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Woodborough Community Association News

Hooray we have won our sector of the Best Kept Village:

Well done to all the villagers , businesses and community groups that supported the preparations for this event. Of course now we have won we compete against the other sector  winners to battle it out for  ‘Best in Notts.’  Judging for this award will take place during September and October.


Past events:

Food event at the Nags Head  : August 12th

The Family Fun  Day  hosted by the  Nags proved to be successful. We made some  changes this year,  beginning earlier and  keeping it simple only doing the barbeque and raffle. Many thanks to Kim and Clive for hosting this  event and also for supporting the day by providing the  music  act and bouncy castles.  If we can gain more helpers we could extend this event but it  is a struggle to find  volunteers. That said thank  you to the WCA team who made it  all happen!


Over 60s coach trip  20th September 2017.

Fancy a day trip to Beverley? Carol Tansley wil be taking bookings for the  September coach trip. Tickets remain at the bargain price of £12 per person. Pick  up will be at the  usual time  and  place, 8.30am outside the Methodist Chapel, returning  for 7pm.  Contact Carol, 9652721, to arrange your booking for what is sure to be another popular day out.  Please remember that payment is needed at the time of  booking. Should you have reason to cancel your tickets then please note our refunds are priced as follows: 4+ weeks’ notice = full refund, 2/3 weeks’ notice = half price refund and 1 week or less notice =0  refund.


Monthly Bingo

Fancy a change on a Friday night? Why not join our dedicated band of supporters who enjoy Bingo at the Institute every third Friday in the month, the next game will be Friday 15th September at 7.30 pm



Meetings are open to all villagers, with the closure of the Methodist Chapel we have now moved our meetings to the Institute – First Tuesday of each month so we will be there on 5th  September  - look forward to  seeing you. We open up at 7.10pm for tea and a natter before the meeting which begins  at 7.30pm.


Forthcoming events

October 4th, Film show; November 4th or 5th (to be confirmed) Bonfire Night and of course we have the wonderful Revival booked to entertain us at the Winter Party on December 2nd.


Have you found our Facebook page yet? – please look and like us!


Contact Details                                      

email -       

phone -0115 9654158

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facebook – WCA


See the Letters Page for our response to last month's letter concerning the 2017 Street Market.

Woodborough Cancer Research

A date for  your diary.......

Wednesday 27th September 2017

Woodborough Village Hall

7 for 7.30 pm

Fashion Show by ‘Catherine’s Ladies Fashions’

Come along and see what the new season has to offer

£8.00 to include a welcome drink

Tickets available from Jan (9652860) or Kathryn (9652463)

Future Date for the diary:
Pre-Christmas Bazaar
Saturday 4th November
Woodborough Village Hall

Woodborough Cancer Research

Calling all knitters, sewers and crafters!

The Woodborough Cancer Research Committee are seeking help with some fundraising projects they have in mind and are looking for volunteers to do some knitting and sewing. Any other craft ideas and suggestions are also welcome.

The projects will not be too taxing or difficult so you don’t need to be of Masterclass standard! Full instructions, patterns etc will be given with any advice needed. The items are produced quickly and easily.

 If you have some time to spare and feel able to help please contact Alison on 965 4183 or Ros  on 965 4209

Calling All John Lewis Customers

Cancer Research UK – Woodborough Committee have been successful in their bid to be one of the John Lewis 3 chosen charities for the green tokens at the restaurant and will feature for August, September and October with any monies received being restricted to research within Nottingham.

An extract from their website is below so that you can see what this might mean for us -

Helping support local communities

Community Matters is our charitable giving scheme that runs throughout our shops. You'll also come across a similar scheme at your local Waitrose.

Every 3 months each shop selects 3 community groups to help. Customers are directly involved in deciding how much each nominated group receives, by using a token to vote for the organisation they'd like to support.

Each shop has £3000 to donate which is split between the charities according to the proportion of the vote they've received from customers. This means that if a charity receives 31% of the votes, it receives a £930 donation.

The Community Matters boxes are located in catering areas of each shop. Customers are given one token per transaction.

Please spread the word amongst family and friends and ask them if they would consider placing the green token in our perspex box !

Sounds like a good excuse for more coffee and cake whilst you’re shopping !