This information is for the families, friends and carers who have recently lost a loved one due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). It has been produced by a numberof local organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, working together during the pandemic, including your council, the Police, coroner’s office, NHS, faith leaders, and local funeral, crematoria and burial [...]
Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, AgeUK are offering some virtual sessions as a trial. These will be via telephone or online with Zoom or Skype (using a suitable mobile phone, tablet, laptop or computer), each lasting up to 40 minutes. For more information and contact details, see here
We have had reports of a male in a white estate car with pressure washer in boot going around to residents in Rutland using several different local Business Names suggesting he is a relation of this business. Please be mindful to check any credentials of anyone carrying out work at your property. Laurie Appleton (Police, [...]
Following information from Rutland Water (Anglian Water) yesterday 14th May we have been informed it and its car parks will be closed for the foreseeable future. Please consider forwarding this message to inform anybody you know who may be considering travelling to Rutland Water not to as they will be disappointed. Many thanks indeed. Paul [...]
Here is a message from Cllr Rosemary Powell Civic Amenity sites: Cottesmore remains closed but Rutland County Council are getting ready to open North Luffenham Household Waste and Recycling Centre on Tuesday 19th May for essential waste only. i.e. waste that can't be stored safely at home. Please do not make the journey to North [...]
In view of the current and foreseeable situation with the Covid-19 virus outbreak, the Whissendine Feast Week committee have reluctantly decided to cancel the traditional Feast Week 2020 celebrations. Click here for Whissendine Feast Week committee's announcement HOWEVER!!!!! The committee are busy planning activities from 4th to 12th July, that will help keep the village [...]
Ashwell Crossing - June 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: The duration of the Closure shall be as follows: from 8th June 2020 to 12th June 2020 See RCC's Road Closure Notice for more details
Collection for the Rutland Foodbank in Whissendine There is an initiative supported by RCC and VAR to assist in collecting donations for Rutland Foodbank from villages. Their aim is to provide an opportunity for more Rutland residents to donate suitable items as there is currently an increased need, whilst keeping themselves and all involved in [...]
James Greenberry has sent in this photo of the stunning sunset on 2nd May. He says this was taken just off Harborough Close.
Bats in Churches from Whissendine PCC The Bats in Churches project was due to carry out a survey this summer in Whissendine church. This survey has been put on hold due to the current Covid-19 crisis, but you may be interested in this extract from their latest email. All onsite work for Bats in Churches [...]
Here is a message from Sue Lammin, Clerk to Whissendine Parish Council Virtual VE Day 75th anniversary events: There will be a number of ways to participate if people wish to: Social media: there are dedicated accounts for Rutland on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Rutland County Museum and Oakham Castle both have exhibitions on their [...]
Here is a message from Sue Lammin, Clerk to Whissendine Parish Council Please see this NHS bulletin. It contains useful information about both mental health support and domestic violence.
Here is a message from Sue Lammin, Clerk to Whissendine Parish Council Interest has been expressed in the number of people testing positive for Covid19 in Rutland. As the number continues to increase in Rutland, though it is still small, I thought an update was appropriate. Nationally there have now been 669,850 tests carried out [...]
Resilient Rutland is a Lottery funded project to support mental health and well-being for young people at school in Rutland. With the closure of schools and the ever-changing situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) it is understandable that young people may be feeling increased levels of anxiety, concern or stress. Resilient Rutland's website provides trusted information on [...]
Deborah Marsh has sent this message to all villagers. It's a video clip so click on the link below to play it. Message from Deborah Marsh
The following message has been issued by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland Dr Sarah Furness Thank you to everybody supporting our Rutland Community through this difficult time. I am so impressed (but not unduly surprised) with the altruism and community spirit that has been shown as a response to Coronavirus in Rutland. It has [...]
Here is a message from Cllr Rosemary Powell and Sue Lammin, Clerk to Whissendine Parish Council We’ve all been restricting our activities for a while and it’s easy to feel out of touch. This message has the latest information on what’s going on around Rutland. Local Government RCC used Zoom for the virtual Cabinet [...]
Here is a message from Cllr Rosemary Powell and Sue Lammin, Clerk to Whissendine Parish Council See below for clarification on the reporting of COVID-19 cases in Rutland. There have been reports circulating on the number of residents in our village with COVID-19 but, whilst they may have symptoms, it cannot be confirmed whether they [...]
Here is a message from Cllr Rosemary Powell and Sue Lammin, Clerk to Whissendine Parish Council If you would like to get the regular YourRutland e-newsletterdirect from the Council with all the latest updates, please sign up on the website. rutland.gov.uk Rutland County Council's first virtual Cabinet meeting is due to take place on 21 [...]
Whissendine Craft and Produce Show – Saturday 5th September 2020 You will be pleased to know that the 2020 show in September is still going ahead as planned! The committee will, of course, review arrangements nearer the time bearing in mind coronavirus regulations. But with all the lovely weather and the ‘imposed’ spare time we [...]
