Street Market: It’s almost time for one of our big events of the year – the annual Street Market on Saturday July 15th. If you are interested in having a stall at this year’s event, it’s not too late so download a form from our Street Market page. We’ll have a dog show, tombolas, skittles, bouncy castle and food stalls to enjoy, so mark the date on your calendar now! SATURDAY JULY 15th starting at 1 pm.
Best Kept Village: We’re just been informed that we are through to the next round of the competition. This is excellent news as we didn’t manage to make the finals last year! So let’s impress the judges who will be going round our village again for the second round of judging. We hope they find ours to be worthy winners once again! We have organised two clean-up and clear-up events recently to spruce up the roadsides and make us look bright and welcoming. Please help out by clearing and pruning your own frontages!
Coach Trip to Ludlow: Our Over 60s Coach Trip to Ludlow on 17th May was a fun but slightly rainy experience. Well, to be honest it was a very rainy trip, but we still managed to enjoy the day out in a lovely part of the country. Click here to see some photos from the trip – to get a flavour of the day.
Pancake Races: A cracking day for the annual races with hundreds on hand. Plenty of parents and villagers joined the children from Woodborough Woods school for a morning of fun. Lots of good races too as the pupils raced up the hill!!!
Over 65’s Party at the Village Hall: We had a very busy and successful event in January. Our annual over-65s party which included a scrumptious meal served by our glamourous staff and a glass of sherry or two. It was all free-of-charge and was once again a fun evening with games, a Steve Derry quiz and music from Christine Smith’s Blend in the form of an old-time music hall . If you are interested in next year’s event, please contact us here or on our Facebook page.
Loose Chippings: Due to low ticket sales, we have decided to cancel our annual Winter Party at the Village Hall on Saturday, December 10th at 7.30pm. We apologise for this but of course a full refund will be given to anyone who purchased tickets. Please return to the vendor for a refund.
Facebook: We now have a Facebook page so if you want to keep up-t0-date or comment on any of our events or activities, have a look at our page. It’s free!
Our annual fireworks extravaganza went off with a bang on Saturday Nov 5th at the Four Bells/ Governor’s Field. The mushy peas, burgers and extra treats went down real well too. Many thanks to everyone who attended and helped organise the event. We will do it all again next year – which will be on the Saturday Nov 4th.
Coach Trip to Coventry: Another day out organised by Carol Tansley and the WCA. This time the destination was Coventry on Sept 21st and we now have
some photos and a report! The coach left in decent weather and almost on time! All comments so far have been very positive – read all about it in our Coach Trip page.
Street Market and Hog Roast: We had an excellent day at our annual street market. There were tonnes of activities and stalls with everything from tombola to tasty baked treats. We also had the best darn dog show in the village and the weather was fabulous! And the Hog Roast on August 13th was also a fun event.
Community Clean-up: Thanks to everyone who came out to help with the Best Kept Village clean-up. Every bit helps, and the village is actually looking very dapper in the early summer sunshine! We didn’t make it to the finals of the BKV competition this year, but the hedges and gardens do look wonderful.
Emergency Plan: Here is a link to the rcently updated Woodborough Emergency Plan prepared by the parish council. Please read and if you have any questions there are contact numbers in the document.
WCA Bingo: Join us on the third Friday of every month for our monthly bingo at the Institute.
Village Events: A good web resource is Woodborough Web where you’ll find events and news about the village.
Speedwatch: An initiative to slow down the traffic in our village is under way – it is led by the parish council and supported by the WCA. We need more volunteers and you can “read all about it” in the latest Speedwatch report.
About us: The WCA is a registered charity that works to improve the social life of the people of Woodborough. Anyone who is a resident of the village is a member of the association and you are welcome to join us for our monthly committee meetings.
Meetings: On the first Tuesday of every month, we have a meeting to discuss issues and manage upcoming events. We do have fun, believe me! Come and join us if you have a chance at the Methodist School Room (just across from the Four Bells). Everyone is welcome. We start at 7.30pm.
Officers: Linda Taylor (chair) Elizabeth Nicholas (vice chair) Graham Weatherall (treasurer) (secretary – vacant post), Roz Holdsworth (recording secretary) Eric Simpson (web) Brian Leafe (president)