News from Ryhall and Belmesthorpe – June 2022

CLUBBERCISE EXERCISE CLASSES with Sam McGreevy are back at Ryhall village hall. Weds and Fri 9.15-10.00 am. Contact Sam 07887 802621 

T’AI CHI CLASSES AT RYHALL VILLAGE HALL: Suitable for all ages and fitness levels as well as complete beginners. Wednesdays12.00-1.00. For more information please contact Ann: 07931193350 


Every Tuesday 9.30-10.30am Thursday 6-7pm Saturday 9.30-10.30am Booking required or for more information contact Rachel 07815 838409 

KNIT AND NATTER meets 2nd Tuesday in the month 2.00—4 .00pm in Ryhall Library. Next meeting – Tuesday 14th May. All crafters welcome – Contact Janet 01780 753128 


Rutland Community First Responders is a small group of local people who volunteer for East Midlands Ambulance service responding to 999 calls across Rutland. 

We are often FPOS (First Person on Scene) to life threatening and other emergencies. The most serious incident is a Cardiac Arrest which really needs vital CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation) often called Bystander CPR, and defibrillation by an AED at the very earliest opportunity to enhance the chance of survival. 

We know that most villages have an AED, but if not would strongly advise installing one. We would like to offer CPR and Defibrillator familiarisation and training to any community. If your village, parish or community would like to take advantage of our offer please contact the Group Coordinator Barbara Crellin to discuss and arrange. 



Come along and enjoy this colourful garden with beautiful herbaceous and shrub borders, stunning roses and honeysuckle, vegetable garden and orchard of old local varieties of top fruit. Open 1- 5pm on Sat June 25th & 1-5pm on Sun June 26th, 2022. Details at 

St. John’s Church, Ryhall will be providing the refreshments to raise church funds 

FLAGPOLE: It’s been a fairly quiet month but- We flew the Union flag at half mast on 20th to mark the funeral of David Harrison On April 21st it flew for her Majesty’s Birthday. 

23rd saw the St George’s flag flown and on 25th the New Zealand flag was flown for Anzac Day. 

The Easter flag was flown to wish everyone a Happy Easter 

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 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 it for you. 

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 Andrew Downing 07891900400 


Please note that the Library will be closed on Friday 3rd June for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration. Other than that day, our volunteer team will be manning the building as usual every Tuesday and Friday afternoon in June. 

Visitors may notice a few new faces in our team, and I am sure they will give them a warm welcome. We are grateful to members of the community who offer their time and enthusiasm in this way to help keep our wonderful library open. But there is always a need to replace volunteers who move out of the area or have to retire, so if you think you could spare a couple of hours of your time once per month on a day and a date to suit your preference, do please come forward and offer your services. No skills or experience are needed, just a willingness to join the team and perform the small duties necessary to open up and supervise the building on our Open House afternoons. 

As ever, our Knit ‘n’ Natter group meets on the second Tuesday of the month, which this month is Tuesday 14th June. All are welcome. And Tony Critchard is available every Tuesday to help with Family History Research, which now includes access to the newly available 1921 census. No appointments are necessary, just turn up on the day. 

Adrian Gombault