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Please join us: we need your help and your involvement!

Why? The Neighbourhood Plan Survey asked questions about what was good and not so good about the parish and how you wanted it to look and develop in the next ten years.
The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group would like to present the results of that survey and explain the purpose of the Plan. The impact of the plan will be wide ranging and just one of the aims is to protect the parish from adverse effects of the proposed development at St. George’s Barracks.

In particular your comments are needed as this Neighborhood Plan is for you, the residents of North Luffenham Parish.

Please join us for one of the following virtual meetings by Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87263523277?pwd=Z0Iwd0Y2TmxtSElvQXFocFFEMUVqQT09
Meeting ID: 872 6352 3277 Passcode: 292804) 

Wednesday 25th November at 4pm.
Sunday 29th November at 5pm.
Monday 30th November at 7.30pm.

There will also be a poster display at The Fox on:

Tuesday 8th December (somebody will be on hand to answer your questions from 6pm)
Thursday 10th December (help on queries from 3pm)

We will take note of everything you have to say. Post it notes will also be available for your comments.(The social distancing guidelines in place at the time will be observed)

Neighbourhood Plan – Have Your Say!

Don’t forget there will be a presentation on the Neighbourhood Plan today at 4pm

This will be your opportunity to influence the planning in the Parish for the next 15 years. The plan will cover building at St Georges Barracks, development in the village, including the Conservation area, Speeding, Parking and Environmental issues (footpaths, climate change, and the local countryside)

If you want to have your say on any of the above, you need to be in the call!

Due to the current Covid 19 restrictions, this will be a virtual meeting held via Zoom

Click on the link below to join the call

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86963009804?pwd=czB6WU92N0NBbjJSc2IwaWVGb0w1dz09

Meeting ID: 869 6300 9804
Passcode: 159244

This Post will expire at 8:09am on Thursday December 10th, 2020.

Invitation to Rutland residents: Local experiences of using health and care services

We are inviting Rutland residents to attend an important online event to discuss local experiences of using health and care services. We are bringing together a panel of health and care professionals to hear from you and answer questions about the provision of care closer to home.

During the event we will be discussing how we jointly develop a local plan for health and care in Rutland and we want you to be involved. We want to hear from the community about what we can do to develop services, to improve the health and wellbeing of all of those who live in the area.

Whether you are interested in primary, secondary (mental and physical), acute or care, we want to hear from you.

Join us online on Thursday 3 December 2020 at 6.30pm – 8pm to take part. We look forward to seeing you there.

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting <https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/ap/t-59584e83/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fteams.microsoft.com%2Fl%2Fmeetup-join%2F19%253ameeting_NDA5NGU3YWEtNThiMS00NzgxLThjYjYtNWI5MTZkYmI3YzRm%2540thread.v2%2F0%3Fcontext%3D%257b%2522Tid%2522%253a%2522cdbddc73-78fb-4b6f-8b6b-0d165d385518%2522%252c%2522Oid%2522%253a%25225eaaa3f6-d542-435a-8367-cc81e0112376%2522%257d&data=04%7C01%7CGWaller%40rutland.gov.uk%7C939bc0545bf44a3df6f008d88c790ebf%7C60a080bbbc0f4d9399c183748e10674d%7C1%7C0%7C637413798855587599%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=KOm6ZYFTyx5tqzw73n6E0MO%2BZjkWeiSH9S4ZK7maaZM%3D&reserved=0>

Or call in (audio only)

+44 20 3443 8728,,461425589# <tel:+442034438728,,461425589#> United Kingdom, London

Phone Conference ID: 461 425 589#

Christmas Present Ideas – The Boot Inn Afternoon Tea Vouchers

Afternoon Tea vouchers! A fantastic Christmas present. We can print & post the vouchers to you or a loved one or we can simply e-mail you your voucher for you to print off at home drop us an e-mail at thebootinnrutland@gmail.com or message on Facebook.

This Post will expire at 11:11am on Saturday December 26th, 2020.

