Due to flooding, the meeting scheduled for 4th December will now be held on 11th December. 

The agenda for the 4th December will be re-dated and subject to small modifications.

Thank you to all who attended the public meeting held on 28th October.

To support Woodborough's case for more investment in flood resilience measures, two points were made very strongly:

  • please can everyone whose property was affected by flood water fill out the Gedling form and return it to Gedling BC as detailed, or to the Parish Council via the Village Hall letterbox. (This is the form on green paper that was handed out at the meeting). If your neighbours were affected, please encourage them to fill out the form too. Investment is made in the geographies where most properties would benefit, so if damage in Woodborough goes under reported then - put simply - we lose out.
  • investment in flood resilience schemes is always a political decision, so please contact our MP Mark Spencer. Ask for a meeting, or write him a letter or email and explain how you have been affected by flooding. Details for Mark Spencer are as follows:

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     Sherwood Constituency Office, Room 3, Under One Roof, 3A Vine Terrace, Hucknall, Nottingham NG15 7HN

      At the next election, Woodborough will become part of the Gedling constituency. Tom Randall (Conservative) is the sitting MP and his contact details are:

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     28A High Street, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 7DZ

     The Labour candidate is Michael Payne and his contact details are:

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     2b The Mount, Redhill, Nottingham NG5 8LU


The full meeting notes and further details of how to apply for homeowner flood damage funding will be published here in due course.

From Nottinghamshire County Council:

Residents whose homes have flooded are reminded they are eligible for support through the fund, which offers a one-off payment of £120.

Small or micro businesses with up to 49 employees, whose premises have flooded, will be eligible to apply for an emergency payment of up to £300 to help them cope with the immediate, short-term loss of income.

How to apply for the Hardship Fund:

Please call the county council’s contact centre on 0300 500 8080. Customer Service Centre staff are available between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Thursday and between 8.30am and 4.30pm on Friday to take information, and payments will be made to those who are eligible.

A public meeting has been arranged for Saturday 28th October, 10.30am till 12 noon, at the Village Hall.

The meeting is organised by Woodborough Parish Council, supported by Woodborough FLAG, Cllr Helen Greensmith (GBC) and Cllr Boyd Elliott (NCC).

The purpose of the meeting is to understand the sequence of events on Friday 20th October and to review the response (what went well, what could be done differently).

We also need to understand whose properties have been affected and how. Reporting the flooding accurately will give us the best chance of securing more flood resilience measures.

To this end we particularly want to hear from anyone whose property has been damaged by flood water.


More details to follow.


The audit for 2022/23 has concluded.

For further details see the Notice of Conclusion of Audit and details on the Accounts page.

Please can everyone do their bit to keep our drains clear!

Please remove any leaves or hedge cuttings from gardens and paths near Main Street, to stop them blowing onto the carriageway where they will accumulate in the gutters and block our drains.

Please don't use leaf blowers to move leaves, hedge cuttings or cut grass beyond your property's boundary. If you see anyone doing this, please be a friend to the village and ask them to bag and remove the cuttings instead!

Following the resignation of our Lengthsman, a job vacancy has arisen.


Woodborough Parish Council is seeking to appoint a “Parish Lengthsman”.

The role includes regular weekly litter picking around the village, including keeping the bus shelters clear and emptying parish bins. As and when needed, the lengthsman is responsible for helping to keep the road drains clear, clearing minor debris discharged onto the highway, cutting back overgrown and encroaching hedges and grass verges, clearing leaves and snow as well as identifying and reporting damage or hazards. Maintenance tasks eg repairing the parish benches may also be included in the job description subject to agreement. A minimum of 30 hours work per month are required but may be expanded depending on what needs to be done. Hours can be worked flexibly across the week.

The ideal candidate will be physically fit, enjoy working outdoors and take pride in our communal spaces. Experience of safety and hazard identification would be an advantage. You will be expected to use your own car (mileage expenses paid).

We offer a pension scheme and holiday entitlement.

The rate of pay is £11.63 per hour (pay award pending).

If you are interested in this role, please email your CV along with a covering letter to:

Averil Marczak, Clerk to WPC

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (email for queries and applications)

Applications are welcomed now and the previous deadline has been extended.

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