Author Archives: Pete Burrows

Remembrance Service for Prince Philip – Friday 16th April

On Friday 16th April at 7.30pm there will be a short service in St John the Baptist, North Luffenham, for all who would like to gather the evening before Prince Philip’s funeral at Windsor. Anyone from the village and wider area will be most welcome. There will also be events streamed from All Saints Oakham and Peterborough Cathedral

This Post will expire at 7:30am on Saturday May 15th, 2021.

Benefice Walking group

Monday morning  10am 12th April

Walking the Settings starting from the church, returning to the church via Moor Lane, Settings and Glebe Road.

Everyone welcome, pushchairs and buggy’s included.

Bring your drink and leave it in the church porch to enjoy on your return.

contact if you are interested

This Post will expire at 9:19am on Sunday May 9th, 2021.

The Fox – Reopening information!

Spring is certainly here, lambs can be seen bouncing around the fields and daffodils in their full glory.

We are delighted to advise that in line with the relaxation of
restrictions The Fox will be re-opening on Monday 12th April.

Over the past few weeks we have been busy preparing for this, cleaning, painting, planting and preparing our outside space. Initially we will only be able to operate outside on our patio area and have made provision for not only covered area’s to protect from the elements but also additional new seating for drinking and dining.  

Our patio will be open as follows :  
Monday  5.30pm – 9pm (Drinks only)
 Tuesday 5.30pm – 9pm (Drinks only) Wednesday 5.30pm – 9.30pm (Food 5.30-9pm)
Thursday 5.30pm – 9.30pm (Food 5.30pm – 9pm)  Friday 4pm – 10pm (Food 4pm – 9pm)
 Saturday 12 noon – 10pm (Food 12 noon – 9pm)
 Sunday 12 noon – 9pm (Food 12 – 4pm)

During this interim period in anticipation of being permitted to open inside in May, we will be offering a menu that has been tailored to enjoy on our patio or alternatively to take home. We look forward to returning to our normal seasonally changing menu
with daily specials as soon as possible.

Our patio menu can be viewed on our menu page of our website ;

For takeout orders please telephone 01780 720991 to place your order during
opening hours and to arrange a collection time. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Fox 

Palm Sunday and Easter

Do join us for services in church this Sunday and on Easter Day at 9.30am.

All are welcome at both services + when the church is open on Wednesday and Sunday.

Also come and see the figures decorated at school and around the village have been transformed to tell the story of Palm Sunday and Easter.

(Please remember that to comply with the law, masks must be worn in church and households cannot mix indoors)

Planning Application 2021/0233/DIS – Land on Glebe Road

Planning application for variation on materials and tree removal for the 3 dwellings on Glebe Road has been received.

Details can be found via the link below

RCC HIF Vote – Which way did each Councillor vote?

Rutland County Council have released the details on how each Councillor voted in Mondays HIF vote – see the link below for details

Which way did my councillor vote during Rutland County Council’s meeting on the Housing Infrastructure Fund for St George’s Barracks in North Luffenham? (

Parish Magazine – Online Only This Month

For February and March the Rutland Water Benefice Parish Magazine will not be printed and delivered. It will be available online only

The link to the February edition of the magazine is below

Dog Mess in Local Fields

People may not be aware, but in order to protect sheep from diseases such as you need to pick up your dog mess when walking in the fields local to North Luffenham

Local Farmers have lost several sheep to dog faeces transmitted disease

Dog waste on grazing land can pass worms and parasites to sheep, so it is vital that dog owners pick up their dogs’ droppings when walking pets on farm land. The eggs of worms and parasites can survive on the ground for a long time, so dog mess must even be cleared from fields that do not currently have livestock grazing in them. It is also important to keep your dog thoroughly wormed all year round.

For more information see the link below

Worm control | National Sheep Association

Rutland Covid Vaccination Update

Just to let you know we have now vaccinated 89.6% of the 2753 patients aged over 80. We have finished vaccinating residents of all 11 care homes.

