Parish Council Meeting 27 July, 2016

The next Parish Council Meeting will be on 27 July, 2016. The Agenda is here and there are some supplemental materials here. you might want to read the supplemental material before the meeting because the outcome could well affect the whole village.

Current financial data is in MONEY JULY 2016 and the Deposit Account is JULY DEPOSIT ACCOUNT

Please attend as one of the items under discussion is a change to the original scope of the Village Hall Charity Registration. The recommendations are in the Follow Up on Draft Agreement for the Management of Wing Village Hall or in PDF format for those who have problems with Word.

Wing Parish Magazine – July


St Peter and St Paul ,Wing.

Flowers: Judy Campbell and Rose Dejardin

Brass: Maureen Beaver

Thank you to everyone who donated bottles of all shapes and sizes to the Tombola, held at the Rutland Show, raising a substantial sum in aid of Rutland in Rutland. Jeffy Wood
DIARY DATE: Wing Safari Supper on Saturday 24th September. This popular evening will once again include meals around the village all ending up together at The Old Hall. If you are willing to host a course, starter or main, do please email All are welcome and prompt booking is advised. Tickets £20 per person available from Helen Bateman on 737499. Please advise us of any dietary requirements. In aid of Wing Church.

Wing WI
THURSDAY 14th JULY- TRADITIONAL CORN DOLLIES- our speaker will bring us up to date with this ancient tradition. The competition is Questions for Gardeners’ Question Time so make a note of your problem and we hope it will be sorted out at the SEPTEMBER Gardeners’ Question Time meeting.

7.30pm in the Village Hall. If you are interested in joining us please contact Jane Gilmore on 01572 737324.

Following June’s talk on Stoneywell Cottage a visit is being organised and details will be available at the JULY meeting. If you are interested and cannot attend the meeting please give your name to Jane Gilmore.

There is no meeting in August.

THE GREAT BIG QUIZ OF TREES: thanks to everyone who bought and completed the challenging quiz. Congratulations to Wendy Dalton of Wing who receives a Bonsai tree. The quiz raised £150 so a memorial oak will be planted in November to commemorate Wing WI’s 90th birthday.
WING VILLAGE CAKES AND COOKBOOK– now available from Mary Rodgers -01572 737745 or from the Village Hall during SUNDAY teas. £12 a copy. Full of good recipes, anecdotes and drawings of the village, it will make an excellent memento and perfect gift.

The Village Hall committee would like to thank Mary and Mick Rodgers for all their hard work in bringing the project to fruition and also very many thanks to Adrian Cox for his generous donation of £1,200 towards the publication of the project. Please do support this great addition to the village fund raising. The books make great gifts!
WING VILLAGE GREETINGS CARDS– a set of cards showing drawings of the village are now on sale in the Village Hall, the Church, the WI or Mary Rodgers.
THE BIRCH GOOD NEIGHBOUR SCHEME: The helpline number is 07539 707623 or see village website. This scheme is not intended to replace other Rutland voluntary services but is for use in the event of one of the other local services not being able to assist Rutland Volunteer Bureau runs lifts for regular hospital and GP appointments and has the bonus of availability of free parking which our volunteers do not have access to. Should you require lifts for such appointments please contact Rutland Volunteer Bureau IN THE FIRST INSTANCE on 01572 724705. If they cannot help you then please call the Good Neighbour Scheme.

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY PICNIC LUNCH an afternoon of fun and festivities. A wonderful lunch and afternoon was enjoyed by so many Wing residents and friends – enormous thank., to Sally Cox and her team who provided the most amazing spread of salads, cakes and cheeses. The champagne toast celebrated both Her Majesty and our own residents in their 90s who occupied the top table!!
Music enhanced the party atmosphere. Well done, Sally!

Rural Watch Update July

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Rural Watch Update – July 2016

Security of homes and building sites is often an issue around this time of the year. To prevent your chances of becoming a victim of this type of crime please consider the following measures:
  • When installing new windows and doors make sure they are certified to British Standard BS 7950 (windows) or PAS 24-1 (doors). However, these standards do change, please see for regular updates.
  • Make sure you lock all of your doors and windows before leaving the house. Also, avoid leaving your keys anywhere near the front door, under doormats, in plant pots, letterboxes; burglars know where to look!
  • Empty homes are more likely to be targeted by burglars so try to make your house look occupied when you are out. You can set an automatic timer to switch on a light or the radio to do so.
  • If you are away on holiday or for a longer period of time, make sure to cancel any newspapers or milk deliveries as they could gather up and make the property look empty. You could perhaps ask a neighbour, friend or relative for help by asking them to clear your post and check on the house daily.
  • It is worth installing a visible alarm or camera equipment as they act as a deterrent from possible burglars.
  • Try to permanently mark your belongings so that your details are visible to anyone, including the police, to find and identify them. It can also make it more difficult for the thief to dispose of the stolen goods.
  • Block off easy access points to the back and sides of your house by installing locked gates, a trellis and tall fencing or walls, at least two metres tall. Also, use strong padlocks for your sheds and garages.
  • Consider automatic security lighting as they can be used to make offenders feel vulnerable and observed.
  • Make sure that the front of your home is visible to passers-by. Be sure to remove and secure items that may be used to break in or climb up (i.e.: ladders, chairs and garden tools).
  • Be aware of bogus callers by using your spy hole and a door chain. Ask for identification if you are unsure and only let them in if you are satisfied.
  • Be wary of door step callers or salespeople interested in your existing and future security arrangements. They could be a possible burglar and are targeting your property.
  • Work with your neighbours and community members by keeping an eye on each other’s security, Neighbourhood Watch groups can provide this help.
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