This might be interesting for current residents of North Luffenham – an interview with the village bobby and his wife, filmed in 1977
An opportunity to find out more about independent living in and around Rutland.
On Saturday 21st July there are still places available for anyone who would like to join this outing. It is a chance to visit these very fine RHS gardens.
Depart Easton on the Hill Village Hall at 08.30. Return from Hyde Hall at 16.00. Non-members pay £17.50 Please contact Joy Forster on 01780 762156 to book your place.
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.
PBG CUMMINGS – Chair NLPC
Tel: 01780 720124, email: email@example.com
If you have lost a cat is this yours?
A black and white cat has been shut in the garage overnight. Has collar and has been around for a few days.
Phone 01780 720631 if you think it may be your cat
There is a session of poppy making in our village this Saturday, 16th June, at the Community Centre, from 2 pm to 4.30 pm. No need to bring anything. Please come along with friends and family. All welcome.
The Rutland Community Wellbeing Service has organised four events for local voluntary organisations and community groups. These free short events (no longer than a half day) are intended to provide some initial awareness of topics that may affect local groups.
The events and dates are:
Lone Worker Safety – Afternoon of 18th June 2018
Trustee Roles and Responsibilities – Afternoon of 25th June 2018
Environmental Impact of your group – Morning of 28th June 2018
Safeguarding – Morning of 17th July 2018
For more information and to book your free ticket visit the news section of their website https://www.rutlandwellbeing.org.uk/news or call 01572 725805.
Simon Mutsaars Chief Officer of Citizens Advice Rutland said “The Rutland Community Wellbeing Service intends to run a number of awareness and information events on a range of subjects and we hope that the information provided in each short session will prove invaluable to local voluntary and community groups.”
The deadline for the submission of comments on the proposed development at St George’s Barracks has, at our request, been extended to 14th Jun 18. If you say nothing, RCC will accept your tacit support to the proposed new town of 3,570 new homes, an industrial estate and a 200 hectare quarry on your doorstep. It is really important that you have your say using the questionnaire provided or by email using the pro forma at: https://www.stgeorgesrutland.co.uk.
I attach a copy of a letter that I hope to get published in next week’s papers:
Paul Cummings – Chair NLPC
If we are to be able to influence RCC’s view of the proposed development at St George’s Barracks it is essential that as many people as possible complete the Feedback Form. It doesn’t matter if you are for or against the proposals, your view is really important. We will have forms available at Village Day or complete on line:
YOUR VIEWS WILL HELP THE COUNTY COUNCIL WITH THEIR PLANNING
13th May 2018
ST GEORGE’S BARRACKS
WHAT WORTH THE WORD OF OUR COUNTY COUNCIL ??
On Friday 11th May, Rutland County Council released the first draft of the Master Plan (https://www.stgeorgesrutland.co.uk) for the redevelopment of St George’s Barracks. The event had plenty of gloss, but in reality very little substance. Certainly the group that I sat with felt that this was a lost opportunity to bring something really positive to the County. There is nothing in the plan that will attract tourism, our highest income earner, to the County. The scope of the imagination of the planners is really limited and appears to follow a commitment to cram as many houses as possible into the limited space available. The huge future quarry site which covers almost 50% of the site in the plan is termed as a “Country Park”, but you will have to live for a long time to see it.
You will recall that in December, when the proposed development was presented to us, the Chief Executive of the Council made a number of assurances to us, which included key planning assumptions:
• This would be a typical Rutland village with a wide variety of houses and excellent amenities, including the development of a hotel and leisure facilities on site.
• The infrastructure bid proposals were based on a development of 1,500 to 3,000 new homes (3,000 being the top estimate if the whole site was available for development).
• The planning density was to be no more than 20 Homes/Hectare.
