Rabbit for Sale – Sold

Wilbur is an 11 month old, white & grey male rabbit in need of a loving home. He’s very friendly, fully toilet trained and doesn’t bite (only licks to show he loves you!)
Comes with large indoor cage (in perfect condition) water bottle, and hay and food.

Please message me on 07900408943 for pictures and further details.

This Post will expire at 5:09pm on Thursday August 20th, 2020.

Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) 2019-20

Please find attached the AGAR for North Luffenham PC which has been agreed and signed by the Internal Auditor appointed by the Leicectershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils

Also attached is a schedule showing all expenditure of £100.

The financial records of NLPC will be available for inspection from Monday 22nd June for six weeks. Please contact the clerk on 01780 408288 or email; nlparishclerk@outlook.com

Rutland County Council Meeting re Local Plan Consultation

There will be a virtual meeting of ‘The Growth and Infrastructure and Resources Committee’ via Zoom on Thursday 11th June at 7 pm. The main item of interest is Agenda Item 8. Under discussion is the ‘Statement of Community Involvement’ and it is proposed to alter this so that it is mainly online. The obvious result is that people without access to, or are not familar with using IT, will not be fully informed or engaged.

A parish councillor of NLPC has submitted a deputation questioning how, in view of the proposed changes, residents can engage with consultations concerning the Local Plan, which has profound implications for the county and, in particular, North Luffenham.

Please follow this link to access the agenda, which has the proposals for the consultations on the Local Plan, and our parish councillor’s deputation: https://rutlandcounty.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=346&MId=2247

To access the Zoom meeting: https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fzoom.us%2Fj%2F93336834775&data=02%7C01%7CG%40rutland.gov.uk%7C7a085af86dc84d2a438308d807f18095%7C60a080bbbc0f4d9399c183748e10674d%7C1%7C0%7C637268081103349954&sdata=KP9EQzorSOLivxVc5wPNZKxxNhY2%2FLE8AfuFxSb9EIc%3D&reserved=0

Domestic Helper/Carer Wanted

We are looking please for a domestic helper/carer- type assistant for our elderly parents in Tixover Grange starting mid July 2020 for weekends only  – Saturday and Sunday. This would involve a visit of 2 hours for cooking a meal and a little cleaning.  
Please emailfay_lls@yahoo.com  for more info if you are interested.  Thank you.

Photos you need to see.

First we had these.
And now in addition.

A company that leases land from the Defence Infrastructure Organisation began parking articulated lorries at St Georges Barracks without the required planning permsission. A retrospective planning application was submitted to RCC and objected to on a number of grounds by North Luffenham Parish Council: https://publicaccess.rutland.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PUBXRWNNL3I00

A multiple number of residents have objected to this application due to the increase of large vehicles causing noise, vibration and pollution. The retrospective planning application has not been decided on and yet, at the last count, 95 coaches, in addition to the lorries, were being parked on the site. At no stage has there been consultation with local communities.

You may wish to comment on the application by clicking on the above link.

Notice of Temporary Road Closure – 15th July to 24th July

Please see the attached notice from RCC with regard to the night time closure of Station Road railway crossing to allow improvements to the track by Network Rail.

The night time closures will start from 9.00pm on the 15th July through to 7.00am on 24th July 2020.

Prescription Collections – Empingham Surgery

We are continuing to collect and deliver prescriptions from Empingham surgery to residents who require this. Once you have ordered your items please let us know when they are expected to be available, and any specific instructions such as collecting items from the fridge.  We will then schedule for the closest Wednesday or Friday pickup.  If you typically check the box on the back of the prescription to receive the same next time, please let us know that so we can indicate as such when we collect your prescription.

If you have a prescription from a GP after a consultation let us know so we can arrange collection of that too

Note that we have a collection time at the surgery between 4 and 5pm so depending on volume you may not receive your prescription delivery until close to 6pm.

Telephone 07825 697 841 or email nlgns2020@gmail.com

Please note that we are also still collecting from Uppingham surgery but the volume being collected is much lower and therefore we don’t have scheduled days although everything else remains the same.

