Category Archives: General News

General news & information from the surrounding area.

My Heart Just Skipped a Beat

Concert at Barrowden Church – 26 October 7.30

Vocalists Tracey Steward and Amber Furrsedonn-Coates with Pianist Ivan Linford will perform a variety of songs from opera to the shows.
In aid of Barrowden Defibrillator fundraising. 

Tickets £10 from Sally and Stuart Brown 01572 748742 or  sally@brownsally.co.uk

Return of the Gesualdo Six

Tonight’s the night.

The Gesualdo Six, one of the finest young vocal groups in the UK, are performing tonight at North Luffenham church at 7 pm.

They sing a wide range of amazing music and are much broadcast, recorded & well travelled, our candlelit concert is being fitted in between venues in Beruit and Paris!

Please note the concert starting time of 7pm but drinks & nibbles are available from 6.30pm which will give you time to view our fine grade one medieval church.

Tickets are £12 from rutlandwhittakers@outlook.com (with no booking fee) & Janet Whittaker 01780-721216.

Please click on the link below to see the poster.

https://northluffenham.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/POSTER-2019-10-12-North-Luffenham-Poster-2.pdf

Defibrillator out of action.

The defibrillator situated at The Fox is out of action. With the recent heavy rain a lot of water has made ingress into the cabinet, which is heated, and it is probably electrically unsafe. The problem has been reported to the Community Heartbeat Trust who supplied the defibrillator.

Always dial 999 or 112 in any medical emergency.

NORTH LUFFENHAM GARDEN CLUB NEW SEASON

For everyone who would like to come and hear our programme of interesting speakers, we start the new season on Thursday 10 October 2019, in the Community Centre at 7.30 pm. Please see the Programme attached below for more details. If you would like to come as a non member or as a guest of a member you would pay £3 per meeting, and members pay an annual subscription of £15, payable in October.

We are hoping to increase our membership and therefore hope to see more people coming to join us, and that includes anyone from the surrounding villages who would be interested. Theres is no particular gardening knowledge required! just an interest in getting together to listen to our interesting and varied speakers.

CURRENT PROGRAMME 2019/2020

10 Oct 19: Adrian Stockdale – Drought Tolerant Plants

Expert in the origin of plant names and past Curator of the Theodore Payne Collection of native Californian plants housed in the UK

14 Nov 19: Joe Sharman, Monksilver Nursery – Ranunculus

Extremely knowledgeable, Joe, also known as ‘MrSnowdrop’ will tell us all about Ranunculus

12 Dec 18: Garden Club Christmas Social

9 Jan 2020: Janette Merilion – 101 Favourite Plants

Horticultural lecturer and historian, also specialising in garden design

13 Feb 20: Mike Davey – Home Grown Vegetables For All Gardens

Retired Research Dr & Lecturer from the University of Nottingham, now spreading his knowledge through his numerous different horticultural talks

Please note that all of his fee is donated to ACTION FOR CHILDREN

12 Mar 20: Jeff Bates – Plant Propogation

Horticulutral lecturer, examiner, and garden designer demonstrating a wide range of vegetative methods, with a chance to participate

9 April 20: Our local Stephen Ashpole – Am I barking up the wrong tree?

14 May 20: Neil Timm – World of Ferns

Learn about the versatility of Ferns from nurseryman Neil of the Fern Nursery, Binbrook, a popular draw for keen gardeners

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Return of the Gesualdo Six

The Gesualdo Six, one of the finest young vocal groups in the UK, are returning in just over 2 weeks time to North Luffenham church on Saturday 12th October at 7pm.

They sing a wide range of amazing music and are much broadcast, recorded & well travelled, our candlelit concert is being fitted in between venues in Beruit and Paris!

Please note the concert starting time of 7pm but drinks & nibbles are available from 6.30pm which will give you time to view our fine grade one medieval church.

Tickets are £12 from rutlandwhittakers@outlook.com (with no booking fee) & Janet Whittaker 01780-721216.

Please click on the link below to see the poster

We are lucky to have the Gesualdo Six in North Luffenham – don’t miss them!

VILLAGE DAY 2020

North Luffenham Parish Council have decided to host a Village Day in 2020. The chosen date will be over the VE Day 75th Anniversary Bank Holiday Weekend on Friday 8th / Saturday 9th May 2020. It is hoped that we can bring the village together with a series of events, which may include fun sports, dog show, teas, cakes, games and activities, stalls, BBQ and a village Caleigh (dance) including live music and a bar on the Oval. We hope that all village clubs and organisations will participate and that individual villagers will offer to organise activities to raise money for charities of their choosing. We are now looking for expressions of interest – would you like to participate – can you bring something special to the day? If so, please contact the Parish Clerk, John Willoughby, (Tel: 01780 729283) (email: nlparishclerk@outlook.com).

Tim Smith
Chair North Luffenham Parish Council

RCC Schools Offer Workshops 2019 2020

Please find below a copy of our RCC Early Help / Schools Offer Booklet, which highlights a range of workshops available for Primary Schools, Secondary Schools as well as existing local Community Youth Groups in Rutland.

Workshops are free to access and you are able to choose from a range of options from our Offer. However we would like to remind you we also can offer additional support, which could include an afterschool club or activity. For example CSE Groupwork, confidence building and developing life skills.

If you would like to book any of our free workshops or would like further information, please contact us.

Ashley Poulton
Locality Youth Development Worker
Young Peoples Services
Rutland County Council
Jules House, 1 Cold Overton Road
Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6NT
Tel: 01572 758301
Ext: 6005
Email: apoulton@rutland.gov.uk

Wanted: ‘Safer Village Champion’.

It is not often that something free comes along. A safer villages scheme is being launched and the attached leaflet explains the details. Materials that will help in crime prevention and safety in the home are on offer and the proposal would be that this resource would be kept in the Community Centre and given out when requested. The ‘Safer Village Champion’ would have to undergo some training but this would be only 1-2 hours long.

If interested please contact Tim Smith on 01780 360083 or tim.smith2818@btinternet.com

Autumn Village Show – Sunday 1st September

THERE ARE JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS LEFT to get your entries ready and come along to the show. A variety of categories include arts and crafts, photography, baking, beverage and jam making, floral arranging, as well as vegetables, fruit, plants & flowers. Get your children to make a miniature garden, an animal made from fruit, vegetables, flowers and foliage! or enter a piece of creative artwork. (See Schedule for more details).

Then bring them to the Community Centre on Sunday between 8.30 and 10.30 am. NB: Entries to be lodged on Saturday between 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm.

This is for all ages, and entries only cost 30p per exhibit (40p for non-members). We hope you will come along and join in this village event, and have some fun.

Tea and cakes will be served from 2.00 pm. Prizegiving at 3.45pm

Please see the schedule for the show which was previously posted on the web, or contact Katy Ellis for one on 01780 722173

Party Invitation from the Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland 8th September

The Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland and the county of Rutland invite you to a “thank you”
to the military and the Rutland community:
a Party in the Park
Cutts Close, Oakham
Sunday September 8th, Noon until 4.30pm
Barbeque, drinks, beer tent, military bikers and more