Get Involved in Village Life!

Bell Ringing

At the Church of St Mary and All Saints, Willoughby-on-the-Wolds

If you wish to learn the ‘art’ of ringing, please contact the Tower Captain; you will be most welcome!

Tower Captain: George Dawson, 112 Main Street, Willoughby on the Wolds (Tel: 01509 880707)

Sundays: see the Parish Magazine for details, Practice: Wednesdays 7.45pm to 9.00pm (phone to confirm), Number of bells: Six, Tenor 6.0.1 in B flat.



Bowls is a great game for all ages; some clubs have players as young as 14.

If you’d like to give it a go, we can let you borrow some equipment; we play on our village green which is next to Baxter Farm at the east end (A46 end) of the village. Club Night is Monday 6-8pm. Please pop along or contact Eric or Monica Smith 01509 880087.

It is a lovely tranquil spot to which people can walk and just enjoy the surroundings without necessarily taking part, but if you want to have a go, get in touch! We play in three leagues, which involves us travelling to very interesting villages as far as Grantham in Nottinghamshire & Overseal in Derbyshire.


Friends of Willoughby School

FOWS is very much like a PTA, apart from we welcome members of our local community to join us, as well as parents and staff.

We’re a friendly group of parents who meet every couple of months to plan fundraising events to help raise money for the school. In recent years, money raised has helped to pay for French lessons, subsidised trips to museums, nature parks and adventure days and bought gazebos for use on sports day!

We meet at one of our houses or sometimes in a local pub to enjoy a drink and a catch up as we discuss our plans. We’d love to hear from you if you’d like to find out more or get involved!

Email or call our Chair, Laura Affleck on 07478 276128.


Neighbourhood Watch

Help keep Willoughby safe!

The purpose of Neighbourhood Watch is to help Willoughby villagers to be more vigilant and to report anything which seems suspicious. Villagers are welcome to join the list produced by our Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator, John Brian, and receive information in that way too. His e-mail address is

Non-emergency telephone number to contact the local Police:

If it’s not an emergency, call 101, however in an emergency you should always call 999.


WOW Village Breakfast

The excellent and very popular monthly breakfast is usually held on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 9.30am – 11.30am, in the village hall.

The team is very capably led by Sheila Roser & Mike Stringer; there is always a need for more willing volunteers to help cook and serve. Please contact Sheila Roser to volunteer on 01509 880517.


Women’s Institute

WI meetings are held on the first Tuesday in the month from 7.15pm to 9.15pm in the Village Hall.

Click here for their dedicated page.

New members are always welcome! President: Christine Hull – 01509 383049 or Secretary: Pam Freestone –  0115 9374660