By | 2018-06-11T10:52:45+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Parish Council|

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR PARISH OF WHISSENDINE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that as a result of the resignation of Jo Ann Millington, a vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for the said Parish Council. If by 22 June 2018 (14 [...]

A Night at the Opera 2019

By | 2019-04-14T19:43:16+00:00 April 14th, 2019|Rutland Music Lovers|

Back by popular demand, a wonderful and unforgettable night of operatic favourites and rare gems performed by an international line up. CAROLINE SHARPE (UK: Mario Lanza Prize Winner, 2009) AMI WALSH (Finland: Chorister with Norwegian National Opera) JOHN RODGER (Canada: Opera North/Deutsch Oper/NYC Opera) ROBERT-JOHN EDWARDS (UK: Ex-Buxton Opera Festival) GINA KRUGER (USA: Fossatt Prize Winner) [...]

North Beat Team Report – March 2019

By | 2019-04-14T19:29:21+00:00 April 14th, 2019|Neighbourhood Watch, North Beat Team Report (Police)|

The following crime has been reported to the police over March 2019: - Burglary Dwelling                                             -              Burley, Langham, Ryhall Criminal Damage                                              -              Ashwell, 2 x Cottesmore, Exton Assault                                                                 -              Greetham, Barrow Bilking (theft from garage)                           -              2 x Tickencote Theft from motor vehicle                             -              3 x A1, Whitwell, 2 x Langham, 6 x Whissendine, Greetham, [...]

Parish Council Meeting – 16th April 2019

By | 2019-04-14T17:32:23+00:00 April 14th, 2019|Parish Council|

There will be an additional Parish Council meeting on 16th April to consider 3 planning applications in the village. Details of the agenda for the meeting are available here. As a reminder for all, the minutes from all monthly Parish Council meetings are published on this website. You can view the archive of minutes from [...]

May Local & County Elections

By | 2019-04-08T09:59:56+00:00 April 6th, 2019|General news, Parish Council, Rutland County Council, Ward Councillor|

Whissendine has both local and county elections on Thursday 2nd May. The Village Hall will be open as a polling stations from 7am to 10pm. The following people have been nominated for Whissendine Parish Councillor. For full details, see RCC Parish & Town Council Elections Linda Arnold Rob Comber William Albert Farr Harry David Hatton [...]

Wheelchair Loan Available

By | 2019-04-08T10:00:31+00:00 April 6th, 2019|Whissendine Good Neighbours Scheme|

Whissendine Good Neighbour Scheme offers a wheelchair for loan to residents who have temporary need of one. If you'd like to borrow it or find out more, call the usual phone number, 0750 059 9635, and ask the Coordinator about it. They'll take a message and someone will call you back. Borrowing the wheelchair is [...]

Allotment Association News

By | 2019-03-31T20:17:16+00:00 March 31st, 2019|Whissendine Allotment Association|

On 26th March 2019 the Whissendine Allotment Association held their A.G.M. at the White Lion, and for the second consecutive year Michelle Penycate won the Best Kept Plot award. This is judged each year by a different independent person and this year it was by our own Sir Laurence Howard assisted by his friend David Bealby. [...]

North Beat Team Report – Feb 2019

By | 2019-03-09T14:19:00+00:00 March 9th, 2019|Neighbourhood Watch, North Beat Team Report (Police)|

The following crime has been reported to the police for Rutland North Beat for February: - Burglary Dwelling                             -              Langham x 2 Burglary other than Dwelling      -              Cottesmore  2, Stretton Theft                                                     -              Barnsdale, Langham, Whissendine Theft from Vehicle                          -              A1 x 4, Exton Criminal Damage                              -              Stretton, Whissendine x 2, Teigh Assault                                                 -              Tickencote, Burley, [...]

Table Tennis Club – up and running!

By | 2019-03-03T09:23:43+00:00 March 3rd, 2019|Table Tennis, Whissendine Sports Club|

The first meeting of the Whissendine Table Tennis group happened in the Sports club on Tuesday morning of 19th February and 32 people came of all abilities!!!  Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and many came back for the second week.  The club meets every Tuesday morning from 10-12.  Anyone who comes for the first time comes [...]

