Willoughby on the Wolds
Located in beautiful countryside on the Leicestershire/Nottinghamshire border. Click here to read more about the village's location & history.
Willoughby's Telephone Box Wins Award!
Earlier this year, a defibrillator was installed in our village telephone box, at the crossroads.
We have just heard that as part of the Best Kept Village competition, the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has awarded us a certificate of merit for making good use of the telephone box!
Village resident Rob Bowyer led the campaign to raise money and install the life saving equipment, and he and all of us who helped out and donated thoroughly deserve this recognition.
We're very glad it's there, but let's hope we never need it!!
The Kindness of Strangers at Christmas
Two village residents have a special Christmas request:
Instead of sending Christmas cards to your village friends this year, why not donate a bag of groceries to the food bank in Loughborough? Tell your friends what you are planning and perhaps they'll do the same.
Donations can be taken to Emmanuel Church, Forest Road, Loughborough, or given to us at 52 Main Street, Willoughby.
Thanks you, Chris & Gretta Edley.
Willoughby is in the Top Ten Places To Live in the UK!!
We've all known it for years, but now it's official - Willoughby on the Wolds has been ranked 4th in the top 10 places to live in the UK!
A survey for the Quality of Life Index looked at 138 different areas and 24 different factors to determine which were the best places to live.
They considered salaries, working hours, life expectancy, hours of sunshine and disposable income, amongst other factors.
So this decision was reached without knowledge of so many other great reasons to live here:
- Our fantastic Village Breakfast
- The beautiful & historic church
- Our excellent village school
- The popular pub night
- The well equipped community park
- And so much more!
Why do you like living here? Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org & we'll feature your quote on the website.
Willoughby has a new Out of School Club!
Willoughby resident and mother of 3, Lisa Bunting, is offering a new Out of School Club for children who attend Willoughby Primary School.
The club will run Monday - Friday, with a breakfast session from 8am-9am and an after school session from 3.30pm - 5.30pm.
Lisa, who will be working alongside her friend and fellow mother, Amy Bull (from Wysall) says,
The breakfast session will include activities and breakfast, and we'll then take the children to school. At 3.30pm, we'll collect them from school and serve a snack and drink in the village hall. The children can also enjoy a light evening meal and fun activities before going home.
Lisa & Amy have also planned a series of first-come first-served after school special events, open to everyone, regradless of whether they usually attend the Out of School Club. These include cricket, jewellery making, baking and crafts. Click here to see the list in detail.
To find out more or to book your child's place, contact Lisa (07800 552861) or Amy (07817 787712) or email email@example.com
Willoughby has a fantastic community which enjoys getting together for a good time and often for a good cause. As well as the many one-off events we hold, we also have several regular community events - the Produce Market, Coffee & Chat, the Pub Night and the WOW Village Breakfast.
The produce market, coffee & chat is held on alternate Saturdays during Spring, Summer & Autumn. The next one is Saturday 9th November. Come along to the church for some homemade cake, proper coffee and to buy or sell produce.
The Pub Night was set up as a replacement for a village pub and has been really popular. It takes place on the last Friday of each month in the village hall, so the next one is 29th November.
The WOW Village Breakfast has been extremely popular! The team sources local ingredients where possible and serves a Full English and Continental breakfast. It takes place once per month on a Sunday; the next one is Sunday 8th December in the village hall.
Loving Life in Willoughby!
"There's a friendly atmosphere, it's very inclusive and there are lots of social activities for everyone to join in." Simon
"We have a vibrant community; varied activities often delivered by hard-working volunteers; caring neighbours & good friends." Liz
"I love it when I take the dog for a walk and the people I pass stop for a chat.
It is such a friendly place to live and everyone has always got time to say hello and give people a wave!" Susie
"I love living in the countryside, and whenever I think about moving to the town, I realise I could not cope with the pollution.
I get black spot on my roses, which I am told is a sign of clean air; an old remedy to get rid of it is to blow smoke over the leaves" Rae
Please get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your reasons for loving life in WIlloughby.
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