Ryhall Parish Council – Jan 2021

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 dwilby@rutland.gov.uk 

Richard Coleman – County Councillor – 5 Plover Road, Essendine Stamford PE94UR RColeman@rutland.gov.uk 

CLERK : Caroline Adams 1, The Paddocks, Carlby , Stamford Lincs PE9 4NH 01778 590671 caroline@ryhallparishcouncil.co.uk 

Ryhall Parish Council Website www.ryhallparishcouncil.co.uk 

Extracts from the draft Minutes of the virtual Meeting held on 23rd Nov. 2020 

The full draft Minutes will be on the Noticeboards and website 


Litter bin on Rutland Way. This has been repaired by RCC. However, in the longer term will need replacing and RCC offered a plastic alternative. As the Parish Council have to pay for litter bins it was agreed to research other options in line with the cur-rent black metal one. 

Flooding on Essendine Hill A6121 bend – Cllr Richard Coleman reported that this has been resolved . 

Update on White Bridge Belmesthorpe – work has commenced 

Ryhall Village Gates – RCC have confirmed that they propose to install a gateway at the southern end of the village entry .This will include dragon teeth, red high friction surfacing, 30mph roundel and new signage. These measures will alert drivers to the fact that they are actually entering the village rather than continuing through open country side. This work will be undertaken before March 31 2021. Clerk to check on proposed start date for the painting of the mini roundabouts/ resurfacing of the A6121 

Foundry Road –Tree trimming of trees along the bank of the river will take place in November by RCC. 

FOUR YEAR PLAN The results of the questionnaire will be presented to the Parish Council at the January meeting. 

CEMETERY Extension of new Cemetery Clerk attended Burial Management course on zoom on 10th November. A full report will be circulated. The parish council will be considering the future plans for the cemetery extension. It was agreed to seek guidance from the LRALC about consultation with the parish as to the way forward with regard to the provision of burial space. The cost implications would need to be carefully considered as the burial account has limited funds and funding may need to be accessed via the precept over a period of years should parishioners wish to have access to village burial space. The remaining five plots are now to be reserved for any immediate burials and not to be purchased with exclusive rights. There is plenty of capacity within the cremated remains area. 


The installation of the Under Five multi play and picket fencing surrounds – will com-mence on 1st December 2020. This picket fencing will be funded by the National Grid grant and the RMPF Committee 

Additional cost for insurance of new under five unit and fencing based on the value of the equipment/fence.Itwas agreed to the additional annual premium of £49.04 which will increase the future overall annual premium payable to £2,108.26 The Insurance company advise that they have waived the pro rata additional premium until the next renewal date of 1st June 2021. 

Signage for Under Five Area – It was agreed to fund a sign with printed graph-ic .The meeting considered the quotes for the new fencing and field gate from the Bowls Club hedge to middle hedge to delineate the play area. It was agreed to install a picket fence and field gate 

Parking Directive The agreed final version has been circulated to the Bowls Club and the Football Club for onward dissemination to their membership. The parish coun-cil thank the clubs for their support and co-operation. The Directive will be posted on the website under the Playing Fields section. 

Share of Government Grant The RMPF Committee received the grant for clubs in April 2020 at the first Covid lockdown. This money is needed to maintain facilities when it is not possible to generate income. The Bowls Club requested a share of the grant to cover costs such as rates and insurance. The parish council wish to support the club to continue offering this valued leisure amenity but wished to have sight of the accounts and more information as to future running costs. To be reconsidered at the next meeting 

Quarterly Inspections of the play equipment – on next agenda 

It was agreed to cut the hedge along the boundary fence to promote better parking/ fell two trees on the Playing Fields and fell two trees on the allotments. 

To all volunteers ( known and unknown) in the parish – the Parish Council would like to extend a huge THANK YOU. 

Over the years our villages have benefited from many conscientious and caring resi-dents who have worked hard to undertake many and varied tasks in order to maintain and improve areas within our communities. Some we have been able to thank per-sonally and some have preferred to remain anonymous and go quietly about their tasks. Recently it has been noted that once again tasks are being undertaken and areas have been improved and have benefitted from a little T.L.C . 

In addition to this many parishioners have very kindly offered their time to undertake many voluntary actions within our community.On behalf of all resi-dents, Chairman Dave Amies and Councillors would like to recognise and endorse the communal efforts of the many. 

You know who you are and have been generous with your time, effort and energy .It is greatly appreciated and embodies the spirit of community. Thank you! 

NEXT MEETING – scheduled for Monday 18th January 2021 at 7.00pm . This will be the meeting to consider the precept . It will also be a virtual meeting due to Covid 19 restrictions