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North Beat Team Report – September 2019

The following crime has been reported to the police for Rutland North beat for September 2019: - Burglary Dwelling                                             -            Thisleton Theft                                                                     -            Langham, Ryhall Theft from vehicle                                           -              Whitwell, A1 x 3 Assault                                                                 -            Great Casterton The current issues [...]

By | 2019-10-16T20:11:13+00:00 October 16th, 2019|Neighbourhood Watch, North Beat Team Report (Police)|

Road Closure at Station Road

All vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding along the length of road known as Station Road from Main Street to Pears Lodge Farm The closure is to enable BT to undertake box installation and duct laying work. The duration of the closure shall be from 21st October 2019 to 24th October 2019 The alternative route during the closure [...]

By | 2019-10-16T19:58:57+00:00 October 16th, 2019|General news|

Bonfire Night 2019

Whissendine School Parents Association will hold the 2019 Bonfire & Fireworks Spectacular at Whissendine Sports Club from 6pm on Friday 8th November 2019. BBQ, refreshments and licensed bar. Raising money for Whissendine Primary School. Tickets from Mace village shop (£4 adults, £3 kids) or on the door (£5 any age). Under 3's free. See the [...]

By | 2019-10-16T19:26:57+00:00 October 16th, 2019|Parents Association|

Feast Week Fashion Show

The Whissendine Church Flower Festival Fashion Show will take place on Thursday 2nd July at the Village Hall, starting at 7.30pm Tickets £5 per person pre-booked or £6 on the door, including a glass of wine. Tickets are available from Rosemary Powell (257) Sara Bysouth (226) or from the Mace Shop. Contact flowerfest2019@btinternet.com or check [...]

By | 2019-06-09T16:33:42+00:00 June 9th, 2019|Feast Week|

Grantham’s Big Band come to Whissendine

Come along for an evening of foot-tapping sounds from the big band swing era and beyond. Led by local jazz saxophonist, Pete Storey, GRAB perform classic hits by Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, Michael Bublé and many more. With vocals taken by popular local singer Craig Martini. GRAB Band at The Village Hall from 7:30pm [...]

By | 2019-06-09T15:10:25+00:00 June 9th, 2019|Feast Week|

Feast Week Ceilidh Dance

A Ceilidh Dance with the Malarkey Ceilidh Band will take place at the White Lion on Saturday 6th July as part of the village Feast Week celebrations. A limited number of tickets are available at £10 each.  Entry includes a welcome glass of fizz - with food available from £5 per person. Tickets available from [...]

By | 2019-06-03T21:22:08+00:00 June 3rd, 2019|Feast Week, White Lion Inn|

Safari Supper 2019

Saturday 15th June 2019, 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 | 2019-05-19T21:31:33+00:00 May 19th, 2019|Safari Supper|

Rutland Community Wellbeing Service Volunteer Fair

Do you want to help your community? Come along to the Castle on 5th June from 10am to 1pm to meet organisations who meed volunteers. Pop in for a cop of tea a piece of cake and an informal chat. For more information see : Rutland Volunteer Fair flyer final

By | 2019-05-18T15:56:32+00:00 May 18th, 2019|General news|

North Beat Team Report – April 2019

The following crime has been reported for the Rutland North beat for April 2019: - Burglary Dwelling                           -              Langham Theft of vehicle                                -              Ryhall Theft from vehicle                           -              Hambleton x 2, Clipsham, A1 x 7, Ashwell and Tickencote (Ashwell and Tickencote are number [...]

By | 2019-05-05T20:01:28+00:00 May 5th, 2019|Neighbourhood Watch, North Beat Team Report (Police)|

Whissendine Garden Group trip to Cambridge Botanical Gardens

Whissendine Garden Group will be running a day trip to the wonderful Cambridge Botanic Gardens on Monday 20th May. The club have arranged a minibus which will be leaving from the Sports Club at 10am and returning by 5pm. Anyone interested in going, or wanting further details should please contact Ann Madison - contact details can be found [...]

By | 2019-05-05T19:39:58+00:00 May 5th, 2019|General news|

Rutland Patients’ Voice

Rutland Patient's Voice are the Patient Participation Group of Oakham Medical Practice. A forum for patients to voice their opinion - good or bad With your views, the committee works to build better care At public meetings members hear the latest news from OMP and the NHS If you are a patient at Oakham Medical [...]

