Summerfest: Informal meeting in the The Old Hall on Wednesday 5 February – 7:30pm

From: Sally Cox

Following the success of our Winter Fest, Sarah O’Boyle, Kaz Burrows and I, as part of the Village Hall Committee, are organising a summer event based around a village fete.  We are keen to make this a unified village effort, hence we are approaching organisers, participants and interested parties from the wide range of groups we have in Wing.
We hope that your group(s)and interests will therefore be included and represented in our plans.  Please also mention this to anyone missed off, it is not intentional – the more the merrier!
VHC, Parish Council, PCC, WI, Quilters, Line Dancers, Yoga,The Kings Arms, Wing Hall, Stall holder expertise, Music expertise, Youth sport (football), Art, Village history, Dogs, Gardening and allotments, Cookery, Flower arranging, children’s events.
The event is at the early stages of planning but it is intended to be an all day event spread throughout the village.   It is ambitious, but we feel with careful planning, organisation and delegation we can make this happen.  For this reason, Sarah, Kaz and I will lead the overall event with working groups managing events. We will also manage all regulatory permissions, compliance and equipment required (parking, toilets, marquees, marketing, first aid, H&S and insurance).

We welcome input from you all and I thought an informal meeting in the village hall on Wednesday 5 February at 7.30 pm would give us the opportunity to get your input, organise groups and set a date that suits as many as possible.

An initial outline to give you some idea of what we are thinking of is:

Through the day:

Flower festival and village history exhibition in the church
Art and Quilting exhibition in hall
Gardening and children’s competitions
Music events
Skills demonstrations.


Wake up to Wing yoga class in hall or outdoors if fine.
Car boot sale on green
Farmers market stalls on Top Street which will be closed between top of Church Street and Middle Street.
Cookery masterclass in hall kitchen.


Victorian funfair stalls to replace farmers market on Top St.
Face painting, fortune teller, circus tricks workshop on Top Street.
Dog Show on the green.
Morris dancers (outside pub?).
4pm football match on green
Early evening drinks and live music on the green.


Cocktails and Caribbean evening with music and dancing either on Top Street or in marquee near the hall.
Food and drink from breakfast onwards will be provided by external caterers (mobile units) in a Food Court on the village hall car park.  The VH will run a tea and cake cafe also in the Food Court.
I hope as many of you as possible can attend on 5 Feb.
See you there.

Round Rutland is closing

From: Nicola Brown

Delivery Officer ‑ Round Rutland

I am not sure if you know about us, but if you don’t, we are called Round Rutland, and previously we have left leaflets around the villages offering our services over the years.

Our service is to offer support to vulnerable and elderly people by visiting them, identifying their needs and signposting/referring them to the relevant organisation. We’ve enabled people to live independently for longer in their homes by finding the right support, from little things such as getting grab rails fitted to applying for funding for care and getting them out into the community on trips and days out etc. the help we have provided over the years has been varied dependent on the individual’s needs. We have also helped to set up Good Neighbour Schemes in the county (this has now been taken over by the Rural Community Council who are still in operation).
Unfortunately, after 10 years, our funding has come to an end and on February 14th, we will be holding our last event; A kind of hand over so that everybody and anybody who needs help, may need help in the future or knows people who may need support, can meet the organisations we have worked with and find out more about them.
It also gives people who know us the chance to say goodbye as we end our project in March.
Please find attached a flyer about the event. Its a drop-in from 2.30pm to 4.30pm and there will be tea and cakes for anyone that comes.
I hope I haven’t left it too late to send this, as we had the flyers sent quite late. Please let me know if I am too late so that if I need to come to the village and deliver some leaflets, I can plan it in.
Also, we have planned for a couple of small coaches/mini buses to come into Caldecott, Lyddington, Seaton, Morcott, Barrowden, South Luffenham, Edith Weston, Ryhall, Great Casterton, Empingham, Exton, Cottesmore & Langham for anyone that wants to go that doesn’t have their own transport or means of getting there, but places are limited. If they can ring our office number on 01572 335101 and leave their details. Because of the limited availability, we have to prioritise and we need to know asap.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting me.
Kind Regards
Delivery Officer ‑ Round Rutland
T: 01572 335101
M: 07749 066608
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The Andy Lawrenson Trio presents The Gypsy Jazz Celebration -Wing VH Saturday March 24, 2018

Licensed bar from 7:15pm.

Show starts at 7:30pm.

Tickets £10 each available from John Hackett,  01572 737394

This is a stylish, humorous and very entertaining portrayal of a style of music originally pioneered by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in 1930s Paris – performed by three talented musicians on acoustic guitar, violin and double bass. Numbers include “It had to be you’, “Fascinating rhythm”, “Lady Be Good”, “Sweet Georgia Brown” and many others! Please book early to secure your ticket for what will be another popular show.



Free parents and carers showing of an internet safety theatre production ‘In the Net’

You are invited to watch a free performance of ‘In the Net’ by the AlterEgo Theatre Group which your child (years 3 & 4) may also be watching through their school (subject to availability). This production is part of ongoing work by the police, councils, NHS and others, who are continuing to work hand-in-hand to support children to stay safe online and to tackle Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).

The internet is an amazing tool which opens the door on a global scale to social and learning opportunities. Most children access the internet from a very early age including via games consoles, and we must therefore teach children how to stay safe online in the same way that we teach them to cross the road.

‘In the Net’ is a fun and entertaining pantomime which raises the profile of internet safety and cyber-bullying. The play has been shown to hundreds of children around the UK and was also shown to a sample of local primary schools in February 2017. It was very positively received. ‘In the Net’ is designed to introduce and explore concepts such as:

  • Safe internet use
  • Keeping personal information safe
  • The effects of cyber-bullying on others
  • What to do if you are being cyber-bullied
  • What to do when you get that ‘Uh-Oh!’ feeling
  • What to do if you have questions or concerns
  • Two evening performances have been secured for parents and carers only, you can book directly via the links below, please book early to avoid disappointment. The performance will be followed by a brief presentation by local authority safeguarding lead(s).
  • Further information about the play and about AlterEgo Theatre Group can be found at:
  1. Retro Suite – Thursday 25th January 2018
  2. Melton Theatre – Tuesday 20th February 2018

“Ask the Police” App – Ask the Police is an App that answers many questions that commonly come through to the Call Management Department.Please see the link below for more information:

WING WI meeting February 8th 2018 7.30pm

 Helen Phillips will be speaking on

“The Master Craftsmen of Kashmir……….

………………………………… And the search for the Real Pashmina”

You are all invited to attend, to what promises to be an interesting evening. Helen is the founder of ‘Door to the Himalayas’ her interest in this rural area began in 2010. Her company offers the opportunity for the artisans and Master craftsmen to sell to a wider market. Helen has more recently worked with women’s groups and her work continues. Do put this date in your diary and come to hear her fascinating story. We will welcome men too!!

Helen will be bringing items for sale (credit cards accepted!)

If, at all possible, would you please let the WI know if you are hoping to attend but you can just turn-up!

To help cover expenses the WI has to charge 3 pounds but that does include a cup of tea and some cake!

Judith 01572 737761 .

Important Meeting at the Village Hall on Wednesday 17th at 7pm to consider a major change in the way the money is collected for the maintenance and repair of the village hall is used.

The Parish Council wish to change the Wing Community Charity Governance document the allow the money collected by the Village Hall Committee to be used for anything the Parish Council deem to benefit the village.

BUT the villagers who set up the Charity specifically insert words to safeguard the money so it would not be used for anything other than the repair and maintenance of the Village Hall. This smart move has enabled us to keep the Village Hall in good condition when village halls over the country are falling into disrepair.

This has not prevented the Hall from being used for other fundraising functions provided it is made clear that the fundraising PROVIDING it is made clear that the funds would not go towards the upkeep of the hall. The organizer just hires the hall for the length of time required.

This has worked without problems for 30+ years.

If the safeguard is removed the money for repair and maintenance could be taken for any purpose that the Parish Council see fit, supplementing the Precept, the tax that is levied on every resident and which they should work within… and the hall will suffer.


We have some exciting sessions lined up for the next couple of months, see below.
You are also more than welcome to come along and bring whatever  you may be working on for example crocheting or painting. We also have various games if you don’t fancy being creative.

Feb 8th, Wing Village Hall – Computer and tablet help

Feb 22nd, Manton Village Hall – Folk Art demo and have a go ??
Folk art are the beautiful paintings you see on canal boats.

March 8th, Wing Village Hall – Calligraphy demo and have a go
Pens and calligraphy paper will be provided.

March 22nd, Manton Village Hall – Scrabble and other board games or book making ??

Each session runs from 2.30 – 4.30. Cost £3 to include tea and cake
ALL WELCOME, we have people from all villages, Oakham and Uppingham too.
Contact: Wing: Joanne 737286,
Manton: Helen 737157,

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