Author Archives: Pete Burrows

Cat Missing from Sycamore Road

MISSING CAT from Sycamore Road… this Is one of our cats, Mao, not seen since Sunday evening..can you please check sheds/garages and keep an eye out? Thank you. (no collar but microchipped) call 07845987281 if you have any information

This Post will expire at 2:13pm on Friday August 20th, 2021.

Free bus travel 26th-31st July

People travelling around Rutland can enjoy free bus travel between Monday 26 and
Saturday 31 July, to kick-start the summer holidays.
As a follow-up to a successful Free Bus Travel Promotion in June, Rutland County
Council is once again joining with local bus operators to offer a further week of free
travel on public buses. The popular scheme has been expanded this time around,
meaning that all bus journeys starting or ending anywhere in Rutland will be free
from 26 to 31 July.
To find out which local bus services operate in your area, check your route and plan
your journey, please visit:
Questions about this latest free bus travel promotion can be sent by email to Anyone without internet access can call the council’s
Rural Transport Officer on 01572 758138.

This Post will expire at 1:40pm on Thursday August 19th, 2021.

2 x Cookery Course Places For Sale

2 x Cookery Course Places at Rutland Cookery School

Wednesday 21st July, 10am – 4pm

A whole day’s cookery course learning how to make delicious Spanish tapas.
More details here:

Original tickets cost £145 each.
***I’m selling them for £120 each***
(So £240 for the pair)

Unfortunately due to having to isolate we can no longer attend.
Please get in touch asap.

Call: 07516 663358 if you are interested

This Post will expire at 8:30am on Tuesday August 17th, 2021.

Anyone for Circuit Training or Tai Chi?

We are thinking of setting up a weekly circuit training class and weekly Tai Chi sessions in South Luffenham Village Hall. Please send an email to if you are interested in coming along so we can gauge if the classes would be viable.

Want to start a new club or group of your own?

South Luffenham Village Hall can offer complimentary hire to help get your group or club off the ground to a flying start. For details email

What shall we do tonight…?

The North Luffenham cricket team are playing a match against Burghley Park this evening on the Oval. Feel free to take a stroll and watch them play in the evening sunshine, and maybe follow up with a drink at The Fox.

This Post will expire at 6:30pm on Sunday August 1st, 2021.

Community Centre Bookings

As you may know, the Parish Council have taken over the management and operation of the Community Centre, in the room located behind the school.

The room and toilets have been redecorated by RCC as part of the handover, and additional facilities will be added in the next few months (new furniture, IT equipment etc)

The room is available for booking by any person or group wishing to use it.

If you would like to make a booking, please contact Charles Cade on 01780 720467

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.

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