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Wysall is a village in Nottinghamshire.. It is located 11 miles south of Nottingham. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 321. Holy Trinity Church, Wysall is Norman, with a 13th-century tower with spire and a 14th-century chancel. The wooden ladder into the bell-chamber of the tower is also 13th century.

Wysall is linked with the neighbouring village of Thorpe in the Glebe and the two villages are run by Wysall and Thorpe in the Glebe Parish Council. Every Summer, Wysall hosts the annual Strawberry Fair at the village hall. The village is host to The Plough Inn, a very popular pub.

The village is neighboured by the large village of Keyworth to the north, Widmerpool to the east, Willoughby on the Wolds to the south east, Wymeswold to the south and Costock to the south west. Wysall is one of the Thankful Villages – those rare places that suffered no fatalities during the Great War of 1914 to 1918.

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Latest Update: 1st February 2018

Defibrillator Update

You may have noticed the village defibrillator box has now been installed in the telephone kiosk, the defibrillator itself will be installed shortly.


Village Defibrilator Training Session: Tuesday 13th March at 7.45pm inWysall Village Hall

The village defibrillator has been installed in the telephone kiosk, and in the last 3 months has been deployed twice.

To make sure that as many people as possible are familiar with how this important device works, the Parish Council have arranged for a member of the team at Community Heartbeat Trust to come and show us how to use the defibrillator and give us a refresher course in CPR. The session will last up
to 1 ½ hours and is free to attend. Please come along and ask as many questions as you have so that you will have the confidence to use this potentially life saving device should you ever have to.

Anyone wishing to attend please confirm to:

Mike Stanley, Manor Farm House main Street or
Sam Stephens, Ridgewood, Widmerpool Road

Added: 13th February 2018

Council aiming to lead by example on reducing single use plastic

Rushcliffe Borough Council will aim to lead by example to local businesses and residents by reviewing single use plastic usage across its services.

As such products become ever more into the spotlight through documentaries such as BBC One’s Blue Planet II, a Full Council Meeting on in December 7 saw councillors unanimously support a motion to review where their impact could be lessened during its activities.

This could include a review of what single use plastics and packaging are used by its service areas and contractors or consider publicising advice and information to residents, businesses and parish and town councils on avoidance of use of the items.

The Leader of the Council,  Coun.  Simon Robinson said: “All the councillors were in agreement with this motion in response to growing global concerns.
“We want to be an environmentally friendly authority and talk must lead to action. Together we are committed to making a positive difference to the environment in Rushcliffe and we also need our partners to come on board with this.”
Thanking Councillor Sue Mallender for proposing the original motion, Coun. Robinson also confirmed the motion would see the Council consider the mechanisms to ban the use of Chinese lanterns and helium balloons on council land and open spaces.
Increasing harm to farmers’ livestock, wildlife and the local environment was cited for the review to curb the items in their public areas.
The Council’s Community Development Group scrutiny work programme will now consider developing an action plan as part of their focus in 2018 with any key recommendations presented for consideration by Cabinet.

Added: 1st Febraury 2018

Seth Harris of Wysall South Africa school hockey tour  with the support of the Wysall and Thorpe Bowls Club Educational Trust

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Sixteen year old Seth Harris of Wysall has recently home returned from South Africa having spent two weeks touring with his school hockey tour and has described it as something he will never forget.

Says Seth: “We spent a week in sunny Durban where we played 3 tough matches against very strong opposition. Aside to the hockey, we visited an orphanage where we presented them with a computer and full football kit so they could set up their own team. This visit was rewarding on many levels, particularly spending time with the children individually made me realise how fortunate I am.”

The Wysall teenager said they had also visited the local marine conservation agency where we learnt about their work in protecting the marine world as well as attending a shark dissection, learning about the anatomy of the shark.

“Later we enjoyed some downtime zip wiring across the Sampoya River before heading to the Dumazulu Cultural Village where we witnessed the traditions of the Zulu Kingdom -- African bush elephant, Black rhinoceros, African Cape buffalo and a Lion -- which was a breath taking experience. To conclude the visit, we visited a Cheetah Outreach project where we saw the great work the project provided.

Seth said that missing out on seeping a leopard wasn’t perhaps surprising. “Our guide hadn’t seen one since New Year’s Eve last year!”

“The second week of our tour saw us move down to Cape Town where we played our last four matches, again, against very well drilled schools. The facilities available at each school, especially in Cape Town, were second to none.

“ However, one match was played with the local children of Langa Township where it made us really appreciate the life we had back in UK. This game was also rewarding for many of the older boys as we were able to see the results of our charity work completed back at school; the new clubhouse and pitch looked brilliant in the shadow of Table Mountain. Towards the latter stages of our tour, the weather became very British and so benefitted the team. We won most of our matches playing in the rain! Fortunately, the weather cleared enough for us to visit Robben Island and the cell of Nelson Mandela before tackling the 2hr 30 walk up Table Mountain the next day. The views at the top were amazing and will certainly stay with me for many years to come, as well as many of the activities I undertook on the tour.“

The Wysall teenager added:  “The whole tour was certainly a once in a lifetime experience not to be forgotten. Coupled with the support of the Wysall and Thorpe Bowls Club Educational Trust, the tour was one of the most memorable things I’ve done.  I’d like to thank the committee members for helping me to get to South Africa, definitely a trip of a lifetime.”

Added:27th August 2017

Wysall and Thorpe Educational Trust

This charity was set up for the educational benefit of young people in the village with the Bowls Club funds when it ceased  operating as a bowls club in 1987.

The objective of the charity is to ' provide educational scholarships for music academic athletics or travel (provided such travel is associated with a career or prospect) for persons under the age of 21 living in the Parishes of Wysall and Thorpe.'

All applications will be considered by the Trustees who may seek advice from headmasters teachers tutors or other similar persons as to the suitability of each applicant.

Formal requests for funding should be made in writing or by e-mail to either the Chairman of Trustees, Nick Berridge (, or the Clerk, David Collins ( Both they and the other Trustees, Jenny Mustoe, Louise Radford, David Grenz, and will be happy to discuss any requests initially on an informal basis.

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