Covid-19 RCC Newsletter 11


Dear resident,

It has been a little while since I last wrote and we have seen some relaxation of the lockdown rules. We can now meet family and friends in our gardens; albeit with limited numbers and social distancing remaining. Many have returned to work and some returned to school. Year 6 children were particularly keen to return, judging by the statistics, no doubt because it is their last year at primary and many will be separated from friends as they move on to different secondary schools in September.

The opening of the civic amenities site has been a success and I would like to say thank you to the residents of North and South Luffenham for their forbearance in putting up with the additional traffic travelling to the site. Remember, though, if you have bulky waste to dispose of you can have that collected by RCC https://www.rutland.gov.uk/my-council/council-news/bulky-waste-collections-resume/, some waste can go in the normal bins and some you can store till everything returns to normal.

If you run a B and B, a charity, a non-rated business or are a market trader you may be entitled to the Local Authority Discretionary Grant provided by central government. Total funds are limited and there is a system of prioritisation so read all the guidance before you apply, both that provided by government and that provided by RCC. Details can be found here under “Local Authority Discretionary Grant”. https://www.rutland.gov.uk/my-services/health-and-family/health-and-nhs/health-and-support-services/coronavirus/business-advice-and-guidance/#an-LADGFupdat

Finally, Rutland Water partially re-opened this week and whilst they do not anticipate any problems whatsoever I have had people asking me about the potential for visitors to park on verges and cause a nuisance. As many RCC officers have been redeployed to covid related duties the Council will not have the staff to monitor the situation so if you encounter any real problem please feel free to get in touch with me.

Stay safe. Stay happy.

Gale Waller

County Councillor, Normanton Ward gwaller@rutland.gov.uk

Rutland Community Wellbeing Service – Events for Volunteers and Community Groups

The Rutland Community Wellbeing Service has scheduled a series of webinars, and a virtual Volunteer Party to inform and support volunteers and Community Groups across Rutland.  Please click on the link below for information.

Safety Issues

The reopening of the Household Waste and Recycling Centre on Tuesday 19th May will possibly result in a considerable increase in traffic. The way the route to and from the site has been organised means that there will be more two way traffic through North Luffenham, Glebe Rd. to the Pilton Cross Rd.. The return route from Morcott is through South Luffenham, North Luffenham Rd., The Settings and Glebe Rd..

These lanes are popular with walkers, often in family groups, and cyclists so please take extra care or try other lanes to walk and cycle.

North Luffenham Parish Council suggested an alternative route that would have substantially reduced this two way traffic but this was not accepted.

North Luffenham Household Waste and Recycling Centre

North Luffenham Household Waste and Recycling Centre will reopen for essential waste from Tuesday 19 May 2020. The site will be open six days a week (Tuesday to Sunday), from 10am to 4pm. Waste should only be brought to the site if it cannot be stored safely at home or disposed of in other legitimate ways.

Wherever possible, we are asking people to continue using weekly kerbside waste and recycling collections, our Bulky Waste Collection Service or hold on to bulk waste for a few more weeks.

 A number of special measures will be in place to maintain social distancing and run the site safely. These include:

  • A temporary road closure and one-way system between Pilton crossroads and the village of Morcott. No access to North Luffenham HWRC from the direction of Morcott. Access will be maintained for residents
  •  A maximum of four vehicles unloading on-site at a time, with no more than two persons per vehicle
  • Visitors must observe social distancing and stay two metres away from each other and site staff at all times
  • The site will close for 15 minutes at 12.00pm, 2.00pm and 4.00pm each day so that it can be cleaned
  • No trailers will be accepted on-site because of the need to move vehicles in and out as quickly as possible
  • Visitors are asked to pre-sort their waste and separate out materials like metal, wood and plastics before traveling to the site
  • Staff at the site will provide instructions but cannot help to unload or put waste items into containers
  • Please see the attached frequently asked questions

NLPC Annual Parish Council Meeting and Trust meeting (both Virtual) Monday 18th May at 7pm

Please see below the Agenda and supporting papers for the above meetings. Details of the link to the virtual meetings will be posted next Monday

The link to the meeting is here:

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