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Community Association

Past events:

CANCELLED Shrove Tuesday Pancake races

Unfortunately this traditional annual event was cancelled by the Headmaster due to the inclement weather conditions.

Forthcoming Events

AGM and WCA monthly meeting March 6th

Our Annual General Meeting is open to all villagers and will be followed by our normal monthly meeting on the same date. Why not come along and find out what we are all about –we are a charity set up to support the Village and always welcome new faces. We open up at 7.10pm for a drink before the meeting begins at 7.30pm.Meeting will take place at the Institute on Roe Lane.

Spring Cinema night at the village Hall–March 17th

We are planning to show “Paddington 2” (cert PG) which was released in UK cinemas in November.

“A delightful sequel that will charm audiences of all ages” A lovely feel –good family friendly film .Doors  open at 3.30pm  for a 4 pm showing .Look out for the posters .Tickets will be available to purchase from either of the two pubs or the Spar Shop priced at :

 £4 adults, £3 concessions and under 16s, Family ticket £10 

Coach Trip to Bridlington  –May 16th

Places are still available to book .Please call Carol Tansley direct on 9652721 .Tickets are priced at just £ 12 each.

Dates for your diary

Autumn coach trip – September 19th will be visiting Lincoln.

Monthly Bingo- Fancy a change on a Friday night?

This takes place at the Institute on the third Friday in the month –the next game will be Friday 16th March at 7.30 pm.

Email –        Phone -0115 9654158

Website –   Facebook – WCA

Mapperley & Arnold Rotary Club

The recent Rotary Quiz Night raised £653.84 for Hayward House.

The Woodborough GREAT Team

The Woodborough GREAT team is holding a fundraising Quiz Night in the Village Hall on Saturday 10th March. They are hoping to emulate the GREAT success of their previous Quiz; the proceeds of which went towards the cost of our magnificent new play park which Richard Whitehead was kind enough to open in October.

As a thank you to Richard, the GREAT team is planning to donate 50{98327b781480677abea0c529d7eae6e18c8bef3a9eb860c4c5eaaad7876dce63} of the profit from the forthcoming Quiz Night to his favourite charities, Wish Upon A Star and Sarcoma UK, with the remainder going to any future expenditure on additional play equipment.

The Quiz will follow the successful format of their previous one with teams/tables of 8, light supper and nibbles included in the £10 per person admission. There will be a raffle and, of course, a licensed bar with pints, plonk and prosecco. You can rely on the GREAT team to make this another thoroughly enjoyable evening, 7.00 for 7.30pm and finishing at 11.00pm.

Tickets can be obtained from:

Ian Brown  07870 690686  (Pre-School/Class 2)

Margaret Briggs  07752 028527

Colin Stake  07831 105608

Plastic, Plastic Everywhere!

There’s Plastic, Plastic everywhere,
It’s in the oceans and the atmosphere,
Fish are consuming it in their diet,
I’m going to help to rectify it.
I won’t buy fruit and veg wrapped in plastic,
I’ll shop with a cloth bag, that would be fantastic,
If we all got on board a million fold,
It would surely  make a difference so I’ve been told,
Please won’t you join me in my quest,
And help if you can just be my guest,
Even small steps will help put thing right,
For the future generations we need to stand up and fight.
I know it won’t be easy, I hear what you say,
But we’re destroying our planet, at the end of the day.

Rosemary Chambers


Lowdham Village Hall is the main place to be in March for concerts with second appearances in the village by The Manfreds and Scottish band Skerryvore. Both have been sold out for a while.

There are just a few tickets left for the appearance of Bronwynne Brent at the Old Ship Inn on Wednesday 14th March. It’s not often that the Warthog team book an artist to play for three consecutive years, but Bronwynne is such an exceptional talent that a third booking was too hard to resist.

Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, this American roots song- writer has the kind of stop-in-your-tracks voice that sounds like Southern sunshine.

Though her album, Stardust, was recorded in Seattle, it’s the kind of album that could only come out of the South. There’s a hint of Delta blues behind the ache in her songs, a glimpse of honky-tonk twang, an echo of riverboat can-cans, a whiff of Morricone, and an atmosphere of the darker side of country songwriting.

Harkening back to the glory days of Lee Hazlewood and Gram Parsons, Brent’s songs tap into the dark undercurrent of country that starts with old Appalachian murder ballads and continues to today’s current crop of psychedelic country songwriters.

For more information on the forthcoming programme, visit

Tickets from Mike & Jacky Hoare T/N 0115 9663596