News – Page 10

Woodborough Bridge Club

Hello all you bridge players staying at home and missing the fellowship and competitive spirit of our weekly meetings.

Worry not, there is good news: through the stalwart efforts of John, one of our members, a pairs event has been set up on Bridge Base On Line.

Go to BBO on line, register and you will be able to join other members in an on line game.

Any technical difficulty in sorting out the mechanics can be solved by contacting a member of the committee.

Keep well, stay safe and enjoy bridge through the wonders of modern technology.

For more information please contact Jane (0115 9652595)  or

Nottingham City Transport’s Replacement Medilink Service

Nottingham City Transport will be temporarily operating a replacement Medilink service between City Hospital, Wilkinson Street Park & Ride and the QMC Main Entrance from Monday 20th April.

This replacement service is provided with support and agreement from Nottingham City Council and the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and will be free to use by everyone.

Buses will run every 30 minutes between approx. 05:45 and 19:45 on weekdays. Download timetable

If you are currently travelling through the City Centre to the hospitals and changing buses, this Medilink service may be an alternative way to make your journey. View the route map here

Buses will serve all the usual Medilink stops between City Hospital and QMC Main Entrance:

City Hospital Campus – South Entrance, Green Entrance, Dundee House, Purple Car Park, Radiotherapy, Main Entrance, Day Surgery / Outpatients

City Hospital / Hucknall Road

Wilkinson Street Park and Ride and Tram Stop

Nuthall Road (to QMC) or Newlyn Drive (to City Hospital)

Bluecoat School

Chalfont Drive

The Crown

QMC Main Entrance (no other stops on campus served)

Buses will not serve Queens Drive Park & Ride Site due to low usage, with Wilkinson Street Park & Ride Site available as an alternative for Medilink customers.


Hello again to you all, and thank you once again for your continuing suport – we really do appreciate it very very much! It will be so wonderful when we can open the front door again and welcome you back to The Bookcase – even if it is maybe only one at a time!!

The orders you have placed so far are all coming through thank goodness, and from now on it is a smoother process although we are still being told to allow 5-7 days. If anyone is still waiting for an order placed more than 2 weeks ago please do let me know. I have also now been able to order stock from publishers so in the next week or so I will send out an email with some fresh stock details – I’ve ordered lots of “feelgood” reads!

And now I hope you won’t mind if I share something more personal which I am taking part in. Today the 2.6 Challenge is launched in place of the London Marathon and it is to raise money for charities who are struggling with the cuts in their income. I support Nottinghamshire Hospice because they were amazing in their care of my Mother when she died in November 2018. It is no exaggeration to say that they transformed her final days for us all and I will be forever grateful to them.

So I wanted to use this opportunity to spread the word and to say that if you are able to donate to my Just Giving page that would be so very much appreciated. My husband and I are going to walk 2.6 miles per day for 26 days and have set ourselves an ambitious target to raise £2,600! Every little helps as the saying goes!
First walk completed this morning…

The link is here for you to copy and paste into your browser –  thank you so very much in advance for any support you can give to this wonderful organisation by clicking HERE.

And now back to books! Don’t forget that we are displaying varied selections of books in our windows. If you are passing by on your daily walk and spot something you would like to buy, please do contact me and it can be arranged!

Also if you need to send gifts then we can chat through ideas from our stock, or of course we can email a Bookcase voucher to you for you to forward to the lucky recipient! These can be of any value and you can pay by phone with a card or by bank transfer. The recipient can them contact us at any point to order books which we can arrange with free carriage. We can also accept National Book Tokens over the telephone or by email – all you need to do is let me know the number on the back of the token and I can check the value and redeem any amount you want to spend.

Do please keep in touch with us through our website and on Instagram and Facebook where we will be posting regular updates.

You can still order books by emailing us with queries or by calling Jane on 07974 609945.

We are more than happy to help in any way so please stay in touch and don’t hesitate to ask!

Gedling Glass Collections

Gedling Borough Council is reinstating glass collections across the borough from Saturday 2 May. The decision was made by the Leader, Deputy Leader and Chief Executive last week after listening to the concerns of residents balanced alongside the considerable pressure Coronavirus has placed on frontline council staff, including refuse collectors.

The council will begin the process with a special collection this Saturday, to deal with the backlog of glass boxes with staff working extra hours to meet the demand.

The council has been able to maintain critical waste and recycling services despite staffing shortages caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. The council drafted in staff from the leisure centres to help ensure critical services could continue and are now ready to begin the process of collecting glass.

Residents can find out when their glass boxes will be collected by signing up to the council’s free email bin alert reminders or by visiting the website 

School Mini Bus Driver

We are looking for a self employed person to drive our school mini bus.  Times are adhoc so you will need to be flexible. Role would suit a retired or semi-retired person. 

You must hold a category D1 driving license without restrictions.  Training will be provided.  Enhanced DBS check will be undertaken.

Interested? We would love to hear from you.  Please contact Sam at Woodborough Woods School for an informal chat.  0115 9652136