Author Archives: North Luffenham

New Job Vacancies at St Mary & St John C.E.V.A Primary School

Teaching Assistant 1:1

(8.30am – 3.30pm Monday to Thursday with 30 minutes’ lunch break)

(8.30am – 1.30pm Friday)

F/T Salary Range – £18,426 pro rata

Term Time Only, Pay Structure point 4

Start Date: ASAP

Breakfast Club Assistant

(7.45am – 9.00am Monday to Friday)

Term Time Only, Pay Structure Point 1 – 3

F/T Salary Range – £17364 – £18065 pro rata

Start Date: ASAP

This is the link https://www.northluffenham.org/page/?title=Vacancies&pid=34

This Post will expire at 8:56pm on Tuesday November 17th, 2020.

Community Safety Survey

The police have launched a survey on community safety; ‘We would like to invite you to share your views on crime and anti-social behaviour in your local area by completing this questionnaire. This survey has been created in partnership with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire and the Community Safety Partnerships across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland’

Please click on this link for the survey: https://www.leics.pcc.police.uk/Have-Your-Say/Consultations/Community-Safety-Survey.aspx

Paper Copy of the Local Plan Available

A leaflet is being delivered to each household advising those who do not have access, or have difficulty accessing, the internet how they could be delivered a paper copy for a 24 hour period.

If you don’t have a problem using the internet please access the Local Plan online (http://www.rutland.gov.uk/localplanreview) as the Parish Council has only been allowed two copies and has to quarantine one for 24 hours following perusal. This will free up the paper copies to those who have difficulities accessing online.

To view the leaflet please click on this link:

Your voice has been heard

Remember this: ‘It’s time to raise your voice’. Rutland County Council (RCC) had previously proposed that in its consultation on the ‘Statement of Community Involvement’ (SCI) that consultation on the Local Plan could only be done online via their proforma, limited to 400 characters.

North Luffenham Parish Council (NLPC), and other parishes objected strongly on the grounds that this seriously limited feedback on the Local Plan.

RCC have now agreed that the SCI will make it clear that paper and email responses to planning consultations will be accepted and that a proforma is not mandatory.

But your voice needs to be heard again as the final consultation on the Local Plan  began on the 27th August and lasts just six weeks. This is the only chance to influence the St George’s plan – once the Local Plan is agreed, development WILL go ahead and planning permission cannot be denied.

NLPC knows from surveys it has carried out that an overwhelming majority of the parish are against the sheer scale of this proposed development and will vigorously challenge the soundness of the Local Plan. This is the time to make your voice heard – we need as many residents as possible to independently raise objections and this needs to be done in the six week period.

Just saying you don’t agree to the Local Plan will not be sufficient, objections need to be specific. NLPC will post and circulate advice on how to make your opposition effective, covering the lack of meaningful consultation, transport and sustainability issues.

In the meantime please go online and look at Fight 4 Rutland – DO NOT LET RUTLAND BE RUINED – STOP … for further information and how you can support the campaign.

Beeching Cuts Reversal

Have you thought it would be great to reinstate some of the railway lines axed under the Beeching Cuts. It is not such a pie in the sky idea as in 2019 the Government promised £500 million ‘Beeching Reversal’ fund.

The possibility of re-instating Luffenham railway station and providing services in the Corby direction as well as Oakham & Stamford/Peterborough has been raised by the Welland Valley Rail Partnership. This would be a long term project and the first step would be a feasibility study and therefore there is uncertaintainty that it could be enacted. However it is an interesting suggestion, it chimes with the times, and North Luffenahm Parish Council would be interested in comments to this post, in the Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire, or to clerk@northluffenham.org.uk

For much further information please click on this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/10rw6h4fn43ooxi/WellandValleyRailConcept-v3.pdf?dl=0

It’s time to raise your voice!

