Belmesthorpe

Ryhall Parish Council – Mar 2022

Dave Amies – Chairman – The Post Office , Ryhall  Adrian Gombault – Vice Chairman – Elm Tree Cottage, Belmesthorpe  David Wilby – County Councillor – Orchard House Essendine Road, Ryhall Stamford PE9 4HE dwilby@rutland.gov.uk  CLERK : Sarah Gresty, Tar Cottage, Ryhall Heath, Ryhall PE9 4EF 077189 00848 clerk@ryhallparishcouncil.co.uk  Ryhall

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News from the Village of Belmesthorpe – Sept 2021

As many will have noticed, RYHALL LIBRARY has now resumed normal service.  Opening hours are from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm with a half hour break from 1.00 – 1.30 pm on Mondays and Thursdays, and from 9.00 am – 1.00 pm on Saturdays. Please note the earlier starting and

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News from the Village of Belmesthorpe – Aug – 2021

IN YOUR GARDEN THIS MONTH  Prune summer flowering shrubs once they have flowered.  Keep on top of weeds as they compete with crops for nutrients and water.  Water camellias and rhododendrons thoroughly this month to make sure that next year’s buds develop well.  Stake tall or top-heavy dahlias and lilies

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News from the Village of Belmesthorpe – July 2021

UPDATE FROM THE MONTGOMERY HEIGHTS CHILDREN’S CENTRE  ZIMBABWE  It’s been a crazy few months since I started to pick up my ‘normal’ responsibilities, after being so ill with COVID in January. Thankfully, I can honestly say that I feel healthier and stronger than I did before I was ill….and a

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News from the Village of Belmesthorpe – June 2021

KNITTING FOR THE NEEDY – ANY WOOL GOING SPARE?  As the coronavirus pandemic continues, knitting has been a welcome pastime especially during lockdown.  The group of local knitters, led by Dorothy Dolby of Belmesthorpe, continue to support the charity, Knit For Peace and find it very satisfying to know their knitting

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News from the Village of Belmesthorpe – May 2021

AVOID CAR CRIME!  Car crime, i.e. theft of cars and theft of property from cars, is one of the most  common types of crime in Rutland.  The following advice on how to avoid being a victim of car crime comes from John Hayward-Cripps, CEO of Neighbourhood Watch Network.  Most car

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News from the Village of Belmesthorpe – Apr 2021

UNSUNG HERO  I feel that someone who deserves a mention in the Village News is Kevin Boor.  The path alongside the main A6121 road between Belmesthorpe turn and Ryhall had become quite narrow because of the overgrown hedge.  Kevin has selflessly spent days bringing the path back to its original width. 

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News from the Village of Belmesthorpe – Mar 2021

GARDENERS’ CORNER  March is the first month of meteorological spring and although winter is (in theory) behind us and the sun is gaining in strength as day length increases, we could yet see snow and frost. The average maximum temperature for March is 10 °C.  So what should we be

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News from the Village of Belmesthorpe – Feb 2021

The River Gwash, which flows through Ryhall and Belmesthorpe, begins its journey just outside Knossington, just over the border in Leicestershire, and is about 24 miles long. It flows past Braunston-in-Rutland and Brooke before passing under the railway near Manton.  The river then flows into Rutland Water, continuing towards Great Casterton,

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News from the Village of Belmesthorpe – Jan 2021

In C19th days when voting was rather more corrupt than it is now (though I’m sure Donald Trump would disagree,) Whig candidates, whose colour was blue, would buy pubs and inns in the constituency, and add “blue” to their names. They would then offer free ‘blue’ ale to drinkers in

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