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November 2014 - Redmile Website Manager Wanted!

Due to time constraints, the current manager of this website is unable to update it as regularly as needed. Would you like to run If so, contact us - it only takes an hour or two each month and advice and some training can be offered to anyone interested in taking it on!

October 2014 - New Redmile Church Cinema Dates added

Redmile Village Cinema, which screens films in St Peter's Church to raise funds for ongoing repairs, has published its latest schedule. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start with refreshments available for sale or bring your own. Adults £4.50, children £3.50 on the door or beforehand from Peggy.

- November 28th - Guardians of the Galaxy

- December 19th - TBC but something festive!

- January 23rd - Cuban Fury

October 2014 - Viking Challenge Attarcts over 1,400 riders

The annual Redmile Viking Challenge this year attracted over 1,400 bike riders from all over the area raising valuable funds for Redmile Primary School and a local charity. Despite the wet weather the day beforehand, the event wasn't too muddy and lived up to its "challenge" moniker. Congratulations to everyone who completed any of the distance events and, as ever, thankyou so much to everyone who helped to organise and run the day; without which Redmile Primary School would have to run separate fund-raising events throughout the year!

November 2013 - Redmile Primary is Ofsted Outstanding!!!

Congratulations to Mrs Hopkins and the staff, governors and pupils at Redmile Primary School. Following Ofsted's recent inspection, the school has been graded outstanding in every category. We are all so proud! The full inspection report can be found at Ofsted's website.

October 2013 - Redmile Viking Challenge Update

The annual Redmile Viking Challenge this year attracted over 1,300 mountain bike riders from all over the area raising valuable funds for Redmile Primary School and the Kinder kidney charity. A huge thankyou to everyone who helped organise the ride and took part!

June 2013 - St Petertide Flower Festival Coming Soon

The St Petertide Flower Festival at St Peter's Church opens with a midsummer preview night on Friday 21st June at 7pm - tickets are £5 each. Tea and cakes will be served in the church on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June between 3pm and 5pm.

May 2013 - Redmile will be busy at the end of May

Belvoir Castle is hosting this year's Caravan Club National event during the bank holiday weekend at the end of May. Be warned that traffic in and around the village will be heavier than usual...

Feb 2013 - The Windmill Inn announced as Gastro Pub of the Year!

The Windmill Inn in Redmile, run for the last 11 years by David and Kirsten Rutt, was recently voted as the Best Gastro Pub in the East Midlands Newspapers' 2012 Food and Drink Awards - congratulations to all involved!

Jan 2013 - Redmile School closed on 21st January

Redmile School has been closed today due to the snow but should reopen tomorrow - please keep an eye on their website for more details.

Nov 2012 - Buffalo Gals in concert

The Buffalo Gals will be arriving in Redmile at the start of December for an evening traditional American music. With an authentic sound driven by fiddle, banjo, percussive step dance, and soaring harmonies, they produce an irresistible show packed with all the excitement, passion and fun of Appalachian, Bluegrass, Blues and Cajun tunes and songs. See the Diary for more information on tickets.

Oct 2012 - Redmile Christmas Fayre

The Redmile Christmas Fayre will be held at 6pm on Thursday 29th November in St Peter's Church. Come along to sample and buy a wide range of high quality and home made Christmas goods!

June 2012 - Fun run cancelled and The Peacock Inn reopens

The fun run planned for the 8th July has been cancelled. However, the next community event - the Barn Dance planned at the Morley's farm on the 23rd June - is going ahead as planned. Tickets are already selling fast so don't miss out on the social event of the month!

The Peacock Inn has also reopened - more updates to follow!

May 2012 - Redmile announces fun run and fresh pizza comes to the village!

There will be fun run held on the 8th July to help raise further funds for St Peter's Church and also support the Nottingham University Hospital's Kinder Appeal. More details and an entry form available in the diary.

A new food service arrived in the village this week. Purely Wood Fired offer pizzas made fresh to order and will be available on Main Street (next to the playpark) most Wednesday's from 5.00pm to 7.30pm. Mmmmmm.....

April 2012 - Peacock Inn Update and New Parish Council Website

Rumour has it that The Peacock Inn will be undergoing an extensive refurbishment over the next couple of months and re-open in time for the summer!

Also, the Parish Council have recently launched their new website.

March 2012 - Peacock Inn Closes!

The Peacock Inn is currently closed - more news to follow.

September 2011 - Mums and Toddlers Group publishes Autumn schedule

The Mums and Toddlers Group, has released their fantastic, fun packed Autumn schedule...

