At 11:00 today, having finished the aerobics at the hall I did a trip round the route Wing, Preston, Manton and back via Manton hill.
The hill out of Wing by the Camp site is tricky but quite passable, some slush on the downhill side. Uphill black tarmac.
The Preston road is OK bar from about twenty metres just before the barn conversion where drifting has reduced it to single track.
Preston to Manton on the main road is black Tarmac, as is the turn in to Manton.
Turning off down the road to the station is passable with a vehicle with high ground clearance. A Range Rover, possibly Sally’s went carefully through and there was daylight below the chassis. I got through with my Vauxhall Insignia and felt it riding up on the central part of the snow drift remains. The road is mostly single track.
At no time was I stuck or in trouble but if you don’t need to use the road don’t bother.
A little academic now but the roadway up to the Hall car park has been cleared and is black tarmac. The footpaths all round the hall and as far as the Church entrance are clear and gritted. The car park itself which is horizontal is still covered with snow but although messy underneath is no problem to drive on with just a modicum of Cocum.
The snow in Wing is now somewhat thicker but today, Thursday, it was possible to get out of the village with care towards Preston. Early afternoon I came back to Wing from Preston and with the increased wind the road was getting drifts across, reducing it in places to single track working.
I am trying to get the road up to the Hall car park clear for a Funeral tomorrow Friday. It is clear now but I won’t know what things are like till the morning. The wind has dropped as I right this. I will try to get an up to date on line tomorrow but my priority is snow clearing.
As of midday Wednesday 28 February, the side roads in wing are very difficult. I was able to get to Uppingham via Preston but I found it difficult with a normal 2WD car. I would not advise using that route unless you are experienced in snow and have a 4×4.
I have not bothered to clear the drive up to the hall. It is still snowing in Wing as this is written.
The posters from the Neighbourhood Plan Exhibition on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th are available here
Thank you to everyone who came to the Wing Neighbourhood Plan event last weekend. If you were unable to attend, here are the Information Boards that were on display. We would like your comments and suggestions on the information. If you do not wish to reply via the website please send to Nicky Lyttelton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks again for your participation.
Wednesday 27 February 12:00
Roads in and out of Wing village are clear. with gritters overnight and again mid morning. Biggest problem is cars running out of road.
The slope up to the hall has snow on it but was passable when I was there mid morning.
It is with great sadness that I have to report that Brenda passed away on Friday evening, after a long and distressing illness. I’m sure all our thoughts are with Bryan and her family.
Her funeral service will be held in the Church on Friday, 2nd March, at 11:30 am, followed by refreshments in the Village Hall.
Sunday 18th Feb
King’s Arms pub tomorrow evening
The pub is open from 6.30pm with the quiz itself starting at 7.30pm.
It’s £5 a TEAM of 4 including chips in the interval, teams of up to 4 with a prize for the winner, a snowball prize with the balance of proceeds going to Air Ambulance.