Proposed Solar Farm South of Pilton: Consultation

In-person exhibition event will be held at: 

Wing Village Hall, Morcott Road, Wing, Oakham, LE15 8SA 

Tuesday 24th January from 2:00 – 7:00 pm

Webinars will be held on:

Wednesday 25th January – 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Thursday 26th January – 12:30 – 1:30 pmTo register for a webinar, please email info@staveleysolar.co.uk

For more information on the proposed development please click on this link: https://www.staveleysolarfarm.co.uk/

Neighborhood Plan

Please see the below documents that relate to the neighborhood plan that will be discussed at the next Parish Council meeting on the 16th of January 2023.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1LS8Wl5MK8JltKbAj60mXjp8WAFSXhxuN?usp=share_link

Paid Helper Required

Wanted – do you have 2 spare hours a week (or could possibly be fortnightly) to take an elderly lady from the village shopping in Stamford and assist with the odd light chores? We are looking for a kind, friendly person, with own car. The days and times could be flexible to suit. 

Please contact Sarah on 07790 168863 (up to 12 January) or Nicola 07831 185297 for more information and rates of pay.

Chater Community Choir – new term starts Tuesday 10th January – new members welcome😊

Chater Community Choir is your local community choir in Rutland. Led by Tracy Steward, the choir is based in Edith Weston with members drawn from all over the county and beyond. We sing for fun, good health and to gain a sense of community spirit and since being formed in 2012 have so far raised over £23,000 for local and national charities. We meet at Edith Weston Academy on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm during term time. New members are very welcome, there is no audition and no experience is necessary. If you are interested in joining the choir, contact Tracy on chatercommunitychoir@outlook.com or 01780 729006 for more information about this term.

Our songs for the Summer Concert taking place on Friday 19th May include:

Your Song

Younger Than Springtime

Something Stupid

Someone Like You

The Rose

All You Need Is Love

The Last Rose of Summer 

Down By the Salley Gardens

Children’s Bunk Beds To Give Away

I have a set of solid wood childrens bunk beds, custom made by a kitchen fitter.

Maple coloured, probably maple wood.

Fit full sized single bed mattresses which are not included.

No photo available call or text to arrange to come and have a look, and of course take them away if they work for you.

Please contact Lyndsay on 07775 742 688 if interested.

This Post will expire at 8:06pm on Sunday February 5th, 2023.

Good Companions Meeting Tomorrow – 4th January

This a reminder that the Good Companions next meeting is tomorrow, Wednesday 4th January, 2pm to 4pm, at the Community Centre.  We will be having a Year in Review Quiz based on everything that happened in 2022.  Get your thinking caps on!  We hope to see you there.

This Post will expire at 4:50pm on Friday February 3rd, 2023.

**NEW**  WINTER WARMER DROP INS. ** NEW**

The Good Companions Club is arranging a weekly “winter warmer drop in” at the Community Centre during the winter period, starting from Thursday 12th January, and thereafter every Thursday through to the 2nd March, between 1pm and 3pm.  We want to offer somewhere warm and inviting for anyone that wants to come along, with the promise of free tea/coffee/cake…and a great way to enjoy the company of fellow villagers.  If you have a jigsaw puzzle or reading books you’d like to swap, play cards and board games, or simply to spend a couple of hours in a warm place… it’s entirely up to you.  All are welcome, just come along on the day.

For anyone that would be willing to volunteer in helping out it would be hugely appreciated, please speak to Alison on 07769 322551 for more details.

A memorable night in North Luffenham – Oh Yes It Was!!!

Forget dancing on ice. Forget Strictly. Last night The villagers of North Luffenham witnessed Pantomime on Ice! And what a night it was! From a garish pantomime dame to a wicked villain selling very dodgy stuff this pantomime did everything it set out to do.

The car park at The Fox was heaving with Christmas spirit filled revellers who embraced the whole evening and joined in with the cast in the general mayhem and revellry.

Yes, the weather was cold but the atmosphere was so full of warmth and fun and the feedback from everyone has been so generous. We have already turned our thoughts to next year and early suggestion are either a modern version of Scot of The Antarctic or possibly Frozen! It was also suggested that if the World Cup can be held in winter then maybe the pantomime can be staged in Summer! In this village anything can be made possible!

If anyone captured any of the evening on photos it would be great to see them and add them to the Village Archives and to the website. So if you have photos and would like to share them please Whatsapp them to me on 07774456788. Thank you in advance.

I really must say a massive thank you to the fantastic cast and associated team who made this all possible. I won’t single out any one member of the cast as everyone was just so brilliant. From our first get together to the actual performance the enthusiasm and general desire to put on something we and the village as a whole could be proud of just built and built. So a truly massive thank you to you all. Also thank you to KayBee Developments for the loan of the lights that made the Ice Rink we acted on so much more visible! A massive thanks to Liz Caffarelli for the wonderful make up. (Sue made me take it off before going to bed last night. Apparently waking up in the same make up you went out in the night before is not the done thing!) And then thank you to Graham Madgwick for providing the sound system and controlling the music so well. Thank you also to Lin for serving up lashings of hot mulled wine that kept the frost bite at bay and to the bar staff at The Fox for keeping the audience well topped up throughout!

My final thank you goes to Jason for everything he did to facilitate the pantomime at The Fox. He put in a tremendous amount of work for this pantomime both before and on the day to prepare the stage and generally create a great atmosphere for everyone on the night, and not least to break it all down afterwards.

To all involved then a huge thank you, and to all who came on the night a huge thank as well. We all loved putting this on for you and we all hope you loved it just as much!!

Have a great Christmas and remember to open a tin of beans with your Christmas dinner. Who knows, you may just get three wishes!