This leaflet is being delivered to all households in the parish and has been produced by the North Luffenham St. Georges Barrack’s Group and has the endorsment of the Parish Council. Please download the complete leaflet by clicking on the following:

Please tick one of the boxes on the back of the leaflet and return to The Fox or email your response to timsmith@northluffenham.org.uk by Wednesday 15th July. You may want to respond to RCC’s online questionnaire and make your views known at http://www.rutland.gov.uk/sci If you want to know more of the issues involved then download the link below. This will form the basis, along with your views, of NLPC’s reponse to the Statement of Community Involvement consultation

Consultation of the Local Plan will begin in August: this not only has profound implications for local parishes but for the whole of Rutland. North Luffenham Parish Councillors have been involved in the initiation of a campaign, ‘Fight4Rutlandhttps://fight4rutland.org/

Rutland Community Wellbeing Service – Events for Volunteers and Community Groups

The Rutland Community Wellbeing Service has scheduled a series of webinars, and a virtual Volunteer Party to inform and support volunteers and Community Groups across Rutland.  Please click on the link below for information.

Your Village Needs You

There has been a very good response so far to the short questionnaire on the proposed St. George’s Barracks development. North Luffenham Parish Council would like to hear from as many resident as possible and if you would like to give an opinion please click on the following link: https://forms.gle/8Sfm5VjrL56ASptL9

Thank you for your time. Your opinion matters.

St George’s Barracks Development – Give Your Opinion

North Luffenham Parish Council have created a short questionnaire on the St George’s Barracks development; please click on the link below to give your opinion. This will enable us (the Parish Council) to give the villages’ viewpoint in the ongoing discussion with Rutland County Council. Thank you for taking a few moments to complete…

https://forms.gle/8Sfm5VjrL56ASptL9

Answers will be anonymous; however, comments you add may be used by NLPC in communications regarding St George’s

A Big Thank You

The volunteers at the Rutland Food Bank would like to thank the residents of North Luffenham for their donation. In only a few days 37 kg of various food items have been donated and delivered to the Food Bank.

Your continued generosity would be appreciated but no fresh food items as these can go off in the time it takes to turn around collection and delivery.

Local Weekend Takeaway Service in South Luffenham

The Boot Inn in South Luffenham is offering a takeaway service at the weekends.

Their menu and specials are on their facebook page and you can call or message them on 01780 720177 or thebootinnrutland@gmail.com to book a collection slot which runs every 15mins from 5-8pm on Friday and Saturdays.

They will also deliver to North Luffenham residents free of charge if they are self isolating

Planning Proposal 2019/0736/FUL: Change of use of hardstanding from an airfield to B8 vehicle storage (retrospective)

Revised plans / proposals for the above application have been received by RCC.
The full details of the application are available to view on their website

Anny comments should be made by 9 May 2020
Planning applications are public documents and as such your comments will be available for public inspection.
Please email any comments you wish to make to planning@rutland.gov.uk.

North Luffenham Parish Council will be responding seperately as one of the statutory consultees

Details of the application can be found via the link below

https://publicaccess.rutland.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PUBXRWNNL3I00

Are you self-isolating in North Luffenham and need food & provisions delivered to your door?

Edith Weston Village Store & Post Office are coordinating home deliveries of food & other provisions from their shop, through a team of local volunteers, to people self isolating in the community.

If you cannot leave your home to shop for food because you are self-isolating, you can call the Store on 01780 722164, and place your order over the phone. They will endeavour to deliver your order asap, but if you can order in the morning it will help them deliver it sooner to you.

Please note the new slightly contracted opening hours for the store below. This will allow the store more time to re-stock shelves , coordinate deliveries and maintain employee distancing in the workplace.

Another excellent graphic showing how each of us can help stop the spread of the COVID-19

Basic food provision boxes for the self isolating / those at risk

The Fox has been able to source some boxes of basic provisions (Foxy Boxes) for the at risk people in our community.

The boxes contain basic essentials, typically milk, bread, eggs, potatoes, grapes, apples, bananas, oranges, cabbage, onions, mushrooms, carrots, cucumber and cherry tomatoes and cost £20.

One box per household can be purchased by calling The Fox on 01780 720991 before 8pm this evening (Friday 20th) for collection or delivery between 11am and noon tomorrow (Saturday 21st). Payment must be by cash or cheque.

There is a possibility that this may be available again in the coming days and we’ll update the website if that should occur.

In order to maintain a level of fairness please only take this offer up if you are self-isolating or in the at risk group (over-70, underlying health condition).

Via Claire Bewick – Good Neighbour Scheme