Judith Oakley


Vote for Judith Oakley for Wing Parish Council – May 2nd 2019

We are lucky to live in Wing, in a safe and happy community, where young and old intermingle.

I have lived in Wing for nearly 20 years and have been visiting here for over 50 years as my sister, Sheila Casey, ran the village shop and post office. For many years I have spent long periods in the US with my husband John, but continued to organize many lunches and quilt shows in the Village Hall and have raised a lot of money for various charities.

I value the presence of the Village Hall and the preservation of the Parish Church.

I am also the President of the Wing Women’s Institute and I hope that it flourishes for many more years. New members are always welcome!

I was born in Market Harborough and attended the Grammar School, followed by Totley Hall Teacher Training College in Sheffield.

I married John and had two daughters whilst also working as a Home Economics teacher. In my early career I taught in Luton and then in one of the best schools in Hertfordshire. For many years I was on the board of governors at Parmiter’s School and was very involved with the Parents and Teachers Association.

I was very happy to move back to the area and I know that Wing is a very special place. I live in the heart of the village and spend many hours trying to tame my garden, look after my very old dog and participate in village life, especially the coffee mornings, the Feldenkrais classes and quilting at the Village Hall. You can often find me chatting to whoever passes by our house on Top Street, particularly if they have a friendly dog.

Judith Oakley

Stamford Shoestring Theatre

Stamford Shoestring Theatre


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Stamford Arts Centre, Tuesday 4th – Saturday 8th June at 7.45pm

and outdoors at Browne’s Hospital, Stamford at 2pm on Sunday 23rd June

  A cast of 40 actors and musicians tell this remarkable true story of a 17th Century Derbyshire village stricken with plague through the arrival of an infected box of clothing from London. The villagers make a heroic decision, persuaded by the present and former Rectors, to prevent its spread by remaining within the village at the certain risk of their own lives.

Tickets from the Box Office, Stamford Arts Centre, 01780 480846 and http://www.stamfordartscentre.com

Long Term Parish Councillors Retire

Thank you to Tony Clark (96) who has been a long-standing member of Wing Parish Council, including sometimes being Chairman, since the 1970s, and Bryan Spooner, who has been a member of the Parish Council for 22 years, Bryan remembers joining in 1997 and is the present retiring Chairman.
Wing thanks you both for all your hard work for us.


An aMAZEing Mini-Marathon on Saturday 13th April, starting at 10.30a.m. from the Maze

This went exceptionally well and £300 was raised – well done to Gloria and Dennis for arranging and to all who took part to make it such a successful event.

An Invitation from Gloria Whight:

On May 10th 2003 I did The Moonwalk in London, and the Village generously sponsored me during my training by doing a village moonwalk around the Buttonhole. This year I am asking you to sponsor Siobhan Reilly, a young Wing resident, who is currently training to take part in The London Marathon for her chosen Charity – The Woodland Trust. I am, therefore, inviting and challenging you to take part in an aMAZEing Mini-Marathon on Saturday 13th April, starting at 10.30a.m. from the Maze and finishing there for a mini-brunch. Siobhan will be joining you – the walkers, runners, cyclists, dog walkers, etc. – as part of her training.

Please support this event.

We suggest a minimum donation of £5, please.

The Woodland Trust is the U.K.’s largest Conservation Charity, which protects, creates and restores the U.K.’s woodland for the benefit of people and wildlife

What Would You Do?

wwydnhsThe Government is investing an extra £20 billion a year in the NHS. Help your local NHS invest in the right support by sharing your ideas and experiences. #WhatWouldYouDo


What would you do to improve local health services?

With growing pressure on the NHS – an ageing population, more people living with long-term conditions, and lifestyle choices affecting people’s health – changes are needed to make sure everybody gets the support they need. The NHS has produced a ten-year plan, setting out all of the things it wants health services to do better for people across the country. Now your local NHS needs to hear from you about what those changes should look like in your community.


Share your views and help make care better. There are two public surveys to capture your views and you can fill in one or both of them.


Survey 1 – What would you do to give people more control of their care?


Tell us what your local NHS can do to help you and your community stay well and provide better support. Please complete the survey here.


Survey 2 – What would you do to give people better support?


The Long Term Plan sets out what the NHS wants to do better, including providing better support for people with cancer, mental health conditions, heart and lung diseases, long-term conditions, such as diabetes and arthritis, learning disabilities, autism, and for people as they get older and experience conditions such as dementia.


Your local NHS needs to hear from you about how it can provide better care for people living with these conditions. Please complete the survey here.


For more details on ‘What Would You Do?’, please visit www.healthwatch.co.uk/what-would-you-do


If you have any questions, please contact the Healthwatch office on 0116 2518313 or emailenquiries@healthwatchll.com