Willoughby on the Wolds

A beautiful village on the border between Leicestershire & Nottinghamshire.

Consultation: Devolution for the East Midlands

Consultation: Devolution for the East Midlands

You are invited to have your say about the proposed devolution deal for the East Midlands. The consultation will run until 9 January 2023 and all residents, businesses, voluntary and community sector and other stakeholders are encouraged to give their views. You can...

Christmas Fair 2022!

Christmas Fair 2022!

This year's Christmas Fair planning is underway - it's a fun way to kick off the festive period in the village! Everything you need to know: When? Saturday 10th December, 2pm - 4pm Where? The church What? Where to start! There will be delicious mince pies, mulled...

WOW Breakfasts are back!

WOW Breakfasts are back!

After a COVID-enforced break, many of us were happy to see the return of this village favourite earlier in the year! The WOW Village Breakfast turns 10 in October 2022 - come along to celebrate! It takes place every second Sunday of each month from 9.30am - 11.30am in...

Bowls club & bar open to all, Friday evenings!

Bowls club & bar open to all, Friday evenings!

The bowls club has successfully applied to extend their licencing hours.  Villagers and friends have enjoyed getting together at the club, which has seen a surge in membership and has recently held a few ticketed social events. Everyone - including non members - are...

Open Gardens 2022: Sunday 19th June

Open Gardens 2022: Sunday 19th June

The beautiful and varied gardens of Willoughby on the Wolds will once again be open to the public for this year’s Open Gardens event. The event is always well attended and popular both with locals and with those who come from further afield – everyone is very welcome!...

Zipwire at Willoughby Community Park!

Zipwire at Willoughby Community Park!

A message from Willoughby Community Park Association: We are still raising funds for the ZIPWIRE at Willoughby Park. If we can raise just £1,000 more over the next few weeks we will be able to buy and install it in July, ready for the Summer holidays! Thank you so...

A History of Bailey’s Croft, Willoughby

A History of Bailey’s Croft, Willoughby

The Wolds Historical Organisation has published an interesting history of Bailey's Croft in Willoughby. The research looks at the Bailey family and the land and buildings associated with the Baileys from the 18th century to the modern day. Click here to download a PDF...

A new chapel roof!

A new chapel roof!

Our chapel, which houses the historic 13/14th century alabaster tombs of the Willoughby Family, has been re-roofed at a total cost of over £30,000. This work, completed in December 2021, has only been possible due to charitable grants from: The Lord Middleton...

Resident post: My expedition to Rockall in 1971

Resident post: My expedition to Rockall in 1971

In 1971, as a newly qualified geologist, Willoughby resident Dick Merriman was given "a dream start to his career". He was chosen to be part of a team that would land on the uninhabited islet of Rockall, with the purpose of attaching a flashing navigation beacon to...

2022 Footpath Report

2022 Footpath Report

Village resident Rob Bowyer acts as our Footpaths Officer; below you can read his annual report. Notts County Council Rights of Way officers are beginning to get back to normal on their work, having asked everyone to bear in mind, that because of the COVID-19...

Willoughby’s plans for the Jubilee weekend!

Willoughby’s plans for the Jubilee weekend!

Make this a celebration to remember! Plans for Willoughby's celebrations of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee are detailed below. We will celebrate a unique milestone in our history - Her Majesty The Queen’s 70th year as our Monarch and Head of the Commonwealth - her...

Children’s Writing Competition

Children’s Writing Competition

The children of Willoughby have been invited to enter a fun writing competition! The parish magazine - the Church and Community News - has set up a competition for budding young writers. The closing date is 14th March. All the information you need can be found below.

Queen’s Jubilee Mugs Available for Residents

Queen’s Jubilee Mugs Available for Residents

In June next year Her Majesty The Queen celebrates 70 years reign, making her the longest serving monarch in the World and also, at 95 years, the oldest. The parish council are mindful of having a celebration China mug produced bearing a colour picture of the Queen...

Remembrance Service | 14th November

Remembrance Service | 14th November

We will remember them - a service of Remembrance. This will be a Covid-cautious service – please wear a mask. When? 10.45, Sunday November 14th. Where? St Mary and All Saints, Willoughby on the Wolds.

Harvest Festival 2021

Harvest Festival 2021

On Sunday 3rd October, come along  to the family service, followed by coffee and cake at Willoughby's church -  St Mary and All Saints.          

Big Vax-the-Nation Weekend 25th – 28th June

Big Vax-the-Nation Weekend 25th – 28th June

Walk-in Covid-19 jabs for all adults will be available from Friday 25th to Monday 28th June in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire as part of Nottinghamshire’s Big Vax-the-Nation Weekend for vaccinations. All eligible adults can come and grab a first or second jab from...

Protect your Pooch with the Neighbourhood Watch

Protect your Pooch with the Neighbourhood Watch

In response to the increased fear of pet theft, Neighbourhood Watch has launched our PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign. You can support the campaign by acting on their advice & you can help make pet theft a specific criminal offence by signing a petition or writing to...

Thanks for supporting the Safari Sale!

Thanks for supporting the Safari Sale!

Thanks for coming out to support the FOWS Safari Sale on Saturday 24th April! Lots of villagers and people from further afield came along to browse, buy and have a chat with their neighbours. It was a really lovely day - good weather, lots of stalls and a chance to...

The Duke of Edinburgh – book of condolence

The Duke of Edinburgh – book of condolence

The Duke of Edinburgh | 1921 - 2021 It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle. Click here to sign...

Church Newsletter & Easter Day Service

Church Newsletter & Easter Day Service

It's almost Easter and whilst we can't be together to mark it, our village church has been busy!  On Sunday 4th April at 9.45am you'll find an Easter Day service available to watch here. You can also download the latest church newsletter by clicking below: April...

Do you want to be a Parish Councillor?

Do you want to be a Parish Councillor?

Willoughby on the Wolds Parish Council needs you! Willoughby on the Wolds parish council currently has a vacancy and would love to hear from you if you are interested in joining us. We have a CASUAL VACANCY existing on Willoughby on the Wolds parish council and you...

Coronavirus Community Support

During the Covid-19 outbreak, you may feel the need to self-isolate for reasons of age, illness or vulnerability to infection, in accordance with government advice. If you require support please click to see the Covid-19 support options available to you.

Footpaths Report

A report on the conditon of the footpaths around Willoughby has been produced for the Parish Council. You can read it here.

Accessibility Statement

Work is underway to ensure that this website meets the WCAG 2.1 requirements. Please contact the Parish Council clerk if you have any questions about this.

Local Walks!

Willoughby is surrounded by beautiful countryside and wildlife. Discover some local walks, and get out and about this weekend!