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Woodborough Horticultural Society

The Christmas Social is planned for Monday 10th December. We are very much looking forward to seeing as many of our Members there, from 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Remember that we need to know numbers in advance for this event, so please return the reply slip found at the bottom of your invitation from Jean by Wednesday 5th December.  The evening will offer the usual mix of buffet refreshments, a quiz and this year, something a little different, all for £7.00 per person.

May I remind Members that 2019 subscriptions are due now? This year, they have remained the same, set at £6.00 per person.  Your official programme will be issued in the next few weeks.

Our first meeting of 2019 is planned for Monday January 14th when we will be welcoming Neil Tyers, of the Midlands and West Section of the National Auricula and Primula Society. His talk is simply titled “Auriculas”, but I’m sure he will be sharing his knowledge into this wide subject matter. The meeting will be held, as usual, in the Village Hall commencing at 7.30pm. Whether you are a Member or not, you can be assured of a warm welcome and refreshments! (£2 entry fee for non-members).

The Committee would like to extend seasonal best wishes to all our Members and supporters – without you there is no Society. Thank you for continuing to support us and we look forward to seeing more of you in 2019!

If you’ve not joined the Society yet, please give it some serious thought. We are one of the largest community groups in Woodborough and for £6 per person per year, we can offer great value for money and benefits including free entry to most society talks and meetings; discounted seed scheme and much, much more! The Society is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society, The Daffodil Society and the National Vegetable Society. There is usually at least one event per month (except August, when the Committee take a well-earned rest!) and the chance to make contact with other locals who enjoy gardening as a way of keeping fit and exercising the mind.

For more information regarding the Society and any of our planned events, please visit:

Heather Kirk

Nottingham  & Notts Branch

Registered Charity 255763

Annual Pet Food Appeal 2018

As usual there will be a collection of tinned and packet food for animals at the RSPCA Shelter at Radcliffe on Trent.

If you wish to donate tins or packets of cat and dog food, please drop your items in to the Village Store on Main Street between 1st December to 23rd December.

Because some of the animals in care have sensitive stomachs the RSPCA’s preference is for jelly type cat food, meat based dog food and puppy, kitten and senior food.

Click above to visit the Hyde Barker website

Musical Evening
Cancer Research UK – Woodborough Committee

“May Your Days Be Merry and Bright”
performed by
Adam Smith, Tenor

Adam takes us on a festive musical journey through the decades that celebrates the wonderful music of Christmas.

Woodborough Village Hall – Saturday 8th December, 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Fork Supper, Licensed Bar
Tickets £25, why not take a table of 8 but smaller groups obviously welcome.
Tickets from Kathryn Watson Tel 9652463



Many thanks to our loyal and generous supporters who enjoyed our Royal Tea in September.

We were entertained by Steven Scott Kaye, Footman to the Queen who gave us an insight into his life at the Palace followed by a delicious tea amongst family and friends.

We raised a fantastic £1,386.62 during the afternoon.

Diary Date : Please mark your diaries for our annual Big Breakfast on Saturday 9th March 2019

Girl Guides

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at 1st Woodborough Guides

Our Christmas card deliveries this year will be on Wednesday 5th December


Monday 3rd December 7.30pm

All welcome – Raffle & Refreshments


Tuesday 8th January

The Institute, Woodborough

8.30am – 11.30am

Calverton and Woodborough Allotment Association

First can I take this opportunity to wish you all “A very Happy Christmas and a Productive New Year”.

This year has been a challenge for us all.  With a wet start to the year followed by a very warm period with very little rain.  Listening to fellow allotment holders some things have done very well such as fruit and squash but others such as potatoes and onions have struggled to get to any size.

We will all now be getting our sites into a tidy state ready to start all over again next year.  It is therefore a good time to remind you that the allotment Association has a wide range of power tools available for hire and these may well make this job a lot easier and quicker.  If you wish to hire any tools please contact Malcolm on 07814879720.  As well as tools the trading shed sells a wide variety of garden products such as compost, netting and fertiliser at very reasonable prices.

Finally can I remind you that it is not too late to get your seed/potato orders in to Malcolm ready to get off to an early start next year.

Mike Hope (Secretary) 0115 8458703