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DOVE HOSPICE RUTLAND



We are so blessed to have this wonderful resource right in the heart of our Benefice at Ridlington.


DOVE Day Hospice – Rutland provides  day care for people with a life limiting illness, giving their carers  much needed respite.

Founded on Christian principles, the hospice welcomes anyone who can benefit from its services. People are often not aware that they can self refer. Following a home visit, the Clinical Lead advises whether time at the HOSPICE would be beneficial.

At present  the hospice does not deal with people with dementia. If there was sufficient need for this service, Dove would identify the viability of offering a dedicated day for dementia sufferers in the future.


We are self funding and rely on the generosity of the  people of Rutland to fund this much needed facility.


A team of unpaid volunteers cook a 3 course lunch, run sessions for arts and craft, pilates, meditation, massage and other events.The hospice relies on the volunteers who support the team of palliative care professionals


Last year,we managed to raise £26,000, we need £50,000, so ideas for fundraising are gratefully received


We are grateful for your support. May we wish you and your families a Very Happy New Year.
Tel 01572 722630.   rutland@dovecottage.org

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Wing Parish and The Great War 1914 – 1918


From David Seviour 19/11/2018

During my research for ‘A History of Wing Village and Its Setting 1066 – 2018’ I noted the Church memorial plaque related to the installation of its clock to commemorate those residents killed during this great and terrible war. I made mention of this in the book and specifically mentioned the Rector’s Wife, Mrs Taverner and the commemoration of their son, Arthur Fred Taverner, 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry, who died as a result of wounds received in the Battle of the Somme. Arthur Taverner stood in Wing for the grief within thousands of communities at the loss of their young men between 1914 and 1918.

It was only later, after the book had been printed, that in a two hour conversation with Dorothy Buckby, that we touched on this same subject and she lent me a commemorative book produced by the Rutland Record Society in 1919. Few copies perhaps survive, but it sets out a comprehensive listing of those Rutland residents who served in the Great War.

It reveals that in 1911, Wing’s population stood at 297, comprising 142 males and 155 females, in 72 families. 66 males joined HM Forces representing 46.4 % of the male population. 9 were killed, representing 13.6% of those joining and 6.3% of the male population. Significantly, it also states that 14 were disabled, 9.8% of the male population and 21.2% of those joining the forces. There is a comprehensive list of all those who served and of those who died.

This same book also reveals some of the faces of those boys and men from Wing and surrounding villages who died, 19 year old Arthur Taverner is in the centre, and other names, Bagley, Baines and MacGregor, appear in other parts of the Village History.

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David Seviour 19/11/2018

Lest We Forget


By Andrew Griffin, Uppingham.

It suddenly occurred to me that the wonderful displays in various shops and businesses around the town in support of Remembrance will not be seen again in our lifetimes and there ought to be a record. I have put together this little slideshow in an attempt to preserve it and to remember those who gave their lives for our freedom. Although I have not yet completed the Poppy Appeal count, I am convinced that the efforts by these businesses have substantially affected the amount of money raised for the Royal British Legion

Ladies Fashion Show and Pop up Shop


Barnsdale Lodge Hotel.

Wednesday 14 November.

Doors Open 7pm, show starts 7:30
Buy your favourite High Street Brands at 50% off or more !!
Tickets, to be bought in advance.
£10 includes a complementary drink.
Raffle.

Tickets and more information from MAUREEN 01780 460504 or FAY 01572 813325
Inner Wheel Fundraiser to benefit FOR RUTLAND

AUCTION of PROMISES WING  VILLAGE  HALL Friday 23 MARCH 7:30


Come and enjoy a fun evening with Rutland’s Celebrity Auctioneer

JEFF DALE
Snap up some spectacular lots.

Fancy a ride in a classic Bentley?

Treat friends to wine and cheese in a  13th Century Crypt,  have a pamper session, fancy a hand-tied bouquet?

Lunch at Hambleton Hall? Sunday lunch in a beautiful country pub? ,

Hate ironing? Let someone do it for you.

Lunch or supper for 6  prepared in your own home.

See website http://www. dovecottage.org for a full list of promises
Tickets £5 to include a ploughman’s supper. Licensed bar.

Tickets  from 01572 722630  rutland@dovecottage.org or any volunteer.

( Joanne beawingj@gmail.com 737286 will have some)

FUTURE EVENTS
The High Sheriff is hosting a golf day on Monday 23 April, Dove will benefit from a share of the profits.
7 MAY, Braunston Show is supporting Dove
3 JUNE. See Dove at Rutland Show
7 JULY Our popular Strawberry tea returns
11 SEPTEMBER  Golf day at Rutland Water Golf Club
13 OCTOBER  Lantern Walk in Oakham

OAKHAM IS YOUR COUNTY TOWN!


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.

THIS WILL AFFECT YOU

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION!

[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

rburkitt@rutland.gov.uk , moxley@rutland.gov.uk & lstephenson@rutland.gov.uk