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Feast Week Postponed

In view of the current and foreseeable situation with the Corvid-19 virus outbreak, the Whissendine Feast Week committee have reluctantly decided to postpone the July Feast Week celebrations. We are hoping to reschedule Feast Week in the autumn in the hope that the situation would have improved by then. So, keep an eye out for [...]

By | 2020-03-29T12:35:19+00:00 March 29th, 2020|coronavirus, Feast Week|

Community Medicines Collection Scheme

Rutland Health - Primary Care Network Prescription medication can be collected for you from Empingham Medical Practice, Uppingham Surgery, Market Overton Surgery or Somerby Surgery. Whissendine Good Neighbour Scheme is co-ordinating the scheme for Whissendine If you need medicines to be collected please call Whissendine Good Neighbour Scheme on 0750 059 9635 Further information can [...]

By | 2020-03-29T12:36:25+00:00 March 27th, 2020|coronavirus, General news|

Changes to Bus Services

Rutland County Council has issued 2 notices detailing changes to bus services operating from Monday 23rd March. The No. 9 service from Oakham to Stamford has been replaced by a free RCC minbus service. See here for more information. For other services, including the RF1, please click here.    

By | 2020-03-21T15:43:49+00:00 March 21st, 2020|coronavirus|

Fetching Provisions

The following groups, organisations and services have said they are willing to help fetch provisions for people who are self-isolating in the village.   Whissendine Good Neighbour Scheme If you would like assistance, please call WGNS on 0750 059 9635 and the volunteers will do their best to help. More details here   The White [...]

By | 2020-03-21T15:24:15+00:00 March 21st, 2020|coronavirus|

The White Lion – Take-away menu

Yolanda and Chris would like to thank all their wonderful staff and customers for their support during these unprecedented and unknown times and sincerely wish for the good health of everyone and better times to come. The pub is now closed until further notice but a take-away service is available. The take-away menu is available [...]

By | 2020-03-25T08:38:58+00:00 March 20th, 2020|coronavirus, White Lion Inn|

Coronavirus advice and guidance from Rutland County Council

Rutland County Council will be updating their corona virus (COVID-19) web page daily. Find the latest national information and advice about Coronavirus from the UK government and NHS. Find information about community support on offer to help if you're affected by coronavirus, plus specific advice from UK charities. Rutland County Council - Coronavirus (COVID-19)   [...]

By | 2020-03-20T15:08:41+00:00 March 20th, 2020|coronavirus|

Road Closure – Ashwell Crossing – April

Ashwell Crossing - April 2020 The road to Ashwell will be closed at the level crossing for Network Rail to undertake Jetting works. The duration of the Closure shall be as follows: from 22:00 on 27th April 2020 to 06:00 on 28th April 2020 from 22:00 on 28th April 2020 to 06:00 on 29th April [...]

By | 2020-03-19T16:30:04+00:00 March 19th, 2020|General notices|

Wookies Tea Room Deliveries

On 20 March, Wookies posted this on Facebook: We have closed the doors today. Very very sad to do so . We love running our little cafe and will miss all our lovely customers. But we will stay positive and look forward to seeing you after this all passes by . Take care all of [...]

By | 2020-03-20T15:51:54+00:00 March 18th, 2020|coronavirus, General news|

Coronavirus and WGNS

Alison, Chair of the Whissendine Good Neighbour Scheme, has sent out this message to WGNS volunteers and to villagers in general. You are probably reaching peak saturation point with information regarding how to operate and behave during this outbreak but I thought it appropriate to share thoughts and ideas with you. This should be a [...]

By | 2020-03-19T15:28:15+00:00 March 16th, 2020|coronavirus, General news, Whissendine Good Neighbours Scheme|

Whissendine Ward Councillor’s report

Rosemary Powell, Whissendine Ward Councillor reports: Local Plan: The final public consultation scheduled to start on Tuesday 24th May has been postponed due to the coronavirus . All the details on the Local Plan can be found here. Whissendine Parking: Since September 2019 there have been complaints about road hazards from parked cars in the village, [...]

