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
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