News – Page 1

Woodborough Horticultural Society

We hope that you have all managed to stay healthy during the last few weeks and have been able to get out in to your gardens. We certainly had some warm welcome weather during most of April which meant we could get outside and enjoy some fresh air. As a result the gardens in the village look stunning. They always do in Woodborough and especially so in spring.  

As you know our annual Spring Show was cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. To make up for that, we have a collection of spring photos from some members of the Society. Our thanks go to Inga Filmer, Rod Hirst, Heather Kirk, Jean Powley, Phil McCann, Jill Hicking and Judith Fox for letting us share some of their beautiful flowers. Enjoy.

There will be no meeting in May and our speaker, Ian Retson from the Woodland Trust will be presenting his talk next year. When life gets back to some form of normality we will inform you about future events in due course. In the meantime, happy gardening.

In the mean time we thought that you might be cheered by seeing some of our members’ work, so we asked them to send in some pictures. Michael Dobbs has edited the images into a slideshow which you can see by clicking below.

Delivery & Collection Services

With the current problems, many local businesses have closed, but a number have now started to offer deliveries to your home.

Here’s a short list, but if you know more (and no doubt you will) please let us know and the list will be updated. By using these local businesses, you’re help them and yourself!

Gonalston Farm Shop
Call & collect service for the vulnerable and self-isolating
Tel: 966 5666

Nag’s Head, Woodborough
Take-away food

Tel: 965 4885

Helen’s Plants & Hanging Baskets, Bonner Lane,  Calverton
Free local deliveries

Tel: 07532 140715

Hollybeck Nurseries
Free local deliveries (for orders over £20) or order and collect
See page 4

Timmermans Garden Centre
Home delivery service
Tel: 966 4033

Jo-hanna’s Cafe & Bistro
Delivery & Takeaway Food
25 Main Street, Lowdham  NG14 7AB

Tel: 0115 837 1550

A E Chambers (Butchers) in Arnold
Free home deliveries of meat based products
Tel: 0115 926 7034

Woodborough Volunteers

Thank you again to everyone who volunteered to have their details published to help people in the village. I hope you’ve all still got the leaflet in case you need help. If you’ve lost it please get in touch and I’ll get another one to you.

Currently the volunteers have not been overwhelmed with requests. I hope this means that people are getting help from friends, neighbours and family they know. I have heard that Gedling appear now to be up and running with their volunteers and have been helping residents. Also the NHS Volunteer Responders seems to be working. I have had 2 alerts over the last week asking me to contact an isolating person to see if they needed help.

Please keep an eye on your neighbours.

Take care everyone,

Margaret –

Do You Need Help?

Gedling Borough Council have a scheme for people either to sign up to volunteer or to register to get help.

You can offer to help or you can register that you need help.

Go to HERE.

The phone number for those with no internet is 0300 500 80 80.

Do you know someone who is vulnerable, ring them and see if they’re registered for this extra support.