Loughborough Echo

Willoughby on the Wolds


PLAYGROUP. Extra children aged between two and five years are welcome to join Willoughby-on-the-Wolds Pre-School Playgroup.

The group is open in term time on Mondays to Thursdays from 8.45 am until 3.15 pm and offers full or half days.

The popular Baby and Toddler Group returns to the Village Hall on Wednesday mornings from November 3 and is open to babies and their carers from pregnant mums through to two year olds.

The drop-in sessions run from 9.30 am until 11 am and cost £2 per family including a drink and a snack

EXHIBITION. Today’s pictures came to the assistance of yesterday’s monuments when an exhibition of a local artists raised funds for the church roof fund in Willoughby on the Wolds.

Throughout lockdown John Brian had been posting pictures on his gate on Main Street two or three times a week.

Using cardboard which arose from increased use of the internet, John decided to produce two or three paintings a week to hand on the gate using acrylics, pastels and charcoal “in order to cheer people up and to continue the education of the young by showing them the diversity of two dimensiona­l art.”

Villagers came together to admire more than 100 of John’s paintings at an exhibition at St. Mary’s and All Saints Parish Church in the village.

Villagers who took home a painting made a donation to the church roof fund and more than £400 was raised for the repairs.

ST ANDREW’S FAIR. Everyone is invited to the St Andrew’s Fair in Kegworth Church on Saturday November 27 between 11am and 2 pm.

Soup and refreshmen­ts will be available. Stalls will include Cakes, Tombola, Games, Preserves, Treasure not Trash and Books.

There will be a raffle with a first prize of £200.

KEGWORTH COMMUNITY LIBRARY. Well, after our closure for maintenanc­e for a week, we were rushed off our feet when we reopened !

You must have missed us and so we have now decided to reinstate our Wednesday opening from 2pm-4pm.

Here’s a full list of our opening hours, back to normal now – whoever would have thought it would have taken so long ?

Tuesday 2pm-4pm, Wednesday 2pm-4pm, Thursday 2pm-4pm, Friday 2pm-6pm, Saturday 10am– 12.30pm.

So there’s now an extra day for you to come along to the library and peruse our Christmas – there I said it ! – jigsaws and books that our super efficient book store manager has put together for you.

Christmas jigsaws (no, I’m afraid they don’t have holly or snowman shaped pieces) are £1 and Christmas books just 50p. Those should help you while away the days, well, weeks really, until it actually is Christmas.

And if you think it’s too early for Christmas, or you’re just plain bah humbug, we still have plenty of regular books for sale

FOOD PARCELS. Food parcels to any local people-inneed will be distribute­d by Kegworth Larder in the period running up to Christmas, starting on December 4.

The “pop-up” food parcel delivery service will take place every Saturday up to Christmas and the service is being run by One-Kegworth, a very active local group committed to community work and cohesion.

Everyone who has need and can provide a Kegworth address is welcome to use the home-delivery service.

People who qualify are asked to send their name and address and the number of people in the family to Mail bookings@onekegwort­h. co.uk

BUS SHELTER. Public comments are being invited about a proposal to move a bus shelter in Kegworth and associated waiting restrictio­ns.

On behalf of Kegworth Parish Council, Leicesters­hire County Council has published a draft legal order to move the existing southbound bus shelter outside St. Andrew’s Church to be relocated to be adjacent to the main road carriagewa­y.

Minor changes to the permitted parking arrangemen­ts in the area are also being proposed to facilitate the re-positionin­g of the bus shelter.

Public comments on the proposals are welcome until December 3. read the names of those from Quorn who made the supreme sacrifice in the great wars and Rev Ian Smith gave a short address.

A spokespers­on said; “There was a strong community spirit shown on Remembranc­e Day in Quorn. Thanks to everyone who supported the Service both young and old. As a newly retired ex-serviceman I feel extremely proud to be part of this community.”

ADVENT SUNDAY. Sunday November 28 is the first Sunday of Advent; there are no morning services that day but there is an Advent Candleligh­t service at 6.30pm with Rev Elizabeth York.

TRAIL. Quorn’s Food & Craft Trail will take place on Sunday December 5th in the centre of Quorn .

The event starts at 11am till 4pm , there are 60 Stalls and the shops will be open Vintage Chic, Skinny Whistle, Velvet Fox, The Green Room, Pretzels, and Gifts @ 46.

Car Parking a Free bus service will run from Quorn Football Club Farley Way thanks to Mr Stuart Turner the village were preparing for a battle with the then Basford Rural District Council which was threatenin­g to take back land they had let to the village for use by allotment holders.”

The district council – which was disbanded in 1974 when Rushcliffe Borough Council came into being to replace it, merging Bingham Rural District Council and West Bridgford Urban District Council – owned land on Victoria Road and had let it to Bunny Parish Council to use as allotments, but was planning to turn it into houses.

Initially Basford Council purchased the land on Victoria Road to build houses but postponed their first plans until a scheme for mains sewage had been completed.

In November 1958 the district council said that the scheme was progressin­g well and at that time the pumping equipment installed was to be tested and once proved correct connection­s to all properties in the village could begin.

A firm was engaged by the district council to begin work on new houses, and foundation­s were dug, where local children, including Mike would p-lay as children. Then problems started, including hitting water at a depth of only 12 feet when they had requiremen­ts to dig down 20 feet to install the necessary drainpipes.

So the housing developmen­t never happened and today Bunny has a thriving allotment society.

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