Janet Ridley

It is with deep regret that I have to announce that Janet, while enjoying a much anticipated holiday in Majorca with some family members, suffered a severe stroke and subsequently died.

Janet Mary RIDLEY (née Medwell) Of Wing and previously of Stoke Albany, died suddenly on 28th June 2018 aged 83 years. Much loved widow of George, mother of the late Jane and Diana and sister to Michael, Linda and Christine. The funeral will be held at Wing Parish Church on Thursday 26th July at 2.00pm.

Our thoughts are with her loved ones and her many friends at this sad time. All of us who knew her will miss her. She overcame so many tragedies in her life, losing both her daughters and her husband before her death.

Family flowers only, donations if desired to the Stroke Association. c/o E M Dorman, Funeral Directors, Beechcroft, 69 High St East, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9PY. Tel: 01572 823976


One More Week For Booking Stalls for the Wing Summer Fest

Still thinking about running a stall at our event ?…

We welcome stall holders and talented artisans… the quirky and the classy… the fun and the tasty… the grounded and the eccentric !!…the caring and the kind

Talk to us about your product and be part of the day that is The Wing Summer Fest 2018!

To book a stall at the Wing Summer Festival download and print the booking form from here. Sponsors and stall holders can buy advertising packages here.

Remember, if anyone books a stall by 20th July 2018 they will be in time to have a free advert in the event programme which will be circulated to all visitors on the day.

Email lc@wingrutland.uk

Wing Poster

Accommodation needed in August

Stewart Hamblin, our local, much-admired, Feldenkrais teacher and Michelle Krohn Turner, the child movement specialist from Phoenix, AZ, are running an international course for disabled children in Wing Village Hall from 19th to 25th of August but one of the participants has not yet found suitable accommodation. If anyone in Wing or the vicinity can help contact Stewart Hamblin stewartwhamblin@gmail.com
I am going to participate in a course at the Wing Village Hall from the 19-25.08.2018 and I am searching for an accommodation to rent within walking distance from the Hall.
I appreciated if you could advice me about an accommodation or publish my message to someone interested in renting a room or place. We are 2 adults and a child 10 years old in a wheelchair.

Thank you in advance!

Claudia Ellmark

New Village Hall Manager and Caretaker

We are pleased to announce that Angie Woods ( angelawoods771@yahoo.com ) will be taking over from Paul Brewer as the Village Hall Manager and Caretaker, effective 14th July.

We wish to thank Paul for all the work he has done for the hall over the last few years and his help for all in the village will continue.

Live & Local are seeking a full time Administrator

This is the organisation that enables us to put on shows in the Village Hall.


£19,625 (Full time/ 35hours per week/ flexitime)

Live & Local are seeking a full time Administrator.

The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out and supervising a range of general administrative and financial duties that facilitate the smooth running of our office, events and projects. The role will also provide you with the opportunity to attend Live & Local events.

You should be an efficient and enthusiastic with excellent organisational, communication and computer skills. Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills as the role also requires you to answer telephone enquiries and support volunteers in the build-up to shows. Previous office administrative experience and a passion for the arts are essential.

Deadline: Noon, Thursday 5th July 2018

Interviews: Thursday 12th July 2018

Starting: w/c 20th August 2018

Application: Via online application form only. Application pack available for download on our jobs page:www.liveandlocal.org.uk


Wing Summer Festival

From Lindsay O’Conner, Event Coordinator:

Please can you kindly give some thought to speaking to respective partners and family around volunteers for the event, we are really low on the uptake at the moment so it would be very helpful to get some names in the frames. Small tasks to larger ones all needing support…an example… we will need someone to support Jim Reeves on his cherry picker with help putting up bunting on the day before the event from outside the village hall and along Top Street. Another area we need support …Oxen cart rides … we need someone to ensure that on the day Ahimsa Diary have everything they need to support this activity, the volunteer will need to ensure the signs are in place on the day for where the rides will be taking place and will need to manage a float and may need table and chairs to support this activity …. ideally this candidate should like animals ! even if not close up and personal.

We will need a group of people to help tidy up the street after the days’ event from around 5pm in order we can prepare for the evening event in good time. Signage will need removing and collecting so road opens and further to that, the marquee will need to be set up in the village car park for the evening event.

During the day’s event, we need support in the form of car parking supervision/Marshalling, again we need to ask around please as Paul Brewer will need support.

By 11pm it will be just like Christmas day over in a flash…left only with the tidying up!!… At 11pm we will need help to clear up so please, do think about yourselves or family, friends who will be prepared to commit to formally being part of the closing of the event team! I am in the process of sorting out the breakfast van for the morning of the event so a nice bacon butty might be tempting enough to bring people onto the streets to help get us up and running.

LASTLY, for today ..prize giving and raffle draw at 4pm (dog show ladies if you would like the dog show results announced by your judge that’s fine) we can extend the general prizes and raffle draw to another person. Sally has asked that you all give some thought as to whom in Wing might like to present prizes and draw the raffle. This someone might be for example the longest Wing Resident if able to take part do you know who this might be ?…perhaps there is someone not at the forefront of what goes on in the village but whom you feel would be delighted to be included and thought of. Please let me know your thoughts as to who this person might be and why you think they are the right candidate. If we have more than one response I will update Sally and perhaps it will go to a vote.



From the Heart of Rutland

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