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Woodborough WI

Our W.I. meeting will be on Monday February 18th. Our speaker is Lesley Taylor. Her talks is entitled “Veolia Recycling – Lesley Taylor Talks Rubbish”
It is an open meeting so visitors are very welcome to come along. Even better, there will be no charge! Find out what should be recycled and what shouldn’t!!!
The next walk is on Monday 4th February. Meet at the Village Hall at 10.00am with cars, as it will be a car share. We will be going to Gunthorpe.
The Friendship Group will be on Tuesday February 5th at 2.00pm.
The next committee meeting will be at 7.30pm at Jenny’s on Tuesday, February 5th.

Woodborough Feast Sports
Annual Planning Meeting
28 Feb 7.00pm in the Institute

Feast Sports 2018 was a wonderful event, and even though it clashed with an England football match (we changed the start time at the last minute) the event went ahead on a beautiful day.  Many thanks have to all who helped on the day, the people who turn up to take part and the bell ringers for the annual Feast Sports peel.

As usable in January our thoughts turn to the forthcoming year’s event. 2019 is no exception and the first stage is holding the annual planning meeting. This is the chance to join us in  deciding what we will do this year, what stays the same and what changes (for example should we always start earlier) we should make.

We always welcome fresh ideas and would like to see some new faces help us with the planning. so if you have any ideas about what you would like to see in 2019 then please come along or if you can’t but have ideas phone Aidan on 0781 5030554 or Annie on 07947 94035 


The company Feast Sports use for First Aid has closed its doors as the main people have retired. This leaves us with a hole to fill.  Before trying the others in the market we want to give the opportunity to be the First Aider at Feast Sports to someone in the village or who is a friend of the village. If you are a first aider then please let us know. All we ask for is a few hours commitment each year. If this could be you then please phone Aidan on 0781 5030554 or Annie on 07947 94035 

Woodborough Bridge Club

Established in 1986 – Affiliated to the EBU

Celebrating 30 years of Bridge

Woodborough Village Hall   –   Thurs 6.45pm for 7.00pm start.


If you are a potential bridge player and possibly interested in joining a club, why not come along and give us a try?

We meet in Woodborough Village Hall on Thursday evenings at 6.45pm.

For more information get in touch or see our website (details below).

Please contact Jane (0115 9652595)  or

St Swithun’s Church Bell Ringers

We are pretty pleased with ourselves. Over the last month we have advanced the quality of our ringing on Sunday mornings to a better consistency of rhythm and we have raised the bells in peal. That is good because it is one of the trickier exercises to get right. Now we just need to get the lowering of the bells into better shape!

May we remind you that we are still open for new ringers to join us. Indeed, we have been joined by one just recently and he is happily able to spare an hour on some weekday mornings to learn the skills required. He is making good progress and should be ringing with the band very shortly.

I shall be very pleased to help you learn this traditional English art. Lessons are free! They can take place weekly or more often if you wish to make faster progress. Starter lessons can be arranged at a mutually suitable time and when the basics are mastered you would join the rest of the band to advance your new skills.

You will be welcome to visit at our Thursday practice sessions at 7pm, or on Sunday mornings before the service, or come for a guided visit to see our historic bells. Just give me a call beforehand to confirm the best time.

Stephen Smith, Tower Captain
Tel 07817-979390