I am afraid that every one of these critical commitments has been broken. A coach and horses has been driven through these assumptions and it is now clear that the brief given to the planners was to design a new town for more than 3,000 new homes, regardless of how much land was available after the designation of the vast quarry site. As a result, though not explicit in the documentation, the proposal will include swathes of terraced homes, town houses and apartment blocks, none of which can be found in any typical Rutland Village. The proposed total density of Housing has increased from “no more than 20 Houses / Hectare” to 30 houses per hectare and in some areas considerably more. What is proposed is a new dormitory town stuck in the heart of this Rural County, that has been designed for ‘anywhere’, with precious disregard for everything that makes Rutland special. Maybe an appropriate name for the new town should be “Rutland Forsaken”. This cannot be considered to be Right for Rutland.
It is therefore essential that everyone see the ‘exhibition’ in the School Hall on Wed 16th May from 6.30pm to 9pm and takes the opportunity to tell the County County Council and the ReGenco Planners what they think about their proposals. This really will affect you and your families for years to come.
Chair North Luffenham Parish Council
Tel: 01780 720124
As a valued member of the community I am writing to you to share details of our current recruitment campaign. I would like to take this opportunity to ask that you promote this within your communities and encourage those interested in a career with us to attend one of the seminars.We are welcoming applicants aged 18-57 from all sections of the community; however we are particularly keen to hear from women and members of minority ethnic groups, so that the force reflects it communities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.The recruitment seminars will be held across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland throughout May and into early June. Those attending will have the opportunity to find out first-hand what it is like to be a police officer and more about the recruitment process. They will have the opportunity to meet serving police officers, hear about their experiences, and find out about the rewarding and diverse career opportunities.Full details of the recruitment campaign are on our website at www.leics.polcie.uk I have taken the time to include details of the up and coming seminars for you to share within your communities:
12 May Wigston Police Station, Bull Head Street, Wigston LE18 1WX 1000-1200 12 May Usmani Mosque, 308 St Saviours Road, Spinney Hill LE5 4HJ 1000-1200 12 May Market Harborough Police Station, Fairfield Road, Market Harborough LE16 9QJ 1400-1600 14 May Shree Sanatan Mandir, 84 Weymouth Street, Belgrave LE4 6FQ 1700-1900 15 May St Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester LE1 5PZ 1800-2000 15 May Brockington College, Blaby Road, Enderby LE19 4AQ 1800-2000 15 May Castle Rock High School, Meadow Lane, Coalville LE67 4BR 1830-2030 16 May Bosworth Academy, Leicester Lane, Desford LE9 9JL 1900-2100 18 May Home Farm Neighbourhood Centre, Home Farm Close, Beamount Leys LE4 0SU 1200-1400 18 May Uppingham Town Hall, 49 High St E, Uppingham, Oakham LE15 9PY 1930-2100 20 May Force HQ, St Johns, Enderby LE19 2BX 1200-1400 22 May The Brite Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Braunstone LE3 1LE 1200-1500 23 May Code Student Accommodation, 42 Western Road, Leicester LE3 0GH 1300-1600 24 May Fearon Hall, Rectory Road, Loughborough LE11 1PL 1800-2000 24 May Castle Rock High School, Meadow Lane, Coalville LE67 4BR 1830-2030 25 May Hood Park Leisure Centre, North Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 1HU 1830-2030 26 May Mansfield House Police Station, Belgrave Gate, Leicester LE1 3GG 1000-1200 26 May Brockington College, Blaby Road, Enderby LE19 4AQ 1400-1600 26 May Wigston Police Station, Bull Head Street, Wigston LE18 1WX 1400-1600 26 May The Venue, Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray LE13 0UL 1930-2130 27 May Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara, 106 East Park Road, Spinney Hill LE5 4QB 1100-1300 27 May Market Harborough Police Station, Fairfield Road, Market Harborough LE16 9QJ 1400-1600 29 May Moat Community College, Maidstone Road, Spinney Hill LE2 0TU 1700-1900 29 May Fearon Hall, Rectory Road, Loughborough LE11 1PL 1800-2000 30 May Manor High School, Copse Close, Oadby LE2 4FU 1800-2000 31 May St Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester LE1 5PZ 1800-2100 31 May Hilton Hotel J24, East Midlands Airport, Derby Road, Castle Donington DE74 2YW 1900-2100 1 June King Centre, Main Road, Barleythorpe LE15 7WD 1900-2030Simon Cole, QPMChief Constable