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During week commencing October 16th, a green questionnaire sheet was delivered to all homes in the parish. 

Following the purchase of the Sam Middup Field, this is the initial phase of consultation to draw up a "wish list" of facilities for the village. Once the Parish Council has received your views on leisure and meeting facilities, then more detailed and costed proposals can be drawn up for the Sam Middup Field. There will be further consultation at this and every stage.

Please do take the time to fill out the form. We are seeking the views of adults and also chlldren and young adults over the age of 11.

In Section 2, there is a list of ideas. There are some representative images here for some of the ideas which may not be familiar.

WE WILL STILL ACCEPT QUESTIONNAIRES DELIVERED TO THE VILLAGE HALL.

If you have any questions, or did not receive a questionnaire, please contact the Clerk on 8498195.

Unfortunately the Woodborough Wetlands flood mitigation project will not go ahead. The PC worked to explore alternative avenues that might have salvaged the project but these were unsuccessful.

Woodborough Parish Council is enormously appreciative of the tremendous efforts made by the Environment Agency to try to get this project off the ground and will continue to work with them.

Georgina Preston of the Environment Agency said:

As you will already be aware, in January 2017 we held an event at Woodborough Village Hall regarding our outline plans for a wetland area on land off Bank Hill, in Woodborough village. Since then, we have continued to discuss the proposals with the landowner to finalise a design.

The proposed wetland would have remained in the ownership of the private landowner. The Environment Agency would have taken on maintenance of the critical flood defence aspects of the scheme, with the remaining parts being maintained and managed by the landowner. We had continued to work with the landowner to finalise the design and maintenance plans. These schemes require partnership working and agreement from both sides. Initially it looked like it could work really well, but as the scheme progressed we were unable to reach a resolution that would satisfy both parties and as such we are unable to progress this scheme further.

We are disappointed not to be able to construct this wetland and will continue to explore other opportunities in the future.

The external auditor, Grant Thornton, has concluded the audit for the year ended March 31st 2017.

View the Notice of Conclusion of Audit.

The signed annual return and auditors' report can be viewed on the Accounts tab above.

WPC apologises to the children and families of the village for the extended closure of the Governors' Field.

Unfortunately our supplier - HAGS - has experienced supply difficulties and, despite looking ready for play, there are some crucial parts missing. We are in daily contact with the supplier to get the job done as quickly as possible. We share your frustration and disappointment and thank you for your patience.

A Celebration Event is being organised by the GREAT team for Sunday October 29th - please put this date on your calendars, more details will follow. 

Woodborough has won its section of the Best Kept Village Competition (villages with a population from 700 - 2000) and will now go through to the final. The next stages of judging take place during the last 2 weeks of September and the first week of October.

A huge thank you and congratulations to the WCA for their work and leadership, and to Woodborough in Bloom for their colourful displays! Thanks as well to all of their volunteers and to everyone in the village for helping to ensure that the frontages and public places look at their best.

Please can all Village Hall users - whether they use the hall every day or once in a blue moon - take time to read the Emergency Evacuation and Fire Procedures to ensure that everyone is familiar with these procedures in the event of an emergency or fire.

Click below to see further visualisations of the new play equipment:

 

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The Parish Council is pleased to confirm that new play equipment for the Governors' Field is now on order.

Congratulations and a huge vote of thanks goes to the Woodborough GREAT team, led by Ian Brown. WIth energy, creativity and commitment, not to mention hundreds of hours of hard work, they have masterminded a new layout full of modern and exciting equipment and importantly have secured significant grant funding from 3 bodies, meaning that the Parish will be required to meet less than a third of the cost.

Colin Starke, GREAT team member and Parish Councillor said:

"As you will probably already have heard, new play equipment for Governor’s Field is no longer a dream! The Woodborough GREAT team reached its fundraising target and has just ordered a whole new range of exciting and challenging play equipment which will be installed on the Field this summer. Thanks to grants from WREN, the Samuel Eden Trust, Nottinghamshire County Council, profits from last year’s Street Market stall and the GREAT quiz night, several donations from residents, and a substantial contribution from our Parish Council, we will have GREAT new play facilities for our young people to start enjoying in a few months’ time. Inevitably Governor’s Field must be closed for several weeks to allow our supplier to install the new equipment. This is likely to be from mid June to mid July, so that it is ready for the summer holidays. An exact date for the start of the installation will be announced later. We hope that all users of the Field will bear with us during the closure."

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