Ketton Community Services and facilities include Ketton C of E Primary School; The Ketton Centre which provides the Library, Surgery and Ketton Community Hub; sports and recreation facilities; places of worship; public meeting places; two public houses and a Post Office/Shop.
Ketton Library is provided by Rutland County Council and is open Wednesday and Friday 9am to 12 Noon & 2pm to 6pm, and Saturdays 10am until 1pm. Ketton Surgery is a branch of Uppingham Surgery and is open Monday 8.30 -11.00am, Tuesday 3.30 - 5.30 pm, and a Nurse led Clinic on Friday 8.30 - 11.00am. Ketton Community Hub is open Tuesday and Thursday 09.30 to 11.45 as a place to meet with old and make new friends.
Public Meeting Places
There are local meeting places at St Mary’s Congregational Hall, the Methodist Church Hall and a larger room at the Northwick Arms. Both the Congregational Hall and the Methodist Hall are currently well used for a range of fitness and social activities including the Jack and Jill Club, a group for the parents/carers with young children. There are also rooms at the Scout Hut and KSCC. However there is no large meeting area suitable for a village of the size of Ketton. The Ketton Sports & Community Centre is planning to build a large Community facility.
Community Activities and Events
There are 31 separate village clubs/organisations in Ketton, and some villagers attend more than one. The most popular clubs/organisations are Ketton Sports and Community Centre, Ketton Horticultural Society, the Community Choir, the Film Club, Darby and Joan, Women’s Institute, Mothers Union and the Walking Group. Over the past year village activities included the Wassail in Hall Close orchard in January, the Queens Birthday celebrations and the Village fete in the summer. A series of Village Talking Walks given by Monty Andrew are very popular.
Ketton has a long and interesting history. A digital record of photographs and images is being produced, and a Ketton History Group is being formed.
Public Houses and Shops
Public Houses: There are two public houses in Ketton, The Railway Inn and the Northwick Arms.
The Railway Inn is a listed building in Church Street which has recently been refurbished. It is very popular and hosts regular quiz and other themed evenings
The Northwick Arms is a listed building which has recently reopened after refurbishment. It is larger then the Railway Inn and has extensive grounds and a meeting room. It serves meals.
The village is well provided for with a Post Office and Shop, and Stamford has a wide range of shops.
The largest business in Ketton is Hanson Cement. There are also a number of small businesses operating from units on the Pit Lane Estate, and recently a conservatory and design company began working from refurbished premises on the old Ketton Club premises. There are a number of service providers in the education and health sectors such as Ketton Primary School and the Chater Lodge Care Home. There is now only one shop/post office in the village. Despite the very rural nature of Ketton area there are few farms.
The Whitebread Trust is a local village charity which grants money to voluntary organisations and individuals in the village. The trust is prepared to consider any request. IIt has supported many individuals and local organisations and recently has also provided funds for 2 public access defibrillators to be placed in the village.
If you or your organisation are based in Ketton and need some money that will help you improve your skills or expand your services and facilities, please drop a note explaining your request to the chairman of the trust via the Parish Office. In total the trust has awarded £23,855 over the last 12 months but this is only about 70% of our income and we are looking to help more people in the village.