A6003 Closed for 12 weeks



Oakham Road

Parish of Manton CP Order 2021

Rutland County Council District Council (‘the Council’) has powers under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (‘the Act’) to make traffic regulation orders affecting the adopted highway within the County of Rutland.

TAKE NOTICE THAT the Council now proposes to make an order entitled the Rutland County Council District Council (Temporary Diversion of Vehicular Traffic) Oakham Road Parish of Manton CP Order 2021 as the Council are satisfied that traffic on the road should be restricted because works are proposed to be executed on or near the road.

The effect of the order will be that during the dates and times specified below all vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding along the length of road known as Oakham Road from the junction with Lyndon Road to Uppingham Road

The closure is to enable Network Rail to undertake bridge demolition and rebuilding works.

The duration of the Closure shall be for a maximum period of six months from 12th April 2021 or until the works are completed.

It is anticipated the works will take 85 days. The closure shall come into force when the appropriate signs and diversion route are erected on site.

The duration of the Closure shall be as follows: from 12th April 2021 to 5th July 2021

The alternative route during the closure will be via the route shown on the attached plan and as shown on ( registration and sign on required. The alternate route will be shown nearer the start of work.)

The alternative route during the closure will be via the following streets: Uppingham Road, Oakham Road, Uppingham Roundabout, Duddington Way, Main Road, Morcott Road, Glaston Road, Barrowden Road, Peterborough Road, Leicester Road, A43 Stamford Road, Stamford Road, Kettering Road, A1 Northbound On Slip From A43, A1 J A43 Join N, A1 From B1081 To Unitary Boundary, A1 From J A43 To J A606 N, A1 J A606 Leave Including Two Way Section, Empingham Road, Audit Hall Road, Main Street, Whitwell Road, Barnsdale Hill, Stamford Road Roundabout and Burley Park Way with a reciprocal route.

Reasonable facilities will be provided to allow access to adjacent premises while the work is being carried out.

Any queries regarding the above please contact Mr B Rush, Network Co-Ordinator, Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP or telephone 01572 722577

Mark Andrews

Interim Chief Executive




Wing Auction Of Promises

The Auction of promises concluded on Sunday evening with one special late arrival promise ending on Monday evening – The Red Arrows visit.

The results of the funds raised through the call my bluff wine tasting ticket sales, auction of promises and the Red Arrows bid together totalled an amazing….

Total £4881.25!!!!

Well done to everyone involved and a huge thank you to both the promisers and the bidders.

This massive amount will provide nearly a third of the cost of rebuilding the wall.

There is more fund raising still needed and Paul Kitson will be carrying out a sponsored walk, endeavouring to complete the ‘Rutland Round’ non-stop on 26/27th April – a 62 mile walk! All proceeds will go to the Wall Fund – please sponsor him if you can. More details will be posted on NextDoor Wing.

Please pledge Paul a failed bid, preferably the largest one!. Paul says “You would have spent the money anyway, so spend on my walk!” Please send your pledges to this account / If anyone would like to join him on the walk he would be pleased to have you come along. If you wish to make a donation to the Wall Fund Raising, you can either give the money to Helen Cullen (and if you compete a gift aid form it will be worth 25% more) or use the Wing PCC Just Giving site:

Thank you all so much – what a wonderful community effort!

Best Wishes, The Wing Covid19 Team.

Friday 12 March to Sunday 14 March 2021

To raise further funds for the rebuilding of the Church wall.

Bids to be submitted no later than 10:00pm on Sunday 14th March 2021 to except the bids for item 38, the special Red Arrows visit will be extended to 10:00pm on Monday 15th March 2021

The highest bid for each item at that time will win.

