Community Health Consultation

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, the people who plan and buy health services, have started a conversation with people asking them about their experiences of community health services including  community nursing, intensive community support services and therapies.

We would like to share with you what we have learnt so far about experiences of the service and what matters most to people.  We would also like to tell you about other work that has been happening to review community services and how all of this information is contributing and influencing our thinking about how services could look in the future. We will be offering many opportunities over the coming weeks for you to get involved.  Initially we have pleasure in inviting you to attend one of six “interactive workshops’ being held around Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The event in Rutland is:

Tuesday 26th February 2019, 6.00pm – 8.00pm – Rutland County Council,  Catmose House, Catmose Street, Oakham LE15 6HP

The events are the opportunity for anyone who has an interest in getting involved in designing future community services to get involved

Draft Minutes of the Parish Council and Trust meetings 28th January 2019

Attached are the draft minutes of the above meetings along with an uptodate report from the Chair re the St Georges Barracks proposed developement

Rutland CC Green Bin Collection from 01/04/2019

Following the successful introduction of Rutland’s green waste service in 2018, it will soon be time for residents to renew their subscriptions if they would like to continue with green waste/green bin collections.

For current green waste service users, subscriptions are due to end on 31 March 2019.

The annual fee for green waste collections, approved by Council on 17 December 2019, remains unchanged from last year, which means a charge of £35 per green bin is payable for households that wish to continue with green waste collections from 1 April 2019.

Subscriptions can be renewed from 4 February 2019 onwards and letters are being issued to all green waste service users from this week, to advise them of their options.

The quickest and easiest way to subscribe is via Direct Debit. One off payments can also be made online by visiting: or over the phone by calling: 01572 758 488.

A discount is available if someone living in a property is in receipt of local Council Tax support.

Following the subscription period, we will be issuing new stickers to be displayed on green bins from 1 April 2019.

Subscriptions must be completed by 1 March 2019 in order for stickers to be sent and arrive in time for 1 April 2019. Green bins which do not display the new 2019 sticker will not be collected after 31 March 2019.

Active Rutland Grow together launch event

Launch Event & Seed Swap

Join us for our launch event at Oakham Castle on Saturday 9th February 2019 between 10.00am and 1.00pm. Find out more about the project and meet the project team, Claire Crowley and Alex Wilby, founders of Root-and-Branch Out CIC, who specialise in nurturing community through nature. Alex is a professional horticulturist and Claire is a permaculture designer.

  • Seed swap
  • Newspaper plant pot making
  • Children’s seed planting and vegetable ‘still-life drawing’
  • Project talk every 30 minutes
  • Meet the team
  • Refreshments

Rutland County Council Internet Safety Event: Saturday 9th February 2019

Rutland CC are putting on the above event at the Rutalnd Showground between 11am and 3.30pm on Saturday 9th February. It will provide practical advice for the whole family including: online gaming, image sharing, privacy settings. and parental controls. For further information please telephone; 01572 758301

Healthwatch Rutland – Survey

Healthwatch Rutland are conducting a survey and want to hear from you if you or your family have served in the British Armed Forces, if you are currently serving or are a reservisit in the British Armed Armed Forces.

If you fall within one of the above categories, they would like you to complete their survey to help improve local services. Their survey can be found here:

Parish Council & Trust Meetings 28th January 2019

Please see the attached agendas for the above meetings to be held at 7pm at the Community Centre, North Luffenham


As noted in the recent Parish Council Newsletter, RCC will be meeting this evening 21 Jan at 7pm in the Council Chamber at Catmose, (Opposite the Rutland Museum) to discuss the Housing Infrastructure Fund Bid and the Evolving Masterplan for the development of St George’s Barracks. I will be making a short presentation on behalf of the village. If you are concerned about the project and its potential impact on the village you are urged to attend.

PBG Cummings – Tel: 01780 720124

This Post will expire at 1:48pm on Thursday February 21st, 2019.

Chater Bowls Club Annual Dinner

On Friday 18th Jan Chater Bowls Club held its annual dinner at The Falcon Hotel in Uppingham. 19 members attended and a good time was had by all.

Presentations were made to Brian Edwards for winning the singles knock out and to Mary Matthews and Roger Whittle for triumphing in pairs knock out competition.


The Parish Council have reviewed and considered the latest proposals for the proposed development of 2,215 new homes at St George’s Barracks. I attach a copy of our paper, which identifies the concerns that we have raised through the St George’s Barracks Advisory Board. and would welcome any thoughts that you might have.  NLPC Response – Jan 19 V1. 

As noted in the recent Newsletter the County Council will consider an application for a Housing Infrastructure Fund bid on Mon 21st January at 7pm in the Council Chamber at Catmose, Oakham. You are encouraged to attend to show the Council the depth of opposition that exists locally to the proposal to build a new Town larger than Uppingham in the heart of this rural County.

The current version of the Masterplan can be found at:

Interested in being a local Councillor

RCC are running an event on Wednesday 13 February 2019 commencing at 7pm at Rutland County Council, Council Chamber, Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP.

This event is being held to help people find out what it takes to become a local councillor and will cover the nomination process and standing for election, the role of a councillor and what support is available, including allowances and training.  

There will be a chance to speak with RCC Officers and Directors about council services and also the opportunity to speak to existing RCC Councillors about the role in practice.

For further information and to book a place on this event, please contact  or call 01572 720991.

Next Parish Council and Trust Meetings. Monday 28th January, 7pm, North Luffenham Community Centre

Please note the change of date for the next Parish Council meeting. This is because the original date set of Monday 21st January clashes with a RCC Council meeting where the main agenda item is the SGB Development.

Agendas for the meetings now scheduled for the 28th January 2019 will be published by 22nd January 2019