News – Page 11

Gedling Police Newsletter For April

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Woodborough Village  Facebook Group

Hi everyone – I’m delighted to tell you that the  Woodborough Village Facebook Group  that Sophie Hopkin and I set up last month now has 534 members. This is absolutely fantastic and it is proving extremely popular with great interaction and community spirit.  We’ve  had a wonderful virtual Easter Bonnet Competition for the children organised by Anna Kirby, we’ve enjoyed countless photos of the countryside in and around our beautiful village and the current highlight is seeing all the wonderful painted stones that Sarah Carley is leaving around the village and footpaths for people to  ‘find’. We’ve been able to help many people out with  answers to information requests and we are doing a great job of recycling our preloved items. Long may this village facebook  group continue to support  our village and bring us together in these difficult times. Please join up if you are not already a member! It’s free!

Lynne Morgan – 0115 965 4745


Due to the coronavirus outbreak, classes and services are cancelled at CORE until further notice.

We welcome telephone calls on 0115 8470551 or emails on if you need advice or support in the current circumstances. We may be able to supply practical help if you are self-isolating.

Please be aware that Citizen’s Advice Bureau are suspending face to face surgeries so will not be available at CORE on Mondays. You can still phone their main office on 0300 330 5457 or visit or

The CORE Job Club remains open for remote help on  Further, we have a new dedicated telephone number for you to phone for direct help, 07484199482. They will still be able to help you with preparing CVs etc.

The CORE Centre
17 St Wilfred’s Square, Calverton, Nottingham NG14 6FP

Tel 0115 8470551

Want to know more about the CORE Centre?
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Parkinson’s Support Group

Our members cannot wait for the restrictions on their lives caused by the lockdown to be eased so they can meet up with their family and friends again.  However they have strived to make the best of the situation using the internet and telephones.  Lynda & Pete took part in a family quiz which involved their daughters and grandchildren in England & Dubai.  They said is was great fun and brought them all much joy.

Sue has been using the internet to join in ‘P D Warrier’ and ‘Power for Parkinsons’ exercise classes and upgrading her French language skills.  By also doing embroidery and gardening she is ensuring she is in good mental and physical shape.  Christine says Bryan is thouroughly enjoying all the cooking of his favourite old fashioned meals although she is a bit concerned about their waistlines. 

Our youngest members Danny Webb and Lorraine Jones are two of the front line heros we all clap for on Thursday nights.  Danny says his job collecting waste from hospitals and GP surgeries puts him at risk but Lorraine who tends to patients in their own homes is even more at risk.  We hope these two special people do not end up paying a big price for their help for others.

Turning forward the clocks was a blessing for Michael who had been totally self isolating until then. He now walks his dog Gilbert at daybreak when more sensible people are still tucked up in bed. As Gilbert is attached to Michael’s mobility scooter  Sandra goes along as pooper scooper!  Most of us have the most colourful and neatest gardens ever and have resumed doing jigsaws.

Michael with Gilbert

If you would like to know more about this friendly independent group please contact Michael &  Michael on 01636 812399 or email

We meet from 11.00 – 1.00 on the 2nd Saturday of the month at Reach UK, Prebend Passage, Southwell NG25 0JH – Just £1 per person and a plate of food towards the buffet lunch.