North Beat Team Report – Jan 2019

By | 2019-02-04T17:57:03+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Neighbourhood Watch, North Beat Team Report (Police)|

The following crime has been reported to the police on Rutland North beat for January 2019: - Burglary Dwelling                             -              Hambleton, Barrow, Cottesmore, Ryhall Theft                                                     -              Essendine, Exton, Egleton Theft from vehicle                           -              8 x A1 Criminal Damage                              -              Cottesmore x 2 We have noted a spike in Burglaries this month and ask the Rutland [...]

Wookies Café now open!

By | 2019-01-19T12:28:44+00:00 January 19th, 2019|General news|

Wookies Café has now opened in Whissendine! Located next to the village shop on Main Street, Wookies is open from 8am to 5pm Monday to Saturday serving hot and cold food to eat-in or takeaway. Fabulous coffee from Two Chimps Breakfast Menu including Bacon, Sausage & Egg Cobs, Porridge, Muffins, Omelettes, Croissants and more Lunches [...]

Seeking Nominees for the Rutland Young People’s Award

By | 2019-01-14T08:25:44+00:00 January 14th, 2019|General news|

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 [...]

Whissendine Flower Festival 2019

By | 2019-01-14T10:43:18+00:00 January 13th, 2019|Flower Festival|

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 [...]

North Beat Team Report – Dec 2018

By | 2019-01-08T21:38:06+00:00 January 8th, 2019|Neighbourhood Watch, North Beat Team Report (Police)|

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 [...]

Craft & Produce Show tip – Vegetables and Fruit

By | 2019-01-03T18:14:48+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|Craft & Produce Show|

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, [...]

Whissendine Craft and Produce Show 2019

By | 2018-12-09T19:18:08+00:00 December 9th, 2018|Craft & Produce Show|

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 [...]

WI World Kindness Day afternoon tea

By | 2018-12-06T14:29:15+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Women's Institute|

On Sunday 11th November, Whissendine WI had a World Kindness Day afternoon tea. The aim of World Kindness Day is to ‘try to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds and acts of kindness, either as individuals or as organisations’. It was even more special as this was 100 years [...]

North Beat Team Report – Nov 2018

By | 2018-12-05T15:57:08+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Neighbourhood Watch, North Beat Team Report (Police)|

The following crime has been reported for Rutland North beat for November: - Burglary Dwelling -  Toll Bar, Greetham and Whissendine Criminal Damage  - Ryhall Theft from Vehicles  - 4 x Market Overton (includes a theft of number plates) and 6 x A1 (fuel) Assault - Burley The Theft from motor vehicles have dropped this [...]

Save the date: Feast Week 2019

By | 2018-11-28T13:30:32+00:00 November 28th, 2018|Feast Week|

SAVE THE DATE FOR FEAST WEEK 2019: SATURDAY 29th JUNE to SUNDAY 7th JULY. If you are organising an event during Feast Week, please contact one of the Feast Week committee, before the end of April 2019, with details to ensure that it is included in the Feast Week programme that will be distributed around [...]

North Beat Team Report – Oct 2018

By | 2018-12-05T15:53:45+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Neighbourhood Watch, North Beat Team Report (Police)|

We have had the following crime reported for Rutland North beat for October 2018: - Burglary Dwellings - Market Overton, Whissendine and Greetham Burglary other than Dwelling - 2 x Cottesmore and 2 x Hambleton Theft - Great Casterton, Essendine, 3 x Cottesmore, 2 x Ashwell and Stretton Theft from vehicles - 9 x A1, [...]

Bonfire Night 2018

By | 2018-10-08T11:36:30+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Parents Association|

Whissendine School Parents Association will hold the 2018 Bonfire & Fireworks Spectacular at Whissendine Sports Club, 6pm, 2 November 2018. BBQ, refreshments and bar. Raising money for Whissendine Primary School. Tickets from Mace village shop and Rutland Toy Store in Oakham (£4 adults, £3 kids) or on the door (£5 any age). All welcome!

