Village Day 2018 – Can You Help?

Following the success of the 2016 event, the Parish Council are looking to support another Village Day event in 2018. We need your help in putting together a simple but fun event to celebrate North Luffenham as being a great place to Iive and to provide an opportunity for a memorable village event on the Oval. This might coincide with the Royal Wedding on 19th May or on another suitable occasion. We are looking for volunteers to join a Committee to help with planning and to help organise the event. Ideas such as fun sports competitions, fancy dress, dog show, stalls, bric a brac, cakes etc spring to mind. Would you like to help ? – if so please contact Paul Cummings – Tel: 01780 720124.

Vacancy for Parish Clerk at North Luffenham

NORTH LUFFENHAM PARISH COUNCIL APPOINTMENT OF CLERK AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER (RFO) TO THE COUNCIL

A challenging and interesting opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced, enthusiastic and competent individual to be appointed as Clerk and RFO to North Luffenham Parish Council. The successful candidate will be required to work from home and will be provided with a laptop, software and printer.

The salary is in accordance with nationally based terms and conditions and is currently under review, however it is currently within the range of £9.39-£11.41 per hour (dependant upon experience) for currently 10 hours per week – this is under review.

Responsibilities of the post include:

  • Advising Parish Council of policy issues and proper procedures
  • All Parish Council administration and correspondence.
  • Arranging meetings, compiling agendas and producing the minutes of meetings.
  • Managing financial records, monitoring and reconciling the accounts, preparing accounts for audit.

The Parish Council is sole Trustee of the North Luffenham Field Gardens and Recreation Ground Charity and the Clerk would be responsible for dealing with all administration in connection with this.

You will need to be able to work flexibly, and attendance at evening meetings is essential. Some knowledge of council procedure is an advantage but essential training will be provided. In addition, support can be provided for further training towards the Certificate of Local Council Administration.

Applicants must have:

  • Experience of administration and financial management with sound word processing and spreadsheet management skills.
  • Ability to work to own initiative and to work with volunteers to achieve the Council’s objectives.
  • Good numeracy, oral and written communication skills

Please call Parish Council Chairman: Paul Cummings on 01780 720124 or email pbgcummings@gmail.com for job description, personal specification and further details.

Applications in the form of a CV and covering letter are invited by 16th Mar 18 and should be sent to:

PBG Cummings, Chair North Luffenham Parish Council, 11 Digby Drive, North Luffenham, Rutland, LE15 8JS

Closing date for applications:  16th Mar 18
Interview dates: 3rd-5th Apr 18
Clerk commencement date:  21st Apr 18 (or earlier by negotiation)

Download Parish Clerk/RFO Job Description

ST GEORGE’S BARRACKS – IMPORTANT UPDATE

Please find attached a progress report from the Joint Edith Weston / North Luffenham Working Group, which explains what the Working Group has been doing to date and what its future tasks are.

At the Focus Group meetings held on 29th Jan we were advised by the County Council that the current proposals would see both a development of 1,500 – 3,000 homes on the Western end (Edith Weston) of the site, and in addition the development of a substantial part of the Eastern (North Luffenham) end of site for the extraction of limestone. The report attached includes a map highlighting the area designated for mineral extraction.

The aim of the Working Group is initially to gather the information necessary to influence the development of the site. The first step in this will be to present a paper highlighting our concerns to the County Council in early March before any decisions are made.

PBG CUMMINGS – Tel: 01780 720124

SGB Update – Feb 18 Meged

Garden Club – February Meeting

Garden Club meeting this Thursday – 8th February 

We welcome Steve Lovell, a horticultural consultant & former Chairman of the Hardy Plant Society speaking on “Bark, Berry and Leaf – Texture in the Garden” 

Steve will be looking beyond flowers and showing us what else nature provides in the plant kingdom.

The meeting will be at the Community Centre at 7.30pm – anybody can come along (guests £2).

Chater Bowls Club Annual Dinner

Once again on the 26th January Chater Bowls Club  held its annual presentation dinner at the Falcon Hotel in Uppingham.

 

 

 

 

 

The singles knockout trophy was awarded to Carol Bates. She also won the pairs trophy along with Alec Rose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think everybody won something in the raffle and a good time was had by all.

Please note the Chater Bowls AGM will be held at 2 pm on 26th Feb in the Clubhouse on Pinfold Lane.

Non members welcome, so if you have thought about playing bowls outdoor this summer come along and introduce yourself.

Chater Bowls, friendly bowling in Rutland

Alan Costello

Club Secretary

Program of Events for Good Companions

North Luffenham Good Companions 2018

Wed feb 7th  Sayings.           Gill Collinge

Wed mar 7th  The Wildlife Trust.        Mr Steven Ashpole

Wed apr 4th  Why I dont like Brussel Sprouts.     Claire

Wed May 2nd     Wait and see.

Wed june 6th      How to get the best from your cut flowers.    Emma

Wed july 4th  The Village trip.

Wed aug 1st  Meal in the community centre 12.30pm.

