General news

Road Closure at Station Road

All vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding along the length of road known as Station Road from Main Street to Pears Lodge Farm The closure is to enable BT to undertake box installation and duct laying work. The duration of the closure shall be from 21st October 2019 to 24th October 2019 The alternative route during the closure [...]

By | 2019-10-16T19:58:57+00:00 October 16th, 2019|General news|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

Rutland Community Wellbeing Service Volunteer Fair

Do you want to help your community? Come along to the Castle on 5th June from 10am to 1pm to meet organisations who meed volunteers. Pop in for a cop of tea a piece of cake and an informal chat. For more information see : Rutland Volunteer Fair flyer final

By | 2019-05-18T15:56:32+00:00 May 18th, 2019|General news|

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|

Whissendine Garden Group trip to Cambridge Botanical Gardens

Whissendine Garden Group will be running a day trip to the wonderful Cambridge Botanic Gardens on Monday 20th May. The club have arranged a minibus which will be leaving from the Sports Club at 10am and returning by 5pm. Anyone interested in going, or wanting further details should please contact Ann Madison - contact details can be found [...]

By | 2019-05-05T19:39:58+00:00 May 5th, 2019|General news|

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|

Rutland Patients’ Voice

Rutland Patient's Voice are the Patient Participation Group of Oakham Medical Practice. A forum for patients to voice their opinion - good or bad With your views, the committee works to build better care At public meetings members hear the latest news from OMP and the NHS If you are a patient at Oakham Medical [...]

By | 2019-04-18T15:46:07+00:00 April 18th, 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 [...]

Wookies Café now open!

Wookies Café has now opened in Whissendine! Located next to the village shop on Main Street, Wookies is open from 8am to 5pm Monday to Saturday serving hot and cold food to eat-in or takeaway. Fabulous coffee from Two Chimps Breakfast Menu including Bacon, Sausage & Egg Cobs, Porridge, Muffins, Omelettes, Croissants and more Lunches [...]

By | 2019-01-19T12:28:44+00:00 January 19th, 2019|General news|

Seeking Nominees for the Rutland Young People’s Award

The Rutland Youth Council would like to invite you to nominate for this year’s Young Peoples Awards which are taking place on Wednesday 6th March from 6pm at the Rutland County Museum. The awards recognise and reward young people who have achieved a great deal and pushed their personal boundaries, whatever they are, demonstrating exceptional [...]

By | 2019-01-14T08:25:44+00:00 January 14th, 2019|General news|

Notice of conclusion of audit 2018

Above is a copy of notice of conclusion of audit. The Annual Governance and Accountability Return is available for inspection by contacting the Honorary Clerk to the Parish council at Alternatively a note requesting access may be posted to 33 Ashwell Road. A time, convenient to the applicant will be arranged for viewing. Copies [...]

By | 2018-10-08T11:06:06+00:00 October 1st, 2018|General news|

Whissendine Girlguiding

Girlguiding in Whissendine is moving both venue and meeting days.  With effect from the Autumn term we will be meeting on a THURSDAY at the SPORTS CLUB.    Rainbows (girls aged 5 - 7) will meet from 4.45pm to 5.45pm and Brownies (girls aged 7 to 10) will meet 6pm to 7.30pm.    If anyone [...]

By | 2018-08-12T17:59:03+00:00 August 12th, 2018|General news, General notices, Whissendine Sports Club|

Save the date: Whissendine Safari Supper

Saturday 16th June 2018, 6:30 pm to 11 pm, £15 per person Join us for Pimms and canapés in the gardens of the Old Rectory from 6.30pm for a relaxed evening in great company. Stroll through the village to enjoy a delicious meal, finally returning to the church for deserts. Perhaps you could host a [...]

By | 2018-03-06T14:32:38+00:00 March 6th, 2018|General news, Safari Supper|

CANCELLED – Village meeting (3/3/18)

CANCELLED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS A village meeting will be held on Saturday 3rd March between 11am and 12.30am at the Village school by Ian Arnold and Rutland Police Constabulary to update the village on activity in Rutland and Whissendine.

