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The Rutland Scene now covers the whole of the county EVERY month, plus our new community scene covers all of Stamford, The Deepings and Bourne. Our magazines have an even stronger focus on Community events and what’s on and are available to pick up FREE in all supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, pubs, hotels, community centres plus many more outlets. The City Scene, which is distributed throughout Peterborough, has a strong focus on the city and what to see and do. This is available in all shopping Centres and supermarkets as well as the POSH Ground, Railway Station, Greyhound Stadium, plus many more outlets across the city.

Your Wedding Scene is a dedicated magazine for local brides and grooms. Having 100’s of inspirational ideas, tips and advice to all brides living in the area. This local bible for brides is available from wedding fares, wedding venues and also stands in Queensgate (including Waitrose), Serpentine Green, Rivergate, POSH Ground.

Our latest launch – The Business Scene is targeted to local businesses and includes many articles about launching and running a business. Giving help, tips and advice as well as lots of ways to help you save and make more money. It is Royal Mail delivered to 5000 MD’s and Executives within a 20 mile radius of Peterborough. You can also view all of our magazines online or follow us Facebook City Scene & Twitter @yourlocalscene. If you would like further information or details about any of our magazines, then please do not hesitate to contact Heidi Semple (publisher) on 01780 783613,


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Goldmark Gallery welcomes Jim Malone P26


Useful numbers 4&5 Community 6-10 Garden Scene 13 Beauty 14 & 15 Interiors; Window dressings 22 & 23 Goldmark Gallery 26 What’s on 28 & 29 Pet Scene 30 Family & Craft Scene 31 Book reviews 32 Scene Trade Directory 34 This amazing shot of Barnsdale Lodge Hotel and Rutland Water was supplied by Barnsdale Lodge.

Welcome Welcome to the new look Rutland Community Scene magazine! We are delighted to bring together all of Rutland every month, to share all the fantastic community news and what’s on available. Rutland has been busy this month, with news across pages 6-10. Stay in touch with us if you have your own community news and updates. Our September garden scene is all about preparing your garden for the cooler months. It’s time to store crops and make sure your lawn is all set for those chilly mornings. (see page 13). Indoors, we’re all drawing the curtains earlier, so now is a good time to consider a mini makeover for those window dressings. (see pages 22 – 23). This month is the start of the Rugby World Cup, hosted in New Zealand. Plenty of early morning starts to watch the matches live! Also, take note, it’s the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ on 30 September – why not organise your own? Stay in touch and if you have news, email us at

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Need a phone number?

Then look

no further than our useful numbers Police, Health, Sports clubs, Libraries, Vets and Places of Worship Helplines/Advice, Public Services POLICE

Non emergency (0116) 222 2222 In a non emergency - for example not requiring police attendance - or to report a nonurgent crime, there is one telephone number for the whole of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Support Advicelines

Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 Emergencies 999 Childline - 0800 11 11 Parentline 0808 800 2222 Samaritans 08457 909090

Citzens Advice Bureau 56 High Street Oakham LE15 6AL 0845 120 3705

Local Councils

Rutland County Council Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP Tel: 01572 722577 E: Uppingham Town Council The Town Hall, High Street East, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9PY - 01572 822681 www: Rutland Adult Learning Enquiries and Enrolment E: adultlearning@


HEALTH Doctors

Barrowden Surgery 8 Kings Lane LE15 8EF 01572 748635 Dr D A J Ker & Partners Cold Overton Road Oakham LE15 6NT Empingham Medical Centre 37 Main Street LE15 8PR Ketton Surgery Geeston Road PE9 3RH 01572 823531 Market Overton Surgery Thistleton Road LE15 7PP 0844 815 1470 Somerby Surgery Oakham Road LE14 2PZ 0844 815 1470 The Uppingham Surgery 2 London Road LE15 9TJ 01572 823531


Ashdale Pharmacy 3 Market Place, Uppingham LE15 9QH 01572 822343 Boots The Chemist 26 High Street East, Uppingham LE15 9PZ 01572 823304 Boots The Chemist 18 High Street, Oakham LE15 6AL 01572 722024

