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Grasmere Christmas Essentials @ Mace Store

Last year Mace village shop supplied 18 Grasmere Christmas Essentials orders to Whissendine households, all with positive feedback, so why not plan for Christmas now and place your order at the village shop and post office. Please click HERE to download the order forms.

Nirav and Nipa
Mace village shop

By |November 20th, 2017|Mace village shop|

Whissendine curry – Nov 2017 menu

Order homecooked Indian curry from the village shop by Thursday 7pm and collect it from the shop between 5.30pm and 6.45pm on Friday. Indian dishes freshly made every Friday. Choose from meat, fish and vegetable curries, rice and chapati.

Nov 2017 menu
3rd Nov: Chicken curry, Egg Biryani, Rice, Chapati
10th Nov: Chicken curry, Potato Curry, Rice, […]

By |November 6th, 2017|Mace village shop|

Village Meeting (11.11.17)

Whissendine Ward Councillor Ian Arnold will host a village meeting this Saturday, the 11th November 2017 at 10am – 11.30am at the village school, where he will give an update on Rutland activity including Oakham one-way, as well as the village.

By |November 6th, 2017|General news, Ward Councillor|

Rutland Plan response to RCC by Ward Councillor

Following the village meeting hosted by Ward Councillor Ian Arnold regarding the Rutland Plan, the Ward Councillor sent a letter of reply to Rutland County Council outlining the concerns of village residents. The Ward Councillor’s response letter may be downloaded and viewed in full here.

By |November 3rd, 2017|Rutland County Council, Ward Councillor|

Save the date: Feast Week 2018

Feast Week 2018 will be held from SATURDAY 30th JUNE 2018 to SUNDAY 8th JULY 2018!

If you are organising an event during Feast Week, please contact one of the Feast Week committee, before the end of April 2018, with details to ensure that it is included in the Feast Week programme that will be distributed […]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Feast Week|

End of Wednesday Coffee Mornings

Due to the lack of support for our Wednesday Coffee Mornings we will no longer be offering this service. May we thank those who have attended and supported the coffee mornings.

Kind regards

By |November 3rd, 2017|White Lion Inn|


A large variety of goods for sale with many new additions and some interestingly not so new.
A wide selection of books to browse and purchase.
Something for everyone so come along to Church for a bargain.

Tea, coffee & biscuits.

10am until 4pm, Saturday November 25, 2017

By |November 3rd, 2017|Church|

Bonfire Night

The Whissendine Bonfire Night will take place on Friday 3rd November 2017 at the Sports Club.

Gates will be open at 6pm.

Tickets can be purchased on the gate on the night.


By |November 3rd, 2017|Whissendine Primary School, Whissendine Sports Club|

Macmillan Coffee Morning (27.9.17)

Macmillan Coffee Morning at The White Lion Inn on Wednesday 27th September from 9.30am -12pm.
Any Cake donations would be greatly appreciated as well as your support on this special day.

Best wishes Yolanda and Chris

By |September 20th, 2017|White Lion Inn|

End of season bash @ White Lion Inn

End of season bash. As a thank you to all our customers and friends for your support over the last year, we are having an end of season get together on Sunday 24th September from 5pm. Complimentary Hog Roast and Caricaturist – Ray Allen – for your entertainment.
Look forward to seeing you.
Best wishes […]

By |September 20th, 2017|White Lion Inn|

Rutland Plan sharing meeting

Following feedback at the recent RCC roadshow held in the Village Hall, Whissendine Ward Councillor, Ian Arnold, will hold a public meeting to further share information about the Rutland Plan and its relevance to the residents of Whissendine.

10am – 11.30am, 23 September 2017, Whissendine Primary School. All are welcome to attend.

The purpose of the […]

By |September 18th, 2017|Rutland County Council, Ward Councillor|

St Andrew’s Church Quiz Night

October 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm | £10

Continuing our successful Quiz Nights, we are inviting you to come and join us again.

Saturday 28th October.
6:30pm start.
St Andrew’s Church, Whissendine.

Please bring your own drinks and also a plate of food to contribute towards a shared buffet.

£10 per team, maximum of 4 people.

Please book in […]

By |September 15th, 2017|Church|

RCC Local Plan – feedback sought

Rutland County Council is reviewing the Local Plan – which includes provisional sites for 88 potential new houses in Whissendine – in order to extend the plan period to 2036 and to provide for any additional new housing, employment or other development that may be needed over the extended plan period.

RCC is consulting on […]

By |September 13th, 2017|Rutland County Council, Ward Councillor|

Whissendine Flower Festival 2017 Photos

Visit the Whissendine Flower Festival page on this website to see a selection of photographs by Mike McSweeney Photography of the 2017 festival.

