Woodborough in Bloom is looking for new volunteers to help the team. Some of the long standing volunteers are no longer able to do as much as previously, and fresh hands are required if we want to keep up the standard of our village displays. COULD YOU HELP? We’re looking for new volunteers to join the bowser (watering) rota as well as help in planting the displays. Brute strength is just as welcome as gardening expertise! Everyone loves seeing the floral displays, so please help us ensure that they can carry on. Please contact the Clerk if you can help.

Woodborough Parish Council is replacing its Village Hall green crockery with a contemporary white range.

The green crockery is available free of charge for individuals or groups in the village. There is a range of items from plates, cups and saucers to teapots, serving dishes etc.

The Parish Council favours requests by individuals or groups who can demonstrate that the crockery will be used for its intended purpose.

Deadline for expressing an interest: 28th March 2019

For more details, contact:

Averil Marczak (Clerk) Tel: 8498195

The Notice of Election is published for Woodborough Parish Council. The election will take place on May 2nd.

For more details on how to stand for election, Gedling Borough Council's Democratic Services have produced a nomination pack. Nomination papers must be returned to Gedling Borough Council's Democratic Services, in person. The deadline for delivery of nomination papers is 4pm on Wednesday 3rd April 2019.

The Notice of Election is published for Gedling Borough Council. The election will take place on May 2nd.

The main focus of the team is around flooding. There are several willing volunteers who turn out when the village floods and the parish council thanks them all for their efforts in what can be very challenging circumstances.

It doesn’t involve huge amounts of time. There are roughly 2 meetings a year.

For more information please contact Margaret Briggs.

There is a copy of the Emergency Plan on the Parish Council website.

The Parish Council would like to thank Nick Blinston for all his hard work in chairing the Emergency Planning Committee over the last few years. He has decided to step down from this position due to other commitments.

WPC has set a precept of £72,532 for 2019/20. The precept is collected by Gedling Borough Council as part of the council tax bill.

This is an increase of 3.2% on the total precept raised but at household level it represents an increase of 3.7%. The difference arises because the number and mix of houses expected to pay council tax in 2019/20 varies slightly year on year.

A Band D property will pay £78.58 WPC Precept.



Woodborough Parish Council is calling on residents, passionate about their community to stand in the local elections in 2019.


What do councillors do?

Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on the decisions the council makes. Becoming a councillor will allow you to make a real difference in your community by engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs; making decisions on which services and projects the council should take forward; and getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community’s needs.

How long does it take?

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. This often includes attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking on behalf of the council to other bodies.

Can I stand?

There are only a few rules to stand for election. You must be:

  • • A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union
  • • 18 years of age or older
  • • Live in an area that is served by a local council

For more details, contact: Averil Marczak (Clerk)

Tel: 8498195

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