Oakham Town Council Day Lewis Victoria Hall, High Street, 21 High Street, Oakham Oakham LE15 6AH September 2011 | Email: 01572 723627

Valley Pharmacy Kings Lane, Barrowden LE15 8EF 01572 747433 Your Local Boots Pharmacy Cold Overton Road, Oakham LE15 6NT 01572 770101


ADP Oakham The White House, 17 Burley Road Oakham, LE15 6DH 01572 770579 D S Nadany 2 Market Street, Oakham LE15 6DY 01572 755002 Dentith & Dentith 83 South Street, Oakham LE15 6BG 01572 755970 J A Gwyther 74 High Street, Oakham LE15 6AS 01572 755260 Oakham Dental Studio Knight’s Yard, Gaol Street Oakham, LE15 6AQ 01572 771775 RM Allen 9 Market Place, Uppingham LE15 9QH - 01572 821040 R M Pancholi / M P Gokani Unit 3, Ayston House, Ayston Road Uppingham LE15 9RL 01572 823595 West Road Dental Practice 71 West Road, Oakham LE15 6LT 01572 722677


Catmose Sports Centre 0300 456 2020 Oakham School Sports Centre 01572 758754 Rutland County Council Active Recreation Team 01572 722577


Rutland Athletic Club 01572 757617 01572 723606


Oakham Badminton Club


Royce Rangers Junior FC 07800749907 / 01572821189

Horse riding

RutlandRidingClub 01780 755237


Ketton Tennis Club 01780 460501


Oakham Volleyball Club 01572 812544


Oakham Library Catmose Street LE15 6HW 01572 722918

Lyddington, Stoke Dry, Seaton, Caldecott, Glaston, Bisbrooke, Harringworth The Revd Jane Baxter 01572 822717

Ketton Library High Street PE93TE 01780 720580

Uppingham, Ayston, Belton,Wardley The Revd Canon Stephen Evans 01572 823381

Ryhall Library Coppice Road, PE9 4HY 01780751726 Mobile Library offers a fortnightly service to the villages of Rutland


Best Friends Veterinary Centre Melton Road, Oakham, LE15 6AY 01572 770011 Oakham Veterinary Hospital Ashwell Road, Oakham, LE15 7QH 01572 722647


Rutland Veterinary Centre 12a Ayston Road, Uppingham, LE15 9RL 01572 822399


Rutland Sailing Club 01780 720292


Oakham Tennis Club 07966 466482 / 07971 457739

Empingham – Edith Weston, North Luffenham, Lyndon, Manton, Whitwell, Preston, Ridlington,Wing, Pilton The Revd Stuart Mitchell 01780 460139

Uppingham Library, Queen Street LE15 9QR 01572 823218

Oakham Rugby Club 01664 454421 01572 770274 Rutland Running Club 01572 755533

Cottesmore, Barrow & Burley Greetham,Thistleton, Stretton, Clipsham, Exton 01572 812202 (Cottesmore Church office)


Oakham Ashwell, Braunston in Rutland, Brooke, Egleton, Hambleton, Langham, Market Overton,Teigh,Whissendine The Revd Lee Francis- Dehqani 01572 722108 Ryhall, Essendine, Carlby The Revd Patrick McKee 01780 762398

Barrowden & Wakerley, South Luffenham, Morcott, Duddington Tixover The Revd Geoff Angell 01572 747192 Ketton, Collyweston, Easton on the Hill,Wittering The Revd David Everett 01780 720228 St Josephs Catholic Church, Oakham 01572 722308 Congregational Church, Oakham 01733 262086 Methodist Church, Oakham 01572 756946 Methodist Church, Uppingham 01572 722239 Baptist Church, Oakham 01572 724990 Langham Baptist Church 01572 768386 The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) 59 South Street, Oakham 01780 460454 (voicemail) Market Overton Free Church 01572 767383

