Late News

Lambley Historical Society

Our next meeting will be 7.30 Nov 25th at Lowdham WI Hall when we have Ann Featherstone talking about ‘The Victorian Pantomime’. A (very) Brief History of Pantomime – From the slapstick of commedia dell’arte through the sumptuous stage-designs of the Victorian period to the TV soap stars of the present day, this illustrated history will journey through 500 years of pantomime, its stories, its characters and its popular appeal.

Details on the website at . Visitors always welcome – contact Kay on 0115 9313646.

Woodborough Village Hall Defibrillator

The defibrillator on the side of the Village Hall, Lingwood Lane, has been repaired and is available for use.

Many thanks to Charles Wardle

Temporary Traffic Lights
Lowdham Lane, Woodborough

Date: Wednesday 20th November 2019

Times: 08.30 – 15.00

Restrictions: Temporary 2 Way Traffic Signals

Description of Works: Carriageway Repair

Enquiries to:
Tony Cox
Via East Midlands for
Nottinghamshire County Council
Tel: 0115 8042212

Emergency Contact:
Tel: 07703 673509
Nottinghamshire County Council

Woodborough Floods
Bin Makes a Bid for Freedom

A plea for assistance from one of our readers…

“Following the floods outside our gate our black bin has gone missing. Presumably it floated away while we were out.

We did see a brown one being hurled along Main Street so we know our bin may have gone the same way.

If anyone knows where it is please let us know. It has the remains of a Number 38 painted on it. Call 07999786097. Thank you.”

Woodborough Floods
All Over for Now?

A letter from Margaret Briggs, Chair ofWoodborough Emergency Planning Committee…

I would like to thank all the volunteer flood wardens who were out yesterday in very difficult circumstances. Particular thanks go to Sue Walker who co ordinated us so well.

Also many thanks go out to the residents who helped their friends and neighbours protect their properties. Our sympathies go out to the people in the village who were unable to keep the water from their houses.

Thanks to the staff at Woodborough School and Playgroup for taking care of the children until their parents were able to get into the village to pick them up.

We flood wardens were very grateful for the cups of tea and coffee offered and brought to us whilst we were manning our posts. Thank you.

We will be having a debrief meeting. If anyone has any comments please let me know.

If anyone would be interested in becoming a flood warden please get in touch with me. My email is

Once again thank you all for your efforts, great community spirit. What a lovely village we live in.

Margaret Briggs
Chair Woodborough Emergency Planning Committee

Woodborough Floods – 6.00pm

Just had a report from Sue Walker – she tells me that Main Street is stilled blocked and that, unfortunately, the water appears to be rising slightly.

If there’s a flood warden outside your house, please take them a cup of tea/coffee – they thoroughly deserve it!


Woodborough Floods – 3.30pm

As at 3.30pm (Thurs 14th November) Main Street is completely closed with barriers and wardens at The Nag’s Head, Lingwood Lane, The Four Bells and Bank Hill. There is no entry in or out of the village.

Woodborough Woods School is currently keeping the children in the school due to Lingwood Lane closure.

Help is being requested to help with warden duties at all of the above locations – if you can help, please just turn up ASAP.


Woodborough Floods – 3.00pm

As at 3.00pm (Thurs 14th November) Woodborough Main Street is flooded in parts between The Nag’s Head and the church.

The road is passable with care but please go very slowly to avoid bow waves and pedestrians – and obey the wardens. They appear to be letting residents through at the moment.

I have no information concerning the other part of Main Street.

A big thank you to the wardens who are doing a great job in difficult and unpleasant circumstances.


Woodborough Village Hall Defibrillator

The defibrillator on the side of the Village Hall, Lingwood Lane, will be out of action for the next 24 – 48 hours as we await the arrival of a new part. Should you need to use a defibrillator, please make your way to the equipment held at the Nags Head or in the red telephone box on Main Street.

We will send out a further later news announcement when the Village Hall defibrillator is operational again.

Calverton Preservation and History Society

Everyone is invited to

Snippets from History!

