The Annual Meeting of the Parish, scheduled for April 28th, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Regulations now permit the Parish Council to meet remotely. It held a successful meeting via Zoom on April 14th. Future meetings will be held via Zoom while restrictions remain in place.

The public is able to observe the meetings. Details of how to do this for each meeting can be found in the Next Meeting box on the home page.

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.

The Governors' Field is closed until further notice due to the pandemic.

Routine grass cutting across parish facilities will continue while permitted, providing personnel are able to work.

We know that the playing field is being well used by runners and walkers and the presentation of the cemetery is of high importance.

Our team know to maintain social distancing rules. Please show your support with a thumbs up or a wave - it will be much appreciated.

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)

Inspector Chris Pearson  is keen to work closely with the village.

Read his latest newsletter, February 2020.

Public Health researchers at the University of Nottingham, based in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, are interested in understanding the impact of living in a flood risk area on mental health and quality of life.
As Woodborough is an area ‘at-risk’ of flooding, residents over 18 years of age are being asked to take part in a research study called ‘Exploring the impact of living in a floodrisk area on mental health and quality of life’.  

A letter from Margaret Briggs, Chair of Woodborough Emergency Planning Committee and Woodborough Parish Councillor

15th November 2019

I would like to thank all the volunteer flood wardens who were out yesterday in very difficult circumstances. Particular thanks go to Sue Walker who co ordinated us so well.

Also many thanks go out to the residents who helped their friends and neighbours protect their properties. Our sympathies go out to the people in the village who were unable to keep the water from their houses.

Thanks to the staff at Woodborough School and Playgroup for taking care of the children until their parents were able to get into the village to pick them up.

We flood wardens were very grateful for the cups of tea and coffee offered and brought to us whilst we were manning our posts. Thank you.

We will be having a debrief meeting. If anyone has any comments please let me know.

If anyone would be interested in becoming a flood warden please get in touch with me. My email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Once again thank you all for your efforts, great community spirit. What a lovely village we live in.

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