Author Archives: Pete Burrows

Office Furniture for Sale

Beech Veneer Office Furniture For Sale, 1 Office Desk (160cmx120cm), One Bookcase (2m tall) and one 3 drawer filing cabinet. There is also an extra shelf and an extension for the desk if you have a bigger space. These are from the Ikea Effektiv range of office furniture and are very solid. Will split, and can deliver within the Chater Valley area.

£100 or nearest offer, please call Pete Burrows on 01780 721674 or email

NLCC Cricket Club Fixtures 2022

Hi, below are the Borough League Tuesday evening league fixtures for 2022 for North Luffenham

Home games for North Luffenham are in bold, so note for your diaries if you would like to spend a pleasant evening on the Oval spectating (or even if you would like to put yourself forward to play!)

3rd May H v Upper Broughton

10th May A v Wakerley and Barrowden

24th May H v Frisby, Hoby and Rotherby

31st May H v Wreake Nomads

14th June A v Great Dalby

21st June A v Upper Broughton

5th July H v Wakerley and Barrowden

12th July A v Frisby, Hoby and Rotherby

19th July A v Wreake Nomads

26th July H v Great Dalby

This Post will expire at 7:40pm on Wednesday September 21st, 2022.

Reminder – Saturday 2nd April for Coffee, Cake & Chat

It has been a rather strange two years, with restrictions on a lot of our usual activities and many people have missed the social interactions that are usually part of their everyday life. North Luffenham is a lovely village, with a lot of history and having village events & clubs enables us to develop a sense of community and friendship.

Please come along to our village ‘get together’ and make new friends, meet old friends, all while enjoying delicious homemade cakes & biscuits! There will also be coffee, tea and a variety of fruit & herbal teas available. The room is well ventilated and sanitiser will be available.

There is no entry charge for this event but cash donations will be given to the Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal.

For anyone needing assistance, help is available to get to the community centre.

Contact Liz Ritchie on 01780 720210 or at

Men & Women in Sheds, Rutland – Spring Commission Slots Available

As you may have seen around the village, the Men & Women in Sheds Team have been busy making bespoke garden furniture to order. Over the coming month we have some slots available should you want anything wooden built to your own design (or one inspired by us).

Our prices are very reasonable and are based on cost of the wood plus a donation to AgeUK to enable us to run the Shed.

Examples of our handiwork are picnic tables, garden benches, potting tables, bug boxes, mud kitchens & planters.

Personalised Mud Kitchen for 3 year old
An array of Benches, Gentlemen of MiS Rutland not included
Bug Boxes – before & after personalisation…

For further information and inspiration visit our website:-

Alternatively, contact Brian Lee on 01572 720319 or via email

Full Fibre Internet Availability in North Luffenham Village

The Full Fibre Internet connection for the Community Centre and the School has been funded by RCC to encourage the further roll out of of fibre optic cabling in the village.

The installation by OpenReach has placed a limited number of properties within the connecting distance for a Full Fibre Internet upgrade. An upgrade would enable speeds of up to 1Gb/sec (Gigabit Internet)

The purple dots on the map below show which lucky residents now have availability for a full fibre connection.

You would need to contact your Internet provider for details on how to upgrade and costs.

Community Centre Fibre Broadband

The installation of Full Fibre broadband in the Community Centre has now been completed. The Wi-Fi is now powered by a fibre optic cable providing capacity for up to 1 Gigabit. Currently it is enabled for a stable 100Mb/Sec connection.

The Community Centre is available for any organisation or person to book, and so if you would like to take advantage of this new facility (maybe for an important Zoom meeting whilst the kids are playing games via your home Internet? ) please contact Charles Cade on 01780 720467

North Luffenham Scouts Collecting for Ukraine Today

We will continue to collect for Ukraine on Saturday 12th March 2-4pm due to great demand and donating in the previous week. Many have said they still have things to contribute. Please look especially for old rucksacks, water bottles, sleeping bags, hiking clothes and boots for men, women and children and medical supplies especially. Can parents please share to community boards locally , thank you everyone. The container will be in the car park of St Mary & St John CEVA Primary School, North Luffenham, Rutland school 2 til 4pm on Saturday. Every donation will help 🇺🇦

Bench News 2

With further exciting news on benches in North Luffenham (we know how to attract people to the web site…) a new bench was installed on the Oval today.

This was purchased by the Parish Council from the Men and Women in Sheds project in Oakham, and has a special space left free for pushchairs or wheelchair users.

Carols at The Fox – 6:30 this evening

Why not join us this evening at 6.30pm for The Fox tradition of carols around the Christmas tree with members of Chater choir.

This will be held in our marquee with the doors open for ventilation – so wrap up warm. Alternatively treat yourself to a mulled wine or hot chocolate. The Fox 🦊 team

Don’t forget ‘Carols by Starlight’ on the Oval Tonight at 6PM

Don’t forget to dress warmly, bring chairs, torches and cash donations for a collection (funds will be split between those in need, and Church expenses)

Carol Sheet for the evening can be downloaded here:

Remember Remember 5th November @ North Luffenham’s Oval

The bonfire is building very nicely – thanks to the huge efforts of Charles Cade and the welcome donations of wood & pallets this year.  Thank you to everyone who has been along and donated a branch or two – it’s making a spectacular-looking centre piece for what is promising to be a great evening after nearly 2 years of lockdown.

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

Please bring along notes and coins for the: for the donation bucket (suggested donation of £5 per family)

  • Cricket Club BBQ
  • Mulled wine & home-made cake
  • Tea, Coffee, Cake & Sweets inside the Pavilion
  • Sparklers & for the first time this year, Glow sticks

All donations help to offset the costs so please be generous to enable this event to continue.

For the early risers on Saturday morning, there is the sparkler stick clear up starting at 9am!

New volunteers are always welcome  – if you can help, please contact Charles Cade on 01780 720467.

Thank you 😉

North Luffenham Bonfire Night – Friday 5th November 2021

The annual Bonfire & Fireworks event hosted by North Luffenham Parish Council will go ahead on The Oval on Friday 5th November 2021.

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

The Cricket Club will be running the BBQ (to raise funds to continue the good works on the wicket); Janet Whittaker & Judy Cade will be offering hot & cold refreshments from the Pavilion with home-made seasonal cake; Lin Burrows will be serving her specially prepared Mulled Wine whilst Charles Cade & Pete Burrows are in charge of lighting the fire & fireworks. Our Chair of the Parish Council – Tim Smith – will be co-ordinating the important task of the ‘Donation bucket collection’. All this helps to offset the costs so please be generous to enable this event to continue.

Whilst The Scouts will be sporting high vis jackets and stewarding the perimeter and entry points, more volunteers are needed on the night to assist with ensuring a safe and enjoyable evening. 
If you can help, please contact any of the above teams or Charles Cade on 01780 720467.

Thank you 😉

Community Garden Project Donations

From: Julie Abell

I am working with Peppers Mental Health Charity and Oakham Fire Station to create a Community mental health garden at the Fire Station.
If you are clearing your gardens this autumn and have any perennials or bulbs that you would like to donate they would be really appreciated.

We are also looking for any spare garden tools that you may have for volunteers to use on the project.

Thank you so much in advance for any donations

Please contact Julie 07866 741022 or