St Mary and St John School will be holding an open day on Thursday 21st November
Below is the programme of events for the North Luffenham Garden Club for 2019 / 2020. All are welcome to attend any of the events listed below
Hi just to confirm that the bonfire and firework display is going ahead at 6pm this evening on the Oval
Apologies, the date for Gerry Well’s talk was incorrect in the original post, this event will be on Thursday 7th November
Welland Vale Garden Centre, Uppingham, will be hosting a local market on Wednesday 27th November, in support of local businesses. Chater Community Choir will be singing and Rutland Radio & Santa will be in attendance. There will be a raffle with proceeds going to a local charity (to be decided) and a draw for our local primary school wildlife at Christmas completion where the children’s trees will be on display
North Luffenham Parish Council will be holding their annual Bonfire and Fireworks Night on The Oval on Tuesday 5th November. The event will open at 6pm, with the fireworks starting at 6:30pm. There will be a Barbeque hosted by the Cricket Club, and hot drinks and mulled wine will be available. The fireworks are funded by donations on the night, and so please give generously to the bucket collectors. Help is still required with stewarding and bucket collecting. If you would like to be part of the event please contact Charles Cade on 01780 720467
Don’t forget The Fox’s Beer Festival this weekend
16 real ales – live music – BBQ
Friday 6th September
Live music from local band ‘The Extones’ 8.30pm
Saturday 7th September
Live vocal / acoustic music from ‘Dan Hughes’ 8.30pm
Sunday 8th September
Live rat pack performance from ‘The Major’ 3pm
Live music from local band ‘The Other Band’ 5pm
Our popular ‘Open mic night’ 6.30pm
It has been noticed that there is a retrospective planning application for lorry parking on the old airfield at St Georges Barracks.
This planning application was not formally notified to North Luffenham Parish Council, although part of the land covered by the application seems to be within the Parish boundary. NLPC will be following up with RCC on this application (Edith Weston Parish Council have lodged an objection already)
The planning application is available here for review by any interested residents:
Network Rail has confirmed that engineers will begin major work on the railway in Leicestershire next week, affecting level crossings in Rutland.
As a result, some services will be temporarily diverted, increasing the number of trains passing over level crossings, particularly in the Oakham and Melton Mowbray areas.
North Luffenham Cricket Club play in the Tuesday evening Borough League (Division 3)
For those who might be interested in playing or watching an evenings cricket on The Oval the home games this year are below – All games start at 18:30
Tuesday 21s t May – vs Hickling
Tuesday 4th June vs Frisby
Tuesday 18th June vs Sproxton
Tuesday 16th July vs Melton Mowbray
Tuesday 30th July vs Syston
The drive wall of Stonecroft on Digby Drive was knocked down yesterday (Dec 20) morning – probably between 11am and 12 midday. No notification has been given to the occupiers of Stonecroft about the incident. The damage suggests the driver reversed into it and he/she must have known. Could you contact Andrew or Kathy Robinson if you have any information about this on 01780 720007
Does anyone know who owns the blue Audi that has been parked on Lyndon Road opposite Luffenham Court for a long time without moving?
There will be removals vans requiring access to Luffenham Court in the next few days and it would be appreciated if the car could be moved to prevent congestion during this period
A parishioner recently had a phone call from a call centre – the number shown was 01332913168.
The caller tried to give the impression that they were from some sort of official ‘emergency services response’ organisation, with teams touring the area to ‘explain’ how the emergency services prioritise and respond to emergency calls. Ambulance and police were mentioned.
At first, the parishoner thought that it might have something to do with the area emergency response planning which the PC has had some involvement with, and so they did not immediately hang up. However, it quickly became apparent that this was a home alarm systems sales pitch.
Please be aware of this type of approach if you receive a similar call.
This might be interesting for current residents of North Luffenham – an interview with the village bobby and his wife, filmed in 1977
If you have lost a cat is this yours?
A black and white cat has been shut in the garage overnight. Has collar and has been around for a few days.
Phone 01780 720631 if you think it may be your cat
The North Luffenham cricket team won their first home match against Sproxton this evening by 5 wickets.
The team are playing at home against Frisby next Tuesday where hopefully the weather will be more favourable to evening matches
There will be several refreshment options available on The Oval from 2:30pm
BBQ – Burgers and Sausages
Bar (Open from 1pm)
Feel free to partake of any and all
In the Middle Ages archery practice was a feudal obligation, and every settlement had its practice area.
The origin of the name “Butt Lane” may come from Middle English butte which was a ‘mark for archery’, ‘target’, ‘goal’.
On Village Day (Sunday May 20th) Michael Anker will be running “Have a Go” Archery taster sessions on the Oval at 3:30 by the cricket nets for anyone who would like to re-create the medieval use of the area (but with modern recurve bows )
All ages and abilities are welcome to give it a try
Michael will be taking donations for Dove Cottage Day Hospice at Ridlington from participants