans. These schemes require partnership working and agreement from both sides. Initially it looked like it could work really well, but as the scheme progressed we were unable to reach a resolution that would satisfy both parties and as such we are unable to progress this scheme further.

We are disappointed not to be able to construct this wetland and will continue to explore other opportunities in the future.


As the nights start to close in so sadly vandalism returns to Woodborough.

On the night of Friday 1st Sept the beautiful planter in the prominent position on the corner by the Governors' Field was vandalised .

Please, if anyone knows about this would they let the Woodborough in Bloom team know.

Jan Turton


Every Tuesday evening (in term time) 7.30 - 9.00pm, meeting at St Swithun’s Church, Woodborough. Community LADIES ONLY Choir (sorry Gents…) open to girls from year 9 upwards too.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the church being closed, our October 10th & 17th meetings will be in Woodborough Woods school hall.

We sing loads of different kinds of music ranging from traditional, pop, folk, gospel, and musical theatre! We are a new group who want to have fun singing together and socialising.

Our musical director, Cate Cadman, is a music teacher and choir leader with over 20 years experience. No audition required.

Pop along to one of our rehearsals to see if you’d like to join! We would love to have you there!

Call Cate on: 07717 582507
or email
£3 per week

Calverton and Woodborough Allotment Association

Our AGM is on Thursday 19th October at the new Calverton Village Hall in William Lee Memorial Park, Park Road, Calverton.  The meeting will start at 7.00 pm and our speaker this year is Frank Chambers who will be giving a talk about bee-keeping.  If you are entering the "Heaviest Pumpkin" competition the Hall will be open from 6.30 pm 'til 7.00pm when you can bring your pumpkin and have it weighed and displayed.  Prizes will be awarded for the three heaviest pumpkins. 

Members should have received their seed and potato catalogues and with these their allotment rent and membership renewal letters.  The criteria for judging of squash for this year's President's Cup are also included and the award will be made at the AGM.  Judging will take place in mid-September.

As in previous years, members of the committee will be available, in the Parish Council rooms, on the mornings of Tuesday and Thursday 3rd and 5th October to take both your allotment rent and Association subs.

Mike Hope  (Secretary)  0115 8458703