By | 2020-03-23T15:45:07+00:00 March 16th, 2020|coronavirus, Rutland County Council, Ward Councillor|

BT email scam

A villager sent in the following information about a BT email scam I have received a BT scam email this afternoon. The whole thing looked very convincing. It said if I did not log in and update my info my service would be stopped. I looked at it and the login page was exactly like [...]

By | 2020-03-13T16:49:06+00:00 March 13th, 2020|General news|

Gordon Haskell

The amazing Gordon Haskell is coming to Whissendine on Friday, 15th May 2020! On Friday, 15th May the legendary Gordon Haskell will be performing at Whissendine Village Hall at 8.00 p.m.  Tickets are an incredible £15 each and will be limited, so reserve yours now to avoid disappointment! Gordon's career spans many years and during the [...]

By | 2020-03-05T15:03:58+00:00 March 5th, 2020|Events, Village Hall|

North Beat Team Report – February 2020

Dear All, The following crime has been reported in the month of February for Rutland North beat: - Burglaries                            -            2 x Clipsham, Ryhall, Greetham, Cottesmore, Exton Theft                                     -            Market Overton, Langham Theft from vehicle           -              Whissendine, Greetham, A1 Theft                                     -            Burley, 2 x Barnsdale, Whissendine Theft of vehicle                -               Teigh Criminal Damage              -             [...]

By | 2020-03-05T14:57:38+00:00 March 5th, 2020|Neighbourhood Watch, North Beat Team Report (Police)|

Whissendine Annual Parish Meeting

Whissendine's Annual Parish Meeting will take place at the Primary School on Wednesday 11 March at 7.15pm. AGENDA Welcome & apologies for absence taken Minutes of 2019 Village meeting (on the village notice board or download here). Rutland Police: PC Laurie Appleton will give an update on issues Parish Council Chairman: Will Farr will give [...]

By | 2020-03-01T15:31:33+00:00 March 1st, 2020|General news, Parish Council|

New Play Area Equipment

Fun new play equipment has been installed in the small children’s play area at the banks. This was commissioned by the Parish council on behalf of the village, and was installed during half term. The swings are to be repainted and the hedging trimmed back, but sadly the weather has not been suitable recently, so [...]

By | 2020-02-26T16:17:04+00:00 February 26th, 2020|General news|

North Beat Team Report – January 2020

Dear all, The following crime has been reported to the police for the Rutland North beat in January 2020: - Burglary Other                                  -              Langham Theft of Motorbike                          -              Market Overton Theft                                                     -              Little Casterton, Hambleton, Barnsdale Theft from vehicle                            -              Hambleton, A1 Assault                                                 -              Cottesmore Criminal Damage                              -              Langham, Exton, Market Overton, Teigh, [...]

By | 2020-02-05T15:55:35+00:00 February 5th, 2020|Neighbourhood Watch, North Beat Team Report (Police)|

Introduction to Clay & Pottery

Introduction to Clay and Making Techniques Katherine Staples Ceramics This is a 6 week course, 2 ½ hours per week on a Tuesday morning 9.30am – 12pm in Whissendine, Rutland 25th Feb, 3rd , 10th , 17th , 24th and 31st March Course will involve: Introduction to clay and hand building Introduction to press moulding [...]

By | 2020-02-04T16:52:25+00:00 February 4th, 2020|General news|

North Beat Team Report – December 2019

Dear all, The following crime has been reported to the police for Rutland North beat for December 2019: - Burglary                                                - Cottesmore Burglary Other than Dwelling          - Greetham, Ashwell Criminal Damage                                - Langham Assault                                                   - 2 x Langham, Thisleton, 2 x Cottesmore, Exton, Ryhall, Essendine, Barnsdale Vehicle Crime                                       - Exton, Barnsdale, Great Casterton, [...]