July 2011 - Mums and Toddlers Group Takes Summer Break

The weekly Mums and Toddlers Group, held on Wednesdays in St Peter's Church, is now on holiday until September.

December 2010 - Christmas Activities in Redmile

There's a lot going on in Redmile this month as you can see in the Diary section. The Christmas Market raised over £300 for the community fund, despite the atrocious weather, and Martin Simpson performed as peerlessly as usual for a packed audience in the Church on Thursday 9th. There is also a Christmas Tree decoration competition starting on the 18th December - open to anyone who wishes to enter. Trees must be self-standing and without electric lights. Please contact us if you would like full entry details.

July 2010 - Second Vintage Fayre is a hit!

The second annual Vintage Fayre, held in Redmile on Saturday 26th June, attracted another large audience thanks to the wide range of stalls and activities as well as the baking hot weather. In the playpark, there was a wide range of entertainment on offer including Punch and Judy, a barbeque selling locally produced food, a World Cup Penalty competition (where the skills on show put our national team to shame!), a treasure hunt and various other things for all the family. In the church, many stalls sold a range of homemade cakes, preserves and other items. Thanks to all residents and locals who helped to put on such an excellent event which raised over £3,000 for local good causes. Fingers are crossed for 2011...

Apr 2010 - Sports Quiz Postponed

Who would have thought that a volcano in Iceland could cause so much trouble? The inaugural Sports Quiz at the Peacock Inn is now lacking a quizmaster and will be re-arranged in due course!

Jan 2010 - New Year's Events Added

New events for the village have been added to the diary section - please check for details of upcoming cinema screenings and other activities in St Peter's Church. There are plans afoot to hold the second Vintage Fayre again in June and, finally, this year's Park maintenance plans will be published following the upcoming committee meeting on the 18th Jan - all welcome to attend.

July 2009 - Redmile Vintage Fayre update

The inaugural Redmile Vintage Fayre on the 27th June was a huge success! The rain held until the evening so that everyone who came was able to enjoy the stalls, activities and attractions on offer. The event, combined with the following Wednesday's after-school rounders match, raised a massive £3,000 which contributes significantly towards the village community fund for this year. A heartfelt thankyou to all the organisers and visitors - here's to even bigger and better things for 2010!

June 2009 - Redmile Vintage Fayre comes to the village

A traditional summer fayre at St Peter's Church and in the Playpark. Stalls include vintage crafts, plants, home made preserves and chutneys, old fashioned lemonade, second hand books, sweets, strawberry cream teas and a barbeque. Family fun in the park including Punch and Judy, a pirate ship with a treasure hunt, coconut shy tombola, guessing games and stocks with guest appearances(!). See the diary for full details and pray for good weather....

April 2009 - Playpark Maintenance Update

A big thankyou to all who came along to the spring playpark maintenance day - one of the best attended days in recent years allowed us to get lots done! Unfortunately, we had to remove the parallel bars this year as the bases of the supports had rotted beyond repair. However, a new basketball hoop for the smaller children, as well as repainting the hopscotch grid and a general tidy up will hopefully make up for the loss...

March 2009 - New Village Events

Lots more happening in Redmile over the coming months - check out the diary section for details...

February 2009 - New Conservation Group in the Vale.

For all keen nature lovers and birdwatchers, you can now keep in touch with the local barn own population and share information and news with other "twitchers" - read the first newsletter of the Vale Barn Owls Conservation Group here.

January 2009 - New Playpark Equipment Docking Soon...

Exciting news! The good ship "Treasure Chest" will shortly be steaming into position in Redmile Playpark - watch this space me hearties!

October 2008 - Thankyou! and New Dates for the Diary

Thankyou to all who came along (Iain, Duncan, Tim S, Tim H, Chris and Nathaniel) and helped paint the fencing at the playpark on Saturday - there's still a 12ft section left to finish of the front fence - any volunteers? The next playpark committee meeting is at The Peacock Inn on Monday 3rd November at 8pm. As the playpark is both funded and maintained by local families, it's essential that everyone tries to give their time or their money (or both!) to ensure that this resource stays open - please do come along if you can.

There are also some new village events scheduled in November and December to help raise funds for St Peter's - have a look in the diary section for details.

October 2008 - Mum's Market and Playpark Maintenance Day

Come along to this evening event at The Peacock Inn, Redmile on Thursday 30th October and support your local toddler and baby group! Download the poster here for more details...

Also, please come along to the playpark on Saturday 25th October and help with some refurbishment ready for the winter - old clothes and a sense of humour essential!

