News from Ryhall and Belmesthorpe – Mar 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: Carpenterann356@aol.com 07931193350 

ZUMBA WITH RACHEL AT RYHALL VILLAGE HALL 

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 8th March. All crafters welcome – Contact Janet 01780 753128 

RYHALL NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: We can anticipate more freedom of movement this year and so make plans with more certainty. 

Neighbourhood Watch is keen that we join in the Jubilee Big Lunch because it will be an ideal time to get to know your neighbours, plan the event with them and to find out what the local concerns are, Thereafter, it will be easier to help each other and keep watchful eyes on them and their properties. 

The scammers are still very busy muscling in on your online shopping and banking. Both of these activities have become the norm in our lockdown so most people have to be aware of the scamming activities. Generally speaking, if you did not ask for the contact or are asked for money upfront for any service, alarm bells should ring. If a deal looks too good to be true, that is probably right. If in doubt, delete the message. 

Do talk to others about your doubts so that others are warned and can talk openly themselves. You are not alone and there is no embarrassment for you. 

To All dog Owners and Walkers 

We are experiencing some anti-social dog fouling all around the village. 

Please make sure you are responsible when walking your dogs and clear up after them. 

There are bins provided for this purpose throughout the village. Please ensure Ryhall and Belmesthorpe continues to be a nice place to walk, play and be enjoyed for everyone. 

FLAGPOLE: 

On 14th Jan we flew a Happy Birthday flag for Ellena Burill, who was 8 years old

The Australian flag flew on 26th Jan for Australia day and on 27th we flew the Israel flag for Holocaust Remembrance Day. 

February 5th saw us fly the Happy 10th birthday flag for Gracie- May, love Mummy Daddy and Georgie . 

On Sunday 6th the Union Jack was flown to commemorate HM Queen Elizabeth ‘s accession to the throne. 

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 for the relevant flag to be flown for you on the day or as near to the day as possible. 

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 Petten-er 01780 753930; Sarah Markwell-Cook 07904 190049. 

RYHALL ACADEMY NEWS 

What a joy to see our children in church on February 2nd to 

celebrate Candlemas. For the youngest children this was a new experience as our church services were suspended for so long due to Covid. We were all impressed by their behaviour and 

concentration as we heard about Simeon and 

Anna in the Temple, where Mary and Joseph brought their baby Jesus in thanksgiving. 

Our Ethos Council children lit candles, read from the Bible and led prayers. It was a busy week for them, as they had taken part in an all-day virtual conference the previous day, sharing their 

experience of, and thoughts on, Collective 

Worship with other church schools. They are wonderful ambassadors for our church school. 

RYHALL LIBRARY (OPEN HOUSE): 

The Knit ‘n’ Natter group would like more members. Would you be willing to join them? 

The group meets in the Library on the second Tuesday of each calendar month. Why not come and join them on Tuesday 8th March? 

You can come along any time between 2.00 – 4.00 pm. There is no charge and noth-ing you have to bring. A warm welcome awaits you, as well as a warming hot drink. 

If you want to improve your knitting skills, or even start out from scratch, our 

experienced knitters will be happy to pass on their know-how. But if you have a different handicraft that you would like to share with others, you could bring that along instead, as the group is keen to expand its range. 

And if you would just like the company and a chat with like-minded souls, you will be just as welcome. So do make a note in your diary, and come along to your library and join in. Adrian Gombault 

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