Category Archives: General News

General news & information from the surrounding area.

North Luffenham Garden Club

Stamford Horticultural Society are holding their Spring Horticultural Show featuring Flowers, Produce and Handicrafts on SAT 13TH APRIL 2019 and would welcome entries from anyone interested.

If anyone would like to enter the show, please take your exhibit to the United Reformed Church, Broad Street, Stamford, from 8.00 am – 11.00 am on the day. The show is then open for viewing from 2 – 4.00 pm

Schedules can be viewed on line at the Stamford Horticultural Society website under Spring Show, or contact the Show Secretary, John Mitchell on 01780 481732

Safari Supper – 6th April 2019

The draw for the Safari Supper took place on Saturday 23rd March and letters with all the details concerning the event have now been distributed to the 27 households taking part. Should you have any questions about the event do please contact Paul Cummings Tel: 720124.

We look forward to seeing you on 6th April 2019

Villager reports stranger on patio.

On Monday 18th of March a resident of the village found a stranger on her patio. The man was asked if there was any problem, replied in a well spoken voice and left. There was no vehicle to indicate, such as a delivery driver, as to why he should be at the property. The incident has been reported to the police and villagers are asked to be vigilant to any further sightings.

If you see a crime taking place or something suspicious please call 999 noting as much detail as possible including time, location, descriptions, direction of travel from the scene, make and model of any vehicles and if possible any registrations. For any non-emergency incidents or to pass any intelligence call 101 (call costs 15p for entire call) or you can email your local Police officer PC 2113 Pete Icke

Local Elections 2nd May 2019

If you are thinking of standing as a Parish Councillor at the forthcoming elections, below is a copy of the timetable and also a nomination form.

Please note that all nominations must be delivered to RCC by 4PM on 3rd April 2019

An Invitation to Thursford Spectacular Christmas Show

Apologies for using the ‘C’ word even before Spring has come. However we have just received the invitation below:

The largest Christmas show in the country! Set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, a cast of over 130 performers deliver an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety.

This is your opportunity to join Wakerley & Barrowden WI members, partners and friends for the 2pm matinee performance on Monday 18th November, leaving Barrowden at 10am to travel to Thursford in Norfolk, returning at approximately 8pm. Non members and gentlemen are very welcome to join us.
There are a few remaining tickets left at £52 which include luxury coach travel.

For tickets or more information contact :
Jane Stevenson 01780-721958

This Post will expire at 11:06am on Thursday April 11th, 2019.

Chater Bowls Club AGM Highlights

The Chater Bowls club AGM was held on the 25th Feb at the Fox Inn in North Luffenham

  • Officers for 2019 will be:

President:  Bindon Carter, Secretary: Alan Costello, Fixture Secretary: Richard Chown

  • Club in good financial health with a cash surplus.
  • The number of confirmed matches has increased to 31.
  • Annual subscription to remain at £40.
  • The match captains for 2019 will be

May & Sept  Derek Britton,

 June              Dave Kisby & Carol Bates

 July                Roger Whittle

August             TBA

  • The first roll up will be at 2:00 pm on Tuesday 30th April (TBC)
  • The first match Thursday 9th May at home to Medbourne commencing at 2:30 pm.

Chater Bowls Club is situated on Pinfold Lane, N. Luffenham and welcomes new members, in particular those from N. Luffenham, from complete beginners to those with experience. So if you have recently retired and wondering what leisure activities to pursue or have recently moved to the area come on down. We have spare bowls sets for you to try your hand.

You can contact me on Tel 01572 823344, or email

We really are a very friendly club.

Alan Costello Club Secretary

Healthy Rutland Grant Scheme

The grant scheme aims to encourage project submissions from the community, voluntary and other civic society sector which are designed to improve the health and wellbeing for the people of Rutland. Applications from such groups are required by the 29th March 2019

Please see attached flyer

Annual Parish Meeting: Monday 18th March 2019 @ 7pm

Please note the change of date for this years Annual Parish Meeting which is now to be held on the above date at the Community Centre.

The change is due to the forth coming Parish Elections on the 2nd May as we needed to avoid restrictions being placed on the meeting due to Purdah. An agenda for the meeting will be issued shortly

Chater Bowls AGM

The Chater Bowls Annual General Meeting will take place in The Fox in North Luffenham at 2:30 pm on Monday 25th February.

Non members welcome to attend.

Chater Bowls is situated on Pinfold Lane in North Luffenham. We play friendly matches throughout the Summer from May to September with other local bowling clubs.

New to the area or just retired and wondering what interests to pursue. Come and join the friendliest bowling club in Rutland.
We have roll ups on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:00 pm when you can try your hand at the game.