Rutland Tennis Academy

Rutland Tennis Academy is holding an Open Day on Sunday June 9th, 2019, from 9.30am-11.30am at Uppingham Community College. Come and enjoy a free coaching session. All standards welcome: Beginners, returners, active players and juniors (12+) who are happy to rally with adults. For more information call 07971 457739, email richard@r2rtennis.co.uk or visit the @rutlandtennis Facebook page.

Annual Governanace and Accountability Return 2018/19

The above return has been sent to the external auditors for their review. Attached is a copy having been signed by the internal auditor and and confirmed by the Parish Council on Monday 20th May at the Annual Parish Council meeting.

In accordance with Council transparency rules the accounts for NLPC will be available for the public to inspect between 17th June and 27th July 2019. Please contact the Clerk if you wish to exercise this right. Contact details for the clerk are; nlparishclerk@outlook.com or 01780 408288

Oakham Level Crossing – Long Delays Tuesday 28 May to Sunday 2 June

Network Rail has confirmed that engineers will begin major work on the railway in Leicestershire next week, affecting level crossings in Rutland.

As a result, some services will be temporarily diverted, increasing the number of trains passing over level crossings, particularly in the Oakham and Melton Mowbray areas.

https://oakham.nub.news/n/network-rail-engineering-works-allow-extra-time-for-road-journeys-through-oakham?fbclid=IwAR0SS-WlTODzWAlxrAnPZA022vY1M7jq1AWQIK23amwNQPwM3bfzmfGtT7Q

WATCH OUT – THIEVES ABOUT

Sadly in the early hours of this morning the village was once more hit by a group of thieves targeting motor vehicles. It is most strongly recommended that all valuable items are removed from cars overnight and that particular care is taken in respect of Sat Navs, Keys, Cash etc. Please remain vigilant, ensure that your car is locked  and report any suspicious activity to the Police.

Paul Cummings – 01780 720124

Been subject to a crime? Or want to prevent one from happening? Go to www.leics.police.uk/support

VILLAGE CLEAR UP DAY – Sat 18th May 19 at 10.00am.

On Saturday the Parish Council will be hosting a Clear up day, centred on the Oval. If you can spare a couple of hours to help keep the village looking good, we would be delighted if you could join us. The event will be held on The Oval commencing at 10.00am. Please bring a pair of gardening gloves. Jobs will include installing Goal Posts, clearing holly off walls, cleaning signs and gates and a general tidy up. Charles Cade will be allocating tasks and providing assistance. We look forward to seeing you at 10.00am on Saturday 18th May at the Cricket Pavilion.

This Post will expire at 1:52pm on Saturday June 1st, 2019.

Rutland County Show

Please click on the link below on how you can give bottles or donationation for the Rutland County Show. Bottles can be delivered to The Fox.

For Rutland raises funds to pay for Specialist Advisers based
at Citizens Advice Rutland who provide free, confidential, nonmedical advice to people of all ages living with long term health
conditions, such as cancer, dementia, strokes and mental
illness. Since the project began in June 2014 our Specialist
Advisers have managed to secure in excess of £3.75 million
for clients through benefit gain, debt write off and grant
funding.
For Rutland raises the funds to pay for the Advisers and the
Advisers through their knowledge and expertise can help their
clients in this phenomenal way. We feel this proves the
importance of this service and why it is so vital to maintain it for
our Community.
PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY TO OUR TOMBOLA
For more information or help on the For Rutland Specialist
Advisers contact: – Citizens Advice Rutland – 01572 723494
To find out more about For Rutland and how you can help
Contact: -Elizabeth Mills 07710 873811
Trish Ruddle 01572 724400 or 07801 319222
info@forrutland.org.uk

Cricket Club Fixtures

North Luffenham Cricket Club play in the Tuesday evening Borough League (Division 3)

For those who might be interested in playing or watching an evenings cricket on The Oval the home games this year are below – All games start at 18:30

Tuesday 21s t May – vs Hickling

Tuesday 4th June vs Frisby

Tuesday 18th June vs Sproxton

Tuesday 16th July vs Melton Mowbray

Tuesday 30th July vs Syston

Annual Parish Council and Trust Meetings Monday 20th May @7pm NL Community Centre

Please see below the agendas and supporting papers for the above meetings.

Barrowden Fete and Open Gardens

SUMMER FETE – BARROWDEN – starts at 12.00, 29th June. Lots of family fun on the village green ; BBQ, Pimms, traditional fete stalls;classic cars. Battle of Britain Flypast. Plus the renowned Duck Race on the pond.Proceeds to St Peter’s Church and village groups.

Plus on the next day :
BARROWDEN OPEN GARDENS
Sunday  June 30th from 12 noon until 5pm.8 interesting gardens will be open to the public.Tickets on the day from the tent onthe Village Green. £5.00 for adultsAccompanied kids under 16 go free. 
Cream teas available in one gardenProceeds to St Peter’s Church Re-ordering. 

Temporary Closure of Permissive Walkway

Due to the need to carry out weed control along parts of the permissive walkway that runs from Edith Weston Road round to the entrance to the allotments, the walkway will be closed from midday on Saturday 11th May 2019 through to midday on Monday 27th May 2019. The Parish Council apologises for any inconvienance that this may cause

Garden Club

NEXT MEETING and SUMMER OUTING

Please note, for those who were not at the April meeting, that the last monthly meeting of the current programme is to be held on Thursday, 16th May at 7.30 pm, and not tomorrow evening as would normally be the case.

Our speaker is Stephen Ashpole, with an illustrated talk on “There’s More to that Flower than you see”.

Garden Club Summer Outing – Wednesday 12th June   

This year’s day trip out will be on Wednesday 12th June with a visit to 2 gardens near Newark/Lincoln – Brightwater Gardens, Saxby and Norwell Nurseries.  Places are £30 per person which includes coach travel, entry to both gardens, a guided tour of Norwell Nurseries by owner, Andrew Ward plus tea/coffee and homemade cake.

Itinerary: Bus pick up North Luffenham (Church Street) 9.30am/Empingham (bus stop on Main Street) 9.45am; 11am arrive Brightwater; 1.15pm depart Brightwater for Norwell; 4.30pm depart Norwell

Please note you will have to provide your own picnic lunch, which can be eaten in the Gardens.

To book please print off a booking form and return to 24 Sycamore Road, North Luffenham or contact trip organiser, Katy Ellis who will drop a copy to you – phone 01780 722173/mobile 07845 987281.

Booking deadline Monday 27th May.

Chater Bowls Club;New Season Begins Next Tuesday

Chater Bowls Club in North Luffenham, opens its doors to Summer 2019 from 2pm on Tuesday 30th April. This is when we will be holding our first meeting for Club members to limber up for the coming season and offers superb an opportunity for anybody from the village to try their hand  at Sir Francis Drake’s favourite game, with expert advice on hand if required!

Chater is a small and particularly friendly club which, in addition to its weekly get-together, plays friendly matches, usually around twice a week throughout in the Summer, against local clubs in Rutland, Leicestershire, Northants and in and around Stamford.

So if are looking to spend the Summer following an outdoor pursuit why not join in with the excellent company of girls and boys who, whilst being slightly competitive (well who is not!), put the emphasis on enjoying the game of bowls.

 We have spare sets of bowls available; all we ask is that you wear flat soled shoes. Remember it’s 2pm on TUESDAY April 30th 

 If you wish to know more about Chater Bowls club please contact , Alan Costello, on 01572 823244 or at chaterbowls@gmail.co