It’s Christmas!

Today is the prime holiday in the calendar. May you all have a very happy day especially those who are lucky enough to be with friends and family.

If you have a neighbour who is alone remember to call on them and make the day a little brighter for them too.

For those of you with a family that can’t be with you, you can speak to them or even see them for free using Facebook, Whatsapp, Skype or any of the many free apps that are available on your computer or smartphone. Merry Christmas To You All in Wing!

100 Club Christmas Grand Draw

The 100 Club organiser, after much thought decided that this year the boat should be pushed out to attract the serious investor. Whilst £25 is a useful amount even today, £100 really is enough to start a small business or buy an Automobile.

A very closely observed draw  saw the third prize go to No. 37, Rosalind King. The second prize went to No. 6, Mick Rodgers, Mary was heard later telling him he could not go on a world cruise.

After much rolling of drums the first prize drawn from the Christmas sack was No. 44 Robina Curley of Wing Hall.

Below is a photograph of the Draw organiser presenting the prize to Robina. The other figure is your occasional society reporter and bodyguard. Prizes were given in cash so an armoured van had to be hired for the presentation. A mistake as it could not negotiate the ice in Wing. The monies were delivered on foot, the couriers changing into working clothes so as not to attract attention.

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Help us to keep its unique character

OK2WAY Action Group

One Way? … No Way!

Oakham does not want to look like Milton Keynes or Disneyland!!

This one-way proposal will create:

  • congested traffic around unsuitable side streets;
  • hazards for those who walk into town;
  • noise and air pollution in residential streets.

It will provide 30 fewer parking spaces for visitors.

Local shops are 90% against the idea.



[Although the petition has been handed in with around 3000 signatures it will continue to run online until mid-March 2018]

Rutlanders! There is no £2 million grant!

In June this year Rutland County Council bid for over £2 million from the Department for Transport towards the £3 million cost of a one-way system and regeneration scheme for Oakham town centre. The application was unsuccessful and there will be not DfT grant for this project.

The Chief Executive Officer and the leader of the council must have known this since mid-October, but we have seen no public announcement. Why not? What will the council do now? Will it scale down the project as it undertook to do in its bid to the DfT? What consultation will the council now undertake? Or will it blithely push ahead with the original plans, despite the rapidly rising tide of discontent and opposition?

If it goes ahead regardless, where will the missing £2 million come from? What other council projects will have to be abandoned? Which other budgets will be depleted? Will we, as Council Tax payers, now have to underwrite this potentially disastrous scheme which so many residents – and voters – are convinced is a bad idea?

Isn’t it time you asked your County Councillor some very pointed questions?

Tell Uppingham Ward Councillors your views by emailing , &


Wednesday Night is Curry Night!

Actually, it’s Steak night at the Weatsheaf

I and a few other grumpy old men go there every Wednesday and have for a couple of years. The food is always good and the drinks excellent.

However. On the 17th of January we are going to have to cancel our curry night in order to attend the meeting at Wing Village Hall to discuss proposals concerning the Charity Document rules controlling the Hall itself. Our small group have yet to have a serious talk about where we stand but it crosses my mind that many people in the Parish of Wing may not be aware of this document. I am sticking it up here so at least everyone can have a look at it before the meeting. It is difficult reading if you are fairly uneducated like myself but if you are interested in your Hall there are some interesting bits. I can do no more than urge you to plough through it.

I should point out that this is not the current document. It is essentially the same though so for purposes of the discussion better than nothing. I believe the council have an up to date copy of this document but so far I have been unable to get sight of it except across a table.

Charity Commisioners Document

Rutland Weather Monday 11th Dec

Met Office Warnings Issued For:Rutland

  1. Yellow warning of ice

    0400 on Mon 11 December
    1100 on Mon 11 December
    Updated 10 December at 14:43 Active

    Ice is expected to form across many places overnight into Monday morning.

    Some injuries are likely from slips and falls on icy surfaces as well as icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

    As well as this lying snow from Sunday will continue to be a hazard leading to longer and potentially hazardous journeys.

Weather Report

From Paul Brewer:

It will be irrelevant to most of you, and you may not be able to communicate amongst yourselves anyway, but, for what it is worth here is the state of play as regards the weather and roads here in Wing.

Today (Sun 10th) was seniors Christmas lunch. Because of the importance of the event, the path up to the car park and the car park itself was cleared of snow and gritted. As of 18:00 today the track and car park are clear of snow and black in colour right down to the road.
The gravel car park, to the left, as you enter, has not been cleared and is difficult to drive on with other than a 4X4.

Wing village was effectively cut off this morning and was so up until midday. Wing hill coming in from Preston was very slippery and my car could not get down, let alone up it.
However by mid-afternoon a gritting lorry came through, from Manton I think, so the road had been cleared. It is now freezing hard and I don’t know what the state will be tomorrow morning. I shall be attempting a doctors visit to Uppingham in the morning and will report road conditions on my return midday.

Can I suggest if you are interested in conditions local to Wing you look on our village website where we will try to keep up to date information available while conditions are rough.

58.36 GB (5%) of 1,0


The Parish Council, as Trustee of the Charity Wing Community Centre (Wing Village Hall) wishes to seek the approval of Wing’s community to extend the Scheme governing the Charity to enable the Village Hall Management Committee to spend monies raised in the future, in excess of that required to maintain and develop the Village Hall, on activities of wider benefit to the community.

The Charity was originally established to established to ring-fence the funds raised for the benefit of the village hall only.

At present the trust document restricts how monies raised can be spent. This will require a change to the Charity Commission Objectives and will require the agreement of a majority of the residents.

Please come along to hear how the proposed changes could work.


It is important that residents are fully informed about the impact these changes could have.

Bryan Spooner, Chairman, Wing Parish Council and Sally Cox, Chairman Wing Village Hall Management Committee, will lead the discussion.

All are Welcome and Encouraged to attend.