News – Page 2

More Late News from the March Issue

Continued from News Page 1

Woodborough WI

Unfortunately, our W.I. Birthday Meeting on Monday 20th April, plus the Friendship Group on Tuesday 7th April and walk on Monday 6th April are all cancelled.

Our May W.I. meetings and walk are also cancelled.

Our thoughts and best wishes go out to all our members and their families and friends. I’m sure that we will all keep in touch by phone and email.

Woodborough Institute Chiropodist

The visit by the chiropodist planned for 24th March has been cancelled. Depending on circumstances the next visit is provisionally booked for Tues 5th May (but watch these pages).

Church Fellowship

The April meeting has been cancelled.

Woodborough Horticultural Society
Spring Show


We regret that the annual Spring Show which was to be held on April 4th has been cancelled due to the current Coronavirus situation. The meeting on May 11th has also been cancelled together with the afternoon visit to Floral Media on June 8th.  Subsequent meetings and trips will be regularly reviewed and further advices will be notified on the Woodborough Web and our own website.

Gate to Southwell Festival


The Gate to Southwell Festival, one of the highlights of the Midlands’ music calendar, has been cancelled following the government’s introduction of stricter social distancing measures over the coming weeks.

Although the annual festival would not have taken place until early June, the festival committee was forced to make the difficult decision now in order to limit further expenditure and offer 100 per cent refunds to all ticket buyers and traders.

Cancer Research Ladies Lunch

Due to the developing Coronavirus situation the Ladies Lunch has regrettably been cancelled for now. We are sorry as this is always such a lovely occasion and we look forward to holding it again in the future.

Kathryn Watson

Burton Joyce Players

Please note that the spring production has been cancelled due to the current situation with the coronavirus.

Woodborough Ladies

Due to the ongoing Coronovirus situation, the next meeting of Woodborough Ladies, due to be held on 2 April, has been cancelled.

Watch the Woodborough Web for information about future meetings.

Woodborough Feast Sports
Coffee Morning

This is now cancelled for obvious reasons.

Calverton & Woodborough Allotment Association – Cancellation

Please note that the RHS have now cancelled the Malvern Spring Show so our planned trip to this event can no longer go ahead.  Anyone who has already booked a place will be offered a place on our trip in the Autumn or a full refund.

Woodborough Institute
Notice to All User Groups

Because of the ongoing Covid-19 issues we anticipate most groups will at some point decide to cancel their bookings, either piecemeal or en bloc. Either way, it is the Trustees’ policy in the current uncertain climate to refrain from charging cancellation fees, and this will remain so for the foreseeable future.

Should any group or individual wish to make a donation in lieu then this would be gratefully accepted, as there are still ongoing running costs to meet.

For ease of administration it is preferable if bookings/cancellations could be made by email to Richard Whincup on If necessary, texts or WhatsApp messages can be sent to Richard on 07976806320.

We will shortly be supplying paper towels and sanitiser bottles as our contribution to a healthy environment.

Woodborough Institute Trustees – 16 March 2020

Calverton Village Get Together
Sunday 17th May 2020


Hi to all of you who turn up every year and support our annual Village Get Together event and hopefully have a cracking time meeting and greeting your colleagues, friends, family etc and have a good time doing this? I am sure that you know what is coming now?

The Calverton Village Get Together Team have made the difficult decision to postpone the event until Sunday September 13th. Our intention however will be to retain the theme “Calverton by the Sea” as we all know once the Schools go back every year in September the weather is always cracking?

Our decision has not been taken easily but hopefully you will agree that the situation out there at present is pretty awful, with everyone not knowing how bad things are or how bad they will get? The VGT have to book events early and pay out monies, therefore, in the current climate we do not feel that this would be practical or in the best interests of the Calverton Scouts & Guides Association who rely heavily on the income from your super support every year to maintain the fantastic facility that we have on Main Street.

We really hope that you will understand and accept our decision as our commitment as always has to be for the safety and well-being of all who attend and are involved.

We pray as we are sure that you all do, that this will all calm down very soon and that we will get back to normality in the next couple of months with everyone in our surrounding communities staying healthy and we can then all have something to look forward to this year?

We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday September 13th 2020


The VGT Team

Woodborough Community Association

WCA Bingo is cancelled this month and until further notice. We are also cancelling the Spring Coach trip planned for May 13th.

Woodborough Art Group

Regretfully, but advisedly, Woodborough Art Group will not be meeting until 23rd April which is after Easter, due to the risks from Corona Virus, this includes the planned all day workshop by Stuart Caress on 26th March.

Keep a look out on Woodborough Web for more information and updates.

Local History Meetings

Forthcoming meetings will be reviewed on a month by month basis and a decision announced here on this website and also on the WoodboroughWeb.

Paul Reed – Chairman