Security Marking – Sat 28th October 2017 at 3pm in The Fox

PC Peter Icke, our Community Police Officer reports that there has been an increase in burglaries and break-ins recently across Rutland and the surrounding areas. He has kindly agreed to hold a property marking event at The Fox on Saturday 28th October from 3pm. As well as marking Garden tools, lawnmowers, bikes etc, he will have available UV pens and a selection of shed alarms, timer switches, smart water kits and information to help you secure your home.

Sherlock Holmes & the Crimson Cobbles – South Luffenham Village Hall


South Luffenham Village Hall

Wednesday 18th October 7.30pm

Suitable for Adults/Family (12+)

90 minutes + interval

Tickets £10 from 01780 720687 or 01780 720112

Murder! Mystery! Mayhem! A witty, laugh-a-minute pastiche of Conan Doyle’s great detective, this fast paced, quirky and deeply daft retelling of one of the darkest times in Victorian history sees Holmes stalking Jack the Ripper in the streets of London’s East End.  Holmes and Watson are called upon to investigate the Whitechapel Murders which have recently sent shockwaves through London. Butwhen the evidence points to only one possible conclusion – that Jack the Ripper is actually Sherlock’s trusted sidekick Dr Watson – is our super sleuth prepared to believe the unbelievable? A kinetic, boisterous, joke-fuelled treat . . . tirelessly superb.

This is a brand-new Sherlock Holmes caper which brings together the world’s most famous fictional detective with infamous real-life characters and the fun comes thick and fast.

North Luffenham Parish Council (Trustee) Meeting – Monday 16th September 2016

The next meeting of North Luffenham Parish Council (Trustee for The Oval and Allotment Field) will be held on Monday 16th October, immediately following the Parish Council meeting in the Community Centre. The Agenda and associated papers are listed below:


NLPC Trust accounts-09.10.2017

Request to Trustee 2017

Policy-Allotment Letting-draftv1



North Luffenham Parish Council – Next Meeting Monday 16th October 2017

The next meeting of North Luffenham Parish Council will be held at 7pm on Monday 16th October 2017 in the Community Centre.


The agenda and associated papers are listed below:



NLPC Response to Draft Local Plan

Bonfire Event Plan-Risk Analysis

NLPC meeting dates to April 2019


Community News

The Parish Council has been asked to share information that may be of interest to residents in our community.  Visit the sites below to find out more:

Chater Bowls Club Season Over

Outdoor bowling at Chater Bowls club on Pinfold lane has now finished for 2017.

The winner of the singles knockout was Carol Bates and the winner of pairs knockout was Alec Rose and Carol Bates. They are both residents of N. Luffenham.

So if anybody else in the village wishes to emulate them and fancys a go at outdoor bowling next year, you can contact me  at



Carol receives the knockout singles trophy



Alan Costello

Rutland South Crime Report for September 2017

Latest Rutland South Crime Report for September 2017 received from PC Icke.

  • 2nd 10:25 – 3rd 17:25 – Burglary Dwelling Church Lane Lyddington – Flat instrument used to force utility window – selective search, pillar case used to remove items – exit via rear door.
  • 4th – North Luffenham – 08:45- 09:00 – Vehicle left unattended whilst parent takes child into school, on their return vehicle found with scratch to front side wing.
  • 5th  Empingham road, Normanton, between 14:00 -15:00 vehicle left unattended at side of the road, on owners return passenger window found smashed and items stolen.
  • 6th-7th Aldgate Ketton – 20:30 – 08:00 –  JCB left secure in compound. Between relevant times person/s unknown cause damage to vehicle by smashing rear window by unknown means, no attempt to gain entry to the vehicle. No suspects/witnesses.
  • 8th – 20:00 – 08:00 Manor Green Ketton – Theft of 2 mountain bikes from rear garden.
  • 8th -13th –Empingham Road Ketton  – notice board damaged by persons unknown who have melted a hole in the Perspex and written graffiti on it with black marker pen with the words ”admin crew”
  • 18th – Digby Drive North Luffenham – Overnight theft from van with tools being stolen.
  • 22nd-25th – Tixover – Theft of gates and pens for sheep handling.
  • 23rd – Ketton  –  Burglary dwelling – Between 19:30-10:30 re patio door glass smashed and entry gained.
  • 29th  – Dewyes Close North Luffenham – overnight unknown persons have stolen items from rear garden.

Current local priorities:
The issues identified are includes Hare coursing, criminal damage to land and crops, and theft. This is an issue for the rural community and we will look to conduct regular targeted patrols and joint cross border work with Lincolnshire police around this issue and through Op Galileo.


North Luffenham Garden Club

The Garden Club new season kicks off on Thursday 12 October at 7.30pm with a talk by Steffe Shields, photographer and landscape consultant entitled ‘My Green Studio.”