Photo of Whissendine windmill on the evening of 8th April. The fire is at the Asfordby storage site in Melton Mowbray . For local media reports see The Leicester Mercury and The Melton Times Photo credit: James Greenberry(Whissendine resident)
Although you may not need it now, a friend, family member, neighbour, or even you may require assistance. The Whissendine COVID-19 Action Group, co-ordinated by the Parish Council, is here to support and keep our community safe. We must stress the importance of staying at home and only leaving when absolutely necessary. All vulnerable groups [...]
MENU AVAILABLE FOR TAKEAWAY FOOD We would like to thank all of our wonderful staff and customers for their support to date during these unprecedented and unknown times and sincerely wish for the Good Health of everyone and better times to come. We are now offering a food/drink takeaway service on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday [...]
Parish Council Communication Network in Whissendine April 2020 I am working with our Parish Council to establish email contact with as many people as possible in Whissendine. In this way we hope to have a more co-ordinated way to disseminate important information in these difficult times. If you are not yet part of the network [...]
NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is making temporary changes to some local healthcare services with immediate effect. These include temporary closure of the Urgent Care Centres at Oakham and Melton. For more information, see this Stamford Mercury article
The waste collection service is operating to normal arrangements, usual collection days. But it is stretched so there is no bulk collections, no Civic Amenity Site access and they can’t cope with side-waste (extra bags by the bins). So anyone gardening will need to compost/chip/store rather than wanting extra collections and anyone clearing garages/attics will [...]
A message from Councillor Rosemary Powell The post office at the shop is now closed until further notice. The shop continues to be open as usual. We are very fortunate to have a marvellous village shop and Suraj is working tirelessly to keep us supplied with food and essentials in these difficult times. Many volunteers [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Message from Councillor Rosemary Powell Civic Amenity sites: Cottesmore remains closed but Rutland County Council are getting ready to open North Luffenham Household Waste and Recycling Centre on Tuesday 19th May for essential waste only. i.e. waste that can't be stored safely at home. Please do not make the journey to North Luffenham unless [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
Station Road will be closed to allow Severn Trent to undertake clean water connection works. The work is scheduled for 5 days from 20th to 24th April 2020. See RCC's Road Closure Notice for more details
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 [...]
Preparation for Feast Week has started! Click here for a list of some forthcoming events for 2020
Postponed until November. Further details to follow. Due to the coronavirus restrisctions, Gordon Haskell has sadly needed to cancel his gig on 15th May. We are currently arranging another date for November. The amazing Gordon Haskell is coming to Whissendine on Friday, 15th May 2020! On Friday, 15th May the legendary Gordon Haskell will be performing [...]
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 - [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Storm Ciara left damage in Whissendine as it swept through over the weekend. James Greenberry has sent in this photo of a fallen tree in the field behind Harborough Close and Station Road was blocked by another on Sunday.
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, [...]
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 [...]
Burns Supper at Market Overton Click here for poster reminder
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, [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
James Greenberry has sent in this photo of the flooding at the junction of Main Street and Cow Lane. It's a timely reminder to be aware that this level of flooding is deep enough to swamp cars. See previous News item Whissendine Brook Overflows
Whissendine pre-school is holding its Nativity at 10.30am on Saturday 7th December 2019 in the Village Hall. Free entry to all
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, [...]
S.T.A.R.S presents Panto at the OK Corral at the village hall in February. Please see poster for details.
Please note that the phone number used to book the village hall has changed. It is now 0793 4922 684. The email address hasn't changed and remains email@example.com
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Parish Council has issued a report on traffic congestion in the village. Click here to download it.
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.
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 [...]
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) [...]
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, [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. . [...]
Rutland County Council have have issued a notice saying that parking will be restricted on Main Street between Oakham Road and The Nook on Tuesday 30th July 08:00 - 12:00. This is for drainage clearing works.
Rutland Morris Men and their guests NSG Morris will be dancing at the White Lion Inn on Monday 29 July at 9pm. For more information on Rutland Morris Men, have a look at their website Come along and enjoy the evening!
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 [...]
This sign appeared recently on Station Road. The roadworks.org 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 [...]
Diane Gower is holding a Firewalk in aid of Women's Aid Leicester at Whissendine Sports Club on 24th August. See attached poster for details or go to her website
The Flying Scotsman passed Whissendine Station at the end of June. This photo of her coming through the level crossing was kindly provided by James Greenberry.
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 - [...]
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 [...]
Find out about Bell Ringing at St Andrew's on Saturday 29th, 3pm - 5pm.
These glasses were found on Station Road at the weekend. Please contact Clare on 474 373.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
At Grange Farm Ashwell - Sunday 21 July 12 – 5 pm Classic Cars · Garden & Plant Sale · Market Stalls · White Elephant Stall · Cream Teas · BBQ · Pimms · Children’s Area including a Brick Pit · Punch & Judy · Demonstrations · Homemade Produce · Live Music, Entertainment & much [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Whissendine Miniature Steam Rally takes place on Saturday - Sunday 1st-2nd June at the Sports Club
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) & [...]
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 [...]
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
Chris BROOKES (Lab) – 35 Giles CLIFTON (Con) – 166 Rosemary POWELL (Ind) – 182 ELECTED Kevin THOMAS (Lib Dem) – 110 See the RCC website for further information
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 [...]
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 [...]