Author Archives: North Luffenham

Dog Fouling On The Increase Again!

With the dark mornings and evenings there appears to be a rash of dog fouling on the pavements along Church Street. Please be a responsible dog owner and clear up after your pet. If walking your dog in the dark please keep your dog on a lead and carry a torch – always carry bags and ensure that any mess is cleared up immediately.

Perhaps better known as dog roundworm the embryonated eggs of which can be ingested by humans causing disease called toxocariasis. Young children are particularly at risk as it is picked up by ingestion of eggs from infected dog faeces. It is fortunately rare but rare things do happen. Dog mess is not only unpleasant but a potential source of an unpleasant infection.

The vast majority of dog owners conscientiously clean up after their dogs and please continue to be vigilant when walking your dog. If users of The Oval see an infringement please continue to challenge and point out that there are bins provided.

Thank you.

Christmas trees and decorations at Digby Farm

Digby farm have been growing Christmas trees for over 30 years, and offer a range of trees including spruce pine and fir in a range of heights. There is also a Christmas shop full of decorations, tree stands, and gifts and crafts.

All the trees are on display so you can inspect each one and choose your preferred shape and size. Once you have chosen your tree, one of the helpful staff will give you a ticket, and then take the tree away to be netted, while you browse the Christmas Shop for decorations.

Open daily from 10.00 am to 5:30pm (4pm Sunday), and located here

Defibrillator reliability improvement

A big thank you on behalf of the village to Cllr Geoff Mason who recently volunteered his time and ingenuity to improve the weatherproofing of our village defibrillator. The defibrillator has been out of action on more than one occasion due to water ingress, and the addition of the black metal hood will improve the availability of this emergency life saving equipment in the future.

“Due to water ingress into the cabinet of the defibrillator it has been out of action on two occasions but thanks to Councillor Mason, who devised and constructed a cover for the cabinet, the problem has been resolved.”

Cllr Tim Smith – Parish Council Chairman

You can read more about how the village defibrillator works here.

Notice of Proposal to Amend the Scheme under which the Trust Operates

North Luffenham Village Trust

Notice of Proposal to Amend the Scheme under which the Trust Operates

The Trustees of the North Luffenham Village Trust are proposing to make 2 changes to the current charity Scheme wording. Prior to making a formal application to the Charity Commission to amend the scheme, the Trustees are consulting with key stakeholders to obtain feedback on the proposals. Key stakeholders are the Parish Council, The Parochial Church Council and villagers who are potential beneficiaries of the Scheme. The period of consultation is running until midnight on Sunday 8th December after which the Trustees will consider any modifications arising from the consultation, before submitting a formal application for a revised scheme to the Charity Commission.

The proposed changes are as follows:

1. Change to the definition of “the area of benefit”

Original wording: Section #1 – Definitions: “the area of benefit” means the The Parish of North Luffenham and the surrounding neighbourhood.

Proposed Wording: Section #1 – Definitions: “the area of benefit” means the The Parish of North Luffenham and the surrounding area as defined by the Civil Parish Boundary.

Rationale: In the light of the proposals for the development of the St George’s Barracks site just over the current civil parish boundary, the Trustees are concerned that the ability of the Trust to support people living in North Luffenham could be severely diluted if the new development were to be included in its area of benefit through a loose definition. As the original intention was to support people in and around the village of North Luffenham, the Trustees propose clarifying the boundary of the area of benefit to avoid any future risk of major new developments adversely impacting the value of the Trust to local inhabitants.

2. Change to the Objects of the Charity in relation to promotion of education:

Original wording: Section #4 (1) (a): promoting the education of persons who are under the age of 18 and are in need of financial assistance and have at any time attended a school in the area of benefit.

Proposed Wording: Section #4 (1) (a): promoting the education of persons who are in need of financial assistance and have at any time attended a school in the area of benefit or are now resident in the area of benefit.

Rationale: When the objects were originally drafted, few people continued in education after the age of 18. As times have changed and many now go on to further education and university, the Trust receives many applications from university students seeking support with maintenance, travel and materials costs. The Trustees would like to make clear in the objects that university and mature students are eligible for support and that providing such support is fully aligned with the original aims and intentions of the Scheme given the change in society. The trustees therefore propose to remove reference to an age limit and also to provide scope to assist those who move into the village even if they have not previously attended the village school.

