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Welcome to the January 2020 Edition

Here we are at the start of not just a new year, but also the start of a new decade! Surely, just the time to be making new resolutions to make our lives better!

I know the old favourites will be on many people’s agendas – give up smoking, cut down on the calories and get more exercise – and I’m sure that 2020 resolutions will last as long as in previous years!

I would like to suggest that you consider a different way to improve your life and well being. Most of our readers live in villages, in particular Woodborough and Calverton, and have the benefit of many and strong community organisations where you can have a good time and enjoy new friendships.

Doing charitable work can be rewarding and Woodborough’s Cancer Research group is just one example where you can have fun by helping others. Calverton has two charity shops that depend entirely on volunteers to staff the stores – why not offer your services for a few hours a week? Woodborough’s Open Garden Event is also scheduled for 2020, and they are sure to need lots of helpers.

There are also lots of groups for special interests such as local history, bridge, art, Scrabble, carpet bowls, gardening, singing and more – all keen to welcome new members.

2019 also saw the start of the Calverton and District U3A which provides the opportunity for friendship, fun and the chance to learn something new (see the news item on page 5).

Whatever your age, time slips by all too rapidly, so don’t miss out on all that village life has to offer.

I wish you a very happy and healthy new year.


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1    Burton Joyce Players Panto
1    New Year Bus Services
1    Woodborough Open Gardens 2020
1    Woodborough Carpet Bowls
1    Woodborough Town Lands Charity
2    Calverton & Woodborough Allotment Assoc
2    ArtSpeak
3    NHS at 70
3    Woodborough Horticultural Society
3    Woodborough Scrabble Club
4    Gardening
5    Calverton & District U3A
5    Calverton Practice Newsletter
6    Just Sing! Community Choir
6    Poem for a New Year
6    Lambley Historical Society
6    BTO Garden Bird Watch
6    Burton Joyce Community Market

7    Woodborough Local History Group
7    Bonington Players
7    Governors’ Field
8    Woodborough WI
8    Woodborough Bridge Club
8    St Swithun’s Church Bell Ringers
9    Woodborough Art Group
9    Woodborough Community Association
9    Nottingham Boys’ Choir
10  To Make You Smile
10  Woodborough Ladies
10  The Crafty Chatters
11  CORE
11  Gedling Volunteer Drivers
11  Over the Rainbow Parkinson’s Support
12  Woodborough Parish Council
13  Anglican Church News



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