An attempt to contact all the patients over 80 has been made, and there will be more calls made tomorrow. Where we cannot contact patients, we will try their next of kin if recorded in their records. We have not yet started vaccinating housebound patients but hope to do so after this week if we get a vaccine delivery. Any housebound patients who can be brought to the centre will be vaccinated this week (we can vaccinate 600 per day at eth vaccination centre, but only 20/day at home and the vaccine centre is better supported for potential reactions)

We have a larger delivery this week, and we are now able to start offering vaccine to the next cohort, 75-79 year olds. Again there are over 2000 people in this cohort, so they will not all be invited this week. Some patients who are aged 77-79 will receive an invitation to book. We have sufficient vaccine to start this process using the automated booking whilst we are also finishing the over 80 invitations by phone, and we are also offering vaccination to local frontline health and care staff who have contact with multiple older adults. I hope that the  simultaneous booking of 77-79 year old using a rapid process, whilst we also use a slower process to invite the remaining over 80s does not cause confusion, and any help you can give in allaying any concerns is much appreciated. We are making the best use of the vaccine that we receive – most is administered to patients within 48 hours of our receiving it, and we are using the extra doses in the vials whenever possible( all but one vial on Friday!)

Dr Hilary Fox

Clinical Director Rutland Health Primary Care Network

This Post will expire at 6:59pm on Sunday April 18th, 2021.

Rutland Covid Vaccinations

Rutland Covid Vaccination Programme

If you are registered with a surgery in Rutland, they will be sending booking details for the Covid Vaccination Programme to your mobile phone, if you have one, over the next few weeks and month. If you are aged over 70 and have not yet received an SMS message (text message) about the Covid Vaccination Programme then they may not have your mobile phone number. 

If you have a mobile phone please let your practice know the number by writing to your practice or emailing Please do not phone your practice. If you do not have a mobile phone then they will contact you by other means.

Message sent on behalf of Rutland Health Primary Care Network (

The Boot Inn South Luffenham – Christmas Opening Hrs

With Christmas just around the corner, why not make a visit to The Boot as part of your Christmas plans.

We will have festive homemade scotch eggs, the Boris Menu and our lovely full menu running at various times.

We have also planned a New Years Eve “Boot to the Future” party (more details to follow). Please remember to book your table by messaging us on Facebook or emailing

All closing hours may vary dependent on bookings.

Monday 21st Dec – Closed

Tuesday 22nd Dec – Closed

Wednesday 23rd Dec – 6-9pm (pizza night)

Christmas Eve – 12-10pm (2-5pm festive scotch eggs only)

Christmas Day – 12-2pm -(festive scotch eggs)

Boxing Day – 12 – 4pm

Sunday 27th Dec 12-6pm (Roast)

Bank holiday Monday – 12-9pm (pizza’s)

Tuesday 29th Dec – Closed

Wednesday 30th – Closed

New Years Eve – 6-11pm – “Boot to the Future”

New Years Day- 12-10pm

Please remember Tier 2 rules apply throughout these times when visiting. We can’t accept visitors from Tier 3.

HGV Storage at St Georges Barracks – Planning Permission Refused

I’m sure the majority of North Luffenham residents will be delighted to hear that the retrospective planning application to allow the storage of up to 400 HGV trailers, lorries and coaches at St Georges Barracks was last night refused by RCC’s Planning Committee.

Many thanks to all of the local residents who provided input, wrote objections directly to RCC, and assisted with the Parish Council submission.

Particular thanks should go to Tim Collins for initially bringing this to the attention of the Parish Council, and for his very detailed analysis of the ecological impact of the activity. This was one of the key points for the refusal, along with the Councillors understanding of the impact of the HGV traffic on the roads and residents of North Luffenham and Edith Weston

North Luffenham Neighbourhood Plan – Presentation Available

For those who could not attend the recent Zoom calls on the North Luffenham Neighbourhood Plan, the presentation is available online below

For any questions, queries or comments on the Plan, please feel free to email

Final Neighbourhood Plan Zoom Call

A reminder that your last chance to take part in the Zoom presentations on the Neighbourhood plan is this evening at 7:30pm.

The Neighbourhood Plan will cover planning rules in the Parish for the next 15 years, plus objectives and plans for issues such as speeding, parking and the environment in the Parish

Topic: North Luffenham Neighbourhood Plan
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 872 6352 3277
Passcode: 292804

Physical presentations are being worked on, however these are likely to be necessarily limited in the number of people that can attend due to the current Covid 19 restrictions. This means that the Zoom call will give you the best opportunity for information on the Plan, and the impact on the Parish

Neighbourhood Plan Zoom Meeting, 5pm Tonight

A reminder that there will be another chance to take part in the presentations on the Neighbourhood plan this evening at 5pm

The Neighbourhood Plan will cover planning rules in the Parish for the next 15 years, plus objectives and plans for issues such as speeding, parking and the environment in the Parish

Topic: North Luffenham Neighbourhood Plan
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 872 6352 3277
Passcode: 292804