North Luffenham Parish Council and Trust

will next meet on Monday 17 October at 7.30pm in the Community Centre.

Agendas and papers are attached below:-

Community Safety Officer

There have been a number of upsetting incidents of antisocial and criminal behaviour in the village over recent times. The police have been involved and steps have been taken to deal with them.

If any resident has concerns, or has noticed suspicious behaviour, then the Community Centre Officer at Rutland Council can be conctacted: communitysafetyofficer@rutland.gov.uk. Any information supplied is confidential.

Extension to the Neighbourhood Plan Consultation.

The Consultation has been extended to the 14th October 2022; due to the death of the Queen and the period of mourning there were some loss of days and focus on the consultation.

There are already responses that potentially will result in alterations to the Plan, and so do not feel that the plan is a “Done Deal”, the Parish Council values your input, particularly your comments and will assess all input before finalising the plan. It will then be submitted to RCC and the Official Inspector.

The Plan and supporting documents, plus the online form for responses and comments can be found here:

Neighbourhood Plan | North Luffenham

Over £400 raised at MacMillan Coffee Morning

From Deb King: A huge THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to our MacMillan Coffee Morning last Friday. We raised £405! Whether you popped in for a cuppa, baked a cake, or dropped an envelope in – thank you. This amount helps to provide 2 days care from a MacMillan nurse.

Special thanks to helpers, Daphne, Ann and Margaret who did a fantastic job.

If you would like to make a contribution – there’s still time. You can donate online at the following webpage –

https://thyg.uk/BUS007614974

Neighoubourhood Plan Consultation Ending Soon

Just a reminder that the consultation period for the North Luffenham Neighbourhood Plan will end on Tuesday, October 4th, and so you only have a couple of days left to comment.

There are already responses that potentially will result in alterations to the Plan, and so do not feel that the plan is a “Done Deal”, the Parish Council values your input and will assess all input before finalising the plan and submitting it to RCC and the Official Inspector.

The Plan and supporting documents, plus the online form for responses and comments can be found here:

Neighbourhood Plan | North Luffenham

Rutland and Stamford Sound – Local Radio over the Internet

For those of you missing the local information and characters of Rutland Radio after it was absorbed into Greatest Hits Radio, you may not be aware that Rob Persani and the team started an Internet Radio station – Rutland and Stamford Sound.

This is available over the Internet, via their web site, a mobile phone app, and via Alexa and other smart speakers.

You can find more information at their web site : https://www.rutlandandstamfordsound.co.uk/

MacMillan Coffee Morning – Bede House Farm, North Luffenham

Please join our MacMillan Coffee Morning on

Friday 30th September, 10am – 12pm

Bede House Farm, Lyndon Road, North Luffenham

Coffee, Tea, Cakes & Biscuits

All Welcome – Please bring cash donation

If you can’t make it but would still like to contribute to this worthy cause, please contact deb@do-yoga.co.uk

Consultation: Still time to take part.

Many thanks to all those who have taken part in the consultation on the draft Neighbourhood Plan. There is still time to take part; the consultation form and supporting documents are on the website https://northluffenham.com/nlpc/neighbourhood-plan/

The paper copies that were distributed can still be returned in the stamped addressed envelope; if you have mislaid this than please contact timsmith@northluffenham.org.uk and a replacement can be delivered.

Phone Line Update

We have some information provided by a Barrowden resident with an update directly from the OpenReach engineers working on the phone lines:

“I’ve been to see the Openreach engineers working at the end of Morcott Road this morning and thought I would share with you what they told me by way of an update.

There is positive news in that they are starting to make connections but it’s a long and painstaking process. They can’t tell which phone numbers are in various core cables but are working through making them all live, consequently phone numbers will start to come on stream from now but completion of the work will take a number of days.

Although they couldn’t give me an end date for the work, they did confirm the job is still considered urgent and they will continue to work on it over the weekend.

It feels as if we are making progress.”