Residents say the large community and surrounding countryside is why they love living in a small town on the Nottinghamshire border. Willoughby on the Wolds is on the Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire border and does not have its own shop, post office or pub.

Yet despite the lack of local amenities, villagers say they “wouldn’t really want to live anywhere else.” Asked why she moved to the village, animal chiropractor Emma Punt, 45, told Nottinghamshire Live: “I came here 12 years ago because my mum is here, so the family and community aspect.

“It’s a nice community and it’s a nice area of ​​Nottinghamshire. During the lockdown there was a great sense of community and it was a great place to be.”

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“There was a lot of bartering, so people would trade zucchini for tomatoes and that kind of thing. It’s the perfect place to live and work.”

Retired Lois Kirk, 62, has lived in the town for more than 25 years. When asked what she liked most about Willoughby on the Wolds, she Lois herself said: “The community, and also the peace and quiet.

“I walk my dog ​​a lot and it’s wonderful to be able to get outside, and there are so many walks here.” Although the village does not have a pub, Lois explained that “the bowling club is a bit of a social club as they are licensed for Friday nights.”


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