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New labyrinth


My wife Lesley and l recently invited friends, family and neighbours to help us with the Dedication Ceremony (inauguration) of our new Chartres-inspired labyrinth, which has been two years in the making here at Chater Valley Farm, Pilton. The labyrinth is open to the public but we just ask that people wishing to walk it contact us beforehand in case we’re tied up with farm work. Here is a link to the Veriditas website telling you about labyrinths. https://veriditas.org/New-to-the-Labyrinth.

I trained as a Labyrinth Facilitator with Veriditas last year at Bedford University. Our labyrinth is a “medieval” design based on the famous labyrinth at Chartres cathedral in France. We were inspired to build it after reading the words of Danish philosopher and poet Soren Kierkegaard, who said: 

“Every human being comes to earth with sealed orders. However we need the tools to find our orders and decipher them. Many people find their way to the labyrinth in searching for their own special talents. The labyrinth is a transformational tool that can help people discover their sealed orders.”

The labyrinth and the meditative walks it offers is the final step in the offerings here ar Chater Valley, which include ‘Back to Nature’ Retreats, Equine Therapy, Biofield Tuning, Sound (& Gong) Therapy & Healing, and Wellness workshops.

So there are now two labyrinths in Rutland that we are aware of. The other one, known simply as The Old Maze, is of course in Wing itself and is one of only eight surviving turf labyrinths, and has existed for a couple of hundred years.

We shall occasionally be organising special hosted events such as combined SoundBaths and candlelit labyrinth walks. Email us if you’d like to know the dates.

Or if you’d prefer to walk the labyrinth alone or with friends please call us on 01780 720660 or 07768 466968.

Malcolm & Lesley Malcolm@chatervalley.com

Herds of Words and Hosts of Notes


Friday, June 7, 7pm

Wing Parish Church

Herds of Words

Scan 4You are all invited to an evening of poetry and readings, fun, laughter and nibbles at Wing Church kept in order by

Bob Rollett

– the narrator of 350 audiobooks

and

Hosts of Notes

tunefully arranged and blown for you by

The Beaufort Wind Quintet

 

An entertaining programme of poetry and prose totalling well under 2 hours … including musical intervals

Tickets £12 (to include drink and nibbles) from Jeffy Wood 01572 737465 Jane Peach 01572 737220 Alice Hill 01572 737516

All proceeds in aid of St. Peter and St Paul’s Church, Wing.

Wing Community Centre Annual General Meeting Tuesday 28th May 2019 at 7.30 pm (Rescheduled)


Wing Community Centre Annual General Meeting Tuesday  28th May 2019 at 7.30 pm

Agenda

1. Welcome  and Apologies

2. Minutes of AGM held on 21 st May, 2018.

3. Matters arising from above Minutes.

4. Chairman’s Report for year ending March 31 st , 2019

5. Treasurer’s Report for year ending March 31 st , 2019

6. Election of Committee for year May 2019/20 (7 places plus 2 trustee representatives).

7. AOB

Sally Cox – Chair – The Old Hall, Wing, Rutland.
Tel: 07976936509/mrssallycox@hotmail.com

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.

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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 www.healthwatch.co.uk/what-would-you-do

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Healthwatch office on 0116 2518313 or emailenquiries@healthwatchll.com

 

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 wingrutland.uk

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