LotPromiseDonated by
1A voucher for electric bike hire for one day for 2 adultsRutland Cycling
2Gucci Homme Sport scent for menRoberta Hale
3Afternoon tea with prosecco for 4 either delivered within 10 mile radius (Stamford, Corby, Market Harborough) or will host in Joanne’s garden on Church Street, Wing, Covid permitting. Offer valid until end September 2022. Date to be agreed.Joanne Beaver
4Voucher for 30 minute Back MassageRutland Health and Beauty, Oakham
5Junes Farm Grill Box for two people (contains 1 pack of 2 chunky pork chops, 1 pack of 2 pork shoulder steaks, 1 x 400 g of dices leg pork, 2 pack of 6 sausages (old English and Lincolnshire and 1 x pack of 2 gammon steaksJunes Farm, Whitwell
6Round of Golf with Robin Cullen at Luffenham Heath Golf ClubRobin Cullen
7An inside and outside car washJon Roberts
8A tandem bike for the day and luxury picnic (your choice of local location for picnic)Paul and Carolyn Comben
9A bottle of Woody’s home made Damson GinDavid Wood
10Tickets for a family of up to 5 for the Rutland Farming and Food Festival on Sunday 11th July 2021David Wood
11A Lady or Man Hair Cut Wash and Blow Dry by Nikki ThorpeGood Hair Days
12An Angela Harding Bumper Bundle (includes Kitchen Apron, Tea Cosy, 3x Note Books, Jigsaw, 2021 Wall Calendar, 3x Tea Towels and One pack of note cardsAngela Harding and Mark Dyas
13A glass vase arrangement of seasonal flowers on a mutually arranged dateAmanda Steele Flowers
14A primrose planter and a Cineraria SenettiRutland Water Nursery
15A Fiona Cairns Celebration Cake with personal message – choose from classic vanilla, chocolate salted caramel or lemon sponge (voucher valid for 12 months)Fiona Cairns
16An hour’s garden design or planting consultationPauline Pitts
17Meat Casserole or Fish Pie for 6 people (date by arrangement before 22nd June 2021)Fran Towell
18A Hambleton Farms meat joint hamper of beef, pork, lamb and gammon (each joint would feed a family bubble of four)William Nelson – Hambleton Farms Ltd
19A one hour’s gardening sessionAlisdair Orr
20A one hour’s Tennis lesson for a beginner / improverAlisdair Orr
21A voucher for a private tour of Rockingham Castle on a Sunday in Summer 2021. Tour to be given by Alison Loader, an accredited Castle GuideAlison Loader
22An Easter door or table flower arrangement your choiceAlison Loader
23Simnel Cake for Easter (contains nuts)Susannah Fish
24A plate of 6 cheese scones (2 lots on offer)Debbie Whight
25An afternoon tea with a garden visit for up to 6 people at Churchfield, Top Street, Wing June 2021 (date & time to be agreed) hopefully with sunshine included !David and Carole Morris
26A gorgeous deluxe Lalique scented diffuser and two candlesPhilip and Tracey Moores
27A voucher for two for a 3-course lunch or dinner from the menu of the day with coffee & chocolates at Hambleton HallSally Cox
28Loaf of sourdough breadAlice and David Hill
29A Jar of Three Fruit Marmalade and a jar of Seville Orange Marmalade (2 lots on offer)Alice and David Hill
30A weekday round of golf for two at Rutland Water Golf Course (voucher expires 31/12/2021)Robert Towell
31A fresh cream Victoria sandwich cakeDebbie Whight
322 CDs featuring David Hill
– JS Bach Trio of Sonatas for Two Harpsichords by David Ponsford and David Hill
– Howells Missa Sabrinensis with the Bach Choir and BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by David Hill
Alice and David Hill
33A collection of puzzle and word search books for adults (six books)Jon Roberts
34A delicous chocolate cakeMaureen Beaver
35Wooden Planter (30 long x 22 wide x 18 inches deep in treated timber)Richard Bateman
36A meal for two people at The Olive Branch, Clipsham (UK Pub of the Year 2021 in the Good Pub Guide)The Olive Branch, Clipsham
37 A tutored painting or drawing session for 2 people for two x 1 hourMary Rodgers
38A visit for 2 to the Red Arrows base at Scampton, Lincs. Half a day with the Red Arrows for 2 people. Go to Reds’ crew room, watch a sortie briefing, witness the display practice, and then return inside to see just how this world-famous aerobatic team debriefs every sortie.Clive Loader ( who will accompany the winners)
Note:Subject to final arrangements.

Winning bidders will be notified separately and connected with the promisees.

Christmas Cheer In Wing

Christmas Cheer in Wing

As you will recall, in May the Covid19 Group arranged VE day celebrations to bring the community together.  It was a great success and as Christmas approaches, we are announcing another event.