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Community Following the success of “Just Desserts” in 2010, The Lions Club of Rutland have organised their second annual restaurant appeal, this year called “Dine for the Lions”. All proceeds from this event, which will runs throughout September will go towards supporting junior sports clubs within Rutland. In conjunction with Rutland County Council, Rutland Lions will be working with the Local Sports Alliance to reach out to junior sports clubs within Rutland, and will be inviting bids from them which are aimed at attracting and retaining young people in sporting activity. This might be in the shape of equipment, facilities, coaching or even travelling expenses. So far 27 local restaurants have signed up for this appeal. Each will offer all customers who donate £1 or more when paying for their meal, entry into the Dine for the Lions draw for a Free Meal for Two at their restaurant; so there will be a large number of Free Meals for Two to be won during this appeal. Main sponsorship is by Rutland Radio who will be providing plenty of coverage during September as well as displaying information and listing all participants on their website.

DO YOU HAVE COMMUNITY NEWS TO SHARE? Your new look Rutland Scene has even more community news and events and we can’t put this together without you! Send through fundraising plans, awards news, business news, events and aspects of life in Rutland you want to share. Contact us on 01780 783613 or email

STAPLEFORD PARK WINS GOURMET BRITAIN AWARD Stapleford Park, near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, has been declared best hotel in the nationwide Gourmet Britain 2011 awards this week. Gourmet Britain is fast becoming the leading online foodies resource at, created in 2005 by Simon Scrutton, who previously worked with Egon Ronay. He and his team of gourmets work hard to experience the widest possible range of food places recommended by their readers. Stapleford was said to offer “a unique combination of individually-designed luxurious bedrooms, plus top-class service and good food. The range of activities – from golf through archery to a school of falconry – makes Stapleford a unique establishment”. |


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Fifty for Fifty with the British Heart Foundation


Help celebrate the 50th Birthday of the BHF by aiming to raise £50 sponsorship for your Rutland event – FIFTY for FIFTY! Just a pound for every year the BHF has been doing its life saving pioneering work. If you are looking to register a team member or a child under the age of 16, please call the Customer Services Team on 0800 169 3672 What’s the route? The 17mile family route follows the same circuit as the 23mile, but does not include the peninsula. What time does it start? The 17 mile route will start between 9:30am and 10:30am


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Rutland Water ~ Sykes Lane Saturday 17th September

Come and meet local charities and groups who are all involved with the Rutland Community. Activities, Games, Information & Support. See what your community can do for you and what you can do for your community!

Housewares Gifts Toys Menswear Ladies wear Lingerie Bath & Bedding Beds Curtains

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Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm Sun - Closed Telephone: 01780 783613 | September 2011



BUSINESSES URGED TO ENTER VISIT ENGLAND AWARDS Discover Rutland are urging Rutland tourism businesses to submit an application for the Visit England Awards for Excellence 2012. The awards have changed slightly and there will be no East Midlands Tourism regional final as all applications will go straight to Visit England to be reviewed. Dates for the submissions are also slightly different to previous years as there is no regional final; applications will open on 1 September and will close on 6 January. All applications are being made online and there is no need to complete a hard copy form. The Visit England categories remain the same as for 2011. The categories are: • Access for All Award • Bed & Breakfast / Guest Accommodation of the Year • Best Tourism Event • Best Tourism Experience of the Year • Large Hotel of the Year • Business Tourism Award • Caravan Holiday Park of the Year • Large Visitor Attraction of the Year • Small Visitor Attraction of the Year • Outstanding Customer Service Award • Self-Catering Holiday of the Year • Small Hotel of the Year • Sustainable Tourism Award • Visitor Information Provider of the Year • Taste of England Award


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Home & Garden


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Garden Scene September

Home & Garden

By Joseph Whitehead

Subtle rustic tints appearing amongst now tired foliage, heavy dews underfoot and that gentle, calm, winding down feeling replaces the bustle that was summer, autumn has arrived. I love this time of year!