Whissendine Flower Festival

By |September 7th, 2017|Flower Festival|

Whissendine curry – Sept 2017 menu

Order homecooked Indian curry from the village shop by Tuesday 7pm and collect it from the shop between 5.30pm and 6.45pm on Thursday. Indian dishes freshly made every Thursday. Choose from meat, fish and vegetable curries, rice and chapati.

Sept 2017 menu
7th Sept: Chicken curry, Egg Biryani, Rice, Chapati
14th Sept: Chicken curry, Potato Curry, Rice, […]

By |September 5th, 2017|Mace village shop|

STARS Panto Auditions

STARS Panto Auditions
Sunday 1st October at 4:00pm in the Village Hall

Yes, it’s that time again! Auditions for Aladdin will be held in the Village Hall on Sunday 1st October at 4:00pm for the children’s chorus and 4:30pm for the main speaking parts. All STARS members are invited to attend as well as anyone else who may like to […]

By |September 4th, 2017|STARS|

STARS presents two one-act plays

STARS Presents Two One-Act Plays
Friday 15th and Saturday 16th September at 7:30pm in the Village Hall

The next STARS production will be two one-act comedies on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th September at 7:30pm in the Village Hall.  There will be a bar available from 7:00pm and during the interval.

Tickets, priced at £6 (£5 concessions) are […]

By |September 4th, 2017|STARS|

Whissendine Pastel Workshop – spaces left

Whissendine Pastel Workshop 23 Sept 2017

We still have a some spaces left.

Whissendine Village Hall from 9:30 until 2:30.

Price £28

This meeting our artist is Vivien Blackburn who is the president of Leicestershire Sketch Club and a member of Leicestershire Pastel Society.

Our subject will be:-   Woods/fields with or without snow or tangled undergrowth/hedgerows which have lovely […]

By |September 4th, 2017|General news|

Craft & Produce Show 2017

Don’t forget the Whissendine Craft and Produce Show, held on Saturday 9th September 2017, St Andrews Church.

Click here to see the complete list of classes, rules, tips and sponsors for 2017.

Staging of exhibits 8 -10.30am
Show re-opens at 1.30pm

Every child who enters the show gets a rosette
Prizes awarded at 4.00pm followed by an auction of donated […]

By |August 30th, 2017|Whissendine Produce and Craft Show|

Premier Cru – 6-piece band raising money for Matt Hampson Foundation

Coming soon to Whissendine: a great 50s, 60s and 70s night out with Premier Cru, a 6-piece harmony band, at the Village Hall. Keep the date free: Saturday 14 October. Tickets are £10 (call/text 07955 213327) with money going to the Matt Hampson Foundation.

By |August 16th, 2017|Events|

Leicester Mercury (7.7.17): US President Donald Trump spotted in small county village

The leader of the free world has been spotted in Whissendine. All over the Rutland village, scarecrows have been popping up as local people celebrate the Great Whissendine Feast Week. One of them has been dressed up in a suit with a photograph of Donald Trump for a face and a quiff made of hay […]

By |July 18th, 2017|Feast Week|

summer holiday sports clubs

Good Morning

I hope you had a lovely weekend

With the summer holidays just around the corner we would really appreciate it if you could promote our summer holiday clubs.

We have attached our booking form to this email but here is some more information as to why we feel this is the holiday club […]

By |July 18th, 2017|Activities for kids|

Whissendine curry – July 2017 menu

Order homecooked Indian curry from the village shop by Monday 7pm and collect it from the shop between 5pm and 7pm on Thursday. Indian dishes freshly made every Thursday. Choose from meat, fish and vegetable curries, rice and chapati.

July 2017 menu
6th July: Egg Biryani, Chicken curry, Rice, Chapati
13th July: Chicken curry, Potato Curry, Rice, […]

By |July 18th, 2017|Mace village shop|

Call for Flower Festival Volunteers

As many of you are aware the flower festival will take place at St Andrews Church over the August bank holiday weekend. In partnership with the church, Whissendine Village Hall provides refreshments and offers a range of meals, teas & coffees commencing on Saturday 26th August and continuing on Sunday 27th and Monday 28th […]

By |July 18th, 2017|Church, Flower Festival|

Jobs – full time position at White Lion Inn

Recruiting – full time position available -waitering and bar service. Experience preferred although full training will be given. 25 hours plus –Would need to be able to work Weekends and evenings especially. Pay dependant on experience. If you would like to apply – send your details to or call 01664 474233 –Yolanda

By |July 18th, 2017|White Lion Inn|

Feast Week 2017 programme

Saturday 1st July

Big Band @ Village Hall 7pm – 11pm. Enjoy big band swing music and song. Tickets @£11 each.

