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|Covid-19|

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|Covid-19, 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, Covid-19|

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, Covid-19, 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|Covid-19, 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|Covid-19, 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|Covid-19, 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, Covid-19|

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|Covid-19, 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  

By | 2020-06-07T12:54:59+00:00 June 7th, 2020|Covid-19|

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|Covid-19|

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|Covid-19, 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|Covid-19|

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|Covid-19, 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|Covid-19, Parish Council, Rutland County Council|

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, Covid-19, 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, Covid-19|

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|Covid-19, 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|Covid-19|

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|Covid-19|

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|Covid-19, 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|Covid-19|

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|Covid-19|

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 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|Covid-19|

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|Covid-19|

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|Covid-19, 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|Covid-19|

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|Covid-19, 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|Covid-19, 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|Covid-19, 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|Covid-19, 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|Covid-19, 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|Covid-19|

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|Covid-19|

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|Covid-19, 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|Covid-19, General news|

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|Covid-19, 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|Covid-19, 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|Covid-19, Rutland County Council, Ward Councillor|

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|Covid-19, Events, Village Hall|