By | 2019-04-18T15:46:07+00:00 April 18th, 2019|General news|

A Night at the Opera 2019

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) [...]

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

North Beat Team Report – March 2019

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, [...]

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

Parish Council Meeting – 16th April 2019

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 [...]

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

Allotment Association News

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. [...]

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

North Beat Team Report – Feb 2019

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, [...]

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

Table Tennis Club – up and running!

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 [...]

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

Table Tennis – Free taster session

Tuesday 19th February 10 am to 12 noon Come along and try! Everyone over 18 welcome, whatever your level Whissendine Sports and Social Club Membership £5.00/year and £2/session attended, including tea or coffee Contact Marion 474072 or David 474008, for any questions.

By | 2019-02-09T14:42:06+00:00 February 9th, 2019|Table Tennis|

North Beat Team Report – Jan 2019

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 [...]

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

Wookies Café now open!

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 [...]

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

Seeking Nominees for the Rutland Young People’s Award

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 [...]

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

Whissendine Flower Festival 2019

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 [...]

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

North Beat Team Report – Dec 2018

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 [...]

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

Craft & Produce Show tip – Vegetables and Fruit

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, [...]

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

Whissendine Craft and Produce Show 2019

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 [...]

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

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (Jan 2017)

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 [...]

By | 2016-12-18T11:01:18+00:00 December 18th, 2016|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Holiday Club for Primary Age Children

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 holidayclub@oakhamteam.org.uk for more details and a booking form. See the attached poster for more details.

By | 2016-07-27T08:16:12+00:00 July 27th, 2016|General news|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (August 2016)

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, [...]

By | 2016-07-27T08:09:35+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Women’s Institute News – July 2016

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 [...]

By | 2016-07-27T08:04:05+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Women's Institute|

Loodal Farm Inspection Report

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 [...]

By | 2016-07-27T08:01:26+00:00 July 27th, 2016|General news|

Environmental Health Officer Update – Houseflies

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 [...]

By | 2016-06-26T15:35:34+00:00 June 26th, 2016|General news|

Close Up Magic Show at the White Lion

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 [...]

By | 2016-06-12T14:58:14+00:00 June 12th, 2016|General news|

Loodal Farm Inspection Report

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 [...]

By | 2016-06-12T14:45:41+00:00 June 12th, 2016|General news|

Big Band Concert at Whissendine Village Hall

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.

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:56+00:00 June 5th, 2016|Feast Week|

Bus Changes – Thursday 14th April

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 [...]

By | 2016-04-10T20:46:13+00:00 April 10th, 2016|General news|

Whissendine Environment Group – Report March 2016

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 [...]

By | 2016-04-10T20:24:55+00:00 April 10th, 2016|Whissendine Environmental Group|

Bus Route Changes March 14th to 16th

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:58+00:00 March 13th, 2016|General news|

Whissendine Neighbourhood Watch updates

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:59+00:00 February 17th, 2016|Neighbourhood Watch|

Market Overton Burns Supper Report

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:00+00:00 February 16th, 2016|Events|

Adult Safeguarding with RCC

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 adultduty@rutland.gov.uk. For more details see this poster from RCC and visit the RCC website.

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:00+00:00 February 14th, 2016|General notices, Rutland County Council|

Willow planting and bridge on the Whissendine Banks

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, [...]

By | 2016-02-14T11:31:00+00:00 February 14th, 2016|Whissendine Environmental Group|

Active Family Week in Rutland

'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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:00+00:00 February 14th, 2016|Rutland County Council|

Grapevine Update

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 [...]

By | 2015-12-30T20:46:29+00:00 December 30th, 2015|General notices|

Whissendine Produce & Craft Show

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 [...]

By | 2018-02-04T17:20:33+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Craft & Produce Show|

Annoucements from the Village Shop

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:03+00:00 November 11th, 2015|General news, Mace village shop|

Market Overton Burns Supper

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 alanlynnlane@yahoo.co.uk  

By | 2015-11-09T22:17:54+00:00 November 9th, 2015|General news|

WEG Working Party and Free Training

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:03+00:00 October 31st, 2015|Whissendine Environmental Group|

Events at the White Lion

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 [...]

By | 2015-11-09T22:24:47+00:00 October 31st, 2015|White Lion Inn|

Indian Chill Out Night

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 [...]

