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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 Parish Council (Trustee) meeting: 4th September 2017

The next meeting of North Luffenham Parish Council (as Trustee for The Oval and Allotment Field) will be on Monday, 4th September 2017, immediately following the Parish Council meeting in the Community Centre. The Agenda and associated paper are listed below.

Are you eligible for 30 hours free childcare?

From September 2017 onwards, working parents with children aged three and four
may be eligible for 30 hours of free childcare. It is important that parents check their
eligibility and register as soon as possible to secure their place.

If you would more information or would like to find out if you are eligible, please:

New council ward boundaries for Rutland

You may be aware that the Local Government Boundary Commission is asking local people for their help to draw up a new pattern of council wards for Rutland County Council and are holding a consultation that will run from Tuesday 25th July to Monday 2nd October.

The consultation is the first part of an electoral review which will re-draw ward boundaries across the area with the aim of ensuring that each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters. The review also aims to ensure that the new council wards reflect, as far as possible, the interests and identities of communities across Rutland. Please note that the commission has recommended that the number of councillors should remain the same.

Find out how you can put forward your views and ideas:

Consultation on the Future of Healthwatch Services for Rutland

Rutland County Council are undertaking a joint consultation with Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council to consider our options for the future provision of Healthwatch services in each of the local authority areas from April 2018.

They have jointly produced an online survey to collect views from the public and professionals alike – both those who currently use Healthwatch services and those who might wish to in the future.  Hard copies of the consultation will also be available at GP surgeries and libraries across Rutland.

The survey is open from Tuesday 1st August to Friday 8th September at:

Help shape Rutland County Council Local Plan

Rutland residents are being given the opportunity to share their views and help shape Rutland’s Local Plan, during an eight-week consultation that runs until Monday 25th September.

The Local Plan provides planning policies for the whole of Rutland, as well as identifying the main locations for future development in the County.

The latest version of the Local Plan is currently being reviewed with the aim of extending the plan period from 2026 to 2036, setting out where additional new housing, employment and other development will be needed during this time.

As part of this process, the Council is seeking people’s views on a new Draft Local Plan that identifies provisional sites for additional employment, retail, waste management and minerals-related development, along with space for approximately 1,700 additional new homes to meet housing needs in Rutland over the plan period.

Cllr Oliver Hemsley, Portfolio Holder for Growth, Trading Services and Resources, said:

“This is a great opportunity for local people to get involved and help shape future development in Rutland. One of the Council’s main aims is to help deliver sustainable growth in the county – growth that meets the needs of both current and future generations of residents while also protecting our rural environment. We are keen to hear feedback from residents and local businesses to ensure the Local Plan reflects the needs, expectations and views of our community.”


Next meeting of North Luffenham Parish Council (Trustee) on 03/07/2017

The next meeting of North Luffenham Parish Council (as Trustee for The Oval and Allotment Field Gardens) will be on Monday, 3rd July 2017, immediately following the Parish Council meeting in the Community Centre.  The Agenda and associated papers are listed below.

Public Consultation: Oakham Town Centre Improvement Scheme

Rutland County Council (RCC) advise that they have today launched a public consultation around possible improvements to Oakham Town Centre.

The consultation runs from Wednesday, 14th June through until Friday, 7th July 2017 with residents encouraged to share their views on two possible designs.

RCC have set up an information stand in Oakham Market Place with members of their project team on hand to discuss the proposals with members of the public. This has been in place throughout today and will return again on the following dates:

  • Friday 23rd June, 8am to 5pm
  • Saturday 24th June, 8am to 5pm

Members of the public can also find out more, view the plans and submit feedback online by visiting:

Once this period of consultation is complete, the Council will review all the responses and produce a detailed Town Centre design based on feedback that has been received. This design will be subject to a second  round of consultation in autumn 2017. Work to implement a final design will begin in spring 2018.

Should you have any questions regarding the Oakham Town Centre Improvement Scheme, please email:

Anglian Water: private pumping station on your property?

Anglian Water may have some good news for residents who have a private pumping station on their property and have not yet registered it with Anglian Water.

Currently, homeowners spend hundreds of pounds every year for electricity running costs, maintenance and repairs to look after these private pumping stations. They may even have been flooded if it’s broken down in the past.
Anglian Water Pumping Station
As of 1 October 2016, many of these private pumping stations automatically transferred over to Anglian Water and became their responsibility. They have taken over all of the maintenance and the running costs too, saving customers hassle, worry and money.

If you think you have a private pumping station Anglian Water would like you to get in touch with them by:

To help customers identify and report the pumping stations, further information can be found at: