is my third note during these difficult times and this time it is a plea. Many people, understandably, are taking this
period of forced isolation to have a good clear out. That’s great but please store what you want
to dispose of until the municipal waste sites and charity shops re-open. Both were closed partly because of the need
for social distancing but mainly because of the risk of staff becoming infected
from the virus being on the goods disposed of/donated. DO NOT leave goods outside the closed charity
shops. The charities will not be collecting
these donations and their removal will be the responsibility of refuse
collectors/street cleaners, both of whom will be at risk if the bags are
contaminated. Thank you for your
have all witnessed the courage of NHS staff, albeit for most of us through the
medium of our TV screens. We recognise
their dedication and the risks to their own health this brings. Can we also remember the dedication of staff
working for Rutland County Council and give them a “thank you” too. Like all employers Rutland Council has
adopted home working where possible but not all staff can work from home nor
follow safe working practices such as social distancing. Staff answering your calls are in the office,
refuse collectors cannot keep a safe distance from each other as they dispose
of our waste and social workers, RCC’s Admiral Nurses and so on still visit
people in their homes and like health service colleagues do not always have
sufficient personal protective equipment.
So, if you see any of these folk going about their work give them a
cheery wave –from a safe distance, of course!
In accordance with new Government guidelines on play areas and equipment we have today had to close the use of the play equipment on the Oval Recreation Ground. Please respect this notice. Thank you NLPC
Following guidance from Central Government actual Parish Council meetings along with committees and working groups are to be suspended for the time being due to CORVID-19.
Central Gov’t is currently working on new legislation to allow future meetings to be held virtually. This means that the NLPC meeting scheduled for 23rd March is cancelled. Further information about the Annual Parish meeting scheduled for April and the Annual Parish Council meeting in May will follow, though at present it is likely both will be postponed to later in the year.
We recently posted an item with regard to the increase in dog mess that was being seen around the village especially in Church Street and also in close proximity to the childrens play area on the Oval. This issue is now a national campaign by ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ and they have just produced the following short video.
The Parish Council is also considering introducing a scheme run by RCC which has proved to be very successful in other parishes across Rutland. If adopted we will be looking for support from residents.
A full boot load of rubbish was collected around the village today by a large group of volunteers from the village.
A large proportion of the rubbish collected was found along Edith Weston Road and Station Road, so the luminous tabards came in very handy to keep everyone safe along the road side.
It took 10 volunteers about 2 hours to scour the village and surrounding roads to complete an entire sweep of the area.
In the future it would be greatly appreciated by all in the village, if every now and again when walking around the village you could remember to take an empty bag with you and be on the look out for litter, it really doesn’t take much effort to keep the village looking clean and tidy.
Also some less than pleasant items were collected 💩 and again, for those of you who have the appropriate bags and are used to picking this up after your own dogs and disposing of it in the red bins around the oval, it would be especially appreciated of you could be on the look out for this as well. Some of you have been already, which is commendable, but we need more of this to help eradicate the dog fouling problem completely!
For those of you who were not able to attend the recent meeting held by Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) in Oakham, they have posted the related video on YouTube. The video includes information on the St Georges Barracks plan, interviews with local people and excerpts from RCC’s meetings on the new Local Plan, which is intended to enable the development.
PROPOSAL: To erect a pent roof concrete garage on a concrete base on the drive parallel with the front of the house. 29 Ancaster Way North Luffenham Rutland LE15 8LH
An application for the above proposal has been received by the Local Planning Authority and you are invited to submit your comments by 20 February 2020. The details of the application are available to view on our website 2020/0097/FUL.
With the dark mornings and evenings there appears to be a rash of dog fouling on the pavements along Church Street. Please be a responsible dog owner and clear up after your pet. If walking your dog in the dark please keep your dog on a lead and carry a torch – always carry bags and ensure that any mess is cleared up immediately.
Perhaps better known as dog roundworm the embryonated eggs of which can be ingested by humans causing disease called toxocariasis. Young children are particularly at risk as it is picked up by ingestion of eggs from infected dog faeces. It is fortunately rare but rare things do happen. Dog mess is not only unpleasant but a potential source of an unpleasant infection.
The vast majority of dog owners conscientiously clean up after their dogs and please continue to be vigilant when walking your dog. If users of The Oval see an infringement please continue to challenge and point out that there are bins provided.