By | 2018-03-01T21:39:39+00:00 February 26th, 2018|General news, Ward Councillor|

Home Straight recruiting

Home Straight are recruiting ... Home Straight provide bespoke premium care for people wishing to remain in their own home. Our carefully selected team specialise in supporting clients living with dementia and other disabilities, to lead independent lives. We do this by recognising that every client is different, with unique needs. We put them at [...]

By | 2018-02-22T14:02:41+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|General news|

Sir John Sedley Educational Foundation

Sir John Sedley Educational Foundation Helping Young People since 1637 Registered Charity 527884 Young people, under the age of 25 years, living in Whissendine are eligible to receive financial support to further their education. With high tuition fees, travel costs and expensive books and equipment, the average student spends over £10,000 each academic year. We understand [...]

By | 2018-01-22T15:53:18+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|General news|

‘No Finer Life’ at Oakham Castle

The Archer’s Graham Harvey, brings to the stage the true tale of an unlikely Cotswold hero and an enduring romance. What inspires a young Somerset land girl to set off in search of a best selling author in the darkest days of war? The production moves between the 1940s and the current day, reflecting that [...]

By | 2018-01-02T14:54:28+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|General news|

Village Meeting (11.11.17)

Whissendine Ward Councillor Ian Arnold will host a village meeting this Saturday, the 11th November 2017 at 10am - 11.30am at the village school, where he will give an update on Rutland activity including Oakham one-way, as well as the village.

By | 2017-11-06T12:20:47+00:00 November 6th, 2017|General news, Ward Councillor|

Whissendine Pastel Workshop – spaces left

Whissendine Pastel Workshop 23 Sept 2017 We still have a some spaces left. Whissendine Village Hall from 9:30 until 2:30. Price £28 This meeting our artist is Vivien Blackburn who is the president of Leicestershire Sketch Club and a member of Leicestershire Pastel Society. Our subject will be:-   Woods/fields with or without snow or [...]

By | 2017-09-04T17:31:35+00:00 September 4th, 2017|General news|

Feast Week 2017 programme

Saturday 1st July Big Band @ Village Hall 7pm - 11pm. Enjoy big band swing music and song. Tickets @£11 each. Sunday 2nd July Open Gardens @ The Green from 10am. Visit the many gardens in the village. Tickets @ £4 each. Children's Picture Treasure Hunt @ The Green from 10am. Walk round the village [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:50+00:00 May 31st, 2017|General news|

Save the date: Whissendine Safari Supper

Saturday 17th June 2017, 6:30 pm to 11 pm, £15 per person Join us for Pimms and canapés in the gardens of the Old Rectory from 6.30pm for a relaxed evening in great company. Stroll through the village to enjoy a delicious meal, finally returning to the church for deserts. Perhaps you could host a [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:52+00:00 March 9th, 2017|General news|

Invitation to Celebration of Rutland – Peterborough Cathedral

Residents of Rutland are invited by the High Sheriff of Rutland, attended by the Sheriff of Rutland Vermont, USA, to be held on Sunday 26th February 2017 (not 2016 as per the invitation).

By | 2017-02-20T12:37:29+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Church, General news|

Save the date: Whissendine Feast Week 2017

Save the Date for Whissendine Feast Week 2017: Saturday 1st to Saturday 8th July. There will be plenty of activities throughout the week in the village, for example Open Gardens, Children's Picture Treasure Hunt, Quiz, Pig Race, Duck Race and something new: "Snap, Cackle & Pop", so watch out for more announcements in the Grapevine [...]

By | 2017-02-09T11:35:00+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Feast Week, General news|

Problem with O2 coverage?

Are you on o2? Are you having problems? We have two mobile phones, both on o2. A couple of months ago we received a text from them saying that the coverage might be weak for a couple of days as they were doing some work in the area. Since then, our signal has been appalling: [...]

By | 2016-12-30T13:45:09+00:00 December 30th, 2016|General news|

Mysterious road markings c/o Rutland Hash House Harriers

Residents of Whissendine may have noticed unusual chalk markings on roads and pavements over the Christmas break. Please do not be alarmed, these were simply route markers for a local running group. Several residents contacted the police concerned their properties were being targeted by burglars but this was not the case. The running group emailed [...]

