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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


If you have any questions, please contact the Healthwatch office on 0116 2518313 or


Where do I look for local news on the internet?

We have several sites where you can find Wing news on the internet.

We use “appropriate technology” to reach the widest audience.

The “master site” is the Wing Community website

All articles that are posted to the Wing Community website are also automatically posted to the Facebook page “Wing Community” and Twitter “@wingrutlanduk” but they are removed periodically by Facebook and Twitter.

There is also a local neighbourhood site Nextdoor.

(There is also a closed Facebook “Wing Community Group” but that is not used very much now we have Nextdoor.)

Nextdoor is like a simple Facebook with few functions other than posting and replying to messages, which as also sent to your email address. But it is the most heavily used of all the message facilities because it is so simple and, unlike the Wing Community website, any member can post or send a private message to anyone else in their neighbourhood.

You can get more details here , everything you wanted to know but never dared ask!

But remember there is always the Rutland Water Beneface Magazine, aka the Parish Mag, for those residents who don’t have nor don’t want to have the internet or just want to savour the news in printed form.

All these sources are edited by the same staff – me.

John Oakley

New Urgent Care Opening Times At Oakham Hospital

For people outside of Leicester city – in Leicestershire county and in Rutland – there are urgent care centres. These offer a range of treatment for minor illnesses and injuries including, cuts, stomach upsets, burns and strains. You will be seen by an experienced nurse, without an appointment. You do not need to be registered to attend these services. X-ray is available at some locations. There are five such centres in Leicestershire and Rutland.

New opening hours for urgent care services in East Leicestershire and Rutland

From 1 April 2019, urgent care services will be open for longer. When GP surgeries close at 6:30pm, the urgent care services will open, making it much clearer for patients where to go, and when.  The change also brings much greater efficiency and reduces overlap in hours between GP surgeries and urgent care services.

From the same date, these new opening hours also apply to the new Enderby Urgent Care Centre, based at Enderby Leisure Centre.

The new opening times are listed below.

Area Location Weekdays Weekends & Bank Holidays
Blaby Enderby Leisure Centre 6:30pm – 9pm 9am – 7pm
Lutterworth Feilding Palmer Hospital No change (In-hours care via GP practice, no evening service) 9am – 7pm
Market Harborough St Luke’s Hospital 6:30pm – 9pm 9am – 7pm
Melton Mowbray Melton Hospital 6:30pm – 9pm 9am – 7pm
Oadby Oadby Walk-in Centre 8am – 9pm 8am – 8pm
Oakham Rutland Memorial Hospital 6:30pm – 9pm 9am – 7pm


New Urgent Care Opening Times At Oakham Hospital

The East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG has decided that Oakham’s Rutland Memorial Hospital will be open on weekdays from 6.30pm to 9pm and weekends and bank holidays from 9am to 7pm for patients using the 911 service, GP referrals or requiring walk-in urgent treatment.

Urgent care services, which offer appointments with a GP or Nurse, can be accessed by patients if they need medical attention for conditions which are not life-threatening.

Tim Sacks, Chief Operating Officer, at ELR Clinical Commissioning Group said: “Local people have told us that having services close to home is important to them.

“They’ve also told us that services need to be simpler so its clearer where they need to go when they have an urgent care need.

“We’ve listened and are changing the opening hours of some of our urgent care centres so that they are open when local GP practices close, making it simpler for people to know which service to go to when.

“We believe the changes will help to improve access to urgent care services for all of our patients but should also ease the pressure on our accident and emergency departments.”

The new services across East Leicestershire and Rutland will be provided by DHU Health Care and the East Leicestershire and Rutland GP Federation following a procurement process.

The Managing Director of DHU Urgent Care Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, Simon Harris said: “We are proud to be the delivery partners to operate and manage the out of hours services across East Leicestershire and Rutland.

“We’re looking forward to offering patients the benefits of our experience running urgent care services which are joined up with NHS111 to give people access to a range of out of hours care that meets their needs.”

ELR CCG is formed of GPs from 31 practices in the south and east of Leicestershire and Rutland serving around 327,000 patients.

It is led by a Governing Body comprising elected GP members, a secondary care clinician and lead nurse, independent lay members, representatives of Healthwatch and senior managers.

It is supported by a team of staff overseeing the daily business of the CCG.

Parish Council Elections – May 2

Information for Candidates and Agents

Here you will find information for prospective candidates wanting to stand in May’s local elections and their election agents.

Nomination Packs

You can obtain a nomination pack from Bryan Spooner, Wing Lodge, Middle St, Wing ( 01572 737281 ), the Council Offices or download and print a County Councillor or Parish Councillor pack yourself here.

The covering letter gives specific details on when and how to return nomination papers.

Please remember, nomination packs must be returned by hand by no later than 4.00pm on 3 April 2019.

Election Timetable

The local government election timetable for the 2nd May shows key dates including the deadline when nominations can be accepted, the last date for registration application and absent vote applications.

Postal Vote Opening

Postal votes received at the council are opened during postal votes opening sessions which candidates and their agents will be invited to.

These sessions are not open to the public.  Postal votes opening sessions are due to take place at 11.00am on:

  • 17 April 2019
  • 23 April 2019
  • 25 April 2019
  • 1 May 2019

All sessions will take place in the Council Chamber at Catmose.

A further session will take place on Polling Day (2 May 2019) at 12.00pm.

Verification and Counting of Votes

The counting of votes will take place in Oakham at Victoria Hall at 10.00am on Friday 3 May 2019, the day after the election.

While we will do our best to complete the count on the Friday, depending on how many Council Wards and parishes are contested, it may require us to continue the count on the Saturday.

The count is a closed event attended by invitation only, but it is something that many candidates and agents will wish to attend.

Further Information

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact us by emailing:

Alternatively, please call: 01572 720907 or 01572 758385.

Recruitment of new Parish Clerk to Wing Parish Council

The post of Parish clerk to Wing Parish Council will be vacant from 1 June 2019.

Applications, preferably from the local area, are invited to fill this position. See the ‘Job Application Pack’ below for this notice.

Deadline 12.00 noon Wednesday 24 April 2019.

The application form can be obtained from Bryan Spooner, Wing Lodge, Middle St, Wing or downloaded from Wing Parish Clerk vacancy application form

Call My Bluff

Friday, 12th April, 7.15pm. Wine tasting “Call my Bluff” evening with cheese supper and raffle in the Village Hall. All proceeds to the Village Hall fund. Fun evening complete with great surprise Bluffers and wines chosen by Charles Gallimore.  Seating will be tables of 6 – make up a table or join a table on the night.

Paying bar with the cheese supper.

Tickets £12 to include supper and wines per table during the tasting from

Lynne – or

Helen –

Raffle tickets can be purchased on the evening.

If you are able to donate a raffle prize please deliver to Lynne or Helen before the event.