By | 2020-01-31T10:58:52+00:00 January 11th, 2020|Neighbourhood Watch, North Beat Team Report (Police)|

Rutland Digital Day

Rutland Health Primary Care Network If you need help with setting up online access, or have questions relating to the online services that we can offer you, why not come along to our Digital Day! There will be experienced staff on hand to answer any questions, a chance to meet services operating in the community. [...]

By | 2019-12-22T16:23:40+00:00 December 22nd, 2019|General notices|

General Election – 12 December

Rutland and Melton Candidates Alicia Kearns - Conservative and Unionist Party Marietta King - UK Independence Party (UKIP) Alastair McQuillan - Green Party Andy Thomas - Labour Party Anthony Watchorn - Independent Carol Weaver - Liberal Democrats Polling station: VILLAGE HALL 7am - 10pm The Rutland & Stamford Mercury have written of the sad death [...]

By | 2019-12-06T16:25:44+00:00 December 6th, 2019|General news|

North Beat Team Report – October 2019

Note: The two reported incidents in Whissendine relate to the 'rave' The following crime has been reported to the police for Rutland North beat: - Burglary Dwelling - Ryhall Theft - Hambleton, Greetham, Burley, Langham Theft from vehicle - 4 x A1, Great Casterton, Greetham, Ryhall Assault - Little Casterton, Whissendine Criminal Damage - Whitwell, [...]

By | 2019-11-07T13:51:36+00:00 November 7th, 2019|Neighbourhood Watch, North Beat Team Report (Police)|

Whissendine’s Rave

We all know about it! On Saturday night a rave was called on Stapleford Road. The following is some of the media coverage on the event. @WhissendineUK: (Twitter) It's a lovely morning but no doubt we are going to have more than a few tired and frustrated villagers around today! We seem to have been [...]

By | 2019-10-29T15:11:52+00:00 October 29th, 2019|General news|

Halloween – Police say be safe

CELEBRATE SAFELY THIS HALLOWEEN People across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are being reminded to 'Celebrate Safely' this Halloween and only call 999 in an emergency. Last year 816 incidents were reported to officers in the 24 hour period of October 31, including calls about anti-social behaviour related to trick or treating. Some 413 of these [...]

By | 2019-10-29T14:50:59+00:00 October 29th, 2019|General news|

Whissendine Brook overflows

Whissendine brook overflowed at the bridge on Main Street on October 26th. Unfortunately a car misjudged the depth of the water and became stranded. Passers by and a bus driver helped the occupants out and the bus driver offered his bus as a warm, dry waiting space until more assistance arrived.

By | 2019-10-26T10:27:52+00:00 October 26th, 2019|General news, Whissendine Environmental Group|

Road Closure at Ashwell Level Crossing

All vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding along the length of road known as Whissendine Road from Ashwell Road to Whissendine Road The closure is to enable Network Rail to undertake jetting works at the crossing. The duration of the Closure shall be from 21:00 on 12th October 2019 to 09:00 on 13th October 2019 The alternative route during the closure will [...]

By | 2019-09-27T09:23:33+00:00 September 27th, 2019|General news|

North Beat Team Report – August 2019

Crime reported on the Rutland North beat for August 2019 are as follows: - Burglary Other than Dwelling                      -              Stretton Theft of motor vehicle                                   -              Burley Theft from motor vehicle                             -              A1, Langham Theft                                                                 -              Whitwell, Barnsdale Criminal Damage                                           -              Cottesmore, Great Casterton, 2 x Ryhall Bilking (theft of fuel from garage)           [...]

By | 2019-09-23T14:50:07+00:00 September 23rd, 2019|Neighbourhood Watch, North Beat Team Report (Police)|

Flower Festival 2019

A big thank you to everyone who supported Whissendine Church Flower Festival More than 600 people visited the church over the bank holiday weekend and we raised £2,800 for Church Funds and £1,340 for the village hall. So over £4,000 in total! From the flower festival committee Sarah Bysouth, Joan Giblin, Chris Howard, Rosemary Powell, [...]

