Category Archives: General News

General news & information from the surrounding area.

Outing to Brightwater Gardens and Norwell Nursery

Wednesday 12th June 2019. Brightwater Gardens, Saxby, Nr Lincoln and Norwell Nursery, nr Grantham

Would anyone wishing to join the group going on this day out please contact us (Katy Ellis 01780 722173/07845 987281). We have a few places left to fill.

The coach leaves the village at 9.30 am, the cost is £30 each for entry into both the gardens, including the travel, and a guided tour by Dr Andrew Ward at Norwell. We will need to take picnic lunches to eat in the gardens; tea/coffee and biscuits are available to buy.

It promises to be a lovely day out, so please come and join us!

Rutland Tennis Academy

Rutland Tennis Academy is holding an Open Day on Sunday June 9th, 2019, from 9.30am-11.30am at Uppingham Community College. Come and enjoy a free coaching session. All standards welcome: Beginners, returners, active players and juniors (12+) who are happy to rally with adults. For more information call 07971 457739, email or visit the @rutlandtennis Facebook page.

Oakham Level Crossing – Long Delays Tuesday 28 May to Sunday 2 June

Network Rail has confirmed that engineers will begin major work on the railway in Leicestershire next week, affecting level crossings in Rutland.

As a result, some services will be temporarily diverted, increasing the number of trains passing over level crossings, particularly in the Oakham and Melton Mowbray areas.


Sadly in the early hours of this morning the village was once more hit by a group of thieves targeting motor vehicles. It is most strongly recommended that all valuable items are removed from cars overnight and that particular care is taken in respect of Sat Navs, Keys, Cash etc. Please remain vigilant, ensure that your car is locked  and report any suspicious activity to the Police.

Paul Cummings – 01780 720124

Been subject to a crime? Or want to prevent one from happening? Go to

Rutland County Show

Please click on the link below on how you can give bottles or donationation for the Rutland County Show. Bottles can be delivered to The Fox.

For Rutland raises funds to pay for Specialist Advisers based
at Citizens Advice Rutland who provide free, confidential, nonmedical advice to people of all ages living with long term health
conditions, such as cancer, dementia, strokes and mental
illness. Since the project began in June 2014 our Specialist
Advisers have managed to secure in excess of £3.75 million
for clients through benefit gain, debt write off and grant
For Rutland raises the funds to pay for the Advisers and the
Advisers through their knowledge and expertise can help their
clients in this phenomenal way. We feel this proves the
importance of this service and why it is so vital to maintain it for
our Community.
For more information or help on the For Rutland Specialist
Advisers contact: – Citizens Advice Rutland – 01572 723494
To find out more about For Rutland and how you can help
Contact: -Elizabeth Mills 07710 873811
Trish Ruddle 01572 724400 or 07801 319222

Barrowden Fete and Open Gardens

SUMMER FETE – BARROWDEN – starts at 12.00, 29th June. Lots of family fun on the village green ; BBQ, Pimms, traditional fete stalls;classic cars. Battle of Britain Flypast. Plus the renowned Duck Race on the pond.Proceeds to St Peter’s Church and village groups.

Plus on the next day :
Sunday  June 30th from 12 noon until 5pm.8 interesting gardens will be open to the public.Tickets on the day from the tent onthe Village Green. £5.00 for adultsAccompanied kids under 16 go free. 
Cream teas available in one gardenProceeds to St Peter’s Church Re-ordering. 

Temporary Closure of Permissive Walkway

Due to the need to carry out weed control along parts of the permissive walkway that runs from Edith Weston Road round to the entrance to the allotments, the walkway will be closed from midday on Saturday 11th May 2019 through to midday on Monday 27th May 2019. The Parish Council apologises for any inconvienance that this may cause

Garden Club


Please note, for those who were not at the April meeting, that the last monthly meeting of the current programme is to be held on Thursday, 16th May at 7.30 pm, and not tomorrow evening as would normally be the case.

Our speaker is Stephen Ashpole, with an illustrated talk on “There’s More to that Flower than you see”.

Garden Club Summer Outing – Wednesday 12th June   

This year’s day trip out will be on Wednesday 12th June with a visit to 2 gardens near Newark/Lincoln – Brightwater Gardens, Saxby and Norwell Nurseries.  Places are £30 per person which includes coach travel, entry to both gardens, a guided tour of Norwell Nurseries by owner, Andrew Ward plus tea/coffee and homemade cake.

Itinerary: Bus pick up North Luffenham (Church Street) 9.30am/Empingham (bus stop on Main Street) 9.45am; 11am arrive Brightwater; 1.15pm depart Brightwater for Norwell; 4.30pm depart Norwell

Please note you will have to provide your own picnic lunch, which can be eaten in the Gardens.

To book please print off a booking form and return to 24 Sycamore Road, North Luffenham or contact trip organiser, Katy Ellis who will drop a copy to you – phone 01780 722173/mobile 07845 987281.

Booking deadline Monday 27th May.