Category Archives: General News

General news & information from the surrounding area.

Men (and Women) in Sheds Oakham

Villagers in North Luffenham may be interested in the “Men in Sheds” Oakham project. This is a fully equipped workshop, located at Oakham Enterprise Park, available to the over 50’s who would like to use and share practical skills, tools and resources to work on projects of their own choosing.

East Midlands Today featured the project during one of their local news programmes, click on the link below to view the news report

More details on the workshop, and how to take part are on the website, Men in Sheds | Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland and in the attached poster

North and South Luffenham Bench Project

Many thanks for everybody who has donated to the project. The benches have now been ordered and a contractor has given an estimate for their siting. To complete the funding of the project probably another £600 needs to be raised.

If you would like to donate then please contact the NLPC Clerk:

Free bus travel 26th-31st July

People travelling around Rutland can enjoy free bus travel between Monday 26 and
Saturday 31 July, to kick-start the summer holidays.
As a follow-up to a successful Free Bus Travel Promotion in June, Rutland County
Council is once again joining with local bus operators to offer a further week of free
travel on public buses. The popular scheme has been expanded this time around,
meaning that all bus journeys starting or ending anywhere in Rutland will be free
from 26 to 31 July.
To find out which local bus services operate in your area, check your route and plan
your journey, please visit:
Questions about this latest free bus travel promotion can be sent by email to Anyone without internet access can call the council’s
Rural Transport Officer on 01572 758138.

This Post will expire at 1:40pm on Thursday August 19th, 2021.

Possible harmful substance found on The Oval

On Wednesday 14th school children found a plastic bag containing white cubes. There was also white powder on the ground among a number of discarded alcohol bottles. Please warn children not to pick up items on The Oval.

The Parish Council is responsible for The Oval and will check to see there is nothing of potential harm lying about.

Rutland South Crime report for June 2021

1st  – Lyndon nature reserve – 16.20 –  unknown person/s have smashed the rear window and stolen items listed. (Perpetrators may have been watching items being placed into boot area)

3rd – Tinwell  – Burglary – whilst owner on holiday someone has gained entry gained via smashing side door window. Nothing stolen

3rd – Caldecott – Theft attempt to gain entry to an empty church donation box.

3rd  – Ridlington  – theft of tools  – suspect to be interviewed .

5th –  Lyndon – 14.20  Rutland water vehicle parked up has window smashed and items stolen. (Please remove items prior to arriving as perpetrator may be watching you).

7th – Bisbrooke – theft of items from driveway. (If you leave it on show it will go)

10th – Ketton – 23:02  – Owner wakes up after hearing her car windows being smashed and car driving off.

14th – Stoke Dry – person dealt with for possession of cannabis.

15th Empingham – assault

22nd – Banking protocol on elderly victim after receiving a phone call – (attempt)

26th  – Ketton  – Theft of land rover defender from driveway

26th – Ridlington – Overnight – Theft of Landrover defender doors that was parked at rear of property. 

As part of our ongoing drive to reduce demand did you know that you can report a “NONE EMERGENCY” crime and find lots of useful information on our new improved web site.

Anyone for Circuit Training or Tai Chi?

We are thinking of setting up a weekly circuit training class and weekly Tai Chi sessions in South Luffenham Village Hall. Please send an email to if you are interested in coming along so we can gauge if the classes would be viable.

Want to start a new club or group of your own?

South Luffenham Village Hall can offer complimentary hire to help get your group or club off the ground to a flying start. For details email

What shall we do tonight…?

The North Luffenham cricket team are playing a match against Burghley Park this evening on the Oval. Feel free to take a stroll and watch them play in the evening sunshine, and maybe follow up with a drink at The Fox.

This Post will expire at 6:30pm on Sunday August 1st, 2021.

For Sale

Retro Denim swivel chair! Extremely comfortable! £75 Ono (cost £300) 
Three seaside white framed prints! £10

Three jewellery stands- Two are Maniquin shaped cream and one duck egg! One has two shelves in Olive green (All dressing table size) Perfect condition! £5 each. We are in Lyndon!

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Come Walking!

Why not join a Benefice ramble on the following Monday mornings:

June 21st from Empingham church  to Mill Lane, Hereward Way and return on the Ketton Road (climbing  over ONE stile)

July 5th from Lyndon church walking towards Wing, then towards Manton and back to Lyndon (on public footpath and some minor roads)

July 19th from Lyndon church walking towards North Luffenham and return on the same road back to Lyndon church

August 2nd from Manton church towards railway bridge and Manton Bay

All are welcome! Further walks will be arranged and volunteers to lead later expeditions would be most welcome.

 Any questions? Please email: http://Liliane Coogan

Community Centre Update

The Community Centre (CC) has been refurbished along with the kitchen being upgraded and it’s management has been undertaken by North Luffenham Parish Council. A Community Centre Committee has been formed and it aims to  provide a vibrant and  user friendly Community Centre that will be an attractive venue for the community in which to have meetings and events.

There are plans to enhance the facilities within the CC to give it a welcoming feel and enhanced IT which could be useful for meetings.

The CC can be booked for meetings;  please contact Charles Cade on 01780 720467

Under present restrictions all meetings have to follow the risk assessment for Covid  and agree to the conditions of hire.