RCC Response to North Luffenham / Edith Weston Concerns Paper

RCC have published their responses to the joint Concerns paper from North Luffenham / Edith Weston on the proposed St Georges Barracks development

It can be found on the RCC ST Georges Web page here:


St Georges RCC Master Plan Consultation

RCC have confirmed that consultation around the first high-level plan for St George’s will take from 11th to 27th May 2018.

During this time local communities, the wider Rutland public and key stakeholder groups will be asked to share their views on the ideas and suggestions being put forward for discussion.

If you have any questions about the consultation or any of the information outlined above, please contact RCC via email: stgeorges@rutland.gov.uk

The following public events will take place as part of the consultation:

Activity Location Date Time
Open exhibition Victoria Hall, Oakham Friday 11 May 2018 3.00pm to 7.00pm
Open exhibition Victoria Hall, Oakham Saturday 12 May 2018 10.00am to 2.00pm
Open exhibition Oakham Library Monday 13 May to Sunday 27 May 2018 Normal Library opening hours
Presentation and drop-in session St Mary and St John Primary School, North Luffenham Wednesday 16 May 2018 6.30pm to 9.00pm
Drop-in session Uppingham Town Hall Thursday 17 May 2018 2.00pm to 8.00pm
Presentation and drop-in session Edith Weston Village Hall Wednesday 23 May 2018 6.30pm to 9.00pm
Drop-in session Ketton Library Wednesday 30 May 2018 2.00pm to 8.00pm


Planning Application: Fir Tree House Ketton Road

PROPOSAL: Proposed alterations and extension to existing garage to create additional double garage with storage room above.

Reference: 2018/0304/FUL

Fir Tree House, Ketton Road, North Luffenham, STAMFORD, Rutland, PE9 3UT

Full details available at:  RCC Planning Database


The Fox – 4th Annual Beer Festival

The Fox will be holding its 4th Annual Beer Festival, with16 real ales – cider – live music – good food  on the MAYDAY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND 4-7th MAY

  • Friday 4th May Live music from local band ‘The Tin Pigeons’
  • Saturday 5th May 8.30pm Live rock and pop music from ‘The Extones’
  • Sunday 6th May 8.30pm Open mic afternoon 4pm-7pm Karaoke 7pm- Late
  • Monday 7th May 7pm Beer festival quiz Cash Prizes


THE FOX 1 PINFOLD LANE NORTH LUFFENHAM RUTLAND LE15 8LE www.thefoxrutland.co.uk TEL : 01780 720991


Many thanks indeed to the 150 Villagers that attended the APM on Monday evening. The Minutes of the meeting will be published shortly.
The evening provided an opportunity to hear the County Council’s response to the “Concerns” paper that had been prepared by the Joint Edith Weston / North Luffenham Working Group. The RCC paper which was discussed at the meeting is attached below.

In questions the key points arising included – “What are the proposed infrastructure developments and how can we influence this” and “where is the evidence that a new town of this size is needed, which dwarfs the requirement identified in the local plan”.

The Parish Council Working Group will meet shortly to discuss how we get our message across to the whole County.

The next milestone in the process will be the publication of a draft Master Plan and we have invited RCC to present this to the village on Wed 16th May 18 in the School Hall at 6.30pm.


PBG Cummings  Tel: 01780 720124 email:  pbgcummings@gmail.com

Issues and Response – St Georges Concerns Latest v1.1 (16-04-18)

The 6th North Luffenham Safari Supper – 14th Apr 18

I would wish to thank everyone that helped in the organisation and the 30 Couples that participated in the Safari Supper on Saturday evening. It certainly was great fun and enabled lots of people to meet new friends. At the end of the evening we were able to present a cheque to the sum of £600 to Dove Cottage Day Hospice – many thanks to all.

If you have any comments on how to improve the event do please contact me. If you were unable to attend please do join us next time – it is well worth while.

Paul Cummings – pbgcummings@gmail.com
Tel: 01780 720124

North Luffenham Parish Council – Annual Parish Meeting – 7.30pm Monday 16th April 2018

North Luffenham’s Annual Parish Meeting will held at 7.30pm on Monday, 16th April 2018 in the School Hall. All residents of North Luffenham are welcome.

The Chairman and many of your Councillors will be in attendance to answer any questions concerning Parish Council affairs. The agenda is shown below together with the Chairman’s Report which will be considered at the meeting.

Following the Annual Meeting The Leader of RCC, Cllr Oliver Hemsley and the Chief Executive Mrs Heln Briggs will make a presentation on the ‘Concerns paper’ that had been presented by the Parish Council concerning the proposed development of up to 3,000 new homes, an industrial estate and a quarry on the sire of the Barracks. This development will inevitably impact upon all residents and you are strongly urged to attend this meeting to put your concerns to the County Council’s representatives.

VILLAGE DAY / SPORTS – 20 MAY 18 – Can you help??

Do you want a Village Event on The Oval on 20th May 18 – If so we need Volunteers willing to assist with simple games, teas, stalls and the like. Without help from the Village the event cannot get off the ground.  If you would be willing to assist with organization or to help with activities on the day please call:  Paul Cummings. Tel: 01780 720124

Many thanks

North Luffenham Garden Club meeting Thursday 12 April at 7.30pm

This month on Thursday 12 April at 7.30pm in the Community Centre we will be welcoming Neil Tyers from the National Auricula and Primula Society. A specialist grower of Auriculas, he will give an illustrated talk on all aspects of growing and keeping these wonderful plants.

For our final speaker of the season, on Thursday 10 May, we will have a presentation from a previous visitor to our garden club, Geoff Hodge, looking in detail at scented plants in the garden. Geoff is a prolific garden writer, with a wide area of knowledge which he loves to pass onto other gardeners.

All welcome, non members pay £2.


Chater Bowls Club;New Season Begins in May

Chater Bowls Club in North Luffenham, opens its doors to Summer 2018 from 2pm on Tuesday 1st May. This is when we will be holding our first meeting for Club members to limber up for the coming season and offers superb an opportunity for potential members in the locale to test themselves with expert advice on hand if required!

So do come along and try your hand at Sir Francis Drake’s favourite game in the fresh air of North Luffenham!!

 Chater is a small and particularly friendly club which, in addition to its weekly get-together, plays friendly matches, usually around twice a week in the Summer, against local clubs in Rutland, Leicestershire, Northants and in and around Stamford.

So why not consider spending the Summer in the excellent company of girls and boys who, whilst being slightly competitive (well who is not!), put the emphasis on having fun.

 We have spare sets of bowls available; all we ask is that you wear flat soled shoes. Remember it’s 2pm on TUESDAY MAY 1st.

 If you wish to know more about Chater Bowls club please contact , Alan Costello, on 01572 823244 or at chaterbowls@gmail.com

NLPC Extraordinary (Trust) Meeting: 09/04/2018

The Chairman of the Parish Council has called an ExtraordinaryMeeting (as Trustee for The Oval and Allotment Field Garden) on Monday, 9th April 2018, immediately following the Extraordinary General Parish Council meeting, in the Community Centre.

Please review the Agenda for this meeting: NLPC-agenda-extraordinary-Trust-09.04.2018.

NLPC Extraordinary General Meeting: 09/04/2018

Further to the post on 02/04/2018, owning to delays associated with the Easter break it has been necessary for the Chairman to revise the Agenda for the Extraordinary Meeting of the Parish Council on Monday 9th April 2018 in the Community Centre commencing at 7pm.

Please disregard the previous version and review the revised Agenda for this meeting: NLPC-agenda-extraordinary-General-09.04.2018