Are you interested in helping other people and if so come and find out more about the North Luffenham Good Neighbour Scheme this Friday 7th December at 7.30 pm in the den at The Fox. Following our AGM there will be light refreshments and a chance to talk over what is involved with the volunteers.
There are a variety of ways in which one can help and our volunteers find it rewarding and not particularly time consuming.
It would be good to see you there.
Concert in Oakham SUNDAY DECEMBER 9TH at 7.30PM
Oakham School Chapel.
The Armed Man A mass for peace by Karl Jenkins
Performed by Oakham choral society; this is a modern work written in 2000 to mark the end of the war in Kosovo. It is a fitting end to this centenary year of the end of the Great War.
If you do not like choral works, this is a bit different. Some beautiful harmonies with exciting use of drums and brass instruments to paint a musical picture of the build up t o battle , the horrors of battle and its aftermath with a plea for peace.
It is worth a listen .
Tickets available from Walkers Bookshop ( Oakham ) or on the door on the night.
A sum of money was last night somewhere in the village. If found please could you contact a parish councillor or Tim Smith on 01780 360083
Rutland Community and Voluntary Sector
21st September 2018 at Oakham Rugby Club
The event is aimed at community organisations, groups, charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. The conference will help you continue to support people and places in Rutland, and to work in partnership to help to shape a resilient, well and prosperous Rutland.
Please share this information with any organisations you think might benefit and book your free place via our website news pages at www.rutlandwellbeing.org.uk.
This conference is being organised by the Rutland Wellbeing Service which helps Rutland citizens to improve their personal health and wellbeing and the overall welfare of the community.
There is a session of poppy making in our village this Saturday, 16th June, at the Community Centre, from 2 pm to 4.30 pm. No need to bring anything. Please come along with friends and family. All welcome.
The Rutland Community Wellbeing Service has organised four events for local voluntary organisations and community groups. These free short events (no longer than a half day) are intended to provide some initial awareness of topics that may affect local groups.
The events and dates are:
Lone Worker Safety – Afternoon of 18th June 2018
Trustee Roles and Responsibilities – Afternoon of 25th June 2018
Environmental Impact of your group – Morning of 28th June 2018
Safeguarding – Morning of 17th July 2018
For more information and to book your free ticket visit the news section of their website https://www.rutlandwellbeing.org.uk/news or call 01572 725805.
Simon Mutsaars Chief Officer of Citizens Advice Rutland said “The Rutland Community Wellbeing Service intends to run a number of awareness and information events on a range of subjects and we hope that the information provided in each short session will prove invaluable to local voluntary and community groups.”
As a valued member of the community I am writing to you to share details of our current recruitment campaign. I would like to take this opportunity to ask that you promote this within your communities and encourage those interested in a career with us to attend one of the seminars.We are welcoming applicants aged 18-57 from all sections of the community; however we are particularly keen to hear from women and members of minority ethnic groups, so that the force reflects it communities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.The recruitment seminars will be held across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland throughout May and into early June. Those attending will have the opportunity to find out first-hand what it is like to be a police officer and more about the recruitment process. They will have the opportunity to meet serving police officers, hear about their experiences, and find out about the rewarding and diverse career opportunities.Full details of the recruitment campaign are on our website at www.leics.polcie.uk I have taken the time to include details of the up and coming seminars for you to share within your communities:
12 May Wigston Police Station, Bull Head Street, Wigston LE18 1WX 1000-1200 12 May Usmani Mosque, 308 St Saviours Road, Spinney Hill LE5 4HJ 1000-1200 12 May Market Harborough Police Station, Fairfield Road, Market Harborough LE16 9QJ 1400-1600 14 May Shree Sanatan Mandir, 84 Weymouth Street, Belgrave LE4 6FQ 1700-1900 15 May St Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester LE1 5PZ 1800-2000 15 May Brockington College, Blaby Road, Enderby LE19 4AQ 1800-2000 15 May Castle Rock High School, Meadow Lane, Coalville LE67 4BR 1830-2030 16 May Bosworth Academy, Leicester Lane, Desford LE9 9JL 1900-2100 18 May Home Farm Neighbourhood Centre, Home Farm Close, Beamount Leys LE4 0SU 1200-1400 18 May Uppingham Town Hall, 49 High St E, Uppingham, Oakham LE15 9PY 1930-2100 20 May Force HQ, St Johns, Enderby LE19 2BX 1200-1400 22 May The Brite Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Braunstone LE3 1LE 1200-1500 23 May Code Student Accommodation, 42 Western Road, Leicester LE3 0GH 1300-1600 24 May Fearon Hall, Rectory Road, Loughborough LE11 1PL 1800-2000 24 May Castle Rock High School, Meadow Lane, Coalville LE67 4BR 1830-2030 25 May Hood Park Leisure Centre, North Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 1HU 1830-2030 26 May Mansfield House Police Station, Belgrave Gate, Leicester LE1 3GG 1000-1200 26 May Brockington College, Blaby Road, Enderby LE19 4AQ 1400-1600 26 May Wigston Police Station, Bull Head Street, Wigston LE18 1WX 1400-1600 26 May The Venue, Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray LE13 0UL 1930-2130 27 May Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara, 106 East Park Road, Spinney Hill LE5 4QB 1100-1300 27 May Market Harborough Police Station, Fairfield Road, Market Harborough LE16 9QJ 1400-1600 29 May Moat Community College, Maidstone Road, Spinney Hill LE2 0TU 1700-1900 29 May Fearon Hall, Rectory Road, Loughborough LE11 1PL 1800-2000 30 May Manor High School, Copse Close, Oadby LE2 4FU 1800-2000 31 May St Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester LE1 5PZ 1800-2100 31 May Hilton Hotel J24, East Midlands Airport, Derby Road, Castle Donington DE74 2YW 1900-2100 1 June King Centre, Main Road, Barleythorpe LE15 7WD 1900-2030Simon Cole, QPMChief Constable
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
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.