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Covid-19 Update

Sue Lammin, clerk to Whissendine Parish Council, has issued the following covid-19 update. RCC has advised there are still a low number of  current cases of Covid19 in the County (<15). There is a need to remain vigilant and take care to keep the number low.   Libraries: Oakham Library will reopen from 22 July; [...]

By | 2020-07-18T15:40:21+00:00 July 18th, 2020|coronavirus|

Leicester Lockdown

A message from Councillor Rosemary Powell Following the Government announcement yesterday, you will have seen that people in the city are now under stricter lockdown measures and should not travel apart from essential journeys. Rutland County Council is working closely with Leicester and Leicestershire Councils as they monitor and control this outbreak. Rutland now has [...]

By | 2020-07-02T14:05:02+00:00 July 2nd, 2020|coronavirus, General notices|

Church bells to ring again!

A message from Whissendine Bell Ringers Dear Villagers As you know, we have not been able to ring the bells of St Andrews Church during the lockdown.  We have now been given permission to start ringing again. However, we have strict rules to follow: We can only ring with a 2 metres social distance between [...]

By | 2020-07-02T13:57:51+00:00 July 2nd, 2020|Church, coronavirus|

Greendale Farm Caravan & Camping Park re-opens

Jo & Chris Read of Greendale Farm C&C Park write: All being well, Greendale Farm Caravan and Camping will be re-opening on Saturday the 4th July. This will be a busy day for arrivals. For those who don’t know us we are situated on Pickwell Lane, Whissendine - about half way down. The Campsite accepts [...]

By | 2020-07-01T12:42:21+00:00 July 1st, 2020|General news|

Bunting For Hope

A message from Reverend Deborah Marsh I have been given the idea from a friend about creating community bunting to express how we feel about the pandemic that has affected us these last few months. I have adapted it for Whissendine.  Click here to download the template for the bunting triangles and details about how [...]

By | 2020-06-27T12:19:14+00:00 June 27th, 2020|Church, coronavirus, General notices|

The White Lion – Re-opening

OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT...….  WERE BACK!! 🍺🥂🍷🍾🍹🍺🥂🍷🍾🍹🍺🥂🍷🍾🍹🍺🥂🍷🍾🍹🍺🥂🍷🍾🍹  OPENING ON SUNDAY 12TH JULY - 12 NOON FOR DRINKS ONLY    NEW Menu launching 14th July!! Please ring to book your table as seating is limited!  We are soooo looking forward to seeing you all again!!.  We will be posting "the new norm" over the coming days’. Chris, Yolanda [...]

By | 2020-06-27T12:12:41+00:00 June 27th, 2020|coronavirus, White Lion Inn|

Re-opening of Services

A message from Sue Lammin of Whissendine PC: coming out of lockdown in Rutland and Whissendine. Opticians: they received guidance on 17 June and can now offer a service.  Advice is to call your optician before attending and they'll advise how things are working now. Dentists: all 9 Rutland-based dentists are now offering at least [...]

By | 2020-06-25T14:01:02+00:00 June 25th, 2020|coronavirus, General news|

Craft & Produce Show 2020 Cancelled

Whissendine Craft and Produce Show – Saturday 5th September 2020 With regret, the committee have had to make the very difficult decision to cancel this year’s show. Taking everything into account we needed to consider the safety of the exhibitors, the visitors and all those involved in the organisation of our show. We feel, reluctantly, [...]

By | 2020-06-18T12:40:31+00:00 June 18th, 2020|coronavirus, Craft & Produce Show|

Re-opening of St Andrew’s Church

A message from Reverend Deborah Marsh Dear Friends & Neighbours You may have seen in the news that the government have granted permission for church buildings to open again from Monday 15 June for private prayer. The bishops have been very clear in their guidance for this and Bishop Donald said the following – Re-opening [...]

By | 2020-06-16T14:39:22+00:00 June 16th, 2020|Church, coronavirus|

Road Closure – Ashwell – July

Ashwell - July 2020 The road to Ashwell will be closed to enable Network Rail to undertake work on the drainage system. The duration of the Closure shall be as follows: from 22:00 on 20th July 2020 to 06:00 on 21st July 2020 from 22:00 on 21st July to 06:00 on 22nd July 2020 from 22:00 on [...]

By | 2020-06-16T14:31:03+00:00 June 16th, 2020|General notices|

Re-opening of Non-essential Retailers

Non-essential retailers like clothing shops, charity shops and retail art galleries are able to re-open from Monday 15 June 2020, in England, provided social distancing measures can be adopted. A range of temporary measures are being Implemented in Oakham and Uppingham to protect the safety of staff and shoppers as people are welcomed back to [...]

By | 2020-06-13T12:13:25+00:00 June 13th, 2020|coronavirus, General news|

Covid-19 Mobile Testing Unit

NHS East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG has announced that a Mobile Testing Unit for COVID-19 will be open in Rutland from 1st June. Testing is by appointment only for anyone aged 5+ with symptoms. Essential workers will be given priority. Appointments can be made through https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested  

By | 2020-06-07T12:54:59+00:00 June 7th, 2020|coronavirus|

Covid-19 Track & Trace Fraud

NHS Test and Trace guidance - Monday, 1 June, 2020 Unfortunately, criminals will exploit every opportunity they can to defraud innocent people of their money, or steal their personal details. It is important to remember that NHS Test and Trace will never ask you for any form of payment or any passwords or PINs. They [...]

By | 2020-06-07T12:46:35+00:00 June 7th, 2020|coronavirus|

NHS – Improve Local Health Services

People in Whissendine are invited to sign up to a new online network to share their experiences of NHS services and help shape the future of local NHS services. The NHS Citizens’ Panel has been set up by local NHS organisations to gather public views and opinions on a wide variety of health topics, which [...]

By | 2020-05-29T14:41:00+00:00 May 29th, 2020|coronavirus, General news|

Coronavirus bereavement support

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 [...]

By | 2020-05-24T10:47:22+00:00 May 24th, 2020|coronavirus|

Fraud Info

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, [...]

By | 2020-05-22T12:18:48+00:00 May 22nd, 2020|General notices, North Beat Team Report (Police)|

Reminder – Rutland Water Still Closed

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 [...]

By | 2020-05-15T14:40:20+00:00 May 15th, 2020|coronavirus, General news|

Parish Council & RCC Update

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 [...]

By | 2020-05-15T14:04:21+00:00 May 15th, 2020|coronavirus, Parish Council, Rutland County Council|

Feast Week Update!

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 [...]

By | 2020-05-15T12:02:41+00:00 May 15th, 2020|Feast Week|

Road Closure – Ashwell Crossing – June

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

By | 2020-05-05T11:04:11+00:00 May 5th, 2020|General notices|

Food Bank Donations

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 [...]

By | 2020-05-04T12:42:29+00:00 May 4th, 2020|Church, coronavirus, Mace village shop|

Bats in the Church

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 [...]

By | 2020-05-01T12:40:04+00:00 May 1st, 2020|Church, coronavirus|

Virtual VE Day 75th Anniversary

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 [...]

By | 2020-04-30T14:09:54+00:00 April 30th, 2020|coronavirus, General news|

Covid-19 cases in Rutland, 27th April

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 [...]

By | 2020-04-28T12:25:13+00:00 April 28th, 2020|coronavirus|

Resilient Rutland

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 [...]

By | 2020-04-28T12:20:09+00:00 April 28th, 2020|coronavirus|

Message from the Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland

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 [...]

By | 2020-04-28T14:11:37+00:00 April 25th, 2020|coronavirus, General news|

Parish Communication #5

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 [...]

By | 2020-04-23T13:57:26+00:00 April 23rd, 2020|coronavirus|

Parish Communication #4

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 [...]

By | 2020-04-19T10:49:32+00:00 April 19th, 2020|coronavirus|

Parish Communication #3

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 [...]

By | 2020-04-19T10:43:14+00:00 April 19th, 2020|coronavirus|

Craft & Produce Show 2020

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 [...]

By | 2020-04-15T14:42:21+00:00 April 15th, 2020|Craft & Produce Show|

Covid-19 Support Update 6th April

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 [...]

By | 2020-04-07T12:14:25+00:00 April 7th, 2020|coronavirus|

The White Lion – Updated take-away menu

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 [...]

By | 2020-04-06T12:44:38+00:00 April 6th, 2020|coronavirus, White Lion Inn|

Parish Council Communication Network

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 [...]

By | 2020-04-19T10:43:59+00:00 April 3rd, 2020|coronavirus|

Oakham Urgent Care Centre Closed

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

By | 2020-04-03T10:54:32+00:00 April 3rd, 2020|coronavirus, General news|

Bin Collections

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 [...]

By | 2020-04-02T14:53:02+00:00 April 2nd, 2020|coronavirus, Rutland County Council|

Village Shop & Post Office Update

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 [...]

By | 2020-04-02T14:50:04+00:00 April 2nd, 2020|coronavirus, Mace village shop|

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 | 2020-04-03T14:11:27+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|

Parisih Council & Rutland County Council Update

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 [...]

By | 2020-05-15T13:59:36+00:00 March 20th, 2020|coronavirus, General news|

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 – Postponed until November

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 [...]

By | 2020-04-06T12:48:40+00:00 March 5th, 2020|coronavirus, 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 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 [...]

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|