Wing ‘Christmas Cheer’ on 23rd December 2020

between 5:00 and 7:00 pm.

This will be an opportunity for everyone to have festive drinks (or non-alcoholic and children’s alternatives) and a mince pie and other festive fayre at various locations around the village. Santa will make an appearance, Christmas Carols, socially distanced, will be sung in the churchyard alongside opportunities to view the Christmas Lights and Advent Windows throughout the village.

We are delighted that so many people are already displaying festive lights and Advent windows around the village. The more the merrier – thank you! Do let us know if you are willing to participate and we will create a map to guide you around the village.  Please let us know by Saturday 5/12/2020

Mindful of the Covid19 rules, we would like to set out an overall structure for the evening to observe rules and keep everyone safe.

The route will start at the Village Hall where a map of the Advent Windows can be collected, along with a drink and other goodies. The route will then take you past the Church where carols will be sung and then round the village to see the Advent Windows and Christmas Lights.  At various locations there will be additional festive drinks and fayre, before finishing with Santa at Townsend Barn and, no doubt, further drinks!

To ensure social distancing, we would ask that you let us know of your interest to attend so we can allocate a timeslot for your household to begin your evening. Obviously, we have to avoid large numbers assembling in any location in order to comply with the regulations and keep everyone safe.

Please respond Email: to register your interest.

For those of you who would have liked to participate but are unable, due to self-isolation, health or personal issues, we would be delighted to bring some cheer to you!

Please let us know and we will bring a festive drink and fayre to you at home during the day.  Please phone one of the wellbeing volunteers (see below) if you would like a home visit or please reply to this email.

This event is hopefully an opportunity to raise a little bit of money. Once any costs are covered, all monies raised will go to the Church. Any donations will be gratefully received and there will be collection buckets at the various drink / food tables around the village.

The Grand Christmas Tree Lights will be turned on at 6:00 pm on Wednesday 2nd December.

All are welcome to come and see the lights being turned on;- PLEASE maintain social distancing and the household rules for tier 2.

In what has been a difficult year, we hope you will feel able to join in the festivities to provide much needed cheer and an opportunity for the village to celebrate together.

Happy Christmas to you all

The Covid19 Coordinating Group

Wellbeing Volunteers

Street you live onName of volunteerPhone number
Reeves Lane, Westhorpe Close and  12 & 14 Top StreetLinda and David Clark Paul Comben07718381345 01572 737373
Top StreetSusannah Fish Chrissie Roberts07908815112 07970900029
The Jetty and Middle StreetJane Alexander-Orr Alice Hill01572 737368 01572 737516
Church Street and Bottom StreetJoanne Beaver Kevin Osborne01572 737286 07557453806
Morcott Road, Glaston Road and Mill CloseHelen Bateman Helen Eldridge Angela Harding01572 737499 07851922391 01572 737784
Station Road, Wing Hollow and Preston RoadJeffy Wood01572 737465

COVID19 Coordinating Group Email:

Wing Harvest Scarecrow Trail Was Last Weekend

A big thank you to all those who made the amazingly creative scarecrows, which were very much enjoyed by everyone who followed the harvest trail.  Look out for an article in the Rutland Mercury this weekend and we hope to do it all again at some point in the future.
For those who missed the event or would like to enjoy them again, here are all the scarecrows.  I’ll be in touch shortly with the children who entered the quiz.

Click on the photos to see them in all their glory.

Age UK


We work throughout Rutland with people over 50 and their carers, providing support, information and activities.

This work would not be possible without the support of our volunteers, partners and funders.

There is a lot of planning going on at the moment as to how best to manage the current situation and things are changing on a daily basis, this newsletter covers our current situation.

If you need help or support or just not sure who can help you, either contact Yvonne or Penny; both are working from home, but are able to pick up messages left on their office landline.

Social Groups

Unfortunately for the time being all our social and wellbeing groups including Men in Sheds and Daycare have had to stop for the time being.

We are now supporting those who attend all our Age UK social groups via regular telephone calls, we are very grateful to all the volunteers who are helping us with this.


This is currently now operating as a telephone based scheme.

