News from the Village of Ryhall – Aug 2021

Rutland Ride & Stride 

Saturday 11th September 2021 

Ride and Stride is an event to help preserve local and historic churches. Rutland has 64 churches, which are much loved features of our villages and towns. They need to be preserved and this event raises funds to assist with that. 

Participants persuade friends and family to sponsor them in the chal-lenge to visit as many churches as they can on the day by their chosen mode of transport (bike, horse or foot) and to raise money to support the work of the Rutland Historic Churches Preservation Trust. Less 

mobile participants may be driven to churches but should reach the church door 

under their own steam! Accompanying dogs are most welcome (and can be sponsored too.) 

Half of what participants raise in sponsorship can be donated to a 

nominated church and every penny of the rest will be used by RHCPT to help preserve our lovely church buildings. 

Could you ride or walk in aid of Essendine or Ryhall church (note that 

Carlby is not in Rutland) or give an hour to sit in the church and record visits? If so, please contact Ian Wilkinson (Ryhall) or John.


We are now in our traditional holiday time and many residents will be away from their homes for several days. This is a prime time for burglaries and theft so please make sure that your home is well secured, that it is not obviously empty, and ask a 

neighbour to check your home regularly. Beware of those parcels left by the door, which are an easy catch for thieves and lets them know that there is no one in. 

41% of all crime now is either on the phone or online!! Scams come in all shapes and sizes but usually target those who are not “tech savvy” or are looking for a cheap essential eg car insurance for the young driver. With the rush of new young drivers, now that tests are available again, there will be many clients to target. Many of these are done on social media or on printouts at meeting points like bars and clubs. They often seem to be associated with well known companies and mostly are too good to be true – so ignore them!! If a claim is made through these, the driver is not insured and faces a fine and 6 points on his licence, besides having to pay for the damage. 

The National Neighbourhood Watch has been running a series of talks in July on the subject of Scams and how to avoid and manage them. These were online and part of their “Sling Your Hook” campaign which seeks to inform people about the ever-increasing array of scams and how to spot them and manage them. This a public campaign and you can find more on their website and search for “Sling Your Hook”. 


Saturday 19th June saw the flying of the New Baby flag. Congratulations to Miranda & David Amies on the birth of your new granddaughter, Isla, and congratulations to your family. 

On Friday 25th June we flew the Union flag at half mast for the funeral of Paul Finch, a long-standing member of our community, who sadly passed away on Tuesday 4th May. Condolences to his family, friends and those who knew him. May he rest in peace. 

Saturday 26th June saw the flying of the Armed Forces flag for Armed Forces Day. 

The Just Married flag was flown to celebrate the marriage of Adam and 

Charlotte Dale on Saturday 3rd July. Many congratulations. 

Sunday 4th July was National Thank You Day, so we flew a Ryhall Says Thank You flag, which we have had made. Monday 5th July was NHS Day, celebrating 73 years of the National Health service and the NHS flag was flown. 

We have also been flying the England flag in support of our England football team for Euro 2021. 

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 contact Val Lofthouse 01780 754451; Patti Wel-by 01780 482915; Maureen Pettener 01780 753930; Sarah Markwell-Cook 07904 190049. 

Ryhall Academy Year 6 at their 

Leavers Service held in the Parish Church on July 15th.