Invitation to Rutland residents: Local experiences of using health and care services

We are inviting Rutland residents to attend an important online event to discuss local experiences of using health and care services.  We are bringing together a panel of health and care professionals to hear from you and answer questions about the provision of care closer to home.  

During the event we will be discussing how we jointly develop a local plan for health and care in Rutland and we want you to be involved. We want to hear from the community about what we can do to develop services, to improve the health and wellbeing of all of those who live in the area.

Whether you are interested in primary, secondary (mental and physical), acute or care, we want to hear from you.

Join us online on Thursday 3 December 2020 at 6.30pm – 8pm to take part. We look forward to seeing you there.

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+44 20 3443 8728,,461425589#   United Kingdom, London

Phone Conference ID: 461 425 589#

A Christmas idea for North Luffenham village

Have you ever visited Naples and seen some of their elaborate nativity scenes? In amongst the chaos of village life, can you find Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus? Have you spotted the wise men? And some angels? Are there any shepherds?

The Christmas story is full of people, the characters we know and the unnamed people of Bethlehem. As people here, can we make a village nativity scene?

Here is a village and it needs people . . . .
Here are lots of little wooden people ready to be painted . . . .
Here are some sheep that need shepherds . . . .   

The older classes at school have been given people to decorate and ideas about making a class nativity scene with them. Do other people in the village want to join in too?

I’ve got some extra wooden people, plus instructions to explain good ways to do this. You could make:

Some traditional nativity characters: Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, shepherds, wise men, angels

Other people from the Biblical story:  innkeeper, ordinary inhabitant of Bethlehem etc

Other characters from our village or anyone else you want to make

Please email Pippa rectorrwb@gmail.com  if you’d like to rise to this challenge. Completed figures are needed by Friday 11th December.

When the individual class scenes have been created, I’d like to combine them, at school or in church, along with additions from the village (restrictions permitting) to create a single village display that we can all enjoy.

This Post will expire at 6:33pm on Saturday December 26th, 2020.

Village Jigsaw Swap?

As “Lockdown 2” progresses, and the nights get ever longer, there has been a suggestion for a Jigsaw swap in the village.

If you have a jigsaw that you have completed, or do not need any more, and you want to pass it on to other people in the village, please leave it in the old telephone box on Church Street. It can then be recycled around the other jigsaw fans in North Luffenham

Looking for a House in the Luffenhams

We are looking to move back into North or South Luffenham and are looking for a family home with 4/5 bed house ( or 3 bed able to extend) with ample garden and parking. We have sold (subject to contract ) and have somewhere to move to in the mean time. 

If anyone is thinking of moving and wish to save yourself some agent fees please do give us a call. 

Thank you. 

Charlie and Annie Burns. 

07514092856

In Remembrance

Lest we forget.

Thinking of the men who died for our way of life from RAF North Luffenham and RAF Woolfox Lodge, local resident Gareth Jones is looking at how the heritage of these battlefields can be recognised.

Gareth has researched the background of the airmen buried in North Luffenham churchyard, and has recorded them on his website

You may be interested in his blog and some amazing stories documented there.

https://lnkd.in/dwvUDXX

The WW2 men resting in the North Luffenham churchyard are a minor sample from Bomber Command war, where 55,500 aircrew died and 8403 were wounded. Not known is how many RAF and WRAF lost their lives on the ground. There are also 11 war graves at North Luffenham from the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1952, 53 and 54 in the Cold War.

We will remember them. Please contact me if you are interested or have any stories to add. http://www.rafnorthluffenhamheritage.me.uk/?p

You may also recall the previous posts on the website recording the men from North Luffenham who died during World War 1

RCC Temporary Road Closures

Please see the attached notices concerning road closures near North Luffenham to allow patching of the road surface.

RCC Road Closure Notice: TRO-20-143 North Luffenham Road, Morcott

Please see the attached road closure notice concerning North Luffenham Road Morcott.

The closure and one-way system are scheduled to be in place for 365 days. The closure and oneway system shall come into force when the appropriate signs and diversion route are erected on site.
The duration of the Closure and One-way System shall be as follows: from 19th November 2020 to the completion of the new Waste site entrance.

