Category Archives: Clubs and Societies

Keep up to date with news from clubs and societies in North Luffenham, Rutland, UK

Chater Community Choir – new term starts Tuesday 10th January – new members welcome😊

Chater Community Choir is your local community choir in Rutland. Led by Tracy Steward, the choir is based in Edith Weston with members drawn from all over the county and beyond. We sing for fun, good health and to gain a sense of community spirit and since being formed in 2012 have so far raised over £23,000 for local and national charities. We meet at Edith Weston Academy on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm during term time. New members are very welcome, there is no audition and no experience is necessary. If you are interested in joining the choir, contact Tracy on chatercommunitychoir@outlook.com or 01780 729006 for more information about this term.

Our songs for the Summer Concert taking place on Friday 19th May include:

Your Song

Younger Than Springtime

Something Stupid

Someone Like You

The Rose

All You Need Is Love

The Last Rose of Summer 

Down By the Salley Gardens

Good Companions Meeting Tomorrow – 4th January

This a reminder that the Good Companions next meeting is tomorrow, Wednesday 4th January, 2pm to 4pm, at the Community Centre.  We will be having a Year in Review Quiz based on everything that happened in 2022.  Get your thinking caps on!  We hope to see you there.

This Post will expire at 4:50pm on Friday February 3rd, 2023.

**NEW**  WINTER WARMER DROP INS. ** NEW**

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.

Reminder – Chater Community Choir’s Christmas Performance is tomorrow evening…

Please join us to support our Rutland Foodbank Fundraiser Christmas Concert – followed by delicious mulled wine & mince pies in South Luffenham’s cosy Village Hall.

Tickets available on the door on the night😊

New NL Benefice Magazine Correspondent Needed!

Due to relocation out of the area, our current Magazine correspondent for North Luffenham – Liz Ritchie – is stepping down and we therefore need someone to take on the role.

This involves collating the information sent in regarding events & club activities being held within the village as well as any other relevant information. This is not an onerous task and is also a great way to get to know more people within the village! It requires about one half day per month and the odd phone call to event organisers.

Our thanks to Liz for all her hard work over the past year and we wish her & Jim all the best in their new adventure ‘up north’!

The deadline for the January issue of the magazine falls mid-month, on 15th December so it would be great to have someone in place by then.

Meanwhile, if anyone would like to know more about the role please contact Liz Ritchie before December 5th on 01780 720210 or email liz.ritchie23@me.com

Chater Community Choir’s Christmas Concert – tickets now available from a choir member near you!

After a successful Spring concert taking the total raised for charities over £23,000 since being formed in 2012, Chater Community Choir will be giving their seasonal concert, ‘This Christmas Night’, at South Luffenham Parish Church on Friday 9th December at 7:30pm. The choir will be supporting the Rutland Food Bank, which along with helping local people with food poverty are wanting to donate each family they help with a warm blanket this winter.

After the concert there will be the opportunity to enjoy a mince pie or two and a glass of festive cheer in the Village Hall.

Tickets are £10 and are available from Tracy Steward on 01780 729006 or chatercommunitychoir@outlook.com  

Compost, Feeds & Fertilisers – your opportunity to learn about developments in this specialist area – join David Coop from Westland speaking @ the North Luffenham Garden Club meeting this Wednesday 9th November @ 7pm

Reminder to members & open to non-members on the night for a one-off admission fee of £5.

North Luffenham Draft Neighbourhood Plan

The Draft Neighbourhood Plan has been developed by North Luffenham Parish Council. The next stage of the process is a formal, six week, consultation on the draft plan.

The consultation period will run from 23rd August to 4th October 2022

This is the opportunity for villagers and other stakeholders to comment on the overall plan, and specifically on the planning policies included in the plan.

Please note the consultation goes live on the website on the 23rd August.

REMINDER – SUMMER SOCIAL ON THE OVAL THIS SATURDAY 30th JULY, 2-4pm

The weather’s forecast to be fair, the ladies of Luffenham are busy baking summer treats and the ingredients for the jugs of Pimms are ready & waiting to be blended for you to enjoy a relaxing afternoon @ the Cricket Pavilion. Do come along and while away an hour, chatting to friends old & new whilst raising much-needed funds for our local Charity – The Rutland Food Bank.