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Kitchen garden Lift and store main crop potatoes to avoid damage from slugs. Dry and with loose soil knocked off, store in paper or Hessian sacks. Pick apples as they ripen. Extras can be stored in boxes or on shelves in a cool room or shed out of the sunlight. Never store damaged or bruised fruit and check regularly for rot. Prepare a bed for autumn planted garlic and over wintering onions. For an early crop next year sow broad beans.

Ornamental garden Keep dead heading to get the longest display from late flowering perennials. Collect and sow ripe seed, take late summer cuttings of Salvias and Penstemons.

Lawns This is the perfect time for lawn maintenance; 1 Scarify your lawn using a wire rake or petrol scarifyer. 2 Improve drainage by plunging the tines of a folk to their full depth across the lawn.

3 Apply an autumn/ winter slow realise fertiliser, to keep the sward healthy. 4 Apply evenly a bagged top dressing with grass seed that suits your lawn added to the top dressing.

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Health & Beauty Essence hair salon of Uppingham is delighted to welcome new young stylist Kelly Jones. Kelly studied at Stamford College, working to level three and brings experience from a Stamford based salon. Kelly is welcoming new clients now and Essence can offer a cut and blow dry with Kelly for just £25. The salon continues to offer the Kerastraight hair straighening treatment which is 100% formaldehyde and aldehyde free. The treatment instantly repairs the hair and can be used in conjunction with colour treatments. On the day you can see instant results, which can last for up to four months. All staff offering this treatment have been technically trained and can offer you after care advice.

Babywear IN STOCK NOW School Uniforms Stocked for C of E Oakham Primary New Designs


Spring/Summer Fashions

Catmose Primary Catmose College Brooke Hill Primary

St Mary & St John Primary Plus plain uniform available 5 Crown Walk, Oakham 01572 771775


hair works

To book with Kelly for a new Autumn look call 01572 822715

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Hair & Beauty Treatments Tues & Weds 9:00 -5.30pm Thurs 9:00 – 5:00pm Fri 9:00 – 6:00pm, Sat 8:30 – 2:30pm

01780 460528

13 Church Street , Empingham, Rutland

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Goldmark Gallery welcomes Jim Malone Goldmark Gallery is very pleased to announce the dates of the forthcoming, highly anticipated exhibition of new pots by Jim Malone. Somewhat of a maverick within his field, Malone’s nonconformist approach to life has echoed throughout his potting career, leading him to become one of the most important and respected British potters working today. Malone was first convinced of his calling in the early 70s after seeing early Korean pots at the V&A. His inspiration from Far Eastern pottery continues today, producing highly accomplished work with an emphatic personal stamp all of his own. Expect to see striking combinations of Tenmoku jars and slab bottles with brilliant blue/green copper pours, elegant bottles with perfectly proportioned necks finished with a rich olive Nuka and yunomi; teabowls, ashed and incised or ridged and stamped. Now living in Cumbria with his wife, he revels in the imposed near-isolation of his surroundings, living an almost self-sufficient way of life. From his very large bottles (some over 2ft high) to the smallest of yunomis, they all display the natural unforced beauty distinctive not only of Malone’s pots, but also of the landscape in which he makes them. That is, as Jim puts it, “so long as the kiln gods smile on me!”. 17 September – 15 October 2011 | Free entry. Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham, Rutland. 01572 821 424. Open Monday to Saturday 9.30am - 5.30pm, Sunday and Bank Holidays 2.30pm - 5.30pm


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Add a Unique, Beautiful Character Beam to ANY Property...

Cover unsightly RSJs, Pipework and Lintels... For more information please call Chris 01778 380693/ 07715 531 896

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Whats On

BOX OFFICE: 01572 758 441 Film bookings £4.50/£3.50 Concessions/£13 Family Ticket


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Whats On 1 – 4 September

Burghley Horse Trials Burghley House, Stamford Box Office number: 01933 304 744

The Vitruvian The Vitruvian is still a race that will be even tougher to finish than it is to pronounce or even get into. Starting with an initial 1900 metre swim which sets the standard for the rest of the race. The following 84km bike which includes two climbs over the notorious Rutland Ripple and incorporates nearly 1000m of climbing is just the second stage of suffering before the 21km run gets under way just to finish things off. 10 September

Rutland Ride & Stride

10am until 6pm Contact Join in with this sponsored event raising money for the Rutland Historic Churches Preservation Trust.Walk, jog or cycle your way around as many Rutland churches as you can manage in a day! This event raises money for a number of churches within Rutland and is a safe and enjoyable way to take in lots of fascinating churches whilst supporting a worthy cause.