Following queries raised by residents, I wrote to RCC today for clarification of several points. The response I received is as follows:

As specified in the original email, the new TTRO is a continuation of the one-way system that was originally in place.

The previous TTRO for the closure and one-way system had a time period of 6 months, as that runs out on the 18th November this new TTRO has had to be issued.

There will be no changes to the signs and restrictions that have been in place for the previous 6 months, and as far as I am aware the tip will continue to operate as it has done since its re-opening.

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Planning Application 2020/1213/FUL

Town and Country Planning Act 1990

Town & Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015
PROPOSAL: Variation of Condition 2 (Approved Plans) of planning application
2017/0008/FUL – Erection of 3 new dwellings.
Pasture House, Glebe Road, North Luffenham
An application for the above proposal has been received by the Local Planning Authority and you are invited to submit your comments by 1 December 2020. The details of the application are available to view on our website https://publicaccess.rutland.gov.uk/online-applications/ by entering the reference number above.

Takeaway Beer at The Boot Inn South Luffenham

Fancy a beer? We are able to offer you takeaway beer and ciders at the discounted rates below. All you need to do is send a WhatsApp message to Mark (07545153698) with your order and we will arrange a time with you for collection.
We have 2 pint cartons for you or you can bring your own container.

Guinness £3
Prava £3
Morretti £3
Aspalls £3
Magnus £3
Carling £2.50
Laines IPA £3
Bottles of Erdinger 3 for £5

Our Ice machine is running so if you want free ice when you collect a beer order bring a plastic tub and we will fill that up for you too.

Takeaway menu out soon and starting next week!

Local Plan Consultation – Last Day, and Sample Submission

Today is the last day that you can make a representation on the draft Local Plan – it needs to be received by RCC by 4:15PM today

Other posts on the topic have outlined the issues and topics that are judged to be inadequate and should be challenged.

For those of you short of time there are two Word documents with representations included. Should you wish, you can download these, modify as you feel fit, complete the personal details (you cannot make anonymous submissions) and email to RCC at

localplan@rutland.gov.uk

Remember this needs to be completed by 4:15 PM today

Remember Remember the 6th November!

If you don’t want RCC to get away with the extensive list of issues with the Local Plan – (see below) please remember to submit your representation before 16:15 tomorrow

As a minimum you can add your name to the representation being submitted by Fight4Rutland here:

Add me to Fight4Rutlands Local Plan Submissio

An overview of the issues identified with the RCC plan are here:

https://mcusercontent.com/16fe7c161963f3e0198ac4bd1/files/d9b6e204-b7af-4784-9461-a041c1117877/Short_form_responses_to_Reg_19_for_social_media.pdf

The documents used for North Luffenham Parish Councils own submission are here:

https://northluffenham.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/NLCP-response-for-EGM-20201103T090051Z-001-1.zip

If you would like to make your own submission to RCC, based on the information in Fight4Rutlands document, the details are here:
Firgh4Rutland Sample Representation

Please do not let RCC get away with:

  • Flawed Consultation Process 
  • Inaccurate  Population Projections 
  • Promoting unustainable Development
  • Poor Location of development
  • Overstating the housing supply requirements for Rutland
  • Location of affordable housing
  • Impact on Rutland Water area
  • Lack of sustainable transport


If you need assistance with making your own submission, the Parish Council can help – email us on planning@northluffenham.com


This Post will expire at 6:26pm on Saturday December 5th, 2020.

Remembrance Sunday – Covid Lockdown Update

In this world of ever moving goal posts, the Army at St George’s Barracks remain keen to mark Remembrance this year in some public way, and the very latest government advice does allow Remembrance events. The original plan will still go ahead, with an outdoor ceremony, people will be well separated and it will be short.

Service will be In the churchyard – please wear suitable clothing and footwear

10.45am    8-11-20

Maintain social distancing and bring a seat if you need one

ONE additional thing

Contact details of those attending will be recorded via the NHS app or name/phone number (and kept for 21 days then destroyed) for the Test and Trace system

This Post will expire at 8:39am on Friday December 4th, 2020.