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Willoughby on the Wolds

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Our village Primary School is rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted. Click here to visit the School's website

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Get fit this new year!

David & Jeremy demonstrating the equipment to a thrilled crowd!

Willoughby's park has some exciting new exercise equipment!

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Then enjoy a full English at our popular monthly Village Breakfast!

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Allotments in Willoughby?

The Willoughby Parish Council is considering possible alternative uses for the Parish Field, which is a pasture field on the eastern corner between Back Lane and Occupation Lane, looking at ways of making it more of a community asset.

One suggestion is to convert part or all of the field into allotments – but this depends on what demand there now is for such a facility.

If you, or someone that you know, would be interested in renting an allotment in the Parish Field, or in forming an allotment society to set up and run such allotments, please let me know by Tuesday 10th January.

Alternative suggestions for the future use of the Parish Field would also be of interest to the Parish Council.

Don Aldiss

don.aldiss@btinternet.com ; 01509 880 932

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Willoughby's Halloween Frights!

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WILLOUGHBY TEA PARTY!

We raised £750! Thank you!

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Shale Gas in Nottinghamshire

Much of Nottinghamshire, including the area around Willoughby on the Wolds, has recently been licensed for shale gas exploration.

Anticipating the many questions that would follow applications for exploratory drilling in the licensed areas, Notts County Council organised a seminar at which representatives of all the regulatory agencies addressed councillors and other interested parties, explaining in detail how shale gas exploration and development will be controlled in the UK.

Willoughby parish councillor, Don Aldiss attended and presented this report.

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Notts Wolds Way

Tuesday 23rd August saw the launch of the Notts Wolds Way, a new linear walk of 26 miles, set up by the Nottinghamshire Footpaths Preservation Society.  The path, from Bunny to Cropwell Butler, is divided into 4 stages, each passing through an attractive and interesting part of south Nottinghamshire. Read more here.

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We Will Remember Them

In June this year, 4 villagers travelled to France to visit the graves of 8 Willoughby men who gave their lives in the Great War. Click here to view the photos they took.

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Gardens of Willoughby

Party in the Park!

 

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​St Mary & All Saints Parish Church, Willoughby on the Wolds has successfully secured a grant of £45,600 from the Government's Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund to address urgent roof repairs that will ensure it is weather tight, safe and open for use.

It is one of 502 grants from a total funding package of £30 million that has been announced for urgent roof repairs for places of worship across the UK by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

The fund is administered by the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) on behalf of the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).  More details are available at: www.lpowroof.org.uk

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WOW!

VILLAGE BREAKFAST WINS AWARD!!

The team behind the fantastic and popular Willoughby village breakfast received an award in November, as winners of the Building Strong Communities category of the Rushcliffe Community Awards!

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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:

Why do you like living here? Let us know by emailing wotwweb@hotmail.co.uk & we'll feature your quote on the website.

Click here for an article in The Independent about the survey, and here for more detailed about the survey.

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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

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"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

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"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

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