Work on our new play equipment is nearing completion, with the turf and grass seed taking root nicely. The finishing touches are the improved access at the entrance and the new gates arriving shortly. At last our beautiful Governors’ Field will re-open on Sunday 29th October.
World Record Paralympian Richard Whitehead, our distinguished close neighbour, has kindly agreed to cut the ribbon at the Governors’ Field at 1.00pm.
The Parish Council would like to again thank everyone for their patience and hope that you will come to enjoy the opening and the GREAT new play equipment!
During week commencing October 16th, a green questionnaire sheet will be 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.
Please return the questionnaire to the Village Hall or the village shop by November 30th.
If you have any questions, or do not receive a questionnaire, please contact the Clerk on 8498195 after October 23rd.
Nottinghamshire County Council have announced works to repair Main Street during October half term week. Through traffic will be diverted.
Letters have been delivered to Main Street properties giving them further detail of the works schedule. Unfortunately this has not been delivered to the properties in roads off Main Street - these residents will be particularly affected by the access arrangements.
This letter can be viewed here.
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.
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.