Ladies Bicycle for Sale

Giant Liv Rove 2 Disc Women’s Aluminium Mountain Bike – bought as a gift for my wife, but a cyclist she is not, … literally only used 3 or 4 times.

£300 buyer collects.

ALUXX Grade Aluminium frame

Giant GX28 Wheelset

SR Suntour NEX 4610 D suspension fork with lockout

Colour: Dark Blue/Lavender/Light Blue”

The bike is size S (small) 

Specification Level is 2

please contact John Chapman on 07771 835995 or

This Post will expire at 2:23pm on Thursday September 10th, 2020.

Parish Council and Trust Meetings (Virtual); Monday 10th August 7.30pm

Please find attached the papers relating to the above meetings. A link to the meeting will be posted here next Monday. Here is the link:

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How to get a youngster out of the house

The answer is quite simple – get him/her a 2 wheeler bike and start them off on a programme of tasting the freedom of the open road or park or whatever – just like Grandparents of today looked upon it as the first step to adulthood???

 Happy to say that the bike featured here started our own grandson on a 2 wheeler but now at the age of 9 he has well outgrown it.

So, it’s offered free to a Good Home as they say. Incidentally , the height of the frame from ground level to where the saddle stem fits is 26”

Please contact Tim Clifton on 01780 720689 or

This Post will expire at 11:37am on Tuesday September 1st, 2020.

Road Closure notice: Station Road – 6th and 7th August 2020

Please see the attached notice concerning the closure of Station Road from Wireless Hill Roundabout to the Railway Crossing.
The closure is to enable Tarmac to undertake carriageway patching works on behalf of Rutland County Council


Is there anyone who could spare time to deliver the Benefice (ie, Church)  Magazine to fifteen houses in lower Ancaster Way?  The Magazine comes at the end of the month, and is distributed by volunteers in the ten villages in the Benefice, of which we, North Luffenham, are one.
We are very grateful to Valerie who has done this for years now, and wish her well.
If interested, please contact Mima Bolton, Acre End, The Jetties,, 01780-720906

South Luffenham Table Top Sale – Saturday July 25th

Tabletop Sale
Have you had a good clear out whilst in lockdown? Have items that are too good for the tip? Would like to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer research?
On Saturday July 25th in the South Luffenham Village Hall there will be a tabletop sale from 10am-4pm to raise donations for Macmillan Cancer research as we will not be able to hold the usual coffee morning to support them in September. It will be carried out within the recently published Covid19 guidelines for Village Halls with numbers in the hall at any one time being monitored, gloves available and facilities for hand sanitiser and hand washing in place.
If you would like to donate items, please contact Tracy Steward and arrangements will be made to bring your items to the hall at least 3 days before the event. Tracy 01780 729006

It’s time to raise your voice!

This leaflet is being delivered to all households in the parish and has been produced by the North Luffenham St. Georges Barrack’s Group and has the endorsment of the Parish Council. Please download the complete leaflet by clicking on the following:

Please tick one of the boxes on the back of the leaflet and return to The Fox or email your response to by Wednesday 15th July. You may want to respond to RCC’s online questionnaire and make your views known at If you want to know more of the issues involved then download the link below. This will form the basis, along with your views, of NLPC’s reponse to the Statement of Community Involvement consultation

Consultation of the Local Plan will begin in August: this not only has profound implications for local parishes but for the whole of Rutland. North Luffenham Parish Councillors have been involved in the initiation of a campaign, ‘Fight4Rutland

Update on donations for Rutland Foodbank

On behalf of the Rutland Foodbank I’m pleased to say thank you to everyone involved in the Community Collections Scheme. No-one could have predicated the situation we find ourselves in and the impact upon our local communities. Already this financial year the Foodbank has helped over 550 people in food poverty. The number of referrals is rising and we anticipate an increase in the rate of referrals as furlough ends and sadly firms need to make redundancies. 

Your extremely generous donations were so well timed that we now have healthy stocks in the warehouse of certain items but there are a few products that we will always need regularly. I wonder if I might take this opportunity to refocus the current shortages and ask that you consider asking your community to pop these in the collection box. We really appreciate donations of the long-life sponge pudding packs and Smash-type potatoes. We have very good supplies of toiletries at the moment but do run short of disposable razors quite regularly. Unfortunately we cannot accept fresh or homemade food or food past the best before/use-by date. At the moment we are blessed with mountains of baked-beans, tinned soups, dried pasta and cereals so for the moment we would ask not to donate these until further notice.

Occasionally we run very short of an item so in that situation we put a shout-out on the Rutland Foodbank Facebook page (it’s accessible to browse even if you are not signed up for Facebook). If you need to contact the foodbank team directly please email on 

RCC Covid-19 Newsletter

Dear resident,

I had hoped I wouldn’t be writing another covid newsletter but with the very recent news of Leicester City being put in lockdown I feel I must.  As I write Rutland still has very few confirmed cases or coronavirus related deaths but neither the local authority nor the police can legally stop people visiting our beautiful county and, unknowingly, bring the virus here.  So, to keep safe, the message remains: wash your hands frequently and thoroughly; social distance when going out and stay at home as far as possible.

Meanwhile Rutland County Council officers are working hard to keep us all safe and are also working very closely with colleagues in Leicester and Leicestershire, albeit virtually, to ensure we learn from what is happening in Leicester.  Therefore don’t expect things in Rutland to return to normal any time soon.  There are no plans to open libraries and the museum nor the CA site at Cottesmore (North Luffenham remains open) and day to day business such as reviewing parking problems will not be happening; the Council simply doesn’t have the capacity.  Rutland Council’s web page for Covid is regularly updated and offers useful information and the help line, 01572 729603, remains open during office hours.  Please feel free to contact me if you need any help. Stay safe.  Stay happy.

Gale Waller

County Councillor, Normanton Ward

North Luffenham Parish Council and Trust Meetings Monday 6th July @ 7.30 pm (Virtual)

Please find attached the agenda and supporting papers for the above meetings which will take place virtually. A link to the meetings will be published on this website on Monday 6th July

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