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Woodborough Horticultural

May I remind Members that 2018 subscriptions are due now? This year, they have been set at £6.00 per person. Your official programme will be issued in the next few weeks.

Our first meeting of 2018 is planned for Monday January 8th when we will be welcoming “Flower Pod”, part of the Nottinghamshire charity “Reach Learning Disability”. “Located just outside Southwell,” Flower Pod” is a horticultural-based facility which provides an environment where Reach employees, local volunteers and people with learning disabilities work together to produce and sell flowers, natural confetti and other products. The meeting will be held, as usual, in the Village Hall commencing at 7.30pm. Whether you are a Member or not, you can be assured of a warm welcome and refreshments! (£2 entry fee for non-members).

If you’ve not joined the Society yet, please give it some serious thought. We are one of the largest community groups in Woodborough and for £6 per person per year, we can offer great value for money and benefits including free entry to society talks and meetings; subsidised trips out; discounted seed scheme and much, much more! The Society is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society, The Daffodil Society and the National Vegetable Society. There is usually at least one event per month (except August, when the Committee take a well-earned rest!) and the chance to make contact with other locals who enjoy gardening as a way of keeping fit and exercising the mind.

Heather Kirk

07706 076720


Nottingham City Transport is once again the proud sponsor of the Nottingham Playhouse Panto, with Cinderella running between Friday 1st December 2017 and Saturday 20th January 2018.

As part of our sponsorship, you can win tickets with our competition and Easyrider customers can also qualify for a discount on Panto tickets.

Spot the Slipper Competition

Cinderella has lost her glass slipper and it could be on an NCT bus! Look out for a glass slipper (sign) on your bus between 1st December 2017 and Friday 5th January 2018 to enter our competition using the Panto related word on the sign.

There are five family tickets (4 people) up for grabs to see Cinderella on 18 January 2018, with one lucky winner also getting the chance to meet some of the cast!

Click here for more details and to enter (from 1 December)

Panto Discount for Easyrider Cardholders!

There’s an exclusive discount for Nottingham City Transport Easyrider customers – 10{d8dd55afe3b493f821d493969df7d7166d151725ee47e4fcebb34c003d58dcb6} off ticket prices! (excluding 23rd December 2017 to 1st January 2018 inclusive or 20th January 2018).

Simply show your Easyrider card when booking your tickets at Nottingham Playhouse to take advantage of this discount. The discount applies to the top two price band seats and is for a maximum of 6 discounted tickets per person.{d8dd55afe3b493f821d493969df7d7166d151725ee47e4fcebb34c003d58dcb6}

The Crafty Chatters

A new craft group has been set up in Lowdham, meeting every Friday, 1.00pm till 4.30pm in the W.I. Hall, Lowdham.
Sessions cost £3 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits/cake. We would like crafters from all disciplines to come along and enjoy an afternoon chatting and crafting.
For those who sew we’ll have a sewing machine or two and an ironing board, knitters bring your needles and crocheters bring your hooks, colourers bring a pencil sharpener and ruggers bring your frames.
It will be a great opportunity to share knowledge and pick up tips, plus you might get inspiration to try a new craft! Open to all ages and all crafters. Phone Jane Waite 07985293351 or 01159 664907 if you have any questions.

Image –  WINTER CHEER by Gedling Artist, Faye Baines


Thank you to everyone who came along to the fair at Lowdham Village Hall to see our demonstrations and buy seasonal gifts. It was a jolly event with live music and activities for the children.

A big thank you also, to all of those people who participated in the raffle for Bloodwise.  £70 was raised to go towards research into blood cancers.