News – Page 8

Calverton and Woodborough Allotment Association

At the moment we are experiencing warm, wet weather ideal for growing plants.

Indeed, not only has my lawn greened up but I’m sure it has grown two or three inches in the last couple of days!  At this time of year there are always jobs to be done but in these conditions it is very easy to get behind.  This is therefore a good time to remind members that the Allotment Association has a wide range of power tools (rotovators, strimmers, flame guns etc.) available for hire and these may well help you to get on top of your allotment more quickly and easily.

These tools can be booked from the trading shed which is usually open every Sunday from 10.00am until 12.00 noon or by calling Malcolm (07814879720) to make an alternative arrangement.  Of course there is a wide range of gardening supplies always available from the trading shed at very reasonable prices.

You don’t have to have an allotment to be a member of the Allotment Association as we also have Associate Membership.  This allows you to take full advantage of the value for money prices at our trading shed and to the reduced rate on the trips that we run.  You will also be able to buy seeds at the reduced rate offered by the National Association.

Mike Hope  (Secretary) 0115 8458703

Online Workouts

A selection of our workout videos have been added onto our website so you can access them with ease and continue to keep fit and active whilst we are closed!

We have plenty of sessions such as mind and body, strength and much more for you to try out. We will be regularly updating this page with new workouts for you, to view any of our videos visit our online workout page.

St Swithun’s Church Bell Ringers

Still no bell ringing; but I am now beginning to feel that we should be in action in the next month or so. This all depends on the relaxing of restrictions around church services, which yesterday (Jun 23rd) were mentioned by the Prime Minister. We await instructions from the Archbishops and of course our own clergy, churchwardens and PCC. There is a lot to discuss and arrange around responding to the current relaxation, so it will take some time before we can restart.

At least we now have a clock that is showing the right time all the time and the opportunity to mark national events by flying the appropriate flag from the church tower. I hope you noticed the Union Flag hoisted for the Duke of Edinburgh’s 99th birthday (June 10th) and for HM The Queen’s Official Birthday (June 13th).

During August, we shall remember St Swithun’s Day, our Patronal Festival on July 15th, and the birthdays of the Duchess of Cornwall (July 17th) and Prince George of Cambridge (July 22nd).

For now, we must be patient and look forward to meeting up with our fellow bell ringers not only from Oxton, Calverton and Lowdham but also those further afield who are part of our district of the Southwell and Nottingham Guild. I just hope that the enforced lack of practice does not go so far as having forgotten how to perform!

When we are back in action, we shall certainly be looking for additional ringers, new or with previous experience, young or not so young, to come and join us in serving the church in our traditional way.

May you all continue to be safe from the worst of the virus and its inevitable consequences for employment opportunities.

Stephen Smith, Tower Captain

Phone: 0115-965-4426
Mobile: 07817-979390

Lambley Historical Society

Unfortunately all events remain cancelled until further notice.