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WI poppy screen

We hope everyone liked the poppy screen and wreath made by Whissendine WI members. It was in St Andrew’s church for the wonderful ‘Long Long Trial’ and of course for the Sunday morning Remembrance. The screen and wreath were then transferred to the village hall for the WI Kindness tea. The wreath will be kept [...]

By | 2018-12-06T14:30:55+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Women's Institute|

WI World Kindness Day afternoon tea

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 [...]

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

North Beat Team Report – Nov 2018

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 [...]

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

Save the date: Feast Week 2019

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 [...]

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

North Beat Team Report – Oct 2018

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, [...]

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

The Long Long Trail

The Long Long Trail is an evening of verse, song and recollection, mainly from the Western Front, commemorating the Great War and will take place at St Andrew's Church, Whissendine, on 9th November at 7.30pm. Free entry, interval refreshments, all donations in aid of the Royal British Legion.

By | 2018-11-02T10:43:46+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|Church|

Curry nights are back!

Tejal and Suraj are pleased to announce that Friday curry nights are back at Mace village shop! Freshly made curry, rice and chapati is available on pre-order. One portion of curry should be enough for two people. As always, orders should be placed by 7pm on Thursday and the food will be ready to collect [...]

By | 2018-10-31T16:28:45+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Mace village shop|

Bonfire Night 2018

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!

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

North Beat Team Report – Sept 2018

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 [...]

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

Notice of conclusion of audit 2018

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 [...]

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

North Beat Team Report – Jul 2018

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, [...]

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

North Beat Team Report – Aug 2018

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 [...]

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

Results of Whissendine Craft and Produce Show 2018

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 [...]

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

Emma Louise @ 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 [...]

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

Whissendine Girlguiding

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 [...]

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

Craft & Produce Show Reminder

Not long now until our 2018 Whissendine Craft and Produce show so we hope all your preparations are going well. Over the past months you have had hints and tips on the show and all the sections, but we wanted to point out some of the things that are new or a bit different this [...]

By | 2018-07-24T13:03:22+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Craft & Produce Show|

Craft & Produce Show tip – Registration process

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

April 2018 WI meeting report

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 [...]

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

Feast Week 2018 report

What a week, really hot and it was good to see people out and about enjoying the many activities during the week. Grantham Big Band provided a rousing opening to Feast Week at the Village Hall on Saturday night and Sunday was busy across the village with a 20 Garage Sales attracting a lot of [...]

By | 2018-07-19T15:42:22+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Feast Week|

Cancelled – Beer & Cider Tasting

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 [...]

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

Feast Week 2018 is upon us

Feast Week 2018 starts on Saturday 30th June and runs through Sunday 8th July 2018. Check out the schedule HERE or check the village calendar for June and July and save the dates in your diary! Don't miss this fabulous village event that has been running for hundreds of years. Feast Week 2018 schedule Village [...]

By | 2018-06-20T10:53:27+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Feast Week|

Scarecrow Competition 2018

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! [...]

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

Menopause Madness & Sticky Situation

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 [...]

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


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 [...]

By | 2019-05-05T19:59:18+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Parish Council|

North Beat Team Report – May 2018

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 [...]

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

Feast Week 2018 schedule

Feast Week 2018 will be held from Saturday 30th June to Sunday 8th July 2018. Race a Duck or a Pig. Have a go at the Quiz. Take the family around the village on a Treasure Hunt. See model trains and classic cars. Make a Sports and Hobbies scarecrow and win a prize. See the [...]

By | 2018-07-19T15:36:15+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Feast Week|

Leicestershire and Rutland Federation of Women’s Institutes AGM 2018

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 [...]

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

March 2018 WI meeting report

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 [...]

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

Craft & Produce Show tip – Arts and Crafts

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 [...]

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

North Beat Team Report – April 2018

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 [...]

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

Whissendine Ward Councillor (May 2018)

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 [...]

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

Do you have a classic car or motorcycle?

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 [...]

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

Craft & Produce Show tip – Flowers and Flower Arrangements

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 [...]

