Family Fun Day August Bank Holiday – Barrowden


Family Fun Day & The High Sheriff’s Bike Ride Are Coming To Barrowden

This August Bank Holiday Monday – August 28th

Rutland High Sheriff On A Bike

Summer is well and truly here and this year there is a new event to add to the busy Barrowden calendar. A family fun day is being organised by Craig Mitchell, the newly appointed High Sheriff of Rutland (and Barrowden resident) to raise funds for the Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (a service that villagers have called upon twice in recent memory).

Added interest for this event is going to be the High Sheriff’s bike ride – an 8 mile course, supervised by marshals, taking in Rutland’s beautiful Welland Valley. Entry fees will all be donated to the Air Ambulance so get training now for this healthy and enjoyable cycle ride. There will even be a free mini circuit for younger children around the village if they want to take part too!  Details about entering the Cycle ride will be on village email soon.

Whilst the cycle ride starts at 11.00am, the fun gets going on Barrowden Village Green at 12.00pm. A huge variety of attractions are being organised to appeal to everyone in the family. There will be children’s races, novelty races for the young at heart, a vintage car display, Petanque (Boulles) tuition and matches, burgers & hotdogs, tea & cakes, a Tombola, face painting, flip flop fling, Pimms, plant & cake stalls, a pillory, penalty shoot-out competition and many, many more activities for everyone to have a really fun afternoon for a tremendously worthwhile cause.

Make a note on your calendar, invite your family and friends and come on down for a great afternoon’s entertainment on Barrowden Village Green.

Susan Awcock


12th July 2017.
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Bryan Spooner, acting Wing Parish Council Chairman, presents  Parish Clerk, Susan Awcock with a bouquet of flowers to thank her for all the hard work she has done over the past few years. Susan is leaving the job of Parish Clerk and will be very sadly missed.

In particular Wing, has Susan to thank for her expertise in gaining the village grants for the new play equipment on the playing field.

We all wish Susan very best wishes for the future.

Dove Cottage Day Hospice Pimms and Strawberries Afternoon Teas (update)


The  Pimms and Strawberry  Open Day at Dove Cottage Day Hospice on Saturday raised £1100, not the £600 that I originally thought.  Aren’t Rutland Folk generous!

Dove Cottage Day Hospice Pimms and Strawberries Afternoon Teas

at Dove Cottage, Ridlington

It is next Saturday 8 JULY

Cost £8:00  children under 12 Free