News – Page 8

Woodborough in Bloom

After an early spring, we hope to start the summer planting mid May.  Thanks to Arthur and Linda who have been seen around the village cuprinoling the planters and troughs.

We have again this year entered the Best Kept Village. Please help by spraying any weeds on the frontage of your properties early this year, as after the good weather they all taking root very quickly.  This all helps the overall appearance of the village when the judging starts in June.

Once the planting is completed the bowser will be out again around the village. Please, we are still looking for extra help with the watering.

Happy planting,

Jan, Elizabeth and Jane

Woodborough WI

Our next W.I. meeting will be on Monday, 20th May, which is our Resolution meeting.

The Friendship Group will be on Tuesday, 7th May at 2.00pm in the Institute.

The next walk is on Monday 13th May. Meet at the Village Hall at 10.00am. It is a short local walk, probably up to Ploughman’s Wood.

The next committee meeting will be at Jenny’s home, 10.00am Tuesday 14th at Jenny’s house.

Christian Aid Service

The annual Christian Aid Service will take place at St Swithun’s Church at 9.30am on Sunday 19th May.  Everyone is welcome.

If you wish to support the work of Christian Aid, please place your donation in a CA envelope, which can be left in church during services or at Woodborough Village shop.

Envelopes are available in church or from 3 Pinfold Close.

St Swithun’s Church Bell Ringers

Lowdham was the venue for last month’s District Meeting. Three of us went over in the afternoon to enjoy some ringing with friends from several other churches. A variety of methods were rung of varying difficulty. Everyone appreciated the opportunity of having a mentor whilst practising.

After the joy of Palm Sunday, we learned of the tragic fire in Paris which destroyed a large part of the medieval Notre Dame Cathedral. The spectacular scenes were quickly screened around the world. The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, and Prime Minister Teresa May, asked for bells at churches and cathedrals across the UK to be tolled in solidarity on Thursday 18th April at 7pm. We answered the call and our tenor was tolled for 7 minutes that evening. At the time of writing, over 1000 churches are reported as having rung their bells that evening.

On 11th May, we shall be ringing at Shelford and East Bridgford for our District Meeting. There are six bells at Shelford and East Bridgford has eight, presenting a bigger challenge.

If you are interested in taking part in the enjoyable activity of church bell ringing, please do get in touch. We are still short of people in our village to ring all our six bells together. We definitely would welcome volunteers to learn the art of change ringing and to keep it alive in Woodborough.

We practice on Thursday evenings from 7-8pm and ring for service on Sunday mornings from 9am or 9.30am depending on the time of the service. You will be welcome to come up the tower to see what we do at either ringing time. Please do phone me to make arrangements for your visit, or introduce yourself by email if you prefer.

Stephen Smith, Tower Captain
Tel 07817-979390

Woodborough Bridge Club

Established in 1986 – Affiliated to the EBU

Celebrating 30 years of Bridge

Woodborough Village Hall   –   Thurs 6.45pm for 7.00pm start.

An active club with a balance of experienced players willing to share their knowledge and intermediate  and less experienced  players keen to improve, you might want to come along and give it a go.

If you are a potential bridge player and possibly interested in joining a club, why not come along and give us a try?

We meet in Woodborough Village Hall on Thursday evenings at 6.45pm.

For more information get in touch or see our website (details below).

Please contact Jane (0115 9652595)  or