REMEMBRANCE DAY 2018

This year Remembrance Day will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. The village will mark this special event in a number of ways:

  • Remembrance Day Service – 10.40am on Sunday 11th November in the Parish Church, followed by Wreath Laying at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission plot in the Churchyard. All are most welcome.
  • A Poppy art installation in the Church – The Village Knit and Natter Group have knitted over 600 poppies which will form a magnificent evocative arch at the Church Door throughout November
  • An opportunity to display copies of photographs, letters etc of family members that have been involved in any conflict in the past 100 years. These will be displayed in the Church. If you would like to be involved please contact Janet Whittaker – Tel: 721216 email: rutlandwhittakers@outlook.com.

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

St George’s Barracks – Time for Action

RCC will shortly be making major decisions about the St George’s Barracks development. On 26th November 2018 they will consider an application for Housing Infrastructure Funds that will be used to pay for some of the infrastructure developments needed, if they are to build a new town in the heart of the County. Once this bid is submitted, the process will be underway and will develop a momentum that will be impossible to stop. If you do not support the proposal to build a new town on our doorstep,  we need your help to influence the outcome. Now is the “Time for Action”. How can you help?  

  • WRITE LETTERS to every Rutland County Councillor – Tell them what you think
  • ATTEND the meeting at Catmose on Monday 26th November at 7pm
  • ASK QUESTIONS at the meeting on 26th November.

We will shortly be writing to all residents explaining how they can help to influence the decision and providing details of how to contact all County Councillors and offer some of the issues that you may wish to address.

If you do nothing, this huge development that may take 40+ years to complete will be foist upon the County, with no regard to the impact on the lives of you and your families.

 

PBG Cummings  – Chair NLPC

Tel: 01780 720124 / email: pbgcummings@gmail.com

This Post will expire at 12:28pm on Friday November 30th, 2018.

St George’s Barracks – Presentation to RCC Scrutiny Panel

On 11th October 2017, Paul Cummings (Chair NLPC) representing the SGB Advisory Group gave a presentation to the RCC Special Growth, Infrastructure and Resources Scrutiny Panel. The aim of the presentation was to highlight the concerns of of the villagers of North Luffenham, Edith Weston, Ketton, South Luffenham, Manton, Empingham and Normanton and to try to show the County Council some of the significant and unresolved flaws in their proposals to build a new town of 1,500 to 3,770 homes (a town larger than Uppingham) and a huge limestone quarry on the existing St George’s Barracks site. A copy of the presentation is attached.

Presentation Scrutiny Panel

On 26th November 2018, The County Council will be considering an application to the Government (Department of Housing Communities and Local Government)  for Housing Infrastructure Funds (HIF). We are concerned that such an application will inevitably lead to a Planning Application in 2019 to develop the site. Once this process has started in November it will be very difficult, and indeed probably impossible to stop. The proposals will see the site being turned into a massive construction site which could take up to 40 years to complete. It is the view of local Parish Councils that there remain many unresolved objections both as to principle and procedure. We believe that the current proposals are totally unsuitable for St George’s Barracks and that the County Council have isolated themselves and lost the confidence of those most affected and indeed much of the County. We believe RCC has an obligation to hear, diligently listen to and act upon the views, hopes and aspirations of its communities.

As noted in the conclusion to our presentation, “If the current proposal is the only one on the table, it deserves to be rejected out of hand. If a genuine root and branch alternative is considered possible, we trust you (RCC) will take our views into account from the outset, we stand ready to work together to find a solution that is Right for Rutland.”

HealthyRutland Grant Scheme

Rutland CC Healthy Grant Scheme aims to encourage projects which improve health and wellbeing, promote independence, and reduce the impact of long term health conditions.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available, and are welcomed from community groups, voluntary sector organisations, schools, parish and town councils.

For more information contact: Clare.Thomas@citizensadvicerutland.org.uk or visit: www.rutlandwellbeing.org.uk/news/healthy-rutland-grant-scheme

NORTH LUFFENHAM GARDEN CLUB – MEETING 11th OCTOBER

It is October already – the long hot summer of 2018 has now passed and it is time
to come to the garden club on the second Thursday of each month, in the
Community Centre.

We start the season off with nursery grower, Jo Bennison of Bennison’s Peonies
on Thursday 11th October, at 7.30 pm, when we will be introduced to many of
these beauties and learn some specialist tips on how to grow them.

We welcome non-members (£2 per meeting) as well as members. There are
refreshments, a raffle and sometimes plants for sale.

For Further information:  Katy Ellis – Tel: 722173

This Post will expire at 10:21am on Saturday October 20th, 2018.

BONFIRE NIGHT – MONDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2018 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Parish Council are finalising plans for Bonfire Night 2018 and need to identify more volunteers to assist with Stewarding and Bucket Collections. This is a great Village evening but it does need your help to deliver a safe and financially secure event. If you would be able to help please call – Paul Cummings: 01780 720124 or email: pbgcummings@gmail.com.

Many thanks

Planning Application 2018/0954/CAT

PROPOSAL: T1 and T2 Cherry trees to be re-pollard to previous points due to previous pollarding which has created a cycle of needed works before the epicormic growth becomes too large.
Sunny Knoll Farm Cottage 2A Digby Drive North Luffenham Rutland LE15 8JS

LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION – ST GEORGE’S BARRACKS

Thank to everyone that has submitted a response to the Local Plan consultation regarding the proposed development at St George’s Barracks. Responses delivered to The Fox or 11 Digby Drive will be delivered to RCC this morning. The Parish Council met on Thursday 20th September and endorsed a formal response to the consultation which is attached.

Clearly this is but one element of a major campaign to convince the County Council that a new town is not needed in the heart of the County. The next stage will be to make our County Council members aware of the strength of opinion against a development of the proposed size, currently 2,700 new homes. Further information on how you can help will be published later this week.

Paul Cummings – Chair NLPC – 01780 720124 / pbgcummings@gmail.com

SGB – Consultation Sep 18 NLPC Response

Message from RCC re Fraud Alert

The Council has taken a large number of calls from residents who say they’ve been contacted by scammers posing as Council officers and asking for bank details over the phone. In some cases they are also claiming to work for the resident’s bank to extract this information.

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Our advice to resident’s is as follows and we would appreciate it if you could help to share these messages online, via social media or any other channels at your disposal:

  • Rutland County Council will never contact residents out of the blue to ask for their bank details
  • Anyone who does get a call from someone claiming to be from the Council and asking for bank details should hang up straight away – do not give out any personal information
  • They should then report the call to the national fraud reporting centre, Action Fraud on: 0300 123 2040 or online at: www.actionfraud.police.uk

We have already been in touch with our pool of local media and Leicestershire Police, who are supporting this.

Lastly, there is a news item on our website if you would like to link to this in your local communications: www.rutland.gov.uk/my-council/council-news/residents-warned-about-phone-scam.