Safety Issues

The reopening of the Household Waste and Recycling Centre on Tuesday 19th May will possibly result in a considerable increase in traffic. The way the route to and from the site has been organised means that there will be more two way traffic through North Luffenham, Glebe Rd. to the Pilton Cross Rd.. The return route from Morcott is through South Luffenham, North Luffenham Rd., The Settings and Glebe Rd..

These lanes are popular with walkers, often in family groups, and cyclists so please take extra care or try other lanes to walk and cycle.

North Luffenham Parish Council suggested an alternative route that would have substantially reduced this two way traffic but this was not accepted.

North Luffenham Household Waste and Recycling Centre

North Luffenham Household Waste and Recycling Centre will reopen for essential waste from Tuesday 19 May 2020. The site will be open six days a week (Tuesday to Sunday), from 10am to 4pm. Waste should only be brought to the site if it cannot be stored safely at home or disposed of in other legitimate ways.

Wherever possible, we are asking people to continue using weekly kerbside waste and recycling collections, our Bulky Waste Collection Service or hold on to bulk waste for a few more weeks.

 A number of special measures will be in place to maintain social distancing and run the site safely. These include:

  • A temporary road closure and one-way system between Pilton crossroads and the village of Morcott. No access to North Luffenham HWRC from the direction of Morcott. Access will be maintained for residents
  •  A maximum of four vehicles unloading on-site at a time, with no more than two persons per vehicle
  • Visitors must observe social distancing and stay two metres away from each other and site staff at all times
  • The site will close for 15 minutes at 12.00pm, 2.00pm and 4.00pm each day so that it can be cleaned
  • No trailers will be accepted on-site because of the need to move vehicles in and out as quickly as possible
  • Visitors are asked to pre-sort their waste and separate out materials like metal, wood and plastics before traveling to the site
  • Staff at the site will provide instructions but cannot help to unload or put waste items into containers
  • Please see the attached frequently asked questions

NLPC Annual Parish Council Meeting and Trust meeting (both Virtual) Monday 18th May at 7pm

Please see below the Agenda and supporting papers for the above meetings. Details of the link to the virtual meetings will be posted next Monday

The link to the meeting is here:

Join with Google Meet: meet.google.com/itb-vfto-nzn · Up to 250 participants

Thank you from North Luffenham Sewing Bees & Invitation to donate to the FTLOS Fundraising Appeal

We took a bit of a break on VE day but there were still some generous folk around who kindly donated £ to the official FTLOS appeal for funds.  A big THANK YOU to those who raised a total of £81; this is being used to buy fabric needed for some specific hospital PPE.

If anyone missed the bucket going round at Gerry’s salute, here is the link to the Just Giving page… Alternatively, you can contribute in person at our nearest donation box located in Edith Weston Village Shop:-

Just Giving:   https://bit.ly/FTLOS_RutLincs

Meanwhile, the Sewing & Stitching Bees of North Luffenham continue to re-purpose your duvets, sheets and fabric into scrub suits, hats & laundry bags.

Whilst we now number more than 20 busy bees, we still need more sewers & cutters – whether you can manage a straight line or fancy a go at hats & headbands.

Please contact Liliane Coogan (01780 721047) if you would to join our merry band of helpers 😊.

As for our Scrub Catwalk 2020, you might recognise some familiar faces & fabrics in our most recent creations …

Many thanks for anything & everything you can do at this time.

More information on the whole programme here

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433476800227482/

Stay Safe 😊

Lin Burrows

This Post will expire at 2:05pm on Saturday July 11th, 2020.

Covid-19 RCC Newsletter 10

Dear resident,

Two opportunities to have fun are coming up; the bank holiday weekend and the 75th anniversary of VE day on 8th May. Rutland Radio is inviting everyone to get into the swing of the now virtual VE day https://www.rutlandradio.co.uk/events/virtual-ve-day/ and the Lord Lieutenant is encouraging us all to raise a cup (or glass) at 3pm on 8 May and cheer. Anyone who is active on social media can enjoy and interact with dedicated ‘VE Day 75 Rutland’ social media accounts set up in advance of the anniversary: · Facebook · Twitter · Instagram

Rutland County Museum and Oakham Castle both have special digital exhibitions marking VE Day 75 on their respective websites: www.oakhamcastle.org/veday75 and rutlandcountymuseum.org.uk/v-e-day-75-years

Remember, though, the rules of lockdown. Keep to your own homes and gardens with only those you live with for any celebration, and social distancing also still applies. Only make essential journeys (sadly, visiting family isn’t essential) but have a super weekend.

