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Would you like to volunteer to join the board of Rutland NHW

We are looking for at least three volunteers to join the Board of Rutland NHW.  If you regularly use the website and or the App you may already have an interest and we would very much like to hear from you.



  1. Data Manager: being a part of the team responsible for the management of the App, the Rutland NHW Association website and our database of members, including development work, where required;


  1. Police Liaison: liaison with the Police and input of crime-related information onto the App and website;


  1. Membership Liaison: liaison with members and clusters, together with the recruitment of new watches, leading to wider coverage of the county;


  1. Secretary: organisation of meetings, correspondence, minutes, etc.


Anyone who is willing to serve in any of the above positions, or who can put us in touch with other parties who might like the opportunity to exercise or revive past skills in some interesting and worthwhile work of unquestionable value to the wider community, is asked to contact Russ Horne (r.horne373@btinternet.com) or Adrian Gombault (agelmtc@tiscali.co.uk) at the earliest opportunity and not later than Sunday 28th April.



Lead thefts from churches on our doorstep!


We have been notified of lead thefts at St Mary Magdalene, Yarwell and St Mary the Virgin, Wansford.  Both churches were targeted on 1st April 2019.  Thieves stripped the north and south chapel roofs at Yarwell, while Wansford has lost all of the lead from the chancel roof.


This is very close to the Rutland borders.  Please do be alert both night and day.  These thieves usually check out the lay of the land prior to attempting to take the lead.  If you see anything suspicious near your church gather as much detail as possible – vehicles, registration numbers etc., and either call the police on 101 or use the App particularly if you have photographs you wish to submit.  You will find a direct link under Heritage Crime – found by clicking reporting crime.


As always, please encourage people to remain vigilant and to report immediately any suspicious activity to the police.



Were you on the M1 last night around 10.30 pm?

Detectives are asking for any motorists who saw a white Mercedes Sprinter van on the M1 last night (Wednesday 3 April) to come forward, after a man dies on the M1.

At around 10.30pm, police received information that the van had been found on the hard shoulder of the northbound carriageway, between junction 22, for Markfield and junction 23, for Shepshed.

When officers arrived, a man was found trapped between the van and the barrier. He was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other people with the vehicle.

We’re asking for anyone who was travelling on the M1, especially on the northbound side, to come forward if you saw a white Mercedes van on the hard shoulder.

Did you notice anything untoward or did you see the vehicle prior to it stopping? If you have a dashcam in your vehicle, please check it for any footage it may have recorded.

If you have any information, please private message us, quoting incident 737 of 3 April.