Wed sept 5th  Curiosities.  Helen Crabtree

Wed oct 3rd The Jolly Boat.   Mr Adam Lowe

Wed nov 7th Beautiful Photos.   Mr Richard Adams

Wed dec 5th Christmas Dinner: to be arranged

The Good Companions meet in the community centre at 2pm..

Yearly subs of £10 plus £1 a month for tea and cakes and free door ticket.

There is also a raffle during the afternoon.

The village trip this year is Holt and Sherringham.

Ring Evelyn 01780720528 or Vivienne 01780720814

Don’t miss “A Musical Dreame” concert this Wednesday

On Wednesday 7th February at 7.30pm the church will be hosting a fabulous concert by the inspirational young & hugely talanted musicians, Alison Hill (soprano) & Yair Avidor (lute & theorbo). The concert is titled “A Musical Dreame” & is an hour long recital for voice & lute inluding music by John Dowland, Robert Johnson & Henry Purcell.

Tickets £10 (including wine and refreshments) available at the door or from Janet Whittaker 01780-721216 & rutlandwhittakers@gmail.com.

Musical-Dreame-Publicity-poster

Avian Bird Flu Confirmed in Rutland

It has been confirmed by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), that Avian Influenza (bird flu) has been identified in the wild bird population in Rutland. 

An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone currently applies to everyone who keeps poultry or captive birds in England. Anyone who keeps poultry or birds must adhere to strict biosecurity requirements, whether they have commercial flocks or just a few birds in a garden flock. 

The prevention zone means bird keepers across the country must: 

  • Ensure the areas where birds are kept are unattractive to wild birds, for example by netting ponds, and by removing wild bird food sources
  • Feed and water your birds in enclosed areas to discourage wild birds
  • Minimise movement in and out of bird enclosures
  • Clean and disinfect footwear and keep areas where birds live clean and tidy
  • Reduce any existing contamination by cleansing and disinfecting concrete areas, and fencing off wet or boggy areas 

Further information about Defra’s biosecurity requirements can be found on the GOV.UK website. 

If anyone suspects disease in their flock or finds dead wild birds such as wild ducks, wild geese, swans, gulls or birds of prey, they must report this to Defra.  

You can contact Defra’s helpline by calling: 03459 33 55 77 

Public Health England advises that the risk to public health from avian influenza is very low. 

As a precaution, people should avoid contact with sick, dying or dead poultry or wild birds, avoid contact with surfaces contaminated with bird faeces and avoid untreated feathers. 

Further updates on avian influenza in England can be found online at: www.gov.uk/government/news/avian-influenza-bird-flu-in-winter-2017-to-2018 

 

Retrospective Planning Application

Reference:

Please reply to:

Direct Line:

Direct Fax:

2018/0061/FUL

Planning Support

01572 758447

01572 758373

Date:

02-Feb-2018

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990
PROPOSAL: Retrospective application for the erection of detached dwelling house with detached garage.
Fir Tree House, Ketton Road, North Luffenham, STAMFORD, Rutland, PE9 3UT

An application for the above proposal has been received by the Local Planning Authority and you are invited to submit your comments thereon within 21 days from the date of this letter. The details of the application are available to view on our website www.rutland.gov.uk/planning by entering the reference number above.

If you have received this letter electronically you can click onto the link below which will go straight to the relevant application:

http://planningonline.rutland.gov.uk/swift/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=2018/0061/FUL

Please email any comments you wish to make to planning@rutland.gov.uk.

Yours sincerely

Development Control Services

Erection of single-storey extension.

Reference:

Please reply to:

Direct Line:

Direct Fax:

2018/0081/FUL

Planning Support

01572 720956

01572 758373

Date:

01-Feb-2018

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990
PROPOSAL: Erection of single-storey extension.
31, Ancaster Way, North Luffenham, OAKHAM, Rutland, LE15 8LH

An application for the above proposal has been received by the Local Planning Authority and you are invited to submit your comments thereon within 21 days from the date of this letter. The details of the application are available to view on our website www.rutland.gov.uk/planning by entering the reference number above.

If you have received this letter electronically you can click onto the link below which will go straight to the relevant application:

http://planningonline.rutland.gov.uk/swift/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=2018/0081/FUL

Please email any comments you wish to make to planning@rutland.gov.uk.

Yours sincerely

Development Control Services

Battery Hunt

logo

St. Mary & St. John C.E.V.A. Primary School

We are taking part in the Big battery Hunt which is one of the largest recycling challenges in the UK. The challenge is to collect as many batteries as we can before Easter to be in with a chance of winning some science themed prizes for school as well as teaching the children the importance of recycling. If anyone has any batteries could they please drop them in at school or there is a collection bucket in the Community Centre foyer.

Thank You

St Mary & St John CEVA Primary School
Church Street
North Luffenham
Oakham
Rutland
LE15 8LH

01780 720184

 

St Georges Barracks – Memorandum of Understanding Published

RCC have published redacted versions of the Memorandum of Understanding with the MoD regarding the St Georges Barracks development

MoU – Overarchjing Document

MoU – St Georges

These documents outline the structure and responsibilities of the organisation managing the St Georges Barracks redevelopment, the high level aims of the development and the main risks to the project