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

Floods in Whissendine (10.4.18)

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 [...]

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

Whissendine 6ix Entry Form

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 [...]

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

Best Kept Plot of 2017

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 [...]

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

Church Quiz Night

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: [...]

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

Gardening Tips (March 2018)

TOP TIP fertilizers and feeds do not stay active for very long so if you have a collection of half empty fertilizers or feeds use them up under hedges and around established tress. You will be amazed at the response and your shed is tidy. Firm up any plants that may have been loosened by [...]

By | 2018-03-12T10:27:43+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Gardening Tips|

Craft & Produce Show tip – Junior Section

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 [...]

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

Feb 2018 WI meeting report

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 [...]

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

Village road closures on 4 April

Rutland County Council has advised that Cow Lane (entire road) and Hortons Lane (from Hall Close to Main Street) will be closed due to roadworks on 4 April 2018. Download the road closure notices here: Cow Lane | Hortons Lane.

By | 2018-03-09T14:56:13+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Rutland County Council|

Annual Village Meeting 2018

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 [...]

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

Save the date: Whissendine 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 [...]

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

North Beat Team Report – February 2018

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) [...]

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

A Night at the Opera

'A Night at the Opera' on the 14th of April at 7.30pm in Whissendine Village Hall. A wonderful and unforgettable night of operatic and musical theatre favourites. Tickets £10 from Clare Thomas call Whissendine 373 or email and on the door.

By | 2018-02-27T11:03:22+00:00 February 27th, 2018|STARS|

North Beat Team Report – January 2018

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 [...]

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

CANCELLED – Village meeting (3/3/18)

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.

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

Home Straight recruiting

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 [...]

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

Part-time Kitchen Assistant wanted @ 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 [...]

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

Craft & Produce Show tip – Photography

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


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 [...]

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

Gardening Tips (Feb 2018)

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 [...]

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

Craft & Produce Show categories announced

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 [...]

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

Sir John Sedley Educational Foundation

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 [...]

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

Aladdin by 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. [...]

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

Craft & Produce Show tip – Fruit & Veg

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 [...]

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

Whissendine Ward Councillor (Jan 2018)

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 [...]

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

White Lion Roars with Laughter

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 [...]

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

Rutland Young People’s Award Event 2018

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 [...]

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

Save the date: Craft & Produce Show 2018

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)

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

5-star hygiene rating awarded to Mace curry

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 [...]

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

Missed grey bin collection (Xmas 2017)

Rutland CC has confirmed it will endeavour to collect grey bins on Tuesday 2 Jan 2018 or Wednesday 3 Jan 2018 and asks residents of Whissendine to leave their bins out. The missed collection was due to snow and a broken lorry.

By | 2018-01-02T15:06:08+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Rutland County Council|

‘No Finer Life’ at Oakham Castle

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


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 [...]

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

North Beat Team Report – November 2017

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 [...]

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

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 | 2017-11-21T15:58:26+00:00 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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:48+00:00 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 | 2017-11-06T12:20:47+00:00 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 | 2017-11-06T11:31:23+00:00 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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T23:22:55+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Feast Week|


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 | 2017-11-03T14:32:17+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Church|

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 | 2017-09-20T08:08:17+00:00 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 [...]

By | 2017-11-06T11:31:35+00:00 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, [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:48+00:00 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 | 2017-11-06T11:31:46+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Rutland County Council, Ward Councillor|

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:49+00:00 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 [...]

By | 2017-09-04T17:43:56+00:00 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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:49+00:00 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 [...]

By | 2017-09-04T17:31:35+00:00 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 | 2018-02-04T17:19:40+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Craft & Produce 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 | 2017-08-31T15:20:42+00:00 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 | 2017-07-18T20:32:37+00:00 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 | 2017-07-18T20:22:24+00:00 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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:49+00:00 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 August. [...]

By | 2017-07-18T20:15:33+00:00 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 | 2017-07-18T20:09:44+00:00 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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:50+00:00 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 | 2017-05-31T15:20:30+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Activities for kids, Feast Week|