Set in late 19th century Russia, where people are experiencing change and facing an uncertain future, Chekhov’s great comedy is very relevant today. David Hare’s new version was premiered at Chichester in 2015 and transferred to the National Theatre in 2016 to great acclaim.
The next Shoestring Theatre production is at Stamford Arts Centre at 7.45pm from Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th March.
Last Monday a discerning group of judges visited Wing to judge the Advent Windows. Led by ‘senior judge ‘ aka Jo Douglas, a group from Nordic Walkit took on the unenviable task of selecting ‘Best in Show’.
After a careful walk around the village, they returned to Joanne Beaver’s home for seasonal refreshments.
Fuelled by soup, garlic bread, mulled wine and mince pies, the debate raged, all shouting for their favourite. Finally after several rounds of voting, by the narrowest margins, the final selection was agreed. So Congratulations to Ros and Robert King ,Carolyn and Mike Sayers and Sally Rowsell and Family.
Tomorrow Saturday 21st December is this year’s last Oakham Farmers Market from 8am to 2pm in Gaol Street. Get stocked up with Wing’s Vivia Crump’s Chutneys and Relishes and Sausage rolls. Also Christmas gift packs of two or three chutneys for sale.
WING UPDATE – ST GEORGES BARRACKS (SGB) – DECEMBER 2019
The Chief Executive and Cabinet at Rutland County Council are very focused on pushing all matters related to SGB through as quickly as possible!
Until the Local Plan review takes place in the Spring it is important that we continue to try and make our Council see sense. It is therefore essential for us to do a number of things: attend and speak at all Council meetings, express our concerns in letters to the press and talk to people throughout the County about the consequential and catastrophic effects St George’s will have on Rutland, our rural roads and the local economies in our market towns.
We must make each and every stage as difficult as possible for the Council so that a full and fair consultative process is now followed. So far it has not been so.
A reminder of the reasons why we must not be defeated by the Council’s and the MOD’s insistence that SGB is a viable site. Government planning rules state:-
The Council MUSTLISTEN to the views of the community.
EMPLOYMENT must come FIRST – that’s “PROVEN” jobs before houses.
PLANNING must follow – “RIGHT HOMES RIGHT PLACE”.
Our Objectively Assessed Housing need states 160 house PA across Rutland – which we can more than provide for within our county towns and many villages.
Our CURRENT LOCAL PLAN is VALID until a new plan is inspected and adopted.
In order to keep up a continued presence and therefore pressure, we ask as many people as possible to attend the next two meetings at the Council offices. We are hoping to overfill the chamber so PLEASE give an hour or so of your time to make sure that both RCC and our Cabinet and Councillors are fully aware that YOU will not be a push over!
Spread the word please to as many people as you can including those in other villages and our towns. It is important that the Council start to see this as a county wide issue.
VILLAGERS PLEASE ATTEND THESE MEETINGS
Thursday 19th December 7pm
This is a Public Scrutiny Meeting with an agenda to scrutinise the upcoming documents for a Cabinet meeting planned for the 23rd December. A 450 page document covering this was released to the public last Friday (13th). You are allowed to ask questions if you attend (according to strict rules) but listening in is fine too. Understanding what is going on is essential for future enjoyment of your County.
Monday 23rd December 6pm
Cabinet meeting – This is for the Cabinet to discuss and decide what they will present to our Councillors for their decisions in January.
At both meetings the agenda items will include:
Whether to recommend to our Councillors the acceptance of the terms and conditions for the HIF fund (this may in part be a closed room as we are actually not privy to budgetary information).
The Spatial Strategy of Rutland – that is a decision on how SGB could fit in within Rutland – is it a new Community somewhere between the size Oakham & Uppingham or NOT RIGHT FOR RUTLAND?
SGB vs Woolfox
Cost assessment (EXEMPT REPORT)
Produced on behalf of the Concerned Residents of Wing (CROW)
The Kiriki Club bring a stellar line up of five singers and multi-instrumentalists who make the party happen. Rooted in vintage sounds and styles they mix 40’s / 50’s jumpin’ R & B with exotic sounds from around the world and surprising versions of pop classics.
Tickets are available now @ £10.50 each from John Hackett 01572 737394.
Just to cheer you up for the holiday season. Climate change is real according to an independent scientific group https://climatecentral.org/what-we-do . If we do NOTHING this is what the coastline will look like in 30 years. The red bits will be the North Sea.