Category Archives: Clubs and Societies

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

Empingham Surgery Collections

Now that the most severe restrictions have been lifted, Empingham Surgery are no longer running their formal prescription collection scheme for the village.  They are recommending that patients return to the method of collection previously used (in person, family, etc.)

If you do need assistance please contact the Good Neighbours Scheme on 07825 697841 or the email address below 

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who volunteered to assist when the pandemic moved us into lockdown.  It’s nice to know that there are so many people ready & willing to help their neighbours. 

The Good Neighbours Scheme is still running as usual with a small group of people manning the phone line and a larger group helping out with any requests.  If you’d like to learn more or get involved with the activities we undertake please email nlgns2020@gmail.com or call the number above. 

Claire Bewick. Chair North Luffenham Good Neighbour Scheme

BENEFICE MAGAZINE

Is there anyone who could spare time to deliver the Benefice (ie, Church)  Magazine to fifteen houses in lower Ancaster Way?  The Magazine comes at the end of the month, and is distributed by volunteers in the ten villages in the Benefice, of which we, North Luffenham, are one.
We are very grateful to Valerie who has done this for years now, and wish her well.
If interested, please contact Mima Bolton, Acre End, The Jetties, mmkb@mac.com, 01780-720906

Medicines Collection: Important Information

 COMMUNITY MEDICINES COLLECTION SCHEME

Prescription medication can be collected for you from Empingham Medical Practice, Uppingham Surgery, Market Overton Surgery or Somerby Surgery.

North Luffenham Good Neighbours Scheme is coordinating the scheme for residents of North Luffenham.

If you need medicines to be collected please 

Email nlgns2020@gmail.com 

Call 07825 697 841

We’ll need to know your full name, first line of your address, date of required collection, frequency of collection (e.g. 4 weekly, monthly) and whether you are exempt from charges or have a prepayment certificate (see below)

Please let us know as early as possible as we’re aiming to arrange a bulk collection once a week.

Most prescriptions will be exempt from charges or pre-paid. If not you will need to buy a pre-payment certificate https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/buy-prescription-prepayment-certificate/start

You may be isolated, but you are not alone.

Rutland Water Benefice; a message from Rev. Pippa Madgwick

Sadly we are no longer permitted to keep the church building open, but Church is not buildings, Church is the Christian community.  Rev. Pippa will be conducting a Service this coming Sunday for the whole of the Benefice at 0930hrs. It will be accessible on the Rutland Water Benefice Facebook page as a Watch Party. It has the options of being listened to, or joined interactively. It is very easy to access, but to do so you must be on Facebook and then join the Rutland Water Benefice group. And if you are not a Facebook person, joining both Facebook and the Group is easy!

To join Facebook, search for Facebook, answer a few questions, provide a password and there you are.

Then, search for The Rutland Water Benefice 

To request to join the The Rutland Water Benefice Facebook group, “Press Join”..

You will then become a member of the group – it may take half a day to add to you or far far less !

You will then have access to the Watch Party ready for Sunday 0930hrs

Please spread the News of the Rutland Water Benefice Facebook page as it is updated daily and a valuable source of Christian fellowship locally.

Basic food provision boxes for the self isolating / those at risk

The Fox has been able to source some boxes of basic provisions (Foxy Boxes) for the at risk people in our community.

The boxes contain basic essentials, typically milk, bread, eggs, potatoes, grapes, apples, bananas, oranges, cabbage, onions, mushrooms, carrots, cucumber and cherry tomatoes and cost £20.

One box per household can be purchased by calling The Fox on 01780 720991 before 8pm this evening (Friday 20th) for collection or delivery between 11am and noon tomorrow (Saturday 21st). Payment must be by cash or cheque.

There is a possibility that this may be available again in the coming days and we’ll update the website if that should occur.

In order to maintain a level of fairness please only take this offer up if you are self-isolating or in the at risk group (over-70, underlying health condition).

Via Claire Bewick – Good Neighbour Scheme

Covid-19 Coronovirus

Volunteers required and help for residents self isolating

If you have to self isolate because you have symptoms,  been in contact or have the coronavirus then help is available such as:

  • Shopping.
  • Collection of medication.
  • Dog walking.

The North Luffenham Good Neighbour Scheme (NLGNS) have volunteers who can help: 07825 697841 or nlgns2020@gmail.com
North Luffenham Parish Council has a Resilience Plan and is coordinating the help that will be required. NLGNS has a limited number of volunteers. The Parish Council would appreciate if a number of residents could volunteer and provide help as above and, if possible, keep in contact with the elderly and vulnerable in their vicinity.

If you would like to help please contact the Parish Clerk at: 01780 408288 clerk@northluffenham.org.uk  or NLGNS at nlgns2020@gmail.com

The attached leaflet will be distributed to every household


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.

Cricket Club Fixtures

North Luffenham Cricket Club play in the Tuesday evening Borough League (Division 3)

For those who might be interested in playing or watching an evenings cricket on The Oval the home games this year are below – All games start at 18:30

Tuesday 21s t May – vs Hickling

Tuesday 4th June vs Frisby

Tuesday 18th June vs Sproxton

Tuesday 16th July vs Melton Mowbray

Tuesday 30th July vs Syston

Chater Bowls Club;New Season Begins Next Tuesday

Chater Bowls Club in North Luffenham, opens its doors to Summer 2019 from 2pm on Tuesday 30th April. This is when we will be holding our first meeting for Club members to limber up for the coming season and offers superb an opportunity for anybody from the village to try their hand  at Sir Francis Drake’s favourite game, with expert advice on hand if required!

Chater is a small and particularly friendly club which, in addition to its weekly get-together, plays friendly matches, usually around twice a week throughout in the Summer, against local clubs in Rutland, Leicestershire, Northants and in and around Stamford.

So if are looking to spend the Summer following an outdoor pursuit why not join in with the excellent company of girls and boys who, whilst being slightly competitive (well who is not!), put the emphasis on enjoying the game of bowls.

 We have spare sets of bowls available; all we ask is that you wear flat soled shoes. Remember it’s 2pm on TUESDAY April 30th 

 If you wish to know more about Chater Bowls club please contact , Alan Costello, on 01572 823244 or at chaterbowls@gmail.co

Sandringham Flower Show

North Luffenham Good Companions.

I am trying to get enough people for a bus to Sandringham Flower Show on Wednesday 24th July leaving North Luffenham at 9 am and leaving Sandringham at approx. 4.30. This trip is open to all the villages. The cost will be approx. £22 50 including entrance to the show. Please ring Evelyn  01780720528 or Helen 01780720607 as soon as possible.

North Luffenham Garden Club

The April Garden Club meeting is on Thursday 11th April, at 7.30pm in the Community Centre and we would like to remind you that our speaker this month is nurseryman, Rob Potterton from Caistor N. Lincs, giving a talk about Alpines & Bulbs – From Mountain to Market.

As usual there will be hot drinks and a Raffle , with hopefully, some plants to buy as well. Please do come as everyone is welcome, including non-members.

Active Rutland Grow together launch event

Launch Event & Seed Swap

Join us for our launch event at Oakham Castle on Saturday 9th February 2019 between 10.00am and 1.00pm. Find out more about the project and meet the project team, Claire Crowley and Alex Wilby, founders of Root-and-Branch Out CIC, who specialise in nurturing community through nature. Alex is a professional horticulturist and Claire is a permaculture designer.

  • Seed swap
  • Newspaper plant pot making
  • Children’s seed planting and vegetable ‘still-life drawing’
  • Project talk every 30 minutes
  • Meet the team
  • Refreshments

Experience the Christmas Story at the Village Carol Service- 6PM – Sunday 16th December

Everyone is invited to the Village Carol Service this evening, Sunday 16th December at 6pm in the Church. Through Drama, beautiful well known Music, Poetry and Song experience the wonderful Christmas Story coming to life. This is a family service for everyone and will include Drinks and Mince pies after the Service.

North Luffenham Garden Club

Below is the list of Speakers booked until May 2019.

Please note that it is the Christmas Social Gathering/Quiz, on Thursday 13th December at the usual time of 7.30pm in the Community Centre.  Everyone is welcome to this relaxed and friendly evening.  Drinks and food will be available and we hope you will bring a plate of  your favourite food to share.

Programme 2018/19

13 December 2018   Christmas Social and Quiz Evening

10 January 2019   ‘Over the Garden Wall’ – learn about all that goes on in a walled garden
Joe Whitehead, experienced head gardener for many years, including broadcasting, writing and being a panellist on gardening programmes.

14 February 2019     ‘A Garden for All Seasons’ – a detailed look at the planting in Diane’s garden at all times of the year, with practical ideas for increasing the flowering season    Diane Clement, Director of the Seed Exchange for the Alpine, Garden Society, with many years experience growing, showing and judging.


14 March 2019    ‘The Wonderful World of Salvias’ – sharing her extensive knowledge, also covering the rise in popularity of the genus and the origins of many of them.       Janet Buist, Formerly of Pennycross Plants

11 April 2019   Alpines & Bulbs – ‘From Mountain to Market’.   Rob Potterton, Nurseryman, Pottertons Nursery  

9 May  2019   ‘There’s More to that Flower than You See’.   Stephen Ashpole, from North Luffenham, again sharing with us his lifelong experiences of gardening and wildlife            


       

Volunteers Needed

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.

Knitted Poppy Arch

An arch of knitted and crocheted poppies has been created by village residents to produce a cascade of flowers around the entrance to the church to commemorate the centenary of the ending of the Great War on Remembrance Day.

If you are unable to join us on Sunday do please visit the Village Church to see the beautiful Poppy installation and maybe pause for a minute at our Commonwealth War Graves Commission Plot.