By | 2016-12-30T13:23:55+00:00 December 30th, 2016|General news|

Public Consultation Plan – Police and Crime Plan

Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Willy Bach is asking for your views as he prepares his first Police and Crime Plan. He wants to make sure that the Plan reflects the issues that local people say are important to them to meet their policing needs and expectations. Are you prepared to help? Survey: ----------- [...]

By | 2016-09-05T14:39:52+00:00 September 5th, 2016|General news|

Free Taster Day for Adults with Dementia

Based in the village of Great Dalby, Country Paths is a high quality Day Care provider who supports adults with additional needs. We are launching a brand new weekly support service with an open day on Wednesday 21st September 9:30am – 4pm. During the day there will be an opportunity to try a variety of [...]

By | 2016-08-22T10:07:23+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|General news|

Holiday Club for Primary Age Children

Revd. Julie and Revd. Janet invite you to a holiday club for primary age children. Join us for fun, games and craft from 10:00 to 12:30 on 9th to 12th August in Langham village. Email for more details and a booking form. See the attached poster for more details.

By | 2016-07-27T08:16:12+00:00 July 27th, 2016|General news|

Loodal Farm Inspection Report

We have received the following update from the Senior Environmental Health Officer regarding monitoring for flies around the village. Just to confirm our weekly inspections of both sheds at Loodall Farm have been completed yesterday (18th July). I am pleased to say the new shed, we took over 60 samples and the entire shed is [...]

By | 2016-07-27T08:01:26+00:00 July 27th, 2016|General news|

Environmental Health Officer Update – Houseflies

The Parish Council has received the following update from the Environmental Health Officer inspecting sheds at Loodal Farm and other locations around Whissendine. Note that the current increase of houseflies in the village cannot and should not be attributed to just one source. Yesterday (21 June) we inspected both sheds (at Loodal Farm). We took [...]

By | 2016-06-26T15:35:34+00:00 June 26th, 2016|General news|

Books and Laptops needed

Many of you will know that Ian is working out in Nigeria this year for Voluntary Services Overseas, he is hugely enjoying the challenge of doing something completely different and you can follow what he is up to by checking his blog at If you do you will know that when I went out [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:55+00:00 June 20th, 2016|General news|

Close Up Magic Show at the White Lion

Back by popular demand - Chris at the The White Lion Whissendine will be performing his one man Close up Magic Show as lots of people missed it last time! Tickets £12 and are limited to 20 per show. There will be two shows on Thursday 28th July at 7.30pm & 9pm. Contact The White Lion [...]

By | 2016-06-12T14:58:14+00:00 June 12th, 2016|General news|

Loodal Farm Inspection Report

The Parish Clerk has received the following update from the Environmental Health Officer responsible for monitoring at Loodal Farm: I am writing to update you as to our monitoring this spring that started in April. Until just over 2 weeks ago there were no maggots or flies in either of the chicken sheds. The manure [...]

By | 2016-06-12T14:45:41+00:00 June 12th, 2016|General news|

63 Bird Species Spotted in the Village

Sixty-three bird species have been recorded in Whissendine. The full list may be viewed here. Can you add to the list? Barn owl Black-headed gull Blackbird Blackcap Blue tit Bullfinch Buzzard Canada goose Carrion crow Chaffinch Chiff chaff Coal tit Collared dove Common gull Fieldfare Goldcrest Great spotted woodpecker Great tit Green finch Green woodpecker [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:57+00:00 June 4th, 2016|General news|

Notice of Whissendine Environment Group AGM 2016

Whissendine Environment Group AGM 2016 will be held on Thursday 16th June 2016 at 7.30pm at 1a Station Road, Whissendine. Everyone is welcome to attend and find out about WEG’s activities so far and their future plans.

By | 2016-06-02T18:09:07+00:00 June 2nd, 2016|General news|

Male actor (17 to 25) sought for two plays

I am producing 2 x one-act plays for Whissendine STARS at the village hall for performances in September 2016, with rehearsals beginning from July. We still need a young male actor, ideally aged between 17 and 25, to act in both plays. If you are interested, or know of anyone who might be, please do [...]

