Author Archives: Pete Burrows

Fallen Apples Wanted

Does anybody have apples fallen or otherwise? 
The Community Mental Health Garden – Oakham Fire Station is running an apple
pressing session for our members at the garden on Tuesday 17th October and we would be really grateful for any that you can spare.
There is a collection box outside my house – 2 Edith Weston Road
A collection box will be outside garden club tomorrow night
Alternatively I can collect if you call me – Julie
07866 741022


Rutland Squash club is soon to start its new season and are always on the look for new members to join the league. We play at Uppingham school, all abilities welcome, membership is super cheap, very friendly bunch, great exercise and lots of fun!
Check out for more info.
Added bonus: if you join before Nov 30th you’ll get at £10 voucher for the Vaults pub in Uppingham!

RCC Public Transport Team in North Luffenham Today

Rutland County Council’s Transport Team’s next mobile drop-in sessions are being held today, Thursday 13th July. Residents will have the opportunity to have their say on public transport in the area.

The drop in sessions on Thursday 13th July will be held at:

  • Manton 10.00 am – 10.30 am (Bus stop on Lyndon Road by Stocks Hill)
  • Edith Weston 11.00 am – 11.30 am (Bus stop on Manton Road by the Wheatsheaf)
  • North Luffenham 12.00 pm – 12.30 pm (Bus stop on Pinfold Land)
  • South Luffenham 1.00 pm- 1.30 pm (Bus stop on Stamford Road)

All feedback will help towards the work taking place around the transport network review.

Anyone can call in and have a chat to share ideas on local public transport.

If you are unable to make the sessions, you can contact the Transport Team at or telephone 01572 758138.

Internet Available At Community Centre

The latest information we have is that the ongoing issues with Internet connectivity in the village will not be resolved until Tuesday.

The Internet connection in the Community Center is still working as this is on a fibre optic link.

If you need to used the Internet tomorrow the Community Centre will be open from 9am

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Friday 17th March – Friday 28th April 2023

Rutland County Council is inviting representations on the North Luffenham Neighbourhood Plan, which has been formally submitted by North Luffenham Parish Council and covers the whole parish.

The Neighbourhood Plan sets out how North Luffenham should be developed over the period to 2037 and has been prepared by North Luffenham Neighbourhood Plan Group following consultation with the local community.  It includes policies covering design, residential development, historic environment, and landscape setting.

You are invited to make comments from Friday 17th March until 5pm on Friday 28th April 2023.

Detailed information on this consultation is set out in the Public Notice in the link below

and on the Council’s website:

Representations can be submitted in the following ways:

  • Emailed to:
  • Posted to: Planning Policy, Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP

If you have any questions, please email or telephone 01572 722577 and ask for Planning Policy

North Luffenham Neighbourhood Plan approved by RCC Cabinet

At its meeting on Tuesday 7th March, the cabinet of Rutland County Council approved the next five stages of the North Luffenham Neighbourhood Plan, in order for it to proceed.

More information can be found here:


The Good Companions Club is arranging a weekly “winter warmer drop in” at the Community Centre during the winter period, starting from Thursday 12th January, and thereafter every Thursday through to the 2nd March, between 1pm and 3pm.  We want to offer somewhere warm and inviting for anyone that wants to come along, with the promise of free tea/coffee/cake…and a great way to enjoy the company of fellow villagers.  If you have a jigsaw puzzle or reading books you’d like to swap, play cards and board games, or simply to spend a couple of hours in a warm place… it’s entirely up to you.  All are welcome, just come along on the day.

For anyone that would be willing to volunteer in helping out it would be hugely appreciated, please speak to Alison on 07769 322551 for more details.

Bonfire Night North Luffenham 2022

The annual Bonfire & Fireworks event hosted by North Luffenham Parish Council will be held on The Oval on Saturday 5th November 2022.

Doors Open 5.45pm; 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 with added Glo Sticks and sparklers. 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. Please bring cash for the donations as it is difficult to set up card readers in the middle of a dark Oval!

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 😉

Over £400 raised at MacMillan Coffee Morning

From Deb King: A huge THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to our MacMillan Coffee Morning last Friday. We raised £405! Whether you popped in for a cuppa, baked a cake, or dropped an envelope in – thank you. This amount helps to provide 2 days care from a MacMillan nurse.

Special thanks to helpers, Daphne, Ann and Margaret who did a fantastic job.

If you would like to make a contribution – there’s still time. You can donate online at the following webpage –

Neighoubourhood Plan Consultation Ending Soon

Just a reminder that the consultation period for the North Luffenham Neighbourhood Plan will end on Tuesday, October 4th, and so you only have a couple of days left to comment.

There are already responses that potentially will result in alterations to the Plan, and so do not feel that the plan is a “Done Deal”, the Parish Council values your input and will assess all input before finalising the plan and submitting it to RCC and the Official Inspector.

The Plan and supporting documents, plus the online form for responses and comments can be found here:

Neighbourhood Plan | North Luffenham

Rutland and Stamford Sound – Local Radio over the Internet

For those of you missing the local information and characters of Rutland Radio after it was absorbed into Greatest Hits Radio, you may not be aware that Rob Persani and the team started an Internet Radio station – Rutland and Stamford Sound.

This is available over the Internet, via their web site, a mobile phone app, and via Alexa and other smart speakers.

You can find more information at their web site :