Pancake Day Races: What an excellent day of races on Roe Hill on Shrove Tuesday (March 5th). Children from the Woodborough Woods CofE School joined in and we all had a tremendous morning. Prizes, including Creme Eggs supplied by Woodborough Village Shop, were given to the winners and there was lots of cheering from the sidelines by parents, villagers and classmates.
Annual General Meeting: Our annual meeting was held on Tuesday March 5th from 7.30pm at the Institute on Roe Lane. We discussed the past year’s events, approved the annual accounts and discussed our future plans.
Village Cinema: Our next film night is on Saturday March 16th featuring Mama Mia: Here We Go Again. The show begins at 4pm with doors opening at 3.30pm at the Villlage Hall. Tickets available at the Post Office shop on Main Street or at the door. Prices are £5 for adult, £4 concessions and £12 for a family (2 adults and 2 children). Drinks and snacks will be available, including a full bar service. Great film – lots of fun for the entire family.
Coach Trip to Tamworth: Our next Over-60s coach trip will take us to the lovely historic town of Tamworth. If you fancy a lovely day out with a coffee break midway and a look around the sights of Tamworth, please call Carol Tansley on 965 2721. Tickets cost £12 and we will leave from the Four Bells Car Park at 8.30am on May 15th.
Over 65s New Year Party: We once again had a fantastic turn-out and a fun-filled evening at our annual Over 65s New Year Party.
We always have a good laugh, a drink, some delicious food and a quiz – and this year was one of the best! Thanks to all the many volunteers who made this event happen. We couldn’t imagine doing it without you. If anyone has comments or feedback from the evening, please let us know by email at email@example.com.
Poppies in Woodborough: As part of the nation-wide Battles Over event to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, the WCA helped coordinate activities in the village. After a massive effort by villagers, a banner and a series of decorations featuring poppies has been erected at Governor’s Field. Another display is at the Penfold on Main Street. Well done to everyone involved. There was also a special commemoration event on Nov 11th at the Governor’s Field at 7pm with a beacon lighting, church bells and tributes to the fallen. Click here to see more photos from the installation.
Woodborough Commemorates Battles Over: Calling all villagers. We would like to create a wall of poppies woven around the fencing on Governor’s Field, to add to the village’s commemoration of the 100 years since the end of World War One. We are inviting everyone in the village to knit, crochet or sew poppies. They will be used to create banners to stretch around the railings. You are welcome to make your own banner or individual flowers. You can use this pattern from BBC that was used in 2014. Any questions or comments please get in touch with Linda Taylor on 07703326913 or Linda Hancock at 9 Ploughman’s Avenue.
Brian Leafe Tribute: A lovely evening was organised at the Nag’s Head on Saturday May 5th to honour WCA former president Brian Leafe, who passed away last September. A hog roast was held in his honour with his son Tim taking charge of the roasting. His wife Mavis and children Jenny, Nigel and Val also attended as did many of his friends and colleagues from the village and farther afield. A bench was unveiled at the pub by the WCA trustees with a plaque to honour all his hard work and dedication to the community. It will be installed at the cricket ground behind the village hall in due course. Thanks to everyone who helped organise the hog roast and the bench dedication. It was an excellent evening! More photos here!
Our annual fireworks extravaganza went off with – you guessed it – a bang on Sunday November 5th this year at the Four Bells/ Governor’s Field at 7pm. The show was universally described as “the best ever” and was accompanied by oohs, ayes and lots of applause. We raised a good amount by passing the donation bucket around the crowd .. and we promise to put on another good show next year!
Best Kept Village: We’ve been to the official ceremony to collect the plaque on behalf of the village. We once again won our category in the Best Kept Village competition sponsored by the Campaign for Rural England . This year we organised two clean-up and clear-up events to spruce up the roadsides and make us look bright and welcoming. Let’s do it again next year and win the top prize!
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!
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.
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) Arthur Hancock (treasurer) (secretary – vacant post), Roz Holdsworth (recording secretary) Eric Simpson (web)