Parish of Ridlington CP Order 2021

Rutland County Council District Council (‘the Council’) has powers under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (‘the Act’) to make traffic regulation orders affecting the adopted highway within the County of Rutland.

TAKE NOTICE THAT the Council now proposes to make an order entitled the Rutland County Council District Council (Temporary Diversion of Vehicular Traffic) Preston Road Parish of Ridlington CP Order 2021 as the Council are satisfied that traffic on the road should be restricted because works are proposed to be executed on or near the road.

The effect of the order will be that during the dates and times specified below all vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding along the length of road known as Preston Road from the junction with Ayston Road to village speed limit signs

The closure is to enable Tarmac to undertake carriageway patching works on behalf of Rutland County Council.

The duration of the Closure shall be for a maximum period of six months from 21st January 2021 or until the works are completed.

It is anticipated the works will take 1 day. The closure shall come into force when the appropriate signs and diversion route are erected on site.

The duration of the Closure shall be as follows: from 21st January 2021 to 21st January 2021

The alternative route during the closure will be via the route shown on the attached plan and as shown on

The alternative route during the closure will be via the following streets: Ridlington Road, Uppingham Road, Oakham Road, South Street and Brooke Road with a reciprocal route.

Reasonable facilities will be provided to allow access to adjacent premises while the work is being carried out.

Any queries regarding the above please contact Mr B Rush, Network Co-Ordinator, Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP or telephone 01572 722577

Mark Andrews
Interim Chief Executive Catmose
Oakham, Rutland

Please find below a message from Pippa Madgewick.

Happy New Year to you All.

Sunday services
I’ve spoken to the rest of the ministry team and most churchwardens about Sunday services for the next few weeks. While vaccinations are taking place here and many people enjoy being in church we also know the number of Covid-19 cases locally is currently rising fast and have reached over 3 times the numbers recorded a month ago. We are allowed by the government to hold services in church, but my feeling is that to do so in the next few weeks would be unwise, so I propose to only hold online services from next Sunday up to and including 14th February, the start of the school half term week. By then the lockdown should mean infection rates are falling and also many more vulnerable people should have been vaccinated.

Please can you let churchgoers and your wider village community know that churches remain open for private prayer on Wednesdays and Sundays but not Sunday worship for the next few weeks. In making this decision I’m very torn, but look forward to Easter and beyond, when life should be able to open up a bit more and a degree of normality return.

Church life post-Covid-19
The Bishop has written, inviting us to use this time to think of ways our church life should change as we emerge from lockdown. He wrote:

“My challenge is simply this: that we think, reflect, and discuss, around what we should be learning from this year of lockdown about healthy future patterns for our church life. Many questions suggest themselves: here are just a few.

· What has worked well in lockdown? Can we preserve those things? How?

· Why did numbers go up for the online services in the first lockdown? What does that tell us?

· Why did they not go up in the same way, and even go down, during the second lockdown?

· As we think of the things we had to leave behind temporarily, should we take them all up again? Might any of them really have been unnecessary burdens or even idols?

· In many churches “zoom coffee times” seemed to deepen fellowship. How do we follow that up?

· In many churches and benefices, one simplified and shortened service each week seemed to meet the needs of people who would normally prefer their own particular style and service time. Can we learn from that?

· Towns and cities got most of the publicity over lockdown, but what have rural parishes learned, and what can they teach the rest of us?

· What might this time be teaching us about the right patterns of community service, mission, worship, use of buildings, use of technology, ministry and staffing needs, as we move into the future?

And more. You get the picture. I suggest that church leaders and ministry teams should be asking this sort of question now, and encouraging PCCs to think creatively and radically in these areas over the next year or so. I’d love to hear any answers on a postcard or in an email, and I hope we can discuss these matters with courage and wisdom at deanery and diocesan synods in due time.”

He specifically wants responses from rural parishes. What can we tell him from life in Rutland?

Best wishes,

We continue to keep you updated about Rutland’s response to coronavirus and other important news. You’ve receive this information because you previously told us you’d be happy to get updates from Rutland County Council. Please share it with friends and family who may find it helpful.

This is the update from Rutland County Council – Friday 8th January 2021.

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Food donations continue to be vital to enable the Foodbank to continue its great work in giving everyone referred to them a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food.  The next collection from the church porch will be next Wednesday, 13th January.  Please continue to donate generously – your help is much appreciated.

Current shortages are as follows:

Potatoes – tinned or dried;

Tins of fruit, rice pudding, custard;

Jam (not homemade);

Small bags of sugar;

Small long-life sponge puddings;

UHT fruit juice;

Bottles of squash;

Fray Bentos meat pies;

Shower gel, deodorant, shaving gel;

Non-bio washing capsules;

Toilet rolls;

Thank you in anticipation of your assistance.

Debra Thatcher

An update from Anne Harvey

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 starts on October 26th and ends up to 12 months later. I would be delighted if you would sponsor and support me!

“Thank you to those of you who have pledged your support 😊 I made it into Devon and am doing well. By the time the January magazine reaches you, I aim to have reached Bristol – 200 miles in total”



Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Rutland Foodbank throughout the year and throughout the pandemic. A special thank you for donating items specially requested, including Christmas goodies. All of your efforts will have helped many families and relieved a lot of stress and worry for them.

Please see the following link for items currently needed:

Thank you so much to all of you who have donated items for the Peterborough homeless throughout 2020. We have been able to pass on a great number of really useful items of clothing, sleeping bags and tents. Dog food has also been very welcome.

These are extraordinary times and the storage facilities are still fairly full but men’s clothing up to medium size will be gratefully received. May I respectfully ask you to check that the clothes do not need mending as there are no facilities for this.

Many thanks for  your support in helping the homeless and I wish you all a happy and healthy new year!


Margie & Martin Wall
8 East Lane
01572 821397



We hugely appreciate all the support, contributions and donations made to our Alternative Christmas village event with you all in December.

Thank you to everyone who turned out on the night and joined in with the Doorstep Carols and sharing some much-needed Christmas cheer.


Louise Fox, Anne Harvey and Margie Wall on behalf of the PCC.