Author Archives: Tim Smith

Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan for North Luffenham

Taking control of planning in the village

How would you like the Parish of North Luffenham to look in 10 to 20 years time? The Village Survey of 2017 indicated that the general environment and proximity to the countryside were very important and being part of a community as important to the residents of North Luffenham

The proposed development of St. George’s Barracks, with a new town bigger than Uppingham, is a threat to the environment of North Luffenham in terms of visual impact and increased traffic. The local parish councils are striving to reduce the numbers of houses in the development, but it is likely that there will be some utilisation of the former airfield.

A Neighbourhood Plan enables local communities to control the planning of the area in which they live and work. It can be used to:

  • Develop a shared vision for your neighbourhood.
  • Choose where new homes and other development should be built.
  • Identify and protect important local green spaces.
  • Influence what new buildings should look like.

It is essentially a planning document for the whole of the parish, and as such can influence any development on St. George’s within the parish boundary.(p.t.o.)

Only a Parish Council can initiate a Neighbourhood Plan, but it can only be successfully impact the St Georges development with the support of the village and the Parish Council wants your help and enthusiasm to see it through.

There will be a presentation  at the Community Centre on 9th December at 7.0 pm.

The parish council feel it is important to the future of the village so please, if you are able, try and attend either just to know more or would like to be involved in some way.

All welcome; please do come.

Can you help?

Are you interested in helping other people and if so come and find out more about the North Luffenham Good Neighbour Scheme this Friday 6th December at 7.30 pm in The Den at The Fox. Following our A.G.M. there will be light refreshments and a chance to talk over what is involved with the volunteers.

Defibrillator back in action

Because of water ingress into the cabinet the defibrillator was removed. The problem has been resolved and the defibrillator has been returned to the cabinet and ready should it be needed.

In any medical emergency always first dial 999 or 112. There are also volunteers in the village who will help if the defibrillator is thought to be required: 01780 322070.

My Heart Just Skipped a Beat

Concert at Barrowden Church – 26 October 7.30

Vocalists Tracey Steward and Amber Furrsedonn-Coates with Pianist Ivan Linford will perform a variety of songs from opera to the shows.
In aid of Barrowden Defibrillator fundraising. 

Tickets £10 from Sally and Stuart Brown 01572 748742 or  sally@brownsally.co.uk

Return of the Gesualdo Six

Tonight’s the night.

The Gesualdo Six, one of the finest young vocal groups in the UK, are performing tonight at North Luffenham church at 7 pm.

They sing a wide range of amazing music and are much broadcast, recorded & well travelled, our candlelit concert is being fitted in between venues in Beruit and Paris!

Please note the concert starting time of 7pm but drinks & nibbles are available from 6.30pm which will give you time to view our fine grade one medieval church.

Tickets are £12 from rutlandwhittakers@outlook.com (with no booking fee) & Janet Whittaker 01780-721216.

Please click on the link below to see the poster.

https://northluffenham.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/POSTER-2019-10-12-North-Luffenham-Poster-2.pdf

Defibrillator out of action.

The defibrillator situated at The Fox is out of action. With the recent heavy rain a lot of water has made ingress into the cabinet, which is heated, and it is probably electrically unsafe. The problem has been reported to the Community Heartbeat Trust who supplied the defibrillator.

Always dial 999 or 112 in any medical emergency.

Return of the Gesualdo Six

The Gesualdo Six, one of the finest young vocal groups in the UK, are returning in just over 2 weeks time to North Luffenham church on Saturday 12th October at 7pm.

They sing a wide range of amazing music and are much broadcast, recorded & well travelled, our candlelit concert is being fitted in between venues in Beruit and Paris!

Please note the concert starting time of 7pm but drinks & nibbles are available from 6.30pm which will give you time to view our fine grade one medieval church.

Tickets are £12 from rutlandwhittakers@outlook.com (with no booking fee) & Janet Whittaker 01780-721216.

Please click on the link below to see the poster

We are lucky to have the Gesualdo Six in North Luffenham – don’t miss them!

Wanted: ‘Safer Village Champion’.

It is not often that something free comes along. A safer villages scheme is being launched and the attached leaflet explains the details. Materials that will help in crime prevention and safety in the home are on offer and the proposal would be that this resource would be kept in the Community Centre and given out when requested. The ‘Safer Village Champion’ would have to undergo some training but this would be only 1-2 hours long.

If interested please contact Tim Smith on 01780 360083 or tim.smith2818@btinternet.com

North Luffenham Village Trust

The attached are the North Luffenham Village Trust annual report and accounts and can be downloaded. Also attached are education and welfare grant forms. These can also be downloaded and an application made to the Trust.

Rutland Tennis Academy

Rutland Tennis Academy is holding an Open Day on Sunday June 9th, 2019, from 9.30am-11.30am at Uppingham Community College. Come and enjoy a free coaching session. All standards welcome: Beginners, returners, active players and juniors (12+) who are happy to rally with adults. For more information call 07971 457739, email richard@r2rtennis.co.uk or visit the @rutlandtennis Facebook page.