Author Archives: Lin Burrows


It’s swarming season for the honeybees. If you see a cloud of bees, accompanied by a loud buzzing – this is a honeybee swarm. It’s not at all dangerous, but you may wish to avoid it. The swarm will eventually land on a tree branch looking something like this –

The beekeepers of Luffenham are keen to identify swarms found locally, so if you see one, please let us know by text or call 07973 508547. 

Many thanks, Deb King

Craft Class This Sunday in North Luffenham

Coming up on Sunday 28th May from 1 – 3.30pm is Alcohol (Ink) Decorated Candles – these make beautiful gifts and every one is unique. Places are available at £25 per person – just get in touch with Sue Ball on 07920 841058 to book.

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Reminder – Chater Community Choir’s Christmas Performance is tomorrow evening…

Please join us to support our Rutland Foodbank Fundraiser Christmas Concert – followed by delicious mulled wine & mince pies in South Luffenham’s cosy Village Hall.

Tickets available on the door on the night😊

New NL Benefice Magazine Correspondent Needed!

Due to relocation out of the area, our current Magazine correspondent for North Luffenham – Liz Ritchie – is stepping down and we therefore need someone to take on the role.

This involves collating the information sent in regarding events & club activities being held within the village as well as any other relevant information. This is not an onerous task and is also a great way to get to know more people within the village! It requires about one half day per month and the odd phone call to event organisers.

Our thanks to Liz for all her hard work over the past year and we wish her & Jim all the best in their new adventure ‘up north’!

The deadline for the January issue of the magazine falls mid-month, on 15th December so it would be great to have someone in place by then.

Meanwhile, if anyone would like to know more about the role please contact Liz Ritchie before December 5th on 01780 720210 or email

Chater Community Choir’s Christmas Concert – tickets now available from a choir member near you!

After a successful Spring concert taking the total raised for charities over £23,000 since being formed in 2012, Chater Community Choir will be giving their seasonal concert, ‘This Christmas Night’, at South Luffenham Parish Church on Friday 9th December at 7:30pm. The choir will be supporting the Rutland Food Bank, which along with helping local people with food poverty are wanting to donate each family they help with a warm blanket this winter.

After the concert there will be the opportunity to enjoy a mince pie or two and a glass of festive cheer in the Village Hall.

Tickets are £10 and are available from Tracy Steward on 01780 729006 or  

Compost, Feeds & Fertilisers – your opportunity to learn about developments in this specialist area – join David Coop from Westland speaking @ the North Luffenham Garden Club meeting this Wednesday 9th November @ 7pm

Reminder to members & open to non-members on the night for a one-off admission fee of £5.

MacMillan Coffee Morning – Bede House Farm, North Luffenham

Please join our MacMillan Coffee Morning on

Friday 30th September, 10am – 12pm

Bede House Farm, Lyndon Road, North Luffenham

Coffee, Tea, Cakes & Biscuits

All Welcome – Please bring cash donation

If you can’t make it but would still like to contribute to this worthy cause, please contact


Workshops are located at the Springboards Arts Studio in North Luffenham.

If you wish to book a place, email  fill in the online form at or call Sue on 07920 841058

All are suitable for beginners. 5 places are available for each workshop – assemble a group of friends and come along together!

Alternatively, contact us for a bespoke workshop on a date to suit you – an ideal gift for friends & family.


The weather’s forecast to be fair, the ladies of Luffenham are busy baking summer treats and the ingredients for the jugs of Pimms are ready & waiting to be blended for you to enjoy a relaxing afternoon @ the Cricket Pavilion. Do come along and while away an hour, chatting to friends old & new whilst raising much-needed funds for our local Charity – The Rutland Food Bank.

Reminder – Garden Club Meeting this Wednesday 8th June @ 7pm

This month we welcome our local Bee Expert, Mike Wyatt. Mike has lived in the village for many years and you will have seen him walking the lanes in his bee overalls – well now’s the the opportunity to find all about what he does and how you can help our bee community 😊

In addition, there will be the popular Garden Club Lottery plus signing up for July trip to Oundle and the beautiful Foxtail Lilly Gardens (Cutting Flower Garden & Vintage Florist). Please remember to bring cash for both… £2 per ball & £10 for the Trip on 13th July.

For further information about Foxtail Lilly – please see

New members still welcome to join on the night 👍