North Beat Team Report – Sept 2018

By | 2018-12-05T15:54:22+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Neighbourhood Watch, North Beat Team Report (Police)|

Rutland North beat have had the following crimes report in September 2018: - Burglary Dwelling - Burley, Little Casterton, Hambleton and 3 x Ashwell Burglary Other than Dwelling - Essendine x 2, Ashwell x 3 Assault - Great Casterton Theft of Motor Vehicle - Cottesmore Theft from Motor Vehicle - Ashwell, Whissendine, 10 x A1 [...]

Notice of conclusion of audit 2018

By | 2018-10-08T11:06:06+00:00 October 1st, 2018|General news|

Above is a copy of notice of conclusion of audit. The Annual Governance and Accountability Return is available for inspection by contacting the Honorary Clerk to the Parish council at Alternatively a note requesting access may be posted to 33 Ashwell Road. A time, convenient to the applicant will be arranged for viewing. Copies [...]

North Beat Team Report – Jul 2018

By | 2018-12-05T15:52:02+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Neighbourhood Watch, North Beat Team Report (Police)|

Dear all, We have had the following crime reported to police over the month of July: - Burglary Barrow x 2, Market Overton, Thisleton Burglary Other than Dwelling Whissendine, Ryhall, Hambleton Theft Market Overton Theft from vehicle Tickencote, Egleton x 2, Market Overton, Ashwell, A1 Damage to vehicle Whitwell x 2, Clipsham Criminal damage Ashwell, [...]

North Beat Team Report – Aug 2018

By | 2018-12-05T15:50:34+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Neighbourhood Watch, North Beat Team Report (Police)|

The following crime has been reported on Rutland North beat during August 2018: - Burglary Dwelling - Ashwell, Great Casterton and Ryhall Burglary other than Dwelling - Ashwell and Langham Theft from motor Vehicle - Whissendine, 2 x Exton, 2 x Greetham, Stretton, Whitwell, Egleton, 2 x Barnsdale, 3 x Hambleton, 4 x A1 and [...]

Results of Whissendine Craft and Produce Show 2018

By | 2018-09-05T16:04:35+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Craft & Produce Show|

What a great show! Whissendine Craft and Produce Show was held on Saturday 1st September at our village church of St Andrew. It was another record year with well over 700 exhibits from 116 exhibitors! We had lots of new classes including the longest runner bean, the most interesting gourd, the ugliest vegetable and, for [...]

Emma Louise @ White Lion Inn

By | 2018-09-04T15:54:27+00:00 September 4th, 2018|White Lion Inn|

Local company Emma Louise at Home is holding a gift sale event at White Lion Inn, Whissendine, 4pm - 7pm on Sunday 16th September. Emma Louise at Home are regular stallholders at Melton and Stamford markets, where they sell gifts for all occasions, including birthdays, christenings, new born and weddings, and they also have plenty [...]

Whissendine Girlguiding

By | 2018-08-12T17:59:03+00:00 August 12th, 2018|General news, General notices, Whissendine Sports Club|

Girlguiding in Whissendine is moving both venue and meeting days.  With effect from the Autumn term we will be meeting on a THURSDAY at the SPORTS CLUB.    Rainbows (girls aged 5 - 7) will meet from 4.45pm to 5.45pm and Brownies (girls aged 7 to 10) will meet 6pm to 7.30pm.    If anyone [...]

Craft & Produce Show tip – Registration process

By | 2018-07-24T12:55:36+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Craft & Produce Show|

Not long now until the show, so we thought we would remind you of the times for you to register and stage all your exhibits as we have changed things a bit this year. Friday evening (31st August) from 4pm – 6pm you can come to the church and register your show exhibits early. This [...]

Craft & Produce Show tip – Preserves, Baking and Home Brew

By | 2018-07-24T12:41:42+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Craft & Produce Show|

Two of the most popular sections in the Craft and Produce Show are for preserves, chutneys and baking – yummy. And it’s no wonder as we have so many great cooks in the village! The same experienced judges look at both these sections. For the preserves they ask for ‘either 12oz or 1lb jars with screw [...]

April 2018 WI meeting report

By | 2018-07-19T16:03:13+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Women's Institute|

Our own Dr Sarah Furness came to talk to the Whissendine WI about her time as High Sherriff of Rutland form 2016 - 2017. It was fascinating to hear about the history of the role which started in 1129 when the Sheriff was the principal law enforcement officer in the county (think Sheriff of Nottingham [...]

Cancelled – Beer & Cider Tasting

By | 2018-07-02T12:27:30+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Feast Week|

APOLOGIES - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED (updated 2 July). Beer & Cider Tasting @ Village Hall. Get the expert's view on a variety of fine hops. Tickets £10. From 7:30pm, Thursday 5th July. This is a Feast Week 2018 event. Feast Week 2018 runs from Saturday 30th June to Sunday 8th July 2018. For [...]

Scarecrow Competition 2018

By | 2018-06-14T13:05:25+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Feast Week|

The Whissendine Feast Week Scarecrow Competition is back! Make a sports or hobbies themed scarecrow for your chance to win £10 in Amazon vouchers. Put your sports or hobbies themed scarecrow outside your house before Saturday 30th June and let Emma know (call Whissendine 381 or email) your address for the judge to find you! [...]

Menopause Madness & Sticky Situation

By | 2018-06-11T10:59:10+00:00 June 11th, 2018|STARS|

Tracey Dene Powell presents two hilarious comedy plays "Menopause Madness" and "Sticky Situation" At Whissendine Village Hall 7.30pm on Friday 5th & Saturday 6th October 2018 (Licensed bar from 7pm each night) Tickets £7.50 (£7.00 concessions) For tickets call or text 07955 213327 / 01664 474437 Or e-mail: Book early to avoid disappointment. Raising [...]

North Beat Team Report – May 2018

By | 2018-12-05T15:58:02+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|Neighbourhood Watch, North Beat Team Report (Police)|

The crime figures for May 2018 for Rutland North beat is as follows: Burglary - Ashwell, Burley Theft - Ashwell (Church), Essendine, Little Casterton and Whitwell Theft from vehicles - A1 x 4, Greetham x 3, Barnsdale x 3, Egleton x 2, Market Overton, Whissendine, Stretton Criminal Damage - Langham, Market Overton, Ashwell and Burley [...]

Leicestershire and Rutland Federation of Women’s Institutes AGM 2018

By | 2018-05-11T14:32:53+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Women's Institute|

Leicestershire and Rutland Federation of Women's Institutes Annual Council Meeting Hangar 42, Bruntingthorpe, Lutterworth, Leics. Saturday 10 March 2018 Attended: Janet Bilby, Barbara Burnish, Lindsey Cleggett, Pat Lake, Marion Lawrie, Jo-Ann Millington, Rosemary Raymond, Helen Roberts, Ann Rushton, Jean Parkes, Gill Pavitt and Jean Penny (delegate) NFWI Chairman’s address: Lynne Stubbngs welcomed 1400 ladies to [...]

March 2018 WI meeting report

By | 2018-05-11T14:28:12+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Women's Institute|

Whissendine WI invited students from Harlaxton Manor, near Grantham, to talk about ‘Impressions of England’.  The girls come from several different American universities for a "semester" (three months) to learn about the UK and Europe including our history.  As well as visiting places in the UK such as Stonehenge and London, they are making the [...]

Craft & Produce Show tip – Arts and Crafts

By | 2018-05-11T14:18:50+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Craft & Produce Show|

In previous years the craft section has been so popular with so many entries we have overflowed! So this year we have separated out soft such as embroidery, quilts and lace from hard materials wood, wicker and metal. We have asked the judges what they look for and this is what they said: ‘When judging [...]

North Beat Team Report – April 2018

By | 2018-06-11T11:36:13+00:00 May 11th, 2018|North Beat Team Report (Police)|

The crime figures for April 2018 for Rutland North beat is as follows: Burglary - Langham Burglary other than dwelling - Egleton, Whissendine Theft of vehicle - Ryhall Theft from vehicle - Hambleton, Greetham x 2, Burley, Barnsdale x 2, A1 x7 Theft - Greetham x 2, Whitwell, Little Casterton Criminal Damage - Greetham x [...]

Whissendine Ward Councillor (May 2018)

By | 2018-04-16T14:00:30+00:00 April 28th, 2018|Ian Arnold, Rutland County Council, Ward Councillor|

I am sure it has been the topic of many a conversation within the village, yes, the weather and of course the level of flooding that the village has suffered as a result. This has been the area that I have spent a significant amount of time trying to resolve with RCC, to a greater [...]

Do you have a classic car or motorcycle?

By | 2018-04-16T14:35:52+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Feast Week|

The classic car and motorcycle show, a Feast Week 2018 event, will take place in Whissendine on July 3rd 2018 @ 6.30pm. Following on from the success of the last few years, we are holding our annual meeting for “Vehicles of interest”, so this covers Vintage, Classic and modern. The only entry criteria is that [...]

Craft & Produce Show tip – Flowers and Flower Arrangements

By | 2018-04-16T14:19:28+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Craft & Produce Show|

Do you enjoy flowers? How about entering flowers or a flower arrangement in the craft and produce show in September? Here are some hints and tips to help you to get the best from your flowers! • Look at the brief very carefully and make sure you meet the criteria specified - if it says [...]

Floods in Whissendine (10.4.18)

By | 2018-04-10T13:57:42+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Ian Arnold, Rutland County Council, Ward Councillor|

10 April 2018 Today the village was again badly flooded in a number of areas such as Stapleford road, the bus stop area and the brook/Cow lane across the road. I have challenged RCC regarding a number of these before and they have had consultants out from Peterborough to look at the brook and proposed [...]

Whissendine 6ix Entry Form

By | 2018-03-26T14:34:52+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Feast Week, Whissendine 6ix|

Download your entry form for the 2018 Whissendine 6ix HERE. Whissendine 6ix Six-mile Road Race & Walk Friday 6th July 2018 Walkers start 7pm - Runners start 7.30pm All enquiries to Ian Arnold (c/o Whissendine 6ix), Tel: 07736 784 210 Email: Entry forms and results can also be downloaded at and Event [...]

Best Kept Plot of 2017

By | 2018-03-20T12:24:49+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Whissendine Allotment Association|

On Monday 19 March 2018, the Whissendine Allotment Association held its 5th Annual General Meeting. As well as discussing last year's gardening calendar the association also presented an award for the Best Kept Plot of 2017. The winner of this newly presented award went to Allotment Association Secretary Michelle Penycate. As you can see from [...]

Church Quiz Night

By | 2018-03-12T10:40:52+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Church|

Come and join us for a Quiz Night at St. Andrews Church, Whissendine on Saturday 21st April starting at 6.30pm. 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 email: [...]

Craft & Produce Show tip – Junior Section

By | 2018-03-12T10:20:36+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Craft & Produce Show|

The schedules have now been delivered either through your letterbox or by school email. So why not take a look at some of the activities in the craft and produce show schedule and start planning your entries! The Junior section is packed with ideas to keep you busy on those rainy days. Here's just a [...]

Feb 2018 WI meeting report

By | 2018-05-11T14:37:01+00:00 March 11th, 2018|Women's Institute|

Whissendine WI members were joined by 14 visitors (including men!) at their February meeting to hear about the Dogs Trust.  Ella, based at Loughborough and wonderfully aided by her dog Brooster, told us about all aspects of their work including rehoming or fostering dogs, offering advice and education for dogs and humans and their campaigns [...]

Annual Village Meeting 2018

By | 2018-03-15T11:35:42+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Parish Council|

All Whissendine residents are invited to this year’s annual Village Meeting to be held at 7:30pm on 14th March 2018 at Whissendine Primary School (not 21st March as first announced). This is your chance to raise questions to the parish council and to listen to what the council has been doing for you this past [...]

Save the date: Whissendine Safari Supper

By | 2018-03-06T14:32:38+00:00 March 6th, 2018|General news, Safari Supper|

Saturday 16th June 2018, 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 [...]

North Beat Team Report – February 2018

By | 2018-03-06T11:14:31+00:00 March 6th, 2018|North Beat Team Report (Police)|

The crime figures for February 2018 for Rutland North beat is as follows: Burglary Dwelling - Ryhall Burglary other than dwelling - Greetham, Stretton Assault - Great Casterton Theft from motor vehicle - 6 x A1 (HGV’s), Great Casterton Theft - Barnsdale, Whissendine, Langham, Burley, 2 x Market Overton Criminal damage - Pickworth (Hare Coursing) [...]

North Beat Team Report – January 2018

By | 2018-02-26T11:33:09+00:00 February 26th, 2018|North Beat Team Report (Police)|

The crime figures for January 2018 for Rutland North beat is as follows: Burglary Other than Dwelling - Stretton Theft - Greetham x 3, Cottesmore x 2, Little Casterton, Egleton, Burley and Ryhall Assault - Burley Criminal Damage - Greetham x 2 Theft from motor vehicle - A1 x 5, Cottesmore The current Neighbourhood priority [...]

CANCELLED – Village meeting (3/3/18)

By | 2018-03-01T21:39:39+00:00 February 26th, 2018|General news, Ward Councillor|

CANCELLED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS A village meeting will be held on Saturday 3rd March between 11am and 12.30am at the Village school by Ian Arnold and Rutland Police Constabulary to update the village on activity in Rutland and Whissendine.

Home Straight recruiting

By | 2018-02-22T14:02:41+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|General news|

Home Straight are recruiting ... Home Straight provide bespoke premium care for people wishing to remain in their own home. Our carefully selected team specialise in supporting clients living with dementia and other disabilities, to lead independent lives. We do this by recognising that every client is different, with unique needs. We put them at [...]

Part-time Kitchen Assistant wanted @ White Lion Inn

By | 2018-02-13T17:04:41+00:00 February 13th, 2018|White Lion Inn|

RECRUITING - Part time Kitchen Assistant required to prepare starters, desserts, preparation of food/vegetables and assist the Chefs in day to day running of the kitchen. Full training will be given in Health and Hygiene as well as Health and Safety. If you can work on your own, have initiative, be flexible and would enjoy [...]

Craft & Produce Show tip – Photography

By | 2018-02-04T17:41:02+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Craft & Produce Show|

Generally what the judges look for in the photography section is good composition and a shot that is well ‘framed’ and catches the eye. So photos that are unusual in terms of lighting, colour, subject and character are all important. This year the rules for the photographic section have changed. All entries must be the [...]


By | 2018-02-03T20:37:59+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Parish Council|

All Whissendine residents are invited to this year’s annual Village Meeting to be held at 7:30pm on 14th March 2018 at Whissendine Primary School (not 21st March as first announced). This is your chance to raise questions to the parish council and to listen to what the council has been doing for you this past [...]

Gardening Tips (Feb 2018)

By | 2018-01-22T15:37:13+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Gardening Tips|

Let's start with the Queen I mean Clematis of course. When the bad frosts have gone cut late flowering clematis (those that flower after June) down to about 60cm. (2ft) Have fun planning your vegetables and flowers chosen from the magazines. If you have never grown vegetables or flowers from seed, give it a go [...]

Craft & Produce Show categories announced

By | 2018-02-04T17:29:16+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Craft & Produce Show|

The Craft & Produce Show, to be held on Saturday 1 September 2018, is made up of 113 classes across 12 categories or sections (of which 2 categories are for juniors only). For a complete list of classes, show rules, show timetable, hints and tips as well as previous winners, please visit the Craft and [...]

Sir John Sedley Educational Foundation

By | 2018-01-22T15:53:18+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|General news|

Sir John Sedley Educational Foundation Helping Young People since 1637 Registered Charity 527884 Young people, under the age of 25 years, living in Whissendine are eligible to receive financial support to further their education. With high tuition fees, travel costs and expensive books and equipment, the average student spends over £10,000 each academic year. We understand [...]

Aladdin by STARS

By | 2018-01-16T15:33:11+00:00 January 16th, 2018|STARS|

STARS are proud to present Aladdin by Ben Crocker which will take place at the Village Hall on 2nd and 3rd February 2018 at 7.30pm for the evening performances and at 2.30pm for the Saturday matinee. Tickets, priced at £6.00 (£5.00 concessions) will be on sale from the beginning of January at the Village Shop. [...]