Sunday 2nd July

Open Gardens @ The Green from 10am. Visit the many gardens in the village. Tickets @ £4 each.

Children’s Picture Treasure Hunt @ The Green from 10am. Walk round the village and mark the map […]

By |May 31st, 2017|General news|

Children’s Picture Treasure Hunt (a Feast Week event)

Come and have a go at the Children’s Picture Treasure Hunt starting on the Green on Sunday 2nd July, from 10am to 4pm.

Treasure Hunt sheets at £1 each will be available on the Green on Sunday 2nd July. A great way to get around the village and spot all the pictures.

By |May 31st, 2017|Activities for kids, Feast Week|

Afternoon Tea at Number 2 (a Feast Week event)

Thursday 6th July, 3.00pm until 6.00pm
Come and enjoy a cup of tea with homemade scones and cakes.

Look forward to seeing you at 2 Foxhill.

Proceeds to go to Whissendine FeastWeek, supporting village organisations and local charities.

By |May 31st, 2017|Feast Week|

White Lion Inn Beer Festival 2017

The White Lion Beer Festival will be held from Fri 26th May through Sunday 28th May or until the beer runs out.

Saturday: Live Band and Paella from 8.30pm
Sunday: Ukulele Band from 2pm

DANCING DUCK Black, Sack & Quack 4.2%
A traditional mild recipe but full bodied with bags of malty flavour. Black cherry, cola and toffee […]

By |May 19th, 2017|White Lion Inn|

Whissendine 6ix (2017) race entry now open

Whissendine 6ix

WHEN: FRIDAY 7TH JULY, 2017 @ 7.30pm
PRICE: £7.50-8.50 ENTRY FEE

The Whissendine 6ix (six mile) road race and walk was first staged in 1985 and has become a popular event in the running calendar. The event starts and finishes in the Rutland village with the course following a natural circuit bordering Stapleford Park. All […]

By |May 16th, 2017|Feast Week|

Feast Week sneak preview: Snap Cackle and Pop

Whissendine Feast Week presents Presents an evening of entertainment starring popular comedian Terry Woodpecker along with a surprise performance!!

Fun, Comedy & Music at The White Lion Inn from 7:00pm on Saturday 8th July 2017.

Entry tickets at £10 per person includes a glass of bubbly.

Food – Paella & BBQ – from £5 per person.

By |May 16th, 2017|Feast Week|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (May 2017)


Another song from my youth! Really showing my age this time. The Byrds. Jim Morrison. And all you Baby Boomers out there are singing along. “to everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven”. Some may recognise those words, not from the song, but from a funeral service. They come […]

By |May 16th, 2017|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Whissendine curry – May 2017 menu

Order homecooked Indian curry from the village shop by Monday 7pm and collect it from the shop between 5pm and 7pm on Thursday. Indian dishes freshly made every Thursday. Choose from meat, fish and vegetable curries, rice and chapati.

May 2017 menu
4th May: Chicken curry, Rice, Chapati
11th May: Chicken curry, Potato Curry, Rice, Chapati
18th May: […]

By |May 2nd, 2017|Mace village shop|

Forthcoming events @ White Lion Inn

May 4th Willow Weaving workshop (contact Marion 07902407111) start 7pm – pre booking essential

Evening of Magic 11th May £18.00 tickets including supper – SORRY SOLD OUT

Every Wednesday from 9.00 – 12.00pm is Coffee Morning at the White Lion. Fresh Coffee, latte, tea and cakes all served in the comfort of the pub. Everyone welcome

We hold […]

By |May 2nd, 2017|White Lion Inn|

Job opportunities @ White Lion Inn

The following jobs are available at White Lion Inn, Whissendine:

Part–time Cook

Part–time Cook required to learn all aspects of the day to day running of our busy kitchen.

Experience is not essential as full training will be given – although we expect the applicant to have good hygiene skills.

Good communication skills and being able to work […]

By |May 2nd, 2017|White Lion Inn|




Friday, 18th August at 7.30 p.m.

Tickets only £10 each!

*Special offer available – *Book a table for four people for only £50 to include bottle of wine!! (Tables are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment)

To obtain tickets contact Tracey on Whissendine 437 or email […]

By |April 26th, 2017|General notices|

Whissendine St. Andrew’s Church Spring Mini Bazaar & Book Fayre

A large variety of goods for sale with many new additions and some interestingly not so new.
A wide selection of books to browse and purchase.
Something for everyone so come along to Church for a bargain.

