The concert originally for March 4th was cancelled because of the adverse weather. It has been rescheduled for Sunday 29th April. Tickets bought previously will be valid and can also be obtained on the night.
This year on 11th November 2018 it will be the centenary of the ending of the Great War after which the poppy became the symbol of Remembrance.
To mark this there are many schemes using poppies.
Here in the village , our Rector, Pippa would like a scheme for knitting/ crocheting poppies for a Cascade of flowers outside the church. This should be beautiful provided enough poppies are made! This project will be spearheaded by Fay Cummings and further details will follow after Easter.
In Oakham, it is hoped to replicate a version from the Tower of London with clay poppies at the castle.
I would like to set up an opportunity in the village for the clay poppy scheme ( open to men, women and older children ) and hope this would be one Saturday in June.
Apparently during a session of about 2 hours , it takes each person about 15 MINUTES to make a poppy. These will then be taken away for firing. All tuition is given. Artistic talent not needed.
Cost is zero although donations are welcome.
I need about 20 expressions of interest to set this up.
So if you would be interested please contact me by email : email@example.com
With the help of Good Companions, members of the Parish Council have visited a number of villagers to see whether they needed any help as a result of the adverse weather. Those visited had made provision and often had the support of family and friends. However if anybody else requires help, or knows of somebody who does, then North Luffenham Good Neighbour Scheme can be contacted (8 am to 8 pm) on 07825 697841, and the scheme will endeavour to help.
Rutland County Council has determined its admission arrangements for September 2019. A copy of these arrangements can be found on the ‘Admission Arrangements’ page of our website at www.rutland.gov.uk/admissions
North Luffenham Good Companions 2018
Wed feb 7th Sayings. Gill Collinge
Wed mar 7th The Wildlife Trust. Mr Steven Ashpole
Wed apr 4th Why I dont like Brussel Sprouts. Claire
Wed May 2nd Wait and see.
Wed june 6th How to get the best from your cut flowers. Emma
Wed july 4th The Village trip.
Wed aug 1st Meal in the community centre 12.30pm.
Wed sept 5th Curiosities. Helen Crabtree
Wed oct 3rd The Jolly Boat. Mr Adam Lowe
Wed nov 7th Beautiful Photos. Mr Richard Adams
Wed dec 5th Christmas Dinner: to be arranged
The Good Companions meet in the community centre at 2pm..
Yearly subs of £10 plus £1 a month for tea and cakes and free door ticket.
There is also a raffle during the afternoon.
The village trip this year is Holt and Sherringham.
Ring Evelyn 01780720528 or Vivienne 01780720814
Your chance to have a say on the Village Plan:
When: Thursday 25th January at 7.00 pm.
Where: Community Centre
Residents did indicate in the survey that they would be willing to volunteer for schemes such as Neighbourhood Watch so this will be an opportunity to ‘sign up’.
The Village Plan survey offered a prize for a meal for two at The Fox and everybody who did the survey was invited to enter a telephone number. The draw took place at The Fox and the winning number was drawn by one of the bar staff.
Myra was the lucky winner and decided to have lunch with a friend.
They had an enjoyable meal.
(The Steering Group for the Village Survey are grateful to Jason Allen, landlord of The Fox, for providing the prize).
A reminder that there will be a presentation of the results of the Village Survey at 7 pm on Thursday 25th January in the Community Centre.
The Village Survey has been written up and if you look to right you will see a link that takes you to the report and perhaps something to read over the holiday period.
Feedback and comments welcomed.
There will be a presentation in the Community Centre of the survey on Thursday 25th January 2018 at 7pm.
And finally: The Prize Draw Entry: this is for the two course meal and a bottle of house wine at The Fox: the draw will take place at The Fox on 21st December at 7pm in the upstairs room.
The prize draw for the Village Plan Survey will take place on Thursday 21st December 7pm in the upstairs room at The Fox.
There will be a random selection of a telephone number from all those entered in the survey.
The prize is for a two course meal for two with a bottle of house wine at The Fox and the winner will be contacted on that phone number.
