The Governors' Field opening hours are 10 - 6 daily. We continue with our programme of daily cleaning and ask you please to be understanding if occasionally we don't manage to open on time. We thank our wonderful helpers for their time and commitment. 

Like many other familiar places, the Governors' Field isn't quite the same as it was before Covid-19. We have removed certain pieces of equipment and erected signage limiting numbers. The key touch points in the park will be cleaned daily, but we are asking everyone to make sure they take extra responsibility for hygiene.

We are still keen to recruit volunteers to help us with the daily cleaning tasks and the unlocking/locking of the gate. If you can help, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please enjoy the park and observe the new rules, so that we can all play our part in stopping the spread of Covid-19.

The Parish Council has received notification of an important consultation that has opened: 

Message from Greater Nottingham Planning Partnership

Dear Sir/Madam,

Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan – Growth Options Consultation

I am writing to you as you have registered with our joint consultation database so that we can let you know when we are preparing or updating planning policy documents.

Gedling Borough, Broxtowe Borough, Nottingham City and Rushcliffe Borough Councils are working together to prepare the Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan, which will set out the Councils’ strategy for future development up to 2038.

The Strategic Plan will set out the key vision for development across the Greater Nottingham area up to 2038 building on the strengths of the existing Core Strategies, promoting sustainable development patterns and addressing climate change.

The first formal stage in preparing the Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan is the Growth Options document.  This document includes a series of questions to establish the scope of the draft Strategic Plan which will be consulted on in 2021.

The Growth Options document does not include draft policies at this stage or identify how or where future development will take place.

More information on the Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan can be found online at and details of how comments can be made to the Growth Options document can be found online at

The deadline for comments is Monday 14 September 2020.

If you have any queries or would like any additional information, please do not hesitate to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0115 876 4594.

Yours faithfully,

Matt Gregory
On behalf of the Greater Nottingham Planning Partnership

Due to ongoing restrictions we have been unable to hold the Annual Meeting of the Parish.

Please see the report that covers the issues which would have been presented in normal times, and the unaudited accounts for last year.

Gedling Borough Council and Nottinghamshire County Council are setting up plans to help elderly and vulnerable residents who are self isolating due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Gedling Borough Council have set up "Giving for Gedling".

Residents who are prepared to volunteer can sign up.

Residents in need of help can also sign up. We know that many neighbours in Woodborough are happy to help - but vulnerable and elderly residents are encouraged to register at Giving for Gedling now, to make sure that they are included in any potential future plans, which may include food parcels and other practical help.   

Signing up is quick and simple if you have internet access -

Residents in need of help can also call Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 5008080 between the hours of 8 and 6 (Monday to Friday) and discuss their needs.

Dear Resident

I am aware that many of you have been badly affected by the recent floods in Woodborough and Lambley. I am happy to report that there is some financial assistance available at this stressful and upsetting time.

Residents may be eligible for grants from Gedling Borough Council and a further £120 grant from Nottinghamshire County Council if your property has been flooded.

The application for Gedling Borough Council is subject to a flood impact assessment which can be obtained from the customer service department at Gedling Borough Council. The Customer Service Department will be able to advise residents on the technicalities and there is flood information available on Gedling Borough Council’s website.

Business may also be able to apply for a reduction in their business rates for up to 3 months additionally there is Business Recovery Grant available from Nottinghamshire County Council of up to £2,500.

Additionally, there is grant of up to £5,000 to help protect your home and/or business from future flooding. This grant will help homes and businesses to become more resilient to flooding by helping to pay for a range of property improvements such as flood resistance doors.

Residents and Businesses can contact Gedling Borough Council on – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephoning the Council on 0115 901 3901 and speak to one of the customer service members.

If any residents have any queries or concern please do not hesitate to contact me on my e-mail address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on my mobile 07906 325165

Cllr Helen Greensmith

Dumbles Ward (covering Woodborough and Lambley)

Following his co-option to the PC, welcome to John Newsome who is our 11th councillor. We now have a full complement of members.

Cllr Pat Woodfield is the new Chairman of Woodborough PC.

Responsibilities for the new council are as follows:


Member(s) responsible


Pat Woodfield

Vice chair

Andrew Gough, John Charles-Jones


Pat Woodfield, Andrew Gough, John Charles-Jones

Village Hall

Jane Stone


Jane Stone, Colin Starke, Charles Wardle


Patrick Smith, John Charles-Jones, Daniel Raynor, all

Conservation Area/TPO

Patrick Smith


Andrew Gough

Rights of Way

Andrew Gough


Paul Berrisford

Sports clubs & playing field

Paul Berrisford

Institute liaison

Paul Berrisford

Governors’ Field inc play equipment

Colin Starke

Sam Middup Field

Daniel Raynor

Maintenance inc Lengthsman/Gardenscape liaison

Charles Wardle

Flood scheme/EA liaison

Margaret Briggs, John Charles-Jones

Emergency planning team liaison

Margaret Briggs

Health & safety

Colin Starke

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