Tea, coffee & biscuits.

Saturday May 13, 2017.
10am until 4pm.

By |April 13th, 2017|Church|

Whissendine curry – April menu

Order homecooked Indian curry from the village shop at the weekend and collect it from the shop on Thursday. Indian dishes freshly made every Thursday. Choose from meat, fish and vegetable curries, rice and chapati. One portion of curry should be enough for two people.

April 2017 menu
6th April: Mix veg Curry , Chicken curry, Rice, […]

By |April 4th, 2017|Mace village shop|

Feast Week preview: Comedian, Food and Music

Whissendine Feast Week 2017
Saturday 1st to Saturday 8th July.
Something new in the village during Feast Week:

Comedian, Food and Music

on Saturday 8th July at the White Lion from 7:00pm.
Featuring a stand up Comedian, Food and Music, and a load
of fun!! More details to follow.

By |March 13th, 2017|Feast Week|

St Andrew’s Church Quiz Night (April 2017)

April 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm | £10

Following the successful Quiz Night last September we are inviting you to come and join us again.

Saturday 8th April.
6:30pm start.
St Andrew’s Church, Whissendine.

Please bring your own drinks and also a plate of food to contribute towards a shared buffet.

£10 per team, maximum of […]

By |March 13th, 2017|Church|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Mar 2017)

I’m writing this whilst watching the Big Painting Challenge. Partly because I like to think I know the Reverend Richard Coles (I’ve spoken to him twice) and partly because who knows, one day, in retirement I might take to watercolours. Despite failing Art O Level, dismally.

By the time you read this of course the […]

By |March 9th, 2017|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Save the date: Whissendine Safari Supper

Saturday 17th June 2017, 6:30 pm to 11 pm, £15 per person
Join us for Pimms and canapés in the gardens of the Old Rectory from 6.30pm for a relaxed evening in great company. Stroll through the village to enjoy a delicious meal, finally returning to the church for deserts. Perhaps you could host a […]

By |March 9th, 2017|General news|

Mother’s Day @ White Lion Inn

Mother’s Day bookings are now being taken at White Lion Inn. Treat your mum to a meal in the village. Contact White Lion Inn for more details.

By |February 27th, 2017|White Lion Inn|

Gin tasting @ White Lion Inn

Head down to the White Lion in April for a gin tasting with Fever Tree.
6th April @ 7pm
£5 tickets – limited to 25 people.

By |February 27th, 2017|White Lion Inn|

Invitation to Celebration of Rutland – Peterborough Cathedral

Residents of Rutland are invited by the High Sheriff of Rutland, attended by the Sheriff of Rutland Vermont, USA, to be held on Sunday 26th February 2017 (not 2016 as per the invitation).

By |February 20th, 2017|Church, General news|

Save the date: Whissendine Feast Week 2017

Save the Date for Whissendine Feast Week 2017: Saturday 1st to Saturday 8th July.

There will be plenty of activities throughout the week in the village, for example Open Gardens, Children’s Picture Treasure Hunt, Quiz, Pig Race, Duck Race and something new: “Snap, Cackle & Pop”, so watch out for more announcements in the Grapevine and […]

By |February 9th, 2017|Feast Week, General news|

Roadworks at Ashwell crossing

The Road at the Ashwell Level Crossing will be closed for 12 hours from 22:00 hours on 18th March 2017 until 10:00 hours on 19 th March 2017.

By |February 8th, 2017|General news|

Vacancy for a cleaner at White Lion Inn

Pub Cleaner required 5 mornings to include weekends.
References required.
Contact for more information and to discuss.

By |February 2nd, 2017|White Lion Inn|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Feb 2017)

I wonder if there is another village in England which is home to both the Lord Lieutenant and the High Sheriff? Population of about 1300 and two of the oldest titles in civic life live here. Not bad, eh?

It has been my privilege to be Chaplain for the past year to Dr Sarah Furness […]

By |January 27th, 2017|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Camelot Village Panto

3rd & 4th February 2017
Tickets (£6.00) available from the Mace village shop
Bar from 7pm + tea, coffee and soft drinks

Camelot by Ben Crocker is a traditional pantomime with a very funny and inventive script and fun for all the family. Tickets are on sale now. Book your seats now!

By |January 19th, 2017|STARS|

Happy Circle AGM (and bingo)

Happy Circle AGM, hot meal and bingo – Wednesday 1st February 2017.

Happy Circle meetings start with lunch at 12.15pm in the village hall on the first Wednesday of each month. New members would be made most welcome. Please contact Ann Edmunds on Whissendine 279.

