Category: Woodborough

Latest news from Woodborough Bridge club

During April, Woodborough Bridge club’s three teams will be completing their matches for the current season. The league is very closely contested this year and the club hopes its teams will be able to maintain their current strong positions. Members…

How to object to the latest crematorium plans

The long-running issue of proposed crematorium development at Catfoot Lane, Lambley, has entered a new phase. A judicial review into the decision of Gedling Borough Council to grant planning permission for development in the protected Green Belt was heard in…

2016 Plough Play tour dates announced

The annual cycle of Calverton Plough Plays, which tour pubs in the Dumbles area performing a version of an ancient folk drama, has been confirmed for 14-16 January 2016. Performed by Crappps, the Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation…

Bridge club raises cash for NSPCC

Woodborough Bridge Club reports a packed village hall for its first charity afternoon tea and bridge drive, held on 21 October 2015. At the start of the afternoon Mrs Jenny Farr, president of the Nottingham Branch of the NSPCC, gave…

Foodie triumph for Four Bells

WOODBOROUGH’s Four Bells has been named the county’s best pub for dining in the first annual Nottingham Food and Drink Awards. Landlord Craig Smith collected the trophy on 25 June, during an awards evening at the East Midlands Conference Centre.…

Bridge club moves forward

Woodborough Bridge Club has provided a number of updates. 29 players attended the intermediate seminars which started in May, where the topic of opening and responding to ‘no trump’ calls was explored and practice hands played. A charity bridge drive…

Turbine farmer nominated for award

The farmer at the centre of the Woodborough wind turbine controversy has been nominated for a national conservation award. Woodborough Park Farm’s owners John and Cathy Charles-Jones are among the five finalists for the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group’s (FWAG)…

Blooming spring show for Woodborough Horticultural Society

Woodborough Horticultural Society reports that its spring show in April 2015 saw entries up and a healthy turnout of visitors. Class winners and trophy winners were: Lyndon Clements, Margaret Allsopp, Mike Rowan, Jill Brown, Inga Filmer, Phil McCann, Jill Hicking,…

St George’s Play to hit local pubs

Those silly buggers from the Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society (Crappps) will be interfering with drinkers at various local pubs this Saturday, 25 April 2015, in order to perform their St George’s play. The troupe will be…

In comes the 2015 Plough Plays

THE good folk and true of the Calverton Real Ale & Plough Play Preservation Society (Crappps) will undertake their annual tour of local village pubs this weekend, performing the unique Plough Play and raising funds for charity. Plough Plays, or Mummers…