By | 2016-05-20T08:30:17+00:00 May 20th, 2016|General news|

Longer opening hours for Whissendine Pre-school

From September 2016 Whissendine Pre-school will extend its afternoon opening hours until 3.15pm on Tuesdays and Fridays (it is currently open on Monday and Thursday afternoons until 3.15pm and on Wednesdays until 12.15pm). The pre-school is located in the village hall and welcomes enquiries. For more information and contact details, please see the pre-school page [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:57+00:00 May 20th, 2016|General news|

Request for information about Horace Snary

I am currently researching the life of Horace Charles Snary, who played cricket for Leicestershire in the 1920s/30s. Horace was born in and, as far as I know, lived in Whissendine all his life, dying there in 1966. Much is known about his career with Leicestershire, but I would dearly like to know more about [...]

By | 2016-04-26T19:20:20+00:00 April 26th, 2016|General news|

List of beer and ciders at White Lion Inn Beer Festival 2016

Below are the confirmed real ales and ciders for the White Lion Inn Beer Festival served from Fri 27th May: Real Ales CHARNWOOD Salvation 3.8% A light refreshing golden beer, with tropical fruit, citrus, and floral flavours. American Cascade and Amarillo hops create a citrus aroma, and crisp clean bitterness on the finish. DARK STAR [...]

By | 2016-04-29T06:31:11+00:00 April 26th, 2016|General news, White Lion Inn|

Rutland Walking and Cycling Festival 2016

Rutland Walking and Cycling Festival 2016 21st May - 12th June Download PDF programme HERE Discover where walking and cycling can take you this summer with the Rutland Walking and Cycling Festival. Following huge success over the last 7 years, the festival is back for 2016 for a fun packed celebration of Rutland and its [...]

By | 2016-04-26T15:05:42+00:00 April 26th, 2016|General news|

Bus Changes – Thursday 14th April

Due to essential road works between Whissendine and Ashwell, the Centrebus 19 service will be re-routed between Whissendine and Langham, and vice versa. The bus will tum around at The Green beforc continuing on to either Langham or Melton as applicable. Passenger Notices will be displayed regarding bus stops that will not be in use for Thursday 14th [...]

By | 2016-04-10T20:46:13+00:00 April 10th, 2016|General news|

Whissendine to Ashwell walking guide

A new walk has been posted to the Walks page of the Whissendine website. Click here to see the Whissendine to Ashwell Walk by Graham Davies and Tom Digby. This walk takes you from the Church of St Andrew to the Church of St Mary in Ashwell, taking in field paths, bridleways, quiet lanes and [...]

By | 2016-03-30T15:42:12+00:00 March 30th, 2016|General news|

Road Closures in April 2016

From Rutland County Council ... notification of road closures: "On or about 27 April 2016 or when Road Closed signs are erected" Cold Overton Road, Langham: Langham to County boundary Whissendine Road & Ashwell Road: Ashwell to Whissendine. Whissendine Lane, Langhamand Oakham Road, Whissendine: Langham to Whissendine Download PDF of full Rutland road closures in [...]

By | 2016-03-30T15:22:38+00:00 March 30th, 2016|General news|

Oakham Castle due to reopen 30 May 2016

Oakham Castle has been closed for major restoration work since September of last year but will reopen its doors to members of the public on Monday 30th May 2016. A grand reopening event is planned to attract visitors back to the Castle on 30th May (a bank holiday) and showcase what the restoration has achieved. [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:58+00:00 March 30th, 2016|General news|

Results of Easter Colouring Competition

Thank you to all the wonderful children who took part in the Easter Colouring Competition at White Lion Inn. The lucky winners are: Harry, Harvey, Summer and Ava. Your Easter eggs are waiting at the pub for you! Chris and Yolanda

By | 2016-03-30T15:15:12+00:00 March 30th, 2016|General news|

Whissendine Safari Supper 2016

Join us for Pimms and Canapés in the gardens of the Old Rectory from 6.30pm on Saturday 11th June for a relaxed evening in great company. Stroll through the village to enjoy a delicious starter and main course at two different venues, finally returning to the church for deserts. Email for tickets. Calling hosts [...]