By |January 19th, 2017|Happy Circle|

Magic Parlour Show @ White Lion Inn

Magic Parlour Show evening with Alan Hudson ‘as seen on TV’ – two sittings on Tuesday 21st February 2017 – Book your tickets asap as they are selling out fast!

By |January 19th, 2017|White Lion Inn|

Roar With Laughter at White Lion Inn

ROAR WITH LAUGHTER – Leicester Comedy Show is coming to the White Lion Inn on Thursday 16th February 2017. Tickets are £10.00 and limited. On sale now at the pub. A unique opportunity to enjoy an evening of 3 stand up comedians with MC. Free Tiger pint with every ticket sold.

By |January 19th, 2017|White Lion Inn|

Problem with O2 coverage?

Are you on o2? Are you having problems?

We have two mobile phones, both on o2. A couple of months ago we received a text from them saying that the coverage might be weak for a couple of days as they were doing some work in the area. Since then, our signal has been appalling: to […]

By |December 30th, 2016|General news|

Mysterious road markings c/o Rutland Hash House Harriers

Residents of Whissendine may have noticed unusual chalk markings on roads and pavements over the Christmas break. Please do not be alarmed, these were simply route markers for a local running group. Several residents contacted the police concerned their properties were being targeted by burglars but this was not the case. The running group emailed […]

By |December 30th, 2016|General news|

Gordon Haskell performing live in Whissendine

On Wednesday, 15th February the legendary Gordon Haskell will be performing at Whissendine Village Hall at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are an incredible £10 each and will be limited, so reserve yours now to avoid disappointment!

Gordon’s career spans many years and during the late 1960s he moved from Dorset to London and, for […]

By |December 1st, 2016|Events|

Lincoln Christmas Market Trip 2016

There are two seats left on the Lincoln Christmas Market Trip on 4th December – leaving at 12.30pm from the pub and returning approx 7.30pm to Whissendine. Tickets are £15.00 for the coach seat return. Last two seats, book your place at the pub.

By |November 28th, 2016|White Lion Inn|

Posada (2016)

The figures of Mary and Joseph will be travelling around the village again this year, and you are invited to give them lodging for a night or two. They will be setting off on their travels at the 4pm Advent Songs of Praise service at Ashwell on Sunday, Dec 4th. Our Music Group […]

By |November 25th, 2016|Church|

Living Nativity – Teigh

Mary and Joseph and a collection of shepherds, angels and wise men will be gathering at Teigh Church on Thursday 15th December at 6.30pm, ready to sing their way round the village, looking for a friendly innkeeper and a stable … Why don’t you come along? Don your teatowel or tinsel, your wellies and warm […]

By |November 25th, 2016|Church|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Dec 2016)

Who dreams it up? A boxer dog bouncing on a trampoline? Foxes, badgers and squirrels in perfect harmony? Puleease. Except, but don’t tell anyone, it all makes me happy. But how have they done it? The advent of Christmas announced by the arrival of an advert from John Lewis. (Other seasonal adverts also available.)

I love […]

By |November 25th, 2016|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Happy Circle (Nov 2016 report)

Happy Circle members were amused by the anecdotes that Billy Ivory regaled them with at the November meeting. He has acted on Coronation Street and written scripts for the theatre, television and films. He was initially denied entry to the premier of ‘Made in Dagenham’ even though he was the writer! He […]

By |November 13th, 2016|Happy Circle|

Oct 2016 WI meeting report

After the October Annual meeting Rosemary Pick gave a detailed explanation of the history of Stained Glass which originated in Egypt. Organization of the 90th anniversary celebrations are well in hand for November 15th. Christmas Carols will be sung at the December meeting when members should take a plate of food to share […]

By |November 13th, 2016|Women's Institute|

St. Andrew’s Church Autumn Mini Bazaar & Book Fayre 2016

Saturday November 19, 2016.
10am until 4pm

A large variety of goods for sale with many new additions and some interestingly not so new.
A wide selection of books to browse and purchase.
Something for everyone so come along to Church for a bargain.
Tea, coffee & biscuits.

