News – Page 10

A Message from Bet Harris

How lucky am I to have such caring and considerate family, friends and neighbours. Their kindness and generosity holds no bound and just to say thank you seems inadequate, but I thank each and everyone of you.

Brian would have been over the moon with pride and happiness to know he had left me in such capable hands.

Love in a hug

Bet Harris

Woodborough Virtual Bridge Club

Affiliated to the EBU

The club operates on the Bridge Base Online (BBO) platform. 

We hold two drives every week.

 MONDAY 2.15pm Relaxed Teams of 4. 16 boards. It is free. You enter as a pair, or we will try and find a partner for you.

THURSDAY 7.15pm Duplicate Pairs. $3. 18 boards. MPs and NGS awarded. You need to be registered with the club beforehand; this can be done on the website.  If you do not have a partner we will try and one for you.

We have all learnt to play online in the last few months.  If you are new to playing online, or wish to give it a go, we are happy to help.  There is useful information on how to play on our website.

The club is unable to comply with social distancing rules so for the foreseeable future we will be continuing with our virtual club.  It is fun, you can “message chat” , as well as furthering your bridge skills.

For more information please contact Jane (0115 9652595)  or

Service Change from Sunday 30th August 2020

There are changes to some timetables in August and September, as schools, colleges and universities return.

Most of these changes take place from Sunday 30th August 2020 to reflect new school start and finish times.

Services with changes are: 1, 1A, 17, 26, 28, 35, 43, 45, 58, 59, 79, 87, 89, A1 and A2.

University services will return to their full Term Time services too from late September. Our NightBus network remains suspended until further notice due to ongoing government lockdown restrictions.

Full details are on our website and new timetables are now available online and in the NCTX Buses app.


In the weeks to come we will be putting more stock on our website, , under various new categories, and plan to include the gift items we sell – including our lovely and very popular range of Innis toiletries, and gorgeous stationery items from local artists Emma Ball and Rachel Ellen.

If you need to send gifts then we can chat through ideas from our stock, or of course we can email a Bookcase voucher to you for you to forward to the lucky recipient! These can be of any value and you can pay by phone with a card or by bank transfer. The recipient can them contact us at any point to order books which we can arrange with free carriage. We can also accept National Book Tokens over the telephone or by email – all you need to do is let me know the number on the back of the token and I can check the value and redeem any amount you want to spend.

Do please keep in touch with us through our website and on Instagram and Facebook where we will be posting regular updates.

You can still order books by emailing us with queries or by calling the shop on 0115 966 4143.

We are more than happy to help in any way so please stay in touch and don’t hesitate to ask!

Thank you again for everything you are doing to support The Bookcase and I can’t wait to welcome you in person when the time is right for you.

Very best wishes

“Seeing people smile, recognise and interact with you is an incredible feeling. It makes me feel like I’ve done a good job. I get that feeling every day and it’s personally rewarding.” Louise Ogg, Relief Worker.

Nottinghamshire County Council has launched a new campaign to recruit a team of relief care staff to its Adult Social Care and Public Health department.

The Council is aiming to recruit additional staff from across the county to its team of Relief Care and Reablement Support Workers.

This is a varied role that involves supporting older and young adults with social care needs who either live in residential care, in the community or use our short breaks service or day services. The role involves assisting with personal care and helping people to take part in activities. No experience is needed and training will be provided. The work is flexible and people can fit it around other commitments.

The latest recruitment drive follows a successful campaign back in March, which saw more than 220 people accepting offers to join the team at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

One of those recruited was Louise Ogg, who began work as a Relief Worker in May. Louise is based in Worksop and works within a short breaks unit for younger adults with learning disabilities. During the peak of the pandemic the unit supported people with Covid-19 who needed to be discharged from the hospital. 

Louise said: “I like how varied my role is. Every day is different. Every service user that comes in has a different set of needs and the job is never mundane or boring. I enjoy interacting with service users and I work with a lovely bunch of staff.

“Seeing service users smile, recognise and interact with you is an incredible feeling. It makes me feel like I’ve done a good job.

“Nottinghamshire County Council has been a good employer, they are very organised. You’re never on your own and are always supported with plenty of staff, which is a huge burden off your shoulders when it becomes quite intense at times.”

“There is always a demand for social care staff and if you’re interested in this role, I encourage you to learn more and apply.”

Join the Adult Social Care and Public Health team as a Relief Care and Reablement Support Worker. As part of the role, you will receive training and on-going support. For further information about the role and to apply, visit