Wing Historic House Badly Damaged By Fire

An historic thatched property has been damaged after a fire broke out in the chimney and spread to the roof.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to the blaze in Top St, Wing, at 6.19pm on Thursday, December 15.

Crews from Uppingham, Birstall, Melton Mowbray, Wigston and Lutterworth fire stations were sent to the scene. They were supported by colleagues from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, alongside a Red Cross emergency support vehicle.

Firefighters spent several hours tackling the blaze – both from the ground and from a hydraulic ladder.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said the fire began in a chimney before spreading to a thatched roof at the back of the property, which dates back to the 17th century.

An eyewitness said “the flames were very intense – it was a shocking thing to see.” Luckily nobody was injured during the fire.

by Jon Sandall

The last fire tender left the scene at 4:30 pm on Friday, 22 hours after the first call. Due to the duration of the incident nearly 80 firemen were involved in shifts in subduing the fire and making the site safe.

On Friday afternoon many of the nearby properties were visited by officers from the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service to check on their preparedness for such an incident and to fit modern smoke alarms to the properties which didn’t have them or which were old and inefficient.

Christmas Carols

Wing Church Carol Service Monday 21st December 7.30pm.  Do join us for traditional carols and the re-telling of the Christmas story.

Carol Singing around the village on Tuesday 22nd December.  Meet at the Kings Arms at 7pm for a sustaining glass of mulled wine and then off around the village.  All are very welcome to join in.   Remember to bring a torch.


Suspicious persons sighted in Ketton.  First seen at approximately 12:00 Monday 19th DEC.
Two males of Eastern European appearance driving a 04 plate Red Vauxhall Corsa.
Description – Mid to late 20s. Both with beards and one wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and trainers.
If seen please call 101 quoting LEP-191216-0247.
Message sent by Will Ryan (Police, Enquiry Officer, Rutland)

Community Emergency Store Scheme

The following message is sent on behalf of our local Resilience Partnership. It contains details of the Partnership’s Community Emergency Store Scheme and upcoming Community Response Planning Workshops.


£600 of selected items for use in emergencies

AWARE AND PREPARED is all about being ready for emergencies and prepared to take action.  Funding is now available to provide communities which develop an Aware and Prepared Community Response Plan with items to the value of £600 to create a Community Emergency Store.  This can include road signage, hi viz clothing, sandbags, tools and equipment plus other items.

For a copy of the terms and conditions of the scheme please email


We are running the following half day workshops during February 2017.  These will provide an opportunity to think about and discuss the steps involved in putting together a Community Response Plan.

Wednesday 8th Feb         13.30 – 16.30      Loughborough

Monday 13th Feb              10.00 – 13.00      Blaby

Tuesday 28th Feb              10.00 – 13.00      Melton

Please email to book a place.

For more information on either of these items please phone the Resilience Partnership Team on 0116 305 6101.

Mat Waik | Strategic Communications Advisor
Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland. LE15 6HP
t: 01572 758 328 | m: 07973 855 469 | e: | |


Just what does go on at the WI Meetings?

recently I was wandering around the village and heard a commotion coming from the Hall. I feared hooligans again but it turned out to be some well turned out ladies gathering at the hall. I could not ascertain what it was all about and was politely advised to wander about somewhere else as the WI had a meeting in the hall.

later I found this photo lying about and it got me thinking about the context. What do they get up to?


Anybody got any ideas?

Wing contributes to the Rutland Food Bank

This just some of what the generous people of Wing have contributed so far to the Rutland Food Bank. The Food Bank has lots of food so Judith Oakley, who is organizing the collection, has asked for

She will be collecting until the end of January so this would be an ideal way to get rid of the soap that Aunt Agetha gave you for Christmas – again!

Thank you Wing!

“Lloyds Bank” fraud

All bank customers should be on the lookout for a new sophisticated fraud that involves fraudsters sending fake bank letters. 

The convincing letters being sent are a replica template from Lloyds, but any bank could be targeted, and include their logo, address and signature from a customer service representative.
The letter tells recipients that there have been some “unusual transactions” on their personal account and asks them to call a number highlighted in bold to confirm they are genuine.
When victims call the number, an automated welcome message is played and the caller is asked to enter their card number, account number and sort code followed by their date of birth.Victims are then instructed to enter the first and last digit of their security number.
The fraud was spotted by the Daily Telegraph who was alerted to it by a reader who had three identical letters sent to an office address. On separate occasions the Daily Telegraph ran some tests using fake details and were passed to fraudsters who claimed to be from a Lloyds contact centre. The bank has confirmed that the phone number and letters are fake.
The letters are essentially a sophisticated phishing attempt and serves as a warning to consumers to question written correspondence from their banks.

If you are ever suspicious about correspondence from your bank you should call the customer serviced number on the back of their card.
To report a fraud and cyber crime, call the police on 0300 123 2040 or visit