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Woodborough Scrabble Club

The Scrabble Club is looking for new members to join their friendly group who meet each Wednesday at the Institute on Roe Lane at 7.15pm. Please come along and join us in order that we are able to carry on. We play two games with tea/coffee and biscuits at half time – all for £1.00.

You will be made to feel most welcome, so do come along.

For more information contact Margaret Stanbrook Telephone 9652436.

Woodborough in Bloom

Thank you all for the wonderful displays of summer planting. Sadly Autumn has arrived, the hanging baskets have come down and the troughs, barrier baskets and planters have been replanted for the winter.
The bowser rota workers, under the guidance of Paul Reed, have done a tremendous job over the summer watering all our plants, often going out at 6 or 7am whilst many are still asleep – a huge thank you to all who are involved .
The bowser is to have some modifications before going into storage for the winter. A retractable industrial hose reel is being fitted to make it easier for those who work singularly. W in B wish to acknowledge and thank the PC for the funding of the hose reel and to Colin Starke and Robert Hanson for their guidance, research and fitting of this.
Two new planters have been made by Martins Farm and will be put in situ by Robert and a team from the PC ready for the winter planting. A new trough has replaced the damaged one at Buckland Drive and we are now in the excellent position that all the old planters and troughs have now been replaced. They served us well and lasted 15 years. Thank you to CC Boyd Elliott and BC Helen Greensmith for their generous donations to help with the funding to make this possible.
Thank yous must also go to Rob Dixon who hangs and takes down the baskets for us, to Janice Robinson who has lined all the new planters for us, to Mark Hodkinson for the crocus bulbs and Mike Batt for help with planting the towers at the village hall. Also to Timmermans who offer us discount with the plants and compost.
It is time now to battten down the hatches, keep warm and well, and wait for the bulbs to peep through again .
Thank you to all who help and support Woodborough in Bloom – it really is team work.

Jan, Elizabeth and Jane

Rowan Berries – Photo by Jean Powley

Woodborough Horticultural Society

At our October meeting, we welcomed Steve Lovell who gave us a talk entitled Bark, Berry and Leaf. This was most definitely suited for this time of year. We forgot about flowers and concentrated on trees with wonderful patterns on their bark, shrubs which had plentiful berries for birds and leaves which had unusual shapes, e.g. Gingko.

Our AGM will be held on Monday 11th November at 7.30pm at the Village Hall. This is an excellent time to pay your membership fee and also pay for attendance at our Christmas Social. We will look back at the events we have held during the past year and there is an opportunity to see what treats we have in store for you next year. After the business part of the evening we will be given a short talk by Ian Holland of Brooke Farm, Linby. Brooke Farm is run by Nottinghamshire County Council and provides employment and training for people with learning disabilities. At the farm a diverse amount of produce is grown and sold. This includes eggs, cakes, jams, bread, seasonal fruit and vegetables, plants and flowers. As usual, the RNLI will be present with their stall which will no doubt have Christmas cards for sale.

Please make a note in your diary for our annual Christmas Social (members only event) which is on Monday 9th December at the Village Hall. Invitations will go out with the AGM letter.

Jean Powley


The Unusual Shaped Leaves of the Gingko Tree
Photo by Jean Powley