Reminder: The Mobile Post Office will be in Butt Lane from 12:30 to 1:30pm Today!

A reminder that a mobile post office service is available 12.30pm-1.30pm, in Butt Lane, adjacent to the Oval every Friday. Services offered include:

  • special delivery
  • travel money
  • car tax
  • passport check and send
  • banking services for personal customers and small businesses
  • cash deposits and withdrawals
  • withdrawals using a Post Office card account
  • sending funds abroad using Moneygram
  • paying bills

Please try to support this valuable service.

Chater Winning Start

Chater Bowls Club got off to a winning start on Sat 15th April. Hosting a team from Market Overton, Chater won on all 3 rinks. The next home fixture is an evening match on Thursday 18th May against Empingham, so come along if you want to watch how the game is played.

If you want to play now we hold roll ups every Tuesday & Thursday afternoons.

Chater Bowls Club.Friendly Bowling in Rutland

chaterbowls@gmail.com

Removal of Tree: Planning Application.

 

Reference:

Please reply to:

Direct Line:

Direct Fax:

 

2017/0289/CAT

Planning Support

01572 758447

01572 758373

 

Date:

 

12-Apr-2017

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990

PROPOSAL: Remove 1 No. Tree leaning towards Deweys Close. Remove 1 broken branch from 1 No. Tree. Remove 1 branch leaning towards Deweys Close and smaller broken branches from 1 No Tree.

Stonecroft, 7, Digby Drive, North Luffenham, OAKHAM, Rutland, LE15 8JS

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=2017/0289/CAT

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

Yours sincerely

Development Control Services

Reminder: The Mobile Post Office will be in Butt Lane from 12:30 to 1:30pm Today!

A reminder that a mobile post office service is available 12.30pm-1.30pm, in Butt Lane, adjacent to the Oval every Friday. Services offered include:

  • special delivery
  • travel money
  • car tax
  • passport check and send
  • banking services for personal customers and small businesses
  • cash deposits and withdrawals
  • withdrawals using a Post Office card account
  • sending funds abroad using Moneygram
  • paying bills

Please try to support this valuable service.

North Luffenham Garden Club meeting Thursday 13 April

Our next meeting is this Thursday 13th April @7.30pm in the Community Centre, when we welcome Dr Andrew Ward  with his talk on ‘Plants that Excite’  (A personal selection, mainly of herbaceous perennial plants – these are a mixture of unusual varieties of more common plants and some rarer ones which are just as “growable”.)

Andrew set up his nursery at Norwell near Newark over 22 years ago and specialises in choice and unusual herbaceous perennials and alpines. The nursery is based around a one acre plantsman’s garden which holds over 2,000 different species.  Andrew is a well known and respected speaker to the Hardy Plant Society and many other gardening groups, and he really knows his stuff! Well worth listening to….and he provides a list of all the plants illustrated in his talk so you don’t have to write it all down yourself!

Guests welcome – £2 with tea/coffee/biscuits beforehand and a raffle.  Don’t forget to bring along any spare seeds  or plants you have yourself to sell too.

Distribution of the Village Plan Questionnaire

Over the next two weeks the Village Plan Questionnaire will be delivered to each house hold and the Parish Council would be grateful if each adult in the household could complete the questionnaire,  this will only take about 15 minutes. There is a much shortened questionnaire for 11 – 15 year olds as the Parish Council would also very much appreciate their opinions. One to two weeks following delivery, will be collected, or you can deliver them personally to the ‘post box’ in The Fox.

The questionnaires can also be completed online by clicking on following link:

https://northluffenham.com/village-plan-questionnaire/

 

 

 

 

Would you be willing to serve as a trustee of the Village Trust?

The Parish Council is required to appoint 3 people to serve on The North Luffenham Village Trust, each of whom serves for 4 years. There is now a vacancy as a result of a trustee having completed his term, and the Parish Council is seeking applications from anyone who wishes to be considered for this position.

The Village Trust (Charity number 218214 ) is a charity which promotes education, helps in the relief of village residents suffering hardship and distress, and gives financial support to the church.  It is not a fund-raising entity; the money that it distributes arises from financial investments and rental income from various properties that it owns.  More information about the Village Trust is available from:

The Charity Commission website provides helpful guidance on the role of trustees, but to give a very brief outline:

A trustee must be aged over 18, and should possess basic common sense and total integrity. He or she must be willing to work with others to make balanced, informed, decisions, but should be prepared to question and challenge if necessary. All decisions must be taken in accordance with charity law and the specific terms of the trust’s governing document, and it is essential that certain aspects of the charity’s work are kept confidential. Trustees are not paid for this work.

It is helpful for the efficient running of the charity if there is a balance of knowledge, skills and other attributes within the body of trustees. Currently it would be of benefit if the new trustee had experience in property management and investments, but that is not essential.

If you would like to be considered for this vacancy, please apply in writing by Sunday, 14th May 2017 to the Parish Clerk, Angela Ashpole at nlparishclerk@outlook.com

Why is there no water supply?

We are receiving reports of low water pressure or no supply in the L E 15 North Luffenham area, this has been caused by a burst water main. We aim to fix the problem by 6 P M. Your water supply will then gradually return to normal.

