Willoughby on the Wolds

A beautiful village on the border between Leicestershire & Nottinghamshire.

Have you completed the census?

Have you completed the census?

Census Day is 21st March, 2021.   Visit the government's census website to find out how to complete it. You must complete the census, by law.  

Autumn 2020 News from Willoughby Wood

Autumn 2020 News from Willoughby Wood

Willoughby's beautiful Millennium Wood is maintained by a wonderful team of volunteers. Now led by Dick Merriman - and before that for many years by Brian Thornally - the team looks after the trees, maintains the pathways and sees that any jobs that need doing are...

Community Post | Where in Willoughby? A Village Trail

Community Post | Where in Willoughby? A Village Trail

I've taken pictures of interesting features around Willoughby - can you find them all? Trails 1 - 3 cover West Thorpe, part way down Main Street and round the back of the school! You don't need to go on any private property and it's fun for adults & children :-)...

Community Post | Family Friendly Activities

Community Post | Family Friendly Activities

Below is a range of family and kid-friendly activities, some great for home-schooling, others just for general interest.   Resources spreadsheet: this spreadsheet includes 5 tabs but the second may be especially useful - Kid Stuff! Family Zone: this website, from...

Community Post | Hedgerow Foods: Nettle Soup

Community Post | Hedgerow Foods: Nettle Soup

This is the ideal time of year to make use of hedgerow foods. The present shortages will challenge our skills in making food stretch further. When going for your daily walk around our wonderful countryside, take a plastic bag and a pair of rubber gloves. The nettles...

Local Businesses Delivering To Willoughby

Local Businesses Delivering To Willoughby

During the Coronavirus pandemic, there are a number of local businesses who are delivering supplies to Willoughby. Below is a list of the ones we know of so far but please let us know in the comments if you there are others. Please also note that the situation can...

Community Post | Music Quiz Round!

Community Post | Music Quiz Round!

Willoughby loves a quiz and with the planned Church Fun Quiz now postponed, the church team has released its music round for your entertainment!   Below are an mp3 file (that should play on most devices) and a sheet for your answers, plus some instructions....

Community Post | Volcano Experiment

Community Post | Volcano Experiment

This is a great science experiment to try with your parents' help! (please note to maintain privacy we have used children's first initial rather than their first name)   H firstly created his volcano using news paper, glue and water. He moulded the paper around a...

Coronavirus: Community Support

Coronavirus: Community Support

A message from Willoughby Parish Council Willoughby-on-the-Wolds Community Action: Who is your neighbour? During the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, some people living in our parish may feel the need to self-isolate for reasons of age, illness or vulnerability to...

Notts County Council app released

Notts County Council app released

Nottinghamshire County Council's mobile phone app - 'MyNotts' - is now available for residents to download. The MyNotts app will make it quicker, easier, and more convenient for local people to access council services. Residents can download the app on android or...

FOWS can Recycle your Stationery!

FOWS can Recycle your Stationery!

Friends of Willoughby School has signed up to the BIC writing instruments recycling scheme to encourage our children and you to recycle, and to raise funds for the school! This is an ongoing scheme; we need to get 15kg together to make each shipment, so anything from...

Tea Party & Bake Off 2019!

Tea Party & Bake Off 2019!

The Willoughby Tea Party & Bake Off has become a hotly anticipated village event. Come for the all you can eat cakes, savouries, tea, coffee & soft drinks and stay for the Bake off competition! When? Sunday 15th September, 2.30pm - 4.30pm Where? Willoughby...

Willoughby Playgroup goes from Strength to Strength!

Willoughby Playgroup goes from Strength to Strength!

Willoughby on the Wolds Pre-School Playgroup has been running for over 40 years and shows no sign of going anywhere! The Pre-school runs every weekday except Friday, and makes full use of its facilities and the benefits of being in a rural, village community. No...

Willoughby’s “Outstanding” Primary School

Willoughby’s “Outstanding” Primary School

Willoughby Primary School is one of the elite group of the county’s schools to have been assessed by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’. As of November 2017, out of all 337 schools in the county, 15% of Nottinghamshire’s primary schools were ranked as outstanding. The School’s...

Willoughby’s Open Gardens Success!

Willoughby’s Open Gardens Success!

Our Open Gardens event this year was a huge success.  Thank you to all our visitors and to everyone who opened their gardens or helped with other many other activities to make it such a great afternoon (and thank you to the weather too!) We had nearly 600 visitors and...

Festive Cheer at the Christmas Fair!

Festive Cheer at the Christmas Fair!

Willoughby's annual Christmas Fair signals the start of the festive period for many residents! Held in the church at the end of November, there was a variety of stalls selling homemade cakes, jams and chutneys, Christmas cards & wrap, toys and gifts, art work and...

No Soggy Bottoms at Willoughby’s Tea Party & Bake Off!

No Soggy Bottoms at Willoughby’s Tea Party & Bake Off!

Many thanks to everyone who attended the now annual Tea Party & Bake Off in September! The event was a great success, raising inexces sof £500 for the villages Pre-School Playgroup. The floral bunting, vintage crockery and the flowers from Wysall's Flower Farm...

Grasses in Willoughby – so much to see!

Grasses in Willoughby – so much to see!

There is a whole world of grasses at our feet waiting to be explored and appreciated as part of the scenery and of our rural environment. If we count the cereal crops, which we should include because botanically and genetically they belong amongst the grasses, then 26...

Churchyards as Time Capsules

Churchyards as Time Capsules

The thought that a church yard is full of echoes of the history of its parish and of rural England is deeply embedded in our culture, and I feel conscious of it whenever I sit on the seat for a rest and a think, or cut the west hedge. The sentiment appears in...

Wildlife of Willoughby

Wildlife of Willoughby

Willoughby has no formally designated wild flower gardens, though some gardens are semi-wild by default, including mine. In its wildness some cowslips mysteriously colonised my front lawn many years ago, and with no encouragement beyond taking care to avoid them with...

Birds to Spot in Willoughby

Birds to Spot in Willoughby

I think I have identified over 40 species of bird in Willoughby in recent years, but I dare say that there are many residents, far more expert in ornithology, who could name many more. Of all the vertebrate wild animal life, it is probably the birds which attract the...

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

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Local Walks!

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