By | 2016-03-15T07:54:17+00:00 March 15th, 2016|General news|

Bus Route Changes March 14th to 16th

Due to essential maintenance work on Oakham Road, Ashwell there will be no through bus service between Whissendine and Ashwell from Monday 14th to Wednesday 16th March. As a result the Service 19 bus will be re-routed during this period, operating as normal to the VILLAGE GREEN BUS STOP in Whissendine, and will then turn [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:58+00:00 March 13th, 2016|General news|

IPADS: TRY BEFORE YOU BUY! at Oakham Enterprise Park

TUESDAY 17TH May 2016  1.30-2.30 pm only £4  Are you interested in buying an Ipad, but want to know more about them before you commit? come along to try out one of our new ipads! Basics of using an iPad Discover some really useful applications Carry out effective internet searching using Safari Take photos and [...]

By | 2016-02-29T12:21:28+00:00 February 29th, 2016|General news|

CREATIVE WRITING COURSE at Oakham Enterprise Park

6 WEEKS FOR £48  Oakham Enterprise Park Wednesdays 20th April to 25th May, 6.30-8.30pm  Have you have ever wanted to write, extend your skills, share ideas or work on something you have already started? Now is your chance, come along and join us. Writing and sharing your own ideas within a supportive group. Work on [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:59+00:00 February 29th, 2016|General news|

Puss in Boots – tickets on sale

This year's pantomime is "Puss in Boots". Performances are in the Village Hall on Friday 5th February at 7:30pm and on Saturday 6th February at 2:30pm and 7:30pm. This is a traditional pantomime, fun for all the family. Tickets on sale from the village shop from the first full week in January.

By | 2016-01-15T14:11:00+00:00 January 3rd, 2016|Events, General news|

Annoucements from the Village Shop

Mr Nirav & Mrs Nipa Modhvadiya are proud to take over our award winning shop from Monday, 16th November . We aim for excellent customer service and product availability, so why not shop with us and support your local village store? Come and join us on our Opening Day between 10am to 2pm. We have some free samples of cheese & bread  from [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:03+00:00 November 11th, 2015|General news, Mace village shop|

Market Overton Burns Supper

Saturday 23rd January 2016, 7pm at Market Overton Village Hall. 3-course meal, light-hearted speeches, musicians, Scottish country dancing. Celebrating the life and works of Robert Burns. Raising funds for local charities including Lodge Trust and MO Play Area Association. For tickets (£17) please contact Lynn  

By | 2015-11-09T22:17:54+00:00 November 9th, 2015|General news|

Missing cat – Mack

Please could you help look for missing cat Mack. Mack is a very nosey cat who likes nothing more than to squeeze into new places to investigate and likes to roam, but always comes home. He has not been seen now for 10 days. Please check sheds, outhouses etc. to help us find him and [...]

By | 2015-10-06T13:45:21+00:00 October 6th, 2015|General news, General notices|

White Lion Inn Macmillan Coffee Morning thanks

UPDATE: We raised an amazing £324.00 from the Macmillan Coffee Morning, raffle and games played!! Our sincere thanks to everyone who either donated a cake or turned up to eat one at our Macmillan Coffee Morning!! It was so good to see villagers coming together to support this fantastic charity and to know we are [...]

By | 2015-10-04T07:40:45+00:00 October 3rd, 2015|General news, White Lion Inn|

Rutland Adult Learning – iPad/Tablet taster

Click the poster above to enlarge it or download the iPad/Tablet course information on a PDF here. To enrol, or for further information, please contact Rutland Adult Learning. Rutland Adult Learning & Skills Service Oakham Enterprise Park Ashwell Road Oakham Rutland LE15 7TU telephone: 01572 758122 e: Web:

By | 2015-10-01T10:39:14+00:00 October 1st, 2015|General news|

Rutland Adult Learning – Courses Starting Oct to Dec 2015

Click the poster above to enlarge it or download the course information on a PDF here. To enrol, or for further information, please contact Rutland Adult Learning. Rutland Adult Learning & Skills Service Oakham Enterprise Park Ashwell Road Oakham Rutland LE15 7TU telephone: 01572 758122 e: Web:

By | 2015-10-01T10:37:15+00:00 October 1st, 2015|General news|

Notice of Road Closure (A606)

Rutland County Council have provided advice of the following road closure. For more details and a map of the effected roads click here. Temporary road works will be in operation  [1]- Burley Closure from the 17th to the 26th September 2015 and [2]- Barnsdale closure commencing on the 28/09/2015 ending on the 08/10/2015, to allow [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:06+00:00 September 28th, 2015|General news|

Whissendine Grapevine

UPDATE: Results of this meeting may be viewed here.   An Extraordinary meeting of the Whissendine Parish Council will take place on 23rd September 2015 at 7.30 in the Village Hall, Whissendine to discuss the future of our village magazine -  the Whissendine Grapevine. Residents who can offer to help in any way, or have positive [...]

By | 2015-10-01T08:56:49+00:00 September 17th, 2015|General news, Parish Council|

Proposed Double Yellow Lines for Main Street

New Double Yellow Lines are proposed for Main Street, Whissendine to help prevent poor parking practices in the village. Click here to see details of the proposed location. This proposal is currently at the consultation phase. Anybody wishing to comment on this proposal should contact the Parish Council Clerk.

By | 2015-09-06T19:00:15+00:00 September 6th, 2015|General news|

Whissendine WI – call for photos

Whissendine Women's Institute is celebrating the national WI centenary this month and they are looking for photos of Whissendine WI to put together a sideshow. If anyone has any photos to share could they e-mail a copy with any details to Some of the WI's old photos have also been borrowed from the WI [...]

By | 2015-09-06T17:11:59+00:00 September 6th, 2015|General news, Women's Institute|

Fishes Club restarts after the summer holiday

Fishes Club, held at St Andrew's Church, Whissendine, will restart after the summer holiday on Sunday 6 September. Fishes Club meets on the 1st and 2nd Sundays of each month at St Andrew's Church on Main Street. On the 1st Sunday, during the 11am Communion Service, children leave the main service after the first hymn [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:08+00:00 August 31st, 2015|Church, General news|

Missing cat in Stapleford Road, Whissendine

My name is Stella and I’m lost in Whissendine. I left the cattery on Stapleford Road and started exploring the gardens and fields behind it, but I need to get back home now. Please contact Jen Lacey on Whissendine 408 if you see me. Very unfortunately Stella escaped from the cattery at the weekend. She was [...]

By | 2015-08-26T08:36:23+00:00 August 26th, 2015|General news|

Local producers invited to submit products to new deli in Swithland

In September 2015, Odd John's Kitchen, a new deli/cafe, will open in the picturesque village of Swithland, Leicestershire, offering the best in locally produced/British made artisan food. Local producers are now invited to submit their products. Designed to be a working kitchen offering a home from home environment, the deli/cafe will welcome customers with freshly [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:09+00:00 August 12th, 2015|General news|

Choir for the blind and visually impaired calls for new members

Visionary Vocals Choir, a choir for the blind and visually impaired is appealing for new members across Rutland. There are 224 people with visual impairment or sight loss across Rutland and the Visionary Vocals Choir would like those with an interest in singing to join them. The choir was set up and continues to be [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:09+00:00 August 12th, 2015|General news, General notices|

2015 Whissendine Feast Week Classic Car and Motorcycle Meet

Over thirty cars, a dozen bikes, a truck and a tractor put in an appearance at the 2015 Whissendine Feast Week Classic Car and Motorcycle Meet, held at the Sport Club. Families picnicked on the grass and those not driving enjoyed a drink from the open bar on a warm July evening.

By | 2015-07-09T18:36:04+00:00 July 9th, 2015|Events, Feast Week, General news|

2015 Feast Week Scarecrow Competition

The Whissendine Feast Week committee invited folk to make an American-themed scarecrow. A prize of £25 was on offer to the winning scarecrow (or the family who made it). We think that there were 9 entries across the village, and we managed to get pictures of 8 of them. Many apologies if we have missed [...]

