As many of you know Wing has, as many villages have, a 100 Club. People can buy shares in this club and once a month there are 3 members who are “picked out of a hat” to win prizes. This is normally done at the Thursday morning coffee morning but in view of Corvid-19 the village hall is closed until further notice. But the draw has been taking place! The winners have been notified but here are the results for the rest of us.
Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, we are now offering some virtual sessions as trial. Via telephone or online with Zoom or Skype (using a suitable mobile phone, tablet, laptop or computer), each lasting up to 40 minutes
Please let us know if you would like to take part, so far, we are offering: –
Virtual Coffee morning via phone or Zoom
Virtual Afternoon tea via phone or Zoom
Virtual Group meeting via phone or Zoom
IT support via phone or Skype
Cooking groups online only
Seated Exercise online only
Music and coffee online only
Quiz or Bingo Via phone or Zoom
If you would like to try any of the above or have another suggestion for us totry, please telephone
Yvonne 01572 770324
Penny 01572 822171
If you need help getting Zoom installed on your mobile phone, tablet, laptop or computer we have Digital Champions who can help you over the phone or via Skype
Feel free to distribute this link to any family/friends who may be interested in attending the talk.
We have the capacity for 100 people to attend this session so entry is on a first come, first served basis.
Robert Miles will be our host and will be joined by Robin Buck, a Rutland resident who has an extensive vegetable farm and pack house operation just East of Spalding. Robert will be in conversation with Robin on the farm scale production of a wide variety of crops from the conventional, including peas and potatoes to the more exotic, such as artichoke, chicory, mooli and celeriac.
If you have missed any of the previous RAS Zoom talks, you can access them via the following Society webpage:
Calling all Wing children, grandchildren and adults too! Would you like to enter a free, fun art competition with a nature/wildlife theme? Pictures big or small are welcome using any medium you choose. If you don’t have paper or materials to use, please drop Carolyn an email (see below).
Our local artists Mary Rodgers and Angela Harding have kindly agreed to judge the entries with separate categories for children age 9 and under, those aged 10-15 and adults.
The best entries will be published on the Wing village website and the winning entry for each category will receive a £10 gift voucher plus goodies from Angela’s merchandise. When open again we would like to display the art in the church.
Please deliver entries with your name on the back and age (children only) into the porch at 2 Westhorpe Close by Saturday 30 May please.
Today, to celebrate the 75 year anniversary of the end of the War in Europe, Wing Village had intended to celebrate in style with street parties etc. Unfortunately, we are all “Locked Down”. Instead, we are going to ring these home made bells on a Cue from the Church clock at 15:00, or whenever it feels like it’s 15:00. Followed by a toast and eating of celebration cake.
Aujourd’hui, pour célébrer le 75e anniversaire de la fin de la guerre en Europe, Wing Village avait l’intention de célébrer avec style avec des fêtes de rue, etc. Malheureusement, nous sommes tous “enfermés”. Au lieu de cela, nous allons faire sonner ces cloches faites maison sur un signal de l’horloge de l’église à 15h00, ou chaque fois qu’il aura l’impression qu’il est 15h00. Suivi d’un toast et d’un gâteau de fête.
Heute, um das 75-jährige Jubiläum des Kriegsendes in Europa zu feiern, hatte Wing Village vorgehabt, mit Straßenfesten usw. stilvoll zu feiern. Leider sind wir alle “gesperrt”. Stattdessen läuten wir diese hausgemachten Glocken auf einem Stichwort von der Kirchenuhr um 15:00 Uhr oder wann immer es sich anfühlt, als wäre es 15:00 Uhr. Gefolgt von einem Toast und Essen von Festkuchen.
And here are “The Bells” Finished just on time last night.
Et voici “The Bells” Terminé juste à temps hier soir.
Und hier sind “The Bells”, die letzte Nacht pünktlich fertiggestellt wurden.
We are to celebrate the anniversary of V.E.Day this coming Friday. I will certainly do that, though in 1945 my day was not one of celebration. I was at that time doing my R.A.F. initial training at Torquay, following on from a University Air Squadron 6 months course and prior to going on to pilot training at Brough in Yorkshire. We were stationed at the converted Grand Hotel, which I believe had 7 floors. Following pre breakfast P.E. on the lawns of the nearby Belgrade Hotel and then breakfast we lined up for our quota of inoculations from the medics. Then the “fun” started. Our instructor, F/Sgt Brown, told us to get into full kit including gas masks and to assemble by the bottom of the lift shaft.
Obeying orders we did just that and he told us we needed exercise to get the inoculations firmly into our systems. “I am going to the top of the lift” he said “and when I get there I will blow this ere whistle and you will double up the stairs to me. Then I will go down again and blow it from the bottom and you will double down. We’ll repeat this until I think you’ve had enough. The day is then yours to celebrate.” Enough was a good hour later and most of us lay down on our bunks to recover. I awoke some time later and went down to Torquay centre just in time to get the last celebratory sandwiches and buns from the Salvation Army canteen.
Rutland County Council has launched a dedicated crisis helpline for vulnerable people who have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) and have no one to support them.
The NHS has been contacting people who have been identified as being extremely vulnerable to coronavirus because they have a serious health condition. These people are being urged to shield themselves and stay indoors and avoid contact with others for 12 weeks, during which time they can request support to help access food and medicine as part of a national support scheme. Further details of this can be found on the government’s website.
Rutland County Council has been supporting some of the county’s most vulnerable residents, who they have been made aware of, for the past few weeks with food deliveries, while the national scheme was implemented. They now want to make it as easy as possible for people to access the support available.
The crisis helpline is available for all people who are ‘shielding’ and have concerns about their access to food and medicine or they are feeling isolated and require support.
The crisis helpline is also available for people who do not meet the government’s criteria for ‘extremely vulnerable’ but due to their circumstances still require immediate support including vulnerable, self-isolating individuals who have nobody to get them food and medicines and are not in receipt of a government food parcel.
The number to call for help is: 01572 729603 and the helpline is available Monday to Friday (including bank holidays) from 9am to 8pm.
Wing Parish Council has created a COVID 19 response team with volunteers working to help support shielded, vulnerable and self-isolating Wing residents who need food and medicines and is working in parallel and with the knowledge of Rutland County Council. Susannah Fish, chairman of the COVID 19 response team says
“Wing has an amazing support network and volunteers who already are providing and are volunteering all kinds of help and support to our very close community. It is likely that if you do contact Rutland County Council directly you will be referred to the Wing COVID 19 response team in any case as it is there, up and running and available. So, I would suggest that in the first instance Wing residents contact the Wing helpline which is manned from 9am to 9pm every day as this will enable Rutland County Council to concentrate on supporting those in communities which are not so fortunate and do not have the close support networks that villages such as Wing has.”
Please do mention this note to any residents who you believe are vulnerable and have no access to other support. If anyone in Wing is aware of a neighbour or neighbours who have no help or support or where they are concerned for their welfare then please call the Wing helpline on 01572 373922. The COVID 19 response team will liaise with Rutland County Council as necessary in our efforts to ensure appropriate help and support is provided.