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EGM of the North Luffenham Parish Council on Wednesday 7th June at 7.30pm in the Community Centre

Please click on the links below for the agenda and papers.

Village Trip

This year’s annual village trip will take place on Wednesday 5th July with a visit to both Wells-next-the-sea and Hunstanton.

We would like to thank North Luffenham village trust for sponsoring the coach and therefore as in previous years this trip is free to North Luffenham residents. Please note that places are limited to the coach capacity and therefore we recommend you confirm your seat as soon as possible.

Watch the boats go by in the picturesque harbour of Wells and uncover its fascinating history. Did you know that in the 1800’s Lifeboat Horses were trained to gallop into action at the sound of rocket fire? They would tow a 33ft lifeboat two and a half miles to its launch site at Holkham Gap! Look out for the partly submerged sculpture honouring these brave animals in the quay. Perhaps take a stroll along beach mile, enjoying views across the marshes and harbour from the raised path. Or alternatively wander around the unique little shops for some retail therapy.

Since 1946 Hunstanton has been a go-to seaside town, with much of its Victorian charm still visible today. The classic fun fair, Esplanade Gardens, pitch-and-put, beach and rock pools, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. Don’t forget the obligatory fish and chips too at either Hunstanton or Wells Quay side.

The coach will depart from The Fox at 9.15am prompt arriving in Wells at 11.30am, setting down and picking up at 2pm in Wells Coach Park. We will then arrive in Hunstanton at 2.45pmand head back home to North Luffenham at 5pm. The coach will have toilet facilities.  To book your place on the coach please email or call on 07769 322551. Should you have any queries regarding the trip please do not hesitate to contact Jason on 07773396153 or Alison on 07769 322551.

Submission Neighbourhood Plan: Consultation ends on 28th April

Comments on the North Luffenham Submission Neighbourhood Plan can be made to Rutland County Council until 5 pm on Friday 28th April:

The Neighbourhood Plan has been posted previously but all the documents can be viewed on this link:

Glebe Road Bins: problem with collection

Due to roadworks/road closure Biffa were unable to collect the grey bins on Glebe Road, North Luffenham last week. They tried again on Saturday but were still unable to collect them. As the road is scheduled to be closed until 17 March 2023, we are anticipating that there may be problems with the black and green bin collections. Biffa have a smaller vehicle that should be able to access Glebe Road to collect all the bins but this may not be available until Thursday 9 March 2023.

Please leave bins out until they have been collected.

Church Bell Ringing

A few weeks ago the bells were inspected to make sure all was safe and were rung recently. Apparently a few people were concerned that all was not well. It is pleasing to report that parish life has continued on as normal.

So, please just enjoy and don’t be alarmed when the bells are rung again on Tuesday 21st February between 7.30pm – 9.00pm.

Public Information Leaflet from the Ministry of Defence

St. George’s Barracks has asked that the public information leaflet on dog walking on Ministry of Defence land be posted: please download or click on the link below.

Please also note the information on the red flag, which when flying, means there is no public access to the site. In the future the barracks is making sure that the red flag is flying only when there is military activity.

Proposed Solar Farm South of Pilton: Consultation

In-person exhibition event will be held at: 

Wing Village Hall, Morcott Road, Wing, Oakham, LE15 8SA 

Tuesday 24th January from 2:00 – 7:00 pm

Webinars will be held on:

Wednesday 25th January – 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Thursday 26th January – 12:30 – 1:30 pmTo register for a webinar, please email

For more information on the proposed development please click on this link:

Paid Helper Required

Wanted – do you have 2 spare hours a week (or could possibly be fortnightly) to take an elderly lady from the village shopping in Stamford and assist with the odd light chores? We are looking for a kind, friendly person, with own car. The days and times could be flexible to suit. 

Please contact Sarah on 07790 168863 (up to 12 January) or Nicola 07831 185297 for more information and rates of pay.