The Rutland Youth Council would like to invite you to nominate for this year’s Young Peoples Awards which are taking place on Wednesday 6th March from 6pm at the Rutland County Museum. The awards recognise and reward young people who have achieved a great deal and pushed their personal boundaries, whatever they are, demonstrating exceptional [...]
The Whissendine Flower Festival is held in St Andrews Church and is staged every other year over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The next show will be held from Saturday 24th to Monday 26th August 2019 with a preview evening on Friday 23rd. There will also be a fundraising quiz on Saturday 9th March and [...]
Do you know how to keep yourself and your children safe on the internet? The UK Safer Internet Centre and Rutland County Council are running an Internet Safety Event on Saturday 9th February at The Rutland Showground from 11am where practical advice will be given for the whole family including topics such as: online gaming, [...]
The following crime has been reported to police on Rutland North beat during December 2018: - Burglary - Hambleton and Market Overton Assault - 5 x Langham, Whissendine, Thisleton Theft - 2 x Thisleton, Essendine, Langham, Little Casterton Theft from vehicle - 5 x A1 Criminal Damage - A1 Harassment - Essendine, Langham, Cottesmore We [...]
It's panto time again! This year Whissendine STARS will be presenting Treasure Island at the Village Hall on 3 performances over the 1st and 2nd February. Tickets are available from the Village shop, or phone Clare on 01664 474373.
Last year there were a total of 167 exhibits in the Vegetable and Fruit section of our annual show. That was a great achievement considering the challenging weather conditions in 2018, with a cold wet spell in spring, followed by a long summer drought. This year there are four new classes, Brassica, Dwarf French Beans, [...]
Thank you for your great support in making the show a success this year. It is wonderful to see so many people taking part. Who knew we had so much talent in the village?! What is special is that this is a community event and not a fundraiser for any organisation. The committee seek sponsorship [...]
2017. How can that be? Surely it is only three years since the millennium celebrations? It ought to be the case that time slows down as we get older but it just runs faster and faster. If you blink you miss another year. Or a decade. As you can see I'm a bit obsessed with [...]
Revd. Julie and Revd. Janet invite you to a holiday club for primary age children. Join us for fun, games and craft from 10:00 to 12:30 on 9th to 12th August in Langham village. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and a booking form. See the attached poster for more details.
All change!! No, honest, I’m not talking about politicians, Prime Ministers, party leaders and the like! I’ve been helping a friend to prepare for moving house. This...? tip! This...? Charity Shop! You can’t throw that away, surely! Some of us grew up with parents who ruthlessly got rid of things as soon as they had done their job, [...]
The recent Book and Bric-a- brac stall that was held under the Buttercross in Oakham made a healthy £275. This will help finance the ninetieth anniversary celebrations later in the year. Another successful event was the fashion Show during Feast Week. This raised a similar amount. Whissendine W I was asked to provide tea for the Falls [...]
We have received the following update from the Senior Environmental Health Officer regarding monitoring for flies around the village. Just to confirm our weekly inspections of both sheds at Loodall Farm have been completed yesterday (18th July). I am pleased to say the new shed, we took over 60 samples and the entire shed is [...]
The Parish Council has received the following update from the Environmental Health Officer inspecting sheds at Loodal Farm and other locations around Whissendine. Note that the current increase of houseflies in the village cannot and should not be attributed to just one source. Yesterday (21 June) we inspected both sheds (at Loodal Farm). We took [...]
Back by popular demand - Chris at the The White Lion Whissendine will be performing his one man Close up Magic Show as lots of people missed it last time! Tickets £12 and are limited to 20 per show. There will be two shows on Thursday 28th July at 7.30pm & 9pm. Contact The White Lion [...]
The Parish Clerk has received the following update from the Environmental Health Officer responsible for monitoring at Loodal Farm: I am writing to update you as to our monitoring this spring that started in April. Until just over 2 weeks ago there were no maggots or flies in either of the chicken sheds. The manure [...]
Grantham's Big Band will be performing a concert at Whissendine's Village Hall in support of Feast Week on the 2nd July at 7.30pm. Tickets are £9 each available from 01664 474611 / 01664 474226 / 07487 862 482.
A FAQ document has been prepared to answer any questions you may have regarding publication of responses to the Council’s Local Plan Review (LPR). Further information can also be found on the Rutland County Council website at www.rutland.gov.uk/localplanreview. To view the FAQ document click here.
Due to essential road works between Whissendine and Ashwell, the Centrebus 19 service will be re-routed between Whissendine and Langham, and vice versa. The bus will tum around at The Green beforc continuing on to either Langham or Melton as applicable. Passenger Notices will be displayed regarding bus stops that will not be in use for Thursday 14th [...]
Whissendine Environment Group (WEG) was set up from the Parish Plan to take action, through practical projects and community engagement, to make Whissendine a greener, more sustainable and more attractive community to live in, working closely with the Parish Council and other village groups. 1. Chapel Walk (footpath nature area) Following last year's volunteer working [...]
Due to essential maintenance work on Oakham Road, Ashwell there will be no through bus service between Whissendine and Ashwell from Monday 14th to Wednesday 16th March. As a result the Service 19 bus will be re-routed during this period, operating as normal to the VILLAGE GREEN BUS STOP in Whissendine, and will then turn [...]
You may be aware that the Neighbourhood Watch scheme has not been operating effectively for over a year. On February 4th ten members of the committee met to discuss how to proceed in future. In order to reestablish effective communication, in consultation with the local police, it was agreed to create 3 zones in the [...]
A Burns supper was once again held at Market Overton Village Hall for the 36th continuous year. We had a very successful evening celebrating the Scottish poet with fine food, inspired speeches and an entertaining musical interlude, all followed by some most enjoyable ceilidh dancing. It was lovely to see many from Whissendine and we hope to be able [...]
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Rutland County Council are asking for help to stop adult abuse. If you see something that concerns you and makes you feel uncomfortable please contact Rutland County Council on 01572 758341 or via email at email@example.com. For more details see this poster from RCC and visit the RCC website.
The Whissendine Environment Group have considered the idea of planting willow trees on the banks to reduce the wet land and flooding on the banks area. Whilst willow trees would take up a lot of water, we would not be in favour of the suggested planting for the following reasons:- The area that gets wet, [...]
'Active Family Week' in Rutland launches on 13th February and is a fun week of family friendly physical activity and sport activities designed for families to move more often and get active together. Leicestershire & Rutland Sport (LRS), in partnership with the local authorities, have coordinated numerous events and activities all over Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland [...]
Whissendine Grapevine The Parish Council regrets that there will not be a magazine published in January. It’s very disappointing that after a lot of hard work to get everything running smoothly again in the autumn, problems cropped up once more in December. Sincere apologies are offered to residents for the lack of regularity, and to [...]
Saturday 3rd September 2016 We are going to hold the first annual Whissendine Produce & Craft Show next year in St Andrews church. There will be something for everyone, from beginners to the more experienced, with a mixture of fun classes and the more traditional. So start planning and planting now, get the seeds ready, check out [...]
Mr Nirav & Mrs Nipa Modhvadiya are proud to take over our award winning shop from Monday, 16th November . We aim for excellent customer service and product availability, so why not shop with us and support your local village store? Come and join us on our Opening Day between 10am to 2pm. We have some free samples of cheese & bread from [...]
Saturday 23rd January 2016, 7pm at Market Overton Village Hall. 3-course meal, light-hearted speeches, musicians, Scottish country dancing. Celebrating the life and works of Robert Burns. Raising funds for local charities including Lodge Trust and MO Play Area Association. For tickets (£17) please contact Lynn firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next working party to tidy up the area will be at 10am on Saturday 14th November 2015 meeting at the footpath "Chapel Walk" between Ashwell Road and Foxhill. You will need to be in suitable clothing that you don't mind getting messy (water proof if wet!), suitable footwear. If you can bring spade or [...]
Events coming up at the White Lion Inn: 12th November - Open Mic Night 19th November - Magic Night - Sorry Sold Out! 26th November - an evening of Wine Tasting with Patrick Whenham Bossy of Terra Wines. A delicious range of cheeses will be available and tickets cost £15 (please book). This will be a [...]
Come and join the Indian Chill Out Night at the Whissendine Sports Club on Saturday 21st November (7pm to Midnight) where there will be Indian Snacks, Bar, Music and Dancing. Proceeds to Rainbows Hospice and the Sports Club. Tickets £15 from the Mace Village Shop or Linda Arnold (Whissendine 474645). Also see the event poster [...]
The Whissendine Bonfire Night will take place on Saturday 7th November at the Sports Club. Gates will be open at 5.30pm with the Bonfire lit at 6.15 and fireworks from 6.30pm. No Sparklers please! Tickets can be purchased in advance from Whissendine School and the Mace shop (£3 adults, £2 children). Otherwise you can purchase [...]
The White Lion will be holding a Magic Evening on Thurs 19th Nov 2015 at 7.30pm. The High Peak Magicians Entertain Close up Magic & Cabaret Tickets on sale now £18 including Hot Meal
Rutland County Council have provided advice of the following road closure. For more details and a map of the effected roads click here. Temporary road works will be in operation - Burley Closure from the 17th to the 26th September 2015 and - Barnsdale closure commencing on the 28/09/2015 ending on the 08/10/2015, to allow [...]
UPDATE: Results of this meeting may be viewed here. An Extraordinary meeting of the Whissendine Parish Council will take place on 23rd September 2015 at 7.30 in the Village Hall, Whissendine to discuss the future of our village magazine - the Whissendine Grapevine. Residents who can offer to help in any way, or have positive [...]
The next working party of the Whissendine Environment Group will take place from 10am on Saturday 26th September 2015 meeting at the footpath "Chapel Walk" between Ashwell Road and Foxhill. We will be tidying up the area, taking care of the wild flowers we have planted. You will need to be in suitable clothing that you don't [...]
Rutland County Council have shared details of new roadworks in the local area over the coming weeks. Click on the links below for full details: Temporary road closures in Oakham in September 2015. Temporary road closures between Whissendine and Ashwell during weekends in October and November 2015.
New Double Yellow Lines are proposed for Main Street, Whissendine to help prevent poor parking practices in the village. Click here to see details of the proposed location. This proposal is currently at the consultation phase. Anybody wishing to comment on this proposal should contact the Parish Council Clerk.
Whissendine Women's Institute is celebrating the national WI centenary this month and they are looking for photos of Whissendine WI to put together a sideshow. If anyone has any photos to share could they e-mail a copy with any details to email@example.com? Some of the WI's old photos have also been borrowed from the WI [...]
Come and join us at the village Barn Dance on September 12th 2015 at Whissendine Sports Club. Live Music will be provided from the popular local band Govannen. Tickets are £12.50 and include hot food. Phone Linda 01664 474645 or Trevor 01664 474032 for details / tickets. Also see our barn dance poster for details.
Those of you who live near the church will have noticed the roof alarm going off more frequently lately. (It’s there to ward off any who might take a fancy to the lead on the roof). The alarm company is looking into the reasons it has been triggered so many times, and we hope any faults will soon [...]
Pointless. Not this. That. The television programme. I love it. So I was delighted to accept a ticket to watch the filming of an episode. Today, before writing this. And as the friend I went with is disabled we were on the front row. Front row!! Alexander Armstrong spoke to me, and it was fabuuuulous. Even more [...]
The annual Feast Week Village Party was held at the White Lion on 4th July 2015 with live music from the Supernovas – a great 3 piece that kept everyone on the dance floor. The Hog Roast and puddings were supplied by Chris & Yolanda and the Feast Week committee would like to thank Chris, Yolanda and all [...]
Our next working party to tidy up the area will be 10am Saturday 27th June 2015 meeting at the footpath "Chapel Walk" between Ashwell Road and Foxhill. We will be planting wildflowers and bulbs. You will need to be in suitable clothing that you don't mind getting messy (water proof if wet!), suitable footwear. If [...]
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 village with the course following a natural circuit bordering Stapleford Park. The Whissendine 6ix road race is open to both individual runners and teams [...]
A 2015 Feast Week event: The Whissendine WI will be holding a fashion show for Feast Week on Tuesday 30th June from 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Tickets are just £5 each including a glass of wine and nibbles. This includes over-makes from a major high-street store with up to 50% off the recommended retail [...]
Announcing the Whissendine Feast Week Village Party! Hog Roast & Live Music from SUPERNOVAS. Saturday 4th July 2015, 7pm till 1am at The White Lion. Including the award ceremony for Whissendine Digital Photographic competition. Discounted tickets@ only £17.50 each until 26th June, then £20.00 each. Entrance by ticket ONLY - available from: Mace Shop 474964 Emma Studdert-Kennedy [...]
In preparation for the pending closure of Main Street in Whissendine to accommodate the Severn Trent Water works, Rutland County Council have arranged for a free minibus for the residents of Whissendine and Ashwell who will not be able to access the service 19 bus. The first closure will take place on Monday 25th May [...]
