News from Ryhall and Belmesthorpe – Sept 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 

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 13th September All crafters welcome – Contact Janet 01780 753128. 

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


Neighbourhood Watch has highlighted that the National Cyber Security Centre Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) has received over 12million reports from the public and removed 83,000 Do cams and 152000 malicious websites. The most impersonated organisations in phishing emails were, last year – the NHS, HMRC and 

Do protect yourself by : 

Most phone providers allow customers to report suspicious text messages form free by forwarding it to 7726. The provider investigates and can block or ban the sender, if malicious. (As of May 2022, 13000 scams have been removed by this method.) 

If in doubt about a message, contact the organisation directly using details from their official website not the ones on the scam message. 

If doubt about an email, report it by forwarding it to 

If you have lost money or provided personal information, as a result of a phishing scam, notify your bank immediately and report it to Action Fraud at 

FLAGPOLE: 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 

Pettener 01780 753930; Sarah Markwell-Cook 07904 190049. 


Ever watched “Long Lost Family” on TV and fancied doing a bit of delving into your own family’s past? Well, now you have the opportunity. Completely free of charge, and all in the convenient situation of your own village library. 

Our experienced volunteer is there every Tuesday afternoon to show you how to work the computer software, which will open up a window on your family line as if by magic. You will be amazed how easy the process is. You will be unearthing unknown ancestors and unfamiliar forerunners before you know it. And absolutely no previous experience or computer skills are required! 

Do take advantage of this great offer and come along one Tuesday. No need to book an appointment, just turn up and you will be warmly welcomed. You can attend as many sessions as you wish. And if you fancy a hot drink and a chat, our Open House volunteers will be happy to provide them too. 

Other events at the library include our long-standing Knit ‘n’ Natter group, which meets every second Tuesday of the month, which is Tuesday 13th September on this occasion. Once again, a warm welcome awaits any resident who turns up on the day. 

Adrian Gombault