By |October 28th, 2016|Church, Events|

Jobs Available at White Lion Inn

Three jobs are being advertised at White Lion Inn:

1. We have a vacancy for a part-time kitchen assistant in our busy kitchen, preferably with a Food Hygiene background.

The candidate will need to be able to work some weekdays and evenings including weekends. The position is permanent and part-time (15-20 hours) Full training will be […]

By |October 25th, 2016|White Lion Inn|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Nov 2016)

It’s that time of the year again. When I have to cope with a quivering wreck of a dog when fireworks go off. Actually, living in Rutland, the fireworks tend to only last a few days. A friend living in a city has to cope with a similarly afflicted dog for weeks. Diwali, Bonfire night, […]

By |October 18th, 2016|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Pretty Pieces at White Lion Inn

Local vintage linen and accessories company, Pretty Pieces, will have a stall during the first White Lion Wednesday Coffee Morning on Wednesday 2 November 2016. Pop down to the White Lion Inn for a coffee and a chat and check out the lovely items for sale from Pretty Pieces. For more information about Pretty Pieces, […]

By |October 18th, 2016|White Lion Inn|

NEW! Weekly coffee mornings at White Lion Inn

Starting from Wednesday 2nd November then every Wednesday at 8.45am we will be open for tea/coffee and, of course, cake. So enjoy a hot drink, a chat and a catch-up with your friends in the warmth of White Lion Inn, without having to leave the village! Accompanied children are welcome too.

To celebrate the inaugural coffee […]

By |October 17th, 2016|White Lion Inn|

Christmas at White Lion Inn

Celebrate the festive period at White Lion Inn in Whissendine. A special festive menu will be available from 30 November to 27 December (excluding Christmas Day when there is a Christmas menu) in addition to the regular a la carte menu.

On Christmas Day itself, White Lion Inn invites you to feast on a delicious set […]

By |October 17th, 2016|White Lion Inn|

New Year’s Eve at White Lion inn

Everyone Welcome
Buffet at 9pm – £12.00 per person.
Buffet tickets must be purchased in advance from White Lion Inn.

By |October 17th, 2016|White Lion Inn|

White Lion Inn Awarded Five-Star Rating

We are very pleased and proud to say that White Lion Inn has been awarded a 5-Star Rating for Food and Hygiene by Rutland County Council. A big thank you to our Kitchen Team for its contributions in keeping a hygienic and safe kitchen environment.

Yolanda and Chris, White Lion Inn


By |September 29th, 2016|White Lion Inn|

Ashwell Road Closure 29 Oct to 6 Nov 2016

Whissendine Road LC & Ashwell Gatehouse LC

Expected dates of closure: 29 Oct to 6 Nov 2016

Roadworks and temporary closure of roads in Ashwell, including the main Whissendine to Ashwell road. Please download the map and official RCC notification HERE.

By |September 23rd, 2016|Rutland County Council|

Results of the Whissendine Produce and Craft Show 2016

By |September 14th, 2016|Events, Produce and Craft Show|

‘The Wind of Change’ and ‘Burst Tyre’ – get your tickets!

STARS 2016 present two one-act plays:

‘The Wind of Change’ by Tracey Dene Powell
‘Burst Tyre’ a comedy by Jim Sperinck

Venue: Village Hall
Date: 7.30pm Friday 16th and Saturday 17th September 2016
Tickets: £6 (concessions £5) available from Mace Store, White Lion Inn or Tracey Dene Powell (Whissendine 437)

By |September 10th, 2016|Events, STARS|

St. Andrew’s Church Quiz Night

Come and join us for a Quiz Night.

Saturday 24th September.
6:30pm start.
St Andrew’s Church, Whissendine.

Please bring your own drinks and also a plate of food to contribute towards a shared buffet.

£10 per team, maximum of 4 people.

Please book in advance, contact Alex & David Martin
or call Whissendine 432 to reserve your table!

By |September 7th, 2016|Church, Events|

Macmillan Coffee Morning

White Lion Inn will be hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning on 29th September at 9am – 11.30am.
Any donations of cakes would be appreciated. If you could bring the day before that would be wonderful.

Yolanda & Chris, White Lion Inn

By |September 7th, 2016|Events, White Lion Inn|

Evening of Magic – get your tickets

White Lion Inn will be hosting an ‘Evening of Magic’ on Thursday 27th Oct at 7.30pm.
6 Top Class performers Close up and Cabaret Magic
Tickets are only £18 and include a hot meal.
Tickets are on sale now and are limited … so hurry hurry as this will sell out!

Yolanda & Chris, White Lion Inn

By |September 7th, 2016|White Lion Inn|

Thank you, Don

For many years (someone said over 40?!) Don Clements has worked his socks off helping to keep the churchyard neat and tidy and looking beautiful. He has now, understandably, decided it’s time to hang up his mower, so to speak, and retire from this role. We could not let this hard work commitment go […]

By |September 7th, 2016|Church|

Fishes Club – Calling All Kids!

St Andrew’s Church Fishes Club is starting again following the summer holidays. Join us on Sunday 18th September at 11am for the first get-together then every week at 11am!

Come and join us for a variety of learning, craft and fun activities for children of all ages.

Either come along and meet us at the church on […]

By |September 7th, 2016|Activities for kids, Church, Events, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Sept 2016)

Well, that’s it. Another Olympics over. We can slump back on our couches now. Wait a minute. That’s what we did while we watched the fittest athletes in the world compete for the highest prizes … OK. As you were.

Un mondo novo (a new world) was the theme of the Rio 2016 Olympics. The first […]

By |September 7th, 2016|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Public Consultation Plan – Police and Crime Plan

Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Willy Bach is asking for your views as he prepares his first Police and Crime Plan. He wants to make sure that the Plan reflects the issues that local people say are important to them to meet their policing needs and expectations. Are you prepared to help?



As […]

By |September 5th, 2016|General news|

Free Taster Day for Adults with Dementia

Based in the village of Great Dalby, Country Paths is a high quality Day Care provider who supports adults with additional needs. We are launching a brand new weekly support service with an open day on Wednesday 21st September 9:30am – 4pm.

During the day there will be an opportunity to try a variety of activities, […]

By |August 22nd, 2016|General news|

Country Paths Adults with Dementia

Day Care provider for Adults with additional needs

Based in the village of Great Dalby, Country Paths supports adults with Learning Disabilities by offering a wide range of activities that promote independence, confidence and a sense of achievement. Whilst providing a safe and friendly environment. Activities on offer include Multisports, Gardening, Horse Riding, Dance and Rambling. […]

By |August 22nd, 2016|General notices|

New Clerk to the Parish Council Appointed

Whissendine Parish Council has appointed Mrs Elaine Everington of Mill Grove to the position of Clerk, to continue the good work of Mrs Jen Lacey, who is stepping down due to her move from the village. Elaine may be contacted about PC matters by phone on Whissendine 593 or by email at

By |August 22nd, 2016|Parish Council|

Are you concerned about Ambulance Response Times in Rutland?

Ambulance response times in Rutland remain a concern. The East Midlands Ambulance Service has agreed to a Rutland Listening Event to explain what it intends to do to address the situation, and to hear from the people of Rutland. This is your opportunity to make sure the voices of Rutland people are heard. Details of […]

By |July 13th, 2016|Events|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (July 2016)

Oh, the anticipation … the news went round – “it’s coming! Are you going to see it?” Well, did you? The Flying Scotsman! Saturday morning, the dogs and I set off to find a good vantage point down the lane to Teigh, and found 3 others doing the same. We waited, admiring the view, […]

By |June 21st, 2016|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Books and Laptops needed

Many of you will know that Ian is working out in Nigeria this year for Voluntary Services Overseas, he is hugely enjoying the challenge of doing something completely different and you can follow what he is up to by checking his blog at

If you do you will know that when I went out to […]

By |June 20th, 2016|General news|

Village Party 2016 (a Feast Week event)

Saturday 9th July 2016
7pm till midnight at White Lion Inn

Curry & Pudding
Live Music from THE MOONLIGHTS

Raffle with many prizes to be won.
Play “Heads n’ Tails” for a chance to win a major prize.

Tickets @ £17.50 each, available from:
The White Lion (Whissendine 233)
Emma Studdert-Kennedy (Whissendine 381)
Graham Bysouth (Whissendine 226)
Trevor Kettle (Whissendine 032)
Ian & Linda Arnold (Whissendine 645)

By |June 20th, 2016|Events, Feast Week|

Scarecrow Competition (a Feast Week event)

First Prize £20 of Amazon Vouchers!
Make a scarecrow to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday and Feast Week.
It can be anything to do with the Queen – corgis, castles or members of her family.

Please have all your scarecrows out by Saturday 2nd May and let Emma Studdert-Kennedy (Whissendine 381, email) know where your scarecrow […]

By |June 20th, 2016|Events, Feast Week|

Royal Duck Race (a Feast Week event)

Buy a duck and you could win £25!

Ducks will be released into the brook at the White Lion Inn on Thursday 7th July at 6:30pm

Ducks available at £1 each from The White Lion and from:

Graham Bysouth (Whissendine 226)
Trevor Kettle (Whissendine 032)
Emma Studdert-Kennedy (Whissendine 381)
Dave Wragg (Whissendine 512)
Linda Arnold (Whissendine 645)
Mark Atton (Whissendine 557)

By |June 20th, 2016|Events, Feast Week|

Feast Week 2016 schedule

For the latest information, see the Feast Week page.


