News – Page 10

Woodborough Bridge Club

Starting on 28th June 2020. Woodborough’s Virtual Club on BBO.

We run two drives every week. Open to all members and visitors

MONDAY 2.15pm Teams of 4. This is free. Contact John Edwards or Jane Hall, or email the club via the website

THURSDAY 7.15pm Duplicate Pairs. $3. 18 boards. MPs and NGS awarded. You need to be registered with WBC beforehand; this can be done on the website.

For more information please contact Jane (0115 9652595)  or

Nottingham City Transport Returning to Normal Timetables from 28th June 2020

All suspended services will be reinstated from Sunday 28th June, with all services (except NightBuses) returning to normal timetables on all days too.

This will see the frequency of buses throughout Nottingham significantly increase, providing maximum capacity for people to be able to space out when they travel.

Changes to Blue Line 40 and Yellow Line 70 which should have been introduced at the end of March 2020 will also be introduced. The 40 will serve Winwood Heights and Edwards Lane Estate and the 70 will serve Norwich Gardens and Sandhurst Road.

NCT services 1, 26 and 49 will continue to operate on an “exact fare only” basis, with no change available from the driver. Tickets for Outer Area journeys are available on the NCTX Buses app.

Timetables for all services from 28th June are now available on the NCTX Buses app and on our website.


Facial Coverings

A reminder that it is now a requirement for passengers to wear a facial covering on public transport.

Thank you to the majority of our customers who have complied with this new government requirement and worn a facial covering on the bus.

There are legitimate exemptions to wearing a facial covering, which includes people who have a disability and young children as well as people in specific circumstances. A full list of exemptions is available on our website.

If you are not covered by the exemptions, please wear a facial covering to help protect others. If you do not wear a facial covering and do not have a legitimate exemption, you may be fined by the police, who are responsible for enforcement of this rule.

Please do not judge those who are not wearing a facial covering, as they may be covered by one of the exemptions and there is no obligation for people to share their personal and sensitive conditions with others, including our drivers.

If you are exempt, we have provided Journey Assistance cards, which you can discretely show the driver when boarding. 


Newark Book Festival is going online this year with a lovely programme of events from 9th – 12th July. See for details of the authors they have appearing. Sara Bullimore and her team have done an amazing job in such challenging times to put together this event and she has kindly asked us to be the bookseller partner again – so our virtual bookstall is on our shop website under Events and then What’s On! There is a special offer of 3 for 2 on all the paperbacks and £5 off all the hardbacks. We have signed bookplates for most of these so I hope you can join in with this lovely celebration of books and reading.

At The Bookcase safety measures continue to be in place as follows:

– hand sanitiser available to be used on entering and leaving the shop
– disposable gloves available to be worn for browsing if you would like to handle the books
– disposable masks available if you wish to wear one
– protective screen installed at the counter (very unobtrusive!)
– signage directing you to the front door for browsing and to the back door for collections

I really want you to feel safe and confident when you are shopping with us, and at the same time I am hopinh it is as discreet as possible so that it is still a lovely and welcoming environment.

Our opening hours will be as follows until the end of August:

Tuesday     10am – 4pm
Wednesday 10am – 4pm
Thursday    10am – 4pm
Saturday    10am – 1pm


Ash Grove Goes Up in the World

It’s over 30 years since the first house was built on Ash Grove in Woodborough, and the developer subsequently put in a temporary road surface. With little or no maintenance in all that time, became an eyesore and a hazard to residents – especially as the meagre street lighting failed and was not repaired.

During this time the residents received no information from the developer regarding plans for finishing or maintaining the road, and it was only through the efforts of local Councillor Helen Greensmith and Mark Spencer MP that progress was made.

Fast forward 30+ years, and the “temporary” road surface is at last being brought up to a proper standard, suitable for adoption by NCC.

Contractors are now coming to the end of 3+ weeks of work, including the excavation of an extensive 2.5m deep trench for a new sewer pipe (and that’s a pretty deep hole!).

Hopefully, in next month’s edition, you’ll be able to see the newest road surface in the village.