All villagers are invited to join us for the Good Neighbour Scheme AGM, Tuesday 26th January at 8.00pm, where we will discuss the busy year just gone, and how we can best support each other during this year.
As we’re now back in lockdown with those most vulnerable being recommended to stay at home I wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the Good Neighbour Scheme in the village. If you need help with shopping, collecting prescriptions, or anything which would ordinarily require you to leave the house we are here to help.
Lifts can also be given to a vaccination but please give as much notice as you can.
The scheme is not restricted to the most vulnerable but is here to help anyone who needs it. We can be reached by phone on 07825 697 841 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or call the number above.
Claire Bewick. Chair North Luffenham Good Neighbour Scheme
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01780-720906
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
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.
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
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
spread the News of the Rutland Water Benefice Facebook page as it is
updated daily and a valuable source of Christian fellowship locally.
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).
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:
Collection of medication.
The North Luffenham Good Neighbour Scheme (NLGNS) have volunteers who can help: 07825 697841 or email@example.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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
planting and vegetable ‘still-life drawing’
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.
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.
13 December 2018 ChristmasSocial 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 thegenus 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