It has been confirmed by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), that Avian Influenza (bird flu) has been identified in the wild bird population in Rutland.
An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone currently applies to everyone who keeps poultry or captive birds in England. Anyone who keeps poultry or birds must adhere to strict biosecurity requirements, whether they have commercial flocks or just a few birds in a garden flock.
The prevention zone means bird keepers across the country must:
Ensure the areas where birds are kept are unattractive to wild birds, for example by netting ponds, and by removing wild bird food sources
Feed and water your birds in enclosed areas to discourage wild birds
Minimise movement in and out of bird enclosures
Clean and disinfect footwear and keep areas where birds live clean and tidy
Reduce any existing contamination by cleansing and disinfecting concrete areas, and fencing off wet or boggy areas
Due to the costs – approx. £1000 – to print a copy for everyone in the village, paper copies will not be generally available. If you have a specific requirement for a paper copy, please contact Tim Smith
PROPOSAL: Removal of 1 no. Robinia Tree. Reduce the height of the screen of trees includes conifers to the rear of the property by a third (4 metres).
The Garden House, Lyndon Road, North Luffenham, OAKHAM, Rutland, LE15 8JZ
An application for the above proposal has been received by the Local Planning Authority and you are invited to submit your comments thereon within 21 days from the date of this posting. The details of the application are available to view on the website www.rutland.gov.uk/planning by entering the reference number above.
You can also click onto the link below which will go straight to the relevant application:
Don’t forget that Helen Briggs, the Rutland County Council CEO will be giving a presentation on the proposed developments for St Georges Barracks this evening at 7pm in the School Hall.
The development will inevitably mean a substantial change the nature of our rural village, and so don’t miss out on an opportunity to hear about the proposals directly from RCC, to ask questions and open the debate on the potential impact.
There were some changes to the team during the season with Lewis leaving for the Falklands, Ben Cox joining the team and immediately playing very well reminding us how good a player he is, Andy and James played most of the games and without them it would have been difficult to maintain the numbers needed to field a team. Thank you to all the team members for the commitment and dedication during the season.
2016/17 was a difficult season for the ‘A’ team with several disappointing results notably a 6-4 win at Paston when an 8-2 win should have been the result. An 6-4 win at home to Eyebury highlighted the weaknesses in the team although it must be said Eyebury played very well that night. A 4-6 loss at Ramsey was the worst result of the season.
For comparison in 2016 the team scored four x ten/nil results , in 2015/2016 ten x ten/nil scores were recorded. In the latter part of the season the team were resigned to second place in the league, behind Paston, when out of the blue at their penultimate game, Paston lost 10-0 at Northborough and handed the league to North Luffenham.
In other competitions the team won the Annette Stubbins cup beating Paston in the final. North Luffenham teams won the North Cambs area singles, pairs, triples, and fours competitions. In county competitions Jason won the Hertfordshire singles with Jack runner-up. Thomas , Jack and Jason won the Hertfordshire triples and this qualified them to represent Hertfordshire at the national finals in County Durham which they also won and they are the current Nation Triples Champions, well done them! Paul won the Cambridgeshire singles competition and went on to win the Eastern Counties Competition.
Murder! Mystery! Mayhem!A witty, laugh-a-minute pastiche of Conan Doyle’s great detective, this fast paced, quirky and deeply daft retelling of one of the darkest times in Victorian history sees Holmes stalking Jack the Ripper in the streets of London’s East End. Holmes and Watson are called upon to investigate the Whitechapel Murders which have recently sent shockwaves through London. Butwhen the evidence points to only one possible conclusion – that Jack the Ripper is actually Sherlock’s trusted sidekick Dr Watson – is our super sleuth prepared to believe the unbelievable? A kinetic, boisterous, joke-fuelled treat . . . tirelessly superb.
This is a brand-new Sherlock Holmes caper which brings together the world’s most famous fictional detective with infamous real-life characters and the fun comes thick and fast.
There will be an opportunity to “Meet the Brewer” at The Fox – Tim and Simon from Stoneyfords Brewery will presenting a Talk and Taste on Wednesday 25th October as part of Rutland’s Food and Drink Festival – see below for more information
Rutland County Council are reviewing the Local Plan in order to extend the plan period to 2036 and to provide for any additional new housing, employment or other development that may be needed over the extended plan period.
As Chair of the Parish Council I have drafted a response which has been circulated to all Councillors for comment. Comments received have been incorporated into our response, which is attached for residents information:
The Parish Council have been advised that over the next week 3 new pieces of play equipment will be installed on The Oval. These are a Cradle Swing, a Zip Wire and a Climbing frame.
Please note that the equipment should not be used until all necessary safety checks have been completed as part of the commissioning process.
This will complete Phase 1 of the process of modernising and improving play facilities on the Oval. Much more is to be done and we are looking for volunteers to join a working group to develop ideas for the improvement of the play area.
I am thrilled that the new equipment is now being installed and would wish to thank Cllr Steve Marson for his hard work in getting us this far – many thanks indeed.
This is a “not to be missed” opportunity to enjoy the playing of two of Barrowden’s truly accomplished musicians, John Comber and Jean Swinbanks. They have put together a fascinatingly eclectic range of music for both organ and piano.
The recital will showcase pieces as contrasting as Elgar and Gospel, Bach and Jazz – and you’d have to travel a long way to find such a diverse mix!
The recital starts at 12:30 with an interval at 13:15 when light refreshments will be served – wine, soft drinks, coffee and small eats. We plan to finish at about 14:00
Seating for the first 40 who apply will be in the nave, and after that it is free seating, a bit like flying with easiJet but more fun!
Amazingly there is no charge for the recital. However there will be a collection at the end with all donations going towards the cost of the new Thirlmere Organ. The pieces that John plans to play are designed to demonstrate the versatility of this new piece of kit!
Please let us know as soon as possible if you wish to come – then we can make plans for the catering. And oh yes, bring a friend, the more the merrier!
So, if you fancy coming along please contact any one of the following: