Please find the minutes to the meeting which was held on Wednesday, July 7th at 7:00 pm below by clicking on the link.



There will be a Ridlington Parish Council planning meeting held next Wednesday, July 7th  at 7:00 pm via Zoom.

For your information, please click on the attached link to access the agenda for this meeting.

RPC Agenda 07.07.21

Dear Readers,

Please find below the June Age UK newsletter for Rutland which has information on how our services are starting to resume and a copy of our EngAGE magazine with a word search and sudoku on page 18. Please let me know if you have any questions or if would prefer to be taken off the newsletter mailing.

A poster for the “Men & Women in Sheds” project is displayed on the notice board at the entrance of the Ridlington Village Hall.

Please click on the links below to access the documents. Feel free to share the attached with friends, neighbours, and anyone else you think might be interested. Thank you

Rutland News June 21–rutland/original-blocks/about-us/engage-magazine/engage-summer-2021-final.pdf

Rutland Shed poster

Penny Stimpson
Development Worker
Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland
13 High Street East
LE15 9PY
Phone 01572 822 171
Mobile: 07715 960167

Please click on attached link for information on this emergency road closure.


TRO-21-55 Oakham Road and Ridlington Road, Brooke

Please click on the link below in order to access the recently released update – Rutland Roundup from Rutland County Council.

Rutland Roundup – 21 May 2021

The Ridlington Parish Council Meeting held on May 4th minutes and Financials for 2020-2021 have now been uploaded onto the website.

For future reference these can be found under the Heading  – “Minutes, Agendas and & Accounts”.

In the meantime, you may wish to access them using the following links…

Draft RPC Minutes 04.05.21

RPC Finances 2020-2021


Another wide-ranging selection this month introducing me to authors I had not previously read.

The first, “The Human Stain” by Philip Roth is one that I heartedly recommend and I will be on the lookout for others by this author.  It is set in the late 1990’s, in the time of President Clinton’s impeachment hearings and the scandal over Monica Lewinsky and the frenzy of prurience that released.  The story is narrated by Nathan Zuckerman who acts as an observer of the slowly revealing story of Coleman Silk, a retired professor of classics.  I thought the book not only well-written but a fascinating exploration of American morality and its effects.

Another American writer for the second offering of the month – “A Sinclair Lewis Reader – Selected Essays and Other Writings 1904 – 1950”.  You may have heard of him because he topped the Amazon best-selling books list in the aftermath of the 2016 US election with his 1935 dystopian satire “It Can’t Happen Here” detailing life after the election as President of a fascist.  Having turned down the Pulitzer Prize, Lewis became the first American writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature “for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humour, new types of characters” ably demonstrated in this selection of his writings providing critical views of American capitalism and materialism between the wars.  Particular highlights for me were “Gentlemen, This is a Revolution” and “Cheap and Contented Labor”.

This month’s third book, “The White Hotel” by D M Thomas, is not for everyone due to its explicit content and disturbing violence.  It is multi-layered novel encompassing erotic fantasies, a case history of a patient as told by a young woman to Sigmund Freud and a testament to the Holocaust.  I didn’t find it an easy read but what is one man’s meat is another’s poison – it was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the 1981 Cheltenham Prize.

If you are interested in any of the books, please contact Debra Thatcher on 01572 823910 or by email

I have registered to take part in the ‘End to End’ Land’s End to John O Groats Virtual Run (874 miles) and hope to raise money for Cancer Research and Church Funds. The event started on October 26th and ends up to 12 months later.

“I have now clocked up over 750 miles (approx. 125 left to go) and my position has improved to 407th out of 1,934 starters. I am now approaching Inverness so will hopefully have arrived at my final destination by the time the June magazine reaches you. I have now set up JustGiving, so if you would like to sponsor me for either of the 2 causes above, I would be truly grateful. Warm wishes, Anne”