Phone Issues Update

The current outage of the telephone system in North Luffenham has been confirmed to be caused by theft of the copper cables from the Telephone Exchange on Ketton Road to the villages.

Internet services are not affected as they are carried by fibre optic cable from the Exchange to the villages, and only use copper cable from the green cabinets on the streets.

Various estimates from BT have been reported to reinstate the telephone services, but the last time this happened it took approximately 10 days to repair the cable.

Phone Line Update

Thanks everyone for the information on the phone line outage.

It looks like all villages served by the North Luffenham exchange- North Luffenham, South Luffenham, Edith Weston and potentially Barrowden – are affected

BT are aware and working on it

The earliest estimate from BT / Openreach to resolve the problem is tomorrow evening

New Local Plan: Issue and Options Consultation

It is important that local communities respond to this consultation because it is an opportunity for you to have a voice in the development of the new Local Plan for Rutland.

North Luffenham Parish Council has approved a guide to the important questions and advice on responses to this consultation. Hopefuly residents will find it useful to guide them through a complex document which is on the Rutland County Council Website.

You may have different opinions; all comments are valid at this stage.

North Luffenham Parish Council Parish Council and Trust Meetings on Monday 15th August in the Community Centre at 7.30pm.

The agendas and papers are attached below


Workshops are located at the Springboards Arts Studio in North Luffenham.

If you wish to book a place, email  fill in the online form at or call Sue on 07920 841058

All are suitable for beginners. 5 places are available for each workshop – assemble a group of friends and come along together!

Alternatively, contact us for a bespoke workshop on a date to suit you – an ideal gift for friends & family.


The weather’s forecast to be fair, the ladies of Luffenham are busy baking summer treats and the ingredients for the jugs of Pimms are ready & waiting to be blended for you to enjoy a relaxing afternoon @ the Cricket Pavilion. Do come along and while away an hour, chatting to friends old & new whilst raising much-needed funds for our local Charity – The Rutland Food Bank.

An important request to everyone from wildlife and animal organisations

 As temperatures exceed levels that our wildlife is used to, especially over the next few days, could we ask people to please leave out bowls of water in our gardens and allotments to help them. It’s also particularly important to leave bowls of water on the ground and in accessible places overnight for hedgehogs and other wildlife to find.

Another important reminder from the RSPCA regarding domestic animals is to please remember not to walk your dogs, especially not on hard (potentially very hot and dry) surfaces, during the heat as this could cause heat stroke or prove fatal.

Unwanted Heating oil – Cleaned & Filtered For sale

I live in the village and we are changing over to Gas, so I have around 1200 litres (can be divided into a smaller quantity for more than one delivery if less is required) of kerosene oil which I can arrange a tanker to deliver but only in the village (North Luffenham).

I will be doing the oil cheaper than the current price which is over a £1 a litre so happy to discuss a price.

My contact details are

Marc Smith

North Luffenham Parish Council Parish Council and Trust Meetings on Monday 18 July in the Community Centre at 7.30pm.

The agendas and papers for the meeting are attached below.

NLPC Annual Accounts and payments over £100

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I am pleased to advise that NLPC passed their annual internal audit with regards to Governance and Finances. Please find attached the finalised report along with a list of expenditure over £100. If any member of the public would like to examine the accounts then this can be done from 13th July 2022 to 23rd August 2022 by first contacting the Parish Clerk by email: