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Quiz and Chips – 14th March

Join us on Saturday 14th March for a quiz evening with chip shop delivery at the interval.

Teams of 4 to test their general knowledge against our evening quiz masters, Lyn and Ken Walsh. Doors open at 6.45pm for a 7.15pm  quiz start. Bar and raffle as usual.

Please contact Helen or Lyn on or  to book either in teams or individuals to make up a team.

Tickets £5 per person which includes a fresh bag of chips plus ketchup/mayonnaise/curry sauce. Booking essential to confirm chip shop delivery! Raffle donations gratefully received!

The Seagull

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The Seagull

by Anton Chekhov in a new version by David Hare

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. 

Wing Advent Windows

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.

Thank You, Rhiannon, for organising it.




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 MUST LISTEN to the views of the community.
  • EMPLOYMENT must come FIRST – that’s “PROVEN” jobs before houses.
  • 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.


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

Transport Reviews

Environmental Reviews



Cost assessment (EXEMPT REPORT)

Produced on behalf of the Concerned Residents of Wing  (CROW)

CROW contacts:

Ken Siddle –

John Dejardin –

– Source documents below


Wing Village Hall

Saturday February 15, 2020 @ 7.30pm

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.