May 2008 - Summer Ball Cancelled

The 2008 Redmile Summer Ball, which was to be held on Friday 20th June 2008 at The Peacock Inn, has been postponed. For more details, and pictures of last year's ball, click here.

Nov 2007 - Playpark Maintenance Day Update

The playpark committee would like to thank those hardy souls who turned up on Saturday 27th October and helped repair the small climber, small slide and the picnic tables. Additionally, many thanks to Brendon who organised the day, collected the materials and erected the new fence along the rear edge of the park. The next committee meeting is in the diary for January - more members would be welcome to ensure that we can keep the park open and safe for our many hundreds of annual visitors.

Sept 2007 - Playpark Maintenance Day and Cheese & Wine Update

The playpark committee are organising a maintenance day for SATURDAY 27TH OCTOBER and would like your support to help spruce up the park before winter arrives. If possible, please contact us beforehand to let us know you're coming or just turn up on the day.

No experience/skills/tools necessary; just a sense of humour and some community spirit!

Also recently held was Louise's annual cheese and wine evening which, through a combination of ticket sales and some great raffle prizes, raised over £400 for the playpark fund this year. Thanks to Louise and Richard for hosting so effortlessly!

July 2007 - Village Events Update

Two great events, the Redmile Summer Ball and a village barbecue were held in late June and mid-July, raising over £1000 to help fund the ongoing maintenance and improvement of the Playpark. For those who haven't yet seen themselves in OK! magazine, there are photos of the Ball available here...

Additionally, St Peter's Church held the annual church fair (inside due to the inclement weather!) on Saturday 7th July and raised £260. However, St Peter's is in need of additional assistance to help meet its operational costs over the coming years and all interested parties are cordially invited to attend the fundraising kick-off in September - details in the diary.

July 2007 - NHW Update

Overnight Monday 9th/Tuesday 10th, a van was broken into in Redmile and a quantity of power tools removed. Anyone with relevant information should contact Leicestershire Constabulary on 0116 222 2222.

April 2007 - Parish Council - Redmile Nomination Required

The Local Elections are round the corner in early May and Melton BC have raised the need for a second Redmile resident who would be willing to stand for the six-seat parish council.

A more formal notice will appear shortly on the village noticeboard adjacent to the playpark or contact us if you would like more details in the interim.

April 2007 - Playpark Easter Egg Hunt Update

The 2007 Easter Egg Hunt raised lots of money to help support the park this year - photos and more details here.

March 2007 - Playpark Fundraiser Update

The first two events of the Playpark fundraising calendar are unveiled. On Thursday 29th March there will be a Children & Toddler's Easter Egg hunt starting at 3.30pm in the park (£2 per child) - details in the Diary section.

For the grown-ups, a Summer Ball is being organised - to be held at the Peacock Inn on Friday 29th June. This promises to be the social event of the summer and places are limited - so book early!

March 2007 - NHW Update

Leicestershire police would like all locals to be vigilant of suspicious door-to-door salespeople, currently offering dusters in this area.

In addition, on Thursday 15th March, a jack russell terrier named Tizzy was stolen from a garden in Waltham on the Wolds. Police are warning all pet owners to be vigilant following the theft of an additional four dogs from a nearby village within the last month.

If you have any information on either of these topics, please contact Leics police directly on 0116 222 2222.

You can also find the latest Melton Rural Police newsletter here.

March 2007

March and April are shaping up to be busy months in the village with Mother's Day and Easter activities featuring high in the website Diary section.

Also in March is this year's annual parish meeting, to be held at 7.30pm on Monday the 12th March at Plungar Village Hall, which offers you a convenient opportunity to discuss your thoughts on the running of the village directly with council members.

And, as the weather improves with the spring, this year's playpark maintenance rota swings into action and will be complemented by a soon-to-be-announced series of fundraising events - many thanks to all who give up their time to help.

If you are aware of any news, views or events that you think ought to be shown to the Redmile.Org audience, then please e-mail us. We can upload items reasonably quickly and are happy to help promote anything that is Redmile-based.

Best wishes for the coming season!

February 2007

Welcome to - a new website for and by the villagers of Redmile, Leicestershire, UK.

The site contains information about various aspects of life in the village and you can navigate to each section by clicking on the buttons above-right.

Anybody is welcome to get involved in the ongoing maintenance of and we want this site to remain an accurate and informal source of local information.

So, if you would like to be involved, please e-Mail with your news, views, comments, suggestions or offers of help. Remember, you are our best source of information on local news and events so please do get in touch!


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