Sometimes the water may be slightly discoloured after the supply is restored. Running the cold tap gently should clear this. Sorry for any problems this has caused.

More info can be found at www.stwater.co.uk/in-my-area or Water Supply Interruptions in North Luffenham.

via Severn Trent Water

Chater Bowls Club 2017 AGM Highlights

The AGM was held on Wednesday 5th April at the Clubhouse on Pinfold Lane

  • Officers  for 2017 will be:

President:  Bindon Carter, Secretary: Alan Costello, Fixture Secretary: David Clanchy

  • Club remains in good financial health.
  • The number of matches  remains at a similar level as last year (approx 33).
  • It was agreed unanimously to make Sheila Love a lifetime member.
  • Annual subscription to remain at £40
  • The match captains for 2016 will be

April/May         Derek Britton

June                 Roger Whittle

July                   Jean Nourish

Aug/Sep         Brian Naylor

  • Thursday evening roll ups will be moved to the afternoon so roll ups will now take place on Tuesday & Thursday afternoons.
  • The first roll up will be at 2 pm on Tuesday 11th April 
  • The first match Sat 15th April at home to Market Overton commencing at 2:30 pm.

Reminder: The Mobile Post Office will be in Butt Lane from 12:30 to 1:30pm Today!

A reminder that a mobile post office service is available 12.30pm-1.30pm, in Butt Lane, adjacent to the Oval every Friday. Services offered include:

  • special delivery
  • travel money
  • car tax
  • passport check and send
  • banking services for personal customers and small businesses
  • cash deposits and withdrawals
  • withdrawals using a Post Office card account
  • sending funds abroad using Moneygram
  • paying bills

Please try to support this valuable service.

Benefice Magazine delivery volunteer needed for Pinfold Lane & Geoff Sewell Close

Jilly Lovejoy is leaving the village, good for her being nearer her daughter, but sad for us, as Jilly has done so much here.

She currently delivers the Benefice Magazine in Pinfold Lane and Geoff Sewell Close, and we desperately need someone, a volunteer, to take this over, please. It isn’t onerous, once a month, and good to meet and chat to people when they are in. The end of April will be the next delivery.

Anyone interested, please contact Mima Bolton via 01780 720906 or mmkb@mac.com

Village Plan Volunteers Meeting

In response to the post below a number of volunteers have come forward but it would be helpful to have some more.

There is a meeting on Monday 10th April at 7.30pm in the upstairs room at The Fox at which you would be most welcome

(The Village Plan Steering Group are seeking help in the delivery and collection of the Questionnaires that will inform the new Village Plan. It is hoped that we can find up to 20 volunteers willing to assist in this important role. Questionnaires will be delivered to every household in the village during the week 14 – 21 Apr and collected two weeks later. If you can spare an hour or so to assist please contact Tim Smith – tim.smith2818@btinternet.com or Tel: 01780 360083 or Paul Cummings – pbgcummings@gmail.com or Tel: 01780 720124. Many thanks.)

Reminder: The Mobile Post Office will be in Butt Lane from 12:30 to 1:30pm Today!

A reminder that a mobile post office service is available 12.30pm-1.30pm, in Butt Lane, adjacent to the Oval every Friday. Services offered include:

  • special delivery
  • travel money
  • car tax
  • passport check and send
  • banking services for personal customers and small businesses
  • cash deposits and withdrawals
  • withdrawals using a Post Office card account
  • sending funds abroad using Moneygram
  • paying bills

Please try to support this valuable service.

Annual Parish Meeting on Monday, 3rd April 2017

North Luffenham’s Annual Parish Meeting will held at 7.30pm on Monday, 3rd April 2017 in the Community Centre.  All residents of North Luffenham are welcome.

The Chairman and Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer will be in attendance to answer any questions concerning Parish Council affairs.  The agenda is shown below together with the Chairman’s Report which will be considered at the meeting.

PFA 100 Club

St Mary and St John Primary School, North Luffenham, is opening up its 100 Club to the village and inviting new people to join in and take part. This is a fantastic way to support your local school, whilst having a bit of a flutter!

For £12.00 per year (only £1.00 per month) you can take part in a monthly draw to win 3 prizes, from £10.00 – £25.00. After prize money, the remaining profit from the 100 Club goes to the school via the PFA to help fund equipment, resources and opportunities for the children.

There are a limited number of places available, but the good news is that anybody can buy a ticket, whether you live locally, are a parent, or a friend of the school, and you can buy as many numbers as you like!

If you’d like to have a go, please contact Tina Sewell on 07796135790 or email tinasewell156@btinternet.com

All participants must be over 16.

Volunteers Needed

The Village Plan Steering Group are seeking help in the delivery and collection of the Questionnaires that will inform the new Village Plan. It is hoped that we can find up to 20 volunteers willing to assist in this important role. Questionnaires will be delivered to every household in the village during the week 14 – 21 Apr and collected two weeks later. If you can spare an hour or so to assist please contact Tim Smith – tim.smith2818@btinternet.com or Tel: 01780 360083 or Paul Cummings – pbgcummings@gmail.com or Tel: 01780 720124. Many thanks.