By | 2015-10-27T09:06:42+00:00 October 26th, 2015|Whissendine Sports Club|

Bonfire Night

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 [...]

By | 2015-10-22T13:12:28+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|Whissendine Primary School, Whissendine Sports Club|

Notice of Road Closure (A606)

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  [1]- Burley Closure from the 17th to the 26th September 2015 and [2]- Barnsdale closure commencing on the 28/09/2015 ending on the 08/10/2015, to allow [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:06+00:00 September 28th, 2015|General news|

Whissendine Grapevine

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 [...]

By | 2015-10-01T08:56:49+00:00 September 17th, 2015|General news, Parish Council|

Whissendine Environment Group

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:07+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Whissendine Environmental Group|

Roadworks – update

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.  

By | 2015-09-15T20:21:57+00:00 September 15th, 2015|General notices|

Proposed Double Yellow Lines for Main Street

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.

By | 2015-09-06T19:00:15+00:00 September 6th, 2015|General news|

Whissendine WI – call for photos

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 whissendinewi@gmail.com? Some of the WI's old photos have also been borrowed from the WI [...]

By | 2015-09-06T17:11:59+00:00 September 6th, 2015|General news, Women's Institute|

Barn Dance

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.

By | 2015-08-24T21:05:57+00:00 August 23rd, 2015|Events, Whissendine Sports Club|

Church Alarm

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 [...]

By | 2015-07-15T20:21:57+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (July 2015)

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 [...]

By | 2015-07-15T20:19:01+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Feast Week Village Party

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 [...]

By | 2015-07-11T11:04:46+00:00 July 11th, 2015|Feast Week|

Whissendine Environment Group Working Party

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:09+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Whissendine Environmental Group|

Register for the 2015 Whissendine 6ix

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 [...]

By | 2015-05-19T19:31:35+00:00 May 19th, 2015|Feast Week|

Whissendine WI Fashion Show

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 [...]

By | 2015-06-28T22:13:48+00:00 May 12th, 2015|Feast Week, Women's Institute|

Village Party

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 [...]

By | 2015-05-12T20:26:24+00:00 May 12th, 2015|Feast Week, General news|

Bus Service Provision – Main Street Road Closure

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:11+00:00 May 12th, 2015|Rutland County Council|

Two Parish Councillors needed – could it be you?

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 [...]

By | 2015-05-12T19:48:58+00:00 May 12th, 2015|Parish Council|

Scarecrow Competition

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 [...]

By | 2015-05-11T08:42:38+00:00 May 11th, 2015|Feast Week|

Open Gardens – call for participants!

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 [...]

By | 2015-04-21T20:10:10+00:00 April 21st, 2015|Feast Week|

Garage Sale

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:14+00:00 April 21st, 2015|Events, Feast Week, General news|

Whissendine Sports Club Update

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 [...]

By | 2015-04-22T13:14:49+00:00 April 21st, 2015|Whissendine Sports Club|

Energy Action for Rutland

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:14+00:00 April 14th, 2015|General news|

Rev. Janet’s Monthly Missive (May 2015)

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 [...]

By | 2015-04-14T21:15:11+00:00 April 14th, 2015|Church, Rev. Janet Tebby|

Major Roadworks in Whissendine

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 [...]

By | 2015-04-22T13:21:54+00:00 April 14th, 2015|General news|

Whissendine Flower Festival

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:14+00:00 April 14th, 2015|Events, Flower Festival|

Notice of Elections

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 [...]

By | 2015-05-11T08:18:27+00:00 March 25th, 2015|Parish Council, Rutland County Council|

Free Morsbag Making Workshop

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 [...]

By | 2015-03-14T12:59:10+00:00 March 14th, 2015|General news|

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

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 [...]

By | 2015-03-21T16:54:27+00:00 March 9th, 2015|Church, Events|

The Houghton Weavers 40th anniversary tour @ St Andrew’s Church

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:16+00:00 March 9th, 2015|Events|

The Three Horseshoes Golf Society 2015 Programme

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 [...]

By | 2015-03-09T20:49:01+00:00 March 9th, 2015|Three Horseshoes|

Knit and natter (March 2015)

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:19+00:00 February 15th, 2015|Knitting Patterns|

Rutland CiCLE Classic cycling event

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:20+00:00 February 14th, 2015|General news|

Make your own preserves from Rutland Preserves (March 2015)

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:20+00:00 February 12th, 2015|Preserves|