Please find attached a list of security products that you can purchase (at cost) from the front enquiry office at Rutland County Council officers on Catmose Street between 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.
Pc 2113 Pete Icke
The AGM for the North Luffenham Good Neighbour Scheme will be held on Friday 27th October, 7pm, at The Fox.
If you are interested to know more about the scheme, or perhaps thinking of volunteering, then you would be most welcome.
Please reply to:
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990
PROPOSAL: Proposed alternative diversion of Empingham Road, Ketton to facilitate a quarry development permitted under planning permission FUL/2007/0150/CC.
HANSON CEMENT LTD, Castle Cement, Pit Lane, Ketton, STAMFORD, Rutland, PE9 3SZ
An application for the above proposal has been received by the Local Planning Authority and you are invited to submit your comments thereon within 30 days from the date of this letter. The details of the application are available to view either at Library / Ketton Centre in Ketton village or on our website www.rutland.gov.uk/applicationsearch by entering the reference number quoted above.
If you have received this letter electronically you can click onto the link below which will go straight to the relevant application:
Please email any comments you wish to make to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The replacement defibrillator has arrived, is in the cabinet at The Fox, and ready for use.
The temporary defibrillator is being collected on Monday 9th October and the replacement should be in place sometime during the day on the 9th.
A replacement defibrillator has been supplied and should it be required is in the cabinet at The Fox.
There is a problem with the defibrillator and at present is inactive. The problem has been reported to the Community Heartbeat Trust and hopefully the problem will be solved in the near future.
The Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland Macmillan Volunteer Project is available to anyone over the age of 18 who has been affected by cancer. We can offer you support if you’ve been affected by cancer in any way. Support is available at whatever stage of the cancer journey you are at. The project is provided in partnership between Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Please click on the link below for more details and contact information.
Family Fun Day & The High Sheriff’s Bike Ride Are Coming To Barrowden
This August Bank Holiday Monday – August 28th
Summer is well and truly here and this year there is a new event to add to the busy Barrowden calendar. A family fun day is being organised by Craig Mitchell, the newly appointed High Sheriff of Rutland (and Barrowden resident) to raise funds for the Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (a service that villagers have called upon twice in recent memory).
Added interest for this event is going to be the High Sheriff’s bike ride – an 8 mile course, supervised by marshals, taking in Rutland’s beautiful Welland Valley. Entry fees will all be donated to the Air Ambulance so get training now for this healthy and enjoyable cycle ride. There will even be a free mini circuit for younger children around the village if they want to take part too! Details about entering the Cycle ride will be on village email soon.
Whilst the cycle ride starts at 11.00am, the fun gets going on Barrowden Village Green at 12.00pm. A huge variety of attractions are being organised to appeal to everyone in the family. There will be children’s races, novelty races for the young at heart, a vintage car display, Petanque (Boulles) tuition and matches, burgers & hotdogs, tea & cakes, a Tombola, face painting, flip flop fling, Pimms, plant & cake stalls, a pillory, penalty shoot-out competition and many, many more activities for everyone to have a really fun afternoon for a tremendously worthwhile cause.
Make a note on your calendar, invite your family and friends and come on down for a great afternoon’s entertainment on Barrowden Village Green.
There will be a talk on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and use of a defibrillator at the Community Centre at 7pm on Tuesday 25th July.
In an emergency always call 999 first.
North Luffenham has a defibrillator sited at the ‘The Fox’ but if you are on your own you cannot leave the person who has collapsed to go and get it.
The village has a Village Emergency Telephone System (VETS) and if you dial
This number enables one of the volunteers, who have had training in the use of the defibrillator, to be contacted quickly.
When you dial 01780 322070 you will hear the following message:
“Welcome to VETS. In a moment you will be connected to one of the village helpers. Please state clearly the assistance you require.”
One of the aim of the session is to update the VETS volunteers but all are welcome to learn more about CPR and defibrillators.
There will be an opportunity to donate to support VETS and the Community HeartBeat Trust.