Wing Church Coffee Morning

Wing Church Coffee Morning is at Richard and Mary Tulloch, Glenverbie House, on Saturday 16 November at 10:30 am.

CHRISTMAS CARDS Christmas cards from Dove Day Hospice Rutland will be on sale at the church coffee morning on Saturday 16 November. Please support your local (Ridlington) Hospice . Buy your cards while enjoying delicious coffee and cake.

Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale

Stamford Shoestring’s next production is:



A pre-Christmas treat!

Don’t miss this chance to see what promises to be a highly entertaining and thought- provoking evening. 

Shakespeare’s Globe was packed to the rafters when Blue Stockings was first produced in 2013. Currently it is performed by theatre companies up and down the country and is hugely popular.

Girton College, Cambridge, was one of the first colleges in Britain to admit women.

The year is 1896 and Jessica Swale’s lively play tells the story of Tess Moffat and a group of ‘first-years’ determined to win the right to a degree. Their story is followed over one tumultuous year as they encounter the many hurdles in their way – the class divide, misogyny, and the university opposition – not to mention the distractions of love. Finally, the whole issue is put to the vote…

Love or knowledge: which would you choose?

In performance at the Stamford Arts Centre Theatre from:

Tues 3-Sat 7 December 7.45pm – tickets £10 (£8)

Box Office: 01780 763203 (An amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books)

St George’s Barracks, Edith Weston

There is a meeting of the Scrutiny Committee at Rutland County Council this Thursday at 19.30 at County Council Offices, Catmose, Oakham.

If you are interested in the proposals for the development of St George’s Barracks, Edith Weston for the proposed 2315 homes and a Business Park, then you may wish to attend. The Scrutiny Committee will be looking into the Corporate Plan proposed by the County Council where it would seem that the proposals are presented as being a “fait accompli” and if you are at all concerned at this approach by your County Council then attendance at this public meeting will provide you with further information and indicate your support or otherwise for the proposals.

The Corporate Plan is to be considered by scrutiny on 7 November (Thursday 7th November). You will find the papers here: Once opening the link above, then click on the calendar section for · 7.30 pm Special, Growth, Infrastructure and Resources Scrutiny Co, 07/11… you will see the proposed Corporate Plan under:

Thieves about in Wing!

Last night a lovely Land Rover Defender 90 had it’s bonnet, doors and other item removed and stolen right outside houses on Top Street.

You would think the noise created would have disturbed people in their sleep, but it seems not. These vehicles are particularly prone to this type of theft. There are additional security measures you can take and are well worth the effort. Land Rover forums on the web have loads of advice about this.

Please be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the Police on 101 or online at visit Click on “REPORT”.

Wing Festive Fun

Friday 20 December 6.30pm – 8pm

Father Christmas and his sleigh will tour the village to admire the decorated windows and will meet Wing children at the Village Hall for Hot chocolate and cupcakes and a small gift before everyone joins some Wing Wassailing.

Competitions including:
Decorated Wing Windows:
• Best Christmas Window
• Find the mistletoe
• Guess the Christmas Carol Window
Other favourites (in the Village Hall)
• Best Mince Pie
• Worst Christmas jumper
• Santa’s Sack lucky dip for Wing Children
• Wassail round the Christmas tree
• Guess the weight of the hamper

All welcome. Proceeds to the Church and the Village Hall

Tickets £5.00 per person. Wing children free

Look for details as we get nearer to Christmas

All welcome. Proceeds to the Church and the Village Hall

Rural Crime Week of Action

Rural Crime Week of Action

Sunday 6th – Sunday 13th October

The National Rural Crime Network is supporting the Rural Crime Week of Action being organised by the National Police Chiefs’ Council and forces across the country.

The aim of the week is to put the work being done to identify and tackle rural and wildlife crime in the spotlight and encourage more support for the efforts ensure communities across rural Britain are safe and feel safe.

Julia Mulligan, Chair of the National Rural Crime Network, said:

“Rural communities are too often ignored by those in positions of power because they’re hidden from view. I hope this Week of Action allows us to shine a light on the issues they face with crime and anti-social behaviour challenges just like any other part of the country, but also being more vulnerable because of their isolation and distance from support services of all kinds.

“Despite the passionate and professional police officers who serve communities day-in, day-out, we need government and all national organisations to better understand, represent and stand up for the 10.3 million people who live in rural areas.”

The National Rural Crime Network’s last national survey in 2018 examined the true state of crime and policing in rural communities. Its findings can be seen at

See more about what is happening in your area by searching for your local police force and Police and Crime Commissioner’s office.

New Year’s Eve


Saturday, 31th Dec, 9pm – 1am

We are planning a Village Hall disco evening to see in the New Year.

Why not come and join village friends and acquaintances and bring friends if you’d like to.

From 9pm onwards for an evening of nostalgic music of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.

We’d like several volunteers with a penchant for DJ’ing to put together a playlist each of their favourite disco party music which they will then DJ to the assembled party-goers – no getting off lightly – you will be Dj’ing your choices. There will be snacks available for those that feel they didn’t have enough dinner before they came and then a glass of fizz at midnight.

If the weather permits we may be able to conga round the car park and have our own outdoor rendering of Auld Lang Syne.

This will be a ticketed event to help us gauge numbers and it will be nominal cost. If you are able to contribute some nibbles then please let Lynne or Helen know. Contact Lynne ( or Helen ( to reserve tickets.

From the Heart of Rutland

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