A local service has been set up within the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland health area for anyone suffering a mental health problem. It’s a 24hr. help line and is open to anyone, including carers, simply call 0116 295 3060. If the matter is urgent, for example someone has taken an overdose, ‘phone 999 in the normal way. Public Health England also offer advice on mental health on https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/?WT.tsrc=Search&WT.mc_id=Brand&gclid=Cj0KCQjw-r71BRDuARIsAB7i_QOrf0–Ll_vwn0P3J4fldUe_27r6dRbSXsd3egtYzml5q6IgwKs6ygaAkigEALw_wcB

It’s only when something goes wrong, like toothache, that we realise what we are missing whilst in lockdown. Dentists are not, for obvious reasons, offering their normal services so the NHS has opened urgent dental centres. If you are in need of dental services ‘phone your dentist in the normal way or, if out of hours, call NHS 111. Do not go to A and E.

RCC is considering how it might be able to re-open a waste site but meanwhile it has resumed the bulky waste collection service. For more information go to https://www.rutland.gov.uk/my-council/council-news/bulky-waste-collections-resume/

Some people, unfortunately, have lost their jobs as a result of lockdown but Jobcentre Plus is open, at least virtually. Go to https://jobhelp.dwp.gov.uk/ for help.

Stay safe. Stay happy.

Gale Waller

County Councillor, Normanton Ward gwaller@rutland.gov.uk

Temporary Change of Traffic Flow, North Luffenham Rd, Morcott from 18th May 2020

Please see the attached notice from RCC relating to the above road to allow the re-opening of the amenity site situated between North Luffenham and Morcott. It is to be made ‘one-way’ with the flow of traffic being from North Luffenham. A plan is attached to the notice.

Following representations, the notice has been updated. A revised notice is now attached showing a slightly revised route

An alternative route was suggested by NLPC as it seemed likely that a large number of vehicles would be accessing the CA Site from the north and driving down Edith Weston Road and then through the village.

The suggestion was that the direction to the CA Site was via continuing down Edith Weston Rd., Station Lane, turning right at the roundabout on the the A1621, South Luffenham, Morcott and turning right at Willoughby Rd. Glebe Rd, North Luffenham would be one way from Morcott to North Luffenham and vehicles would leave the CA Site by turning left and back through North Luffenham by Glebe Rd., Lyndon Rd. and Pinfold Lane. As there would be only one car exiting the CA Site at a time it would avoid a lot of two way traffic on Glebe Rd, The Settings, and at the bottle neck in Lyndon Rd.

Full details of the opening of the Civic Amenity site will be published later in the week including opening times and what waste wil be accepted

Your Village Needs You

There has been a very good response so far to the short questionnaire on the proposed St. George’s Barracks development. North Luffenham Parish Council would like to hear from as many resident as possible and if you would like to give an opinion please click on the following link: https://forms.gle/8Sfm5VjrL56ASptL9

Thank you for your time. Your opinion matters.

VE Day Guides and Party Packs

Local company PennyGuides Ltd have VE Day party packs available to dress up your houses and family for social distancing parties at your home, garden or street.

They have also produced a free “D-Day to VE-day” app at http://gogo2.uk/ve telling the whole story for the 75th anniversary.

Please have a look, everything is in a pack for you to celebrate on one day what our previous generation did for us…follow the app; the surrender document in May is something else.

Order your pack online at www.pennyguides.co.uk and follow PennyGuides on Instagram, Facebook and their YouTube Channel. All at #pennyguides.

Please remember our war winning heroes as well as the NHS.

Have fun…as far as safely possible

VE Day Virtual Celebrations

An online VE Day celebration is being organised by North Luffenham based small business Penny Guides. Penny Guides, which preserves veteran’s stories within interactive battlefield tours was born of a conversation at @ The FOX pub.  The original plan for VE Day was to celebrate with activities and opportunities to gather and share veteran’s stories at the pub over the long weekend. The event has had to be planned a little differently now, with a combination of online and bottom of garden celebrations, activities for adults and children, joining in with the national toast and clap for veteran’s at 3 pm. A detailed agenda is attached. Let’s get the bunting out!

More details can be found on the PennyGuides Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/pennyguides/

St George’s Barracks Development – Give Your Opinion

North Luffenham Parish Council have created a short questionnaire on the St George’s Barracks development; please click on the link below to give your opinion. This will enable us (the Parish Council) to give the villages’ viewpoint in the ongoing discussion with Rutland County Council. Thank you for taking a few moments to complete…

https://forms.gle/8Sfm5VjrL56ASptL9

Answers will be anonymous; however, comments you add may be used by NLPC in communications regarding St George’s

The Coach House South Luffenham

We’re new at The Coach House Inn, and we have a food takeaway app to order Sunday Lunch, Saturday Cooked Breakfast, and a range of ready meals for collection Wednesday to Saturday.

