Planning Application 2019/1000/CAT

PROPOSAL: Remove Juniper (T1) over greenhouse to just above ground level Keepers Cottage 1 Butt Lane North Luffenham Rutland LE15 8JN

An application for the above proposal has been received by the Local Planning Authority and you are invited to submit your comments by 9 October 2019. The details of the application are available at 2019/1000/CAT.


North Luffenham Parish Council have decided to host a Village Day in 2020. The chosen date will be over the VE Day 75th Anniversary Bank Holiday Weekend on Friday 8th / Saturday 9th May 2020. It is hoped that we can bring the village together with a series of events, which may include fun sports, dog show, teas, cakes, games and activities, stalls, BBQ and a village Caleigh (dance) including live music and a bar on the Oval. We hope that all village clubs and organisations will participate and that individual villagers will offer to organise activities to raise money for charities of their choosing. We are now looking for expressions of interest – would you like to participate – can you bring something special to the day? If so, please contact the Parish Clerk, John Willoughby, (Tel: 01780 729283) (email:

Tim Smith
Chair North Luffenham Parish Council

RCC Schools Offer Workshops 2019 2020

Please find below a copy of our RCC Early Help / Schools Offer Booklet, which highlights a range of workshops available for Primary Schools, Secondary Schools as well as existing local Community Youth Groups in Rutland.

Workshops are free to access and you are able to choose from a range of options from our Offer. However we would like to remind you we also can offer additional support, which could include an afterschool club or activity. For example CSE Groupwork, confidence building and developing life skills.

If you would like to book any of our free workshops or would like further information, please contact us.

Ashley Poulton
Locality Youth Development Worker
Young Peoples Services
Rutland County Council
Jules House, 1 Cold Overton Road
Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6NT
Tel: 01572 758301
Ext: 6005

The Fox 5th Annual Beer Festival Fri 6th – Sun 8th September

Don’t forget The Fox’s Beer Festival this weekend
16 real ales – live music – BBQ

Friday 6th September
Live music from local band ‘The Extones’ 8.30pm
Saturday 7th September
Live vocal / acoustic music from ‘Dan Hughes’ 8.30pm
Sunday 8th September
Live rat pack performance from ‘The Major’ 3pm
Live music from local band ‘The Other Band’ 5pm
Our popular ‘Open mic night’ 6.30pm

Wanted: ‘Safer Village Champion’.

It is not often that something free comes along. A safer villages scheme is being launched and the attached leaflet explains the details. Materials that will help in crime prevention and safety in the home are on offer and the proposal would be that this resource would be kept in the Community Centre and given out when requested. The ‘Safer Village Champion’ would have to undergo some training but this would be only 1-2 hours long.

If interested please contact Tim Smith on 01780 360083 or

Autumn Village Show – Sunday 1st September

THERE ARE JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS LEFT to get your entries ready and come along to the show. A variety of categories include arts and crafts, photography, baking, beverage and jam making, floral arranging, as well as vegetables, fruit, plants & flowers. Get your children to make a miniature garden, an animal made from fruit, vegetables, flowers and foliage! or enter a piece of creative artwork. (See Schedule for more details).

Then bring them to the Community Centre on Sunday between 8.30 and 10.30 am. NB: Entries to be lodged on Saturday between 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm.

This is for all ages, and entries only cost 30p per exhibit (40p for non-members). We hope you will come along and join in this village event, and have some fun.

Tea and cakes will be served from 2.00 pm. Prizegiving at 3.45pm

Please see the schedule for the show which was previously posted on the web, or contact Katy Ellis for one on 01780 722173

NLPC and Trust Meetings: Monday 2nd Sept 2019

Please find attached the agenda’s for the above meetings along with supporting papers.

The meetings will be at North Luffenham Community Centre starting at 7pm

Retrospective Planning Application: Land At St George’s Barracks Welland Road Edith Weston Rutland

Please see the attached retrospective planning application with regard to the above. It relates to the Change of use of hardstanding from an airfield to B8 vehicle storage: 2019/0736/FUL

St Georges Barracks – Lorry Parking Planning Application

It has been noticed that there is a retrospective planning application for lorry parking on the old airfield at St Georges Barracks.

This planning application was not formally notified to North Luffenham Parish Council, although part of the land covered by the application seems to be within the Parish boundary. NLPC will be following up with RCC on this application (Edith Weston Parish Council have lodged an objection already)

The planning application is available here for review by any interested residents:

Councillor Vacancy – North Luffemham PC

Following the resignation of Paul Cummings from the Parish Council we are now able to co-opt a new person on to the Council. Below are details of the requirments to be a Parish Council and if you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor then please either contact Tim Smith the new Chairman (01780 360083) or John Willoughby, Parish Clerk, (01780 408288)