News from Ryhall and Belmesthorpe Dec 2022

CLUBBERCISE EXERCISE with Sam McGreevy. Weds and Fri 9.15-10.00 am. Contact Sam 07887 802621 

ZUMBA WITH RACHEL Tuesdays 9.30-10.30am Thursday 6-7pm Saturday 9.30-10.30am. Booking required or for more information contact Rachel 07815 838409 

RYHALL PLAYGROUP meets every Monday in term time 9-10.30 . £1,50 for one adult and child, 50p per additional child. See FB Ryhall Playgroup or Email 

YOGA (VINYASA) Tuesday 6-7pm and Sunday mornings 9-10am.. Vinyasa is an upbeat flow creating a fluid practice by linking movement with breath, building on strength and stability whilst improving focus and flexibility. Contact Erin 07943793310 or 

KARATE Friday 6.30-7.30pm .Young starters to the more mature. For further 

information contact Matt 07900 506278) 

KNIT AND NATTER meets 2nd Tuesday in the month 2.00 -4 .00pm in Ryhall 

Library. Next meeting – Tuesday 13th December All crafters welcome – Contact 

Janet 07905967935 . 

RYHALL ART AND CRAFT CLUB meets on Thursdays from 9.30 til 12.30. New members welcome. Contact Sandy on 07874212852. 

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB every Monday evening 7.30-9.30 Classes £5 (first one free.) Come and meet new people. Beginners/ experienced dancers will be guided through dances. No partner required. Contact Mary (01778 343299 ) or 

Amanda (01778 560433) 

Mallard Pass Action Group (MPAG) – see page 11 for update 


A very happy Christmas to all our visitors, and many thanks for your support in a year when we have gradually returned to something like normal service. 

A special word of thanks to our team of faithful and diligent volunteers, through whose efforts, together with those of the County Library Service, we continue to keep our library building open every day of the week except on Wednesdays and Sundays. It has been particularly pleasing to welcome a number of new faces to the team this year, and we would love to have even more in the New Year. 

Our last Open House session of the year will be on Friday 18th December. We shall reopen on Tuesday 3rd January. Details of opening times and seasonal activities for the County Library Service are available at the Library. 

And remember, as the days become chillier, that Ryhall Library is a warm place where any village resident can come and keep themselves warm over a hot drink or two. Once again, please refer to the library staff to ascertain the days and times of opening for this purpose, which will be determined by the level of demand. 

FLAGPOLE :Remembrance weekend Friday and Sunday the Union flag will be flown in remembrance of the fallen of both world wars. On 12th November the 60th birthday flag flew for David Hinsley. Best wishes from the family.

The Union flag flew in celebration of the Birthday of King Charles on the 14th November followed on the 30th to mark St Andrew’s Day.

In December flags will be flown as follows: 8th Lillian Plant (war grave), 9th C.E.Porter ( war grave), 17th wedding flag for Rachael Cummings and Paul Szyszka. We will be flying the Christmas and New year flags to celebrate the festive season.

The team wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a peaceful and Healthy 2023

If we can help you to celebrate a special occasion by flying one of our lovely flags, for a small donation towards the upkeep of the pretty flagpole garden and the purchases of flags, please feel free to contact us and we can arrange for the relevant flag to be flown for you on the day or as near to the day as possible. The flags we currently hold are:- Golden Wedding, 60th wedding, Just Married, It’s a Boy/Girl, Happy Birthday (plain) plus 90th, 70th, 60th, 40th, 21st, 18th, Merry Christmas, New Year, School and Happy Retirement. If you would like the Union Flag flown at half mast for the passing of a local resident on the day of their funeral please do contact us and we would be more than happy to do this for you.

Contact Val Lofthouse 01780 754451; Patti Welby 01780 482915; Maureen

Pettener 01780 753930; Sarah Markwell-Cook 07904 190049.

BEREAVEMENT HELP POINT is a service, set up by Dying Matters of
Rutland, Sue Ryder, Dove Cottage and Loros, and aims to provide bereaved people
with a safe environment to talk with others and share their emotions in a friendly, informal
and supportive setting. The sessions are free of charge and do not have to be
booked in advance. Everyone is welcome, no matter how long they have been bereaved.
Currently, we are running groups in Ketton and Uppingham.
Meetings for this year
1st Dec Falcon Hotel Uppingham 3-5pm
6th Dec Don Paddy’s Uppingham 6-7.30pm
7th Dec Ketton Library 10-12pm
8th Dec Falcon Hotel Uppingham 3-5pm
15th Dec Falcon Hotel Uppingham 3-5pm
21st Dec Ketton Library 10-12pm
22nd Dec Falcon Hotel Uppingham 3-5pm

URGENT – This is your last chance to add your name to the book of condolence in memory of our dear late Queen Elizabeth 11 and be part of Ryhall History. David Amies – Chairman of the Parish Council – has agreed to hold it at Ryhall Post Office until the end of December. Betty Edwards