Craft & Produce Show tip – Fruit & Veg

By | 2018-02-04T17:30:07+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Craft & Produce Show|

Every month in the run up to the Craft & Produce Show, the organisers will share hints and tips relating to one of the categories in the show. Check the Craft and Produce Show page for a complete list of hints and tips. This month Keith Dugmore offers advice about fruit and vegetables … This [...]

Whissendine Ward Councillor (Jan 2018)

By | 2018-01-16T13:01:13+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Ward Councillor|

On the 18th of December, I met up with the Biffa contractors who were sent to the village to remove moss from the footpaths in Sherrards Close and Hall Close/Foxhill. They demonstrated their “New Device”, which was a strimmer with a rotary wire brush head, and whilst it created mess it did successfully remove the [...]

White Lion Roars with Laughter

By | 2018-01-16T12:06:47+00:00 January 16th, 2018|White Lion Inn|

Leicester Comedy Show "White Lion Roars with Laughter" here on the 22nd February 2018. Tickets £10.00 which includes a FREE pint of Tiger (no substitutions). Purchase your tickets either at the bar or at - limited seating. The White Lion Inn hosts a stellar line-up of stand-up comedians including the writer, comedian and TV [...]

Rutland Young People’s Award Event 2018

By | 2018-01-11T22:23:03+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Rutland County Council|

The Rutland Youth Council would like to invite you to nominate for this year’s Young Peoples Awards which are taking place on Wednesday 7th March from 6pm at the Rutland County Museum. The award recognises and rewards young people who have achieved a great deal and pushed their personal boundaries, whatever they are, demonstrated exceptional [...]

Save the date: Craft & Produce Show 2018

By | 2018-02-04T17:25:05+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Craft & Produce Show|

Save the date: Saturday, 1 September 2018 There will be many of your favourite classes and some new ones including the longest runner bean and an item made of recycled materials. We are also introducing a home brew section. For more information contact Sarah (Whissendine 226) or David (Whissendine 008)

5-star hygiene rating awarded to Mace curry

By | 2018-01-02T15:14:09+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Mace village shop|

We are proud to announce that our weekly curry service has received a 5-star hygiene rating from Rutland County Council (Food Standards Agency - Hygiene Regulation and Legislation). All the meat for our curry is fresh and selected by staff from a supermarket. When we make curry on Thursday the meat still usually has 2 [...]

‘No Finer Life’ at Oakham Castle

By | 2018-01-02T14:54:28+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|General news|

The Archer’s Graham Harvey, brings to the stage the true tale of an unlikely Cotswold hero and an enduring romance. What inspires a young Somerset land girl to set off in search of a best selling author in the darkest days of war? The production moves between the 1940s and the current day, reflecting that [...]


By | 2018-02-26T11:31:12+00:00 December 31st, 2017|North Beat Team Report (Police)|

The following crime has been reported to the police for the month of December 2017. BOTD (Burglary other than dwelling) - 3 x Ryhall Theft - Greetham Theft from vehicle - Langham, 2 x A1, attempt Market Overton Assault - Whissendine, Hambleton, Greetham, Langham Criminal Damage - Ryhall, Hambleton, Little Casterton, Whissendine Bilking (theft fuel [...]

North Beat Team Report – November 2017

By | 2018-02-26T11:40:29+00:00 December 1st, 2017|North Beat Team Report (Police)|

The following crime has been reported to the police on the Rutland North beat for November: Burglary Dwelling - Ryhall Theft of Motor Vehicle - Ryhall and an attempt at Stretton (Both plant machinery on site) Theft from Motor Vehicle - Cottesmore (number plates), 2 x A1, Egleton, Barnsdale, 2 x Langham, 2 x Catalytic [...]

Grasmere Christmas Essentials @ Mace Store

By | 2017-11-21T15:58:26+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Mace village shop|

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

Whissendine curry – Nov 2017 menu

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:48+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Mace village shop|

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 [...]

Rutland Plan response to RCC by Ward Councillor

By | 2017-11-06T11:31:23+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Rutland County Council, 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.