The Woodborough Web

Welcome to the April 2020 Edition

Since my last editorial our entire world (literally) has changed. Who’d have known a month ago that we’d be virtually confined to our homes – and be afraid of shaking hands, hugging or even standing too near our friends, neighbours and family?

It’s only been a week since the “lockdown” and I think everyone is feeling the effects of isolation, and the absence of human contact.

Fortunately, in these modern times, most of us have the advantages of 21st century communications. At little cost we can reach our friends and family via email, Facebook, Instagram, Skype and many more digital methods.

However there is an older technology that gives a much more intimate, yet safe, contact – the telephone. Not everyone has a digital connection (or the technical skills to use it), but most people have no difficulty using a phone – particularly the traditional land line variety.

So whatever your chosen method, please make the effort to contact other people. It’s good for your mental well-being, and it is certainly good for the person you contact! Whatever you talk about makes absolutely no difference – “How are you coping with shopping?” – “Did you know about ….” – “Do you need any help?” It’s going to be a long haul, so we need to maintain our social connections to everyone, especially those who live alone.

If you are able to assist others who may need help (maybe even just a friendly phone call) please read the item (news page 1) about the Woodborough Volunteers List being organised by Cllr Margaret Briggs.

 

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Hits in March

Due to the high number of late news publications, there were 7,900 visits to the website in March – a record!

Michael Dobbs

Editor

Email:   woodboroughweb@gmail.com

Contents

1   Late News from March
2   More Late News from March
3   Woodborough Defibrillator
3   Woodborough Open Gardens
3   That’s Where All the Toilet Rolls Went!
4   Gardening Month by Month
5   Calverton & District U3A
5   Calverton Practice Newsletter
6   Just Sing!
6   Poem for April
6   BTO Garden Bird Watch
6   Woodborough’s Heritage
6   Woodborough Local History Group
7   Woodborough in Bloom
7   The Nag’s Head Takeaway Menu

8   Calverton and Woodborough Allotment Association
8   St Swithun’s Church Bell Ringers
9   Woodborough Cancer Research
9   Egret in Lambley
9   Creative Writing Competition for Children
9   Nottingham Boy’s Choir
10 Woodborough Ladies
10 New Bus Timetables
10 The Bookcase
10 Gate to Southwell Festival
11 CORE
11 Over the Rainbow Parkinson’s Support Group
12 Woodborough Parish Council
13 Anglican Church News

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