North Luffenham Good Neighbour Scheme

At the recent meeting there a number of volunteers came forward and the scheme remains viable. If anybody was unable to attend the meeting but would still be interested in volunteer please contact Hilary Smith: hilary.daintith@gmail.com

If help is needed the contact number for NLGNS is 07825 697841

North Luffenham Good Neighbour Scheme: Reminder.

A reminder about the meeting to present how the GNS works is being held this Wednesday evening ( June 29th) in  the Community Centre at 7pm. It should only take an hour. 

Please come and hear about this voluntary scheme which is not too demanding but does fulfil an  important function in our community.

Reminder – Garden Club Meeting this Wednesday 8th June @ 7pm

This month we welcome our local Bee Expert, Mike Wyatt. Mike has lived in the village for many years and you will have seen him walking the lanes in his bee overalls – well now’s the the opportunity to find all about what he does and how you can help our bee community 😊

In addition, there will be the popular Garden Club Lottery plus signing up for July trip to Oundle and the beautiful Foxtail Lilly Gardens (Cutting Flower Garden & Vintage Florist). Please remember to bring cash for both… £2 per ball & £10 for the Trip on 13th July.

For further information about Foxtail Lilly – please see https://www.foxtail-lilly.co.uk

New members still welcome to join on the night 👍

Successful Garden Club Plant Sale

We are delighted to report that the Plant Sale at The Fox on Saturday was really well attended and a great success.

A big thank you to the people who worked hard behind the scenes to grow, deliver & arrange the stock for the day, and to those who came along to support the event.

For folks who missed it, here’s a video of our Garden Club Chairman – Shaun Ryan – introducing the Sale & all the plants on offer😁…

We have set up an honesty box to give good homes to any remaining plants; you’ll find these available to purchase in the new outdoor covered courtyard area of The Fox; please give generously😊 & thanks again for your support.

Remaining Plants @ The Fox with Honesty Box…

North Luffenham Garden Club reopens its doors and launches ‘Seeds of Hope’ Sunflower Growing Competition to raise funds for the Ukrainian Appeal

It is with great excitement that the North Luffenham Garden Club is finally back this month after 2 long years.

We are planning to meet on the second Wednesday of every month. 

The first meeting will take place in the Community Centre on:-

Wednesday 13th April 7pm – 8.30pm

There will be a great guest speaker, plus other news and activities.
Wine, tea and coffee will also be available. 

Sowing Seeds of Hope – Sunflower Growing Competition for Ukrainian Appeal

An exciting project has been launched called “Sowing Seeds Of Hope”.  It’s a Sunflower Growing Competition to help raise money for Ukraine whilst at the same time drawing awareness to the newly revived North Luffenham Garden Club.  There are some great prizes to be won and seeds can be bought from The Fox, Edith Western Shop & Rutland Water Garden Nursery.

Saturday 21st May – Plant Sale @ The Fox

There will be a Plant Sale on Saturday 21st May @ The Fox.
Members, all keen gardeners, and allotment holders in the village are encouraged to plant a few extra seeds, save those thinning’s and generally grow to share what we have available. We are hoping to have sufficient contributions for the following sections:

Bedding Plants

Perennials

Indoor Plants

Herbs

Vegetable Plants

Want to Join Us?

Anyone can join a meeting – you could be in the early stages of gardening, live outside North Luffenham or just want to come along to see what it’s like.  We’re all here to encourage and support each other. There is a small fee per meeting or a half-year membership is available for new members.
Costs: £3 per meeting or £7.50 for half year membership (valid until Sept 2022)

For any enquiries regarding any of the above events, membership, or plant sale – please email us at:-
                                     northluffenhamgardenclub@gmail.com

North Luffenham Scouts Collecting for Ukraine Today

We will continue to collect for Ukraine on Saturday 12th March 2-4pm due to great demand and donating in the previous week. Many have said they still have things to contribute. Please look especially for old rucksacks, water bottles, sleeping bags, hiking clothes and boots for men, women and children and medical supplies especially. Can parents please share to community boards locally , thank you everyone. The container will be in the car park of St Mary & St John CEVA Primary School, North Luffenham, Rutland school 2 til 4pm on Saturday. Every donation will help 🇺🇦