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Prepared Citizens

Before the next Village Hall Committee meeting, on Jan 10, 2017, Joanne Beaver has arranged for Alison Flemming, from the Prepared Citizen Initiative of  LLR Prepared (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland) to come and give a presentation and briefing about how the Prepared Citizen initiative would work in a small village. This will be open to any interested resident, not just the Village Hall Committee and the Parish Council.

The meeting will start 30 minutes earlier than the normal Village Hall Committee at 7pm and include time for any questions.

Community Resilience is a central government initiative that resulted following Sir Michael Pitt’s recommendation in his 2008 report into the previous year’s major floods, that the Government “… should establish a programme to support and encourage individuals and communities to be better prepared and more self reliant during emergencies, allowing the authorities to focus on those areas and people in greatest need”. It encourages individuals and communities to place themselves in a position to help themselves in times of trouble when the Emergency Services might be unable to reach them quickly. There are no statutory responsibilities placed on organisations to undertake this work, but LLR Prepared is committed to helping communities plan and prepare in order to make our region as resilient as it can be.

LLR Prepared will be inviting people who are already volunteers to sign up as Prepared Citizens. Invitations will be sent on our behalf by the volunteering organisations that agree to participate.

What is a Prepared Citizen? Someone who agrees they would be willing to participate if a community response needs to be organised in their community AND who signs up to our Alerting System so they can receive call out messages.

What might a Prepared Citizen be expected to do? Participate in a community response team, help to identify residents who require additional support, perhaps help to run a rest centre for evacuated families, provide catering for those without gas and electricity, clear snow and debris – many potential activities depending on the nature of the incident BUT NONE that would place them at personal risk.

Clean for the Queen

  1. CLEAN FOR THE QUEENWell. The Day has come and is going. The weather was just right, not too hot and no rain. As usual there were almost too many volunteers for this community activity. The various teams spread out and covered as many of the village roads as possible. There was a Bicycle found lurking in a ditch and the finders David and Alison Saviour, having dragged it back to the hall were given the prize. Richard Tulloch, organiser of the extravaganza has decided that if there are no claimers for the bike he will use it in his next Christmas show. Apparently he has the ability to right a cycle backwards. Here are a few shots taken during the morning to let you people who preferred lying abed to see what you missed.

All my own work

Wing’s very own Bag Lady!

Were Allright

We’re only here for the tea (WiFi) John Oakley, in his new role as Ambassador for BT Internet, popped into the hall to collect his mail while all the work was going on. He was quite indignant to find BT had cleared his fault off as User Error, when in fact he has had no internet for the best part of a week and it looks like for a few more days he is going to be equally deprived of stimulation.

Just like that

Another of Richard’s fishing stories

The collection

Most, but not all, that was collected from around our village.

I shall sit on it backwards

Of course, you have to imaging I am facing the rear.


Is this the Royal Gardener?

The Bike that was found had on it some labels in English and German, here is a shot of them in case they help with identification. The bike itself is not in bad condition and could easily be brought back to a working condition. If there are no owner to claim it does anyone want it? It is heading for the tip otherwise.

Bike labels

Investigation has established where the bike came from and who dumped it.

As can be seen from the collection of full black bags, a successful day was had, with more unfortunately out there.

Any Volunteers?

Allotments available

Allotments available at Wing.

Contact Mick Rodgers. Tel 01572737475

Floral Contribution

These allotments border the Preston Road into Wing village, earlier maps show the land to be used as a “mortar pit”. Allotment holders occupy full and half plots on this area of made up land; plots are let on an annual basis.

Festive Celebration
Vegetable Production

The allotments provide an open environment for meeting with an opportunity for enthusiasts to grow vegetables and flowers.




Clerk: Mrs Susan Awcock





As an election has not been called any person meeting the criteria to be a councillor can apply to be co-opted as a member of Wing Parish Council.

Please submit by letter your interest and reason for applying to the above address by Wednesday 9th September 2015.

Please see attached correspondence.

Wing Parish Councillors will consider all applications and make their decision prior to the next council meeting scheduled for 23rd September 2015.

Yours faithfully

Susan Awcock, Clerk to Wing Parish Council.