Category Archives: General News

General news & information from the surrounding area.

MacMillan Coffee Morning – Bede House Farm, North Luffenham

Please join our MacMillan Coffee Morning on

Friday 30th September, 10am – 12pm

Bede House Farm, Lyndon Road, North Luffenham

Coffee, Tea, Cakes & Biscuits

All Welcome – Please bring cash donation

If you can’t make it but would still like to contribute to this worthy cause, please contact

Consultation: Still time to take part.

Many thanks to all those who have taken part in the consultation on the draft Neighbourhood Plan. There is still time to take part; the consultation form and supporting documents are on the website

The paper copies that were distributed can still be returned in the stamped addressed envelope; if you have mislaid this than please contact and a replacement can be delivered.

Phone Line Update

We have some information provided by a Barrowden resident with an update directly from the OpenReach engineers working on the phone lines:

“I’ve been to see the Openreach engineers working at the end of Morcott Road this morning and thought I would share with you what they told me by way of an update.

There is positive news in that they are starting to make connections but it’s a long and painstaking process. They can’t tell which phone numbers are in various core cables but are working through making them all live, consequently phone numbers will start to come on stream from now but completion of the work will take a number of days.

Although they couldn’t give me an end date for the work, they did confirm the job is still considered urgent and they will continue to work on it over the weekend.

It feels as if we are making progress.”

Please come and find out more: Neighbourhood Plan

On screen Policies and Interpretation

The next exhibition of the draft Neighbourhood Plan is this Thursday the 15th from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Community Centre.

If you have any questions about the policies and/or completing the questionnaire that was posted to each household members of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group will be on hand to help.

 A printed copy of all documents, along with display material presenting the draft plan, will be available for examination.

There will be a further exhibition on Wednesday 28th September 2.30pm – 4.40pm.

If you cannot make the exhibitions, the Draft Neighbourhood Plan and a form for your comments is available :

 The death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Following the sad news of the death of Queen Elizabeth ll we are now in a period of public grief and national mourning.  The Parish Council is still waiting to hear exactly how public protocol will be applied at this time

However, this is to let you know that all formal meetings until after the Queen’s funeral are to be postponed. This means that our expected meeting on Monday 19th September will not now take place. While as a council, we would wish to show proper respect, it is the case that any decision made during a period of mourning may be subject to legal challenge.

I will keep you informed about when the council is next able to meet formally.

Tim Smith Chair NLPC

Issues and Options Consultation: ends 16th September

It is important that local communities respond to this consultation because it is an opportunity for you to have a voice in the development of the new Local Plan for Rutland.

North Luffenham Parish Council has approved a guide to the important questions and advice on responses to this consultation. Hopefuly residents will find it useful to guide them through a complex document which is on the Rutland County Council Website.

Please respond by the 16th September: your opinion matters.

You may have different opinions; all comments are valid at this stage.


Emergency Services Pop Up Event

Edith Weston Parish Council have been working with Oakham Fire station to set up a public safety awareness event in the areas that fall outside the 10 minute response tar

Parking will be available in the car park next to the mini round about in Edith Weston, just a short walk from the village hall (with kind permission of St Georges Barracks).

Want to know more?

The first exhibition concerning the Draft Neighbourhood Plan will take place this Saturday in the Community Centre from 2.00pm – 4.00pm. A printed copy of all documents, along with display material presenting the draft plan, will be available for examination.

Members of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group will be available to discuss and explain the draft plan with the aim of giving you a better understanding of the issues involved. There will be forms available for you to make your comments on the policies of the draft plan

There will be further exhibitions on Thursday 15th September 6.30pm – 8.30pm and Wednesday 28th September 2.30pm – 4.40pm.

If you cannot make the exhibitions, the Draft Neighbourhood Plan and a form for your comments is available on the website:

Phone Issues Update

The current outage of the telephone system in North Luffenham has been confirmed to be caused by theft of the copper cables from the Telephone Exchange on Ketton Road to the villages.

Internet services are not affected as they are carried by fibre optic cable from the Exchange to the villages, and only use copper cable from the green cabinets on the streets.

Various estimates from BT have been reported to reinstate the telephone services, but the last time this happened it took approximately 10 days to repair the cable.