If you have any comments or suggestions relating to the proposed changes, please send your feedback in writing to the Clerk of Trustees by midnight on Sunday 8th December as follows:

Mrs K Dexter,
Clerk to the Trustees
North Luffenham Village Trust
13 Digby Drive
North Luffenham
RUTLAND
LE15 8JS
e-mail: kate.dexter552@btinternet.com

RCC Schools Offer Workshops 2019 2020

Please find below a copy of our RCC Early Help / Schools Offer Booklet, which highlights a range of workshops available for Primary Schools, Secondary Schools as well as existing local Community Youth Groups in Rutland.

Workshops are free to access and you are able to choose from a range of options from our Offer. However we would like to remind you we also can offer additional support, which could include an afterschool club or activity. For example CSE Groupwork, confidence building and developing life skills.

If you would like to book any of our free workshops or would like further information, please contact us.

Ashley Poulton
Locality Youth Development Worker
Young Peoples Services
Rutland County Council
Jules House, 1 Cold Overton Road
Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6NT
Tel: 01572 758301
Ext: 6005
Email: apoulton@rutland.gov.uk

School Fete and ‘The Lion King Jnr;

School Fete Saturday 6 July 12 noon – 3 pm

Year 6 pupils present this year’s production, ‘The Lion King Jnr’. The school warmly invites village residents to come and watch the Tuesday afternoon matinee of this musical in the school hall. Doors open at 1.20 pm, start time 1.30 pm. Please contact Jo in the school office to reserve a ticket 720184.

Barrowden Fete and Open Gardens

SUMMER FETE – BARROWDEN – starts at 12.00, 29th June. Lots of family fun on the village green ; BBQ, Pimms, traditional fete stalls; classic cars. Battle of Britain Flypast. Plus the renowned Duck Race on the pond.Proceeds to St Peter’s Church and village groups.

Plus on the next day :
BARROWDEN OPEN GARDENS
Sunday  June 30th from 12 noon until 5 pm. 8 interesting gardens will be open to the public.Tickets on the day from the tent on the Village Green. £5.00 for adults. Accompanied kids under 16 go free. 
Cream teas available in one garden. Proceeds to St Peter’s Church Re-ordering.

Rutland County Show

Please click on the link below on how you can give bottles or donationation for the Rutland County Show. Bottles can be delivered to The Fox.

For Rutland raises funds to pay for Specialist Advisers based
at Citizens Advice Rutland who provide free, confidential, nonmedical advice to people of all ages living with long term health
conditions, such as cancer, dementia, strokes and mental
illness. Since the project began in June 2014 our Specialist
Advisers have managed to secure in excess of £3.75 million
for clients through benefit gain, debt write off and grant
funding.
For Rutland raises the funds to pay for the Advisers and the
Advisers through their knowledge and expertise can help their
clients in this phenomenal way. We feel this proves the
importance of this service and why it is so vital to maintain it for
our Community.
PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY TO OUR TOMBOLA
For more information or help on the For Rutland Specialist
Advisers contact: – Citizens Advice Rutland – 01572 723494
To find out more about For Rutland and how you can help
Contact: -Elizabeth Mills 07710 873811
Trish Ruddle 01572 724400 or 07801 319222
info@forrutland.org.uk

Barrowden Fete and Open Gardens

SUMMER FETE – BARROWDEN – starts at 12.00, 29th June. Lots of family fun on the village green ; BBQ, Pimms, traditional fete stalls;classic cars. Battle of Britain Flypast. Plus the renowned Duck Race on the pond.Proceeds to St Peter’s Church and village groups.

Plus on the next day :
BARROWDEN OPEN GARDENS
Sunday  June 30th from 12 noon until 5pm.8 interesting gardens will be open to the public.Tickets on the day from the tent onthe Village Green. £5.00 for adultsAccompanied kids under 16 go free. 
Cream teas available in one gardenProceeds to St Peter’s Church Re-ordering. 

Sandringham Flower Show

North Luffenham Good Companions.

I am trying to get enough people for a bus to Sandringham Flower Show on Wednesday 24th July leaving North Luffenham at 9 am and leaving Sandringham at approx. 4.30. This trip is open to all the villages. The cost will be approx. £22 50 including entrance to the show. Please ring Evelyn  01780720528 or Helen 01780720607 as soon as possible.