Sat 2 July 2016
Family Games
Time: 2–5pm
White Lion Inn

Sat 2 July 2016
Grantham Big Band
Time: during the Sausage Sizzle from 7.30pm
Tickets £9.00
Village Hall

Sun 3 July 2016
Church Service
Time: 11am
All adults and kids welcome

Mon 4 July 2016
Pig Race
Time: from 6.30pm
White Lion Inn

Tues 5 July 2016
W.I. Fashion Show
Time: from 7.30pm
Village Hall

Wed 6 July 2016
Children’s Picnic & Games
Time: 4-5.30pm

Wed 6 July 2016
Whissendine’s Got Talent
Time: tba
Village Hall

Thurs 7 July 2016
Afternoon Teas at The White […]

By |June 20th, 2016|Feast Week|

Cycle track to link Whissendine and Oakham – vote here!

The poll is now closed. Thank you for voting.

The Parish Council would like to know how much interest there is in a cycle track to link Whissendine to Oakham, ahead of making any application to Rutland County Council. Previous experience has shown the most direct route via Langham is too costly because of the lack […]

By |June 9th, 2016|Activities for kids, Parish Council|

63 Bird Species Spotted in the Village

Sixty-three bird species have been recorded in Whissendine. The full list may be viewed here. Can you add to the list?

Barn owl
Black-headed gull
Blue tit
Canada goose
Carrion crow
Chiff chaff
Coal tit
Collared dove
Common gull
Great spotted woodpecker
Great tit
Green finch
Green woodpecker
Herring gull
House martin
House sparrow
Lesser black-backed gull
Lesser whitethroat
Little egret
Long tailed tit
Marsh tit
Mistle thrush
Peregrine falcon
Pied wagtail
Red kite
Red-legged partridge
Reed warbler
Song thrush
Tawny owl
Tree creeper
Tree sparrow
Willow […]

By |June 4th, 2016|General news|

Notice of Whissendine Environment Group AGM 2016

Whissendine Environment Group AGM 2016 will be held on Thursday 16th June 2016 at 7.30pm at 1a Station Road, Whissendine. Everyone is welcome to attend and find out about WEG’s activities so far and their future plans.

By |June 2nd, 2016|General news|

Notice of EU Referendum

Referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union in the Rutland voting area:

A referendum will be held on Thursday 23 June 2016 to decide on the question below:
Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by […]

By |May 23rd, 2016|Rutland County Council|

Beer Festival 2016 – this weekend!

Head down to White Lion Inn this bank holiday weekend for the annual beer and cider festival with hog roast!

27TH, 28TH, 29TH MAY.

Live music
Saturday 28th – Hog Roast from 8pm Two And Fro Acoustic trio, from 9pm
Sunday 29th – Melstrun Ukulele Orchestra, from 2pm

Real Ales
CHARNWOOD Salvation 3.8% A light refreshing golden beer, with tropical […]

By |May 23rd, 2016|White Lion Inn|

Male actor (17 to 25) sought for two plays

I am producing 2 x one-act plays for Whissendine STARS at the village hall for performances in September 2016, with rehearsals beginning from July. We still need a young male actor, ideally aged between 17 and 25, to act in both plays. If you are interested, or know of anyone who might be, please do […]

By |May 20th, 2016|General news|

Longer opening hours for Whissendine Pre-school

From September 2016 Whissendine Pre-school will extend its afternoon opening hours until 3.15pm on Tuesdays and Fridays (it is currently open on Monday and Thursday afternoons until 3.15pm and on Wednesdays until 12.15pm). The pre-school is located in the village hall and welcomes enquiries. For more information and contact details, please see the pre-school page […]

By |May 20th, 2016|General news|

Hue and Cry!

A Call from the High Sheriff of Rutland to the Good People of the County to raise a Hue and Cry in Oakham High Street on Bank Holiday Monday, 30th May 2016.

In keeping with the ancient right of the Sheriff to call on Good People to assist in apprehending Criminals and Villains. And in this […]

By |May 18th, 2016|Events|

Happy Circle (May 2016 report)

In May, Jeremy Prescott gave a moving presentation about the War Graves Commission to the members, who were impressed by the immaculate way that the graves are kept in all 153 countries where the fallen are commemorated. The sacrifices made should never be forgotten. There were 420,000 British casualties at the Battle of […]

By |May 10th, 2016|Happy Circle|

Report on Murder Mystery at the Village Hall

The village hall was filled with laughter from the moment that the players from the Little English Theatre appeared.

A wonderful night’s entertainment followed when the audience had to determine “whodunnit”. Various clues were “bought” “sold” and “stolen” and prizes awarded to the table that correctly identified the culprit, along with a prize for the […]

By |May 6th, 2016|Events|