By | 2019-09-07T12:26:34+00:00 September 6th, 2019|Flower Festival|

Church Flower Festival – August Bank Holiday weekend

Photos of the Flower Festival can be found here On the Move: Life in Motion The flower festival is a major village event which is put on every other year and attracts many people from outside Whissendine. Beautiful themed flower arrangements are displayed at the church and delicious refreshments are served at the village hall. [...]

By | 2019-09-06T09:17:08+00:00 August 20th, 2019|Church, Flower Festival|

North Beat Team Report – July 2019

The following crime has been reported to the police for July 2019: - BOTD                                     -              Little Casterton Theft of vehicle                    -              Langham Theft                                      -              Belmsthorpe, Langham Theft from vehicle               -              3 x A1, Langham Assault                                  -              Ryhall, Great Casterton, Barnsdale, Greetham, 2 x Whissendine, Cottesmore   We [...]

By | 2019-08-11T15:49:04+00:00 August 11th, 2019|Neighbourhood Watch, North Beat Team Report (Police)|

Whissendine Brook – Saturday

There has been a discharge into the Whissendine brook just downstream of the Cow Lane bridge. Severn Trent were informed and report "Our team have attended to this and found no ammonia in the water so have concluded there is no pollution. Evidence of blue paint residue was found in the brook." The brook was [...]

By | 2019-08-11T08:17:31+00:00 August 10th, 2019|General news|

Craft and Produce Show

It’s not long now until our show and we hope all your preparations are going well! We know August is holiday time, so this year up to 4 entries may be registered and staged by a person nominated by the entrant.  Therefore if you are to be away sunning yourself, you can still enter that [...]

By | 2019-08-06T14:57:08+00:00 August 6th, 2019|Craft & Produce Show|

Station Road Closure

Rutland County Council have sent a road closure notice for Station Road. Vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding along the length of road known as Station Road from Station Road to Ashwell Road. The closure is to allow BT to undertake works to clear blockages and build new concrete chambers. It is anticipated the works will take 29 days. . [...]

By | 2019-07-30T14:12:26+00:00 July 30th, 2019|General news|

Drumming with Chief Standing Cloud

A special invitation to all children from 5 years upwards - meet and join in a traditional drumming session with Native American Elder, Chief Standing Cloud Friday 16th August 2019 5pm- 6pm at the Whissendine Sports Field. There is an adults drumming session from 7.30-9.30pm Click here to download a poster with more information about [...]

By | 2019-07-18T12:22:03+00:00 July 18th, 2019|Whissendine Sports Club|

Station Road Roadworks

This sign appeared recently on Station Road. The website gives the following information: Roadworks, delays likely 31 Jul - 28 Aug Responsibility for these works: BT Location: 20m south of entrance to Pears Lodge farm to 100m south from opposite 19, Station RoadDescription: Build 7 concrete chamber 725mm x 255mm x 665mm deep in [...]

By | 2019-07-18T10:10:39+00:00 July 18th, 2019|General news|

North Beat Team Report – June 2019

The following crimes have been reported to the police for Rutland North beat: - Burglary Dwelling                             -              Whissendine, Burley Burglary other than Dwelling         -              Burley Vehicle Crime                                    -              Langham, Great Casterton, Greetham Theft from vehicle                            -              Langham and Whissendine (both number plates stolen) Theft                                                     -              Greetham x 2, Whissendine, Great Casterton, Cottesmore Criminal Damage                              -              [...]

By | 2019-07-03T14:49:13+00:00 July 3rd, 2019|Neighbourhood Watch, North Beat Team Report (Police)|

6ix Road Closure

2019 will be the 34th year that the Whissendine 6ix running road race will have taken place during the Feast week celebrations, this year on Friday 5th July. Due to the requirements of both Health and Safety and our Insurers, things are required to change this year. Previously, we have managed the flow of traffic [...]

By | 2019-06-29T10:51:20+00:00 June 29th, 2019|Feast Week, Ian Arnold, Whissendine 6ix|

Whissendine Open Gardens Sunday 30th June 10am–4pm

Whissendine Open Gardens is taking place again as part of the village annual Feast Week celebrations. Many villagers are opening their gardens to the public for the first time. Refreshments served all day in the village hall. Maps can be purchased from the Green in the heart of the village at the cost of £4 [...]

By | 2019-06-17T15:05:41+00:00 June 17th, 2019|Feast Week, Gardening Tips|

Whissendine Classic Car meet Tuesday 2nd July

Now firmly established within the Whissendine Feast week ,this the fifth running of the Classic car and motorcycle meet, held at the Whissendine sports club. This usually brings together an eclectic mix of vehicles from low powered 50cc autocycles from the 1950’s up to 7.2 litre V8 engined  Jensen Interceptor, as well as more modern [...]

By | 2019-06-17T15:01:13+00:00 June 17th, 2019|Feast Week, Whissendine Sports Club|

Church Flower Festival

Whissendine Church Flower Festival - August Bank Holiday weekend On the Move: Life in Motion The flower festival is a major village event which is put on every other year and attracts many people from outside Whissendine. Beautiful themed flower arrangements are displayed at the church and delicious refreshments are served at the village hall. [...]

By | 2019-06-13T11:26:25+00:00 June 13th, 2019|Church, Flower Festival|

North Beat Team Report – May 2019

The following crime has be reported to the police for Rutland North beat for May 2019: - Burglary Dwelling      -              Essendine Theft                             -              Ashwell Theft of Vehicle          -              Cottesmore Theft from Vehicle     -              A1 x 2, Whissedine, Market Overton, Great Casterton Bilking                          -              Tickencote Criminal Damage       -              Langham Drugs                            -              Hambleton, Langham The Theft from [...]

By | 2019-06-11T10:16:01+00:00 June 11th, 2019|Neighbourhood Watch, North Beat Team Report (Police)|

Parking in Main Street

RCC have given notice to the Parish Council that they will be initiating a temporary No Parking zone along Main Street. This is to enable inspection of the blocked road Gulleys between Bishops Corner and the Village Green. Residents concerned will be receiving notification. Date: Wednesday 19th June between 10am and 12pm. The PC have [...]

By | 2019-06-11T12:11:07+00:00 June 10th, 2019|General news, General notices|

European Parliamentary Elections

The village hall will be open for polling in the European Parliamentary Elections on 23 May between 7am and 10pm. The parties standing in the East Midlands Region are: Change UK - The Independent Group Conservative and Unionist Party Green Party Independent Network Labour Party Liberal Democrats The Brexit Party UK Independence Party (UKIP) & [...]

By | 2019-05-18T10:11:25+00:00 May 18th, 2019|General news|

Knit & Natter celebrates 10th anniversary

Jill Fenby-Taylor writes: Monday 29th April was, incredibly, the tenth anniversary of Knit and Natter so we held a celebratory lunch here at my house, the home of Knit and Natter, well, who else would want a room permanently full of boxes of yarn! Everybody brought some food to share and we had a veritable [...]

By | 2019-05-06T14:42:16+00:00 May 6th, 2019|Knit&Natter|

Parish Council Elections

In Whissendine the election was uncontested and the following people were elected to the Parish Council: Linda Joy Arnold Robert (Rob) Comber William Albert Farr Harry David Hatton Patricia Ivy (Pat) Lake Cynthia May Moss See the RCC website for further information

By | 2019-05-05T19:41:09+00:00 May 3rd, 2019|General news|

Parish & County Council Elections

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

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 [...]

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