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Calverton and Woodborough Allotment Association

There are still a few places left on the trip to Gardeners World Live at the NEC.  This is on Sunday 18th June and costs £27 for members and £29 for non-members.  This includes transport and entry to the show.  As an added bonus you will also have entrance to the Good Food Show which is on at the same time.  If you would like to book a place on the trip please contact Malcolm on 07814879720.

We are considering creating a disabled allotment with raised beds and wheelchair access on the Bonner Lane site.  This however is a costly venture and we need to be sure that this is a facility that is needed in the community.  If you or someone you know are disabled and would be interested in taking on all or part of an allotment please contact me on the number below to express your interest.

Finally can I remind all members that this year the President’s Cup will be awarded for the best squash based on colour, shape and appearance and we are also holding a “heaviest pumpkin” competition at this year’s AGM.

Mike Hope  (Secretary)  0115 8458703


Proud winners Jill Russell, Kate Dobbs, Barry Springthorpe and Rosemary Chambers show their trophies from the 2016-17 season.

Woodborough Carpet Bowls Club meets every Friday evening at 7.20pm in Woodborough Village Hall. If you’d like to come along to try it out, your first visit is FREE, and you’ll discover what a friendly crowd we all are!

You don’t need to know anything about the game as you will receive help and advice - we don’t take it too seriously, anyway - it’s as much about socialising as playing bowls!

Membership isn’t limited to residents of Woodborough - we also have members from Calverton, Lowdham, Lambley and Arnold.

If you’d like to know more please telephone 9652376

It’s that time of year again where we invite all the of Calverton and surrounding Villages to join us and enjoy a fun day out with the family and whilst doing so help raise some money for our local charities. Let’s hope that the day goes as well as last year with the weather and your wonderful support?

Click HERE to download full details of the this great event, including details of the SPITFIRE fly-past!

Car Parking to be Even More Scarce at Calverton?

Calverton Parish Council report that a planning application has been submitted to Gedling Borough Council for a 3 storey development in the open space at the northern side of the St.Wilfrid's Square precinctThe proposed development consists of 4 retail units and 8 flats. Click HERE to view the proposed site plan.

Calverton Parish Council discussed this application at its April meeting and objects strongly to the proposed development.

The development makes no provision for the additional car parking that it would generate and would have a significant impact on the ongoing car parking problem in the village. Residents of other villages such as Woodborough would be severely affected in that parking for doctors' appointments (which is already very difficult) would become even more of a problem.

Full details of the application (reference: 2017/0207) are on the Gedling Borough Council website (where there is the facility to submit comments online).

Alternatively, comments can be submitted in writing to the Gedling Planning Department at the address below, referencing the application number 2017/0207. A standard letter of objection has been prepared that residents are free to download from the Calverton Parish Council website - this could be used in its current form or modified to reflect individual concerns.

Lonely Bouquet Day
Friday 5th May 2017

Flower Club members are joining forces with WI members to flood the streets with Lonely Bouquets.
Both organisations will be taking part in this annual NAFAS event to celebrate National Flower Arranging Day. Thousands of Lonely Bouquets of flowers will be left for people to find in streets, villages, towns and cities as a random act of kindness to a make a stranger smile, which was started by Emily Avenson in Belgium.  
It is wonderful to have WI members collaborating in this annual event to leave even more Lonely Bouquets across the country. The cheerful bouquets are much appreciated by members of the public, who last year posted hundreds of photos on the nafas_flowers social media pages to express their surprise at the kindness of the gesture. Finding a pretty bouquet of flowers to take home is heart-warming, we all love to give and receive flowers.
Some Lonely Bouquets go on travels to different countries when the lucky finder is working or visiting the UK and takes it home with them. Last year one lucky family on holiday in Devon found a bouquet of tulips and took it back home with them to Holland and sent a photograph of it next to the famous Dutch tulip fields.
Another Lonely Bouquet was found by a wedding photographer in Jersey who took it along to the wedding and gave it to the happy couple, who brought it home with them to Hertfordshire. A running group found one on a gate and took it with them on a five mile run on the beach and then left it for someone else to find!
Wherever you are in the country look out for Lonely Bouquets in cafes, shops, on benches, walls, statues and steps, and send your Lonely Bouquet selfie to NAFAS or the WI and let us know where you found it.