Barrowden Auction of Promises

 Auction of Promises in aid of St Peter’s Church Reordering

Barrowden Village Hall

Saturday, 11 November 7.30 for 8.00 pm


Come along for a fun evening led by Nick Grounds, an extremely funny and entertaining professional auctioneer, and bid for a fantastic range of lots kindly donated by Wakerley & Barrowden residents.  A flavour of some promises:

  • Several Holiday Homes – home and abroad
  • A Ride in a Vintage Car
  • Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner or a Pub Meal
  • French Lessons
  • Babysitting, Gardening, Chauffeur Service
  • Personal Training, Pilates Session, Therapeutic Massage, Reiki treatment, a Manicure
  • Homemade cakes, Celebration Cakes, Christmas Puddings, Mincemeat or Marmalade
  • A Round of Golf
  • Rugby tickets
  • One of Dick Clarke’s unique Pots
  • A Keith Hensby Original Painting
  • A Professional Photographic Sitting of a Family or Child(ren)
  • Computer Training
  • Dog Walking

The modest £5 entrance fee includes a drink and nibbles plus a bidding number.  Successful bidders will be asked to pay at the end of the evening by cash or cheque.

If you are not able to attend in person you can leave ‘a bid on the book’.  Catalogues available from Carol or John Harding on 01572 747085,,



Santa is coming to Wing this Christmas


Mrs Claus has it in her diary.

Santa Claus will be visiting Wing on Friday, December 1st to switch on the lights as the Village Hall. He will land at Richard’s farm at the top of the village on Morcott Rd at 5:45 pm and then proceed to ride around the village before turning all the lights on at the Village Hall. Rudolph, Donner, Blitzen and the rest of the gang are at reindeer training camp until  December 23rd so they may not make it to Wing so we may have to improvise.

Your Village Hall Committee were tasked with finding a celebrity to turn on the lights and they exceeded our expectations!

They decided to go to the top and ask Santa! There was some confusion because he is known by different names in different countries.  Santa Claus, also known as Saint NicholasSaint NickKris KringleFather Christmas, or simply Santa. And I expect he’ll want feeding so be prepared to join him in a small feast. We’ve asked local elves to help with the food and drink.


Local Referendum on Oakham One-Way Scheme


Put the decision about whether Oakham should adopt a one-way system to a local referendum.


Why is this important?

Rutland’s historic county town of Oakham has been steadily declining as a market town over recent years and factors such as long-term roadworks have forced an even greater downturn in trade. A recent poll on Rutland County Council’s plan to introduce a one-way system had responses from less than two thousand people out of only five and a half thousand polled (estimated Rutland Electorate is approximately thirty-thousand) and yet Rutland County Council propose to proceed based on a 53% positive result from that poll.

Many Rutland residents feel that the planned one-way system is an expensive waste of money that will hasten Oakham’s decline as a traditional market town even further, therefore a full referendum of the Rutland Electorate should be carried out before the work is approved by Rutland County Council.