Forthcoming Events

Watch this space for dates and detailed information about village events in Ridlington this summer, including a wine safari, tea-party and Ridlington Singers Concert!!! Also check out the following pages to see details of events: The Village Hall Diary Dates: Click here... Playing Field Fixtures: Click here... Church Events: Click here... Dove Cottage: Click here...
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Food Bank

We want to help to make sure that no one in our local community has to go hungry, and we need your help to make this happen. Your gift of food can make a real difference. Your food donations are absolutely vital to give everyone referred to the Rutland Foodbank a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food. If you are happy to drop off food donations, please see "Place in the box" at the back of the church. THANK YOU! The list shows the food items that are needed right now: ...
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Annual Parochial Church Meeting

View of the Ridlington Church from Church Street
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting was held on Sunday, April 7th. Progress towards the repair of the church roof was reported on, as well as the future installation of a toilet and kitchenette. Work on the roof should commence in the early summer. Thank you to everyone who has fundraised or donated to the roof fund. Life in the church continues to be busy; a wedding and a baptism are booked for later this year and a further wedding for the following year is to be confirmed. Social events a...
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BOOKS!BOOKS!BOOKS!

"New for this Month" This month's May offering - for those who love fast-paced spy thrillers, there are: 'Triple' and 'Lie Down With Liars', both by Ken Follett. The first set in the late 1960's covers the most successful espionage coup and best kept secret of that century; the second set in the early 1980's covers the Afghans' fight against the Russians. Bonus Book - Good Housekeeping's 'Complete Book of Pasta' By way of a reminder, books are available at the back of the...
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Dove Hospice, Ridlington – Dates for your Diary

Here are some diary dates of the events being held by Dove Hospice, Ridlington. May 6th - come and support us at the Braunston Fayre May 15th - Play Bridge? Why not bring a table of friends to our Afternoon Tea and Bridge in Manton? July 6th - Our popular Strawberry Tea returns at the Hospice in Ridlington. October 3rd - Golf Day at Rutland Golf Club. Sponsorship and raffle prizes would be so welcome. October 7-13th - Hospice Care Week - We will be offering Tea at 3 once more. ...
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THANKS!

Litter Pick - Thank you to everyone who joined the litter-picking on Saturday, February 16th and especially to Richard and Debra for organising and hosting and to Shelagh for the delicious cake. A good result from the Village Litter Collection Team Heritage Apple Trees - Thanks to all the volunteers for their assistance in planting, mulching and pruning the 8 local heritage apple trees comprising the community orchard on the church lawn. Thanks also to the Stamford Community Orchard Group...
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Sad Loss – Ian Fullalove

Flowers in teh Church
The Funeral service for Ian Fullalove will be held at Grantham Crematorium, Harrowby Road, Grantham NG31 9DT on Monday, March 4th at 12:30pm. The reception will be held afterwards at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel, Exton, Oakham, LE15 8AH from 14:00. We have been informed by his family that Ridlington residents and friends are all most welcome to attend both the service and/or the reception. Ian had not lived in Ridlington long, but during his time here contributed to and played a full part in vi...
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