By | 2015-07-09T17:14:00+00:00 July 9th, 2015|Events, Feast Week, General news|

Results of the 2015 Whissendine 6ix

Congratulations to all the runners, marshals and event organisers for a fantastic 2015 Whissendine 6ix Road Race. A full list of runners and times can be downloaded from the official Whissendine 6ix Road Race website. The 2015 race was won in 30 minutes and 55 seconds by the 2014 winner Tim Hartley. In second place, [...]

By | 2015-06-29T11:23:26+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Events, Feast Week, General news|

Houghton Weavers concert success

A huge thanks goes out to all of you who helped us in any way to celebrate Johns 70th and to also raise money for St Andrew's Church. To those of you who bought tickets, gave raffle prizes or sent donations we are so grateful. I’m sure you’ll agree it was a terrific, fun, warm, [...]

By | 2015-06-01T11:35:42+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Church, General news|

Rutland Food Bank reminder

Just a reminder about the Rutland Food Bank collection point in St Andrew’s Church. If you have any contributions of food do drop them into the box by the large noticeboard at the back of the church, and we will make sure they are taken to Oakham. Why not use the BOGOF or 3 for [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:10+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Church, General news|

Village Party

Announcing the Whissendine Feast Week Village Party! Hog Roast & Live Music from SUPERNOVAS. Saturday 4th July 2015, 7pm till 1am at The White Lion. Including the award ceremony for Whissendine Digital Photographic competition. Discounted tickets@ only £17.50 each until 26th June, then £20.00 each. Entrance by ticket ONLY - available from: Mace Shop 474964 Emma Studdert-Kennedy [...]

By | 2015-05-12T20:26:24+00:00 May 12th, 2015|Feast Week, General news|

Road Closures in Whissendine in May 2015

Below is a summary of the road closures planned for Whissendine in May 2015. For more information and downloadable County Council orders and maps, and contact information, please visit the Road Closures page HERE. Dates: 18-19 May 2015 Road: Pickwell Lane Summary: All vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding along the length of Pickwell Lane, [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:12+00:00 April 29th, 2015|General news, General notices, Parish Council|

Hold your own Garage Sale during Feast Week

You’ll have read about Open Gardens in Feast Week, as part of this event we wondered if anyone would like to run a garage sale that same day – Sunday, 28th June – an excellent opportunity to clear out the clutter and make some money too – what could be greener than recycling all your [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:12+00:00 April 28th, 2015|Feast Week, General news|

Call for volunteers for Whissendine Flower Festival 2015

Even if you are not a flower arranger, you can still be involved in this popular event by helping with any of the events below. For further information, or to volunteer, please speak to Rosemary (Whissendine 605), who will direct you to the appropriate person. If music be the food of love and flowers speak [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:13+00:00 April 28th, 2015|Church, Flower Festival, General news|

White Lion Inn wins ‘Making a Difference’ Award from Everards Brewery

Congratulations to Yolanda and Chris of White Lion Inn, Whissendine, for winning a ‘Making a Difference’ award from Everards Brewery. The award is given by Everards to a licensee delivering a fantastic pub experience and making a difference through creativity, innovation, loyalty and commitment and, of course, offering their customers first class beers! Yolanda and [...]

By | 2015-04-28T11:29:51+00:00 April 28th, 2015|General news, White Lion Inn|

General Election Meeting

April 29, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Question your candidates for the Rutland and Melton constituency at All Saints’ Church Oakham. Submit questions in advance to; the event is hosted by Churches Together in Oakham and will be chaired by Revd Canon Lee Francis-Dehqani.

By | 2015-04-26T11:40:34+00:00 April 26th, 2015|Church, General news|

Spring SALE at Mace Village Store

Whissendine's favourite shopkeeper is holding a Spring Sale from 23 April - 13 May! Head down to Mace village shop in Main Street for bargains galore ... CHILLED - Milk 2ltr and Kingsmill/Hovis bread £2.50 save 48p - Seriously Strong Cheese £2.99 save £2 - Bacon buy 1 get 1 free save £2.75 GROCERY - [...]

