Petrol Multi Tool Long Reach Multi Function 5 In 1 Garden Tool for sale

52cc Petrol Multi Tool Long Reach Multi Function 5 In 1 Garden Tool Including: Hedge Trimmer, Grass Trimmer, Brush Cutter, Chainsaw Pruner & Free Extension Pole 2-Stroke 2.2KW 3HP

Used a few times since purchase 3 years ago.

Versatile and long reach, but only suitable for persons used to operating petrol driven garden tools.

£45 ono (cost £134.99 2016)

If interested please contact

Notice of Proposal to Amend the Scheme under which the Trust Operates

North Luffenham Village Trust

Notice of Proposal to Amend the Scheme under which the Trust Operates

The Trustees of the North Luffenham Village Trust are proposing to make 2 changes to the current charity Scheme wording. Prior to making a formal application to the Charity Commission to amend the scheme, the Trustees are consulting with key stakeholders to obtain feedback on the proposals. Key stakeholders are the Parish Council, The Parochial Church Council and villagers who are potential beneficiaries of the Scheme. The period of consultation is running until midnight on Sunday 8th December after which the Trustees will consider any modifications arising from the consultation, before submitting a formal application for a revised scheme to the Charity Commission.

The proposed changes are as follows:

1. Change to the definition of “the area of benefit”

Original wording: Section #1 – Definitions: “the area of benefit” means the The Parish of North Luffenham and the surrounding neighbourhood.

Proposed Wording: Section #1 – Definitions: “the area of benefit” means the The Parish of North Luffenham and the surrounding area as defined by the Civil Parish Boundary.

Rationale: In the light of the proposals for the development of the St George’s Barracks site just over the current civil parish boundary, the Trustees are concerned that the ability of the Trust to support people living in North Luffenham could be severely diluted if the new development were to be included in its area of benefit through a loose definition. As the original intention was to support people in and around the village of North Luffenham, the Trustees propose clarifying the boundary of the area of benefit to avoid any future risk of major new developments adversely impacting the value of the Trust to local inhabitants.

2. Change to the Objects of the Charity in relation to promotion of education:

Original wording: Section #4 (1) (a): promoting the education of persons who are under the age of 18 and are in need of financial assistance and have at any time attended a school in the area of benefit.

Proposed Wording: Section #4 (1) (a): promoting the education of persons who are in need of financial assistance and have at any time attended a school in the area of benefit or are now resident in the area of benefit.

Rationale: When the objects were originally drafted, few people continued in education after the age of 18. As times have changed and many now go on to further education and university, the Trust receives many applications from university students seeking support with maintenance, travel and materials costs. The Trustees would like to make clear in the objects that university and mature students are eligible for support and that providing such support is fully aligned with the original aims and intentions of the Scheme given the change in society. The trustees therefore propose to remove reference to an age limit and also to provide scope to assist those who move into the village even if they have not previously attended the village school.

If you have any comments or suggestions relating to the proposed changes, please send your feedback in writing to the Clerk of Trustees by midnight on Sunday 8th December as follows:

Mrs K Dexter,
Clerk to the Trustees
North Luffenham Village Trust
13 Digby Drive
North Luffenham
LE15 8JS

Defibrillator back in action

Because of water ingress into the cabinet the defibrillator was removed. The problem has been resolved and the defibrillator has been returned to the cabinet and ready should it be needed.

In any medical emergency always first dial 999 or 112. There are also volunteers in the village who will help if the defibrillator is thought to be required: 01780 322070.

Talk by Gerry Wells – Thursday 7th November

North Luffenham resident Gerry Wells will talk about his distinguished military career as a veteran of Normandy at Oakham library tomorrow Thursday 7th November at 17:30

Gerry joined the Sherwood Rangers in 1944 at the age of 18. He commanded a Sherman tank crew, was promoted to Lieutenant after the war and was awarded Legion d’Honneur for his actions in France.

Gerry’s publications include an autobiography ‘Growing up in Sussex: from schoolboy to soldier’ as well as fiction and poetry.

Price: £2 (includes refreshments). Booking advisable

This Post will expire at 11:01am on Thursday December 5th, 2019.

Welland Vale Garden Centre Christmas Market

Welland Vale Garden Centre, Uppingham, will be hosting a local market on Wednesday 27th November, in support of local businesses. Chater Community Choir will be singing and Rutland Radio & Santa will be in attendance. There will be a raffle with proceeds going to a local charity (to be decided) and a draw for our local primary school wildlife at Christmas completion where the children’s trees will be on display

North Luffenham Bonfire and Fireworks – 5th November

North Luffenham Parish Council will be holding their annual Bonfire and Fireworks Night on The Oval on Tuesday 5th November. The event will open at 6pm, with the fireworks starting at 6:30pm. There will be a Barbeque hosted by the Cricket Club, and hot drinks and mulled wine will be available. The fireworks are funded by donations on the night, and so please give generously to the bucket collectors. Help is still required with stewarding and bucket collecting. If you would like to be part of the event please contact Charles Cade on 01780 720467

NL Parish Council and Trust Meetings: Monday 28th October @ 7.00pm NL Community Centre

Please find attached Agendas and supporting papers for next Mondays meetings

My Heart Just Skipped a Beat

Concert at Barrowden Church – 26 October 7.30

Vocalists Tracey Steward and Amber Furrsedonn-Coates with Pianist Ivan Linford will perform a variety of songs from opera to the shows.
In aid of Barrowden Defibrillator fundraising. 

Tickets £10 from Sally and Stuart Brown 01572 748742 or

Return of the Gesualdo Six

Tonight’s the night.

The Gesualdo Six, one of the finest young vocal groups in the UK, are performing tonight at North Luffenham church at 7 pm.

They sing a wide range of amazing music and are much broadcast, recorded & well travelled, our candlelit concert is being fitted in between venues in Beruit and Paris!

Please note the concert starting time of 7pm but drinks & nibbles are available from 6.30pm which will give you time to view our fine grade one medieval church.

Tickets are £12 from (with no booking fee) & Janet Whittaker 01780-721216.

Please click on the link below to see the poster.

Defibrillator out of action.

The defibrillator situated at The Fox is out of action. With the recent heavy rain a lot of water has made ingress into the cabinet, which is heated, and it is probably electrically unsafe. The problem has been reported to the Community Heartbeat Trust who supplied the defibrillator.

Always dial 999 or 112 in any medical emergency.