Author Archives: Lin Burrows

Only Two More Sleeps to go before the Sins of Sinderella…

The ‘Pop Up’ Mulled Wine stand will again be appearing alongside the Panto Performers in the car park at the Fox this Friday 15th December. Hosted by Lin Burrows & the amazing Adele this year, we will be selling Jason’s finest mulled wine, festive stars made by the AgeUK Charity ‘Men & Women in Sheds’ and taking donations by card & cash for this annual extravaganza.

Hot mulled wine available from 6.30pm, Panto starts at 7pm prompt(ish)… See you there 🎄✨🎪

Christmas Greetings to Friends & Neighbours… via our very own Festive Tree in North Luffenham Church

Last year the Parish Church was given a wonderful large wooden Christmas Tree made by Men & Women in Sheds, Rutland. This year we would like to start a Community Christmas Card Scheme for the residents of North Luffenham whilst raising funds for the Church & making our parishioners’ lives simpler.

To share festive greetings with your friends & neighbours in the village, please drop your Christmas card, along with your donation for the Church to Dove Cottage, 4 Church Street, North Luffenham before 22nd December (date of our Carol Service).

Your cards will be displayed on our unique wooden Christmas tree in the porch of the Church which will be specially lit for the occasion.

Thank you for joining in our new village ‘tradition’ 🎄

for any information, please contact Janet Whittaker on tel 01780 721216 or email

Looking for a unique and sustainable Christmas tree?

Our Rutland Men & Women in Sheds members lovingly craft wonderful wooden trees made to order and they have been a hit with many local business & residents for the last few years.

Made from repurposed pallet wood, they can be made in varying styles and sizes and are a great alternative to a real Christmas tree.

All proceeds from the sale of the trees directly benefit the Shed which provides a safe place for individual pursuits and community projects for local older people 🌟

To order please email our Rutland Shed:-

Or Call 01572 720319

Appeal for Village Bonfire Night – Volunteers Needed!

The annual Bonfire & Fireworks event hosted by North Luffenham Parish Council will go ahead on The Oval on Sunday 5th November 2023. 

Doors Open 5.30pm; Bonfire lit 6.15pm; Fireworks 6.30pm

In order to make it a safe and successful event, we do need more volunteers on the night to assist with Stewarding & Bucket Collections. If you can help, please email Tim Smith at

Create Your Own Designer Tote Bag with Sue Ball @ Springboard Arts, North Luffenham – Sunday 6th August

There are spaces on the Block Printed Tote Bag workshop on Sunday 6th August from 1 – 3.30pm if anyone would like to join in?

£25 per person as usual, all material supplied, no experience necessary.

Just get in touch if you would like to come along!

Best wishes,

Sue Ball

   Instagram: springboardartsrutland

   07920 841058

10+ spaces still available on free Village Day Trip to Wells-next-the-Sea & Hunstanton – Wednesday 5th July

Leaving the Fox carpark @ 9.15 am and returning ~ 6.30pm, the Village Trip to Well- next- the-Sea & Hunstanton still has spaces for ~10 residents of North Luffenham. This trip is free to North Luffenham residents and is sponsored by the Village Trust.

Pretty Harbour of Wells-next-the-Sea
Wells-next-the-Sea Beach & the famous colourful beach huts

Top things to do in Wells-next-the-Sea:

  • Eat at Plattens Fish & Chips
  • Visit Wells-next-the-Sea Beach
  • Try Whinhill Norfolk Cider
  • Go boating along the Harbour
  • Visit Wells’ Maltings Art Gallery
Old Hunstanton Lighthouse

Visit Old Hunstanton Lighthouse or simply stroll along the beach or enjoy tea & cake in one the many delis in the town.

Please contact Jason Allen to book your place on
07773 396153 or email

Picks Barn Café, Lyndon – now open to all

Monday 5th June was the official opening date for the new café – all are very welcome.

The team has spent the last few weeks making changes and running tests – and now their new offerings are ready to go!

The Café is offering breakfasts, lite bites, lunches and refreshments with specials and seasonal delights.

We wish Steph & the team good luck with the launch and seeing the café flourish.

🖼️ Follow the café on its own Instagram


Picks Barn Café
Lyndon, Rutland, LE15 8TY
Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 9-4
Sundays 10-3
Tel: 01572 827912