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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 [...]