Category Archives: General News

General news & information from the surrounding area.

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

North Luffenham Village Trust

The attached are the North Luffenham Village Trust annual report and accounts and can be downloaded. Also attached are education and welfare grant forms. These can also be downloaded and an application made to the Trust.

North Luffenham Garden Club AUTUMN SHOW: Sunday 1st September 2019

Show Schedules have now been completed and are available from The Fox and Edith Weston shop. Otherwise please phone Cathy Davenport on 07393 205 393. We will be happy to drop one off; alternatively see attachment for printing.

Please do pick up a Schedule and all the information needed for entering the classes, if you have not entered before, is given inside. There is a range of classes, including arts & crafts, photography, home produce, flower arranging, garden produce etc. for adults and children and we encourage all to come and take part, it is great fun.

School Fete and ‘The Lion King Jnr;

School Fete Saturday 6 July 12 noon – 3 pm

Year 6 pupils present this year’s production, ‘The Lion King Jnr’. The school warmly invites village residents to come and watch the Tuesday afternoon matinee of this musical in the school hall. Doors open at 1.20 pm, start time 1.30 pm. Please contact Jo in the school office to reserve a ticket 720184.

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 5 pm. 8 interesting gardens will be open to the public.Tickets on the day from the tent on the Village Green. £5.00 for adults. Accompanied kids under 16 go free. 
Cream teas available in one garden. Proceeds to St Peter’s Church Re-ordering.

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

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