General news

Gigabit broadband?

This card from Openreach has dropped through some mailboxes in the village in the past week. The government website for the scheme can be found at Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. Entering a postcode will display a full list of suppliers operating in the area. The Openreach card offers information at Connect My Community.  Please ensure [...]

By | 2020-09-14T10:28:34+00:00 September 14th, 2020|General news|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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 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|