By | 2015-04-24T15:39:53+00:00 April 24th, 2015|General news, Mace village shop|

Garage Sale

You may have read about Open Gardens in Feast Week. As part of this event we wondered if anyone would like to run a garage sale that same day – an excellent opportunity to clear out the clutter and make some money too – what could be greener than recycling all your unwanted things? If [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:14+00:00 April 21st, 2015|Events, Feast Week, General news|

Energy Action for Rutland

Energy Action for Rutland aims to combat fuel poverty in the county through free energy saving advice.  The organisation has shared these details with us to alert villagers on the services available and potential benefits... Energy Action for Rutland has received a £1500 prize from National Energy Action (the UK national fuel poverty charity) for [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:14+00:00 April 14th, 2015|General news|

Major Roadworks in Whissendine

Severn Trent Water are to commence a water main replacement scheme in Whissendine to rectify multiple leaks.  This will entail closing Main Street, the Nook, Cow Lane and Ashwell Road at various different times, often for a week or more at a time. The diversion route during the closure will be signed via Ashwell Road [...]

By | 2015-04-22T13:21:54+00:00 April 14th, 2015|General news|

Burglaries in Whissendine (April 2015)

Two burglaries were reported in Whissendine on the evening of 28 March 2015: one at Hall Close and the other in Foxhill. Please be vigilant and contact the Whissendine Neighbourhood Watch for more information or advice. Contacts: Police Emergencies 999 / Non-urgent calls 101 Police (Rutland North): website Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 (to supply anonymous [...]

By | 2015-04-03T09:10:51+00:00 April 3rd, 2015|General news, Neighbourhood Watch|

Call for volunteers for WEG planting on Sat 25 April

The Whissendine Environment Group's next working party (planting) will be held at 10am on Saturday 25 April 2015. Please contact WEG (email for further information or to volunteer. Also, a date for the diary: WEG AGM 7.30pm Thursday 11th June 2015. Venue to be arranged contact WEG for further info.

By | 2016-04-10T20:33:10+00:00 April 3rd, 2015|General news, Whissendine Environmental Group|

Calling all knitters to join in The Big Knit

Are you a knitter or do you know one? We need your help to raise money for local older people. Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland is calling for all knitters to join in The Big Knit this year to raise much-needed funds to help keep local older people warm and healthy this coming winter. Last [...]

By | 2015-03-22T14:22:14+00:00 March 21st, 2015|AgeUK, General news, Knitting Patterns|

British Red Cross First Call

The British Red Cross are pleased to be able to offer a new service to the adult residents of Rutland. The First Call Service provides free practical and emotional support with post-hospital discharge or assisting people to remain independent in their own homes. This free, time limited service is invaluable in assisting people to build [...]

By | 2015-03-23T10:33:41+00:00 March 21st, 2015|General news|

Notice of Whissendine Allotment Association AGM (2015)

All plot holders and interested parties are welcome to attend. Last opportunity to meet with the Treasurer to pay the annual rents so please bring along your cheque books or cash if you haven’t already paid! Date: Friday, 17 April 2015 @ 7:30pm Venue: Village Hall

By | 2015-03-21T21:29:40+00:00 March 21st, 2015|Events, General news, General notices|

Keys found in Whissendine (17 March)

A set of keys has been found in Whissendine (17 March 2015) at the Church end of the village. If you think the keys could be yours, please email the village website at and we will put you in touch with the person who is holding on to them.

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:16+00:00 March 20th, 2015|General news|

Free Morsbag Making Workshop

We hope that you have accepted a free Morsbag in the village shop instead of paying for a plastic carrier and have been using it for your shopping ever since. Have you ever wondered how Morsbags are made, or considered learning how to make your own? The WI is holding a coffee morning on Saturday [...]

By | 2015-03-14T12:59:10+00:00 March 14th, 2015|General news|

Should the village shop stay open till 7pm on Sundays? Vote here …

Ram Odera, our favourite (read: only) village shopkeeper, is considering extending Sunday opening hours at Mace village shop from the existing 8am — 2pm to 8am — 7pm for the benefit of residents. Ram is interested in your views. Do have your say by joining the poll below and do speak to Ram when you're [...]

By | 2015-04-03T08:55:27+00:00 February 26th, 2015|General news, Mace village shop|