Call 01780 720 866, message us on the facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/thecoachhouseinn, or use the app at http://m.appbuild.io/kadd6 and choose your pick up time:

Ready meals: anytime Wednesday – Saturday

Saturday breakfast: 9am – 12pm

Sunday lunch: 12noon – 3.30pm

Looking forward to serving you.

Emma and Elliot

#fortheloveoffood #southluffenham #northluffenham #barrowden #ketton #morcott #edithweston 

Annual Parish Meeting Newsletter

Because of the current situation the Annual Parish Meeting could not take place nor could the usual distribution of the newsletter. Please click on the link below for the newsletter. This contains important information on the Local Plan and a questionnaire will be posted on this website to seek the views of residents. There are other significant issue for the parish so please download and read.

NLPC Extraordinary Meeting (virtual) Tuesday 5th May 2020 @ 7.30pm

Please see below the agenda for the above meeting

The link to the vitual meeting

Join Google Meet video conferencemeet.google.com/epr-tiqp-jtt
Join by phone‪+44 20 3956 0124‬ PIN: ‪613 671 352‬#

NHS Scrubs Thank You!

The Sewing Bees of North Luffenham would like to thank everyone for their fabric donations.

Since last weekend, we have been busy washing, deconstructing, ironing, cutting out and repurposing your donations into scrub suits, hats & laundry bags.

We are still looking for more sewers, even if you can only manage a straight line or fancy a go at hats – there is still a huge demand locally for this PPE.

Please contact Liliane Coogan if you would to join our merry band of helpers 😊.

Here are a few of the hospitals, care homes and hospices that have already been delivered to:-

Peterborough City Hospital

Uppingham Surgery

Manton Hall

Rutland County Council

Sue Ryder Hospices

Meanwhile, you might recognise some familiar faces in some of our creations …

Tags handmade with love by children accompany our finished articles to the Donation Box in Ketton.

Many thanks for anything & everything you can do at this time.

More information on the whole programme here

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2433476800227482/

Stay Safe 😊

Covid-19 RCC Newsletter 9

Dear resident,

I have been signing off these newsletters with the words “stay safe” but I’m going to start with that this time.  Staying safe isn’t just about staying Covid free, it’s also about being safe whilst you are taking your daily exercise.  Residents have recently been contacting me to say they’ve noticed a lot more speeding on our roads since the lock down.  Less traffic seems to encourage those who are on the roads to speed and whilst I don’t know whether they are even Rutland residents can I urge you all to remember speed limits are there for a purpose –even temporary ones where the roads are being resurfaced—so keep to the limit and avoid accidents.  For more information see: https://www.rutland.gov.uk/my-council/council-news/council-and-police-call-on-drivers-to-slow-down/ Another safety issue concerns dog walkers.  Some of you walk your dogs on the St George’s Barracks site in Edith Weston/North Luffenham.  If you do please take VERY CAREFUL notice of the signage put up by the military.  The site is used for training the military dogs.  Military dogs are very well trained but if engaged in a training exercise might well see your pet, or even you yourself, as the enemy and it is not fair on the dogs’ handlers, or the army, to keep you safe if you have gone into an area you should not be in.  Stay safe –don’t go where you are not meant to be!

For those of you who use buses in Rutland please note, all operators are running a reduced service.  Check before you travel.  For those of you living in Empingham RCC is operating a free fixed time mini bus service for essential journeys between Oakham and Stamford.  You have to give at least one working day’s notice if you wish to use the service.  Call 01572 758138. 

I have said before that RCC’s Covid-19 pages are regularly being updated.  The latest is an additional section –a Young People’s page https://www.rutland.gov.uk/my-services/health-and-family/health-and-nhs/health-and-support-services/coronavirus/information-for-young-people/ where, amongst other things, is a section on learning new skills.  In addition if you want information as a family on learning at home try https://www.rutland.gov.uk/my-services/health-and-family/health-and-nhs/health-and-support-services/coronavirus/information-and-advice-for-residents/online-learning-and-activities/ Also, if you want to know which Council services are still running and which are not go to: https://www.rutland.gov.uk/my-services/health-and-family/health-and-nhs/health-and-support-services/coronavirus/changes-and-closures-to-council-services/

And finally a competition for you and your family to enter to celebrate VE day on 8 May https://www.rutlandradio.co.uk/events/virtual-ve-day/

Stay safe.  Stay happy.

Gale Waller

County Councillor, Normanton Wardgwaller@rutland.gov.uk

A Big Thank You

The volunteers at the Rutland Food Bank would like to thank the residents of North Luffenham for their donation. In only a few days 37 kg of various food items have been donated and delivered to the Food Bank.

Your continued generosity would be appreciated but no fresh food items as these can go off in the time it takes to turn around collection and delivery.