The Fox – Reopening information!

Spring is certainly here, lambs can be seen bouncing around the fields and daffodils in their full glory.

We are delighted to advise that in line with the relaxation of
restrictions The Fox will be re-opening on Monday 12th April.

Over the past few weeks we have been busy preparing for this, cleaning, painting, planting and preparing our outside space. Initially we will only be able to operate outside on our patio area and have made provision for not only covered area’s to protect from the elements but also additional new seating for drinking and dining.  

Our patio will be open as follows :  
Monday  5.30pm – 9pm (Drinks only)
 Tuesday 5.30pm – 9pm (Drinks only) Wednesday 5.30pm – 9.30pm (Food 5.30-9pm)
Thursday 5.30pm – 9.30pm (Food 5.30pm – 9pm)  Friday 4pm – 10pm (Food 4pm – 9pm)
 Saturday 12 noon – 10pm (Food 12 noon – 9pm)
 Sunday 12 noon – 9pm (Food 12 – 4pm)

During this interim period in anticipation of being permitted to open inside in May, we will be offering a menu that has been tailored to enjoy on our patio or alternatively to take home. We look forward to returning to our normal seasonally changing menu
with daily specials as soon as possible.

Our patio menu can be viewed on our menu page of our website ;

For takeout orders please telephone 01780 720991 to place your order during
opening hours and to arrange a collection time. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Fox 

The Future Rutland Conversation

“The Future Rutland Conversation launches today. It’s your opportunity to get your views heard on all things Rutland. Topics to be covered include environment/ climate change/ health and wellbeing/ leisure/ living in Rutland/ public services/ learning, skills and employment.  Find out more and sign up for virtual live conversations or take part in surveys at  Please register and then you can join a conversation here:” on the village

Palm Sunday and Easter

Do join us for services in church this Sunday and on Easter Day at 9.30am.

All are welcome at both services + when the church is open on Wednesday and Sunday.

Also come and see the figures decorated at school and around the village have been transformed to tell the story of Palm Sunday and Easter.

(Please remember that to comply with the law, masks must be worn in church and households cannot mix indoors)

Planning Application 2021/0233/DIS – Land on Glebe Road

Planning application for variation on materials and tree removal for the 3 dwellings on Glebe Road has been received.

Details can be found via the link below

RCC HIF Vote – Which way did each Councillor vote?

Rutland County Council have released the details on how each Councillor voted in Mondays HIF vote – see the link below for details

Which way did my councillor vote during Rutland County Council’s meeting on the Housing Infrastructure Fund for St George’s Barracks in North Luffenham? (

Emergency Road Closure-Glebe Road, North Luffenham with immediate effect

Rutland County Council District Council (‘the Council’) in exercise of its powers contained in s14(2) Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 has issued this notice in relation to Severn Trent water works because of the likelihood of danger to the public.
The effect of the notice is that Glebe Road shall be closed with immediate effect today to 25/03/2021.
The maximum duration of this notice shall be 21 days from the date below.
During the implementation of this notice the diversion route shall be Glebe Road, Pilton
Road, Moor Lane, Digby Drive, Chapel Lane, Church Street, Pinfold Lane and Lyndon Road

A map of the diversion route is available to view at

Mark Andrews 23rd March 2021
Interim Chief Executive
Rutland County Council
LE15 6HP

NLPC and Trust Meetings (virtual) 29th March 2021 @7.30pm

Please find attached the papers for the above meetings:

Here is the link to the meetings:

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Bored with the televison? There is something more interesting to watch: how does HIF affect you personally?

HIF: you need to know about Housing Infrastructure Fund – because if voted through at the special Rutland Council Meeting 22nd March at 7pm the St. George’s Barracks development of 2,215 houses is much more likley to go ahead and it has significant fianancial risks to the county. If defeated the devlopment as planned cannot proceed.

A North Luffenham parish councillor and resident will ask searching questions concerning the risks if the HIF is approved. You can support them by attending the meeting on Zoom: As a member of the public you cannot speak but the councillors will be aware of the presence of the public and this will impress on them at what is a stake.

Please click on this link to have an understanding of the issues:


The effect of the order will be that during the dates and times specified below all vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding along the length of road known as Oakham Road from the junction with Lyndon Road to Uppingham Road
The closure is to enable Network Rail to undertake bridge demolition and rebuilding works.
The duration of the Closure shall be for a maximum period of six months from 12th April 2021 or until the works are completed.
It is anticipated the works will take 85 days. The closure shall come into force when the appropriate signs and diversion route are erected on site.
The duration of the Closure shall be as follows: from 12th April 2021 to 5th July 2021
The alternative route during the closure will be via the route shown on the attached plan

Changes to Centrebus Services 12 and 47

After the government announcement on 22nd February and the roadmap to ease out of lockdown we have been working with our bus operators on re-building our local bus services.  Several changes will come into effect from 8th March 2021 including the reinstatement of the Centrebus Service 47/R47 to aid travel to access education.  This timetable will be made available at relevant bus stops as soon as possible but can also be found on the Centrebus website

The timetable for Centrebus service 12 will also be amended from 8th March to include stops at Uppingham Community and Stamford College once again.  A copy of this timetable is attached for your information and is being put out at relevant bus stops during the course of today.

Social distancing measures should still be adhered to and the wearing of face masks is still mandatory unless exempt.  Hopefully if everyone is careful we will be able to build back up to full services everywhere in due course. 

Remember these at St. George’s Barracks

They have gone.

At a Rutland County Council Planning Meeting on the 15th December representations objecting to the retrospective planning application for the lorries to remain were made by residents and parish councillors from North Luffenham and Edith Weston along with our ward councillors. The application was rejected unaminously with the result that the site could no longer be used as a lorry park resulting in less heavy lorries on the surrounding roads.

It is heartening that the hard work that went into our valid objections to this application were heeded.

Minutes of the NLPC and Trust Meetings held on Monday 22nd February 2021

Please find attached the minutes of the above meetings.

Please also note that the date of the next meetings have changed from Monday 22nd March to Monday 29th March 2021. This is to allow Cllrs to attend an RCC meeting in connection with the development of St Georges Barracks that has been scheduled for the 22nd March