If you have a few hours a week to give, we are in need of more people to be able to offer a friendly call to those who are isolated or lonely, we give support and training. Contact Yvonne if you are able to help

Age UK /Macmillan service

Still open for phone calls on 07711 325517. Call if you need information, support or just a chat if you have been affected by cancer.

Hearing Aid Batteries

As you are probably aware, the Age UK Uppingham shop had to close last week, we’ve been in contact with UHL Hearing Services and for those people who have NHS hearing aids, they can get their batteries by ringing 0116 2586230 or they can send a stamped addressed envelope to Hearing Services, LRI Leicester LE1 5WW.

Struggling with your Laptop, Tablet or Mobile Phone?

If you need help using a computer, laptop, tablet, iPad or mobile phone, we are now offering support by phone or by Skype, anyone needing help should contact either Yvonne or Penny.

Age UK Leicester Shire and Rutland

Have set up a dedicated Corona virus helpline between the hours of 9.00 -5.00pm Monday to Friday for practical and emotional help – 0116 299 2239.

A new national Age UK publication is attached and there is information on our local Age UK website

Rutland Information

Rutland County Council: on their website there is information on what is being provided by the council and others including details of all the village and community groups providing shopping support throughout Rutland. There is also information on scam awareness and a crisis helpline.

The Rutland Wellbeing Service remains open but has changed to a telephone service, see the website for more details or contact Yvonne or Penny

For anyone who is experiencing hardship, the Rutland Food bank is operating.

Ideas of things you can do whilst staying safe at home

Knitting, Crochet, Sewing, Embroidery, Mending, Jewellery Making, Painting, Drawing or try some mindfulness colouring

Spring cleaning, organise a cupboard or drawer—anything thing you no longer want save for charity, our Uppingham Shop will be happy to receive donations once it re-opens

Gardening or if you don’t have a garden you could grow herbs or salads in a pot on a windowsill, many garden centres are now offering a delivery service

Cooking, vary your recipes to the ingredients you have, Jamie Oliver has an inspiring programme on Channel 4

Play an instrument, sing or listen to music

Play board or card games, do a jigsaw, sudoku or crosswords

Exercise when you can, chair exercise and moving regularly, try mediation or relaxation

Keep in contact with family, friends and neighbours by phoning, writing a letter or emailing, if you have internet you can Skype, use Zoom, Facetime or Messenger video call. Through video messaging you can have virtual a coffee morning, afternoon tea or party

Watch a film or comedy on TV, for older films try “Talk TV” channel 81, “Dave” channel 19 is good for comedies.

Rutland Libraries have access online to audio books, eBooks you can read on an tablet, magazines and newspapers see theirwebsiteand Family history research

Theatre Companies showing past live performances online include National Theatre ●Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals-The ShowsMust go on! Shakespeare’s Globe Royal Opera House Cirque Du Soleil Curve Theatre archived shoes to watch Hampstead Theatre

Learn something new Open University free courses andDuolingo

Watch the Rutland Water Osprays on the live camera link

Useful websites & phone numbers:

Silverline helpline for older people available 24 hours a day every day 0800 470 80 90

NHS 111 or online Police Non emergencies 101

In an Emergency, Police, Fire, Ambulance 999

Samaritans 116 123

Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline: 0800 888 6678

Turning Point for alcohol and drug problems & Last orders 0116 223 7366

Gamcare National Gambling helpline – 0808 8020 133

Refuge advice for dealing with domestic violence 0808 2000 247

Rutland Food bank 07582 783363

RSPCA animal cruelty & advice line 7 am— 10 pm 0300 1234 999

Mind mental health charity info line 0300 123 3393

SANE mental health charity operating a leave a message line 07984 967 708

Lets Talk local NHS mental health service 01509 561 100

Age UK Local Contact Details

Oakham and North Rutland -Yvonne Rawlings 077388 20910 or 01572 770 324 (answer phone– checked daily –weekdays)

Uppingham and South Rutland -Penny Stimpson 07715 960167 or 01572 822 171 (answer phone– checked daily—weekdays)

Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland Advice Line free, confidential and independent which can help with anything that affects yourquality of later life. It is open from 9am to 1pm on weekdays on 0116 299 2278