Subscriptions of £10 for the coming year will be due, which gives free entry to all monthly meetings, which are held in the village community centre. Any new members are most welcome.


Volunteers Needed – Bonfire Night Sunday 5th November 2017

The Parish Council Bonfire Night Working Group are now finalizing the arrangements for Bonfire Night 2017. The event will take place on Sunday 5th Nov 17 on the Oval. ‘Doors’ will open at 6pm and the bonfire will be lit at around 6.10pm and fireworks will commence around 6.30 pm. There will be a competition for the best ‘Guy’ and drinks and hot refreshments will be available at very reasonable prices. To make the event a success we need to raise some £2,500 on the night through collections and sales.

We are now looking for volunteers to assist with Stewarding, Bucket Collections, Management of Fireworks and Catering support. We would be most grateful for any offers of assistance to ensure that the event can be both safe and successful. If you can help please call:

Paul Cummings: 01780 720124 or Charles Cade: 01780 720467

Public Meeting – The Future of St George’s Barracks – Thursday 26th October 2017

There will be a public meeting in the School Hall on Thursday 26th Oct 17 at 7PM to discuss the proposals for the future development of St George’s Barracks. The meeting will be addressed by Helen Briggs, Chief Executive of Rutland County Council who will discuss the outline proposal  and explain how the proposed Partnership with MoD will work.

This is an opportunity to hear at first hand what is proposed and to address the Chief Executive. This initiative will have a significant impact on the village over the next 20 years and I do hope that as many as possible will take the opportunity to hear what is planned and to have an opportunity to help shape the future of the Barracks site, a significant portion of which currently lies within the village boundary.

More background information here:

Future of St George’s Barracks

Should you have any questions or would wish to register questions in advance of the meeting please contact:

Paul Cummings, Parish Council Chair – Tel: 01780 720124 or

Future of St George’s Barracks

On 25th Sep Cllrs Cummings and Smith attended a briefing held jointly by Rutland County Council and the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The aim of the meeting was to outline how the County Council and MoD intended to work in Partnership to identify the most appropriate future use of the site in line with the Councils objectives and requirements and to secure the best possible outcome for St George’s site, local communities and the wider county.

The key points raised by the Chief Executive in her introduction were:

  • The MoD decided last year that St George’s Barracks would close by 2021 – this decision at present remains extant.
  • Since then MoD and RCC have been in active discussions about the possibility of developing a Private/Private Partnership designed to maximize the potential for the site.
  • The site was a 300 Hectare Brownfield site with enormous potential in a most favorable position close to A1 / A47, and Rutland Water.

CE RCC identified the shared vision that was being developed. The intent was to create:

  • A new ‘Garden village’, – the new village would be well-designed, built to a high quality and attractive to meet local housing needs, including affordable housing.
  • A business enterprise zone
  • Leisure and recreation facilities
  • Minerals extraction

She indicated that this would be a long term project with phased development over 10-15 years. With supporting infrastructure, including roads, Utilities, Broadband etc being put in place prior to development.

The Parish Council have indicated their wish to work closely with MoD and to be able to represent the views of the villagers of North Luffenham. Helen Briggs, the Chief Executive has agreed to come to North Luffenham to present the Council’s vision to the village. Plans are being drawn up to hold this meeting on 25th or 26th October. Further details will be published in due course.

A Question and Answer brief prepared by Rutland County Council is attached.

Q&A Brief – Sep 17


Chair North Luffenham Parish Council

Oval Tree Inspection

The Parish Council has commissioned Rutland County Council to survey all of the trees on the Oval to review their health and ensure the safety of users of the Oval and adjacent householders.

Over the past few days the Forestry Officer from Rutland County Council has inspected all the trees on the Oval – we await his report which will be published on line in due course.

Picture – Forestry Officer and Cllr Cade, PC Vice Chair reviewing tree health.

Rutland Local Plan Review – Parish Council Response

Rutland County Council are reviewing the Local Plan in order to extend the plan period to 2036 and to provide for any additional new housing, employment or other development that may be needed over the extended plan period.

Details of the Draft Local Plan can be found at:

As Chair of the Parish Council I have drafted a response which has been circulated to all Councillors for comment. Comments received have been incorporated into our response, which is attached for residents information:

NLPC Response to Draft Local Plan

Good News – Oval Play Equipment

From Paul Cummings: PC Chairman:

The Parish Council have been advised that over the next week 3 new pieces of play equipment will be installed on The Oval. These are a Cradle Swing, a Zip Wire and a Climbing frame.

Please note that the equipment should not be used until all necessary safety checks have been completed as part of the commissioning process.

This will complete Phase 1 of the process of modernising and improving play facilities on the Oval. Much more is to be done and we are looking for volunteers to join a working group to develop ideas for the improvement of the play area.  

I am thrilled that the new equipment is now being installed and would wish to thank Cllr Steve Marson for his hard work in getting us this far – many thanks indeed.