News from the Village of Ryhall – Nov 2020

FLAGPOLE: Tuesday 22nd September saw the flying of the 90th birthday flag for Don Sismore. Many congratulations for your special birthday.

The flags that we hold currently 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. We will always try and obtain flags for events where possible if requested if we don’t have the relevant flag.

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.

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.

Contact Val Lofthouse 01780 754451; Patti Welby 01780 482915; Maureen Pettener 01780 753930; Sarah Markwell-Cook 07904 190049.

Brenda White ’s phone number is 01780 753787 and not as shown in her item on the windmill at Francis Court.

FOUR YEAR PLAN CONSULTATION 2020 2024: Inside this month’s edition is a loose questionnaire from the Parish Council for the residents of Ryhall and Belmesthorpe to complete.
As part of its Four Year Plan, Ryhall Parish Council is considering certain initiatives to improve / upgrade facilities within the parish. We would like to know what level of support there is for these initiatives.

If there is support we need to know whether residents would be agreeable to an increase in the parish precept next April to provide funding for them, in part or in whole, given that reductions in budgets make it unlikely that Rutland County Council (RCC) will be able to fund.

The initiatives in question are all designed to improve the quality of our environment. During the lockdown period, most of us spent much more time in and around our two villages
and it may well be that we will continue to do so long after the pandemic is over. The Parish Council is seeking ways in which we can improve village life and make the locality more attractive to spend time in and safe for recreation. We urge you to find ten minutes to complete the short questionnaire please (only four topics ) and to pop the completed form -which will be totally anony- mous- into the Parish Council Mail box on the outside wall of the Village Hall.
Your Councillors are very much hoping for a maximum return from the 750 we are distributing- your opinion really counts and it is an ideal opportunity to communicate with us. We want to be guided by you.
Thank you in advance for your time.

NEXT MEETING: The next ordinary meeting is scheduled to be held on Monday 23rd November 2020 at 7.00pm This will also be a virtual meeting due to Covid 19 restrictions

Councillors will be considering the frequency of parish council meetings due the high level of the agenda items and business to be conducted.


Dave Amies – Chairman – The Post Office , Ryhall

Adrian Gombault Vice Chairman Elm Tree Cottage,Main Street , Belmesthorpe

David Wilby – County Councillor – Orchard House Essendine Road, Ryhall Stamford PE9 4HE

Richard Coleman County Councillor 5 Plover Road, Essendine Stamford PE94UR

CLERK : Caroline Adams 1, The Paddocks, Carlby , Stamford Lincs PE9 4NH 01778 590671

Ryhall Parish Council Website

The full draft Minutes will be on the Noticeboards and website

RUTLAND LOCAL PLAN CONSULATION : The deadline for the submis- sion of comments to Rutland County Council has been extended to up to Friday, 6th November 2020 at 4.15pm. Full details on the Ryhall Parish Council website

BELMESTHORPE WHITE BRIDGE : Rutland County Council were hoping to carry out the bridge work and carriageway resurfacing at the same
time. However there is a delay in getting the surfacing package together and agreeing the diversion route/timings with Lincs. Therefore RCC state that it is proposed to run the schemes separately with the bridge work commencing on 9th November for five weeks. However, the start date may be subject to change depending on outside influences.

RYHALL MEADOWS PLAYING FIELDS:RMPF have registered with Amazon Smile and this means that as from NOW when you purchase any- thing you can ask Amazon to make a donation to our charity.
Amazon Smile has all the same products at the same prices. This is a great way of boosting our funds towards the upkeep and improvement of our valued playing fields.

To use it, log into (instead of the usual using your usual name and password.

Find for our charity by entering ‘meadows’ in the search field: its full name is Meadows Playing Field Management Association.

Your support would be much appreciated. Thank you.