Stories and tales, accidents, murder and strange events from the history of north Nottingham

Bob Massey

Local History Writer, Researcher and Lecturer
Wednesday 27th November at 7.15pm
Baptist Church Hall
The Nook, Calverton
Admissions £4 inc light refreshments
(CPHS Members £3.50)
Tickets from The CORE Centre
or ring 965 4843

Your letter doesn’t have to be long but it must be original. Just tell Father Christmas how you have recycled any or all of the items in Nottinghamshire – cans, paper, cardboard, or plastic bottles, with as much added festive magic as you wish.  (The full guide to recyclable items in Nottinghamshire can be found by clicking  here)

Entries are welcome from children aged 5-11 years old and they must live in one of the Boroughs or Districts in Nottinghamshire (excluding the City)

Tell Father Christmas just how good you’ve been at recycling to be in with a chance to


Prizes for the best letter include a family ticket on the 18th December 7.30pm to the Nottingham Playhouse pantomime, Sleeping Beauty and a special Christmas present from the recycling elves.

Your letter doesn’t have to be long but it must be original. Tell Father Christmas how you have recycled any or all of the items which are recyclable in Nottinghamshire – cans, paper, cardboard, or plastic
bottles, with as much added festive magic as you wish.

Click HERE to download your entry form and rules

Bonner Hill Closure
More News?

I have had an email from one of our readers, Emma, telling me that the Calverton Facebook page says that due to a forecast of bad weather, the work has been postponed to Wednesday 13th onwards.
It is still a little unclear whether the road will be closed fully, or two-way traffic lights will be used, so it might be quicker to use an alternative route between Calverton and Woodborough for a few days starting on Wednesday.

Bonner Hill Closure
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Observant drivers may have seen a solitary sign referring the fact that Bonner Hill between Calverton and Woodborough was going to be closed for 4 days from Monday 11th November for road work.
This sign now seems to have disappeared and lots of other signs (either laying face-down on the road, or facing boundary hedges) have appeared.
Usually, road closure notices are published by Notts County Council, but not this time!
So the news is that Bonner Hill might be closed from the 11th, or another rumour suggests that the date might have been changed to Wednesday 13th!
I’m afraid that that’s the best that I can do in the way of advance information, so be prepared to take the long way around if you’re on the Calverton / Woodborough route.
Sorry I can’t be more precise. Ed.

Plastic-Free Calverton
Christmas Market

Lots of fun tomorrow (Sunday 10th November) in Calverton at the Plastic Free Christmas Market pop-up event in Calverton Village Hall. It will be open from 11.00am – 3.00pm and there are so many fantastic eco-friendly stalls, including:

Life’s A Stitch
Frankies Wooden Toys
Waste-less Shop
Honey Bee Melts
MGN Woodturning
Savvy Goods
Matthews Preserves
Vegan Suds
The Veg Stop, Farnsfield
Harry’s Café (bring your own mug/bottle)
Belle and Olive
Debbie Wilde Reclaimed Wood

plus free children’s crafts and a post-box for your letter to Father Christmas…

Do join us to support this event for the charity
Surfers Against Sewage.

Woodborough Post Office and Shop

I am happy to say The Post Office counter will be reopening on Tuesday 12th November from 9am.
Also, we have signed a contract with Nisa Local who have been bought out by The Cooperative. Everyone will be seeing some changes within the store.
We are also have a vacancy for a paper round delivery. Please speak with myself or Tracey if anyone is interested.
Opening Hours will be 8am to 7pm for the post office and village shop will be open from 7am to 8pm.
I would like to again thank Tracey and her family for the best support I have got throughout my bad times, this journey would not have been possible without their support. Each member has helped us survive.

St Swithun’s Church Clock Repaired

We received the permission of the Diocese to carry out the repairs to the clock in October. The Time Assured engineer came last Tuesday morning with the refurbished part. Refitting and testing took a while to complete as the clockwork needed some adjustments to run correctly. There was much striking during the morning until we were sure all the parts were aligned.
The clock has now been running for several days without a hitch and I am reasonably confident that all is well. I have already received thankful feedback from those that appreciate the chiming of the hours.
May I thank them for their interest and also the contributions made towards the cost of the repair work: both are greatly appreciated.
Stephen Smith, Tower Captain (& Clock Winder)
Tel. 07817-979390