This page provides information on Ketton community services and facilities include Ketton C of E Primary School; The Ketton Centre which provides the Library and Ketton Community Hub; sports and recreation facilities; places of worship; public meeting places; two public houses and a Post Office/Shop. The Village is served by the Rutland South Police beat, and emergency life support by defibrillators recently installed round the village. Details of a wide range of services in area can be accessed from the Ketton Village Directory button on the Home Page.
The Ketton Centre
THE KETTON CENTRE
The Ketton Centre is a multi-use building on Ketton High Street which formerly housed only Ketton Library. It is now provides part time facilities for Ketton Library and the Ketton Hub 'Coffee Shop'.
The Ketton Hub
The Community Coffee Shop is Open on Tues and Thursday 09.30 to 11.45am. A popular place to enjoy excellent coffee and meet with old and new friends, ad discuss village events Also an opportunity to get or renew library books using the on-line facilities.
Ketton Library is run by Rutland County Council. As well as the opportunity to borrow books, ebooks and DVDs, there is also access to public computers, the internet and a photocopier. The library is open Wednesdays and Fridays 9am - 12 noon and 2pm - 6pm, and on Saturdays from 10am - 1pm.
KETTON POST OFFICE AND SHOP
The Ketton Post Office and Shop is located on the High Street. It provides a valued service to Ketton residents and carries a wide range of food and other items including newspapers.
Post Office opening hours Mon – Fri 09.00 - 17.30
Sat 09.00 - 1230
Shop opening hours Mon - Sat 06.30 - 17.30
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 Railway Inn The Northwick Arms
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.
Hall Close is a large village owned recreation and play area which can be accessed from Redmiles Lane, Bull Lane and from Aldgate via the bridge over the River Chater. It was formerly owned by Ketton Manor, which stood on the site of the current Ketton Hall. It has seating areas, play areas for small children and young people, an outdoor learning area, and a wooded area with a small orchard.
Outdoor Learning Area
A story telling and outdoor classroom area is located in the wood in Hall Close. It has wooden benches and can also be used for picnics.
Hall Close Orchard
The community apple and pear orchard is located in the wooded area of Hall Close. It is the location of the annual Wassail event in February.
Hall Close Playground Area
Our popular and well-equipped public play-ground includes a main playground with swings, climbing frame, slides, rotary swing, seesaw and trip wire, while there is a fenced toddlers area with swings, play houses and a train. There is a hard surface multi activity court by the Sinc Stream.
KETTON PRIMARY SCHOOL
High Street, Ketton, PE9 3TE 01780 720 301
Ketton Church of England Primary School is run by the Rutland Learning Trust in a consortium of other schools in the region. The school has seven classrooms, hall, library and computer area and a playing field.
Ketton Playschool 01780 721676
Ketton Playschool is on the Ketton Primary School site, providing an important service to young families in the village and nearby villages and towns since 1980.
SPORTS AND ACTIVITY FACILITIES
The village has an active Sports and Community Centre with a wide range of sporting activities available. There is also a Guide and Scout Hut.
Ketton Scout and Guide Hut
Pit Lane, Ketton
Ketton Scout & Guide Hut is located on Pit Lane and is available for hire for events, parties and functions.
Ketton Sports & Community Centre
Pit Lane, Ketton
KSCC provides a wide range of sports activities including cricket, tennis, football and bowls.
PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCIES
Ketton is served by a Police team which focuses on local issues. The recent installation of Defibrillators has improved the emergency cover for Ketton
Police in Rutland
The Rutland South neighbourhood beat covers 29 villages, which include Ayston, Barrowden, Belton, Bisbrooke, Braunston, Brooke, Caldecott, Edith Weston, Empingham, Glaston, Gunthorpe, Ketton, Lyddington, Lyndon, Manton, Morcott, North and South Luffenham, Normanton, Pilton, Preston, Ridlington, Seaton, Stoke Dry, Thorpe by Water, Tinwell, Tixover, Wardley and Wing.
More information can be found on their website
Defibrillators and CPR
Ketton has three defibrillators housed in Ketton’s two phone boxes and on the railway signal box. Each defibrillator is coded and logged with the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS). If you are with someone you fear is having a cardiac arrest and has stopped breathing, dial 999 immediately and ask for the ambulance service. Tell the EMAS operator that the person has stopped breathing. You will be asked for your location and an ambulance will be dispatched immediately. You will also be asked if there is a defibrillator in the village and be given a code to unlock the defibrillator cabinet. You will need to get someone to fetch the defibrillator – a neighbour or family member. The operator will stay on the telephone with and talk you through how to give cardiac pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). CPR keeps the blood moving round the body to support vital organs. Once the defibrillator is to hand the EMAS operator will tell you what to do and will stay on the line, advising and supporting, until the ambulance arrives.
If you are unsure about CPR please think about some training. The former Ketton First Responders are happy to give short training courses on CPR and the use of defibrillators. It takes less than an hour and can be in your own home with friends and neighbours. Give Glenis Southern a call on 01780729291 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange some training.