Following election day Whissendine Parish Council needs 2 additional Parish Councillors - could it be you? Co-option must take place in the 35 days following 7th May to avoid another election, so now is the time to act. Candidates should attend the next PC meeting on Monday, JUNE 1st 2015, Whissendine Village Hall at 7.15pm. YOU could [...]
Would you like to win a 1st Prize of £25 in the Whissendine Feast Week Scarecrow Competition? If so, all you have to do is make an American themed scarecrow and put it outside your house from 14th June so that our “Mystery Judge” can see it. The “Mystery Judge” will be travelling around the [...]
This month Linda Arnold will be getting in touch with everyone who generously opened their garden for the Open Gardens event last year to see if they are willing to be involved this time around. If there is anyone who would like to join this year's Open Gardens event on the 28th June and you haven’t [...]
You may have read about Open Gardens in Feast Week. As part of this event we wondered if anyone would like to run a garage sale that same day – an excellent opportunity to clear out the clutter and make some money too – what could be greener than recycling all your unwanted things? If [...]
The Sports Club Committee have been busy working up at the clubhouse to improve the facilities for all users, along with some running repairs, the window frames on the field side of the building have been repainted, the roof has been inspected and some upgrading work on the electrical system has taken place. There will [...]
Energy Action for Rutland aims to combat fuel poverty in the county through free energy saving advice. The organisation has shared these details with us to alert villagers on the services available and potential benefits... Energy Action for Rutland has received a £1500 prize from National Energy Action (the UK national fuel poverty charity) for [...]
I have a friend who was born in the then Belgian Congo. He now lives in Hampshire. He will be able to vote freely on May 7th. As will his children. Not so in the DRC. He is a reminder to me of why it matters so much to vote. We have the great good fortune, whichever [...]
Severn Trent Water are to commence a water main replacement scheme in Whissendine to rectify multiple leaks. This will entail closing Main Street, the Nook, Cow Lane and Ashwell Road at various different times, often for a week or more at a time. The diversion route during the closure will be signed via Ashwell Road [...]
Whissendine Flower Festival in aid of St Andrew's Church, August Bank Holiday Weekend 2015. If music be the food of love and flowers speak the language of love what better theme could there be for our church flower festival than 'MUSIC' ? In a riot of colour, flower arrangements will depict music in many of [...]
Elections will be held in Whissendine on May 7th for a District Councillor (if more than ONE nomination is received) and Parish Councillors (should more than NINE nominations be received). Those interested in standing for a Councillor position should note that their nomination papers must be delivered no later than 4PM on THURSDAY 9th APRIL [...]
We hope that you have accepted a free Morsbag in the village shop instead of paying for a plastic carrier and have been using it for your shopping ever since. Have you ever wondered how Morsbags are made, or considered learning how to make your own? The WI is holding a coffee morning on Saturday [...]
Come along to the Whissendine St Andrew's Church Spring Mini Bazaar and Book Fayre. Saturday 21st March between 10am and 4pm. A large variety of goods will be for sale - with many new additions and some (interestingly) not so new. A wide selection of books will be available to browse and purchase. Tea, coffee [...]
The North’s favourite entertainers The Houghton Weavers are back by request to St Andrews Church, Whissendine. The Weavers have been going strong since 1975 cutting their teeth in local folk clubs and in that time have never wavered from their original motto of “Keep Folk Smiling”. Since then they have enjoyed non-stop success, and together [...]
The eleventh season of the Three Horseshoes Golf Society starts on Thursday 26th March at Elton Furze Golf Club. Matches will be scheduled on the last Thursday of the month thereafter. We have a full seasons programme prepared across local courses. The society is always interested in new members of all abilities. For the full events [...]
Knitted Teddy This month I have chosen a pattern for a knitted Teddy Bear in three sizes. My mum knitted a lot of these when the children were small, not only for my two but also for her other grandchildren. She knitted all three sizes and put them in matching scarves to make families. Try doing [...]
The Rutland CiCLE Classic cycling event will be taking place on Saturday 25th April from Rutland Water at Normanton between 1100 and 1300. There will be approximately 600 riders taking part. The event will pass through Whissendine on the route shown below. For further details and a notice to householders on the cycle event route [...]
This month’s recipe makes good use of oranges, lemons and limes and produces a tasty tart marmalade. If you cannot find any Seville oranges left in the shops or on the market, ordinary oranges will work just as well, but will taste less bitter. Mixed Fruit Marmalade You will need the following: 2 seville oranges [...]