Category Archives: General News

General news & information from the surrounding area.

St George’s Barracks – Presentation to RCC Scrutiny Panel

On 11th October 2017, Paul Cummings (Chair NLPC) representing the SGB Advisory Group gave a presentation to the RCC Special Growth, Infrastructure and Resources Scrutiny Panel. The aim of the presentation was to highlight the concerns of of the villagers of North Luffenham, Edith Weston, Ketton, South Luffenham, Manton, Empingham and Normanton and to try to show the County Council some of the significant and unresolved flaws in their proposals to build a new town of 1,500 to 3,770 homes (a town larger than Uppingham) and a huge limestone quarry on the existing St George’s Barracks site. A copy of the presentation is attached.

Presentation Scrutiny Panel

On 26th November 2018, The County Council will be considering an application to the Government (Department of Housing Communities and Local Government)  for Housing Infrastructure Funds (HIF). We are concerned that such an application will inevitably lead to a Planning Application in 2019 to develop the site. Once this process has started in November it will be very difficult, and indeed probably impossible to stop. The proposals will see the site being turned into a massive construction site which could take up to 40 years to complete. It is the view of local Parish Councils that there remain many unresolved objections both as to principle and procedure. We believe that the current proposals are totally unsuitable for St George’s Barracks and that the County Council have isolated themselves and lost the confidence of those most affected and indeed much of the County. We believe RCC has an obligation to hear, diligently listen to and act upon the views, hopes and aspirations of its communities.

As noted in the conclusion to our presentation, “If the current proposal is the only one on the table, it deserves to be rejected out of hand. If a genuine root and branch alternative is considered possible, we trust you (RCC) will take our views into account from the outset, we stand ready to work together to find a solution that is Right for Rutland.”

HealthyRutland Grant Scheme

Rutland CC Healthy Grant Scheme aims to encourage projects which improve health and wellbeing, promote independence, and reduce the impact of long term health conditions.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available, and are welcomed from community groups, voluntary sector organisations, schools, parish and town councils.

For more information contact: Clare.Thomas@citizensadvicerutland.org.uk or visit: www.rutlandwellbeing.org.uk/news/healthy-rutland-grant-scheme

BONFIRE NIGHT – MONDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2018 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Parish Council are finalising plans for Bonfire Night 2018 and need to identify more volunteers to assist with Stewarding and Bucket Collections. This is a great Village evening but it does need your help to deliver a safe and financially secure event. If you would be able to help please call – Paul Cummings: 01780 720124 or email: pbgcummings@gmail.com.

Many thanks

LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION – ST GEORGE’S BARRACKS

Thank to everyone that has submitted a response to the Local Plan consultation regarding the proposed development at St George’s Barracks. Responses delivered to The Fox or 11 Digby Drive will be delivered to RCC this morning. The Parish Council met on Thursday 20th September and endorsed a formal response to the consultation which is attached.

Clearly this is but one element of a major campaign to convince the County Council that a new town is not needed in the heart of the County. The next stage will be to make our County Council members aware of the strength of opinion against a development of the proposed size, currently 2,700 new homes. Further information on how you can help will be published later this week.

Paul Cummings – Chair NLPC – 01780 720124 / pbgcummings@gmail.com

SGB – Consultation Sep 18 NLPC Response

Message from RCC re Fraud Alert

The Council has taken a large number of calls from residents who say they’ve been contacted by scammers posing as Council officers and asking for bank details over the phone. In some cases they are also claiming to work for the resident’s bank to extract this information.

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Our advice to resident’s is as follows and we would appreciate it if you could help to share these messages online, via social media or any other channels at your disposal:

  • Rutland County Council will never contact residents out of the blue to ask for their bank details
  • Anyone who does get a call from someone claiming to be from the Council and asking for bank details should hang up straight away – do not give out any personal information
  • They should then report the call to the national fraud reporting centre, Action Fraud on: 0300 123 2040 or online at: www.actionfraud.police.uk

We have already been in touch with our pool of local media and Leicestershire Police, who are supporting this.

Lastly, there is a news item on our website if you would like to link to this in your local communications: www.rutland.gov.uk/my-council/council-news/residents-warned-about-phone-scam.

NORTH LUFFENHAM PARISH COUNCIL – EGM – 20 SEP 18

Further to our previous publication regarding an EGM on 20 Sep 18, please find attached a revised Agenda for the Parish Council EGM to be held on Thu 20 Sep at 8pm in the Community Centre.

PBG Cummings   Chair NLPC

NLPC EGM 20 Sep 18 – Agenda Amdt 1

Blue Audi on Lyndon Road

Does anyone know who owns the blue Audi that has been parked on Lyndon Road opposite Luffenham Court for a long time without moving?

There will be removals vans requiring access to Luffenham Court in the next few days and it would be appreciated if the car could be moved to prevent congestion during this period

Lost Domestic Rabbit

Have you lost a rabbit?

UPDATE: 13/9/18 Two similar rabbits have now been spotted together at the same spot.

An obviously domestic rabbit has been spotted over the last 2-3wks on Pilton Rd.  ‘in and around’ the small 180* shaped recently cleared field which is on the left going towards Pilton and on the opposite side of the road to the Equestrian Centre

Can you leave a reply to this posting if you believe its yours or you know who might be missing it

This Post will expire at 11:47am on Sunday November 11th, 2018.

Fundraising Fashion Show

There will be a fundraising Fashion Show in the Community Centre on Thursday 13th September 2018 at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 in advance from Janet: 01780 721216 or Hilary 07468-419781 or £6 at the door.
Raffle and Refreshments  – Further details on the attached Flyer

Fashion show

EGM North Luffenham Parish Council 20 Sep 18

There will be an Extraordinary Meeting of the Parish Council to be held on Thu 20th Sep 18 at 8.00pm  The meeting will be held in North Luffenham Community Centre. The key elements of the meeting will be consideration of the Parish Council’s response to the RCC Local Plan Consultation Documents. Members of the Public are welcome to attend, however there will be no public forum at this meeting.

PBG CUMMINGS – Chair NLPC

Agenda:  NLPC EGM 20 Sep 18 – Agenda

Conference

Rutland Community and Voluntary Sector

Conference

21st September 2018 at Oakham Rugby Club

The event is aimed at community organisations, groups, charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. The conference will help you continue to support people and places in Rutland, and to work in partnership to help to shape a resilient, well and prosperous Rutland.

Please share this information with any organisations you think might benefit and book your free place via our website news pages at www.rutlandwellbeing.org.uk.

This conference is being organised by the Rutland Wellbeing Service which helps Rutland citizens to improve their personal health and wellbeing and the overall welfare of the community.

Potential Scam

A parishioner recently had a phone call from a call centre – the number shown was   01332913168. 

The caller tried to give the impression that they were from some sort of official ‘emergency services response’ organisation, with teams touring the area to ‘explain’ how the emergency services prioritise and respond to emergency calls.  Ambulance and police were mentioned. 

At first, the parishoner thought that it might have something to do with the area emergency response planning which the PC has had some involvement with, and so they did not immediately hang up.  However, it quickly became apparent that this was a home alarm systems sales pitch. 

Please be aware of this type of approach if you receive a similar call.