Willoughby on the Wolds

A beautiful village on the border between Leicestershire & Nottinghamshire.

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...

Do you want to be a Parish Councillor?

Do you want to be a Parish Councillor?

Willoughby on the Wolds Parish Council needs you! The current four year electoral cycle of local parish councils is drawing to a close. New parish councils will be elected in the Willoughby on Thursday the 4th May, 2023. If you are 18 or over and feel you could make a...

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....

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!