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Looking for a house in North or South Luffenham

We are looking for at least a 4 bed ( or potential for) with good sized garden. We have already sold and have a healthy budget – disclosed via private message.

If you are thinking of selling a property as above then please contact me .

My number 07514092856.

Thanks Annie Burns

Annual Parish Meeting (Virtual): Monday 19th April 2021 7.30pms this is to be a virtual meeting

Attached below is the agenda for the above meeting along with some breifing notes. Also attached are the minutes from the Annual Parish meeting held on the 18th March 2019. No meeting was held in 2020 due to ‘lockdown one’

This is an opportunity to hear what the Parish Council has been doing over the past 12 months plus for parishoners to raise any questions or concerns that are going on in the Parish

As this is to be a virtual meeting via Zoom, here is the link

Annual Parish Meeting
Time: Apr 19, 2021 07:30 PM London

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Meeting ID: 912 6757 5090
Passcode: 738000

The Future Rutland Conversation

“The Future Rutland Conversation launches today. It’s your opportunity to get your views heard on all things Rutland. Topics to be covered include environment/ climate change/ health and wellbeing/ leisure/ living in Rutland/ public services/ learning, skills and employment.  Find out more and sign up for virtual live conversations or take part in surveys at  Please register and then you can join a conversation here:” on the village

Emergency Road Closure-Glebe Road, North Luffenham with immediate effect

Rutland County Council District Council (‘the Council’) in exercise of its powers contained in s14(2) Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 has issued this notice in relation to Severn Trent water works because of the likelihood of danger to the public.
The effect of the notice is that Glebe Road shall be closed with immediate effect today to 25/03/2021.
The maximum duration of this notice shall be 21 days from the date below.
During the implementation of this notice the diversion route shall be Glebe Road, Pilton
Road, Moor Lane, Digby Drive, Chapel Lane, Church Street, Pinfold Lane and Lyndon Road

A map of the diversion route is available to view at

Mark Andrews 23rd March 2021
Interim Chief Executive
Rutland County Council
LE15 6HP

NLPC and Trust Meetings (virtual) 29th March 2021 @7.30pm

Please find attached the papers for the above meetings:

Here is the link to the meetings:

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The effect of the order will be that during the dates and times specified below all vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding along the length of road known as Oakham Road from the junction with Lyndon Road to Uppingham Road
The closure is to enable Network Rail to undertake bridge demolition and rebuilding works.
The duration of the Closure shall be for a maximum period of six months from 12th April 2021 or until the works are completed.
It is anticipated the works will take 85 days. The closure shall come into force when the appropriate signs and diversion route are erected on site.
The duration of the Closure shall be as follows: from 12th April 2021 to 5th July 2021
The alternative route during the closure will be via the route shown on the attached plan

Changes to Centrebus Services 12 and 47

After the government announcement on 22nd February and the roadmap to ease out of lockdown we have been working with our bus operators on re-building our local bus services.  Several changes will come into effect from 8th March 2021 including the reinstatement of the Centrebus Service 47/R47 to aid travel to access education.  This timetable will be made available at relevant bus stops as soon as possible but can also be found on the Centrebus website

The timetable for Centrebus service 12 will also be amended from 8th March to include stops at Uppingham Community and Stamford College once again.  A copy of this timetable is attached for your information and is being put out at relevant bus stops during the course of today.

Social distancing measures should still be adhered to and the wearing of face masks is still mandatory unless exempt.  Hopefully if everyone is careful we will be able to build back up to full services everywhere in due course. 

Minutes of the NLPC and Trust Meetings held on Monday 22nd February 2021

Please find attached the minutes of the above meetings.

Please also note that the date of the next meetings have changed from Monday 22nd March to Monday 29th March 2021. This is to allow Cllrs to attend an RCC meeting in connection with the development of St Georges Barracks that has been scheduled for the 22nd March

NLPC Clerk Vacancy

A challenging and interesting opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced, enthusiastic and competent individual to be appointed as Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to North Luffenham Parish Council. The successful candidate will be required to work from home and will be provided with a laptop, software and printer.

The salary is in accordance with nationally based terms and conditions and is currently £10.62 per hour. Hours of work:  11 hours per week.

Responsibilities of the post include:

  • Advising Parish Council of policy issues and proper procedure.
  • All Parish Council administration and correspondence.
  • Arranging meetings, compiling agendas and producing the minutes of meetings.
  • Managing financial records, monitoring and reconciling the accounts, preparing accounts for audit.

The Parish Council is sole Trustee of the North Luffenham Field Gardens and Recreation Ground Charity and the Clerk would be responsible for dealing with all administration in connection with this.

You will need to be able to work flexibly, and attendance at evening meetings is essential. Some knowledge of council procedure is an advantage but essential training will be provided. In addition, support can be provided for further training towards the Certificate of Local Council Administration.

Applicants must have:

  • Experience of administration and financial management with sound word processing and spreadsheet management skills.
  • Ability to work to own initiative and to work with volunteers to achieve the Council’s objectives.
  • Good numeracy, oral and written communication skills

Please call Parish Council Chairman: Tim Smith on 01780 360083 or email for job description, person specification and further details.

Applications in the form of a CV and covering letter are invited by Friday 26th March 2021 and should be sent to:

Tim Smith, Chair NLPC, The Old Poor Barn, 6a Church Street, North Luffenham, LE15 8JR

Closing date for applications: 26th March 2021

Interview dates: w/c 11th April 2021

Clerk commencement date: 3rd May 2021

NLPC and Trust Meetings (Virtual). Monday 22nd February 7.30pm

Please find attached the papers for the above mentioned meetings. For those wanting to attend here is the link:

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Trailer for Sale

Trailer for Sale. 6ft x 4ft. Steel framed with wooden base and sides. Very sturdy and in good condition having been re-built two years ago. Two good tyres, braking system, spare wheel and a jockey wheel. £200 only. Contact Mike Barnes on 0780 3617859 or 01780 721036 evenings. You are welcome to have a view of it.

This Post will expire at 4:04pm on Sunday April 18th, 2021.

Lambing Season – Control of dogs

As we get to the start of lambing season locally, it is now more important than ever to keep your dog on a lead as you walk your dog across or near fields that have sheep and their new born lambs in.

Dogs that are not on leads can worry, injure, savage and kill sheep, they can also cause ewes to abort or carry still born lambs. Once the lambs are born and if separated from their mothers by dogs (or people) they can be rejected and subsequently die from starvation.
It is essential that all dogs are kept on leads and under control and that owners (and all walkers without dogs) stick to the designated footpath routes.

Thank you for your co-operation.

The links below relate to sheep worrying by dogs: