I have been advised that there has been some instances of people hitting golf balls on the Oval recreation ground. Please be advised that the playing of Golf or the practice hitting of Golf balls on the Oval is not permitted.
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 / email@example.com
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Empingham Garden Club’s Produce and Craft Show is earlier than usual this year. If you would like to enter, pick up a Schedule from Barbara’s Store in the village, or if you would just like to go along and see, the show is open to everyone from 2.00 – 4.00 pm.
On 22 Jun 18, Sir Alan Duncan MP Chaired a meeting to review the St George’s Barracks Masterplan. Invited were representatives of Rutland County Council, their consultants, RegenCo, the Ministry of Defence (Defence Infrastructure Organisations), County Councillors and representatives of a number of Parish Councils.
Though not an official record of the meeting, which has yet to be published, please find attached a summary of the notes that I made at that meeting. My personal perceptions are included in the final paragraph of the document.
The most important outcome of the meeting was an agreement to form an Advisory Group to work with RCC to help inform the Barrack Development Plan.