Coach Trip to Ludlow: Our next Over 60s Coach Trip will be to Ludlow on 17th May. Having managed to maintain the ticket price for so long we now find it necessary to raise the price slightly to £12 per ticket. I’m sure you will agree this still gives excellent value for money. Payment is needed at time of booking please – we can no longer ‘reserve’ places without payment. Please contact Carol, 9652721, to book your place on what is sure to be a very popular destination. Coach leaves from Four Bells. Click here to see some photos from previous coach trips – to get a flavour of what we do.
Street Market: It’s time to start thinking about one of our big events of the year – the annual Street Market on July 15th. If you are interested in having a stall at this year’s event, download a form from our Street Market page. We’ll have tombolas, entertainment, skittles, bouncy castle and food stalls to enjoy, so mark the date on your calendar now!
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!!!
Film Night: We had an excellent evening for our Spring Film Night on Saturday March 18th at 7pm. It was a fantastic film called Sully starring the inimitable TOM HANKS. It is the story of the heroic airline pilot Sully Sullenberger who landed his full Airbus on the Hudson River. An amazing story. Hope you can join us next time for our Autumn Film Night when we will have another good evening of cinematic entertainment and a chance to meet up with friends from the village. See you all there!
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)