Royal British Legion – Poppy Appeal – Afternoon Tea, Coffee and Cakes – November 13th at 14:00 – 16:00 


There will be a Christmas Coffee Morning held in the Village Hall on Friday 3rd December at 10:30 – 12:00 

After a few years gap the Village Hall on Friday 17th December will host a Social Night, a chance to come along for as long as you want, meet with friends and make new ones. Children very welcome. The bar will be open from 7.00 pm to 11.00 pm and there will be a good selection of drinks all reasonably priced. Children’s soft drinks are free and nibbles are complimentary. The event is licensed.  There will be no need to buy a ticket but it would be nice to know if you plan to join us.

For more information please contact us.
David & Pat Roome – 01572 821416 /

We have received a thank you letter from the Help For Heroes Team and we would like to share this with you. Please click on the link to view HFH Thank You ltr

Thank you once again for your support at the event.


Dave & Pat Roome


The Help For Heroes fundraiser held on October 29th  raised a total of £350.

Capt. Gary Rutherford of the 1st Military Working Dog Regiment from St George’s Barracks gave a very interesting talk about the important role working dogs play in the military and his own experiences of 20 years service including tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Gary covered the breeds used for different purposes and stressed that wherever possible retired dogs were re-homed, usually with their former handler but civilians can also apply to adopt a retired dog. If you are interested in re-homing one you could contact Gary.

Gary’s colleague Stacey brought along his retired working dog Bodo a Malinois (Belgian Shepherd) whose very affectionate nature in licking and fussing with some of the audience belied his previous role as a ‘bite’ dog!

A very big thanks to all who attended and made donations. The finger food afterwards was tasty and plentiful. A most informative and eye opening evening.

Dave Roome



Friday, November 19th 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm start


We regret to advise that the Village Hall Team Quiz has been cancelled.

This is because of the recent increases in COVID19 cases nationally. Socially distancing the tables indoors could prove difficult. Therefore out of respect towards all participants, it was felt that this event should be deferred to a later date.

Thank you,
Dave Roome



in aid of the


You may have noticed that Ridlington has been without a poppy appeal collection since the retirement of the last regional volunteer coordinator.

Over many years the residents of Ridlington have been hugely supportive of this appeal.

This year afternoon tea, coffee and cakes will be served at

 Ridlington Village Hall

 Saturday 13th November 2021

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Your support would be greatly appreciated, so please come along and help make this an enjoyable event whilst supporting the invaluable work of the Royal British Legion.

If you would like to pledge a cake please contact

Shelagh   on  07592 590541
Jo   on  07885 513755


Capt Gary Rutherford RAVC
1st Military Working Dog Regiment
St George’s Barracks Nt Luffenham

Will be giving a talk about the important work his regiment carry’s out and his own experiences over 20 years service which includes tours of duty in Iraq & Afghanistan.

On Friday October 29th – 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm
At Ridlington Village Hall

Tickets £12.50 (under 18’s free) includes a glass of Wine or Beer plus nibbles.

For a place/s please book by October 10th, there are still seats available (for comfort places are limited). Payment by cheque made out to ‘Help for Heroes’ or cash

David Roome – 5 Main Street, Ridlington, LE15 9AU
Email –
Tel.:  – 01572 821416


Our  next Walking Group takes place on Wednesday 6th October, leaving at 2:00 pm from outside the Village Hall.

If you are interested in organising or taking part – or would just like more information, please contact Anne or David Harvey or John Morrell.