16 – 18 September

Luxury Antiques Weekend at Stapleford Park

The Stapleford Park Country House Hotel & Sporting Estate is the impressive setting for the second Luxury Antiques Weekend at Stapleford Park, organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited. Tickets £5, including catalogue (and re-admission) Friday 11 am – 6pm Saturday 10.30am – 6pm Sunday 10.30am – 5pm 01797 252030

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Pet Scene

GRASS SEEDS Dog owners


At this time of the year vets can see this problem on a daily basis. Grass seeds are shaped like tiny darts. Once it pierces the skin (toes, ears, eyes etc). The dart is unable to come out and tracks its way through the dog. It is not unknown for a grass seed to enter the dog through the toes and travel up to the shoulder and get trapped - which will need to be surgically removed - this can be painful for your dog and costly to you. All dogs are at risk from grass seeds but long haired, long eared dogs like spaniels, and dogs with hairy feet are especially susceptible. Avoid walking in areas where grass seeds are likely to be present Always check your pet’s feet, ears, eyes, and coat after every walk Keep coat short especially around the feet.


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Patching passion A simple but very effective craft is ‘ Decopatch’. Not heard of it? It is a similar technique to Papier-mâché but with beautiful papers, allows you to transform simple everyday items around the home. It’s easy, not too messy and not an expensive hobby if you look to recycle picture frames for

Family Scene example. The paper is deep dyed and glazed and doesn’t break apart when glued. The colours also don’t run. Ideal for; picture frames, tired looking side tables, mirror frames, trinket boxes

Because it is a very thin, but strong and flexible paper, decopatch is especially easy to use. Decopatch can be applied to most materials, for example metal, wood, plastic, glass, paper mache, wicker, ceramics and cardboard. *Decopatch paper is easily applied to any kind of surface (flat or uneven). *Decopatch is the only paper which produces a smooth texture and a real paint effect. *Decopatch paper is deep-dyed and glazed. It will not break apart when glued, and the colours will never fade or run.

If you’re stuck for ideas on how to entertain the children on those late summer weekends, then why not take them to Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre for some holiday fun on your doorstep? or call 01780 782254. Telephone: 01780 783613 | September 2011


Review Book Recomendations with Naomi From The Scene Magazines


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Scene Trade Directory We Clean

Mark Toms Electrical Contractor Part P registered domestic installer Rewires - Extensions - New Build Alterations + Additions Inspection + Testing

Established since 1981 providing Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Fully Insured service

01780 720018

Tel: 01572 821848 Mob: 07801 446 793 Uppingham Rutland

Sheerwood Skip Services Recycling & Transfer Station Wood Lane, Greetham in Rutland LE15 7SN

07850 144367

4, 6 & 8 Yard Skips - Next day delivery Suppliers of Sand, Balast, Top Soil, Limestone and Gravel at competitive prices. Farm waste acceptable upon appointment.


Rewires Electrical Test PAT New Work Upgrade Consumer Units Extra Sockets Extra Lights Fault Finding Outside Security Lights Extra Telephone Points

Haven’t got time or hate Ironing??

Call Karen – 01780 720018 established since 1993. Reliable Ironing service – free collection and delivery

Tel: 01572 822507 E

OAKHAM PEST CONTROL Tel: 01780 460450

Help with troublesome pests, Rats. Mice, Squirrels, Moles, Bees, Wasps, Ants, Bed Bugs, Fleas, Cockroaches, Pigeon’s & House Clean Ups.

Mob: 07821 142221 34

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