News – Page 2

Woodborough Cricket Club
Home Fixtures

Sunday August 2nd – Wellow Exiles 2.00pm

Sunday August 16th – Cropwell Butler 2.00pm


More home games will be announced soon.

Woodborough Governors’ Field Reopens

After 4 months the Governors’ Field and its play area will re-open at midday today (24 July). Its opening hours will be from midday to 6.00pm, every day except Monday when it will be closed for safety checks, grass cutting and other work.

Like many other familiar places, the Governors’ Field isn’t quite the same as it was before Covid-19. We have removed certain pieces of equipment, erected signage limiting numbers and marked out places to wait. The key touch points in the park will be cleaned daily, but we are asking everyone to make sure they take extra responsibility for hygiene.

We are still keen to recruit volunteers to help us with the daily cleaning tasks and the unlocking/locking of the gate. If you can help, please contact

Please enjoy the park and observe the new rules, so that we can all play our part in stopping the spread of Covid-19.

.    Tel 0115 8498195

GroupRider Price Reduction

We’re reducing the price of our Grouprider ticket to £6 all day, every day during the summer holidays.

Usually available at £6 after 09:30 on weekdays, the lower price will now be available at all times until Bank Holiday Monday, 31st August 2020.

Available to buy on the bus from the driver or on the NCTX Buses app, Grouprider tickets cover up to 5 people (min 1 adult, max 2 adults) for unlimited journeys on NCT buses in Nottingham for the day.

Tickets purchased on the NCTX Buses app last for 24 consecutive hours from the time of activation.

The Network Grouprider ticket, which covers buses to Loughborough, Southwell and Lambley/Woodborough, will be £9 all day, every day.

News From Burton Joyce

As you may have seen, there is currently a ban on indoor theatrical performance both professional and amateur. This means that sadly, it looks very likely that for the first time in 50 years, the Burton Joyce Players won’t be putting on a panto. This is a great disappointment

On a more positive note, the Burton Joyce Bowls Club has been playing for several weeks now, observing of course the strict guidelines set out by Bowls England and Burton Joyce Parish Council.

This has been a very different year in that we are not allowed to play against other clubs, so all of the league competitions have been abandoned. However, BJ Bowls members have had fun playing against each other in a pairs format. If you did fancy a go, there’s still time; we are playing on till the 11th October. Contact Dil on 9312300 but you will need to have your own set of bowls.

You may have noticed a group of people wielding litter pickers around the village. These Wombles work individually or in a group to target litter problems in the area. Apart from BJ, they have hit Stoke Bardolph and Gunthorpe. If you see a particular problem. You could post it on the Burton Joyce village Facebook page where one of the Wombles will probably pick it up. (see what I did there)

Finally, Burton Joyce village hall is open for bookings. The committee have worked hard to make our hall Covid safe, so hopefully we will be seeing people back soon.

Patrick McDonough