News from Ryhall and Belmesthorpe – Feb 2023

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

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)

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 ryhall-

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)

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

KNIT AND NATTER meets 2nd Tuesday in the month 2.00 -4 .00pm in Ryhall Library. Next meeting – Tuesday 14th Feb All crafters welcome – Contact Janet 07905967935 .

STAMFORD STITCHERS meets on the third Thursday in the month at 7.15pm at Borderville Sports Centre, Ryhall Road. We have a programme of monthly talks, stitch sessions, workshops or demonstrations. We have a friendly and welcoming membership and a full and varied programme.

Would you like to meet with others who are interested in embroidery and textile arts? We welcome anyone who has an interest, whether a beginner or more experienced stitcher. Our membership covers Stamford and a wide range of surrounding areas.

For more information, please contact us on


On behalf of Cancer Research UK, I would like to say a huge thank you to Jeanette Holmes of Belmesthorpe.
Over the past 15 years Jeanette has selflessly donated £3000 to CRUKfrom the sale of her beautifully hand crafted greetings cards.

Thank you so much Jeanette. Sheila Blowers


Apologies for omitting to record the birthday flag having flown for Philip Agnew’s 93rd birthday on October 28th.
More recently flags have been raised as follows:
The Christmas flag and New Year flag over the festive period with Christmas and New Year wishes to our whole community.

The Happy 80th Birthday flag for Graham Faithfull Saturday 17th December with love from Ann, Jane and Family, Helen and Family, Charlotte and Family.x x
The Union flag marked the 40th birthday of HRH the Princess of Wales on Monday 9th and Australia Day on 26th

On 14th January a flag marked Elenna Burrell’s 9th birthday.
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.


Residents are reminded that the Open House team will be continuing to offer a free hot drink to every visitor at our Tuesday and Friday afternoon sessions during this and next month. This compliments the service offered by the Warm Place team, and means that our library building is open to residents to use as a place where they can come to enjoy warmth and a free hot drink every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

As ever in these sessions, visitors are free to return or borrow books and jigsaws, or to use the superfast broadband computers for Family History research (free mentoring on Tuesdays) or other purposes of their own.

In addition, the Knit ‘n’ Natter Group meets on the second Tuesday of every month, and is always keen to welcome new members.

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Adrian Gombault