Free events for Rutland based Community groups & Voluntary Sector organisations.

The Rutland Community Wellbeing Service has organised four events for local voluntary organisations and community groups. These free short events (no longer than a half day) are intended to provide some initial awareness of topics that may affect local groups.

The events and dates are:

Lone Worker Safety – Afternoon of 18th June 2018

Trustee Roles and Responsibilities – Afternoon of 25th June 2018

Environmental Impact of your group – Morning of 28th June 2018

Safeguarding – Morning of 17th July 2018

For more information and to book your free ticket visit the news section of their website or call 01572 725805.

Simon Mutsaars Chief Officer of Citizens Advice Rutland said “The Rutland Community Wellbeing Service intends to run a number of awareness and information events on a range of subjects and we hope that the information provided in each short session will prove invaluable to local voluntary and community groups.”


There is just one week left to comment on the draft Masterplan consultation that proposes to turn St.Georges Barracks and the airfield training area in to a new town and large quarry. If you are concerned about these proposals then make sure your voice is heard, the more comments received from the local community the more chance we have of influencing the final form of the development.
Our influence has already been felt in the choice of options, the chosen option includes a ‘green gap’ between the new town and North Luffenham because the Parish Council lobbied on your behalf on this point. So what you say now matters.
You can respond on line by going to this webpage:
There is a link at the bottom of the page to the online form.
Or if you would like a paper form and a copy of the development proposals please contact Tim Collins at 6 Sycamore Road or by email
Key Issues to consider in your response
1. The scale and density of the proposed new town; is this ‘Right for Rutland’? If build as currently proposed the new town will have 3,500 homes, this equates to about 9,800 people. Rutland’s total population is currently only about 38,000 people. What do you think?
2. While we welcome the Masterplan’s proposal for a green gap to separate the village from the new town is this green gap wide enough? The current plans also suggest that much of the green gap should be given over to playing fields. The Parish Council feels that the green gap could be wider, a proper ‘greenbelt’ between our village and the new town and that it should not be suburbanised with playing fields. We feel the last point is of particular importance as it poses a real risk to the green space: unused playing fields have been sold off for housing development and if well used they pose a threat of development creep with clubhouses and night time flood lights. We believe the green gap should be part of the proposed country park and available for the quiet enjoyment of all local residents.What do you think?
3. The Masterplan proposes that a quarry should be developed to within a few hundred metres of North Luffenham and that it should extend up to the southernmost boundary of the old airfield. This poses a noise and pollution risk to our village. The Parish Council believes there should be a wider separation zone, and that the quarry should not cross south of the old airfield taxi way. This would provide a better buffer zone, be less intrusive in the wider landscape and would also conserve an access corridor to the proposed heritage and ecology zone around the Thor Missile Sites. Importantly this access corridor would continue to provide fantastic views over the Chater valley, views that would be lost to the public if the site was quarried.What do you think?
4. The Masterplan does not currently set out any clear plans for the infrastructure that will (or won’t) be provided before and during the building of the new town. We feel this is a major omission. In addition to the issues already mentioned the acceptability of the proposals will depend on improvements to major road junctions and how the routes the inhabitants of the new town are steered (through careful design and planning) to use in getting to and from it.What do you think?
Now is your chance to make your voice heard – don’t miss out.
PS – If you have already responded and feel there are still issues you would like to raise then please respond again to the consultation

Cricket on the Oval – Tuesday Night League

North Luffenham will be playing their first home match of the Borough League Tuesday evening series against Sproxton  at 6pm tomorrow.

Everyone is welcome to come along and watch, and if you fancy a knock call Woody on 07719264041


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Many thanks indeed to all those that helped to make Village Day such a great success, though the weather did inevitably help. It is always good to see the village come together for such an event and it was very special to see so many of our younger citizens having fun. None of this would have happened without your support. On behalf of the Parish Council and indeed the village,  I would thank on your behalf all those who helped to make the day so special, including:

Preparatory Grass Cutting – Pete Burrows / Chater Choir – Tracey Steward and so many wonderful singers / Archery – Michael Anker and Tim Clifton / Target Golf – Charles Cade / Dog Show – Sarah’s Pet Care Services and Bill Whittaker / Frisby Golf – Graham & Pippa Madgwick / Church/Remembrance Poppies – Janet Whittaker & Fay Cummings /  Basketball – Mathew Butcher / Croquet – Tim & Hilary Smith / Football Skills – Ben Eshelby / Rounders – Judy Cade & Di  Wickowski /  Pizza in a Box – North Luffenham Scouts / Tug of War – Sue Roberts / Bar – Trish & Debbie / BBQ – Liz Caffarelli / Jane Roche / Afternoon Teas – Hilary Hudson, Charlene Hudson, Janet Heasell, Sue / Cakes Stall – Vanja House, Val Smith, Penny McKinley & Sue Read and anyone that I might have inadvertently forgotten (With sincere apologies).

A great day thank you,  one and all.  Paul Cummings



The deadline for the submission of comments on the proposed development at St George’s Barracks has, at our request,  been extended to 14th Jun 18. If you say nothing, RCC will accept your tacit support to the proposed new town of 3,570 new homes, an industrial estate and a 200 hectare quarry on your doorstep.  It is really important that you have your say using the questionnaire provided or by email using the pro forma at:

I attach a copy of a letter that I hope to get published in next week’s papers:

SGB May 18 – V2

Paul Cummings – Chair NLPC


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